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Venues in Des Moines, IA,
(515) 657-7288
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 28 Reviews


    Erin Wormley

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were lucky enough to be the first wedding at Rollins Mansion this summer and I can't say enough about the professionalism, creativity and flexibility that Brianna and the entire Rollins team showed us while helping plan both our ceremony and reception during COVID-19. We fell in love with the venue immediately but with only four weeks to plan (our first venue had to cancel), I was concerned that we might not be able to pull off the event we had originally hoped for. I shouldn't have wasted one minute worrying...the entire team at Rollins was amazing and not only did we have the wedding day we dreamed of, it was beyond every expectation we had! The venue was gorgeous, Daniel, Steve, the bartenders and facility staff went above and beyond to take great care of us and our guests and Brianna worked tirelessly all day to ensure every detail was perfect. Hosting an event during a pandemic definitely presented a new set of challenges for the Rollins team but they managed it per... Read more

    Woody Brenton

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I found this venue to be wonderful for our wedding of approximately 125 guests  We were looking for a couple of different things in a venue. We were looking for a place that would accommodate us outside if possible but the accommodating and visually appealing on the inside if necessary. As our wedding was mid October in Des Moines, we knew anything could happen. Rollins accomplishes both exceeding well. As it was, the temperature was in the mid 50s but sunny. We were able to have the ceremony, rather short, outside in their rectangular courtyard where the sun was out and the space was protected from the breeze. A bright red cardinal landed on a branch near the officiant and stayed there during the entire ceremony until the clapping at the end. (Apparently, no extra charge for this) For a little reception prior to brunch, we used their lovely south room for champagne and charcuterie. We then went to their larger dining area for brunch. Comfortab... Read more

    John Ott

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    5 out of 5
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  • I rarely leave reviews, but I want to make sure that the public is aware of how awesome this place is!! Our daughter got married on April 27th and I couldn't imagine a more beautiful place for her to get married. EVERYONE at the wedding RAVED about how awesome EVERYTHING was from the DECOR, to the BEAUTY, and ELEGANT DETAILS of the venue , the FANTASTIC ACOMODATING STAFF (even when we changed something on the fly), they were SOOO patient. The food was catered by one of their preferred caterers (Delmonico). Everyone treated us like family and hats off to the amazing staff of both the Rollins Mansion and Delmonico. A BIG THANK YOU to Breanna, Daniel, John, Olivia and Steve (in alphabetical order) they were the STAND OUTS amongst all the wonderful staff. Thank you EVERYONE for making my daughter and her new husband's wedding so MEMORABLE

    Jessie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words can not begin to describe how thankful I am/was for the staff at the Rollins Mansion. Melissa, Daniel, and Brianna worked around the clock to make our special day amazing! Melissa's knowledge when it comes to wedding planning, time restraints, attention to detail and different ideas for what works best is invaluable. All my communications went through her and everything was responded back to in a timely manner. Now the food.... AMAZING, Daniel knows exactly what he is doing when it comes to food and drinks!!!! It speaks great volume when it comes time for your guest to eat and all you hear is the background music, because people are enjoying their meals so much! What was even better is their cater holds a taste testing event, so you get to sample everything before hand and decide on how you want to build your menu. The Rollins Mansion itself is so beautiful, you don't have to worry about decorating at all. The Bridal Suite were the women get ready was perfect and had champagne fo... Read more

    Blaine

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    5 out of 5
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  • The staff goes above and beyond to help you in any way they can. They let you be as involved or not as you want. We can’t recommend them enough. Anyone complaining about their lack of communication or lack of help from staff is being unreasonable.

    Will

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    5 out of 5
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  • When searching for a venue, there is simply no competition around Des Moines in this price range. The mansion itself is beautifully historic, with plenty of space inside and out. However, when choosing a venue, it is difficult to gauge how well it is run and how accommodating the staff will be on your big day. The friendly, detail-oriented staff at Rollins and Delmonico will prove their worth to you as they go above and beyond your every need. This was one of the most surprising things from our wedding day. We were truly blown away with the service we received and felt it was worth every penny! The ceremony was set to take place outdoors, but mother nature decided not to cooperate 30 minutes before our ceremony was set to start. Without any hesitation, the staff moved the entire setup inside quickly and efficiently on a moments notice. We didn't even have time to stress! This is exactly the kind of service you should be looking for in a wedding venue. Another great perk is that many ho... Read more

    Anna

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  • Even though I had lived on the south side my whole life, I somehow had never stumbled upon this gem. I instantly fell in love--stunning architecture, great history, and so quaintly tucked into the trees. Breanna was an amazing help when it came to coordinating and helping us while we planned from out of state, she really made the whole thing so effortless both before and day-of. The catered dinner tasting and group of pre-approved caterers made it so easy to select our favorites. This also made it super easy to get in touch with the bar and catering staff while we planned, since Rollins works so closely with so few vendors. The space was plenty for our 100 guests. Ample room to walk around during cocktail hour on the main floor, and downstairs felt cozy yet spacious enough for dinner and dancing. The little "carriage house" off to the side was a perfect spot for my husband and I to take a break together with apps and cocktails, change our shoes after photos, and have a bit of alone ti... Read more

    Jolene & Tyler

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • The Rollins Mansion was a beautiful venue and was the prefect spot for our fairy tale wedding. The venue coordinator was wonderful to work with. She was very helpful and knowledgeable. She helped our day run very smoothly. The mansion had many rules and guidelines that limited some options, but overall we had a nice experience.

    Rachel Bode

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Rollins was the perfect location for our wedding! We had an outdoor ceremony and reception and everyone commented on how beautiful the location was—hardly any decor needed as the architecture speaks for itself! Highly recommended

    Brittany Harris

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  • We were married at Rollins Mansion in November. The mansion and gardens are beautiful, and the staff are excellent to work with! Rollins does all set up/tear down of tables and chairs, which was crucial since it ended up pouring down rain almost the entire wedding day! We had originally planned to have the ceremony outdoors, but Rollins was very accommodating and helped us find a beautiful setup inside due to the weather. It was wonderful to be able to have our entire wedding day at one place from getting ready in the cottage and den, to having the ceremony and reception in the mansion! Our guests had fun exploring the mansion, and we received many, many compliments on the venue choice! They also have winter pricing options, which allowed us to save money while still having the perfect wedding venue!

    Emily Sibigtroth

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We fell in love with this place as soon as we saw it. We looked at a couple other locations in Des Moines but nothing captured our hearts like Rollins Mansion did. And it did not disappoint. We were able to participate in two catered dinners for their in house caterer (since we both were not able to go to one together). They were very helpful with telling us different vendors they recommended to use. Leading up to the event, they made sure all of our concerns and questions were taken care of. The day of was absolutely perfect. I would 100% do it over if I could and would not have changed a thing. :)

    Natalie Witschorik

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  • Rollins Mansion was absolutely stunning!!! We fell in love with the place the moment we toured it and knew that it was the perfect location for our ceremony and reception. The staff was fantastic! We also used the preferred caterer and Daniel was incredible to work with and the night manager who was there till the end was great! All of the staff was professional and made our day feel extra special.

    Brooke Hawke

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  • Rollins Mansion was the very first wedding venue we looked at, and nothing else compared after seeing how beautiful it was! We had a December wedding, and all the Christmas decorations they had set up saved us time with decorating and fit in so perfectly with our other decor. Brianna was great to work with and was always quick to answer any questions we had. We chose the in-house catering option of Delmonico which was one of the best choices we made! Daniel and his staff were amazing and our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was! Because we chose Delmonico, our linens and china were included which was perfect! Due to our winter wedding, all of our festivities were indoors, but we braved the cold to take some stunning pictures outside. The mansion has so many rooms to utilize, and our guests had a blast exploring throughout the day. Our day was absolutely perfect, and we couldn't be happier with choosing Rollins Mansion as our venue.

    Stacie Titterington

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  • Rollins Mansion was a stunning venue for my August 2018 wedding. The outdoor space is absolutely beautiful for your ceremony along with reception. Loved being able to utilize the indoor area for cocktail hour to allow my guests to see more of the mansion. My only negative is that the Rollins Mansion staff really has nothing to do with helping, it seems as if they only want to collect your money and the rest is up to the staff at Delmonico(in house catering staff) When asked if they had any verbiage regarding the history of the mansion, I was told no. I am very thankful for Melissa and her staff they delivered and amazing meal, my guest still talk about it. Not to mention Melissa is so helpful with how the flow of the ceremony, she really is top notch and pays attention to details. Thank you for all your help. My wedding was the best day of my life and I so happy that we had it at Rollins Mansion. Stacie and Chris Robl 8-17-18

    Stacy

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    3.4 out of 5
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  • The venue is absolutely gorgeous and I did not find anything that compared to Rollins in our wide search for venues. Our pictures are stunning and our guests had so many compliments about our wedding. The staff the day of were also fantastic. However, I was disappointed with the lack of communication from Rollins Mansion once we signed our contract. I was expecting someone to reach out to us to help guide us a bit, but you will definitely have to do the legwork yourself and hunt down people for answers to get things done. Melissa from Delmonico was very sweet, but it was confusing that she was also the point person for Rollins as a whole. It would have been nice to be told from the get go who we should contact with our questions, as I often was not sure who was supposed to be helping us. Melissa seemed stretched thin by all her responsibilities, evidenced by slow response time or forgetting to respond to emails, and I honestly was never contacted by anyone else who works for the mansio... Read more

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