Saltwater church surrounded by trees.

Welcome to Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church! We are in Des Moines, close to Saltwater State Park.

Our campus and buildings are perfect for weddings, memorials, parties, meetings, and other events. Groups who currently share our facilities include Bet Chaverim Synagogue, Haitian Christian United Church, and Planting Flowers Learning Center.

For rental requests contact our office administrator Office Administrator via email at

Event Fee Schedule

Rites of PassageNon-memberMember
Main Facility$300no charge
Outside Event
Main Facility$400$200
Lighthouse Large or Welcoming$100$50
Church Office$100$50
Entire Facility (Main + Lighthouse)$650$325
Refundable cleaning/damage deposit$500no charge
Lock/unlock fee$30no charge

Fees are for 0 – 4 hours. For events longer than four hours, rooms may be rented at a pro-rated hourly rate (for example, $100 per hour for the main facility).

Members pay no fee to rent the facility for Rites of Passage and 50% of regular rates for other events.

Our main facility has a sanctuary with a garden view, a kitchen, a second large room (the Welcoming Room) and bathrooms.  The sanctuary can hold 120 people. The church office has two meeting rooms, bathrooms and a kitchen. The Lighthouse has a large room, 5 classrooms and two bathrooms. The Lighthouse is not available at this time. On site is a playground, a labyrinth, and beautiful woods.

For more information on renting our building, call us at 206-651-7358 or email the Office Administrator.