BRENTON SKATING PLAZA

BRENTON SKATING PLAZA


Brenton
Skating Plaza

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SPACES/COSTS
DETAILS
CONTACT

 

"BRENTON SKATING PLAZA is conveniently located along The Principal Riverwalk in the heart of Downtown Des Moines. From May to October every year, the space transforms into a versatile event venue. The beautiful one-of-a kind canopy offers panoramic cityscape views and the benefit of peace of mind with rain and sun protection underneath its 160 foot canopy. The venue is the perfect location for corporate events, parties and receptions." – Brenton Skating Plaza

 

Availability
The Canopy is only available for rental from May – October.

Location
Downtown Des Moines, IA

Capacity
430 seated dinner
1,880 cocktail style

Cost
$500+ for free public events
$650+ for private events
Pricing details here

Venue Type
Entertainment Venue 

Style
Elegant, Modern, Open

Ideal for
Weddings, Banquets, Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Cocktail Parties, Business Events, Large Conferences

 
 

 

SPACES & COSTS

Rental cost of Brenton Skating Plaza includes use of the canopy, lawn, ceremony site, restrooms and storage room.

Click here for detailed pricing, capacity and usage information for each space at Brenton Skating Plaza.

 
 

 

DETAILS

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Alcohol
All alcohol must be purchased through Christiani's VIP Catering & Events. 

Amenities
Brenton Skating Plaza provides the following with the cost of rental:

  • Cleanup & setup
  • Free parking 
  • Restrooms
  • Staff on duty during event

Availability
The Canopy is only available for rental from May – October.

Booking
Clients may book the venue years in advance or check for last minute availability. Brenton Skating Plaza is flexible and will work with clients to find an open date.

Catering
All food must be purchased through Christiani's VIP Catering & Events. 

Ceremonies
Ceremonies may be held under the canopy or in the ceremony space to the north of the canopy.

Costs & Fees
$500+ for free public events
$650+ for private events

Decor
No decor can be attached to the canopy, and no open flames are allowed under the canopy.

 

Discounts
Reduced pricing is available for free public events and weekday events. Non-profit organizations also receive a 15% discount on rental fees, and multiple date rentals within a calendar year receive a 10% discount on rental fees.

Duration of Rental
Rental periods begin at 4 hours, and additional hours can be purchased for $115 – $175 each. Due to sound permit regulations, guests must leave by 11:30pm for all events.

Miscellaneous Rules & Information
All rental items must be ordered from Christiani's VIP Catering & Events. 

Outdoor Events
In addition to the outdoor areas around Brenton Skating Plaza, the Canopy itself gives the feeling of an open, outdoor event while still protecting from rain.

Miscellaneous Rules & Information
No smoking under the canopy is permitted.

Security
Renters may be required to hire event security depending on the type of event and expected attendance.

Setup & Cleanup
Staff will be on-site the day of the event to allow access to the space. Clients must leave the venue in the condition it was found by removing decor and personal items. Christiani's will handle trash and clean-up for private events.

 
 

 

CONTACT

To learn more about reserving Brenton Skating Plaza for your event, contact:

Robbin McClelland
515.284.1000
brentoninfo@downtowndesmoines.com

 

Address
520 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm

 

 

Website
www.brentonplaza.com

Social Media
Facebook
Instagram

Tours
Brenton Skating Plaza is open to the public every day. For an informative tour, contact Peter at 515.287.4169.

 
 

 

Location
Brenton Skating Plaza is located downtown along the Des Moines River.

 
 

Brenton Skating Plaza