Wedding Reception Venues


Baratta’s doesn’t just cater weddings we host them too! We have three exceptional facilities that are large enough to host the wedding of your dreams. Whether you need space for 50 or 500 people we have the right venue for your Des Moines wedding. Along with the venue we offer wedding planning services so that you don’t have to worry about anything on your special day. Let us take care of the scheduling between the florist, cake decorator, DJ, linens and decorations while you prepare to marry your sweetheart.

Downtown Des Moines Wedding Reception Venues

Forte Banquet and Conference Center

Nestled in Downtown Des Moines, Forte can accommodate both your ceremony and the reception. Because the Grand Ballroom can hold up to 450 guests seated there will be plenty of space for your guests to enjoy the catered food from Baratta’s and dance the night away.

State Historical Building

The State Historical Building is the perfect place to have your wedding and wedding reception. They have spaces to accommodate up to 500 guests seated and you can even have your wedding outside on the patio with the beautiful backdrop of the Iowa State Capitol in Downtown Des Moines.

A. H. Blank Golf Course

A. H. Blank Golf Course is a beautiful venue for your wedding reception. The gold course will always provide a breathtaking backdrop for your reception, whether the trees are budding in Spring, the Summer flowers are in full bloom, the leaves are changing colors in Autumn or the hills covered with a fresh blanket of snow in the Winter.

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