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Salisbury House and Gardens

Des Moines , IA
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LOCATION

4025 Tonawanda Drive
Des Moines, IA 50312 US (map)

PHONE

515-274-1777

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Salisbury House 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... Read more
Salisbury House 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 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 a variety of unforgettable events here and would love to have the opportunity to share your special day with you! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Glamorous
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Cassandra
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
A remarkable location and impeccable staff. All and all a flawless event on the most special day of my life and I couldn't be more appreciative, or speak higher of the Salisbury House and all it entails.
A remarkable location and impeccable staff. All and all a flawless event on the most special day of my life and I couldn't Read more...
A remarkable location and impeccable staff. All and all a flawless event on the most special day of my life and I couldn't be more appreciative, or speak higher of the Salisbury House and all it entails. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
7/22/2016
5.0/5.0
We live in Chicago and came back to Iowa for our wedding. The Salisbury House was a perfect setting for our reception after the church ceremony! I wanted Old World charm with sophisticated style. The majority of our guests were from out of state and loved the guided tours of the historic house (we made available during appetizers while we took pictures). The backdrop of our pictures were beautiful. After dinner, guests walked around the gorgeous garden admiring the lovely, groomed flowering plants. The staff worked well with my caterer, florist and band. Everyone was very flexible with my plans using different parts of the house and lawn. If inclement weather affects an outdoor reception, there are limitations on the number of seated guests since The Salisbury House is a museum. Entire staff is wonderful and accommodating! I highly recommend The Salisbury House.
We live in Chicago and came back to Iowa for our wedding. The Salisbury House was a perfect setting for our reception Read more...
We live in Chicago and came back to Iowa for our wedding. The Salisbury House was a perfect setting for our reception after the church ceremony! I wanted Old World charm with sophisticated style. The majority of our guests were from out of state and loved the guided tours of the historic house (we made available during appetizers while we took pictures). The backdrop of our pictures were beautiful. After dinner, guests walked around the gorgeous garden admiring the lovely, groomed flowering plants. The staff worked well with my caterer, florist and band. Everyone was very flexible with my plans using different parts of the house and lawn. If inclement weather affects an outdoor reception, there are limitations on the number of seated guests since The Salisbury House is a museum. Entire staff is wonderful and accommodating! I highly recommend The Salisbury House. Read less
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Nichole
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience at Salisbury House. Bonnie was extremeky helpful in making our day great. I think the best way to describe our day and our experience was perfect. I wouldn't change anything about our day or experience.
We had a wonderful experience at Salisbury House. Bonnie was extremeky helpful in making our day great. I think the best Read more...
We had a wonderful experience at Salisbury House. Bonnie was extremeky helpful in making our day great. I think the best way to describe our day and our experience was perfect. I wouldn't change anything about our day or experience. Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
1/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was very helpful getting our intimate wedding planned. We got married in the middle of the week, during business hours in January. There wasn't anyone who came into the house that I know of, anyway! I highly recommend the Salisbury House, especially for a small intimate wedding. It was everything we had hoped it would be.
Bonnie was very helpful getting our intimate wedding planned. We got married in the middle of the week, during business Read more...
Bonnie was very helpful getting our intimate wedding planned. We got married in the middle of the week, during business hours in January. There wasn't anyone who came into the house that I know of, anyway! I highly recommend the Salisbury House, especially for a small intimate wedding. It was everything we had hoped it would be. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
The Salisbury House is a beautiful location for a wedding ceremony.
The Salisbury House is a beautiful location for a wedding ceremony.
The Salisbury House is a beautiful location for a wedding ceremony. Read less
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MarriedWithKids
Wedding:
8/2/2003
5.0/5.0
The Salisbury House is the perfect Fairy Tale Setting for an outdoor wedding! My husband and I were married in the gorgeous garden which made for fantastic wedding photos! Following the ceremony,we held the reception on the side lawn with dancing on the grand patio.

About Salisbury House: Discover the enduring charm of 16th century England, the changing America of the 1920s, the vibrant culture of the 21st century. Salisbury House is all of that. Imagine moving through room after majestic room...the expansive Great Hall, the art-filled Common Room, the elegant dining room, the rare book-filled Library. And the experience has just begun. Treasures of art and antiquity create the dazzling mosaic that is Salisbury House.

www.SalisburyHouse.org
The Salisbury House is the perfect Fairy Tale Setting for an outdoor wedding! My husband and I were married in the Read more...
The Salisbury House is the perfect Fairy Tale Setting for an outdoor wedding! My husband and I were married in the gorgeous garden which made for fantastic wedding photos! Following the ceremony,we held the reception on the side lawn with dancing on the grand patio.

About Salisbury House: Discover the enduring charm of 16th century England, the changing America of the 1920s, the vibrant culture of the 21st century. Salisbury House is all of that. Imagine moving through room after majestic room...the expansive Great Hall, the art-filled Common Room, the elegant dining room, the rare book-filled Library. And the experience has just begun. Treasures of art and antiquity create the dazzling mosaic that is Salisbury House.

www.SalisburyHouse.org Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/18/2015
3.3/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony at the Salisbury House. It is a beautiful but over priced venue. Bonnie is very nice and great to work with, but the venue is extremely strict about everything. If I could go back I would have gone with a different venue.
We had our wedding ceremony at the Salisbury House. It is a beautiful but over priced venue. Bonnie is very nice and great Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony at the Salisbury House. It is a beautiful but over priced venue. Bonnie is very nice and great to work with, but the venue is extremely strict about everything. If I could go back I would have gone with a different venue. Read less
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