"SALISBURY HOUSE was built from 1923-1928 as the family home of cosmetic magnate, Carl Weeks. The home consists of Tudor stone work, Gothic arches and Carolean brickwork and was inspired by the King’s House in Salisbury, England. The stately interior offers exquisite architectural detail with intricate woodwork, leaded glass windows and 42 rooms filled with rare and historic collections. The majestic house is nestled atop picturesque gardens that are encased by serene woodlands, providing an intimate setting for indoor or outdoor ceremonies and receptions." – Salisbury House
Des Moines, IA
64 indoor, 300 outdoor seated dinner
100 indoor, 300 outdoor cocktail style
$800 – $6,500
Elegant, Traditional, Romantic
Weddings, Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Cocktail Parties, Business Events
SPACES & COSTS
The Salisbury House includes use of all spaces in the cost of rental. Rental pricing is determined by event length, season and day of the week, and ranges from $800 to $6,500. Contact Salisbury House for pricing details.
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All alcohol must be purchased through one of the Salisbury House's approved caterers.
Salisbury House provides the following with the cost of rental:
- 1-hour rehearsal
- Bridal changing room
- Groom changing room
- Onsite event staff
- P.A. system
- Projection screen
- Setup & cleanup
- Tables & chairs
For an added cost, Salisbury House can offer a range of amenities and services including tours, piano tuning, event security, and more.
Salisbury House is available for rental year-round.
It is recommended renters book Salisbury House six months to one year in advance.
All food and drink must be purchased through one of the Salisbury House's approved caterers. Minimums may be required depending on the caterer.
Salisbury House provides indoor and outdoor ceremony locations
Costs & Fees
Rental costs are determined by event length, season and day of the week, and range from $800 to $6,500. Contact Salisbury House for pricing details.
Salisbury House is a historic house museum with established guidelines in place regarding decor. Contact venue for more details.
Reduced pricing is available for off-season and weekday events. Contact Salisbury House for additional information.
Duration of Rental
Rental time varies depending on how many hours the client needs. Anywhere between four – ten hours are available. Setup and cleanup of decor must take place during the contracted rental time. All guests and vendors must be off the property at the end of the contracted rental time.
Renters are not required to purchase event insurance.
Salisbury House works well for a variety of outdoor events.
Renters are required to hire event security for parties of 30 or more where alcohol is being served.
Setup & Cleanup
Setup and cleanup of decor must take place during the contracted rental time.
To learn more about reserving Salisbury House for your event, contact:
4025 Tonawanda Drive
Des Moines, IA 50312
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: 12am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays
Winter hours vary in January and February. Hours also vary regarding early closures for private events.
Salisbury House is located at 4025 Tonawanda Drive in Des Moines.