What is included in the venue rental?
All rentals include the use of the entire venue space, mezzanine level, private suite, and outdoor covered patio. We also include an initial room set-up and tear-down, in-house: tables, chairs, in-house linens, china, flatware, and glassware. 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 staff coordinator during your reservation to make each event stress-free!
Where are you located?
We are located just south of the intersection of SW 3rd Street and West MLK Jr. Parkway. Our main entry is on SW 3rd, facing Principal Park. The address of 340 SW 3rd Street in Des Moines puts you at our front door! Our covered patio faces Principal Park, and offers sweeping views of the State Capitol Building as well as the Des Moines skyline. We are just steps away from the Court Avenue District!
Is there parking available?
The River Center offers 200 designated valet parking stalls behind the building. In addition, there is ample public parking across the street, accessible for you and your guests when the I-Cubs are not playing at home. Please contact us for quoting valet service at your next event.
Can I bring in my own catering?
One of the biggest perks to hosting your event at the River Center is our in-house kitchen and full staff. Chef Diego can customize any menu or create something special just for you! We do allow clients to bring in specialty desserts, such as wedding cakes. We also offer a full bar, and enjoy creating custom cocktails and signature drinks for our clients. We provide full-service events for you and your guests!
At the River Center, we take the stress out of planning your special event. We provide the venue, the menu, and the bar service. We are truly the one-stop shop for hosting special events your guests will never forget!
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