Center Stage Weddings


All-Inclusive Package for Weddings, Vow Renewals and Engagement Celebrations

You’re invited to take Center Stage for your greatest show! Now you can say “I Do” on the Des Moines Civic Center Main Stage. Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, this space is famously where thousands of legendary Broadway to Billboard-chart-topping artists have performed. Now it’s your turn! We’re here to give you the star treatment, making your moment in the spotlight convenient and unique with this all-inclusive package. This is an exceptional setting for memories that will last a lifetime.

Now booking dates through May 2021.




All Inclusive Package: $2,500
  • Accommodations for the wedding couple, 2 attendants/witnesses & up to 20 guests seated on stage
  • 90-minute experience including a brief ceremony, first dance, toast and reception - all on the Civic Center Main Stage
  • Your stage beautifully set with our décor partner Out of Box Weddings
  • A ceremony to be performed by a legal officiant. The DMPA-provided officiant will utilize a secular, gender neutral script for the service (You are welcome to bring your own officiant. The package price stays the same)
  • A live stream of the event, plus a video link of the ceremony to remember your unique day for years to come
  • Your chosen processional and first dance played through the new Civic Center state-of-the-art sound system. You're welcome to currate your own playlist for the duration of the reception.
  • Day-of on-site wedding coordinator/stage manager to ensure your day is perfect.
  • Your day immortalized by a professional photographer to capture the ceremony and reception. You will purchase your photos directly from the photographer; photos are not included in the package price. (If you bring your own photographer, package price will not change).
  • A champagne toast for all guests of legal age
  • Personalized message included on the DMPA outdoor marquee on the day of your event
  • Use of star dressing rooms and green room for the wedding couple and attendants (up to 4 people total)
Package Add-Ons:
  • $250 Say Cheese! One hour of additional time in the venue with your wedding photographer - perfect for extra couple portraits, capturing a first look, or exploring additional locations in and around the Civic Center
  • $120 – Cupcake Package, provided by Crème Cupcake. One cupcake for each guest, plus a 4-inch cake for your first anniversary.
  • $100 Customize the outdoor marquee message with a photo of the couple or other special design.
  • Various - Add a floral touch with designer’s choice seasonal flowers by Artisan Floral & Events by Saley. Options include the bridal bouquet ($150), assistant bouquet ($80 each), and boutonieres ($12 each).

* Add-on prices and availability are subject to change at any time.


Your safety is our priority!

All attendees must follow the below guidelines:

  • Social Distancing: Guest seating will be in pre-arranged pods for groups that arrive together. Seating pods and overall set up will accommodate physical distance requirements.
  • Masks will be required for all guests and staff.
  • Limited group size, high ceilings, and plenty of space allow you and your guests to celebrate responsibly.
  • Hand sanitizer stations also available throughout as needed.
  • Safety requirements may change as regulations and safety recommendations change.

To book your event or for more information, contact:
Julie Houghton


Out of The Box Productions
Artisan Floral
Des Moines Performing Arts Partnerships: