Salisbury House Est. 1994

4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, Iowa

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Pure fantasy perfection and adventure has just begun!
The Salisbury House is pure fantasy perfection. From the stained glass windows to the ornate brick work, this museum is filled with history and beauty evident in the floor-to-ceiling period specific decor. Let the Salisbury House be the storybook ending to your fairytale event.
The Lowdown
Type
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Museum
Views
Cityscape
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Style
British
Classic
Elegant
Garden Party
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Salisbury House & Gardens is a historic house museum featuring a 42 room estate surrounded by nine acres of beautiful gardens and woodland. The estate\'s Tudor stone work, Gothic arches and Carolean brickwork were inspired by King\'s House in Salisbury, England, and numerous architectural elements from 15th and 16th century Britain are incorporated into the building. Carl Weeks - who built Salisbury House in the 1920\'s with his wife, Edith - was an avid and skilled collector of books, art, historic documents, musical instruments, and decorative items, and most of what they amassed during their 30 years at Salisbury House remains here. Major art works by such luminaries as Sir Anthony van Dyck, Leon Kroll, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Joseph Stella and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema line the walls, while signed books and documents from Abraham Lincoln, Ernest Hemingway, Queen Elizabeth I, James Joyce, Brigham Young, D.H. Lawrence, King Ferdinand of Aragon and many others tangibly bring history to life in this historic museum. Salisbury House & Gardens has a rich, meaningful history as a beloved community attraction, widely recognized as a treasure by the National Register of Historic Places, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others. We\'ve hosted many magical events here, and we\'d love to share your special day with you!
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Salisbury House maintains a list of approved caterers. Please contact fus for more information and for a complete list of additional fees (as applicable).

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
300
Buffet
N/A
Standing
N/A
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1994
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Salisbury House was built from 1923-1928 as the family home of cosmetic magnate, Carl Weeks. The home consists of Tudor stone work, Gothic arches and Carolean brickwork and was inspired by the King’s House in Salisbury, England. The stately interior offers exquisite architectural detail with intricate woodwork, leaded glass windows and 42 rooms filled with rare and historic collections. The majestic house is nestled atop picturesque gardens that are encased by serene woodlands, providing an intimate setting for indoor or outdoor gatherings.
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