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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Des Moines, IA View map Visit website
Rating 4.4 out of 5
12 reviews
Up to 600 guests

About

Up to 600 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

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

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

600

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

5

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

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December

12 Reviews

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Rated
4.4
out of 5.0
Recommended by 88% of couples
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    Rating 4.5 out of 5
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    Rating 4.3 out of 5
  • Madi
    Madi Married on 12/15/2018
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Wonderful service!

    The entire process with the Marriott was really smooth and easy! Rebecca, the event coordinator, was so friendly and easy to work with - not to mention patient as she answered thousands of my questions! It was an amazing experience and I can't thank her and the entire Marriott staff enough for the amazing job they did!
  • Kiley
    Kiley Married on 04/26/2014
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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!

Awards

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Team

Melinda  Berte
Melinda Berte
Senior Catering Sales Executive

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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700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA, 50309
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Des Moines Marriott Downtown frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Des Moines Marriott Downtown?

Des Moines Marriott Downtown includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Des Moines Marriott Downtown, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Des Moines Marriott Downtown includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Des Moines Marriott Downtown, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Des Moines Marriott Downtown includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast

What are the most important characteristics of Des Moines Marriott Downtown in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Des Moines Marriott Downtown for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Des Moines Marriott Downtown for wedding events?

Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Des Moines Marriott Downtown offer?

Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Des Moines Marriott Downtown offer for wedding events?

Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Des Moines Marriott Downtown have available for wedding events?

Des Moines Marriott Downtown offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Des Moines Marriott Downtown and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Des Moines Marriott Downtown is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.3 in average response time, 4.3 in flexibility and 4.3 in value.

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