Events elevated.

Private Events

PHILOSOPHY

What do you want your event to look like? When you book with us, you will have access to a dedicated coordinator who will help you through the details. From menu and bar service to room setup and audio/visual equipment, your coordinator’s expert advice will put your mind at ease. Choose from our carefully prepared catering menu or consult with us to create something completely original. We are here to bring your vision to life.

Downtown Event Spaces

         

GRILLE

Seated Meal: 225 guests
Cocktail Style: 250 guests
Theater Style: 150 guests

 
           
         

CrYSTAL DINING ROOM

Seated Meal: 125 guests (rounds + rectangles)
Cocktail Style: 150 guests 
Theater Style: Please inquire

           
         

CRYSTAL EXTENSION

Seated Meal: 22 guests 
Please inquire for other seating arrangements

           
         

33RD FLOOR*

Seated Meal: 40-200 guests
Cocktail Style: 65-400 guests                           
Theater Style: 50-325 guests 

           


*Please note: the 33rd Floor is a flexible space with collapsible walls separating the floor into a maximum of four private spaces.

West Event Spaces

         

PONDEROSA ROOM

Seated Meal: 380 guests                                             
Cocktail Style: 425 guests
Theater Style: 500+ guests 

 
           
           

EMBASSY ROOM

Seated Meal: 40 guests
Cocktail Style: 50 guests
Theater Style: 40 guests 

           
           

CO-OP MEMBERS’ DINING ROOM

Seated Meal: 90 guests
Cocktail Style: 180 guests
Theater Style: Please inquire

           
           

UPPER TERRACE

Seated Meal: 75 guests
Cocktail Style: 150 guests
Theater Style: Please inquire

           
           

LOWER TERRACE

Seated Meal: 80 guests
Cocktail Style: 230 guests
Theater Style: Please inquire

 

Testimonials

Thank you for bringing your "A Team" to the party. Everyone raved about the elegant dinner. The bone in filet was perfection. The numbers were historic for the Art Center and [World Food Prize]. It could not have succeeded without you and your terrific staff.

–Janis Ruan

The staff was great & so accommodating all evening - bravo to each of them. The meal, of course, was superb! Everyone had a wonderful time, we're pretty sure!

– Trudy Hurd

Josue and his team did an outstanding job meeting every need of our guests. The bar staff were efficient and professional as well as all the lovely young people serving the delicious meal in a timely, friendly, and professional manner. Our compliments to the Chef and his staff for preparing everyone's dinner quickly and perfectly done. I had friends tell me it was the best filet they've had in years! And the popovers...exquisite! You, too, Diane provided excellent communication and coordination. Everyone worked as a team to provide an outstanding experience. My deepest gratitude to you all!

– Debra Johnson

Chris & I just wanted to thank you for helping us through the whole planning process and making our dream wedding a reality! The night was perfect, the food was to die for, & we were treated like a king & queen! Our friends & family are still raving about the view & the ambience--such a beautiful & unique venue that definitely left a memorable mark on us & our guests. Thank you again & looking forward to hopefully more celebrations at the Des Moines Embassy Club!

– Katie & Chris Eernisse

We had so many compliments about the beautiful space, professional staff, and amazing food.

– Amy + Doug Dollison

I had absolute confidence that you and the staff would translate my requests to reality the night of the dinner. Matt is a wonderful chef. The food was delicious and was presented beautifully. He was willing to work with us to incorporate family traditions, including our lefse and kransekake…. Most of all, I would commend the service provided by the staff the night of the event. Their service exceeded my expectations.

– Katie Sayre

Bravo to everyone at the Embassy for an exceptional job on Saturday. The setup, service and meal were beyond our expectations. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the chef and staff. The timing, temperature and presentation of each course was perfect!! The Embassy Club is Des Moines' best wedding venue for so many reasons.

– Myrna Ver Ploeg

We received lots of “best wedding food ever” compliments on the food. The set up was perfect and your staff went out of their way to accommodate our guests. The Embassy Club exceeded our expectations!

– Laura Averill

Gallery

West: Formal dinner in the Ponderosa Room

Photo courtesy of Brooke Pavel Photography
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