Weddings

The District Venue

Ankeny, IA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   9 reviews
$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

A modern, yet elegant and industrial banquet hall in Des Moines, Iowa, The District Venue is the perfect indoor setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. With a space that includes countless services to fit any budget and style, The District Venue is beautifully structured to host any wedding event, such as a bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception.

Facilities and Capacity
With 5,000 square feet of open space, The District Venue can accommodate up to 350 guests with convenient parking, as well as elevator and wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Conveniently, the two-story, all-inclusive banquet hall is located in the Greater Des Moines Metro area, in the heart of Ankeny’s Prairie Trail District. Nearby, there are also a variety of hotel options.

Services Offered
Couples hosting their event at The District Venue can find numerous services to assist with their planning. Complete with full liability insurance, The District Venue offers setup and cleanup, as well as all-inclusive wedding packages that provide you and your guests with full-service amenities regardless of your vision and budget. The event coordinator has the experience to guide you with event planning, and you will also have a 16-hour time block for access to the space on the day of your wedding. Couples will also have access to lighting and sound equipment to set the mood for their wedding. Use of the venue includes in-house, full-service bar and catering, as well as wireless Internet, security and insurance, and an open vendor policy.

Included in your room rental are:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens and napkins
  • Tables and chairs

Couples may also choose to rent additional decor items to enhance their day.

Cuisine
In-house, full-service catering options include a choice of buffet, family style, or plated meals, complete with the appropriate number of servers and waitstaff. A complimentary menu tasting is included with all reservations!

Bar Services
The District Venue has a liquor license and insurance and offers a full-service bar that includes bartenders and a choice of cash bar, limited bar, or open bar. Couples will have the option to select from a wide range of alcohol options, such as:

  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,750

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
Rated
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Marissa U. Married on 05/15/2021
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    Beautiful Venue!

    The District Venue was the perfect place for my wedding! Erika was very helpful through the whole process and I truly wouldn't change a thing! I would 10/10 recommend this venue to anyone.
  • Brittany
    Brittany M. Married on 04/24/2021
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    Breathe Taking Venue

    The District Venue was everything we dreamed of and made our wedding day perfect! The staff was great to work with, professional, and very accommodating. Besides the beautiful venue that truly doesn't need any added decorating done the food is absolutely the best food we have ever had; especially at a wedding. We are still hearing guests rave about how delicious the food was! I would and will be recommending The District Venue to all of our family and friends for future events.
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    Logan B. Married on 08/01/2020
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    Loved every thing about it

    The district venue is an amazing venue with an amazing staff. The venue is located in a great area with many photo opportunities. The staff was great with explaining anything we were confused on and doing everything they could to make our day wonderful.

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

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