Iowa Events Center

730 3rd St Des Moines, IA
Max Capacity: 6233 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.

Location
Amenities
  • Cafeteria/Snack Bar Available
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 16980
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: 6-10 miles
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 1
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 6-10 miles
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 22,600
  • Year Built: 2005
Clive, IA  
Capacity: 150
$180-$1,500 per event
We are an art studio in Clive Iowa, with 5 small studios and 2 event rooms. We are perfect for small receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and bachelor/bachelorette parties.We are also a great venue for team building events and company training conferences. We offer great rental rates, an array of table linens, chair covers, decor, dishes etc... and much of it is included in the room rental. We love themed events, and we have art themed packages that offer fun for every guest with canvas painting, ceramics etc....
Des Moines, IA  
Capacity: 450
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.
Urbandale, IA  
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.
West Des Moines, IA  
Capacity: 300
$350-$6,700 per event
Your wedding vision will become a reality in our beautiful, versatile spaces. We offer the flexibility of an open-vendor policy, and nearly every element is customizable. Plus, all the essentials are already included, so you’re not paying extra fees for those special details. Come in for a tour today!
Des Moines, IA  
Capacity: 250
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Renaissance Savery Hotel stands as an elegant architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Des Moines. With a tradition of fine hospitality and superior service. If you're searching for a venue to host a romantic wedding, a business meeting or a conference, this hotel features over 12,000 square feet of function space, innovative meeting technology and a creative catering and culinary team.
Des Moines, IA  
Capacity: 350
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.
Des Moines, IA  
Capacity: 10
$120 per event
Sunrise Chapel in Des Moines is designed for the couple who wish to have a ceremony in a small chapel setting. Our chapel will seat 4 guests in addition to the bride and groom, with standing room for 6. While our concept is a small venue, we can accommodate standing outside for a few guests weather permitting. All evening ceremonies are by candlelight. Travel? Yes we do, some locations are Kirksville, Gallatin, MO. Red Oak, Cushing, Sutherland, Waverly, Lamoni, Britt, Marion, Ames., Zearing Iowa, Omaha Nebraska. Please let us know if you are active military and about to be deployed. Recently received the "Best of 2015" and Best Pro 2016 award on "Thumbtack". I am sorry, we do not offer reception facilities.