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Grand View University

1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50316

2000Largest Group
30Meeting Rooms
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  • Overview
Grand View University facilities are available to organizations and the general public for a variety of events on a space-available basis. The 50-acre campus is home to six academic buildings, six residential facilities, athletic facilities, two administrative buildings and the new Student Center.

During the academic year, Grand View welcomes approximately 2,200 students in 40 undergraduate and four graduate programs. Many are athletes, participating in our 24 sports for men and women, several of them national NAIA championship teams. During the summer months, the Grand View campus is host to many camps and clinics that are open to the public in athletics, art, music, and other areas. Some residence halls are open to community organizations in the summer as well.

Year round, Grand View hosts a wide variety of community events and meetings, occupying space in the new Student Center and in the classrooms in academic buildings. Catering is available through Aramark, Grand View's food service provider.

Grand View is located in Des Moines, with a metropolitan area exceeding half a million people in central Iowa. Des Moines is the state capital and serves as the communications hub for Iowa.

For more information about renting a facility at Grand View University, please let us know. We thank you in advance for considering Grand View for your next event!

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Easily accessible from Interstates 35 and 80, Grand View is 2 hours from Omaha, 3 hours from Kansas City, 4 hours from Minneapolis, and 6 hours from Chicago. The Des Moines International Airport is less than 10 miles from the Grand View campus.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Des Moines International Airport / 15
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Bus
Lyft
Uber
Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Onsite
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Availability:
Conferencing and meeting space is available year-round. Classroom space is also available year-round, but with limited availability on weekdays from late August through late April. Residence hall space is available at the beginning of May through the end of July.
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
2000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
30
Largest Classroom Style:
110
Largest Theatre Style:
1,000
Technology:
All conferencing, classroom, and meeting spaces are equipped with full technology including projector, projector screen/SMART board, computer/laptop, and connection for a personal laptop. Some rooms are also equipped with Blu-Ray/DVD players, doc cams, and microphones. PC and Mac computer labs are available. Campus is wireless and free of charge, including the residence halls, with wired connectivity as an option.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Full-service, on-site catering available in all meeting facilities, classrooms, and residence halls. Typical board plans in our dining hall are also an option.
Must Use In-house Catering:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Special Rates and Packages:
Special rates are available based on availability.
Phone:
515-263-2894
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Reunions
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110