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Ovations Food Services at the Iowa Events Center

Des Moines, IA


Price Range

$$ – Affordable



Wedding Categories

Buffet, Seated Meal, Food + Catering


Contact Info

730 Third Street, Des Moines, IA (515) 564-8000

Reviewed on 1/29/2016

Management Organizational skills piss poor .Couldn't get a table although there were 4 empty tables available . " Zack" the manager acted surprised and shocked that so many people showed up tonight and he had not scheduled help to accommodate. He acknowledged that it was the... Read More biggest game on schedule, Military night but- but. Just didn't expect the crowd. . Poor Kathy the bar tender was so busy trying to serve s bar full of customers . She only one pouring drinks...Zack didn't think necessary to get her help. The chairs at the bar are about 8" too short and just chin high to scrape your food in. Food was great .... Recommendations: get more staff, higher stools at the bar and a competent manager !

Exceeded Expectations

Reviewed on 7/07/2014 Bri L

Our food was AMAZING! Every is still raving about it. Ovations had a menu with great variety that was affordable. They worked with me to create a signature cocktail that was awesome! Most of the time wedding food is a bit bland and sometimes even cold or overcooked. Not... Read More Ovations; it was cooked perfectly (both the steak and chicken were tender and juicy!). I would say our dinner was a surprise highlight of the day!

People are Still Talking about the Food

Reviewed on 11/22/2013 Cassidy W

We had social hour, dinner, and late night snacks catered and they were amazing. They were timely and professional. The food was hot and looked so appetizing. Then it tasted GREAT!