Make Your Wedding Day Iconic
Set the stage for something truly unforgettable and discover a sweet setting for your soirée. Host your Des Moines wedding in our historic, restored 1919 Grand Ballroom with ornate lighting and décor customized to match your singular vision. Our culinary team will help craft a menu that caters to your guests' needs and tastes while you focus on what matters most- you and your spouse-to-be.
Picture your perfect reception, with indoor and outdoor spaces that create iconic backdrops for those one-of-a-kind wedding photo ops. From our expansive pre-function space to our courtyard there's a venue for every moment. From rehearsal dinners to pre- and post-wedding brunches, our hotel will make it seamless no matter the scope. Contact our dedicated wedding planning team to start creating and crafting your vision.
Plan Your Wedding
Create something you'll celebrate and remember for years to come. Contact our team today to discuss your needs and start planning your event. We'll work with you to ensure it rivals your dreams and captures exactly what you envision.
From our historic Grand Ballroom with an elegant staircase balcony leading to our courtyard, to pre-function space with a balcony view of the hotel's living room, each venue at our hotel is designed to epitomize the peak of both form and function.
Services & Catering
Service is an art unto itself, and our experienced team embodies exacting artistry at every turn. Let our culinary experts help you craft a catering menu that inspires the palates of your guests, while our planning team handles the rest.
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Have more questions?
- How many wedding guests can Hotel Fort Des Moines accommodate?The hotel’s Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 800 guests for wedding receptions, while the outdoor courtyard can accommodate up to 120 guests. The Grand Ballroom also features a pre-function space which can accommodate up to 200.
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- Does Hotel Fort Des Moines cater for weddings?Yes, the hotel offers customized catering services at the hands of an experienced culinary team that works with customers to craft unique menus. Catering menus can be tailored to meet the dietary needs of wedding guests, with both vegan and vegetarian options as well as allergy-safe options.
Inquire with our sales team about custom menus and accommodations to honor your traditions
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- Does the hotel offer audio visual equipment?Yes, planners can rent audiovisual equipment for any event, making it easy to add flair to wedding day speeches with slideshows and videos and microphones. Contact us for more information on equipment rental.
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