Smiling Dog Entertainment's Partners

DJ's|Balloon Artists|Floral Design|Photographers|Videographers|Venues

One of the keys to success in business is knowing your strengths and weaknesses and surrounding yourself with those whose strengths compliment your weaknesses.

At Smiling Dog Entertainment our strengths are providing exceptional photo booth experiences, unique and amazing party decor, fun party games, and quality equipment rentals.

We know an amazing DJ, stunning balloon installation, beautiful floral arrangement or gorgeous engagement or wedding photo when we see one, but we do not have the expertise in those areas to provide those services ourselves.

So, with that in mind we have decided to partner with some amazing companies and individuals who do have the expertise to deliver exceptional products, services, and experiences in those areas to help you plan the perfect event.

Please take a few minutes to read a little bit about our amazing partners and click on the links in the descriptions to visit their websites for more information and examples of their exceptional work.

Some of our partners are offering special discounts when you book their services and services from Smiling Dog Entertainment.  Ask us for more information on those offers.

The Monroe - Wedding Venue

The Monroe is new to the West Des Moines area, however, not new to the wedding and corporate events scene. Therefore, you can feel confident that their team has the experience to exceed all of your expectations.

The name “The Monroe” was intentionally crafted to incorporate the Abbott Events brand and experience. Following suit with The Harlow and The Bardot – named after legendary actresses Jean Harlow and Brigitte Bardot, they choose to model their newest venue after the enduringly iconic Marilyn Monroe.

Known for her timeless beauty, elegant simplicity, & warm disposition, we strive to embody and share these same characteristics with everyone who comes through the front doors of The Monroe.

The Monroe is strikingly decorated with contemporary furnishings, grand chandeliers, and white wainscoting.  The venue features an intimate chapel with wood beam vaulted ceiling and natural light, as well as a charming courtyard with brick pavers and a wood pergola arbor for outdoor ceremonies.  A large ballroom with elegant chandeliers, a billiards lounge, an in-house bar, and private suite complete the luxury experience and offers a variety of spaces to suit your event from weddings to corporate parties.

Before The Monroe there was The Abbott, The Bardot, The Harlow, Cherry Hall, and The Winslet. Click Here to learn more about the Abbott Events team and other venues.

Ultimate Entertainment - Premiere DJ Service

Ultimate Entertainment Wedding Dance

Ultimate Entertainment has been in business for over 24 years and has grown into the largest full time DJ service in Iowa and the surrounding states successfully coordinating over 2,000 events each year.

Ultimate Entertainment can create the perfect evening for you,  your family and loved ones whether for a wedding, birthday party, corporate event or other celebration.

Choosing a DJ for your function is one of the most important decisions you can make to ensure the success of your party. Everything else can be perfect, but if the music isn’t good, the party will fizzle.

Think for a second about weddings you’ve been at in the past. Most people don’t remember what the flowers looked like, or what the food tasted like, or even what colors the couple used for decorating – but EVERYONE remembers whether or not they had a good time!

Ultimate Entertainment’s team of professional DJ’s take’s the job of ensuring a successful party seriously.  It’s their job to make sure EVERYONE, from the age of 7-70, has a great time and they are masterful at what they do!!

We’ve been to many weddings and we can tell you nobody does a better job than the DJ’s from Ultimate Entertainment!

Book an amazing DJ from Ultimate Entertainment and an exceptional photo booth from Smiling Dog Entertainment and get a special discount on both services!

Baron & Bell Floral Design - Des Moines

Baron & Bell Floral Design is a Central Iowa wedding and event floral business specializing in unique and stylish arrangements. Sisters Diane and Dawn create bouquets and arrangements that inspire joy and love on your special day. Let them combine your personal style with their floral artistry to create the perfect event!

Baron & Bell Floral Design was established by sisters Diane Watsabaugh and Dawn Hiatt out of their love for flowers, years of experience and unique design style.

Working and creating together is a lifelong dream for them and they love getting to bring joy to their clients. They are thankful for their family, who they consider one of the most important and biggest blessings in their lives.

To honor their family, Diane and Dawn named their business after their grandmother, Isabel Baron.

Diane and Dawn graciously provided the arrangements seen in the accompanying photo, on and in front of the hexagon arch, for the recent Smiling Dog Entertainment Open House.  These arrangements turn ordinary into extraordinary!

Collaborate with Baron & Bell Floral Design and Smiling Dog Entertainment for beautiful floral designs and exceptional decor combinations to enhance any event!

Visit the Baron & Bell Floral Design Website for more information on and examples of their exceptional arrangements and designs and glowing testimonials from previous clients!

Baron & Bell Floral Design

The Creative Co Studio - Photographers - Des Moines

The Creative Co Studio Photographers

The Creative Co Studio is a place where creatives can feel inspired, worthy, and encouraged.

Located in the Market Building in the East Village of Des Moines The Creative Co is owned by the five photographers associated with the following brands:
BettyAnn Photography
Rachel Jean Photography
K&Co. Photography
Kyndal Elise Photography
Sarah Rolling Photography

Using the links above take a look at the images on their Facebook pages, then click the links to their websites and you’ll see hundreds of amazing images.

From Engagements to Weddings to Senior to Lifestyle Portraits and much more these five photographers do an amazing job of capturing those important life moments.

If you’re looking for a friendly photographer who will do an amazing job of capturing your special day, you can’t go wrong working with any one of these incredibly talented individuals.

I know they have a lot of great ideas in store too for their studio space, so follow them on Facebook for more information as it becomes available.

They have done an amazing job of creating a warm, inviting, inspiring space.  Now if I could just get them to do the same to my space – that would be truly amazing!

Hilton Garden Inn - West Des Moines - Venue

The Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines, located just across the street from Jordan Creek Town Center and just minutes from downtown Des Moines offers banquet space, full-service food and beverage service, and amenities for groups from 5 to 400 people.

Fay and Marsha, in the sales department, go above and beyond to deliver an amazing experience for anyone booking an event with them.  

They have a vast selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options from plated meals to buffets and a full bar to meet all your needs.

We’ve done a number of events at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines and have never had a bad experience working with Fay, Marsha or the rest of the team.

If you’re looking for a venue in the Greater Des Moines area for your next event look no further than the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines!

Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines