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Price range: $1,700 - $3,150 Price range: $1,700 - $3,150
Couples usually spend $2,400 Couples usually spend $2,400
Reception
$2,200 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
Bar service
$6.50 per person
Reception
$2,000 starting price
Ceremony
$600 starting price
Bar service
$6.50 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

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Quality catering
Guests comfort
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About

At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dakota Dunes – Event Center (located in the Sioux City area) we know wedding planning usually begins long before an engagement. We want to make every vision you’ve had for your wedding a reality, and we will do everything we can to make your experience enjoyable. It’s our goal to make sure your first step into the next chapter of your life is memorable in the best way and reflects your unique vision. We cater to weddings large and small with enough event space to host up to 450 guests, and the ability to partition the room into a more intimate space for smaller gatherings.

Our stunning event space features a modern look with neutral colors, which creates the perfect backdrop for any style of décor, from lavish to minimal. Although our event space is amazing, (really, we could talk about it all day) what steals the show is our caring staff. We love what we do. There is nothing more rewarding than the glow of a newly-married couple and the loving friends and family surrounding them. We strive to create a warm, attentive environment and our team works very hard to make sure that no detail is left unnoticed. We are eager to assist in any way, from start to finish; no request is too small!

When booking our event space, you are choosing a great location at an exceptional value. Here are just a few of the perks included in the room booking fee:

  • Stage & skirting for the head table
  • Black, white, or ivory table linens
  • Gift table and guest book table
  • Colored napkins
  • Setup, teardown, and clean-up of the event space
  • Flatware, glassware, and fine china
  • Servers & bartenders
  • On-site event coordination
  • Save around 5% in taxes (when compared with venues in Sioux City, Iowa)
  • Complimentary King Suite for the wedding couple
  • Hotel group block with discounted rate for your wedding guests
  • Complimentary boardroom for gift opening the morning after your wedding (based upon availability/upon request)

To begin designing the wedding of your dreams, look no further than the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dakota Dunes – Event Center. Contact our team for additional details and to set up a tour! We would be honored to share in this life-changing day.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

$2,200

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

$2,000

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?

$600

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

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6.50

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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
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The HIE Dakota Dunes Event Center is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The staff, particularly Alex and Sam, are praised for their exceptional service and attentiveness. The venue is described as beautiful, spacious, and clean, with a variety of options available. Reviewers also appreciate the convenience of having the hotel attached to the venue. Overall, guests had a perfect and stress-free experience at this wedding venue.

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The HIE Dakota Dunes Event Center is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. The staff, particularly Alex and Sam, are praised for their exceptional service and attentiveness. The venue is described as beautiful, spacious, and clean, with a variety of options available. Reviewers also appreciate the convenience of having the hotel attached to the venue. Overall, guests had a perfect and stress-free experience at this wedding venue.

Jolie
Jolie S. Sent on 03/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

As a Dessert Caterer, I am always very pleased having events at the Dakota Dunes Events Center.

Very organized to work with, clean kitchen and helpful staff! The staff went above and beyond helping me get ready to cater my event.
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Morgan Sent on 11/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional

The Holiday Inn staff was amazing to work with and made our big day perfect. Everything was clean, organized, & set up properly. The event coordinators were fantastic to work with and made our stress level go way down. They made sure everything ran smoothly. The whole staff was kind and accommodating throughout the whole experience! I highly recommend this venue for your wedding!
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Tori Sent on 12/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Holiday Inn Dakota Dunes Event Center

Alex and the team were great to work with. They explained everything well and in detail. When we had questions, they were quick to respond. Having the hotel hooked to the venue saved alot of headaches in finding places to stay for alot of out of town family and friends. A beautiful venue with many options. Our guests loved Aggie's(the food caterer).
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Team

Alexandra Parks
Alexandra Parks
Sales & Events Coordinator

Cheers to the Future Mr. & Mrs.! I am ecstatic to be able to work with you to plan your big day! Watching a wedding reception unfold from start to finish after all the planning has transpired is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. I love creating unique, customized dream weddings for each and every couple so that you know that your day is unlike anyone else's. Every detail matters when you're planning the first day of your forever!

Carrie McIntyre
Carrie McIntyre
Director of Sales & Marketing

At the Dakota Dunes Event Center, we are known for our wedding expertise! It can be overwhelming to make all of the decisions required to turn your dreams into a reality, but our team is here to take the guesswork out of planning.

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