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Event Facility Reviews

It’s our honor to help families, loved ones, organizations, and the community come together at large and small events of all types.


Five Star Review
Really amazing team there, Courtney and Robert are amazing. Our day was super special thanks to them. I really appreciate it! The Founder Lodge is magical if you go for a small wedding venue!

Jesus Rodz
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Five Star Review
We scheduled our wedding reception at the Beach Park with Ashley and Cortney and the entire experience was seamless. They were very generous with their time in showing us the space and were able to answer all of our questions. They helped us be able to see how our reception could fit there. We were so thankful to work them! Although we had to change our plans it was important to shout them out for making our experience so great!

Danny & Komiko
Covington, WA


Five Star Review
Working with Courtney and William was outstanding. They covered everything. The venue was perfect for our [family reunion].

Kevin Loyd
Milton, WA


Five Star Review
I used the Beach Park Picnic Shelter on September 11, 2021. It was exactly what we needed for my wife’s Celebration of Life picnic. It’s a beautiful facility. Ashley and Cortney did a great job of walking me through the process and making sure I had everything I needed. Thank you so much for reducing my stress level so that I could focus on the picnic prep.

Jamie Peterson
Snohomish, WA


Five Star Review
So impressed with the responsiveness of the city!

Yvonne Nutting, Booster Club President
Mount Rainier High School, Des Moines, WA


Five Star Review
The staff was great, we needed assistance with lighting the pilot light in the oven and maintenance was there quickly to fix the problem. They were great when we needed assistance, we never had to search for anyone if we had a question but they were also not intrusive at all. They were very professional and very courteous. They represent your company very well, you are very fortunate to have them representing your Facility.

Kimberly Lanske
Des Moines, WA


Five Star Review
It was wonderful to use the Des Moines event center facility. The space was very appropriate to our needs. We didn’t use the last day due to the extreme heat experienced that week, but we will go back in a heartbeat if we need a similar facility again.

Eduardo M., Music Director
iBuildBridges Foundation, Kent, WA


Five Star Review
My expectations were greatly exceeded. Thanks for a most memorable wedding.

Alex Ip
Redmond, WA


Five Star Review
Beautiful facility on the historic registry.  Recently restored to its 1930’s splendor.

Dave McKillop


Five Star Review
What a wonderful place for all types of gatherings. Beautifully maintained.

Cecelia Sandvik


Four Star Review
Cool venue for a wedding.

Anthony Rodriguez


Five Star Review
Great place for a training

Vicki Nichols


Four Star Review
We went to a concert here today. I had no idea this place was here! And my friend Randy Hansen played there! Awesome show and a cool place!

John O’Connor


Five Star Review
Beautiful location for an event.  Staff was very helpful and easy to work with.  We were very happy with the Founders lodge.

Cathy Sherrill


Five Star Review
This place is in a great location – right next to the Des Moines Marina and the beach, can’t beat it. The event center and other spaces are truly unique not to mention historical. I’ve been to a number of local Chamber events and a Holiday part here and they are always top notch. The newly renovated spaces here lend themselves to almost any type of event. The large outdoor spaces all come with great views of the water and did I mention the beach area?

Dwayn Fricke


Five Star Review
Saw a Randy Hansen concert and had a blast! Highly recommend for a great place to be 👌

Jeff Schuler


Five Star Review
We had our wedding reception here and it was very nice. The city workers who organized the event were easy to work with and helped with all permit questions and scheduling. Highly recommended.

Gavin Jamieson


Five Star Review
Crowded, noisy, and everyone having a great time at the Poverty Bay Wine Fest.

John Burrage


Four Star Review
Awesome place where I had my wedding! The weather was great and view of my wedding pictures with the water front in the background was breath taking.

Jonathan Grijalva


Five Star Review
Wonderful wedding venue. Park was beautiful outside and the auditorium was cozy and large in size. Made for a great day.

Chris M


Five Star Review
Blues & Brews!  Great Bands!

Sandra Reed Black


Five Star Review
Great view, beach access, “free” weekly concerts (with donation) every Wednesday night in the summertime. Only pay 1 dollar an hour for parking up to 4 hours, OR pay 5 dollars for all day parking.

Dezarae Behm


Five Star Review
Great for Birthday party gatherings. Or, whatever you deemed legit for a party. Lots of room. Lots of parking. Perfect in the summer.

Nathan Bulldis


Five Star Review
A very nice venue. The event was great. Good attendance.  Very fun.

Lorelei Banks


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