Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 Map · Phone number
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About Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Des Moines Marriott Downtown is a hotel wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. This comfortable and conveniently located hotel is set right in the downtown business district and also near the airport. Guests are just a short walk away from shopping, dining, and nightlife. In addition to the great location, the hotel itself seeks to create inspiration for their guests by partnering up with TED, creating experiences that can fuel their curiosity.

Facilities and Capacity
Des Moines Marriott Downtown boasts 25,000 square feet of indoor event space. The Des Moines Exhibit Hall is the largest event space on-site at 14,000 square feet. Couples can accommodate up to 2,200 guests in this space. The Iowa Ballroom is the second largest event space at 9,300 square feet. Windows on 7th is also a great event space that offers 3,171 square feet and a unique, multi-level setting for wedding celebrations. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide beautiful views of 7th and Locust streets.

Services Offered
Since the Des Moines Marriott Downtown is located so close to the Des Moines Business District and the Des Moines International Airport, the hotel offers a complimentary local shuttle to transport your out-of-town guests easily. The expert, on-site wedding planners are so excited to bring their knowledge to help you create the wedding you have always envisioned. Wedding event services offered include the following:
Setup
Cleanup
Cake cutting
Event planner
Event rentals
Get-ready rooms
Lighting/sound
WiFi
Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair access

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12 Reviews for Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Recommended by 88% of couples


4.4 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.3
  • Average response time 4.3
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    Andrea · Married on 08/11/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We chose the Marriott to provide catering for a sit-down dinner and open bar at our wedding and to host our hotel guests for our wedding weekend. We got married at the World Food Prize building downtown which requires a lot of coordination from all. From start to finish the Marriott employees were always professional and courteous.

    Rebecca Lorsch was our event manager and if you are lucky enough to land her, you will not be disappointed! Rebecca went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we wanted for our wedding day and that all of the details were perfect. Any concerns or questions we had about the Marriott or catering were taken care of in a timely manner. Rebecca worked wonderfully with our wedding planner (Lori Evans of Bliss Events) making the planning process for us very easy.

    Chef Karen and her team delivered an amazing dining experience. Our food tasting was very informative and gave us a realistic feel for how our plates would appear and what food would be offered. The dinner on our wedding night was just as great as we remembered during the tasting. I still continue to receive compliments from my wedding guests about how great our food was! All of the servers and bartenders that were at our wedding were absolutely amazing! I cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication towards making our wedding day a success. They were all so courteous and accommodating.

    Our guests had a wonderful experience at the Marriott hotel. All rooms were clean and in great condition. There were a few guests who requested early check-in and did not receive it on Friday but the front desk seemed courteous and willing to fix the issues they could. The hotel had at least two weddings staying there for the weekend (including ours with at least 25 rooms per night) plus it was during the Iowa State Fair. The shuttle service was a great addition to help our guests navigate downtown Des Moines.

    Sent on 09/25/2018
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    Kiley · Married on 04/26/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Choosing the Marriott was an easy decision for our wedding with its proximity to the church and the amenities it provided to guests. We had the opportunity to work with Christie and she was outstanding! Planning a wedding from out of state is not easy but she was incredibly flexible and I was impressed with our ability to plan much of the wedding via phone and email. When we were able to meet in person, the professionalism, kindness, and desire to make this event perfect was incredibly relieving! We had picked a very difficult weekend for our wedding with 2 other large events occurring at the hotel. However Christie was incredibly hospitable and assisted us in so many ways with having such a large number of guests. My husband and I could not have been happier with the outcome of our event. Leading up to it Christie was wonderful, but the night of our wedding was above and beyond what I had ever anticipated! It was so comforting to see her face at the reception and know that she was there to make the night such a success. I was so impressed with her dedication as well as the other staff! Every staff member we came in contact with that night were absolutely FABULOUS! They truly made our night memorable and perfect!
    As for the venue itself, it is perfect for a wedding, especially if you have a large amount of people from out of state, or out of the country, as we did! It is extremely nice to have guests be able to walk upstairs after a fun night rather than worry about transportation.
    The venue was beautiful and worked so well to with a cocktail hour and reception!

    Sent on 04/29/2014

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Des Moines Marriott Downtown FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 12.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    16
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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  • 700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA, 50309 See on map
    5152455514 (Phone number)

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