Des Moines


We’ve put together a list of Des Moines Wedding Venues as a resource for Iowa brides. Everything from rustic venues with modern conveniences to contemporary venues with imaginative lighting. We hope this list helps you find the perfect place to hold your wedding ceremony and reception.

Glen Oaks Country Club

Location: West Des Moines at 1401 Glen Oaks Dr

The Glen Oaks Clubhouse is absolutely stunning and a gorgeous place to have your wedding. The golf course provides a great backdrop for photos especially at sunset.


Fort Des Moines Musem

Location: South Des Moines at 75 East Army Post Road

This venue is full of charm that you’ll fall in love with. It’s a beautiful ceremony location with a quaint chapel. The main building offers elegant verandas and spacious rooms for your reception. As a bonus you get an amazing reflection pool that only adds to the character of this venue.


Science Center of Iowa

Location: Downtown Des Moines at 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

This venue will bring out the inner scientist in anyone. The Science Center of Iowa has multiple areas that you can rent for your wedding and reception. Located in downtown Des Moines makes this an easy location for all your guest. Each of the rooms provide a unique and might I say awesome backdrop for your wedding. One of the things I really like is how easy they’ve made it for you to provide extra entertainment for your guest with their Live Science Demonstrations.



State Historical Building

Location: Downtown Des Moines at 700 E. Grand Ave

This is another unique location that brings a little history with it. There are a couple different areas you can use for your wedding and reception. My favorite feature is the rooftop, come on how awesome would it be to get married overlooking downtown!



Stoney Creek Inn

Location: 5291 Stoney Creek Court, Johnston, IA

Stoney Creek Inn is a great place to have your Wedding Reception in Des Moines. It’s unique décor brings something that other locations don’t have.  Plus your guest can book their rooms right there making it convenient for everyone. The wedding packages they have put together make everything a little easier for you.



Rollins Mansion

Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Rollins Mansion is just south of Downtown Des Moines and provides elegant backdrop for your wedding.



Barns’ Place

Location: Adel, Iowa

Barns’ Place is your place for that country charm and rustic feel. They have multiple ceremony locations on site and a flat out amazing barn where you can hold your ceremony and reception.



Stonehaven Barn

Location: DeSoto, Iowa

Stonehaven Barn is a beautiful site for your wedding. A restored barn from the 1920’s with a loft make sure to check this place out for a rustic but updated feel.