Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA 50014 Map · Phone number
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About Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is a wedding venue in Ames, Iowa. This classic hotel venue offers gorgeous indoor and outdoor settings for a variety of special occasions. With high-quality services, excellent guest accommodations, and beautiful event spaces, you are sure to have a truly memorable experience at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.

Facilities and Capacity
At Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, there are many different spaces available to choose from. The venue can accommodate small or large events, with a maximum capacity of 470 people. The various spaces offered are perfect for rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers, luncheons, and wedding ceremonies, and receptions. The Prairie Ballroom, Garden Room, and the Waterfall Garden Patio are the most popular spaces available for events at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. No matter which space you choose, your event is sure to be a sensation.

Services Offered
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center has been coordinating and hosting fabulous special events for over 30 years, giving them the experience necessary to give you everything you could possibly need. With a range of in-house services including event planning, catering, bar services, and even decor options, this venue is your one-stop-shop for a perfect wedding day. The list of other services offered at this hotel includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet
  • ALl inclusive packages
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Event rentals


Cuisine
This hotel venue offers catering services including buffet, plated, or stations. The bar services can include bartenders, a selection of house, premium, specialty, and signature drinks, as well as the option for open, cash, or limited bar. There is no outside alcohol permitted in this venue. For your meal, the venue can also provide any barware, flatware, glassware, china, and linens necessary. The other catering options available include:

  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Servers
  • Tastings
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Chocolate fountain


Other Services
As previously mentioned, there are event rental items available at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. These items can range from furniture and decor to audio equipment and a dance floor. The full list of event items includes:

  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Tables
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
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Garden RoomComfortably accommodates up to 230. Over looks the Waterfall Garden Patio
Garden RoomComfortably accommodates up to 230. Over looks the Waterfall Garden Patio
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18 Reviews for Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Rachel · Married on 12/09/2017

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I cannot say enough about our amazing experience at The Gateway Center! I'll start with accommodations - our families came in Friday night for a wedding weekend celebration. Our blocked rooms were located together, rooms were clean and spacious and a great price, and the pool was perfect for the kiddos. Gateway also accommodated our refrigeration needs already on Friday with cakes/mints/cheesecakes.
    By the time we made it to the Prairie Ballroom in the morning, the tables were already set up. We used Gateway's glass bottles/mirrors/tealights as our centerpieces and did not have to purchase anything to make it look beautiful! (We did bring in home-grown greenery.) Besides the centerpieces, Gateway set the entire table, folded the napkins, straightened chairs....it was fantastic for us to only spend 30ish minutes prepping the room.
    The event staff was super friendly and helpful throughout the reception. We had butler passed hors d'oeuvres, the fruit and vegetable stand, a pasta station, and a carving station. Everything was DELICIOUS and no one left hungry!
    The space was exactly what we wanted - the feel of a fancy party more than a wedding reception - and Gabriela worked with us on every detail... the game table, the photobooth, the dance floor, the DJ, the food stations, the high tables....It all worked and created the best experience. Everything was PERFECT!

    Sent on 02/16/2018
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    Kelli · Married on 08/05/2017

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    We had our wedding at the Gateway this past summer and loved every minute of it. The gateway staff went above and beyond to make our day perfect! It’s the perfect venue to be able to have your wedding all at one spot and convenient for your guest to be able to stay.

    Sent on 02/14/2018
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    Emily · Married on 07/22/2017

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    We had our wedding reception at the Gateway this past summer, it really was the best day ever and I can thank the gateway hotel and all of the staff there for helping to make it so wonderful! From the beginning all of the staff at the gateway was so helpful with the planning and making our day exactly what we dreamed it would be! Everything on our wedding day went smoothly, the ballroom was absolutely gorgeous! The food was delicious, and was served to all of our guests very quickly! Our wedding planner Gabriela was wonderful to work with! She responded quickly to all of my questions I had throughout the planning process, and was so great the week of the wedding! All of our guests had so many great things to say after the wedding about the gateway! They really roll the red carpet out for everyone!! I would recommend to everyone that they have their wedding at the Gateway!!! :)

    Sent on 02/14/2018

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Gateway Hotel & Conference Center 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?
    $ 1000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Flatware
    Parking
    Tables
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Hotel
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    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
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    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?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • 2100 Green Hills Drive Ames, Iowa, 50014 See on map
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