THE WALLACE CENTERS OF IOWA: sustainable food & civility initiatives

Rent the Wallace House

Hold Your Next Event in a Victorian Setting

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: 60 standing reception, 25-35 sit down meal, 45 seated “audience” (as for a wedding).

Rental Rates: Rental prices begin at $50 per hour and vary depending upon the type of event, time of day, and kind of group. Please call 515.243.7063 for a direct quote.

Catering: Food service will be provided by WCI Chef Katie Porter. Menus are designed to satisfy customers’ tastes and highlight local and seasonal ingredients. Any exceptions for catering must be approved by WCI staff. Contact Chef Katie to discuss menu ideas for your event by email or phone: 515.243.7063.

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

House rental 2018

Front entrance of the Wallace House

Front and middle parlors

Lunch with a speaker

Setting up for a private dinner



756 16th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
2773 290th Street, Orient, IA 50858
Ph: 515.243.7063 (DM)
Ph: 641.337.5019 (Orient)