My fiancé and I are looking for a venue for our reception in April 2016. We are having anywhere from 300-350 people at our wedding at Hope Lutheran Church in West Des Moines and are looking for a unique/nice venue to fit all of our guests. We would like to avoid a hotel (Embassy Suites, Marriott, etc.) because we don't need them to plan our entire reception, as I am an event planner myself, and they get too expensive combined with little room for creativity. We are just new to the area and looking for some sort of a hidden gem or highly recommended venue!