Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown

101 East Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 Map · Phone number
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About Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is a hotel wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. Abundant with style and sophistication, the hotel provides flexible spaces for various wedding-related events. The venue displays 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 with other amenities. Examples of other amenities include an indoor pool and a modern fitness center. For traveling guests, its spacious and modern rooms are designed with local photography and artwork adorning the walls. Accommodations also come with a complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines Airport and other local areas.

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11 Reviews for Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Recommended by 84% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.0
  • Average response time 4.4
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    Crystal · Married on 07/20/2013

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

    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!

    Sent on 10/11/2013
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    Nikki · Married on 06/01/2013

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

    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 :)

    Sent on 10/14/2013

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • 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
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • 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
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    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
    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
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    July
    August
    November
    December

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    515-512-4623 (Phone number)