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Venues in Des Moines, IA,
(515) 330-2849

About Us

The Bash Events and Catering is a historic wedding venue in Des Moines, Iowa. Originally The Chamberlain Building, it is a full-service wedding venue, specializing in weddings, corporate events, and more. Located near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Downtown Des Moines, it is a perfect venue for couples looking to get married in a vintage setting.

Facilities and Capacity
The Bash Event can accommodate up to 450 guests. The venue has three event spaces, including a banquet hall, a balcony, and a lounge with a hand-crafted custom bar. This historic venue features a magnificent tin ceiling and original penny tile floor, which make it a perfect setting for events. The venue is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual system.

Services Offered
The venue provides its event spaces to host engagement party, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and bridal showers. The venue also houses Della Dolce Bakery, which offers a range of delicious items, from cakes and cupcakes to creme brûlée and pot de creme. The Bash offers the following services:

  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suites available
  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Cake services
  • Parking available
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering, including buffet, tapas, and plated styles of catering



History
Currently located in the Western Gateway of downtown Des Moines, The Chamberlain Building was built in 1917. Originally built to house Taylor Automotive, the building has undergone significant changes, though care has been taken to preserve its allure and craftsmanship.


Amber Schaben

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  • Amazing space and service! We are booking our ceremony and reception there for later this year! We can't wait!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,800.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,800.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    3

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking



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