700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 USA
+1 515-245-5500

Organize a meeting or event

Send your requirements to our expert planners for more information on pricing and room availability.

  • 16

    Event Rooms

  • 2,625 sq m

    Total Event Space

  • 2,000

    Capacity Largest Space

  • 15

    Maximum Breakout Rooms

About This Venue

  • Discover our 25,000 square feet of versatile wedding venues and event space in downtown Des Moines

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  • Seat up to 600 guests for a lavish wedding reception in our Iowa Ballroom venue in lovely Des Moines

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  • Allow our Certified Wedding Planners to coordinate all the details of your wedding in Des Moines

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  • Our experienced staff and thoughtful services will make your wedding in our venue flow smoothly

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  • Let our expert on-site caterers create a stunning wedding reception banquet in honor of your love

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  • Explore our wedding offers, from customizable menus and wedding packages to MarriottRegistry.com

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Plan an Inspired Event

Attendee Booking Tools

Image Attendee Booking Tools

We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

  • Shared in an email
  • Embed in a website
  • Personalized with your group name, event dates, hotel, and special rates
  • Displayed in multiple languages on Marriott domains worldwide

Manage Your Event with Ease

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Earn up to 50,000 plus Elite status, discounts and more.

Services and Facilities

Wedding Certification

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.

Catering

Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Break Reception Dinner

Specialty Services

Specialty lighting services available

Capacity

Floor Plans

Capacity Chart

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  • Sioux City
  • 7.9x8.8x3
  • 70
  • 80
  • 35
  • 25
  • 25
  • 80
  • 50
  • Waterloo
  • 7.9x8.8x3
  • 70
  • 80
  • 35
  • 25
  • 25
  • 80
  • 50
  • Salon A
  • 9.1x7.9x4.3
  • 72
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 35
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon B
  • 9.1x7.9x4.3
  • 72
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon C
  • 9.1x7.9x4.3
  • 72
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon F
  • 9.1x7.9x4.3
  • 72
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon G
  • 9.1x7.9x4.3
  • 72
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon H
  • 9.1x7.9x4.3
  • 72
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Cedar Rapids
  • 7.9x13.1x3
  • 104
  • 150
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Council Bluffs
  • 7.9x13.1x3
  • 104
  • 150
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Davenport
  • 7.9x13.1x3
  • 104
  • 150
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Dubuque
  • 7.9x13.1x3
  • 104
  • 150
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Salon D
  • 9.1x23.8x4.3
  • 217
  • 380
  • 120
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  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Salon E
  • 9.1x23.8x4.3
  • 217
  • 380
  • 120
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  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Salon ABC, FGH (each)
  • 9.1x23.8x4.3
  • 217
  • 380
  • 120
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  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Windows on 7th
  • 0x0x0
  • 295
  • 200
  • 56
  • 30
  • 30
  • 200
  • 120
  • Hall of Cities Ballroom
  • 13.1x31.7x3.7
  • 415
  • 650
  • 325
  •  
  •  
  • 650
  • 360
  • Salons D & E
  • 18.3x23.8x4.3
  • 435
  • 380
  • 150
  •  
  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Iowa Ballroom
  • 23.8x36.6x4.3
  • 870
  • 1200
  • 675
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  •  
  • 1200
  • 800
  • Des Moines Exhibit Hall
  • 22.9x39.6x3.7
  • 906
  • 1200
  • 675
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  •  
  • 1200
  • 800
  • Des Moines Exhibit Hall & **Hall of Cities Ballroom (combined)
  • 0x0x0
  • 0
  • 2000
  • 850
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  • 2000
  • 1230

Room Set-Up Examples

Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

Theater

Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

Banquet

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Reception

Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

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