Private Events

Reserve Salisbury House for your Special Event

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Corporate Events
Inspired Meetings: A unique setting for your next off-site meeting, luncheon, or retreat.
Imagine your next board meeting in the Common Room seated at the 19’ long English Oak Trestle Table surrounded by ornate needlepoint tapestries. Envision hosting your business or private event in the rich settings of elegance our historic mansion provides. With internet and phone capabilities remain connected while surrounded by history.

Rental rates are time based and start at $450 for a four hour daytime corporate event.


Private Dinners and Receptions
Spend an enchanted evening at Salisbury House
Greet your guests as they enjoy a cocktail hour in the Great Hall under the rafters from the White Hart Inn, where Shakespeare performed with his troupe in the early 1600’s. Then enjoy a lavish dinner prepared by one of our approved caterers in the Common Room. End the night with dancing on the limestone terrace overlooking the gardens or enjoy a tour of this historic mansion. Salisbury House is the perfect location for every special occasion. 

For those planning a sit down dinner in the Common Room, please note that our maximum seating capacity is 64.

Rental rates are time based and start at $1,200 for a four hour private event Monday - Thursday evening.

Your happily ever after awaits 
Let us make your dreams come true. This grand mansion and its beautiful gardens create an idyllic setting for your special event with an elegant backdrop unique to Des Moines. Gothic archways, stained glass windows, and our gorgeous garden create a stunning venue for this milestone celebration.  Salisbury House is a Tudor England-style mansion set atop manicured gardens encased by pristine woodlands. Magnificent photo opportunities are available throughout the property. Whether you are seeking a small and intimate venue for your wedding, or an expansive garden for a large gathering, Salisbury House offers an array of options for weddings of varying scope and size. Begin your fairy tale at Salisbury House with a memorable wedding that you, your family and your friends will never forget. 

Book your 2017 wedding ceremony and reception on any of the following dates by July 28, 2017
and receive $500 off your rental fee:

July 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5, 19, 26
September 2, 30
October 21

For those planning a wedding and/or reception, please note that our maximum capacity levels are as follows:

Indoor ceremony (theater seating) = 90 - 100
Indoor reception (sit down dinner) = 64
Indoor reception (mingling/cocktail party) = 100
Outdoor ceremony = 300
Outdoor reception = 300

 Rental rates are time based and start at $4,000 for a four hour private event on Saturdays April 1st to October 31st.


We would love to show you how we can make your special event unforgettable. To check on availability, receive additional information, or schedule a site tour, please contact Bonnie Bronson at 515-274-1777 ext. 1002 or send an email inquiry to  A deposit is required to secure a date.

For a glimpse of what your special event could look like at Salisbury House, view our private event photo albums by clicking on the floral image in the upper right hand corner of this page.

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