Salisbury House Foundation

4025 Tonawanda Dr Des Moines, IA
Max Capacity: 400 people
Salisbury House & Gardens is a historic house museum featuring a 42 room estate surrounded by nine acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. The estate's Tudor stone work, Gothic arches and Carolean brickwork were inspired by King's House in Salisbury, England, and numerous architectural elements from 15th and 16th century Britain are incorporated into the building. Carl Weeks - who built Salisbury House in the 1920's with his wife, Edith - was an avid and skilled collector of books, art, historic documents, musical instruments, and decorative items, and most of what they amassed during their 30 years at Salisbury House remains here. Major art works by such luminaries as Sir Anthony van Dyck, Leon Kroll, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Joseph Stella and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema line the walls, while signed books and documents from Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway, Queen Elizabeth I, James Joyce, Brigham Young, D.H. Lawrence, King Ferdinand of Aragon and many others tangibly bring history to life in this historic museum. Salisbury House & Gardens has a rich, meaningful history as a beloved community attraction, widely recognized as a treasure by the National Register of Historic Places, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others.
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Package Pricing
Event Spaces
Common Room
Courtyard
Great Hall
Historic Garage
Indoor Wedding Area - Ceremony and/or Reception
Outdoor Wedding Area - Ceremony and/or Reception
South Gardens
South or East Terrace
Recommendations

Wedding, An Eventective User from Des Moines, Iowa

Gorgeous if you're going for an outdoor wedding. The inside is limited, but the garden is open for lots of people and there is room for tents in case of rain. The steps are a great place to get married, with the house as a backdrop and guest on chairs in the garden down below. The place is kept up beautifully, and there are lots of opportunities for pictures. They are open almost year round (except for the snow covered winter months) and are very accommodating.


Outdoor Wedding at a Historic Mansion, An Eventective User from Des Moines, Iowa

What could be more beautiful than a background of a historic mansion for a late-autumn outdoor wedding? Though not the most economical, or offering many amenities, the Salisbury House is a beautiful 16th century English mansion who's terraced garden provides the perfect setting for an outdoor celebration. Whether your wedding is small and intimate or a large event, or anywhere in between, they offer an array of settings just right for you. The wedding coordinator was incredibly helpful in managing the specifics, and asking the questions we would not have thought of. Not only that, but they were also quite willing to meet our requests. Set-up and tear down are included in the cost, leaving the bride and groom free to focus on what is most important on their special day. To have both the wedding and reception in the same location would be a little challenging, but certainly possible. Most importantly, the Salisbury House creates the atmosphere of a lovely English country wedding, and is an incredible background for both memories and photos. The house is also a museum and gallery, and is open to your guests as they wait for your celebration to begin. The Salisbury House is a setting that you will never forget, and you will have the beautiful photos to prove it.

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Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300
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