Weddings

The World Food Prize

Des Moines, IA View map

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Thank you for considering the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates for your upcoming wedding.

One of Iowa's most spectacular venues, the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates offers a magnificent setting for any occasion. This historic building in the heart of Des Moines radiates a rich history with every modern amenity necessary for your event.

The Hall has a variety of options for your wedding. Whether you want a ceremony, reception, or both, the Hall of Laureates is the venue that offers it all. You can choose to get married in the magnificent Rotunda, one of the ballrooms or even outside. Whatever your vision is, we can create it.

We book only one event at a time in the Hall of Laureates so that you and your guests can enjoy the building exclusively during your gathering. Our staff and security personnel will also be present behind the scenes to ensure a seamless event.

Our staff is here to help you plan and execute what will be one of the most exciting and memorable events of your life. We would be happy to arrange a tour of the Hall. Please contact us to arrange your visit, or to inquire with questions.

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?

$6,750.00

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

$6,750.00

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

Yes

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

$6,750.00

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

$6,750.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

500

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

0

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 90% of couples
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    This venue was perfect for our wedding. It is very ornate and we received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our guests.
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    Bethany Married on 04/29/2016
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    We loved having our ceremony and reception at the WFP. SOOOOO beautiful! People still go on and on about how cool the venue was. Made for some beautiful photos for years to come :) Facility was fairly expensive ($6750 + refundable $3375 damage deposit + $200 event insurance) - but for us, the venue was a big line in our budget as it really sets the mood for the party. They provide tables, chairs and a sound system in house. Nicole, the coordinator, was great to work with! Very kind and reasonably fast responses (~3days or faster).

    Areas that were a little tricky:
    1. Parking, but we didn't have a huge guest list so perhaps this would be worse for those with >200ppl coming (ours was 160ppl)
    2. No red or blush wines allowed except for at a served meal in 1 room because of the possibility of staining. This makes no sense to me since we were allowed to have dark colas and liquors, red food sauces, etc. that were equally as likely to be spilled and stain.
    3. House caterers - there are only 3 companies allowed to cater at the WFP and we chose the "most popular" one Windsor Heights HyVee.....they were HORRIBLE!!! I have a review for them on WeddingWire if you would like details, but we didn't hear good things about the other two caterers either (Embassy Club or Downtown Marriott) so I'm not sure which is the best to book. I understand having set companies who know where to go, what to do, etc. but for such a classy/pricy building it would be nice to equally have a top-notch caterer who wouldn't embarrass you on your wedding day.

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100 Locust Street Des Moines, 50309
5152453735
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The World Food Prize frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The World Food Prize?

The World Food Prize includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The World Food Prize in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The World Food Prize for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The World Food Prize for wedding events?

The World Food Prize offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The World Food Prize offer?

The World Food Prize offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does The World Food Prize offer for wedding events?

The World Food Prize offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms

What percentage of users recommend The World Food Prize and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The World Food Prize is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value, 4.5 in average response time and 3 in flexibility.

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