Celebrations + Photography

Come be our guest. We cannot wait for you to experience the beauty of our farm.

We love weddings, and we want to be part of your special day. Rose Farm is an idyllic setting for your boutique-sized celebration. You + your guests will have up to 10 hours of exclusive access to Rose Farm. Mingle in our gardens or take in a stunning sunset over the pond. Starting at $4,000. Boutique-sized with an estimated guest count of 100. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.
Take a peek at some of your options in our Celebration Form.
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Semi-Private Celebrations
Life should be celebrated, and Rose Farm is the place for your boutique-sized celebrations. With lovely options to choose from, we welcome you to experience the splendor of the countryside. Semi-private celebrations give you the flexibility to enjoy the farm by the hour, while also giving you a front-row seat to the inner-workings of a flower farm. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, a milestone event, a bride-to-be, a mom-to-be, or a corporate achievement, we are ready to bring your vision to life.  Starting at $250/hour based upon guest count + farm grounds utilized. Choose from an indooroutdoor option.
Take a peek at some of your options in our Celebration Form.
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Private Celebrations
We love celebrations, and we want to be part of your next one. Rose Farm is an idyllic setting for your boutique-sized gathering. Whether you are celebrating a rehearsal dinner, a reception, a corporate event, or a milestone, private celebrations provide you + your guests with exclusive access to Rose Farm, with bookings available for a minimum of three hours. Mingle in our gardens or take in a stunning sunset over the pond. Starting at $450/hour. Boutique-sized with an estimated guest count of 100. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking.
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Spring Season| May 17th-May 31st
Summer Season | June 1st-August 31st
Fall Season | September 6th-October 26th
Winter Season | November 1st-December 15th

Special planning + careful preparation goes into making your photography experience at Rose Farm an exceptional one. As a result, all reservations are non-refundable.  

Have you experienced our 25 acres of heaven? Travel just 20 minutes from Des Moines to see it for yourself. We are always excited to welcome our photographer friends to our farm. The sweeping pasture views, blooming flower gardens, 2-acre pond and sweet little greenhouse make the perfect backdrop for family photos, engagement photos + more. Each year, our holiday greenhouse display is a thoughtful collection of ideas from our talented farm styling team. We kindly as you to reserve an appointment which will provide you with exclusive access to the greenhouse. You'll find a 15-minute session if you're looking to snap just a few photos, whether it's on a professional camera or on your phone, or a one-hour session. View our availability + book a time now.
By booking a photography session you agree to the Terms & Conditions.
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Photography Details
When you arrive, you will find designated parking for you + your guests.

We do not book more than one photographer at a time. We know having an extra set of hands is always nice. If your assistant is simply helping you with props, lighting or styling your clients, there is no additional photography charge. However, if your assistant is using a camera and/or taking photos alongside you, we kindly request they pay our photography rate, too.
We think furry friends make life sweeter, and they are always welcome. Our one request is that they are on a leash. Our chickens get very excited when meeting new friends, and we would hate for all of our animal friends to be too busy socializing to be photographed.

We would LOVE for you to take full advantage of all our farm has to offer. Seasonally, you will find the greenhouse staged, and we kindly ask that all decor + props belonging to Rose Farm be regarded with care.

We get VERY excited to see your work social media! The Des Moines area has the most outstanding photography talent. Our most popular hashtag is #rosefarmstead. You will also see us sharing your photos in our social media stories + post.
This season at the farm has us embracing all kinds of magic. When we look around, we can see it, feel it + smell it. It's the leaves slowly turning from green to delicate shades of yellow, orange + red. It's the apples falling from the trees, and then finding their way into a warm pie from Grandma Grace's recipe book. It's the feel of soft-knit sweaters keeping us warm when the morning air is crisp. It's the sound of the leaves crunching under our boots. It's the smell of firewood burning as whispering hisses escape from the fire. It's the sight of children excitedly picking out their favorite pumpkin nestled against the sweet greenhouse. It's all kinds of cozy + beautiful. Welcome to Fall on the Farm.
The fall season runs September 9th-October 23rd. Wednesday | 1-5 PM
Thursday | 1-5 PM
Friday | 9 AM-1 PM
Saturday | 9 AM-1 PM
Sunday | 1-5 PM
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Welcome to Christmas on the Farm. We are delighted to share the most joyful time of year with you. This is a time to be thankful, to spread joy, and to celebrate the season. Our hope is that you will join us to take in all the magic the farm has to offer this season. The greenhouse, featured in Midwest Living + on the cover of Better Homes & Gardens Farmhouse Christmas, has been transformed into a winter wonderland, and it will be the site of many sweet family photos. We invite you to be our guest in one of our seasonal workshoppes. Visit The Shoppe to find a festive selection of holiday goods, including live greenery. You'll find evergreen bouquets, pine cones, mixed greenery, noble firs, juniper wreaths + noble firs with cones (set to arrive 11/15). Holiday candles will delight the senses, and specialty soaps will fill you + your stocking with holiday cheer. Darling mugs + an exclusive coffee blend will warm you all season long. Grab a one-of-a-kind holiday gift. It's the coziest of seasons, and a warm mug of cocoa or cup of coffee awaits you in The Shoppe.

The winter season runs November 4th-December 23rd.
Thursday | 12 AM-5 PM
Friday | 10 AM-4 PM
Saturday | 10 AM-4 PM
Sunday | 1-5 PM
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Stop and smell the roses.
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Farm School

Farm School is a seasonal series that features Friday sessions every June through August. Sessions take place on the hour at 9, 10 +11 AM and all Farm School sessions are complimentary. You are welcome to bring along your lawn chair or a blanket. Our lessons + stories are geared towards school-age children. However, we welcome guests of all ages as there are sensory experiences beneficial to even the youngest guest. A huge thank you to our Farm School partner, Fareway, for their generous contributions to our programming.
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The Garden Party
We invite you to experience a Rose Farm Garden Party. Relax in the gardens as you create a dreamy arrangement of flowers with guided instruction. Spend time sipping a refreshing spritzer, and enjoying a selection of sweets + time well spent with dear friends. Designed for parties of 8 or more guests. A vessel for each arrangement is included.

Two Hours|$85 a guest
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The Garden Gathering
Grab your nearest + dearest and head to Rose Farm for a private flower styling workshoppe. Learn how to create a beautiful flower arrangement with guided floral instruction. Sip on sweet tea, mingle with your friends through the gardens + style your bucket of blooms into a beautiful bouquet with a selection of farm fresh seasonal florals + greenery while enjoying the idyllic countryside. Designed for parties of 8 or more guests.

Two Hours|$70 a guest
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The Garden Gathering for Kids
Create a dreamy arrangement of flowers with guided instruction. Designed for a minimum of 6 guests. Complimentary lemonade + dessert tray. Outside food + beverages are welcome.

Two Hours|$45 a guest
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