A Fresh Take

The Spaces

In 2020, The River Center expanded into the other half of the building, and now has double the space to accommodate for large-scale events! The River Center spaces are separated into River Center North and River Center South, which can each be rented as individual spaces. Each space has private amenities to ensure that all events in our space runs smoothly.

While the venue has the capability of holding two events at the same time, our space has unique glass garage doors that shut to separate the two sides. On either side of the garage doors are heavy-duty sound-proofing curtains and black velvet curtains to prevent any sound or visual cross-over between the two sides. Both sides of the space have a sizeable mezzanine, a private green room, one bar on the main floor and one bar on the mezzanine, a private patio, and separate restroom facilities.

Let Us take Charge

The Amenities

The River Center is a full-service event venue, and provides all food and beverage on-site. Our sales, kitchen, and operations teams work together to help provide you and your guests with an enjoyable and memorable experience from start to finish!

The building is ADA accessible, with available handicap parking. Event parking is located in Lot B, directly west of the building, with over 250 parking spots and overflow parking if needed. Each client has full access to our in-house sound system, projectors and projection screens, house standard microphones, and Wi-Fi. We also provide an on-site manager on duty during your reservation to make each event stress-free.


Book Your Corporate Event


The River Center makes for the perfect back drop for any corporate event. Whether you need a meeting space, you’re hosting a tradeshow, or you’re if planning your next team outing, don’t look any further – The River Center and our team will have you covered. 

Our versatile space and dedicated team is available to accommodate for any needs you may have!

We Won’t Lie – We LovE A Good Party

Non-Profit Organizations

The River Center is proud to work with a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Des Moines community.

Whether you’re planning a formal gala with a plated dinner or a cocktail-style reception with food stations, our space can be transformed to fit every single one of your needs.

Our team is happy to get creative and work within specific budgets to help ensure the success of your next not-for-profit event.


The Fine Print

Frequently Asked Questions

How Large Is Your Event Space?

Over 16,000 Square Feet!

How Many Guests On Site?

400+ Guests

Can We Use Our Own Caterer?

One of our biggest perks is our in-house kitchen and front-of-house staff

Let Us Turn Your Event Into The Memory Of A Lifetime.
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