The Temple for Performing Arts

1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 10 to 500
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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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12 Reviews for The Temple for Performing Arts

Recommended by 99% 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 4.8
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    Ashley · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Sarah and everyone at the Temple were absolutely amazing to work with and helped make the day exactly what I was wanting. I was so appreciative of how willing they were to accommodate our requests, adjust last minute details and helped consult throughout the entire planning process. I have heard from so many quests how delicious the food was and how much they enjoyed the venue. Food was one of the most important things to my husband and I, and the catering at the Temple was amazing! Everything was prepared beautifully and tasted great, from our cocktail hour o'dourves, to the entrees and our late night pretzel bar. Another amazing thing about the catering at the Temple is they were able to accommodate all of our guests dietary restrictions, which I loved so that every single one of our guests were able to enjoy the food. Thank you so much for going above and beyond to make my day stress free, and one I can look back on with no regrets!

    Sent on 10/09/2018
  • 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.

    Sent on 05/03/2015

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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?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000.00
  • 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
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    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?
    $ 4.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • 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
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    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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  • 1011 Locust St Des Moines, 50309 See on map
    515-329-3151 (Phone number)
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