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Memorial Union - Iowa State University

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About

Memorial Union - Iowa State University is a banquet wedding venue located in Ames, Iowa. Memorial Union - Iowa State University offers both intimate elegant affairs and larger, extravagant celebrations along with a professional staff for weddings and other special life events. This wedding venue is situated in the center of Iowa State University and offers a historic and nostalgic feel to your wedding or other life celebration. Memorial Union - Iowa State University is an elegant and sophisticated venue to host your special day.

Facilities and Capacity
Memorial Union - Iowa State University offers a variety of spaces for you to utilize on your special day. Memorial Union - Iowa State University has a rustic, yet elegant space for weddings and other life celebrations. Memorial Union - Iowa State University is home to a large banquet room that can be customized to your theme, offering a unique setting to celebrate with friends and family. This adaptable space can be used to its fullest extent or broken down into smaller spaces for more intimate gatherings. Memorial Union - Iowa State University can accommodate parties with up to 550 guests banquet style. These flexible spaces at Memorial Union - Iowa State University are fully equipped with state of the art lighting and sound systems for you to utilize throughout your celebration. Memorial Union - Iowa State University is happy to accommodate all aspects of your big day or just one piece of it such as the engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower.

Cuisine
Memorial Union - Iowa State University provides on-site catering services in a variety of forms. You can choose to have your meal served buffet style, as a plated meal, or in stations. Additionally, these catering services include all the set up and clean up of tables, chairs, linens, silverware, glassware, flatware, and barware.

Services Offered
Memorial Union - Iowa State University offers a variety of special events packages for you to choose from. This wedding venue can is happy to host engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions and much more. The team at Memorial Union - Iowa State University offers on-site planning coordination services so that you can focus on enjoying your special day with friends and family. This team will ensure that your event will run smoothly and all the details are expertly executed.

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?

$970.00

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

$970.00

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?

$650.00

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

$650.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
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?

$6.00

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
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 Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
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?

April
June
July
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
November
December

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    Kayla L. Married on 04/11/2020
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    Amazing Service & Expertise!!

    I had the BEST experience working with Jessica and Cheryl when planning my wedding day (and during the wedding day). They were prompt, helpful, respectful, and incredibly fun to work with! We got nothing but compliments about how wonderful Jessica was (the wedding coordinator), and how amazing the food was (props to Cheryl for that!!).

    Jessica handled anything and everything that needed to be addressed the day of the wedding. She was incredibly kind and helpful as well. I didn't have to worry about a thing the entire day!

    Jessica and Cheryl are truly the dream team. I had so much fun planning with them, and they made everything so easy. Two wonderful people that know what they are doing!
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    Karen B. Married on 07/27/2019
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    Mother of the Bride

    Jessica & Ashley went above & beyond to make sure that Samantha & Connor had a prefect stress free day. The few hiccups at the reception were addressed or fix as soon as we made them aware. Several that attended had their reception or their child’s reception at Memorial Union & loved how well they handled Samantha & Connors day giving us all wonderful memories.
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    Gail K. Married on 07/09/2019
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    Nothing but professionals!!

    ISU Memorial is a perfect venue for your wedding, and the staff is excellent. Jessica and Cheryl go out of their way to make sure your day is ALL that you want it to be.

    Memorial Union - Iowa State University's reply:

    Gail -
    Thank you for your kind words about the Memorial Union, ISU Catering, and our staff. It was a pleasure to work with you & your daughter - thank you for letting us be apart of Rebecca's special day!
    xo - Jessica & Memorial Union Weddings Team

Awards

  • 11
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Deals

Memorial Union - Iowa State University 1
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Take advantage of nearly $200 off each reception package and $150 off each indoor ceremony package! Valid for wedding ceremonies and receptions whose dates fall between December 1 - March 31.

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Preferred Vendors

  • ISU Catering
    Rating 4.8 out of 5 , 5 Reviews
    · Wedding Caterers

Map

2229 Lincoln Way Ames, IA, 50011
515-294-0990

Event Management Office Hours Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM Winter & Summer Break Hours Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4 PM
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