Weddings

The Tea Room

Des Moines, IA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   6 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

The Tea Room is a romantic wedding venue located in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. This historic property provides couples with an idyllic setting to host an unforgettable event. The dedicated team of event staff works diligently to bring their guests’ visions to life. Sophistication, elegance, and charm await you and your loved ones as you celebrate your joyous day together.

Facilities and Capacity

The Tea Room welcomes celebrations both intimate and grand of up to 300 attendees. A number of stunning indoor event spaces are available for your ceremony and reception. Your ceremony can take place in the Jubilee Room, a versatile setting flooded with natural light that can be customized to suit your needs and requirements. For a sophisticated cocktail hour, the lobby and Garden Room provides guests with a welcoming ambiance and the space to enjoy refreshments with loved ones. For an unforgettable reception, the main ballroom is a large, open plan area featuring regal gilded columns, decorative molding, and modern chandeliers. The stage provides the wedding party with an elevated area for speeches, entertainment, and photographs. With ample space for both a sit-down formal meal and an impressive dance floor, this banquet hall is an ideal venue for an evening of celebration. The Rose Room is a private suite where you and your wedding party can prepare for the day ahead in luxury. This room can also be used to accommodate any other VIPs that may attend, such as entertainers or your band.

Services Offered

The team at The Tea Room provides guests with a wide range of services to ensure that their day runs smoothly. They will happily work alongside your chosen vendors to bring your dream celebration to life. Setup and cleanup services are provided, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day. An on-site event manager will be on hand throughout the duration of your event to oversee your celebration, providing assistance where needed. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

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?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Lisa G. Married on 05/23/2021
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    Amazing memories made!

    Our experience with the Tea Room for our son’s wedding was beyond outstanding! Every detail was carried out beautifully by an incredibly caring team of professionals. And the venue is gorgeous!

    The Tea Room's reply:

    Thank you, Lisa! That was a beautiful and memorable wedding! Thanks for choosing The Tea Room for the event!
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    Lisa M. Married on 05/23/2021
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    Extraordinary Experience

    We had the most extraordinary experience at The Tea Room for our daughter’s wedding and reception. First of all, The Tea Room is extremely elegant and beautiful. And the staff is so wonderful. Elizabeth and Sarah were incredibly organized, insightful, helpful and gracious. They responded immediately to all of our questions and helped us plan a great wedding with their expert advice. The wedding was absolutely perfect and flowed so smoothly. The care to detail and was amazing. It was a joy to work with The Tea Room and we are so thankful and grateful. Truly, it was an extraordinary experience.

    The Tea Room's reply:

    Thank you, Lisa! You and your family were a joy to work with! Thank you for choosing The Tea Room for this wonderful event!
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    Katie W. Married on 11/23/2019
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    Amazing Venue!

    The Tea Room is the perfect place to host your formal event! We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception at this location, and were blown away with how everything turned out! When we booked it there were a few hiccups with prior management, and then when the new management took over about midway through our engagement they were hands-down amazing. Their communication is excellent, they meet with you multiple times before the event to get your vision right, and the day was executed beautifully! We hosted a formal wedding, with a room flip from ceremony to reception and they flipped the room effortlessly! (There were obviously many moving parts!) The venue is definitely an investment, but what you get out of it is amazing. You are also able to bring in your own caterer for your event, so that gives you the flexibility to use whoever you want for food. You do use their staff for alcohol, and they offer many options for the bar. My husband and I (and our families) were extremely happy with how everything turned out and would highly recommend working with the Tea Room team.

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713 Walnut Street Suite 600, Suite 600 Des Moines, IA, 50309
515-368-9744
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The Tea Room frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Tea Room?

The Tea Room includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Tea Room, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Tea Room includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Tea Room in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Tea Room for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Tea Room for wedding events?

The Tea Room offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Tea Room offer?

The Tea Room offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Tea Room offer for wedding events?

The Tea Room offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Tea Room have available for wedding events?

The Tea Room offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Tea Room and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Tea Room is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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