Membership elevated.


Membership in the Des Moines Embassy Club is a tradition spanning over a century. Since the doors of the original Des Moines Club opened in 1912, it has been a second home to many of Iowa’s most industrious citizens. Today, the club’s two locations—Downtown and West—afford its members complete flexibility.

traditional + contemporary
city + suburbs
day + night
formal + casual
business + pleasure
client + family

If you are interested in learning more about membership or would like to schedule a visit, please contact Emily Biedenfeld at 515.245.3751 or We would be delighted to show you why Iowans of all backgrounds—executives, lawyers, doctors, realtors, entrepreneurs, and retirees—are proud to call themselves members.


…sitting across the table from a potential client over lunch. You feel confident discussing business matters because the noise level in the dining room is low and the tables are spaced comfortably apart for privacy. Your guest loves the view from the 34th floor and is impressed with the professional environment you have provided.

…throwing a dinner party in your home. Your dedicated catering director works with you to plan the perfect meal and arranges for linens, centerpieces, and silver. A bartender keeps your guests’ glasses full. All you need to do is relax and enjoy your company.

…making a new connection at a Member Mixer. You begin chatting and discover you have quite a bit in common, both personally and professionally. You shake hands and agree to meet again for coffee at the club tomorrow morning.

…hosting all of your family and friends for a wedding reception in the top event venue in Greater Des Moines. The chef and your dedicated catering director have worked with you to plan a menu of grass-fed beef filet and wild Alaskan salmon that all of your guests will be buzzing about, and the club’s wine and spirits director selects the perfect wine pairings to go with dinner. Your photographer captures stunning photos of your wedding party on the bridge over Crescent Lake.

…arriving in Chicago for an industry conference. After a long day of speeches and workshops, your group gathers for dinner at the tallest dining room in Chicago, located in the 80th floor Mid-America Club, where the Maitre d’ greets you by name. Afterwards, you head over to the Union League Club, where you take a steam in the fitness area to relax before retiring to your private guest room for the night. You decide to give yourself an extra day to enjoy a round of golf at the historic Butterfield Country Club before returning home.

…finding a few minutes in your busy day to reenergize with lunch. You have been running from meeting to meeting and only have 30 minutes before your next appointment. This gives you plenty of time to go through the club’s daily lunch buffet, where you can dine with no waiting. You glance over at the bar and decide to return for a well-deserved drink at the end of the day to unwind.

…enjoying live music out on the patio overlooking Crescent Lake. You want to make the most of this rare evening where your family is together and has no activities to run off to. Your children, comfortable in their casual clothes, order exactly what they like from the grill, and you take the opportunity to ask what they like most about summer.

…celebrating a milestone anniversary with the love of your life. You are seated at a table full of happy memories for the two of you, and the chef brings out a carefully selected off-the-menu dinner that the two of you had arranged, followed by the perfect amount of chocolate for dessert. The wine pairings heighten the experience, and the evening feels truly special.

…finding the perfect way to entertain an out-of-town guest. After checking him into the Des Lux at your special membership rate, you bring him to the club where a whiskey tasting is underway. The two of you enjoy the company of your fellow members while sampling a peat-infused Scotch.


We found the dining experience to be excellent, highlighted by great food, wine and an elegant upscale environment. The service was professional and attentive from the member greeting at the door to the table service and the menu recommendations. My compliments to the chef for creating a quality menu consisting of both unique dishes and excellent wines.

– Robert & Rita Gayman

Your vision, leadership and spirit to support the needs of the committee were recognized and greatly appreciated. The committee surveyed this year’s attendees and the results are simply outstanding! The change in venue and format increased attendance by over 50%. The team was extremely complimentary of the venue, format, quality of food and service.  On behalf of all the employee owners of ITA Group, thank you!

– Thomas Mahoney

Thanks for a delightful evening and the fun people at our table! It was an evening at the Embassy to remember!

– Sandra Willoughby

I cannot thank you and your team enough for taking such great care of my group on Friday night. Your service was exceptional and they had an absolute blast, thanks to you. There were 10 groups at 10 different places and the group at Embassy Club came back with the biggest smiles.

– Mara White


Downtown Mixer