Forte in Des Moines is the perfect setting for business or pleasure

  • Accommodates groups of 20-750
  • Conveniently located in downtown Des Moines
  • Close to major hotels & near the freeway
  • Adjacent parking
  • Rental includes tables and chairs
  • Catering by Baratta’s
  • Customized menus
  • Menu sampling
  • Full beverage service
  • Dance floor

At Forté, you’ll find out what it is like to be pampered with personal attention. Our experienced, professional Event Coordinators will guide you through the planning of your event down to the very last detail.

Baratta’s Catering

Interested in having your wedding reception, your next business conference, event, etc. at Forte Banquet and Conference Center in Des Moines?
Contact Nick Speck at  (515) 333-5057 or
Find more information on our catering services here.

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Event Facilities in Des Moines

Forte Banquet and Conference Center contains three meeting rooms totaling over 7,000 square feet of function space as well as a large pre-function area. We can provide in-house audiovisual technology, dance floor, décor and specialty linens, as well as many additional services.

Grand Ballroom

This contemporary style ballroom consists of 6,207 sq ft of space The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 450 guests seated or for a cocktail reception for up to 750 guests.

Junior Ballrooms

The Grand Ballroom can be transformed into two suites for groups of up to 200 and is perfect for smaller wedding receptions and business conferences.

Conference Room

Our Conference Room is ideal for smaller meetings and presentations with audio visual/ wireless internet needs & can accommodate up to 55 people.

Pre-Function Area

Entertain your guests before the event in our spacious Pre-Function Area. The Pre-Function Area is free of charge with the rental of the Grand Ballroom.

Please call 515-243-4516 with questions or to schedule an appointment.


One block south of the Wells Fargo Arena. Within minutes of the State Capitol building, city attractions, and entertainment district.


From I-80/I-35: Take I-235 to the 3rd Street exit. Travel south on 3rd Street to Park Street. The Main Entrance is on the south side of the building, one half block south of Park Street.


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