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Venues in Johnston, Iowa,

Hilton Garden Inn Des Moines/Urbandale

8600 Northpark Dr.
Johnston, Iowa, IA
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(515) 270-8890

About Us

A classic indoor ballroom located in Urbandale, Iowa, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel has an experienced team that is ready to help you plan your big day stress-free. The Hilton Garden Inn can create event spaces for various parties and function sizes. The hotel specializes in wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners.

Facilities and Capacity
The hotel can accommodate up to 300 guests for your wedding reception in the main ballroom. For the rehearsal dinner, the indoor space can hold up to 100 guests. The Hilton Garden Inn has nearly 11,000 square feet of adaptable event space, including a bridal suite for you and your party.

Services Offered
The team at the Hilton Garden Inn works with you to provide the appropriate accommodations for you and your guests, and assists in cleanup after your event. Couples will also have access to Wi-Fi and audio-visual equipment, if necessary. The hotel also offers event equipment for rental, including china, flatware, and glassware. Couples can also request to rent a portable wet bar. For your special day, you will also be able to request an elegant backdrop, a skirted head table, and linens of your choice. Additional event item rentals include:

  • Barware
  • Dance floor
  • Chair covers
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Centerpieces
  • Lighting

Couples have a wide selection of menu items when deciding on their catering needs. The Hilton Garden Inn offers full-service catering that takes into consideration special dietary needs and requests from gluten free, lactose free and nut free to no pork, vegan, and vegetarian options. Cuisines available for couples include American, Chinese, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Southern.

The Hilton Garden Inn is located in the Johnston business park area near I-80 and I-35, and convenient restaurants, cafes, and antique shops. With nearby pioneer jogging and hiking trails, an indoor golf driving range, and shopping malls, there are an endless number of activities. The hotel is also close to local Des Moines attractions, such as the botanical center, Blank Park Zoo, Iowa State Capitol, and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.


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  • The amount of service is the best I found! Rose Mary is wonderful, thorough, and knows her stuff!

    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?

    $ 5,000.00

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

    $ 5,000.00

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


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

    $ 500.00

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

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

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

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 15.00

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

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Specialty Beer

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue


    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, 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?

    Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, 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, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, December

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