The Brenton Arboretum

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO

Starting at $2,485 for 50 Guests

Starting at $2k for 50 Guests
Starting at $2k for 50 Guests


Located in the remote community of Dallas Center on 260th Street, The Brenton Arboretum rises from Central Iowa as a creative and scenic setting to tie the knot. Positioned northwest of downtown Des Moines, this venue offers brides and grooms a variety of natural outdoor spaces to host a stunning wedding and reception. Dedicated to the preservation and care of a wide range of trees and shrubs, the arboretum provides blissful couples exclusive access to the property for a full or half day to accommodate nuptial needs. Surrounded by prairies of wildflowers and mature shade trees, this venue also include a beautiful covered pavilion as the perfect space to share your vows. Whether you are planning a grand event with all your family and friends or an intimate evening with your closest loved ones, The Brenton Arboretum strives to provide you with the romantic setting you always dreamed of for your wedding day.

Amenities And Requirements


Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Pavilion has picnic tables and benches that are included in rental pricing
Vendor referral list offering discounts to all renters
Vista Room has 12 tables and 40 chairs included in rental pricing


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- BYO alcohol- General liability insurance required- Music must end by 10:00PM- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- No smoking