Weddings

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Des Moines, IA View map Visit website
Rating 4.2 out of 5
   11 reviews
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 700 guests

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$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 700 guests

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is a hotel wedding venue located in the Historic East Villiage in Des Moines, Iowa. Abundant with style and sophistication, the hotel provides flexible spaces for various wedding-related events; indoors and outdoors!. The venue shows spectacular views of the river, city, and the downtown skyline.

Facilities and Capacity
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown can accommodate up to 550 guests in its three primary indoor spaces for wedding receptions. The three spaces which can be used include the Embassy Ballroom, the Junior Ballroom, and Scott’s Landing. The Embassy Ballroom can host grand celebrations, or be subdivided into smaller spaces. For more intimate celebrations of up to sixty to eighty guests, the Junior Ballroom and Scott’s Landing are available for rental. In addition to these three dinner spaces, the hotel's Atrium, the Simon Estes Amphitheater, and the Riverview Lobby and Patio can also be used for ceremonies and cocktail receptions of all sizes.

Services Offered
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offers all-inclusive wedding packages, providing professional staff members to help with planning and coordination. These packages include the following event services:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting and sound
  • Cleanup
  • Outside vendors


Accommodations
The hotel features a beautiful open, atrium-style lobby and 234 spacious rooms in this all-suite venue. Additionally, the hotel feature 3 Governor's Suites and 1 Presidential Suite; great for wedding party preparation as well as wedding night stays. Accommodations also come with a complimentary shuttle service, based on availability, to the Des Moines Airport and other local areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

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

$500

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?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
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?

$7.50

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?

700

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

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
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
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
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?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

11 Reviews

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Recommended by 84% of couples
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    Our wedding reception was perfect! Jessica, the wedding coordinator was so helpful. She was professional and answered all of our questions promptly. We would highly recommend embassy suites for any event.
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    Crystal Married on 07/20/2013
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    We first met with Jessica after having a bad experience with our previously booked venue. She was able to take a stressful situation and turn it into a simple, fun, and exciting day - the way it should be!

    Jessica and the hotel made everything flow and transition perfectly from the time of our initial meet until we checked out the day after the wedding. I should mention that we had our ceremony in the atrium, cocktail hour in the patio area, and then the reception in the ball room - so they had a lot to make happen, and did so with no interruption to our guests.

    I really have nothing but great things to say. The food was great, the decorations looked perfect and were at no additional cost (unless you wanted something they don't have in stock), and the service was outstanding. Rehearsal was also a breeze. Jessica was there to make sure we had everything we needed and our guests enjoyed the complimentary cocktails and snacks provided by the hotel. I was told that we had one of the best rehearsal nights by many people in our party and that our wedding was a blast. I highly reccomend the Des Moines Embassy Suites for any of your wedding needs!
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    Nikki Married on 06/01/2013
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    The Embassy Suites on the River was so fabulous to work with. Jessica the event coordinator took her time to explain pricing, each package available, and she was very flexible with her time to meet us. She made both my husband and I very confident with our choice to have our reception at the Embassy! She's hard working and put in just as much time as we did to have the most beautiful reception ever. The Embassy crew accommodated to a large reception and guest list. We chose plated dinner for our guests and everyone got their food within a few minutes of each other. There wasn't any time waiting around for plates to be brought out. It was simply amazing! I would highly recommend Jessica and The Embassy Suites to any bride to be for a successful stress free planning party :)

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Team

Claudia Cowie
Claudia Cowie
Wedding and Catering Sales Manager

Claudia has been planning events since 2021. Her experience with all types of events at various locations before coming to the hotel brings a high level of creativity and excitement to the wedding possibilities presented by the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Beyond Elegance Beyond Elegance Wedding Rentals

Beautiful place for a wedding reception and Event Staff is fantastic!

Skeffington's Formal Wear Skeffington's Formal Wear Wedding Dresses

The Embassy is such a great hotel!

Absolute Music DJ Service Absolute Music DJ Service Wedding DJs

An elegant setting with delicious food and friendly wait staff. Ceremonies can be conducted in the atrium near the waterfall.

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101 East Locust St Des Moines, IA, 50309
5155595821
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown?

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

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

At Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast

What are the most important characteristics of Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown for wedding events?

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offer?

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offer for wedding events?

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines 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
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown have available for wedding events?

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

What percentage of users recommend Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is recommended by 81% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in average response time, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.2 in flexibility, 4.2 in professionalism and 4 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offer?

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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