The Brenton Arboretum

25141 260th Street, Dallas Center, IA
Max Capacity: 75 people
A gorgeous, 141 acre outdoor facility dedicated to nature and the beauty of trees. We have a perfect venue for small to medium sized outdoor weddings, either in our spectacular shelter, The Pavilion or in a private ceremony near the lake. We also offer the beautiful Vista Room, with views of rolling hills and Iowa meadows and trees; this spacious room with kitchenette, dressing areas and restrooms is just the ticket for showers, receptions, rehearsal dinners and the like. Our staff will work with you or your planner to make sure that your special day is just how you want it from start to finish.
Recommendations
Birthday Party - An Eventective User from Des Moines, IA

We had a birthday party at Brenton and the venue was beautiful and super clean. It had great views and wonderful places for the kids to play. The ONLY downside is that you have to take your trash with you.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 75
Serving the Dallas Center, IA Area
Capacity: 350
 
$1,000 /event
Our spacious hall can accommodate more than 350 guest and you can decorate to meet your every desire. With a magnificent stone fireplace, wood cathedral style ceilings this is the perfect place for you and your guest. Enjoy our pine log walls on our full service bar. Our facility is nestled within a country setting with a spacious yard and parking lot along with several scenic locations with multiple trees.
Serving the Dallas Center, IA Area
Capacity: 500
 
The Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center's comfortable and functional space will provide the perfect environment for any occasion. With our selection of meeting spaces, we strive to find a room that works perfect for you and your event. Our skilled and attentive staff are ready to work with you to ensure that your expectations are not only met, but exceeded.
Serving the Dallas Center, IA Area
Capacity: 350
 
$1,500-$15,000 /event
Twelve-story Hotel located downtown, convenient to Veterans Auditorium & Capitol building. Events are stress free when you select one of the downtown Des Moines eight meeting rooms and 9,892 square feet of flexible space at the Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines. Custom catering, free WiFi access and stunning views of downtown greet you.
Serving the Dallas Center, IA Area
Capacity: 60  
$100-$500 /event
Vino209 is located in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa. The stunning 1,700 square foot space opened in September 2017. Guests will enjoy the sophisticated, but historic relaxed atmosphere at Vino209, whether out for a night on the town, shopping in the district or stopping by after work with friends or a business meeting or special event. The Cafe features a cafe area that seats 50 guests at tables, 5 at the bar and a relaxing soft seating area. The moveable front doors will allow for the patrons to feel part of the fabric of the district and what is happening on the street. A new patio is being built that will seat approximately 20 guests in Spring 2019. In addition to the Cafe space we feature our "Tasting Room" which is perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal parties, brunches, business meetings, private wine tastings and more. There is seating for up to 24. A combination of the Cafe and Tasting room can be used for some of the parties depending on the day. We do not charge for the space, however we do have minimum purchase requirements based on the date and time of your event.
Serving the Dallas Center, IA Area
Capacity: 500
 
$460-$4,000 /event
Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater is an unforgettable venue for parties, receptions, weddings, corporate events and more! With six themed experience platforms, more than 150 interactive exhibits, two theaters and so much more to explore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how the Science Center of Iowa and IMAX Dome Theater can be a part of your next outing or event. SCI is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, a short walk to bustling Court Avenue, a number of hotels and plenty of parking. We offer: Small classrooms with seating for up to 50 people Large halls with seating for up to 300 people Tables and chairs for up to 400 people After-hours facility buyouts On-site event staff Group admission for daytime rentals Free Wi-Fi Optional Add-Ons include: Audio/visual support Hosted parking Team-building SCI Challenge Live science programs to impress your guests Please contact SCI's event staff to schedule a tour of our facilities and to discuss your events individual needs. We look forward to working with you! *Please note that the IMAX Dome Theater is currently closed due to extensive storm damage which occurred in June of 2018. We do not have a reopen date decided at this time.
Serving the Dallas Center, IA Area
Capacity: 300  
Gatherings is a breath taking, private and unforgettable venue to have your wedding, reception or any other special occasion happening in your life! We offer that vintage, industrial look with our exposed brick and comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Our facility recently added an outdoor space, Farmpond Inn, that you can have an outdoor wedding as well if that's what you desire. It's a private, intimate setting nestled on 9 acres located minutes from Gatherings. It offers a bridal suite and groom prep space overlooking a beautiful, private pond. Vintage. Rustic. Industrial. Spacious. Inviting. Comfortable. Accommodating. Perfect. Unique.
Serving the Dallas Center, IA Area
Capacity: 400
 
$40-$150 /hour
The Veterans Reception Center is a beautiful facility in an idyllic setting just minutes west of Des Moines. Open to the public, the facility can seat up to 300 guests. We have a full bar, lounge and patio with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. We have three separate wedding packages to choose from; our rates are very competitive and we offer on-site catering. We would love the opportunity to show you our beautiful facility!