Top Wedding Venues in Des Moines

  • A bride and groom embrace, standing in front of a barn strung with outdoor lights.
For a city of its size (approximately 200,000 people), Des Moines has an astonishingly wide selection of wedding venues.

And it’s not just traditional reception halls. You can tie the knot in a Tudor mansion, an art museum, a winery, or even an authentic (but very elegant) stable.

Half a Dozen Wedding Venues in Des Moines

Finding the man or woman of your dreams is the hard part. Once that’s done, your biggest decision in whether to plan an outdoor or indoor celebration. Either way, you’ve got options in Des Moines.

Palmer House Stable

Rustic and authentic, this venue combines history with elegance. Indoor receptions can hold up to 160 guests, and the outdoor terrace offers room for 225 people.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

This tropical oasis seats between 220 and 500 guests, and it is located next to the Principal Riverwalk, just north of downtown Des Moines.

Jasper Winery

Located less than 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, this winery boasts an expansive yard perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. There is also an indoor event room that can hold up to 150 guests.

Rollins Mansion

This historic Tudor mansion is graced with a large terrace with sweeping views of the gardens and fountains. It has the capacity for up to 500 guests.

West End Architectural Salvage

This one-of-a-kind venue provides an eclectic backdrop for your ceremony and reception. It holds up to 300 guests.

Des Moines Art Center

Boasting both world-renowned architecture and art, this venue hosts receptions for up to 200 guests. Ceremonies are often held in the nearby Rose Garden, which can be rented through the Des Moines Parks and Recreation department.

Des Moines and StorageMart

Your wedding is just the beginning. Before you know it, you may have a house full of pets, children, holiday decorations, sporting equipment, camping supplies, and more. If you find that your house is overflowing (either now or in the future), consider self-storage as a possible solution.

At StorageMart, you can rent a unit as small as 25 square feet or so, or up to the size of a garage. Our self storage units can be rented on a month-by-month basis and are always clean and well lit. Need more info? Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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