Couple smiling after getting married at Salisbury House, one of Des Moines Wedding Venues.
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Des Moines Wedding Venues

In this guide, you’ll find a complete list of Des Moines venues, even venues near Des Moines such as wedding venues in Ankeny, Winterset, and Bondurant.

If you’re just starting on your planning, this guide is perfect for your if your looking at Des Moines venues or trying to find a venue close by. There are SO many venues in central Iowa, it can be overwhelming. But, the good news is, there are a variety of venues in the area and every one is unique.

There are over 30 venues on this list (and I could have easily added more from surrounding areas!) You really can’t go wrong with any of these venues. If you have any questions about any of the venues listed, please let me know! I’d love to tell you more about each one of them.

Willow On Grand

Willow on Grand is nestled just between downtown and Valley Junction, giving you many options to travel to locations for photos. This venue is clean, bright, and surprisingly large. With it’s open floor plan, you can design your reception and ceremony layout however you like. A few of my other favorite amenities are the outdoor courtyard, which you can use for your cocktail hour, outdoor ceremony, or just to use as extra space for your guests to hang out. The separate bridal suite is also beautifully done. There’s plenty of space for all of your party to get ready and it’s so photogenic, which makes the perfect spot for your getting ready photos!

To see more from this venue, check out my recent blog from Willow on Grand:

Wedding at Willow on Grand.

The Tea Room

The Tea Room is an elegant downtown wedding venue with large windows that let in lots of natural light and plenty of space for you and your guests. At the top floor of one of Des Moines’ historical buildings, The Tea Room includes multiple rooms for you to utilize for both your ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour. It also has a beautiful space for you to get ready for the day in. One of my personal favorite things about this venue is the multiple balconies they have located around the outside of the building. This gives you an amazing view of the downtown area and the sunset when it comes around. You definitely can’t go wrong choosing this venue.

To see more from this venue, check out my recent blog from The Tea Room:

Salisbury House and Gardens

Salisbury House and Gardens is one my favorite venues in all of Des Moines. If you’re looking for garden party vibes, this is it. This venue is perfect for hosting your outdoor wedding with it’s grand architecture and wide open and beautifully kept gardens surrounding, making it the spot to have your ceremony. Set up a tent for your reception and live out your garden dreams here.

To see more from this venue, check out my recent blog from Salisbury House and Gardens:

The Surety Hotel

The Surety Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines. If you want a mix of garden party vibes and clean ballroom space, this is perfect for you. This eclectic hotel also has plenty of room for you and your guests to stay the night following your reception.

The Iowa Taproom

The Iowa Taproom is also located downtown. This space is perfect for small weddings. The vintage feel from the exposed brick and hardwood floors make this perfect if you want a moodier and cozy vibe.

To see more from this venue, check out my recent blog from The Iowa Taproom

Jasper Winery

Jasper Winery is a great small wedding venue. It’s intimate, versatile and close to Waterworks Park, which makes for a great location for your photos!

Rollins Mansion

Rollins Mansion is a great venue for you if you have a love for old buildings and unique architecture. This venue has both indoor and outdoor space options for both your ceremony and reception. With multiple levels and rooms to utilize, there is plenty of space for a small or large wedding here. My favorite space here is the garden in the backyard – this is a beautiful spot to hold your ceremony and have photos throughout the day.

To see more from this venue, check out my recent blog from Rollins Mansion:

The Heritage Center

Located in the historic East Village, this venue has it all. If you want a mix of historical with clean and modern touches, this venue is perfect for you. There’s even a outdoor courtyard for your guests to enjoy during cocktail hour.

To see more from this venue, check out my recent blog from The Heritage Center:

The Art Center

Glen Oaks Country Club


Hotel Renovo

World Food Prize

Hotel Fort Des Moines


Vows DSM

The River Center

The Loft DSM

West End Salvage

The Botanical Garden

The Conservatory

The Courthouse

Wedding Venues Near Des Moines:

The District Venue in Ankeny

Irishman Acres in Bondurant

Iris Aisle in Winterset

Schafer Century Barn in Adair

Tamory Hall in Pella

Country Lane Lodge in Adel

Carper Winery

Barnes Place

Harpors Vineyard


The Prelude

The Gathering Barn

The Midnight Gem

I hope this list helped of Des Moines wedding venues helped you find your perfect space for your wedding day. If you’re looking for a photographer, please contact me today to get your photographer booked!

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