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
Hotel Weddings · North Sioux City, SD

Holiday Inn Express & Dakota Dunes Event Center is a wedding venue in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. This elegant hotel venue offers gorgeous event spaces for small or large occasions. The upscale environment is perfect for any flawless event, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal... (Hotel Weddings North Sioux City)

Spotlight Bash
Bash
7 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... (Historic Weddings Des Moines)

Guests 50 to 350
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Spotlight Harpor's Vineyard
Harpor's Vineyard
21 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · New Virginia, IA

Harpor’s Vineyard is a rustic wedding venue located in New Virginia, Iowa. The vineyard is owned by Shay and Chelsie Dulle, who named it after their daughter. Active in the wedding industry since 2015, the vineyard is surrounded by lush greenery and offers indoor and outdoor event spaces.Facilities... (Barn & Farm Weddings New Virginia)

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Spotlight The Chateau
The Chateau
25 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... (Winery Weddings Cambridge)

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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... (Banquet Halls Emmetsburg)

Featured Briggs Woods Conference Center
Briggs Woods Conference Center
Banquet Halls · Webster City, IA

We are honored that you are considering the Briggs Woods Conference Center to celebrate the most important day of your life. From your arrival at the Briggs Woods Conference Center in preparation for your wedding to the last toast at your reception, we are committed to creating a once in a lifetime... (Banquet Halls Webster City)

Guests 150 to 400
Featured Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
17 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Okoboji, IA

Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center is a private resort and wedding venue in Okoboji, Iowa. This lovely wedding retreat is nestled among the acres of a 27-hole golf course. It is next to West Okoboji Lake, offering unparalleled ceremony locations and laces to take the most gorgeous wedding... (Hotel Weddings Okoboji)

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Featured Whitetail Country Estates
Whitetail Country Estates
21 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Lockridge, IA

Whitetail Country Estates provides so much more than just a wedding barn. In addition to our Vintage Barn to celebrate your wedding reception and our Grand Pergola for your ceremony, our facilities allow you a space to host your rehearsal dinner the night before your wedding, or a gift opening... (Barn & Farm Weddings Lockridge)

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

White Oaks Barn is a wedding and event venue located in Kirksville, Missouri, that serves couples in 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 celebration of a... (Barn & Farm Weddings Kirksville)

Featured Honey Creek Resort
Honey Creek Resort
16 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... (Hotel Weddings Moravia)

Featured West Des Moines Marriott
West Des Moines Marriott
14 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines Marriott is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Seeking a venue that’s sleek, modern, and configurable to the wedding of your dreams? This venue has everything you desire and more, backed by a professional staff and a vision for your big day. The... (Hotel Weddings West Des Moines)

Guests 1 to 350
Featured Sheraton West Des Moines
Sheraton West Des Moines
10 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · West Des Moines, IA

Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel offers flexible spaces in the heart of the city. This classic-themed venue is ideal for hosting all types of wedding-related events.Location Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel is easily accessible and in close proximity to Des Moines International Airport. Additionally, tt... (Hotel Weddings West Des Moines)

Featured Prairie Meadows
Prairie Meadows
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Altoona, IA

Prairie Meadows is a full service event venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. The extravagant event space offers high ceilings, a spacious dance floor, and elegant chandeliers. The sophisticated venue, with its vast banquet hall, is ideal for your more lavish affair. Prairie Meadows is really ideal for... (Hotel Weddings Altoona)

Featured Tournament Club of Iowa
Tournament Club of Iowa
10 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Polk City, IA

Tournament Club of Iowa is a wedding and event venue located in Polk City, Iowa. The unique clubhouse offers a variety of breathtaking outdoor and indoor spaces. With a full-service bar and kitchen, an award- winning chef, and professional event staff your experience at Tournament Club of Iowa will... (Country Club Weddings Polk City)

For 100 Guests $6k - $8k
Guests 50 to 250
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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... (Hotel Weddings Des Moines)

Featured The Ramsey Farm Pavilion & Inn
The Ramsey Farm Pavilion & Inn
4 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... (Barn & Farm Weddings Mount Ayr)

Guests 1 to 250
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Featured Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest
7 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Urbandale, IA

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Urbandale, Iowa. This venue and the professional team behind it work hard to create memorable wedding days for every couple. With renovated facilities, modern décor, and luxury amenities, this hotel... (Hotel Weddings Urbandale)

Guests 50 to 350
Featured Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Urbandale, IA

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center is an elegant wedding venue that offers flexible and customizable event space in Urbandale, Iowa. Greeting you and your beloved guests with a warm welcome, the staff at this venue will gladly assist you with every one of your event needs to ensure a fabulous... (Hotel Weddings Urbandale)

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... (Hotel Weddings Des Moines)

Featured Forte Banquet & Conference Center
Forte Banquet & Conference Center
16 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... (Banquet Halls Des Moines)

Featured Courtyard Des Moines Ankeny
Courtyard Des Moines Ankeny
39 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ankeny, IA

Courtyard Des Moines Ankeny is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Ankeny, Iowa. Couples can count on this facility to have the versatility, quality service, and energetic atmosphere necessary to make their big day a party to remember.Facilities and CapacityCourtyard Des Moines Ankeny,... (Hotel Weddings Ankeny)

Featured Sioux City Convention Center
Sioux City Convention Center
8 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Sioux City, IA

Sioux City Convention Center is a wedding venue located in Sioux City, Iowa. This venue offers several wonderful event spaces, as well as skilled professionals and unique services that will make your event extraordinary. The on-site event team understands the importance of the event planning... (Banquet Halls Sioux City)

Featured Three Sisters Barn
Three Sisters Barn
2 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... (Barn & Farm Weddings Dallas Center)

Featured Whippoorwill Acres
Whippoorwill Acres
19 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... (Barn & Farm Weddings Lancaster)

Guests 2 to 500
Featured The District Venue
The District Venue
3 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... (Banquet Halls Ankeny)

Featured Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering
Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering
10 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Nevada, IA

A vintage, yet modern banquet hall based in Nevada, Iowa, Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering is a historic, family-owned wedding ceremony and reception venue. The staff at Gatherings by Farmhouse Catering strives to provide you with a peace of mind and fresh comfort for your event. With over fifteen... (Banquet Halls Nevada)

Featured Happy Apple Celebrations
Happy Apple Celebrations
11 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... (Barn & Farm Weddings Norwalk)

Featured Harmony Hall on Riverside by Restoration Harmony
Harmony Hall on Riverside by Restoration Harmony
5 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Adel, IA

An inspiring wedding venue in Adel, Iowa, Harmony Hall on Riverside by Restoration Harmony is committed to helping couples design their dream knot-tying celebration. Newly renovated, this rustic-chic space serves as an inviting backdrop for one-of-a-kind ceremonies and receptions. Whether small and... (Banquet Halls Adel)

Featured Rollins Mansion
Rollins Mansion
23 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,... (Mansion Weddings Des Moines)

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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".