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Venues in Des Moines, Iowa,
(515) 333-5057

About Us

A classic and elegant private ballroom and banquet hall in Des Moines, Iowa, the Forte Banquet and Conference Center has an indoor space perfect for any event. Whether you are looking for a venue for your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception, the Forte Banquet and Conference Center has a team of professional event coordinators ready to provide you with personal attention and help you through each and every detail of the planning process. The beautiful space and delicious food provided through in-house catering are sure to be a hit with you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
The Forte Banquet and Conference Center can accommodate groups as intimate as 20 people or as large as 750. With convenient adjacent parking, the venue is located in downtown Des Moines, close to major hotels and near the freeway. There is also a bridal suite for you and your bridal party.

Services Offered
Couples have access to all-inclusive wedding packages, as well as setup and cleanup services. Professional event coordinators help you with planning your event and developing a customized menu through in-house catering to suit your needs and fit your style. Cuisines are prepared with the freshest ingredients on the day of your event. The Forte Banquet and Conference Center also provides you with a cake, tables and chairs, and a full beverage service through its in-house bar. Your use of the space also comes with access to wireless Internet and a dance floor.

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  • Nick, Stephanie and all the staff at Forte were absolutely wonderful. I had no idea where to start when we began planning for our daughter's wedding reception last year. Nick was great, he provided vendor options for me to explore when I was unsure who to call. He was patient and answered all my questions. I had so many compliments at the reception and afterwards about what a wonderful venue we had and they could not stop talking about the food from Barrata's. I was impressed by the food options that were available. Nick and the staff made me feel like I was in good hands so that took a lot of worry and stress off me so I could enjoy the day with my daughter and family. I could not have planned or wished for the day to have gone any better.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall

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    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi

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