Additional Venue Information
Capacity: Des Moines Field House: 5,000-sq.-ft. multipurpose room with stage and kitchen, ideal for groups up to 225; Activity Center: meeting rooms, commercial kitchen, outdoor patio, and rose garden ideal for groups up to 120
Price Range: Affordable rates vary based on event size, location, and hourly or multiple–hour time block
Catering: Select an off-premises caterer or ask for our recommendations
Types of Events: Ideal for weddings and receptions, graduations, birthdays, memorials, reunions, holiday parties, fundraisers, corporate events and retreats, and trade shows
Availability and Terms
Events can be reserved up to one year in advance. A deposit is required. Cancellation fees may apply.
Description of Services and Facility
Seating: Tables and Chairs provided for up to 120 attendees
Servers: Caterer to provide services
Bar Facilities: Alcohol allowed; insurance and permits may apply
Dance Floor: Field House and Activity Center offer hardwood floors, ideal for dancing
Parking: Ample complimentary parking provided
Disabled Access: ADA-accessible
Linens, Napkins, China and Glassware: Caterer to provide
Cleanup: Client must remove own items
Decorations: We are happy to review clients’ decoration plans
Audio Visual and Equipment: Available at some locations
Shuttle Service, Field Rental, Picnic Shelter, Sound System, Projector. Call for rental information on all of the above.
SCENIC PARK SETTING WITH VERSATILE FACILITY RENTALS
The Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department offers two facilities that are perfect for weddings and receptions of any size. The Des Moines Field House is a historic log cabin located in the heart of Des Moines. This facility is adjacent to the park offering outdoor space for out door ceremonies including a stadium for a baseball themed ceremony!. The Des Moines Activity Center accommodates up to 120 people for a seated dinner. Set back off the road this facility offers a quiet and private location with ample parking. The patio and rose garden area is the perfect location for an outdoor ceremony or pre-reception cocktail party. Both facilities offer full kitchens for food preparation and service.
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