Iowa Events Center

730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA
Max Capacity: 6,233 people
Hy-Vee Hall The pride of Des Moines for exhibits, showcases, trade shows, conventions and upscale banquets and balls. Hy-Vee Hall features 100,000 sq. ft. of prime expo hall space, up to 150,000 sq.ft. of contiguous expo space, over 14,000-sq. ft. of meeting rooms, and 23,700-sq. ft. of pre-function space. Ten covered loading bays and two 20 by 24 foot doors make drive-on access extremely convenient. Hy-Vee Hall is also comprised of the Iowa Hall of Pride, an interactive center that will celebrate the people, places and spirit of Iowa. Polk County Convention Complex Designed to deliver an excellent experience for planners, exhibitors and attendees, the Polk County Convention Complex opened in 1985 as Iowa’s premier convention center. Architecturally dramatic and adaptable, the Plex was judged the best Iowa building of the decade. Connected on a climate-controlled four-mile skywalk system, the Plex provides direct access to hotels, shopping and parking while keeping attendees “under one roof”. With 60,000 s.f. on two levels, the Plex offers up to 47,000 s.f. of clear-span space, 27 meeting rooms, spacious registration lobbies and planner offices. Hi-speed Internet, extensive catering services and covered loading docks are just some of the amenities planners appreciate. From political debates to national conventions, sporting events to Antiques Roadshow, the Plex has earned a national reputation for quality service and attention to detail. As part of the Iowa Events Center, the Polk County Convention Complex will continue its strong tradition of meeting excellence for years to come. Vets Auditorium Directly joined to Hy-Vee Hall, and connected by skywalk and tunnel to Wells Fargo Arena, Vets Auditorium will provide maximum flexibility for events. Its two levels offer nearly 100,000 square feet of floor space for exhibits and trades shows, along with more than 7,200 seats for smaller arena events. Veterans Memorial Auditorium has been a part of Iowa's history for over a half century. As a major component of the Iowa Events Center, it continues to be a part of the future as events utilize it’s flexibility to increase the size of their events at the Iowa Events Center.
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The Iowa Events Center is located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The venue includes Veterans Auditorium, Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall and the Des Moines Convention Center. All of the buildings are conveniently located on the downtown skywalk system conneting all with the downtown hotels and restaurants. The Iowa Events Center can handle meetings as small as fifty people to concerts and conventions exceeding fifteen thousand people. Their sales and events staff are very accomodating and knowledgeable. The operations staff are excellent and very concerned with filling the client's every need. The Iowa Caucuses are held at the Iowa Events Center, as are many sports events, charity events, and international conferences. From Bon Jovi to Roller Derby, conventions to town meetings, the Iowa Events Center is ready to host any gathering with ease and convenience.

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Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 16980
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 22,600
Serving the Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, IA Area
Capacity: 500
 
$400-$3,500 /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 Des Moines, 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 Des Moines, IA Area
Capacity: 400
 
$150-$2,000 /event
Thank you for your interest in Copper Creek Golf Club. Our professional staff is ready to assist you with making your event all that you envision it to be and more. Whether it is an elegant wedding, a dinner party, business meeting or any other special event that requires a personal and professional touch, Copper Creek is the place for you. We have a beautiful newly built clubhouse can accommodate up to 350 guests with indoor and outdoor seating for your event. The indoor banquet room can seat up to 200 guests and the outdoor covered patio which overlooks the 18th green can seat up to 150 guests. With 5 Prefered caterers, we offer a variety of menu items to choose from but have the flexibility to allow for your special requests. At Copper Creek, we are committed to paying close attention to all the little details to make your event a successful and memorable one.
Serving the Des Moines, 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!
Serving the Des Moines, IA Area
Capacity: 200  
$300-$6,500 /event
Located in historic Adel, Iowa, Harmony Hall on Riverside was inspired by Restoration Harmony's long standing commitment to creating a "feeling" for our clients. Together we help design your dream event. Our expert team will guide you throughout your experience and inspire you through the planning process. ?Our newly renovated rustic-chic event space is an inviting backdrop for any event. Our simplistic pricing & very few “rules” give you creative control. Indoor and outdoor wedding & reception options, a full catering kitchen, bar, reception seating for up to 250, & many standard amenities coupled with exceptional, innovative staff, Harmony Hall makes wedding planning easy for you!