Situated along the Principal Riverwalk, just north of downtown Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a beautiful gathering place for you and your guests. The Botanical Garden receives accolades as a top wedding venue in Des Moines, Central Iowa and beyond, and was named the most beautiful wedding venue in the state of Iowa by PureWow. Our downtown wedding venue provides stunning scenery you won’t find anywhere else, with numerous options for ceremony and reception sites throughout the property. Whether you’re getting married, hosting a reception, or planning a celebration, the Botanical Garden will cater to your needs and help you create indelible experiences. From your initial visit through the day of the event, our skilled team of event professionals will ensure your event is a success.