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Provided by: State of Iowa Historical Building
State of Iowa Historical Building

Venue highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
Valet parking

Venue details

Style:

Historic/Landmark Building

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 400 guests

Style - Build Copy 5Created with Sketch.

Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor / Outdoor

Location:

600 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Description:

The State Historical Museum of Iowa, located in the Historic East Village Neighborhood in Des Moines, is available for your special day! The museum offers a variety of event spaces to accommodate all group sizes. The sky-lit Atrium is especially suited for an exciting evening wedding reception. This large and open space is situated immediately beyond the main entrance doors and is surrounded by fascinating exhibits that will prove to be intriguing and memorable for your guests. You may also consider the Cowles-Kruidenier Auditorium, which offers a beautiful view of the State Capitol and downtown Des Moines. Lastly, the State Historical Building’s Grand Terrace offers a simple yet stunning space for a lively seated reception. Celebrate your new beginning at the State of Iowa Historical Building.

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Venue notes

The rental fee for a reception is $2,500 and includes 10 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Catering is not included with the venue and must be arranged with a third party vendor. A security fee of $50 per hour and custodial fee of $150 is applied to all events. A fee of $250 is required for a ceremony-only wedding.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Tables and chairs provided

- Linens, silverware, glassware provided

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Day-of coordinator

- No kitchen

- Large parking lot

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Exclusive caterer for venue

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- No smoking

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

- No open flames

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Tables and chairs provided

- Linens, silverware, glassware provided

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Day-of coordinator

- No kitchen

- Large parking lot

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Exclusive caterer for venue

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- No smoking

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

- No open flames

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State of Iowa Historical Building

Venue Highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
Valet parking

STARTING AT $5,727 FOR 50 GUESTS

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