Des Moines Beach Park Event Center 22030 Cliff Ave S • Des Moines • WA 98198


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • It's a fabulous park with an awesome Pacific Northwest location, tucked between ancient redwood forests and the ever-changing panorama of Puget Sound.
  • Exchange vows in the lush Meadow or on the dramatically elevated Promontory, both of which overlook the Sound, Marina pier, and the Olympic Mountain Range.
  • Receptions can be held in the mid-century Auditorium, with its cathedral ceiling and colorful glass windows, the cheerful, "small-town America"-inpsired Dining Hall, or the sleek Founder's Lodge. Or, keep things al fresco with a celebration in the open-sided Picnic Shelter.


The Activity Center

The Founder's Lodge

The Picnic Shelter

The Dining Hall

The Field House Picnic Shelter


Discounted fees for for City of Des Moines residents! 
Full park buyouts are discounted to $6,120, and additional time is discounted to $765/hour.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,800/event
  • Full Beach Park wedding buyouts include:

    • 2-hour access to the Meadow for an outdoor ceremony
    • 8-hour access to the Auditorium and Dining Hall for the cocktail hour & reception
    • Use of a commercial kitchen
    • Tables, chairs, linens in your color of choice, and setup & teardown
    • Indoor and outdoor sound systems
    • Three on-site facility attendants throughout the rental period
    • Parking for 100 vehicles

    Additional time is $850/hour.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 360 360
Cocktails, etc. Standing 525 525
Reception Seated 360 360
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 1000.

CAPACITIES: The Auditorium can accommodate 360 seated, 525 standing. The Dining Hall can accommodate 175 seated/standing. The Founders Lodge can accommodate 80 seated/standing. The Activity Center can accommodate 120 seated/standing. The Field House can accommodate 225 seated/standing.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info







Events serving alcohol are required to provide Liquor & Liability Insurance as well as a Banquet Permit from the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Control Board.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Park
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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