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These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar
$7.50 starting price
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar
$7.50 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2013

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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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.

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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 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

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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
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4.3 out of 5 rating
12 Reviews
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
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Deborah W. Married on 05/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Wedding to Remember

We started planning my daughter's wedding during Covid. There was uncertainty as to what a wedding would look like if we could even have it. Staffing was not completely back and everything was unknown. My daughter and son-in-law were living in North Carolina and my son-in-law ended up being deployed and returning only a couple of weeks before the wedding. The Staff at the Embassy Suites Downtown Des Moines didn't blink an eye. They were very accommodating to our needs. The bride and groom couldn't make it to a tasting, so they allowed us to schedule one on their time. Claudia and her staff walked us through changes as our guest list went from between 100-150 to 250 guests. I truly cannot say enough good things about this venue, staff and hotel. The food was amazing. We never noticed the waitstaff unless we needed something. Marcy and her staff flipped the ballroom from ceremony to reception in less time than they had originally quoted us, which allowed us to move quickly to the fun stuff. I couldn't have imagined anything more perfect than what they created! The staff made this venue shine!
User1377327 2+ years ago
5 out of 5 rating
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
5 out of 5 rating
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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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 Party Rentals Beyond Elegance Party Rentals 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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Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown frequently asked questions

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
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
The space offered by Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
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
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in average response time, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.3 in flexibility, 4.3 in professionalism and 4.1 in value.
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