Learn about Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa offers a unique history for wedding guests coming to the Midwest for the first time - this city has been inhabited by humans for some 7000 years, due it it’s strategic location at the intersection of the Des Moines and Raccoon River. Built in what was once agricultural land (and still surrounded by plenty of it), the Des Moines downtown benefits from a spacious layout that provides plenty of breathing room - a welcome factor for any couple inviting many guests to a wedding venue downtown. Perhaps the best feature that this capital city offers is its proximity to so many rich agricultural lands, allowing a wedding menu to include many farm-to-table dishes that suit the elegant, simple, and rustic wedding themes that are becoming more and more common today. Any couple inviting families with small children will be offering their guests a welcome excuse to dive into history - Des Moines is chock full of family-friendly historical sites, reconstructions, and interesting touristic spots that explore the region’s past.