Preferred Venues

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Iowa Arboretum

"The Iowa Arboretum is a serene location for your wedding. We have both indoor and outdoor rental facilities. Choose from the Hughes Education Center, the Beckwith Grand Pavilion, the Jones Memorial Gazebo, Waterside Garden or any one of our beautiful gardens to make your day memorable. We will also keep the Hughes Education Center available at no extra cost in the event of inclement weather. Arboretum staff, working with the wedding party, will make the final decision as to ceremony location should the weather be uncooperative."

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The
DM Heritage

"The Des Moines Heritage Center is an event venue located in the heart of the Historic East Village that features all the modern comforts you could ever imagine without sacrificing an ounce of the ambiance that’s been seasoned over more than a century. Host your next event at this iconic Des Moines landmark."

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The 
Tea Room

"The grand space of the Tea Room features floor-to-ceiling windows, original and restored ornate plasterwork, stage, dance floor, and Juliet balconies. 

The Tea Room is ideal for large wedding receptions, formal dinners, corporate events, seminars, conferences, fashion shows, musical performances, and cocktail parties."

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Willow
On Grand

"Willow on Grand boasts a modern, cottage-inspired feel that’s reminiscent of its Waterbury neighborhood in Des Moines, Iowa. Our space uses peaks, large beams, and natural light to enhance its iconic turn-of-the-century backdrop, while our carefully curated indoor and outdoor spaces provide a comfortable setting for any event. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or an elaborate wedding, know that Willow on Grand provides a timeless backdrop for every celebration!"

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The Monroe

"The name "The Monroe" was intentionally crafted to incorporate the Abbott Events brand and experience. Following suit with The Harlow and The Bardot - named after legendary actresses Jean Harlow and Brigitte Bardot, we choose to model our newest venue after the enduringly iconic Marilyn Monroe.

Known for her timeless beauty, elegant simplicity, & warm disposition, we strive to embody and share these same characteristics with everyone who comes through the front doors of The Monroe."