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Host an intimate reception or a grand wedding in our array of elegant event venues. Our certified wedding planners offer a refreshingly personal approach to big day that honors your wishes and family traditions. Let us transform every facet of your ceremony and reception from simple to fabulous with our exceptional catering and wedding planning services here in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.
Couples can accommodate up to 600 guests in this space. With three ballrooms under one roof, you have your choice of set up and space. Our in-house technology company allows for customized lighting and audio solutions.
Host a joyful celebration of your union here in Des Moines in one of our beautiful wedding venues. We can accommodate up to 600 guests for a memorable wedding reception. Choose one of our smaller ballrooms as the venue for an intimate wedding ceremony or rehearsal dinner.
Allow our wedding planner to coordinate all the details of your special day. Let us simplify your wedding planning with customizable menus, coordination of your vendors, set up of the ballroom, and more.
The Des Moines Marriott offers a truly wonderful wedding location with a combination of tradition and charm. Marriott’s standards of excellence are built into every detail, making your day unforgettable and your guests’ experience extraordinary.
We look forward to speaking with you soon in regards to this most special day.
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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.
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!
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I have worked with Marriott for 17 years and can say there is not better place to host your family and friends on your special day.
I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to working with you to plan a beautiful wedding celebration
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Des Moines Marriott Downtown frequently asked questions
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- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- Champagne Toast