"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. 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." – Temple for Performing Arts
Downtown Des Moines, IA
350 seated dinner
425 cocktail style
$4,000 – $6,500 depending on season
+ catering minimum
Majestic, Romantic, Versatile
Weddings, Banquets, Cocktail Parties, Business Events
SPACES & COSTS
Temple for Performing Arts rents out their entire space for events, with prices starting at $4,000. Spaces include a bridal changing room, small ceremony space, and two large rooms.
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All alcohol must be purchased through CateringDSM, the venue's exclusive caterer.
Temple for Performing Arts provides the following with the cost of rental:
- Bridal suite
- Ceremony location
- China, silverware, glassware
- Custom floor plans
- Dance floor
- Event insurance
- Event security
- Groom's room
- Linens & napkins
- Onsite event coordinator
- Setup & Cleanup
- Specialty lighting
- Tables & mahogany Chiavari chairs
The Temple for Performing Arts is available for rental year-round.
Clients should book Temple for Performing Arts 10 – 14 months in advance.
All food and drink must be purchased through CateringDSM. A minimum order applies.
The Recital Hall is often used as a ceremony space.
Costs & Fees
Rental of The Temple for Performing Arts includes all spaces with the rental fee of $4,000 – $6,500. A catering minimum also applies.
Gum, helium balloons and smoke machines are not permitted. Wall/floor adhesives must be pre-approved. Candles must be encased in a vessel 1" taller than the flame.
Reduced pricing is available for off-season and weeknight events depending on availability. Contact the venue for more details.
Duration of Rental
Rental time begins at 8am and ends at 12am pending all-day availability.
Event insurance is provided by the venue.
Temple for Performing Arts does not have the capability to host outdoor events.
Event security is provided by the venue.
Setup & Cleanup
Renters have access to the venue beginning at 8am the day of the event pending availability. Cleanup of personal items must be completed by 12am.
To learn more about reserving Temple for Performing Arts for your event, contact:
1011 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Closed on Saturdays & Sundays
Temple for Performing Arts is located downtown, near Western Gateway Park.
Temple for Performing Arts