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Des Moines Marriott Downtown

Des Moines , IA
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LOCATION

700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309 US (map)

PHONE

515-245-5541

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ABOUT US

Your wedding day. A culmination of a lifetime of hopes and dreams. So when you’re looking for a wedding hotel in Des Moines that you can trust to make it the day you’ll cherish forever,... Read more
Your wedding day. A culmination of a lifetime of hopes and dreams. So when you’re looking for a wedding hotel in Des Moines that you can trust to make it the day you’ll cherish forever, look no further than the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Because from flawless cuisine to impeccable décor, we firmly believe that perfection is in the details. Visit us at DesMoinesMarriottWeddings.com to start planning today! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
16
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
900
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Italian, Local, Mexican
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

REVIEWS

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Kiley
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing the Marriott was an easy decision for our wedding with its proximity to the church and the amenities it provided to guests. We had the opportunity to work with Christie and she was outstanding! Planning a wedding from out of state is not easy but she was incredibly flexible and I was impressed with our ability to plan much of the wedding via phone and email. When we were able to meet in person, the professionalism, kindness, and desire to make this event perfect was incredibly relieving! We had picked a very difficult weekend for our wedding with 2 other large events occurring at the hotel. However Christie was incredibly hospitable and assisted us in so many ways with having such a large number of guests. My husband and I could not have been happier with the outcome of our event. Leading up to it Christie was wonderful, but the night of our wedding was above and beyond what I had ever anticipated! It was so comforting to see her face at the reception and know that she was there to make the night such a success. I was so impressed with her dedication as well as the other staff! Every staff member we came in contact with that night were absolutely FABULOUS! They truly made our night memorable and perfect!
As for the venue itself, it is perfect for a wedding, especially if you have a large amount of people from out of state, or out of the country, as we did! It is extremely nice to have guests be able to walk upstairs after a fun night rather than worry about transportation.
The venue was beautiful and worked so well to with a cocktail hour and reception!
Choosing the Marriott was an easy decision for our wedding with its proximity to the church and the amenities it provided Read more...
Choosing the Marriott was an easy decision for our wedding with its proximity to the church and the amenities it provided to guests. We had the opportunity to work with Christie and she was outstanding! Planning a wedding from out of state is not easy but she was incredibly flexible and I was impressed with our ability to plan much of the wedding via phone and email. When we were able to meet in person, the professionalism, kindness, and desire to make this event perfect was incredibly relieving! We had picked a very difficult weekend for our wedding with 2 other large events occurring at the hotel. However Christie was incredibly hospitable and assisted us in so many ways with having such a large number of guests. My husband and I could not have been happier with the outcome of our event. Leading up to it Christie was wonderful, but the night of our wedding was above and beyond what I had ever anticipated! It was so comforting to see her face at the reception and know that she was there to make the night such a success. I was so impressed with her dedication as well as the other staff! Every staff member we came in contact with that night were absolutely FABULOUS! They truly made our night memorable and perfect!
As for the venue itself, it is perfect for a wedding, especially if you have a large amount of people from out of state, or out of the country, as we did! It is extremely nice to have guests be able to walk upstairs after a fun night rather than worry about transportation.
The venue was beautiful and worked so well to with a cocktail hour and reception! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Marriott was such a beautiful place to have our wedding reception. They helped us along the way and we're very thoughtful on our special day.
The Marriott was such a beautiful place to have our wedding reception. They helped us along the way and we're very Read more...
The Marriott was such a beautiful place to have our wedding reception. They helped us along the way and we're very thoughtful on our special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony/reception elsewhere but most of our guests as well as my groom and I stayed at the marriott on our wedding night. The marriott was very easy to work with and very accomodating to our needs. We stayed in the hospitality suite and it was perfect.
We had our ceremony/reception elsewhere but most of our guests as well as my groom and I stayed at the marriott on our Read more...
We had our ceremony/reception elsewhere but most of our guests as well as my groom and I stayed at the marriott on our wedding night. The marriott was very easy to work with and very accomodating to our needs. We stayed in the hospitality suite and it was perfect. Read less
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emyoung010
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Maureen and Christie at the Marriott Downtown Des Moines were nothing short of amazing to work with. They made this entire process easy and fun, and very much helped eliminate some of the stress of planning. The pricing was straightforward and we were given an estimate anytime something changed. There were no surprises and we really appreciated that. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning an event for anything!
Maureen and Christie at the Marriott Downtown Des Moines were nothing short of amazing to work with. They made this entire Read more...
Maureen and Christie at the Marriott Downtown Des Moines were nothing short of amazing to work with. They made this entire process easy and fun, and very much helped eliminate some of the stress of planning. The pricing was straightforward and we were given an estimate anytime something changed. There were no surprises and we really appreciated that. I would highly recommend them to anyone planning an event for anything! Read less
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tamburch
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Dulcie and her staff at the Marriott were wonderful! Everything was done for us. We didn't have to do any decorating. We just handed everything over to them and they took care of it all! The ballroom looked absolutely gorgeous! The staff working the night of were awesome! The food was great! I would highly recommend using the Marriott! The price was great! You get awesome value.
Dulcie and her staff at the Marriott were wonderful! Everything was done for us. We didn't have to do any decorating. We Read more...
Dulcie and her staff at the Marriott were wonderful! Everything was done for us. We didn't have to do any decorating. We just handed everything over to them and they took care of it all! The ballroom looked absolutely gorgeous! The staff working the night of were awesome! The food was great! I would highly recommend using the Marriott! The price was great! You get awesome value. Read less
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cjmist
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.7/5.0
We had a wonderful experience planning our recent wedding reception at the Marriott downtown. Everyone we worked with was professional, helpful and had a genuine desire to make our day perfect. They were willing to work with us to create the experience that was special to us. Everything went very smoothly during our reception; we didn't worry about a thing. The pricing for some things seems high, but it was worth it for the convenience. We would definitely recommend this location for your next event!
We had a wonderful experience planning our recent wedding reception at the Marriott downtown. Everyone we worked with was Read more...
We had a wonderful experience planning our recent wedding reception at the Marriott downtown. Everyone we worked with was professional, helpful and had a genuine desire to make our day perfect. They were willing to work with us to create the experience that was special to us. Everything went very smoothly during our reception; we didn't worry about a thing. The pricing for some things seems high, but it was worth it for the convenience. We would definitely recommend this location for your next event! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/9/2016
4.4/5.0
We had our guests stay here after our wedding. We had a good experience working with them and they offered my husband and I a very nice room on our wedding night. They were very helpful with passing out our welcome bags to our guests as they came.
We had our guests stay here after our wedding. We had a good experience working with them and they offered my husband and Read more...
We had our guests stay here after our wedding. We had a good experience working with them and they offered my husband and I a very nice room on our wedding night. They were very helpful with passing out our welcome bags to our guests as they came. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
Venue was nice. But expensive for what it offered.
Venue was nice. But expensive for what it offered.
Venue was nice. But expensive for what it offered. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Meredith
Wedding:
11/12/2016
0.5/5.0
We are supposed to have our wedding brunch at Marriott this upcoming Sunday. It's now Wednesday, and we have zero details figured out. We paid our deposit months ago, and have called and emailed Marriott multiple times since then, on a near weekly basis. Every time, we get redirected to the same person, despite explaining her unresponsiveness for the past few MONTHS. We finally escalated things by calling the corporate office and by having our coordinator call and email. When the employee did finally call us back, she told us she "never received" our multiple emails or voicemails. At this point, we have only received the answer to one of our questions. I'm left scrambling to figure out details last minute because she refuses to answer our questions in a timely manner. She has not provided us with a seating layout, an invoice for the meals ordered, any answer to our question of whether we need to make place cards (and now it's too late to order them, so I'm left having to make them on my own - GREAT), what drinks will be available, etc. Disappointed is not a strong enough word to describe how I feel with the lack of service we've received. At this point, she has been rude enough to us on the phone that we are afraid to keep asking questions or pushing her for our invoice or other details, since she has clearly demonstrated in the past that she will flat out ignore us if we inconvenience her in any way. This is, of course, not to mention the blatant lying. I expect when I plan an event somewhere, that I will have at least one meeting with the employee planning it, to ensure that everything will be set up how I want and adhere to my vision for the event. I have never once had a meeting with anyone from Marriott, nor is there time to schedule one now. I can say with confidence that this brunch will not be what I want. I am going into this blind, with no details figured out. All I can do at this point is expect to be disappointed.
We are supposed to have our wedding brunch at Marriott this upcoming Sunday. It's now Wednesday, and we have zero details Read more...
We are supposed to have our wedding brunch at Marriott this upcoming Sunday. It's now Wednesday, and we have zero details figured out. We paid our deposit months ago, and have called and emailed Marriott multiple times since then, on a near weekly basis. Every time, we get redirected to the same person, despite explaining her unresponsiveness for the past few MONTHS. We finally escalated things by calling the corporate office and by having our coordinator call and email. When the employee did finally call us back, she told us she "never received" our multiple emails or voicemails. At this point, we have only received the answer to one of our questions. I'm left scrambling to figure out details last minute because she refuses to answer our questions in a timely manner. She has not provided us with a seating layout, an invoice for the meals ordered, any answer to our question of whether we need to make place cards (and now it's too late to order them, so I'm left having to make them on my own - GREAT), what drinks will be available, etc. Disappointed is not a strong enough word to describe how I feel with the lack of service we've received. At this point, she has been rude enough to us on the phone that we are afraid to keep asking questions or pushing her for our invoice or other details, since she has clearly demonstrated in the past that she will flat out ignore us if we inconvenience her in any way. This is, of course, not to mention the blatant lying. I expect when I plan an event somewhere, that I will have at least one meeting with the employee planning it, to ensure that everything will be set up how I want and adhere to my vision for the event. I have never once had a meeting with anyone from Marriott, nor is there time to schedule one now. I can say with confidence that this brunch will not be what I want. I am going into this blind, with no details figured out. All I can do at this point is expect to be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue

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