The World Food Prize Foundation

Ceremony Only Rental Pricing

Thank you for considering the Hall of Laureates for your wedding event. 

With your rental fee, guests have access to all the public spaces in the Hall of Laureates including the Borlaug Ballroom, Ruan Laureates room, Iowa Gallery as well as the Des Moines Mural Room, featuring the historic WPA murals that have been restored. There is certainly a lot to see in the Hall of Laureates and each room and space has its own identity and purpose. Plus the gardens would also be available to you and your guests to walk through; the gardens are a great location for photos to be taken.

The Hall of Laureates is available for ceremony-only rentals on Fridays and Sundays during the calendar year. 

Your Rental Fee Includes:

  1. Access to the facility 3 hours prior to the start of your event. The event must end no later than 9 p.m. 
  2. Access to all the public spaces in the building (3 floors)
  3. 250 chairs (rental from local vendors is around $12 a piece)
  4. 75 tables ($1,300 in rental from local vendors)
  5. The cleaning of the facility before and after the event
  6. An office-duty Des Moines Police Officer to be present during the event
  7. The ability to use our private gardens for the event
  8. Access to take engagement photos at a scheduled time

Venue Rental Price:

When you sign the Contract 

  • $1,500 (First Installment) is due

30 Days out From the Event 

  • $1,500 (Second Installment Installment) is due
  • $1,500 (Damage Deposit) is due - Please note this is completely refundable as long as there is not any damage during the event
  • $255 for event insurance through the World Food Prize selected company*

Total - $4,755 ($1,500 is refundable after the event)

*This cost could rise if you choose to hold additional events in conjunction with your wedding  and/or reception at the Hall of Laureates. This cost does not include credit card and/or processing fees

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