Private Rentals

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.

The Botanical Garden receives accolades as a top wedding venue in Des Moines, Central Iowa and beyond, and was named the most beautiful wedding venue in the state of Iowa by PureWow. Our downtown wedding venue provides stunning scenery you won’t find anywhere else, with numerous options for ceremony and reception sites throughout the property.

If you’re looking for a meeting room in Des Moines, look no further than the Botanical Garden. We offer different meeting room options to accommodate your group’s unique needs. Our meeting rooms offer great natural lighting with views of our outdoor gardens and the opportunity for guests to stroll the property on breaks.

Whether you’re planning a meeting, wedding or special event, your rental includes:

  • Complimentary admission to Gardens for event guests during public hours
  • Basic white linens on all tables
  • Setup and teardown of tables and chairs
  • Photography pass
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary audio visual system
  • Complimentary dance floor (if needed)
  • Dedicated event staff on-site during the event
  • Tent permit when applicable (outdoor rentals)

For rates, details or to book the facility, please contact the Events and Venue team at 515.402.4282 or
We look forward to helping turn your dream event into a reality!


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For rates, details or to book the facility, please contact the Events and Venue team at 515.323.6295 or