"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."
"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."
"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."
Country Lane Lodge
"THE INSTANT YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARRIVE, THEY BECOME PART OF YOUR STORY… THE PART OF THE STORY YOU AND YOUR GUESTS WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER.
AFTER THE CEREMONY, YOUR GUESTS ARE CATCHING UP ON THE PATIO OR INSIDE BY THE BAR AND ENJOYING A GREAT MEAL TOGETHER.
BEFORE YOU CUT THE CAKE, YOU LOOK AROUND THE VENUE FULL OF PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND LOVE; SEE THEM RELAXED, HAPPY AND HAVING FUN…JUST AS YOU HAD ENVISIONED.
YOU KNOW YOUR STORY WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT THEM.
AS YOU DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY, YOUR GUESTS LINGER, ENJOYING THE FEELING OF CELEBRATING WITH YOU….ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY!"
"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."