Decades Event Center

Decades Event Center in West Des Moines, Iowa is the event venue for your wedding or reception, private event, corporate event, or birthday.

Award winner of the Knot's Best Weddings of 2018
Award winner of the Knot's Best Weddings of 2017

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About the Space

With enough space to accommodate up to 275 seated guests or 500 for a standing event, Decades Event Center has plenty of room for you to comfortably host your event. We promise a memorable evening of fun and celebration for your guests, regardless of the occasion. Our spacious ballroom and hand-made bar are completely decorated with rustic, antique decor and intimate lighting to help make the space look amazing. To reserve a date before availability runs out, please email us or call us at 515-224-5732.

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What’s Included

At Decades Event Center, we want to help you with all of your needs for your celebration. That is why we include in your rental all your tables, black or white table linens, chairs, staging, on-site parking, wi-fi, and a sound system with a microphone. You will also have our own event director on site for the duration of the event. Our event director will be available to answer any questions you may have from the day you book with us, until the last dance. Your catering company will have complete access to a full prep room on site. We also provide you with a team from Decades that is responsible for the set-up and takedown of all of this before and after your special event to allow you to enjoy your day without any extra stress. Lastly, with your Decades Event Center rental, you receive a ride and photos in our 1961 Rolls Royce Town Car! It is absolutely beautiful.


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At Decades Event Center, we realize the stress of needing Extras for a reception and having to juggle multiple expensive vendors at once to get what you need. That is why we provide you with the ability to choose extra amenities to help make your day great without having to go elsewhere. We have all of this onsite to help!

  • Audio / Visual (120” screen and Epson projector)
  • Uplighting (choice of color)
  • Custom Snapchat Filter (choice of unique design)
  • Colored Linens (all colors)
  • Chair Covers (white / you must install)
  • Chair Sashes (any color / you must install)
  • Chair Upgrades (Chiavari, Farm, Black Folded)
  • Stage Back Drop (pipe and drapery)
  • Decorative Mr. & Mrs. Sign (Edison bulbs)
  • Decades DJ Package (inquire for details)
  • Decades Photography Package (inquire for details)


Rental Rates

Monday – Thursday Rentals:
8 hour reservation ($750)
4 hour reservation ($500)

Saturday Rentals:
Noon – 12 AM: 12 hour Rental ($3,000)

Friday & Sunday Rentals:
Noon – 12 AM: 12 hour Rental ($1,500)

Additional hours available for $150/hour. All events end at 11 PM. 12 hour rental block can be adjusted earlier.

Required items not included-police officer and bar staff.
Rates subject to an additional 30% for the holidays


What People Are Saying

Decades was the perfect fit for our reception. We had just under 200 people and the set up was amazing. I couldn't believe all the things they offered to us to help save on cost!

Elizabeth S.

What Other People Are Saying

We couldn't be happier, such an amazing rustic charm throughout! They had everything we needed included in the price. I would recommend to anyone who's looking for a unique space in Iowa!

Julie R.

What Other People Are Saying

Love the staff and atmosphere of Decades. We received many compliments on how awesome it was as a venue. Service from the staff was great and I would recommend it to anyone. So glad we chose it!!

Megan E.

What Other People Are Saying

You guys rocked it yesterday!! Your venue and your crew are all class and hard work!! Turned out even better then we ever expected and we had so many compliments on your decor and setup. A++ all the way!!!! #bestplaceever

Angela S.

What Other People Are Saying

Fantastic venue! Can't thank Kale enough for all his help making everything run so smoothly. He went above and beyond on multiple occasions to make our day extra special and stress free. Thanks as well to Tobias for all his help getting us started and providing extra support on our wedding day. Couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank you Decades!! Highly recommend.

Drew W.

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1208 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA, United States

Phone: (515) 255-3238

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