Saints Center for Culture and the Arts is a cultural and historic wedding venue in Stuart, Iowa. Originally built in 1910 to serve as a Catholic church, this beautiful building has stood the test of time. It was victimized by an arsonist in 1995, but has been fully restored to its original magnificence. Saints Center for Culture and the Arts still contains Old World charm and elegance within its walls. It is a fantastic space for intimate weddings and lavish galas alike. The center’s history, beautiful interior, and modern amenities make it one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Stuart. Choose Saints Center for Culture and the Arts for a truly unforgettable wedding experience.
If you’re dreaming of a venue with romantic grandeur, look no further than Saints Center, in Stuart, Iowa. This former church was voted the most beautiful in Iowa before it was burned by arson in 1995. After a $5 million restoration project, this old world beauty is now host to many more people and events.
As you walk up the stairs, through the large double doors, you’ll enter the Main Hall. This giant room holds the sky blue dome overhead with modern steel beams and original exposed brick walls, perfect for large weddings. It’s a gorgeous venue for a ceremony and can be flipped for the reception. The Foundation Room on the main level features hand-carved limestone walls and the Chapel is even more intimate, with a small altar for a more traditional ceremony. Find out more about this breathtaking gem just 30 mins west of Des Moines at saintscenter.com.
Facilities and Capacity
Saints Center for Culture and the Arts offers three indoor spaces to serve for both your wedding and reception venue. The Main Hall is the largest of the venues, featuring a 90-foot dome and grandiose cathedral ceiling. The walls have original 1908 brickwork exposed for both aesthetic and educational purpose. The Main Hall can accommodate up to 400 seated guests and offers luxury restrooms, a catering kitchen, and prep area. More intimate wedding receptions may be hosted in The Foundation Room. The Foundation Room is characterized by original, hand-carved Roman columns and luxurious art pieces that add an air of elegance to the space. It can accommodate up to 100 seated guests and also offers a catering kitchen and private restrooms. For small, sophisticated ceremonies, couples can use Saints Center for Culture and the Arts’ chapel. The chapel has been fully restored and featured original woodworking, stunning chandeliers, and stain-glass windows. Up to 50 people may attend ceremonies in the chapel.
Saints Center for Culture and the Arts ensures all couple can host their dream wedding with any style or budget. The staff will work with you to determine a floor plan for your reception and a package that fits your needs. They provide audiovisual equipment and decor rentals for an affordable price. The Saints Center staff will also coordinate with your vendors to ensure a seamless flow of events from the rehearsal dinner to your final send-off. They include recycling facilities to help you reduce the environmental impact of your wedding.
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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
Describe your venue
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Museum
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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Lighting, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
What months are included in your peak season?
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
What months are included in your off-peak season?
January, February, March, November, December