Weddings

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

Urbandale, IA View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   7 reviews
Up to 350 guests

About

Up to 350 guests

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Urbandale, Iowa. This venue and the professional team behind it work hard to create memorable wedding days for every couple. With renovated facilities, modern décor, and luxury amenities, this hotel has everything couples need to host the wedding of their dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is situated off I-80/35, making it an easily accessible location for out-of-town wedding guests. This venue provides a pre-function area and ballroom that are absolutely to die for when it comes to creating memorable moments, photography, and an overall wedding celebration. The pre-function area features chic, modern décor with plenty of natural light. The space is perfect for a cocktail hour or photo opportunities prior to your ceremony or reception. When it’s time to let your hair down for the reception, you can steer your guests to the Heartland Ballroom, which accommodates weddings of up to 400 guests. This room likewise has modern décor and a romantically lit atmosphere. It can be decorated and arranged according to your unique vision. As a whole, this venue provides six event spaces, so you can host your entire wedding celebration under one roof.

Services Offered
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is known for providing unparalleled customer service and satisfaction. A standard package at this venue comes with wedding day necessities like tables, chairs, linens, barware, flatware, glassware, and china, as well as added perks like state-of-the-art visual and audio entertainment. Amp up the energy and excitement of your big day with lighting packages, and work closely with the event planning team to ensure your vision is brought to life. Couples can also enjoy the following more general services:

  • Cleanup
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Shuttle
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi

Cuisine
Main Event Catering offers high-quality catering services for your big day. The catering staff is professional, experienced in the hospitality field, and ready to water the mouths of all your guests. Menus are customizable and range from boxed lunches to plated entrée meals for large, extravagant weddings. Full bar services are also available, including house, premium, and signature beverages.

Accommodation
Couples and their guests can enjoy this venue’s sparkling swimming pool. This facility also provides a newlywed suite with accommodations the night of your wedding. The room features great amenities like comfortable bedding, cable television, and an in-room microwave and refrigerator.

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?

$4000.00

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

$4000.00

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?

$500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
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?

$5.00

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

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

18

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
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?

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
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
October
November
December
Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Megan Married on 04/23/2016
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    Everyone that helped with our wedding was extremely organized, helpful, and seemed to truly care about our wedding going off without a hitch. Matt, the one who helped coordinate everything, responded very quickly and made sure everything was planned correctly. Maria, the banquet manager, was wonderful at making sure everything went smoothly the day of. They did a great job in decorating everything the way I asked and making sure that our guests were happy. Everyone raved about how wonderful the food was and how this was one of the best wedding receptions they'd been to. If we were to do it all over again, we would still get married at the Holiday Inn.
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    Josh Married on 10/17/2015
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    Matt Monaco is an invaluable asset to the Holiday Inn Northwest. From going out of his way to ensure we stayed as close to our budget as possible to being extremely flexible with meeting times and even staying late at times to fit with our work schedules, Matt was overly gracious and helpful with our wedding planning.

    On the night of the reception, the entire staff was more than helpful. The room decoration was perfect, the meal was exceptional, and the event manager/bartender was very friendly and welcoming to all of the guests. This excellent service carried over into the breakfast and gift opening the next morning. While I couldn't enjoy the breakfast as much as I would have liked due to having a little too much fun the night before, it was still excellent and had a great variety. As a testament to the level of service received, the staff even helped us carry our gifts out to our car after breakfast.

    Overall, our reception was so much more than what we paid for and I would definitely reccommend Matt Monaco and the Holiday Inn Northwest to anyone that was looking to have a wedding reception.

    FYI: when you're choosing your meal, give the braised short ribs a shot. They were amazing.
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    Sam Married on 06/06/2015
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    Matthew was fantastic to work with and the staff was absolutely amazing! We had our reception at the hotel and everything was fantastic. The staff went out of their way to make sure our night was perfect and all of our guests had everything they needed! We highly recommend this venue to have your wedding at!

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Team

Troy Thompson
Troy Thompson
Director of Sales

Troy has been planning weddings since 1985 at the Holiday Inn - Downtown Iowa City. His advice: "Plan your event so you can enjoy the day and create memories with your Family and Friends!"

He's witnessed weddings both as a catering professional and as an ordained catholic minister. He is also a self-professed foodie who enjoys unique menus and presentations.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
A Special Event DJ & Photobooth A Special Event DJ & Photobooth Wedding DJs

Great venue, great location, great crew! Holiday Inn NW will take care of you on your big day!

Map

4800 Merle Hay Road Urbandale, IA, 50322
5152784755
515-727-0405

The Hotel is open 24/7 and our Group Sales office is open 8-5 Monday through Friday with schedule appointments available at other times. For urgent information reach Troy Thompson at 515-447-5707.
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