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)

Guests 1 to 500
Spotlight Harpor's Vineyard
Harpor's Vineyard
19 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)

Spotlight 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
Spotlight The Chateau
The Chateau
5 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)

Featured The Ramsey Farm Pavilion & Inn
The Ramsey Farm Pavilion & Inn
1 review
· 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)

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

Our 4,300 sq. ft. year-round lakefront ballroom and veranda will tug at your heartstrings and the stirring vista of Five Island Lake and Golf Course, reminiscent of an island getaway, will leave your guests wondering, “Am I in the Midwest or the Poconos?” After bustin’ a move on the dance floor, our... (Banquet Halls Emmetsburg)

Guests 100 to 350
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 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. Hosting with style and sophistication, the hotel provides flexible spaces for various wedding-related events. The venue displays spectacular views of the river, city, and downtown skyline.Facilities... (Hotel Weddings Des Moines)

Guests 1 to 550
Featured Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center
15 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Okoboji, IA

Whether your special day is grand or intimate, Arrowwood Resort & Minervas in Okoboji can help make it memorable. With locations perfect for small or large groups, you can count on our combined superb service, delicious cuisine, exceptional surroundings, and attention to detail in creating an event... (Hotel Weddings Okoboji)

Guests 1 to 550
Featured Sioux City Convention Center
Sioux City Convention Center
4 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)

Guests 20 to 1,500
Featured Honey Creek Resort
Honey Creek Resort
13 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Moravia, IA

Honey Creek Resort is a country club wedding venue located in Moravia, Iowa. Away from the stress of the city, this resort provides a relaxed atmosphere, featuring the natural environment and sweeping panoramas of Rathbun Lake.Facilities and Capacity Honey Creek Resort can accommodate up to 300... (Hotel Weddings Moravia)

Guests 15 to 350
Featured White Oaks Barn
White Oaks Barn
8 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 Harmony Hall on Riverside by Restoration Harmony
Harmony Hall on Riverside by Restoration Harmony
4 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Adel, IA

Located in historic Adel, Iowa, Harmony Hall on Riverside was inspired by Restoration Harmony's long standing commitment to creating a "feeling" for our clients. Together we help design your dream event. Our expert team will guide you throughout your experience and inspire you through the... (Banquet Halls Adel)

Guests 20 to 250
Featured Emerald Hills Events
Emerald Hills Events
Barn & Farm Weddings · Promise City, IA

Emerald Hills Events features a modern and industrial-style barn located in Promise City, Iowa. This new wedding venue just opened in 2018, and is booking events for 2019 and 2020. Your guests will enjoy rolling hills, lush trees and native prairie grass as you celebrate your love. Emerald Hills... (Barn & Farm Weddings Promise City)

Guests 50 to 500
Featured Dakota Dunes Country Club
Dakota Dunes Country Club
10 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · North Sioux City, SD

Dakota Dunes Country Club is a country venue that brings elegance, beauty, and professionalism to every wedding. Located in North Sioux City, South Dakota, it is surrounded by scenic views of bountiful trees, colorful gardens, manicured golf courses, and the Missouri River, offering a relaxing,... (Country Club Weddings North Sioux City)

Guests 10 to 250
Featured West Des Moines Marriott
West Des Moines Marriott
14 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · West Des Moines, IA

All You Have To Do is Say "I Do" Begin your journey at the West Des Moines Marriott, where new beginnings are created. Everything surrounding your wedding will be special. Our certified wedding experts will go above and beyond to make your vision and your dreams come true for an unforgettable... (Hotel Weddings West Des Moines)

Guests 50 to 350
Featured Whippoorwill Acres LLC
Whippoorwill Acres LLC
18 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Lancaster, MO

Our all-wood, timber frame barn is aesthetically pleasing with its Colorado Spruce timbers, high vaulted ceiling, and detailed accents. Once you come through the doors, you will begin to see the time and research that has been put into creating Whippoorwill Acres. The main floor of the barn includes... (Barn & Farm Weddings Lancaster)

Guests 5 to 500
Featured Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Urbandale, IA

With a 5,200-square-foot Ballroom and over 10,000 square feet of flexible breakout space, the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center is an elegant setting for your wedding reception or special event. We can accommodate up to 400 guests in our spacious ballroom. We also offer catering services,... (Hotel Weddings Urbandale)

Guests 10 to 350
Featured Three Sisters Barn
Three Sisters Barn
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 Renaissance Savery Hotel
Renaissance Savery Hotel
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Guests 10 to 350
Featured Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
18 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ames, IA

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is a wedding venue in Ames, Iowa. This classic hotel venue offers gorgeous indoor and outdoor settings for a variety of special occasions. With high-quality services, excellent guest accommodations, and beautiful event spaces, you are sure to have a truly... (Hotel Weddings Ames)

Featured Holiday Inn Downtown- Mercy Area
Holiday Inn Downtown- Mercy Area
5 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Des Moines, IA

Experience the stellar service and the beautiful settings of the banquet facilities at the Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus. Celebrate your love among the stars in our Top of the Tower Ballroom which has an unparalleled view of Downtown Des Moines. Our venue is modern and elegant combined with... (Hotel Weddings Des Moines)

Guests 1 to 400
Featured Forte Banquet & Conference Center
Forte Banquet & Conference Center
14 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 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,... (Hotel Weddings West Des Moines)

Featured Courtyard By Marriott - Ankeny
Courtyard By Marriott - Ankeny
38 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Ankeny, IA

As a full service facility, we will create an enjoyable and memorable experience for you and your guests. We will work with you to coordinate and host all aspects of your wedding including the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, gift opening following the special day, and guest rooms for your... (Hotel Weddings Ankeny)

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 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest
7 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Urbandale, IA

Our Hotel: We are conveniently located off I-80/35 and easy for out of town guests to find. Upon booking your wedding reception with us we will set up a wedding block for your guests with rooms at a discounted rate in our newly renovated guest rooms. One of the many special things we like to do for... (Hotel Weddings Urbandale)

Guests 20 to 350
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 Rollins Mansion
Rollins Mansion
20 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)

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)

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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".