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Brenton Skating Plaza

Des Moines, IA · View map · Visit website

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About Brenton Skating Plaza

Brenton Skating Plaza is an outdoor ice skating facility and wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa that offers a luxurious view of the downtown skyline and riverfront. This white-washed, lofty area presents any couple with ample space to celebrate. In the beautiful summer weather, green trees are visible from the open event area and breezes are able to cool you and your guests as you dance, drink, dine, and more. Your wedding occasion has the ability to be fully customized to suit your needs, the entirety of the space acting as a blank canvas for you to make your mark. Whether you want opulent luxury or industrial charm, Brenton Skating Plaza is able to provide a flexible space for any event. With nearby accommodations and access to the Iowa Events Center, this venue is ideal for a convenient and unique wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
Brenton Skating Plaza features a one-of-a-kind canopy that is able to be transformed from an ice skating rink into an event venue. This open-air facility is 160 feet tall and approximately 120 feet long and 60 feet wide, providing protection from inclement weather and featuring panoramic views of the city. It comes with fully operational restrooms and plenty of space for dancing, accommodating up to 1,880 standing guests and 430 seated.

Services Offered
This waterfront canopy is available from May through October and is easily accessible to downtown attractions. Brenton Skating Plaza has a relationship with Chihstiani's Catering and SA Presents, both of which offer a liquor license for your use on the property. When you book this distinctive venue, you will be provided with the following services and rentals:

  • Tables and chairs for up to 250 guests
  • All day rental or four-hour blocks
  • Preferred vendors
  • Event planning
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Plenty of nearby parking

The Canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza is just blocks away from attractions such as the Science Center of Iowa, Principal Park, Historic East Village, and more downtown areas. It is easily accessible along the waterfront, offering breathtaking outdoor views.

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8 Brenton Skating Plaza Reviews

Stephanie Williams

Married on 08/03/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

All around perfect!

Everything was set up perfectly and looked very professional. The plaza staff member was very helpful to our volunteers who were setting up. The weather was perfect for the enjoyable and unique ... Read more outdoor venue. Our guests were excited for it and our professional outdoor photo turned out amazing.

Meg Morris

Married on 06/26/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

lululemon community event @ Brenton Skating Plaza

Brenton Skating Plaza was wonderful to work with for our event. They had items for us to rent, which allowed us the simplify and made planning easier. They were timely in responses and always happy to ... Read more help with anything we needed. Their staff was there on-time and willing to help day-of. Thanks for a great experience! Would highly recommend for any event you are planning in Downtown DSM!

Patricia Scieszinski

Married on 05/18/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Daughter’s Wedding

Robbin is great to work with. She was always available to meet at the venue and to answer questions by phone or email. Her staff is knowledgeable and easy to work with. The skating plaza itself is ... Read more beautiful and has an excellent sound system. We did not have nice weather but my daughter’s wedding was still beautiful!

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