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Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA, IA
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(515) 268-2204

About Us

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is a wedding venue in Ames, Iowa. This classic hotel venue offers gorgeous indoor and outdoor settings for a variety of special occasions. With high-quality services, excellent guest accommodations, and beautiful event spaces, you are sure to have a truly memorable experience at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center.

Facilities and Capacity
At Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, there are many different spaces available to choose from. The venue can accommodate small or large events, with a maximum capacity of 470 people. The various spaces offered are perfect for rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers, luncheons, and wedding ceremonies, and receptions. The Prairie Ballroom, Garden Room, and the Waterfall Garden Patio are the most popular spaces available for events at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. No matter which space you choose, your event is sure to be a sensation.

Services Offered
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center has been coordinating and hosting fabulous special events for over 30 years, giving them the experience necessary to give you everything you could possibly need. With a range of in-house services including event planning, catering, bar services, and even decor options, this venue is your one-stop-shop for a perfect wedding day. The list of other services offered at this hotel includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet
  • ALl inclusive packages
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Event rentals

This hotel venue offers catering services including buffet, plated, or stations. The bar services can include bartenders, a selection of house, premium, specialty, and signature drinks, as well as the option for open, cash, or limited bar. There is no outside alcohol permitted in this venue. For your meal, the venue can also provide any barware, flatware, glassware, china, and linens necessary. The other catering options available include:

  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Servers
  • Tastings
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Chocolate fountain

Other Services
As previously mentioned, there are event rental items available at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. These items can range from furniture and decor to audio equipment and a dance floor. The full list of event items includes:

  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Tables
  • Drapery
  • Lighting


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  • I cannot say enough about our amazing experience at The Gateway Center! I'll start with accommodations - our families came in Friday night for a wedding weekend celebration. Our blocked rooms were located together, rooms were clean and spacious and a great price, and the pool was perfect for the kiddos. Gateway also accommodated our refrigeration needs already on Friday with cakes/mints/cheesecakes. By the time we made it to the Prairie Ballroom in the morning, the tables were already set up. We used Gateway's glass bottles/mirrors/tealights as our centerpieces and did not have to purchase anything to make it look beautiful! (We did bring in home-grown greenery.) Besides the centerpieces, Gateway set the entire table, folded the napkins, straightened was fantastic for us to only spend 30ish minutes prepping the room. The event staff was super friendly and helpful throughout the reception. We had butler passed hors d'oeuvres, the fruit and vegetable stand, a pasta stat... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 1,000.00

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


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Flatware, Parking, Tables

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, 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, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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