Wedding Rental Packages at Forte Downtown Des Moines

As couples who postponed their 2020 weddings due to the pandemic begin to search out dates and rebook for 2022, it can be hard to find the best Des Moines event venues and caterers for wedding receptions before they are all gone. Forte Event Center in downtown Des Moines is excited to hit the ground running with couples looking to book their 2022 weddings.

About Forte Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Forte has been a favorite Des Moines wedding venue for years; the space offers a private patio, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river, proximity to all of the downtown Des Moines hotels, and is near to every urban wedding photo-opp location a couple could dream.

The aesthetic of Forte is likened to a classic Grand Ballroom wedding venue. Tall ceilings and ornate wooden architecture provide a timeless appeal with the ability for couples to make the space their own through decorations of their choice.



New Rental Packages for 2022 Wedding Receptions


Forte is excited to announce our refreshed Platinum Package and Platinum Package Plus rentals now available to our clients. Streamline and simplify how you handle paying for and coordinating your details like table linens, parking, bartending service, and more when you select a package that bundles it together.


Some highlights of the Forte Platinum Plus Package include:


  • Grand Ballroom rental with Valet Parking for your guests
  • Backdrop and lighting package
  • Cocktail tables with linens
  • Up to 300 votive cups
  • Head table champagne toast
  • 250 Chair covers of your preferred color, sash included
  • Spacious dance floor
  • Hosted bar including wine, beer, mixed, and soft drinks


Added Value: Buffet Package Special for 2022 Dates


Available to weddings booked for 2022, with a purchase of any one of our buffet packages the customer can choose either 10 late night pizzas or the antipasto package 1 at no charge.


Add our In-House Wedding Caterers to your Package


Forte is proud to serve as a sister venue to the long-time Des Moines, Iowa favorite Italian restaurant, Baratta’s. Seamlessly integrate our Baratta’s wedding catering team into your Forte wedding reception and avoid the potential obstacles that dealing with 3rd-party vendors can sometimes present. 


Our Italian food is prepared fresh and homemade on the Des Moines south side, just minutes away from downtown. Wedding receptions at Forte involve an efficient yet eloquent and sparkling buffet line for your guests, and plated table service for your head table. When it comes to Des Moines Italian restaurants, you can’t go wrong with Baratta’s as your event caterer.


Contact Forte to Book Your 2022 Wedding Today!


Contact us to book your date and get ahead of the increased fluctuation of weddings for 2022! Choosing Forte as your event venue for your ceremony and reception will be well-worth the time you’ve been waiting as the pandemic subsides.


For full details and pricing on all of Forte’s wedding venue rental and catering packages, contact Michelle at [email protected] or call at (515) 281-4658.