Picking the right venue for your reception is crucial to the success of your night.  We’ve compiled all of the venues in Des Moines and surrounding areas.  If you’re looking to save some money, ask your venue for discounted rates on Sundays or Fridays.

Reception Sites:
Adventureland Resort
A.H. Blank Golf Course
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa Blank Park Zoo
The Capitol Room
Copper Creek Golf Club
The Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Botanical Center
Des Moines Golf and Country Club (Private Club)
Des Moines Social Club
Marriott Hotel in Des Moines Iowa
Des Moines Scottish Rite Consistory
The Embassy Club (Private Club)
The Embassy Suites
Events Center West
Foxboro Conference Center
Forte Banquet and Conference Center
Gortz Haus Gallery
Glen Oaks Country Club (Private Club)
Hilton Garden Inn (Urbandale)
The Holiday Inn Jordan Creek
Honey Creek Resort
Hotel Fort Des Moines Hotel Pattee (Perry)
Hoyt Sherman Place
Hy-Vee Conference Center
Iowa 4-H Center
Iowa Events Center
ISU Alumni Center
Izaak Walton League
Jasper Winery
Jester Park Lodge
John Anderson White Riverboat
The Johnston Lions Club
Living History Farms
Lotus Moments Event Center
Palisades Equestrian Center
Pappajohn Education Center
Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
Raccoon River Park Nature Lodge
Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
The Salisbury House
The Science Center of Iowa
Schade Creek Resort
Sheraton West Des Moines
Simpson Barn
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
State Historical Building
Sticks Gallery
Stonehaven Barn
Stoney Creek Inn and Conference Center
The Suites of 800 Locust
Summerset Winery
The Temple For Performing Arts
The Teachout Building, Downtown East Village
Toad Valley Golf Course
Top of the Tower Ballroom
Tournament Club of Iowa
Tuscany Event Center
Urbandale Golf & Country Club
Val Air Ballroom Vaudeville Mews
Wakonda Club (Private Club)
Walnut Woods State Park Lodge
West End Architectural Salvage
Willow Creek Golf Course
Windsor Heights Community Center
The Wright Place (Norwalk)

Click here to see a Google search for Des Moines area hotels.

Ceremony Sites:
Candle Lit Way Wedding Chapel
Church of the Land (Living History Farms)
Des Moines Water Works Park Gray’s Lake Park
Greenwood Park Rose Garden
Simon Estes Amphitheater
Sylvan Theater
The Wedding Chapel
Windsor Heights Performance Pavillion

The sites listed here are usually places that will do a ceremony only, however there are many places listed under “Reception Sites” that would be fitting for a reception and ceremony.

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