Forté Banquet & Conference Center

About Baratta’s at Forté

Located in downtown Des Moines, Forté Banquet and Conference Center can accommodate groups as small as 20 and as large as 450. Whether you’re looking for a venue to host your anniversary party, holiday party, networking group, birthday celebration, wedding, or more, Forté is ready. Our professional event coordinators will guide you through every detail and you’ll find out what it’s like to be pampered with personal attention. Your guests are sure to be impressed by the beautiful space and delicious food, catered by Baratta’s. Feel free to take a look at what some of our clients have said about Forté.

Venue Details

  • Seats up to 20-450 guests
  • Conveniently located in downtown Des Moines
  • Close to major hotels
  • Near the freeway
  • Adjacent parking
  • Rental includes tables and seating
  • Customized menus
  • Full beverage service
  • Dance floor

FORTÉ & Covid-19

 While Forté remains open for banquets and events, the Baratta's Forté staff are taking extra precautions for the safety of our staff and guests. The staff at your Forté event will wear masks and gloves, serve any buffet-style meals to guests to reduce contamination, among other precautions. For any questions about our Covid-19 policies, please reach out.


615 3rd St.
Des Moines, IA 50309


(515) 333-5057

Private Events

Private events only