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Provided by : Iowa State Fairgrounds
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Venue highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO
Valet parking

Venue details

Style:

Event Center, Outdoor

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 1000 guests

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Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor / Outdoor

Location:

East University Avenue & East 30th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317

Description:

Whether you’re planning a small gathering or an elaborate affair for your wedding celebration, nothing compares to the flexibility and unique setting of the Iowa State Fairgrounds. With several different venues to choose from, acres of free parking, helpful event management professionals, and a convenient location, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is the perfect choice for your wedding day. Host all the elements of your special day on site. With access to 160-acres of gently rolling woodlands, the campgrounds are a great location for a whimsical outdoor ceremony. However, you can also exchange vows in one of the many indoor spaces. The Elwell Family Food Center is a favorite venue for wedding receptions. The large, open space offers a blank canvas that can be transformed to reflect your wedding theme—from swanky jazz club to exotic safari, the possibilities are endless! Iowa State Fairgrounds has everything you need to host the perfect wedding day. You and your guests will leave the celebration with memories to treasure for a lifetime.

 

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Venue notes

The rental fee is $750 for a reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $1,000 with reception rental.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Wedding planning services

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Day-of coordinator

- Kitchen for prep only

- Public parking

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Approved outside caterer allowed

- Amplified music OK indoors only

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

Amenities

- Wedding planning services

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Day-of coordinator

- Kitchen for prep only

- Public parking

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Approved outside caterer allowed

- Amplified music OK indoors only

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

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Iowa State Fairgrounds

Venue Highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO
Valet parking

STARTING AT $1,884 FOR 50 GUESTS

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