ISU Alumni Center is a wedding venue located in Ames, Iowa. Situated near many local landmarks including views of Hilton Coliseum, Jack Trice Stadium, and Stephens Auditorium, couples can celebrate their special day surrounded all things Iowa State. The Alumni Center offers many different event spaces that can be designed and styled to best suit each and every couple’s desires and specific requirements.
Facilities and Capacity
From wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers, ISU Alumni Center provide couples with a range of event spaces to host intimate affairs as well as larger occasions. For couples seeking to celebrate while making the most of the sunshine, the Alumni Center’s Eggerling ISU Traditions Garden is fantastic for wedding ceremonies. The area can be decorated to effortlessly portray every couple’s personalities. Situated on the second floor, the Reiman Ballroom is a large event space that can be transformed into a reception space that allows couples and guests to celebrate long into the night. Featuring high-ceilings, area can be configured and designed in a variety of ways to best suit the needs of each and every couple. For further information regarding other facilities, couples can contact the Alumni Center’s professional and friendly staff directly through their official website and email.
ISU Alumni Center proves couples with an array of wedding packages and event services to suit the requirements of their specific celebratory event. In collaboration with the Alumni Center’s dedicated event coordinators, couples can plan every aspect of their big event, ensuring no small detail is overlooked. Additionally, couples can work with outside vendors to finalize the final touches of the planning process. The Alumni Center’s wedding package includes setup, cleanup, chairs, tables, linens, ready-rooms, and on-site parking. Other event services and rental items include but are not limited to:
11 Reviews for ISU Alumni Center
Recommended by 100% of couples
Erin Harris · Married on 07/10/2020
We had a fantastic experience at the ISU Alumni Center. Bry and her staff were incredibly kind and helpful. She took care of everything and kept us on schedule. We would recommend the ISU Alumni Center to anyone looking for a wedding ceremony and/or reception venue. The building is beautiful, and both being ISU alumni, my husband and I loved the ISU décor and charm. Our wedding day was perfect and it was all thanks to Bry and her staff!Sent on 10/30/2019
ISU Alumni Center's reply:Erin! Thank you so much! It was my honor to work with you and I had so much fun throughout the whole process with you and Michael. Best wishes!
McKenna Lupkes · Married on 07/12/2019
Flawless, Fantastic, Amazing!
Working with the alumni center was perfection. I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful our experience was. Everything was what we wanted and more-Perfect! They were so easy to work with and we basically paid for a day of coordinator included in the price because of how great Angela and her team were! I had no worries or anxiety day of at all because of how much I trusted them. They were able to see my vision and make it happen! No hiccups! Everyone LOVED the venue and the vibe we had and it was just the best day ever! It was an added bonus that we had a winter wedding and the entire venue was already decorated with lights, ribbons, evergreens, and garland! Truly amazing! Thank you!Sent on 01/07/2020
ISU Alumni Center's reply:It is our pleasure McKenna! It was a beautiful day and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of your wedding day. Many thanks and congrats you two!
Carol Beckett · Married on 06/22/2019
Fantastic Experience - Highly Recommended
We loved using the Alumni Center for our daughter's wedding venue. We worked with Bry, who was amazingly helpful and patient. I was very impressed by the level of service that she and her staff offer. Bry coordinated everything for us - the catering, the band, the rehearsal, the ceremony processional and timeline, the reception timeline, etc. - it was by far the easiest wedding planning that I have ever experienced (and with multiple daughters, I've had a lot of experience!) Our wedding was intended to be outdoors in the garden, but the weather had other ideas. No worries - the staff quickly set up for an indoor ceremony and the whole day went as smoothly as if it had been planned that way! I highly recommend the Alumni Center to anyone looking for a beautiful venue and an experienced and capable staff. Fantastic experience!Sent on 07/05/2019
ISU Alumni Center's reply:Carol, Thank you so much for trusting us with your daughter's wedding! We had the best time planning and working with you both through it all. Thank you for being so trusting. :)
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Director of Alumni Center Events
Brooke launched her events career while a student at Iowa State with the ISU Department of Residence’s summer conference program. After graduation, Brooke became the assistant catering manager at Hickory Park and loved learning about food service. Then Brooke served as catering director at the Holiday Inn and Suites Des Moines Northwest before she found the perfect job here at the Alumni Center. Today she loves the different clients and variety of events with which she gets to work. The people around her--both clients and coworkers--are what keep her motivated. And it’s hard to beat the high she gets after coordinating a couple’s perfect wedding day! At home she loves playing with her children, who helps Brooke relieve any stress from the day.
Bry’s first job in events was an internship for Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Okoboji, Iowa. After that, she started on the student event staff for the Alumni Center, where she moved up to the intern position and, with a little good timing, was able to apply for and be hired into a full-time position after graduation. She also has experience in coordinating concerts and working with floral arrangements and other décor. She loves to use her free time to research event trends. Bry says she loves to watch her clients relax more and more throughout the planning process and event, knowing she has helped them feel confident. When it comes time for her to relax, she loves to walk her Golden Doodle puppy or play volleyball.
Angela has worked in the hospitality industry for the majority of her 15-year career, from cake decorator at Wal-Mart to restaurant supervisor at Champions Sports Bar and Grill to event manager at the Austin Marriott South. While in Austin, TX, she decided it was time to move home to Iowa to be closer to family. She landed the program coordinator position at the ISU Alumni Center, was promoted to Alumni Center event manager, then stepped down to a part-time event coordinator position after her first child was born. Loving what she does keeps Angela’s motivation flowing and the lists coming. When Angela’s not making lists, she loves to spend time with her daughter and son, read, and work in her garden.