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Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines is a friendly and welcoming hotel hosting weddings in Iowa. The property’s event space, the Jordan Creek Crossing Event Center, is a thoroughly modern facility and an ideal setting for a wedding of any size up to 400ppl. It is conveniently located on the outskirts of Des Moines and offers luxurious accommodations for well-wishers coming from out of town.

Facilities and Capacity

The Jordan Creek Crossing Event Center comprises several tastefully-appointed and well-equipped spaces. The foremost of these is the magnificent Sequoia Ballroom, whose roomy confines can accommodate a lavish celebration of up to 400 guests. Decorated in a refined, stately fashion, with hardwood flooring and subtle chandelier-lighting, it is a versatile space offering many different layouts. Its unobtrusive color palette allows couples to decorate in a way that reflects their personalities. For more intimate occasions, the hotel has two smaller venues which parallel the ballroom in their style and quality. An outdoor patio area also welcomes ceremonies and receptions in the fresh air. There are get-ready suites available to the wedding party on the big day, for all involved to prepare and pamper themselves. With 176 rooms, loved ones who have traveled to celebrate your event will be well cared for. Each is are upholstered in warm, soft materials and includes amenities from luxury bath products to coffee-makers.

Services Offered

The staff of the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines includes dedicated wedding professionals who propose a range of services to assist your big day. They can provide furniture rentals including tables and chairs, audio equipment, and décor such as drapery and centerpieces. The hotel’s planning team will sit down with couples and discuss the details of their big day, helping to coordinate everything from the timetable to floorplan. There is a comprehensive bar service available to couples, staffed by masterful mixologists and a full event catering service. The management welcomes outside vendors, and are happy to connect couples with some of Des Moines’ best wedding professionals.

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Rachel Sent on 12/23/2020
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Awesome experience/customer service

Marsha was great to work with! Very personable and knowledgeable. We liked how the ceremony and reception was at one place. They have a nice, spacious area for the cocktail hour while they do the room flip. Guests could get up and walk around instead of having to remain seated at tables. There was a Bride's room available to get ready in and hold extra items. We also liked how the ballroom was available the Friday morning before so that we could decorate. The catering service was also great!
Bridgette L. Sent on 11/04/2022
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Marsha is a dream to work with!

Marsha Lappin was so easy to work with. I could tell she cared about making our day the best from the first minute I talked to her. Fay Sullivan was also so supportive. I would highly recommend her team to anyone looking for a venue. They literally think of everything and they work so hard to make your day everything you want! Bonus they have things you can borrow (several size vases and mirrors) on the day!
Mike Sent on 05/14/2016
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working with Fay and Marsha the sales and event planners at this location made our day fantastic. they were always willing to help us tweak any detail and allowed us much flexibility other venues would not. Ultimately this is why we choose to go with Hilton Garden Inn WDM. Our wedding was gorgeous and affordable compared to other metro locations for larger weddings. The best part is Hilton did all the heavy lifting when it came to reception set up and clean up ( all tables and chairs were in place and set up at 6 am the day of the event). Overall i can't say enough for this venue and more so the staff that made our wedding reception fantastic.
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Fay Link
Fay Link
Director of Sales

I have worked at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines since 2007.

Looking forward to working with you on your special day.

Marsha Lappin
Marsha Lappin
Sales Manager/ Wedding Coordinator

I have been a sales manager since 2013. I am involved in the West Des Moines Chamber and serve as an ambassador.

I love working with bride and grooms to make their day great.

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