The team at the Iowa Events Center exceeded every expectation our group had. They went out of their way to accommodate us throughout the planning process and executed a one-of-a-kind evening flawlessly. We were stunned at the level of quality they were able to deliver for a large-scale event. It was a top-notch party that left people talking. We look forward to working with the Iowa Events Center in the future.

Chris Diebel, 

Des Moines Arts Festival Board Member

For the past five years we have held our annual fundraising dinner at the Iowa Events Center. When it is an election year our crowd grows immensely and the event becomes more than just a dinner. This year is no exception and the collaboration between the Iowa Events Center and all involved shows why we keep returning.

Our plated meal served just over 2,000 attendees in conjunction with concessions being available for the additional 6,000 bleacher seated guests. Our event is high-energy with extremely high-profile speakers and working through those hoops can be daunting, but the coordination between our staff and the IEC events and catering staff was excellent. The culinary and concession team by far met our expectations and rolled with the changes as the night progressed. The food was great, staff was polite and always available to help. I would recommend the Iowa Events Center for all aspects of hosting an event!

We look forward to 2016 and another successful year!

Joe Farrell, 

Iowa Democratic Party

Thank you for your support of Bravo’s 10th Anniversary Awards Gala. The work of you and your professional staff were essential to making this event a success and a night to remember for the sell-out crowd of 1,500 people who joined the party. The gala was an outstanding celebration of the vibrant organizations that bring arts, culture and heritage alive in central Iowa. Your efforts helped to top our guest’s expectations and make sure that the Bravo Gala remains central Iowa’s premier event.

Once again, the food and beverage were amazing and I received more than one comment from our guests on the spread of delicious choices. Your staff was professional, competent and attentive and we are grateful to consider you a true partner for this event each year.

Hy-Vee Hall again proved to be a perfect location for our signature event and your assistance in ensuring our guests had an enjoyable time is much appreciated. Your staff is incredibly helpful throughout planning and execution and we are grateful to consider you a true partner of this event each year.

Sally Dix & Michelle Book, 

Bravo Greater Des Moines