ISU Alumni Center

429 Alumni Lane, Ames, IA 50011 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About ISU Alumni Center

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Indoor/Outdoor ceremony locations
  • Liability insurance
  • Wifi
  • Separate bar/cocktail hour space
  • Outdoor terrace for reception
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11 Reviews for ISU Alumni Center

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    McKenna Lupkes · Married on 07/12/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!
    Angela
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    Carol Beckett · Married on 06/22/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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ISU Alumni Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 2280.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2280.00
  • 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?
    $ 1300.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1300.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    10
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Team of ISU Alumni Center

Brooke Lents

Brooke Lents

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.

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Bry Wisecup

Bry Wisecup

Events Coordinator

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.

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Angela Horner

Angela Horner

Events Coordinator

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.

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  • 429 Alumni Lane Ames, IA, 50011 See on map
    515-517-2890 (Phone number)
    5152941710 (Other Phone Number)
    5152949402 (Fax Number)
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