Our Rental Venue

Book your next event at Mainframe Studios! Our contemporary, window-lined event rental space is located inside the region’s premiere art studio building. Featuring 12 ft high ceilings and an expansive, light-filled industrial environment with additional atrium and meeting room options.

INCREDIBLE CATERING

The Tangerine Food Company is the exclusive caterer for events at Mainframe Studios. Their team offers expert menu planning and catering execution to make your next event personalized and delicious. Tangerine’s food is freshly prepared and sourced locally from farmers’ markets and community producers. With Tangerine as your caterer, your event will be special from the first delicious cocktail to the last bite of sumptuous dessert.

CREATIVE COMMUNITY

Mainframe Studios is a creative community for artists of all types and disciplines. Hosting your event at Mainframe not only means supporting our local arts community, but also brings a sense of creativity to your gathering. Ask our staff about how you can incorporate the work or expertise of one of our resident artists into your next event.

> Take a look at our amazing artists

FLEXIBLE SPACE

In addition to floors of space for artists’ studios, Mainframe’s events space is a flexible 4,650-square-feet of possibility for your next event. With a full wall of windows overlooking downtown Des Moines, our space can be transformed into the perfect backdrop for your wedding, corporate party, large-group meeting and more.

THE BIG ROOM

The Big Room is Mainframe Studios’ main event space, boasting 4,650 square feet of flexible contemporary space that accommodates a wide variety of uses. Whether you are planning a wedding, fundraiser, conference or holiday party, consider Mainframe Studios for your next event. Our adjacent atrium and meeting room add to your event planning possibilities.

  • Capacity

    • 250 seated
    • 400 reception-style
  • Size

    • 4650 sq ft flexible banquet room
  • Catering

  • Rates

    •  Sun - Thursday: $1250 
      Friday - $2000 
      Saturday - $3000 
      Ceremony switch over fee - $500
      The Big Room & Atrium $3250
    • We are happy to discuss nonprofit discount options for events taking place Sunday through Thursday. 

At Mainframe, artists can be part of your event. Boasting over 130 studios, there are endless options to make your event unique and personalized. Here are just a few examples:

Interested in booking an event or learning more about our space?

EVENT BOOKING & CATERING: The Tangerine Food Company // Mainframe's exclusive caterer who are experts at making each event personalized and delicious. Phone: 515-720-7510 // Email:tangerine@mainframestudios.org

EVENT EXTRAS: Mainframe Studios // Let director and artist liason Siobhan Spain curate creative experiences // Phone: 515-505-8151 // Email: siobhan@mainframestudios.org

THE SMALL ROOM

The Small Room is a space where you can create, collaborate and hold other meetings of the minds, including workshops and training sessions! For larger events, this light-filled conference room can double as a bridal room, break-out session space or intimate luncheon area. 

  • Capacity

    • 20-25 conference style seating
    • 15 seated for meals
  • Size

    • 450 SF flexible space
  • Catering

  • Rates

    • $150 for 2-4 hour meetings
    • $250 for food-service events

At Mainframe, artists can be part of your event. Boasting over 130 studios, there are endless options to make your event unique and personalized. Here are just a few examples:

Interested in booking an event or learning more about our space?

EVENT BOOKING & CATERING: The Tangerine Food Company // Mainframe's exclusive caterer who are experts at making each event personalized and delicious. Phone: 515-720-7510 // Email:tangerine@mainframestudios.org

EVENT EXTRAS: Mainframe Studios // Let director and artist liason Siobhan Spain curate creative experiences // Phone: 515-505-8151 // Email: siobhan@mainframestudios.org