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Venues in West Des Moines, IA,
(515) 221-9000
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 19 Reviews


    Megan Triplett

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  • I can't say enough great things about Glen Oaks! We had originally booked with another country club in Des Moines and with the pandemic things were not being communicated well and we decided to go a different route. THANK GOD Glen Oaks had the availability on our wedding date as we had already booked all of our vendors!!! They did a fantastic job with our wedding especially with switching to Glen Oaks a couple months before our reception. The venue is beautiful, the food was excellent (all our guests were raving about the food especially the parmesan risotto :)), and the service from the staff was incredible! We also loved that we were able to great ready there! It made it so convenient for me and my bridesmaids and we had breakfast and lunch there. Honestly one of the best parts about Glen Oaks is working with their event coordinator, Emily. She made wedding planning a million times easier, especially during a pandemic. She was super responsive to everything, easy to get ahold of, org... Read more

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    Megan, thank you so much for the kind words! I truly loved getting to know you and your family through the planning process. It is a bonus you guys are members! I get to see you from time to time :) I really appreciate you sharing pictures. They are just STUNNING! -Em

    Kenzi Prien

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    5 out of 5
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  • Glen Oaks was a dream wedding venue! We had our ceremony on the croquet lawn, cocktail hour on the beautiful veranda, and the reception inside. Such a unique and gorgeous venue - I loved having different areas and rooms for our guests to go. It truly felt like we had the entire building. The staff is also amazing! Emily - the event coordinator was absolutely fantastic to work with. We emailed back and fourth the entire process and met 3+ times and I have to say she is the most organized/professional human being I’ve ever met. I don’t know how she does it! She is truly the BEST at what she does and she made our day exactly what we wanted with the perfect timeline. She handled our wedding so well even with the difficulties of Covid - we couldn’t have done it without her. I can’t thank her and Glen Oaks enough!

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    Kenzi, Thank you so much for the kind words!!! I truly enjoyed working with you, Konner and Kathi :) I am so glad you and Konner had a perfect day. Thank you for sharing some STUNNING pictures with us :) -Em

    Taylor Dalbey

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  • Glen Oaks is truly the PERFECT venue! I seriously can't say enough great things about Glen Oaks! The indoor and outdoor spaces are immaculate, the food is delicious, and the staff is incredible! We had our ceremony out on the beautiful croquet lawn, the dinner inside, and cocktail hour and dance floor outside on the veranda. Planning a wedding during COVID was stressful, but Emily was excellent to work with during the whole process. We met with her many times to discuss the change of plans each time they arose. I appreciated how knowledgeable and organized she was so I could stress less. Another perk of having your wedding at Glen Oaks is they have their own kitchen, and the food is to die for. All of our guests were raving about how delicious the food was! Our wedding turned out so perfectly, and we have Emily and the other staff at Glen Oaks to thank for that!

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    Thanks Taylor for the kinds words! We love the pictures you shared with us too :) Congrats again! -Em

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can’t say enough amazing things about Glen Oaks as a wedding venue. My wedding on July 3, 2020 was absolutely perfect. Emily was SO helpful from day 1. Super attentive and professional. Quick to reply to all emails and never batted an eye at my one million requests. She is top notch and the venue is stunning and all the staff are absolutely the best. Highly recommended this venue to anyone.

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    Hi Lauren, I am so happy I got to work with you and Lee! I appreciate your kind words :) Congrats again! -Em

    Rachael Faust

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    5 out of 5
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  • Glen Oaks has been great to work with. My Fiance' and I have been talking to them about using their venue for our wedding. They have been quick to respond and have answered any questions that we have. I am excited to see the beautiful venue in person due to the fact that we don't live in Iowa yet! Great place, beautiful grounds, and easy to talk to!

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    Rachael, Glad that we have been assisting you well and hope that you can share your special day with us! -Emily

    Aubrey

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    5 out of 5
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  • Glen Oaks Country Club is hands down the best place to have your wedding! Emily, the event coordinator, is so easy to work with. I am not sure how many emails Emily and I sent back and forth… but she never got sick of our communication and was so responsive. She made me feel so confident going into our wedding day knowing that everything would be just as we wanted it to be. The staff at Glen Oaks was very friendly and all of the guests had raving reviews. Glen Oaks is beyond beautiful. If you are contemplating this venue, look no further. Our wedding was absolutely perfect.

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    Aubrey, thank you for sharing such kind words! I truly didn't mind the communication, I always say there is no such thing as over-communication! It was great working with you and Taylor :)

    Cassie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married in November 2018 and the day was an absolute dream! Emily, who just recently started, was INCREDIBLE! She was attentive, responded to my many questions leading up to the day, met with my mom as I am located in Chicago, and was key to the day running smooth! She helped coordinate and make sure everyone was where they needed to be. The club is beautifully maintained, the food was spectacular, and they know what to expect with weddings which makes planning a breeze. We were very happy with our wedding at Glen Oaks and couldn’t have imagined it anywhere else! The golf course makes for beautiful photos and backdrops. We would definitely recommend Glen Oaks to anyone getting married in the Des Moines area!

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    Thank you for the sweet words Cassie! It was a pleasure working with you, Patrick and your Mom to make sure that your day went PERFECTLY :) I look forward to you coming back and visiting. I saw your parents at Thanksgiving brunch at the club! -Em

    Kaitlin

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    5 out of 5
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  • The new event coordinator, Emily, and the entire staff were phenomenal. We had to move our cocktail hour and dancing inside last minute due to weather, but they took care of every little detail without any hassle to us. Our guests keep telling us how much they LOVED the food. We also had a s'mores bar through Glen Oaks, and it was also a huge hit. Emily was really great with coordinating with our other vendors, so we could trust that our vision was executed beautifully. If you want a gorgeous location with tons of options and a team of experienced people who will take care of practically everything, Glen Oaks is that place.

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    Kait, Thank you so much for continuing the family tradition of getting married at Glen Oaks. We truly enjoyed working with you and Brandon. You have such amazing taste and really complimented the clubhouse with the decor from Vintage Love Rentals. The best part about member weddings is that I don't have to say goodbye! I will see you around :) -Em

    Kim

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    5 out of 5
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  • Glen Oaks helped make our wedding day everything that we had dreamt of and more! The venue itself is gorgeous and has a stunning view overlooking the golf course. Mallory was absolutely amazing to work with. She was quick to respond, answered all of our (many) questions, and made our wedding day run seamlessly. She even allowed us to drop off decor, signage and my wedding dress the week of the wedding so we didn't have to worry about it on our wedding day. Even the food is amazing; Our wedding guests can't stop raving about how good the food and cake were. We are so happy that we chose Glen Oaks for our wedding reception. It exceeded our expectations and make our wedding day an absolute dream!

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    Thank you so much, Kim! We loved getting to know you and Sean over the past year. Best of luck and keep in touch!

    Kelsey

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    5 out of 5
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  • Glen Oaks Country Club was the perfect spot for our wedding last September, we chose Glen Oaks for our ceremony and reception! It was absolutely perfect, Mallory the event coordinator was SO helpful, prompt, and great at her job. Everyone from Mallory, servers, bartenders, etc were so professional, caring, and made everything for our wedding perfect!! HIGHLY recommend Glen Oaks and can't say enough good things about them!

    sue

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  • It is fantastic and the staff is excellent. A wonderful experience and beautiful venue and setting and views.

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    Thank you so much! :)

    Carolyn

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    5 out of 5
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  • Mallory was very knowledgeable about the event space and what would Work best for our wedding and guest list. We wouldn't change a thing!

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    Thank you so much for your kind words! I loved working with you on your wedding. :) -Mallory H.

    User7884748

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  • We loved Glen Oaks! The best part is the patio/ deck for DJ and dancing! Our guests loved it

    Jackie

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  • Mallory, the glen oaks event coordinator, is a wedding GODSEND!!!! She helped me in every possible way and handled all the back ground stuff that makes a wedding perfect, without her I don't know what I would've done! 5/5, If I could do it all again, there is nothing I would change!

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    Thank you so much! We all love what we do at Glen Oaks! - Mallory :)

    Kathryn Fett

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Our ceremony finished sooner than we expected and Glen Oaks was able to accommodate the 30 minute change on the fly. The venue was beautiful and the staff were all very professional and genuinely nice.

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    Kathryn, Thank you for the kind review! It was a pleasure working with you and Tim :) Hope that all is well and you enjoyed your honeymoon. Best wishes, Em

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