Plan An Event

The Iowa Events Center is a state-of-the-art venue flexible to meet the needs of events of all types and sizes. Let us exceed your expectations with our excellent service, on-site catering and AV, and in-house marketing agency. To top it off, our convention center facilities are tax-exempt!

Catering at the Iowa Events Center

The Iowa Events Center has its own in-house catering company, OVG Hospitality. Our team comes with years of experience spanning over many different backgrounds which has leveraged us a step above the rest. Our Catering Sales team takes a personal approach to every event and will work with you every step of the way to ensure the best fit for your event. If you don’t know what you want, we can help guide you to what makes the most sense for your event needs! Our Catering Sales team and Culinary team work very closely. Our Culinary team consists of over 60 years of experience. The diverse back ground of the department is invaluable when planning the menus for the wide variety of events, however grand or informal, held at the Iowa Events Center.

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Audio / Visual at the Iowa Events Center

Markey's is proud to be the in-house preferred audiovisual provider at the Iowa Events Center. As an extension of their Des Moines branch office, they have served the Iowa Events Center since 2005. Markey’s delivers the most diverse and reliable equipment the industry has to offer. Highly skilled technicians provide creative event production options for every event including corporate meetings, conventions, banquets, sporting events, and high profile political events. At Markey’s, they value you and the partnership that will be built together.

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To begin planning your event, please fill out the form below or contact our Convention Sales Department at 515-564-8000 or by email.

If you’re having an event at the Iowa Events Center and would like to be listed on our website as an upcoming event, please click below to fill out the form.