Weddings elevated.


Refined or contemporary, urban or serene, your vision for your special day will come to life at the Des Moines Embassy Club. With two clubhouses, one downtown in the Ruan Center and one in West Des Moines near West Glen, you have twice the venue options—or you can even book our catering services at your local wedding destination. With over a century of experience, you can depend on us to deliver a wedding that will leave your guests in awe.


What do you want your day to look like? When you book your wedding 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 wedding menu or consult with us to create something completely original. We are here to bring your dream to life.


There is no view of Des Moines more spectacular than from our clubhouse on the 34th floor of the Ruan Center in the heart of downtown. Celebrate with a backdrop of the Des Moines River, State Capitol, and miles beyond. Wow your guests with the elegance of our downtown clubhouse with its gleaming century-old chandeliers, built-in dance floor, and Mad Men-style bar.


Go contemporary. An adaptable space with an urban loft feel, the Ponderosa Room is stunning alone or completely transformed with draping, paper lanterns, or even chandeliers hanging from the vaulted ceilings. The Embassy Room is adorned with a wall of gleaming wine bottles, creating a modern wine cellar that can be utilized for rehearsal dinners, bridal lounges, or even as a get ready space the morning of your ceremony. Invite your guests to take the party outside with our tranquil lakeside garden and patio, a rare gem in the metro area.


Our Club Chefs have decades of combined experience in our kitchens working with only the highest quality ingredients to create a meal for your reception that will stand out from all the rest. An on-site organic garden means fresh herbs and produce when in season and featured on your plate. Work with our Wine and Spirits Director to select the perfect wine pairings and cocktail selections for your menu. We know that many of our clients have unique needs and wishes—use our wedding menu or allow us to tailor a menu to your specifications.


Downtown Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Aly Carroll Photography