Tasteful Dinners is known through out the Des Moines and Ankeny area for our expertise in catering special events. We are blessed to work with some of the top wedding venues, party venues, event venues, corporate venues, and other exciting locations. We not only have access to these venues, but through our years of experience we have the details on each venue that make the difference at your event.

From sophisticated and modern party venues or corporate events venues, to elegant and intimate wedding or reception venues, outdoor event spaces and parks, and even private residences, we create special events for all occasion at any location! Do you want to have your event in a great hall or historic landmark? How about an art gallery or a winery? Choose from our three recommended venues below or download our full list of venues. Call us today about any venue that you are interested in.

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Recommended Venues

FFA Enrichment Center, DMACC Ankeny Campus

Located on the DMACC, Ankeny Campus, the FFA Enrichment Center is a multipurpose conference, training and educational center.

The FFA Enrichment Center is open and welcome to the general public.

The FFA Enrichment Center showcases six meeting rooms (possible 12), two large conference rooms, one communications center and a beautiful two-story lobby/exhibit hall area.

With approximately 20,000 sq. ft. of conference center space, groups ranging from 10-500 people can comfortably be accommodated.

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Prairie Moon Winery

Located in Ames, Iowa near Ames Golf and Country Club, Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyard is a beautiful location for an outdoor wedding ceremony as well as an indoor reception.

Prairie Moon can accommodate functions in both indoor and outdoor facilities. Prairie Moon has a full banquet facility available for rent that seats up to 275 guests and has a commercial kitchen.

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Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At ISU

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center – ISU is located just off Hwy 30 and 5 miles from I-35. We are 2 miles from the Iowa State University campus and convenient to the area’s biggest attractions.

For meetings there is three flexible meeting rooms with over 4, 500 sq. ft. of space. They will be happy to help you plan the best possible event for 6 – 450 guests.


  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Total Meeting Space: 4530 sq ft
  • Large Room Capacity: 220
  • Large Room Measurement: 2254
  • Smallest Room Measurement: 945
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Jasper Winery Des Moines Iowa

Located just minutes from downtown Des Moines, Jasper Winery is an “estate style” winery facility in the heart of the metro area.

The Main Event Room can accommodate up to 150 people, and is available for weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and more. There is a large outdoor patio as well as an indoor/outdoor fireplace. An outdoor party tent may also be rented May through October to increase the size of your event.

The exterior is designed to integrate the building’s immediate surroundings of gardens and vineyards with a modern and urban style of architecture.

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The Tea Room

The Tea Room is one of Iowa’s most historic and iconic venues. Located in the heart of downtown Des Moines, the restored elegance of The Tea Room is captivating and the perfect venue for your special occasion.

The grand space of the Tea Room features floor-to-ceiling windows, original and restored ornate plasterwork, stage, dance floor, and Juliet balconies.

The Tea Room is ideal for large wedding receptions, formal dinners, corporate events, seminars, conferences, fashion shows, musical performances, and cocktail parties.

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