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.
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:
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.
11 Reviews for Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Recommended by 84% of couples
User3601313 · 2+ years ago
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.Sent on 10/13/2013
Crystal · Married on 07/20/2013
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!Sent on 10/11/2013
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!
Nikki · Married on 06/01/2013
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
Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown Price Rates
Host your wedding ceremony on our outdoor Riverview Patio to receive a waived site fee and choice of complimentary chair covers for the reception space or a Tier 1 Hors d'Oeuvres upgrade.
*Offer is valid with a post ceremony reception hosted at the hotel. The minimum food and beverage spend requirement for a reception starts at $4,000 depending on attendance. Riverview Patio can host up to 125 guests. Indoor weather back up space will be provided at no additional charge.
Team of Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Director of Sales & Events
David has been working in hotel events since 2008. His experience with weddings at various luxury full-service hotels and resorts from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest brings a high level of creativity and excitement to the wedding possibilities presented by the Embassy Suites in Des Moines.
Beautiful place for a wedding reception and Event Staff is fantastic!
The Embassy is such a great hotel!
An elegant setting with delicious food and friendly wait staff. Ceremonies can be conducted in the atrium near the waterfall.