The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center, Winnebago County IA.
Coming in the Spring-summer of 2023.
The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center take great pride in providing each couple “The Ultimate Wedding Package”, without the hidden charges.
Facility and Capacity
The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center is a 128 room hotel that encompasses many of the architectural characteristics of the Iowa State Capitol and the governor's mansion at Terrace Hill.
The hotel guests will notice that there is something very special upon turning into the property. Will it be the manicured landscaping, the dancing water displays (which could be at night, illuminating the couples wedding colors), or will it be the waterfall cascade near the beautiful chapel? It could be the variety of colors from many of the hotel gardens, or just maybe seeing a deer grazing just off the hotel farm nearby as well as hearing the trumpeter swans making their music? Just imagine the pictures that you can have the hotel photographer take, so your special day will never end.
Upon entering the hotel, they will look up the grand staircase, again designed for those countless memories, or will you be tempted to walk over to the bakery for a cup of the hotel's special blend of coffee and exquisite pastries. A trip up the elevator to the third floor, you enter your suite. This suite was designed especially to provide every new wedding couple a few days and nights of memories to share privately or with their closest friends. The balcony allows for every wedding couple to have those special pictures taken as they gaze upon the hotel's panorama view.
The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center offers over 19,000 sq, feet of indoor conference and meeting rooms, along with an additional outside seating venue. The interior meeting rooms can be used for many types of events. We offer (1) grand ballroom, (5) banquet/meeting rooms, (3) classrooms, (1) boardroom, or an area for a poolside event. We also have available an outside venue that accommodates 600 guests. Our unique blend of event spaces allows for you, our guests either to choose to share an intimate celebration with your loved ones or have a gala type of wedding party. Our event spaces are ideal for small groups of 10 guests or big celebratory groups of up to 525 guests (sit down with dance floor) for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, or rehearsal dinners.
The Ownership, Management, and Staff of The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center, thank you for considering us to not only share and contribute to ensuring your special day is one that that will not only meet but surpass all those dreams. This book of memories starts with your first conversation with us and beyond. We will continue to assist you or any member of your party, in any way feasibly possible with the design and planning process.
Knowing the most important part of this time is for a couple to enjoy being in love while planning their wedding, The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center take great pride in providing each couple “The Ultimate Wedding Package”. We employ knowledgable, experienced wedding professionals who will provide as much attention as deemed necessary to create your special day. In addition to a honeymoon suite, the groom will have a mini-suite available the day before the special day. We will offer a discount on our regular rates for a block of ten or more rooms for your guests. The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center will also include all your guests, complimentary breakfasts ($7.00 value), free parking, free wi-fi, the use of the Hotel Gym and Pool. In addition, the Wedding party will have access to the Hotel Concierge to assist you in obtaining Transporation Services, setting up an appointment at the Hotel Salon and Spa to enjoy a few hours of relaxation or just to complete those final make-up touch-ups.
Prior to every Wedding Reception, every couple has the opportunity to take a tour of the property, and then actually see, touch, and feel the linens, the glassware, flatware, and some of the equipment that could be used in part of their reception all in the designated hotels catering showroom. We will also have centerpiece ideas on display, types of napkin fold for the couple to choose from. Besides being given the contact information for the Hotels Personal Photographer (if available), you the wedding couple will be provided a list of recommended professionals including florists, DJ's and even a list of event planners if you would prefer someone different from the hotels.
The Gov’s Place Hotel takes great pride in providing what we like to call the “Stress-free Wedding”. We believe having access to an experienced and knowledgable Culinary staff is vital. This allows for the couple, the ability to discuss, and create a specific menu of their choosing. We the Ownership, Management, and staff encourage all wedding parties to meet with the Hotel Chef or Food and Beverage Manager to discuss and plan their individual menu. Then upon the couples selection of choices, then join us for a tasting prior to making their final selection. Did you know, The Gov’s Place Hotel also has an In-House Pastry Chef, who relishes on making special desserts and cakes? Don’t be afraid to put their creativity and knowledge to the test.
The licensed in-house bar can provide experienced bartenders after the ceremony, capable of maintaining an open bar, limited bar, or cash bar. Couples can choose to enjoy:
For guests looking to extend their stay, The Gov’s Place Hotel and Event Center offer beautifully appointed rooms, with full access to an indoor pool and fitness gym, hotel store, bakery, sweet shop, and salon and spa center, as well as an onsite restaurant and bar. Couples who book a wedding block will also have access to their guest's rooming lists, which shows them who’s staying where, and when their loved ones are expected to arrive. The hotel has abundant on-site parking and RV accommodations, along with a couple of EV charging units. We are pet friendly with our own Dog park.
Salon and Spa
Spend a day at our Country Comfort Salon and Spa! Our full-service salon and spa feature a warm and inviting atmosphere, where you can take time to indulge in one of our many rejuvenating services. From luxurious facials and relaxing massages to manicures and pedicures, we offer a variety of spa treatments that will truly revive and refresh your mind and body. A trip to the salon for a cut and style always feels refreshing, as well as having that very special hair cut or style on your special day is a wonderful feeling. Contact us and come experience a salon or spa service today. We look forward to serving you!
The Gov's Place Hotel and Event Center Ground breaking Ceremony.