The Temple for Performing Arts

1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Temple for Performing Arts

The Temple for Performing Arts is a wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. The venue has been part of the wedding industry since 2002, the year the renovation of this historic building was completed. The Temple for Performing Arts is listed on the National Historical Registry, making it an evocative location for couples who want a classicly themed wedding. The venue specializes in weddings and special events.

Facilities and Capacity
The Temple for Performing Arts has a bride's suite and a groom's room with full-length mirrors and bright lighting. It also has a 1,200-square-foot recital hall that features large stained glass windows, a trompe l'oeil stone painting, and a beautiful hardwood floor. The Grand Hall is the main highlight of the facility and is architecturally considered the jewel of The Temple for Performing Arts. It is a 4,000-square-foot event space that features beautifully restored stained glass skylights, lavish two-story columns, ornate original light fixtures, and a sculpted ceiling. All in all, the venue can accommodate a maximum of 500 guests.

Services Offered
The venue offers state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, catering, and entertainment that can be crafted to fit each couple's specific preferences. The Temple for Performing Arts also offers:

  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Liability insurance
  • Set up
  • Clean up
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11 Reviews for The Temple for Performing Arts

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.7
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  • User4948525 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    We had a wonderful experience with The Temple for Performing Arts! The staff is extremely professional and the venue is absolutely gorgeous. Although a bit pricey, this venue does EVERYTHING for you, except for music and decor (flowers, centerpieces, name cards, etc.). They are extremely organized, and it was very nice not having to find different vendors for food, drink, tableware, or other equipment.

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    Anna and Bill · Married on 10/17/2015

    5.0
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    The temple is a beautiful location. We had both our ceremony and our reception there. When you use the temple, your food is through Catering DSM. They were amazing, and the venue's events director Mallory was just great to work with. It was a magical night and most of that is from it's location and who helped run everything smoothly. The Temple does not need much for decoration - I hope future brides visit it and see just how classic and grand it is.

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The Temple for Performing Arts FAQ

  • 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? $ 5,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • 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, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, 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? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

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    515-329-3151 (Phone number)

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