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.

Contact Info


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