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Combining historical elegance and contemporary design, Surety Hotel is the perfect backdrop for your celebration. Be among the first to host your event at the newest hotel in downtown Des Moines. Start your story at Surety!

For any event, the experience is high on the list for your event, from the cuisine to the ballroom ambiance, crafted cocktails and event service, every touch for your event should be an elevated experience for you and your guests. With that in mind, we personalize everything from the event minimum to the event menu and package and work with you one-on-one to ensure its truly YOUR wedding....not one that fits every bride...... but catered to YOU.

Facilities and capacity

Surety Hotel’s owners have brought one of the city’s most beloved landmarks back to dazzling life. The Hippie Building dates back to the early 20th century and is a stunning example of an early skyscraper. Its classic facade hides a newly renovated, design-orientated interior that provides a modern twist on classic, luxury decor. Rich materials of dark wood and gold combine with elements such as stately columns and marble fireplaces to tell a tale of the building’s past. The interior designers have introduced modern elements harmoniously, with clean-cut lines and minimalist touches seen throughout. The result is a setting that is impressive in tone and lends a tone of grandeur to any celebration it hosts. The Surety Ballroom is a welcoming setting for a party of up to 150 friends and family. Here, exposed brickwork meets decorative plaster-molding and creative light-fixtures to create a tone of upscale industrial chic. An adaptable venue, it can be arranged to suit couples’ needs and includes furniture rental such as table and chairs. After a night of dancing and dining, guests can retire to one of the hotel’s many fashionable rooms or suites. These feature comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep, as well as stunning views of Des Moines to wake up to.

Services Offered

The staff of Surety Hotel offers a range of services to those celebrating their big day. The management is happy to help couples organize their event, and can recommend outside vendors from the area. They can also offer block-booking services for wedding parties, as well as suite accommodation for those exchanging vows.

Cuisine

The catering team proposes a menu that features classic dishes with a modern twist. Guests can dine on creations such as pan-seared salmon accompanied by baby fennel and lemon aioli, or rich grilled eggplant served with crisp summer vegetables. There is also an extensive bar service available including gourmet coffee for after dinner.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel
Restaurant

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
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
Pet Friendly
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 Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

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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Reviews of Surety Hotel

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Adrienne B. Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Wedding

We got married at the Surety a few weeks ago and it is an absolutely beautiful and a stunning venue. The service from Sergio and his team was wonderful. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and really made sure our day ran very smoothly. The servers even brought some of the appetizers out to us while we were having our photos taken during the cocktail hour which was just so sweet of them. The hotel housekeeping is extremely helpful and accommodating and the hotel beds are super comfy and if I could steal one, I would. :) We did have a small billing issue after the wedding was over, but the team at the Surety worked with me and it was resolved in a timely manner.
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Team

Aleah Anderson
Aleah Anderson
Catering Sales Manager

Congratulations, and let the wedding planning begin! The first step is nailing down a date, and finding a venue for the ceremony and reception to be held. Although this can be overwhelming, when paired with a team of professionals, the planning process is seamless. Surety Hotel combines unmatched service, captivating design, and a one-of-a-kind Iowa experience for travelers and locals. We are passionate about what we do, and would be thrilled to be part of such a special day.

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