Weddings

Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale

Johnston, Iowa View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   31 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

A classic indoor ballroom located in Urbandale, Iowa, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel has an experienced team that is ready to help you plan your big day stress-free. The Hilton Garden Inn can create event spaces for various parties and function sizes. The hotel specializes in wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.

Facilities and Capacity
The hotel can accommodate up to 300 guests for your wedding reception in the main ballroom. For the rehearsal dinner, the indoor space can hold up to 100 guests. The Hilton Garden Inn has nearly 11,000 square feet of adaptable event space, including a bridal suite for you and your party.

Services Offered
The team at the Hilton Garden Inn works with you to provide the appropriate accommodations for you and your guests, and assists in cleanup after your event. Couples will also have access to Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment, if necessary. The hotel also offers event equipment for rental, including china, flatware, and glassware. Couples can also request to rent a portable wet bar. For your special day, you will also be able to request an elegant backdrop, a skirted head table, and linens of your choice. Additional event item rentals include:

  • Barware
  • Dance floor
  • Chair covers
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Centerpieces
  • Lighting

Cuisine
Couples have a wide selection of menu items when deciding on their catering needs. The Hilton Garden Inn offers full-service catering that takes into consideration special dietary needs and requests from gluten free, lactose free and nut free to no pork, vegan, and vegetarian options. Cuisines available for couples include American, Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Southern.

Location
The Hilton Garden Inn is located in the Johnston business park area near I-80 and I-35, and convenient restaurants, cafes, and antique shops. With nearby pioneer jogging and hiking trails, an indoor golf driving range, and shopping malls, there are an endless number of activities. The hotel is also close to local Des Moines attractions, such as the botanical center, Blank Park Zoo, Iowa State Capitol, and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

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?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
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?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
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?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
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

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December

31 Reviews

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    Lisa Married on 06/26/2021
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    Excellent experience

    My daughter was married on June 26, 2021 and we held the reception at the Hilton Garden Inn in Urbandale, Iowa. I HIGHLY recommend the Hilton Garden Inn as a wedding reception venue! We worked primarily with Miki, Kathy, Kelli and James. Throughout the entire process, the staff was professional, easy to work with and very accommodating. Their customer service level is top notch!
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    Steve Married on 10/27/2018
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    The amount of service is the best I found! Rose Mary is wonderful, thorough, and knows her stuff!
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    Annie Married on 05/12/2018
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    The staff was very accommodating and flexible. Rose Mary was top notch and I had several rooms to book for several different dates. She made sure that I had all the paperwork that I needed to ensure that guest check-in was a very smooth process. She followed up several times and even popped by to introduce herself. I would recommend booking any event that you have at the Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale. Signed.. very happy customer!!!

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8600 Northpark Dr. Johnston, Iowa, 50131
515-270-8890
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