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The District Venue

Ankeny, Iowa · View map · Visit website

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About The District Venue

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 of 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. Couples can choose to rent event items to enhance their day. Equipment available for rent includes:

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

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. If necessary, couples can also request menu tastings and items for their cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert.

Other Services
For couples who desire to use a bar service, The District Venue has a liquor license and offers a full-service bar that includes bartenders and a choice of cash bar, limited bar, or open bar. Couples will also receive a champagne toast and 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
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4.8 out of 5.0

3 Reviews for The District Venue

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3 The District Venue Reviews

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Juliana Keul

Married on 10/21/2018

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

The District made our dream come true

Our ceremony and reception in the District Venue was perfect and more than we dreamed. We made a small ceremony with 45 guests and Liz organized everything to perfection and utilized the space ... Read more perfectly. She was very great and organized and helped us with every aspect. All of our guests complimented us about the space, food (so yumi) and it was a beautiful wedding, We are so thankful for everything!

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Justin

Married on 07/07/2018

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

Cant recommend this place enough! Liz the coordinator was not only accommodating but also helpful! She worked with our budget and made it work for us. The place is beautiful and well decorated. Read more Cant recommend this place enough! Liz the coordinator was not only accommodating but also helpful! She worked with our budget and made it work for us. The place is beautiful and well decorated.

Kaylee
Kaylee

Married on 10/13/2018

4.4
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 4.0
  • Flexibility 4.0

Beautiful venue

The district venue is an absolutely beautiful venue and do set up and tear down of everything (aside from your personal decorations). Catering is expensive and does have to go through the venue. The ... Read more venue does taste testing, which is very helpful. When ordering the food, you only need to request food for the number of people attending. If additional food is needed they will make more on the spot and the difference can be inside at the end of the night. Some cons, we had a large guest list and they put the food up against the wall, making it take forever for people to go through food and eat. The front of the room was fine eating while those sitting in the loft still needed to get food. It would have been better for them to have pulled the tables away from the wall and allow both sides to be used for the buffet. Additionally, our cake need to be in the frig and we head asked about the use of the frig and told this was not a problem. Unfortunately, the cake vendor was forced to put our cake on a bucket. This made her very uncomfortable as it was not sturdy and it was a 3 tier cake. Everything ended up ok but this just put the cake baker in a bad spot and they didn't want the cake to fall over. There is also a fee for using a credit card.

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