Where is Rollins Mansion located?
Rollins Mansion is located at 2801 Fleur Drive Des Moines. It is located on your left on Fleur Drive when you are heading South towards the airport. From interstate 235 take exit 7A M.L. King Jr. Parkway and head South past Water Works Park and past Gray’s Lake. Rollins Mansion is located after the intersection of Bell Ave. and Fleur Drive; it will be the second turn off on your left side. The facility is across from the AIB College and is next to the Integer Group (formerly known as the Butler’s Mansion).

Can we bring outside food or drinks?
We have a list of approved preferred caterers, in addition to our in-house caterer, that meet a great range of budget and tastes.  We do allow outside caterer for weddings on Fridays with a non-preferred caterer fee.

Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Alcoholic beverages may be served at Rollins Mansion within the rented space and provided by our exclusive liquor provider during your scheduled event.

Can we decorate?
You can bring in your own decorations.  However, due to the historic nature of the facility, we have restrictions on setting up.  No decorations may be hung, nailed, or tacked to the windows, window frames or wood work.  Candles are allowed in limited spaces. No birdseed, bubbles, table confetti, glitter or silly string is allowed. If you have any questions in regards to the decorations, please feel free to contact our event coordinator.

Can we hire a band or DJ?
Yes, bands and DJs are welcome at Rollins Mansion for all event types. Music must be completed by 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. on weekends. Due to the residential location, we cannot allow amplified sound outside on the terrace.

Is audio/visual support available?
Rollins Mansion has a speaker system which is included in the package price. Any additional audio/visual products (such as podium, microphone, projector, screen, etc.), may be rented.

Where can my guests park?
Rollins Mansion has limited parking onsite. You will need to contract with Keck Parking in advance to arrange valet and shuttle services to park on the open lot one block Northwest of Rollins Mansion. Keck Parking is experienced in special events parking to ensure smooth execution.

Is Rollins Mansion accessible to people with disabilities?
Rollins Mansion is a historic building and therefore is limited in regards to handicap accessibility throughout the facility. Please notify us in advance of any needs you or your guests may have.

Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept most credit cards as well as cash, checks and money orders.


When am I able to get into the space in order to decorate?
Generally, the facility will be open at noon the day of the event.

How long can we party?
Bundle package rental times are from noon to 11PM with options until midnight.

How many guests can sit at one of the round tables?
Our 5-foot round table sits 8 to 9 guests comfortably. Rollins Mansion offers limited choices for table sizes and shapes.

What about linens?
You may bring your own linens to better coordinate with your wedding colors. If you use the in-house caterer, Delmonico offers limited options of basic linens.  Alternately, we have partnered with Beyond Elegance to offer you linens as well as photobooth rentals at discounted retail price. For your convenience, they deliver the rental items directly to Rollins Mansion and will pick up from us too if the order is above $250. Be sure to mention that Rollins Mansion is your venue to get the discount.

Are there rooms for the bridal party to get ready?
We have a bridal suite with full-length mirrors and couches upon request. Availability of the bridal suite is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do I need to have a security officer for my event?
If alcohol is served, then two security officers must be present during the last 3 hours of your event.

What clean-up am I required to do?
Anything you brought in for the event must be removed from the facility. We will take care of the vacuuming, sweeping and mopping.

Is a contract or deposit required?
Your event is secured with a signed contract and 50% non-refundable deposit.

Wait, I have more questions. Can I contact you and tour the Mansion?
Absolutely! Please call us at (515) 657-7288 or email us at

2801 Fleur Drive
Des Moines IA 50321
(515) 657-7288