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Venues in Des Moines, IA,
(515) 241-1456

About Us

Hilton Des Moines Downtown is a wedding venue located in Des Moines, Iowa. Situated in the heart of the city, this hotel is beside a wide variety of local dining options and attractions. As part of the Des Moines skywalk system, it allows couples and their guests to easily enjoy all the locale has to offer.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you’re planning an engagement party, wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, or the main event, Hilton Des Moines Downtown can accommodate your celebration. The venue’s 10,000-square-foot ballroom provides ample space to turn your vision into a reality. The room is designed in neutral grays, creating an elegant atmosphere that can be kept simple or decorated to your liking. Lighting fixtures can be adjusted to suit your event’s ambiance, accompanied by the chandeliers throughout the hall. Here, up to 1,470 guests can join you to dine and dance after you say “I do.” The adjacent pre-function area is well-suited for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the main meal. For more intimate gatherings, smaller ballrooms that can accommodate 100 to 330 loved ones are available.

Services Offered

The staff at Hilton Des Moines Downtown will collaborate with you to create as seamless a wedding experience as possible. On the day of your celebration, they will be there to set up and clean up event items such as tables and chairs. Seat covers, centerpieces, and additional furniture can also be provided for your special occasion. The hotel’s catering experts delight in preparing delectable dishes for you and your loved ones. Featuring risotto, street tacos, an assortment of desserts, and more, these options are sure to impress. After the celebration, you and your guests are invited to stay overnight in the venue’s rooms and suites. The next day you can enjoy a number of facilities, including an indoor pool and fitness center. The on-site restaurant, Park Street Kitchen Bar, offers a selection of the city’s favorite dishes along with craft beer from local breweries for a genuine Des Moines experience.

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?

$ 10,000.00

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

$ 7,500.00

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


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

$ 1,000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$ 1,000.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$ 14.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine, Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue

Ballroom, Hotel

What kind of settings are available?


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, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, 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, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May, June, July, September, October, December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January, February, March, April, August, November

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