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Venues in Ankeny, IA,
(515) 490-6655

About Us

A modern, yet elegant and industrial banquet hall in Des Moines, Iowa, The District Venue is the perfect indoor setting for your wedding ceremony and reception. With a space that includes countless services to fit any budget and style, The District Venue is beautifully structured to host any wedding event, such as a bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception.

Facilities and Capacity
With 5,000 square feet of open space, The District Venue can accommodate up to 350 guests with convenient parking, as well as elevator and wheelchair accessible bathrooms. Conveniently, the two-story, all-inclusive banquet hall is located in the Greater Des Moines Metro area, in the heart of Ankeny’s Prairie Trail District. Nearby, there are also a variety of hotel options.

Services Offered
Couples hosting their event at The District Venue can find numerous services to assist with their planning. Complete with full liability insurance, The District Venue offers setup and cleanup, as well as all-inclusive wedding packages that provide you and your guests with full-service amenities regardless of your vision and budget. The event coordinator has the experience to guide you with event planning, and you will also have a 16-hour time block for access to the space on the day of your wedding. Couples will also have access to lighting and sound equipment to set the mood for their wedding. Use of the venue includes in-house, full-service bar and catering, as well as wireless Internet, security and insurance, and an open vendor policy.

Included in your room rental are:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens and napkins
  • Tables and chairs

Couples may also choose to rent additional decor items to enhance their day.

Cuisine
In-house, full-service catering options include a choice of buffet, family style, or plated meals, complete with the appropriate number of servers and waitstaff. A complimentary menu tasting is included with all reservations!

Bar Services
The District Venue has a liquor license and insurance and offers a full-service bar that includes bartenders and a choice of cash bar, limited bar, or open bar. Couples will have the option to select from a wide range of alcohol options, such as:

  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine

Logan Borst

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5 out of 5
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  • The district venue is an amazing venue with an amazing staff. The venue is located in a great area with many photo opportunities. The staff was great with explaining anything we were confused on and doing everything they could to make our day wonderful.

    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?

    $ 1.00

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

    $ 950.00

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

    No

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

    $ 300.00

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

    $ 300.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

    Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    350

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Scenic Views

    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, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March



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