Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown

101 East Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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
  • 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
  • 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown 1
    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Des Moines Downtown 2
    Waive the Outdoor Site Fee in 2021!

    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

David Fast

David Fast

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.

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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 82% 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, 4.2 in flexibility, 4.2 in professionalism and 4.0 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 and 1 offer promotion for wedding services.