Hold Your Next Event in a Historic House

Originally constructed in 1882, the Wallace House has been restored to a fine example of a Victorian residence. “Uncle Henry” and Nancy Cantwell Wallace lived in the house in 1895 when they founded Wallaces’ Farmer, a farm journal. It is now an important part of the Sherman Hill National Historic District in Des Moines. The first floor space provides a gracious, historic setting for gatherings of all kinds.

Capacity: 45 for a standing appetizer reception, 40 for a sit down meal.

Catering: Food service will be provided by Wallace House Chef Katie Porter. Menus highlight local and seasonal ingredients. All Wallace House rentals involve a meal or appetizer hour. Because of our limited space we do not rent the Wallace House for events without an accompanying meal.

Tour the Wallace House

Rental Rates

We have special menus & pricing for private lunches, dinners & appetizer receptions. To plan your private event please email Caroline or call 515.243.7063.

Reservation Information

The Wallace House
756 16th St, Des Moines IA 50314
phone: 515.243.7063
fax: 515.243.8927

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