State Historical Building of Iowa
Address: 600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50319
If you're looking to pull in a lot of history for your special day, the Historical Building is a great choice! As they say on their website, "you will discover stunning views and a unique experience for your guests with a wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner at the State Historical Building. The sky-lit atrium, with its grand staircase, provides a large space that surrounds you with Iowa history. The Grand Terrace and Café Terrace offer stunning views of the State Capital and Downtown Des Moines." With its amazing locations and wondrous exhibits, this one is a can't-miss.
Address: 100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
One of Iowa's most spectacular venues, the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates offers a magnificent setting for any occasion. Mixing all the wonder of the past with all of the modern aesthetic of today, "this historic building in the heart of Des Moines radiates a rich history with every modern amenity necessary for your event. The Hall has a variety of options for your wedding. Whether you want a ceremony, reception, or both, the Hall of Laureates is the venue that offers it all. You can choose to get married in the magnificent Rotunda, one of the ballrooms, or even outside." This a venue where you can let your imagination run wild!
Address: 1011 Locust St. Des Moines, IA 50309
Talk about a venue with options! "Planners, entertainers and promoters can rent facilities such as the Grand Hall, Recital Hall and Performance Hall where receptions, wedding, concerts and meetings can be held. Cutting edge audio-visual facilities, catering and entertainment can all be tailored to one's specific tastes and theme." Be sure to add the Temple of Performing Arts to your list of must-sees!
Address: 519 Park St, Des Moines, IA 50309
The Scottish Rite Consistory is a true landmark in Des Moines. From the moment you step into the building, you can feel all of the years of history all around you. The Scottish Rite has been a part of the Des Moines community since the 1860s! Included in your rental are bride and groom changing rooms! Whether you choose the Consistory Auditorium, Grand Banquet Room, or the Tapestry Room (or a combination!), you will have a beautiful setting for your ceremony and reception!
Address: 4025 Tonawanda Dr, Des Moines, IA 50312
Looking for timeless elegance? This is the place! Aside from the stunning architecture, the Salisbury House sits on 9 acres of land, complete with gardens and woodland. You get the entire mansion to yourself during your rental period, and the Salisbury House has room to accommodate a wedding of any size and with the many different rooms and gardens, you can have the luxury of an intimate ceremony and the fun of a large reception, all at one location!
Address: 2801 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321
Speaking of amazing architecture, Rollins Mansion is another beautiful mansion to have a wedding! Did you know that the architects behind this beautiful place, Byron Boyd and Herbert Moore, are also the architects that designed the Salisbury House? So you can count on the Rollins Mansion to be just as beautiful and breathtaking. The Rollins Mansion also has an amazing Bridal Suite on-site for you to get ready in on your big day.
Address: 154 Public Square, Greenfield, IA 50849
Originally built in 1896, the Warren Cultural Center was known as the Opera House and referred to as "the grand lady" of Greenfield Town Square. As described on their website, "With its expansive windows, oxidized copper accents, and distinctive turret, and three-story brick structure served as a landmark for culture and commerce." What a beautiful venue for a wedding! Through the work of historical restoration experts, the auditorium and other rooms have been returned to their original grandeur. The Warren Cultural Center opened it's doors in Spring 2012 and now serves as a multi-use facility, hosting meetings, receptions, weddings and overnight guests, as well as performances, in its historic rooms.
Address: 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322
Looking for a timeless venue to host your special event? The facilities at Living History Farms provide an elegant and rustic setting for your special day. Host your event at one of the beautiful and unique venues in our 500 acre living history museum. Give your guests a glimpse of the past while enjoying modern amenities!
Address: 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309
Imagine being surrounded by life as you live one of the most important days of yours. As stated on their website, "Situated along the Principal Riverwalk, just north of downtown Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a beautiful gathering place for you and your guests. Whether you're getting married, hosting a reception, planning a celebration or looking for a unique space to hold your next meeting, the Botanical Garden will cater to your needs and help you create indelible experiences. From your initial visit through the day of the event, our skilled team of event professionals will ensure your event is a success. Our downtown wedding venue provides stunning scenery you won't find anywhere else, with numerous options for ceremony and reception sites throughout the property." Sounds like a lovely place to say your vows!