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The Temple for Performing Arts

1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
515-288-4700
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4.9
10 Reviews

Marked as one of the "most endangered" historic buildings by the National Historical Registry, The Temple For Performing Arts was given new life with renovations completed in October of 2002.

Downtown Preservation Partners, the developer of The Temple for Performing Arts, assembled a restoration team composed of builders, architects and subcontractors experienced in historic rehabilitation.

In its pre-renovation state, the building had been stripped of its original cornice and awnings, and nearly all of the exterior windows had fallen into a state of disrepair. While the real jewel of The Temple has always been the interior architecture, the renovation architects worked diligently to restore the outside of the building to its original state as well.

Planners, entertainers and promoters can rent facilities such as the Grand Hall, Recital Hall and Performance Hall where receptions, weddings, concerts and meetings can be held. Cutting edge audio-visual facilities, catering and entertainment can all be tailored to one's specific tastes and theme.

Allie
5/14/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a wonderful experience with The Temple for Performing Arts! The staff is extremely professional and the venue is absolutely gorgeous. Although a bit pricey, this venue does EVERYTHING for you, except for music and decor (flowers, centerpieces, name cards, etc.). They are extremely organized, and it was very nice not having to find different vendors for food, drink, tableware, or other equipment.
Anna and Bill
10/17/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The temple is a beautiful location. We had both our ceremony and our reception there. When you use the temple, your food is through Catering DSM. They were amazing, and the venue's events director Mallory was just great to work with. It was a magical night and most of that is from it's location and who helped run everything smoothly. The Temple does not need much for decoration - I hope future brides visit it and see just how classic and grand it is.
User4638893

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Wow! We can't say enough for Mallory and her team! The food, the venue, and the staff made our wedding dreams a reality! We could enjoy the day and evening without stress and knew that everyone was working to create a wonderful and magical day! Would highly recommend this venue for weddings and other events! Amazing!
Tina
6/20/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The best event of my life!! We cannot say enough great things about Jeff and Mallory at the Temple. Every need was met. Mallory was expressly attentive to every detail of our rehearsal, ceremony dinner and ceremony. The food is fantastic. The staff was fun and engaging. One can really tell that they love their job and service is a priority. If you are having a wedding in Iowa, the Temple is a MUST see location. You will not go wrong.
User4679492

Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We chose the Temple for our ceremony and reception and could not have been more satisfied. A huge thank you goes to the whole staff (especially Mallory, the event manager) for all the help. They truly know what it takes to successfully make a customer happy. Everything was exactly what we had been promised and more. Mallory had every moment of the event planned, which made everything run smooth with no mishaps throughout the evening. My family was a 100% pleased, and so were my guests. To this day, they keep talking about how impressed they were with the food stations and the variety of food they could choose from. We began with our wedding in the reception hall then moved to the grand hall for cocktail hour, dinner, then dancing. One of the most memorable moments was our grand entrance on the balcony that looks the grand hall. It was such a special moment! The hall is majestic with beautiful lighting and decor. I could go on and on about how amazing and magical this place is and how our vision became reality, thanks to Mallory and the rest of the staff. This place is perfect in every way, we highly recommend this venue for any event.
Shelby
10/25/14
Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Temple was the perfect place to hold our wedding reception. And the staff was beyond helpful and accommodating. Planning a wedding from another state can be quite changeling and everyone at the Temple did everything they could to ensure my reception would go off without a hitch. They made sure I had everything I needed the night of so all I had to do was sit back and relax. And an added bonus was having the staff dance for us! :)
Jenny
9/1/13
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Temple for Performing Arts was SO AMAZING for both ceremony and reception. We had our ceremony in the recital hall, and the reception in the grand hall. The recital hall was perfect for our ceremony, with great architecture and stained glass windows, good sound, etc. We had 125 guests and it was the perfect size. The grand hall is just gorgeous with the marble columns. This venue doesn\'t need a whole lot of extra decoration because of all the beautiful architecture! \r\n\r\nCatering DSM has taken over the catering/event management for this venue, and they are amazing. They not only worked with us to create the perfect custom menu, they were also very helpful in organizing all the details for our wedding day. We had so many compliments on the venue, the food, and the signature drinks they suggested. Thanks to Jeff and Mallory for making our wedding day amazing!
User2638352

Categories: Catering, Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Beautiful Venue and everyone at DSM Catering was so helpful. Coming from a somewhat unorganized bride, all of the staff at the venue made sure everything went seamlessly. Food was amazing and we received many compliments. Can not say enough good things about this venue.
Sarah & Jordon
3/19/11
Categories: Venues
4.5
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.5
We had the ceremony AND reception at the Temple for Performing Arts. The "recital hall" is a gorgeous place to have a ceremony... it is very intimate and has the most amazing architecture. The "Grand Hall" is where the reception was held. The ballroom-like space doesn't require much decoration and it's beauty speaks for itself. It is an amazing place to have a romantic wedding and celebration! I can't say enough about David and Kristy from the Des Moines Embassy Club. They are wonderful, organized and very knowledgeable about planning an event at the Temple! The service and the food are impeccable... I can't say enough good things about it! All of the employees (bartenders, coordinators, servers, etc.) are great to work with! Had a perfect wedding! Thank you!
Laura
11/3/07
Categories: Venues
4.7
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our reception at the Temple for Performing Arts and the service was amazing. The banquet coordinator, John Lengeling, was ultra-professional and executed the details almost perfectly. They were flexible and accommodating and provided an beautiful atmostphere for the event.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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