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Wedding on the Cafe Terrace

Weddings & Receptions

You will discover stunning views and a unique experience for your guests with a wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner at the State Historical Building.

The sky-lit atrium, with its grand staircase, provides a large space that surrounds you with Iowa history. The Grand Terrace and Café Terrace offer stunning views of the State Capitol and Downtown Des Moines and the Café offers an intimate space for rehearsal dinners. In addition, you will enjoy the experienced catering services of Barattas.