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Des Moines Wedding Venues

From romantic vineyards to stylish industrial spaces, Des Moines wedding venues are among some of the best and most unique places to get married in Iowa. You’ll find plenty of traditional venues in this midwestern city, but Des Moines wedding venues are also great for couples looking to bring a trendy, modern vibe to their big day.

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Spotlight Holiday Inn Express & Dakota Dunes Event Center
Holiday Inn Express & Dakota Dunes Event Center
2 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Des Moines, IA

At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dakota Dunes – Event Center we know wedding planning usually begins long before an engagement. We want to make every vision you’ve had for your wedding a reality, and we will do everything we can to make your experience enjoyable. It’s our goal to make sure your... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 50 to 450
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Spotlight The Chateau
The Chateau
27 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Cambridge, IA

Enjoy the stunningly beautiful backdrop of the White Oak Vineyard when you celebrate your wedding day at The Chateau in Cambridge, Iowa. This venue is nestled among the quiet and relaxing vines, providing an ideal spot for an elegant and private ceremony and reception. Whether indoor or outdoor, The... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Spotlight Bash
10 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Des Moines, IA

The Bash Events and Catering is a historic wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Originally The Chamberlain Building, it is a full-service wedding venue, specializing in weddings, corporate events, and more. Located near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Downtown Des Moines, it is a perfect venue for... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Spotlight Harpor's Vineyard
Harpor's Vineyard
21 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · New Virginia, IA

Harpor's Vineyard is a historic wedding venue located in the scenic surroundings of New Virginia, Iowa. Located on a secluded estate, this property offers an abundance of natural beauty and charming event areas to host the day of your dreams. Their extensive wedding amenities and impeccable service... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Saylorville Event Center
Saylorville Event Center
Banquet Halls · Des Moines, IA

We are a privately owned, bright and open event space located on the North side of Des Moines, IA that can accomodate groups of up to 150 people. Rent our venue for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties, Bridal Showers, and especially Weddings and Receptions! Tables and chairs, use of our two arbors,... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 40 to 150
Featured Des Moines Heritage Center
Des Moines Heritage Center
Banquet Halls · Des Moines, IA

About Des Moines Heritage Center Welcome to the Des Moines Heritage Center, an event venue located in the heart of the Historic East Village that features all the modern comforts you could ever imagine without sacrificing an ounce of the ambiance that’s been seasoned over more than a century.... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Whippoorwill Acres
Whippoorwill Acres
36 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Lancaster, MO

Whippoorwill Acres is a rustic chic wedding venue located in the Northeast Missouri and Southern Iowa area. This spacious farm venue features a plethora of wide open fields and land, in addition to an all-wood timber-frame barn. Couples will find this venue very close to the Missouri and Iowa... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

For 100 Guests $3k - $3k
Guests 2 to 500
Featured Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Des Moines
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center - Des Moines
22 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Johnston, IA

About Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference A beautiful hotel and conference center wedding venue located in Johnston, Iowa, Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center exceeds expectations and helps make your special day unforgettable. The team at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center work with you to... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 10 to 300
Featured The Ramsey Farm Pavilion & Inn
The Ramsey Farm Pavilion & Inn
7 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Mount Ayr, IA

An event center in Mount Ayr, Iowa, The Ramsey Farm Pavilion provides a ranch-style venue for wedding events of all sizes. A historic working farm and village, the 180-acre property houses an event barn, a house overlooking the lake for smaller events, and the Lesanville Inn Bed & Breakfast with... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 1 to 250
Featured Surety Hotel
Surety Hotel
Banquet Halls · Des Moines, IA

Opening in 2020, Surety Hotel is an upscale wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Building upon a historic legacy, this boutique hotel offers a chic blend of past and present in a luxurious package. It is a magnificent choice for those seeking to celebrate in style and comfort. Its dedicated staff... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 50 to 200
Featured Tamory Hall
Tamory Hall
Historic Weddings · Pella, IA

Located in the center of the city of Pella, Iowa, Tamory Hall is a historic venue ideal for wedding events. This venue combines traditional elegance with innovative ideas to create a luxurious space for couples to celebrate their special day. This central property allows guests to access the... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Deer Ridge at Lexington
Deer Ridge at Lexington
2 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Planning a Pinterest inspired wedding? If you are in search of a picturesque indoor/outdoor venue to create an unforgettable event, Deer Ridge at Lexington is the venue you never thought you would find! We can match any type of theme or experience, and our venue's versatility makes it ideal for... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale
Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale
30 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Johnston, IA

A classic indoor ballroom located in Urbandale, Iowa, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel has an experienced team that is ready to help you plan your big day stress-free. The Hilton Garden Inn can create event spaces for various parties and function sizes. The hotel specializes in wedding receptions and... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 50 to 300
Featured Renaissance Savery Hotel
Renaissance Savery Hotel
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Renaissance Savery Hotel is a premier wedding venue and luxury hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. This historical hotel was built in 1919 to honor the beloved residents of Des Moines, Annie and James Savery. Ever since it opened, the Renaissance Savery has served thousands of guests and continues to provide... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 20 to 350
Featured Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Sioux City
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Sioux City
2 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Sioux City, IA

At The Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Sioux City, Iowa, couples planning their nuptials can rent this space as a luxurious wedding venue. Set streets away from the Missouri River, this city venue allows couples an elegant retreat for their wedding, while still remaining steps away from... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Forte Banquet & Conference Center
Forte Banquet & Conference Center
20 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Des Moines, IA

A classic and elegant private ballroom and banquet hall in Des Moines, Iowa, the Forte Banquet and Conference Center has an indoor space perfect for any event. Whether you are looking for a venue for your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception, the Forte Banquet... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
11 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is a hotel wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. Abundant with style and sophistication, the hotel provides flexible spaces for various wedding-related events. The venue displays spectacular views of the river, city, and the downtown... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

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Featured The Shores at Five Island
The Shores at Five Island
5 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Emmetsburg, IA

The Shores at Five Island is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. With a variety of event spaces of different sizes and styles, this event center provides couples with a flexible and spacious setting that is perfect for creating your dream wedding. With beautiful lakeside views... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines
Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines
1 review
· Hotel Weddings · West Des Moines, IA

Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines is a friendly and welcoming hotel hosting weddings in Iowa. The property’s event space, the Jordan Creek Crossing Event Center, is a thoroughly modern facility and an ideal setting for a wedding of any size. It is conveniently located on the outskirts of Des Moines... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Honey Creek Resort
Honey Creek Resort
36 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Moravia, IA

Honey Creek Resort is a wedding venue located in Moravia, Iowa. Away from the stress of the city, this resort provides a relaxed atmosphere, featuring a natural environment and stunning panoramas of Rathbun Lake. This venue is situated just under 10 miles from both Honey State Creek Park and... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Hotel Grinnell
Hotel Grinnell
Hotel Weddings · Grinnell, IA

Located in the heart of Grinnell, Iowa, Hotel Grinnell is a modern urban wedding venue. Originally a public school, the building was reimagined by Steve Holtze and Angela Harrington who converted it into a combination of separate event spaces and guest suites in 2016. With contemporary design... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 5 to 300
Featured Loya's Little House B&B
Loya's Little House B&B
4 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Ames, IA

Loya's Little House B&B is located just north of Ames, Iowa, on a 160 acre farm. The "little" house sits on a 12 acre portion of beautifully landscaped lawns. Imagine welcoming up to 16 wedding guests to lodge in the house. Imagine hosting up to 100 guests to a wedding event on the four large yards,... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 15 to 125
Featured Baqara
31 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Runnells, IA

Baqara is a mansion wedding venue located in Runnells, Iowa. This picturesque location offers a selection of event spaces, facilities, and services for couples to avail of to create their dream celebration. Complete with a dedicated team of experienced staff members, it is the perfect place for... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Hyperion Field Club
Hyperion Field Club
4 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Johnston, IA

Hyperion Field Club is a beautiful wedding venue located in Johnston, Iowa. Originally opened in 1910 and renovated in 1972, this elegant and traditional building offers picturesque views for couples and their guests to marvel at. Clients can work with the venue's event director, Meghan Spomer, and... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Hotel Weddings · Des Moines, IA

A landmark Des Moines hotel Welcome to Hilton Des Moines Downtown, a bright and modern hotel in step with the tech-centric area. Part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, the hotel is connected to the Iowa Events Center – perfect for convention attendees – and offers quick access to offices, local... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 10 to 600
Featured Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
12 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Host an intimate reception or a grand wedding in our array of elegant event venues. Our certified wedding planners offer a refreshingly personal approach to big day that honors your wishes and family traditions. Let us transform every facet of your ceremony and reception from simple to fabulous with... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 10 to 900
Featured The District Venue
The District Venue
4 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Ankeny, IA

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... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Happy Apple Celebrations
Happy Apple Celebrations
13 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Norwalk, IA

Happy Apple Celebrations is a country barn wedding venue in Norwalk, Iowa. This venue and staff ensure every couple can enjoy a stress-free weekend that is every bit as romantic and fun as they’ve always dreamed. The Happy Apple orchard started in the 1970s with just two dozen apple trees. After... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Sherwood Forest Event Center
Sherwood Forest Event Center
4 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Windsor Heights, IA

Sherwood Forest Event Center is the perfect wedding venue to celebrate your special day. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to work with you throughout the entire planning process to achieve your dream wedding reception. From conception to completion, we will execute your wedding day to perfection.... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Glen Oaks Country Club
Glen Oaks Country Club
18 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · West Des Moines, IA

Celebrate your wedding in style at the Glen Oaks Country Club, a stunning timeless venue in West Des Moines, Iowa. This architectural gem offers a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to help you create a wedding that’s as beautiful and unique as you are. From the planning stages all the... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Three Sisters Barn
Three Sisters Barn
6 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Dallas Center, IA

Three Sisters Barn is a family-owned event venue in Dallas Center, Iowa. Set in the fields of central Iowa, this barn comes as a blank canvas that couples may decorate and dress up as they see fit. May through October would be an especially popular time here, whereas January to April and November... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured Rollins Mansion
Rollins Mansion
31 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Rollins Mansion is an historic wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa, located close to Des Moines International Airport and downtown. Built in 1925-27 by Ralph Rollins, the mansion was designed by local architects Byron Boyd and Herbert Moore. Rollins Mansion is ideal for hosting weddings, receptions,... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

For 100 Guests $4k - $5k
Featured Jasper Winery
Jasper Winery
7 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Jasper Winery is an estate-style winery nestled in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa, and conveniently located just minutes from the Des Moines International Airport and downtown. The winery specializes in producing high-quality wines using locally grown grapes, and their modern venue is well-suited for... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured The Tea Room
The Tea Room
3 reviews
· Historic Weddings · Des Moines, IA

The Team Room is Iowa’s most historic and iconic venue. Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, the restored elegance of The Tea Room is captivating and the perfect venue for your special occasion. Reserve your date to create memories that will last a lifetime. (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Guests 1 to 385
Featured Country Lane Lodge
Country Lane Lodge
Banquet Halls · Adel, IA

Country Lane Lodge is located on 40 secluded acres near the Des Moines metro. Come marvel at our Amish-built lodge which offers casual yet elegant open space. The Lodge has many amenities such as a indoor/outdoor wedding locations, brides room/grooms loft, full service bar, catering kitchen, heated... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured White Oaks Barn
White Oaks Barn
11 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Kirksville, MO

White Oaks Barn is a wedding and event venue located in Kirksville, Missouri, that serves couples in northern Missouri, Des Moines, Ottumwa, and Centerville, Iowa areas. This family-owned and operated venue provides couples with a picturesque rural setting in which to exchange vows and enjoy the... (Wedding Venues Des Moines)

Featured The District Association
The District Association
Park & Outdoor Weddings · Ankeny, IA

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Des Moines Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for Des Moines, IA and Beyond

Looking to celebrate love in the capital city of Iowa? Des Moines, is known for its friendly locals, spirited football games and abundance of natural beauty. Explore it all with your new husband or wife, and your loved ones by your side, as you tie the knot at one of many gorgeous Des Moines wedding venues.

Wedding Venues in Des Moines

There are tons of wedding venues to choose from in the Hawkeye State. Incorporate the stunning outdoors of Iowa by getting married at one the city's sprawling parks, gardens or renovated farmhouses. You can also explore wineries, hotels or one of the city's charming historic buildings.

If you and your fiancé(e) are looking for something unique, look into hosting your nuptials at the museums, theatres and art galleries in your area. These public spaces often offer event rentals and could provide the perfect setting for your dream wedding.

Before you make any major venue-related decisions, it's important to review yourwedding budget with your partner. The average wedding in Iowa costs between $15,000 and $20,000 and most couples spend roughly half their budget on a venue. Additionally, you want an extra cushion of funds at the end of your Big Day to be able to tip vendors and wait staff.

Traveling and Accommodations in Des Moines

Three miles southwest of Des Moines is the Des Moines International Airport. It's connected to many major airline hubs and is the quickest way in and out of the city. Hotels around the city are reasonably priced, with an average accommodation running between $150 and $200 a night. However, if you plan on sending hotel recommendations along with your save the dates, why not reserve ahotel block? This is a simple way to reserve a good number of rooms for out of town wedding guests.

For guests looking to visit other areas of the Hawkeye State, Cedar Rapids is a good place to start. Roughly 128 miles east of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids is full of museums, landmarks and outdoor attractions that will occupy guests before or after the wedding day.

Weather Forecast in Des Moines

Des Moines is known for being partially cloudy throughout the year, so even if you decided to wed during the spring or summer, you might not see the sun on your Big Day. From May through September, the city is quite hot and humid, with average temperatures approaching 80 degrees.

If you want to do something truly different, have a winter wedding in Iowa. Most couples don't choose to brave the cold on their wedding day, as Des Moines is known for having temperatures in the 20s and 30s and several inches of snow on the ground. However, from September through April, or from fall through spring, the weather in Des Moines is drier. Any time is a beautiful time to wed in the Hawkeye State, but you might have to choose between being warm or experiencing low humidity.

Marriage is a beautiful thing, and WeddingWire wants to help you celebrate your union to the fullest. Browse through vendor offerings andplanning tools here on WeddingWire to help your day run more smoothly. That way, you can worry less about the weather and more about saying "I do".

Special thanks: Gloria Goode Photography; Vista West Ranch