Private Events

Reserve Salisbury House for Your Event!

Salisbury House & Gardens offers a unique setting for weddings, receptions, social gatherings, holiday parties, non-profit organizations and businesses. Located on nearly ten acres of woodland in the heart of the Salisbury Oaks neighborhood, the estate, sweeping lawns, and beautiful gardens provide flexibility for small, intimate gatherings or large events.

We would love to show you how we can make your special event unforgettable. To check availability, receive additional information, or schedule a rental tour, contact Emily at or call 515-274-1777 ext. 103. 

Advanced rental tour reservations are required. Please note that sending an email or leaving a voicemail does not indicate that a rental tour has been scheduled.
The Foundation Office is open Monday - Friday with exceptions for holidays.


Your happily ever after awaits. Make the beginning of forever unforgettable with a wedding day of your dreams.  With exclusive use of the property during your contracted rental time, our grand mansion offers an elegant setting with manicured gardens encased by pristine woodlands to create an idyllic setting for your special day.  Your photographer will capture stunning photos as you wed between the iconic Pompeian columns in the garden and as you have your first dance as newlyweds under the bistro lights on the terrace.  Whether you are seeking a small and intimate venue for your ceremony or an expansive garden for your reception, Salisbury House & Gardens 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. 

Business or 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.


Private Dinners & Receptions
Spend an enchanted evening at Salisbury House
Greet your guests as they enjoy a cocktail hour outdoor on the terrace overlooking the gardens or indoor 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 with live background music from our custom Steinway piano performed by one of our recommended pianists. 


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