Water Works Park

Des Moines



Water Works Park is a beautiful venue perfect for a rustic and elegant wedding ceremony and reception. Located on Fleur Drive directly across from Gray's Lake, Water Works Park covers nearly 1,500 acres of open wooded areas. The expansive, natural space brings a beauty to the park that is unparalleled to anywhere else and this beauty will be reflected in your celebration. Imagine a ceremony in which you say your “I Dos” under the clear blue sky and among the colorful pink and purple blooms of the crabapple tree grove. Another option is a ceremony with the gorgeous Memorial Fountain in the background. The geyser-like fountain set against the striking blue of the afternoon sky will create an elegant and dramatic ceremony to invite your closest loved ones to. For the reception, the Water Works Park has many open spaces that can be utilized for a night of eating, drinking, and dancing under the stars. Water Works Park is the perfect place for your special day.

Venue Style



Outdoor Ceremony


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by 10:00PM

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $75 to $375 for a ceremony.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Water Works Park is estimated at $225 for a ceremony only for 100 guests.

Amenities Included

No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No catering allowed
No amplified music allowed
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 10:00PM
Birdseed permitted
Permit required for amplified music