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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

4800 Merle Hay Road
Urbandale, IA, IA
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(515) 278-4755

About Us

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Urbandale, Iowa. This venue and the professional team behind it work hard to create memorable wedding days for every couple. With renovated facilities, modern décor, and luxury amenities, this hotel has everything couples need to host the wedding of their dreams.

Facilities and Capacity
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is situated off I-80/35, making it an easily accessible location for out-of-town wedding guests. This venue provides a pre-function area and ballroom that are absolutely to die for when it comes to creating memorable moments, photography, and an overall wedding celebration. The pre-function area features chic, modern décor with plenty of natural light. The space is perfect for a cocktail hour or photo opportunities prior to your ceremony or reception. When it’s time to let your hair down for the reception, you can steer your guests to the Heartland Ballroom, which accommodates weddings of up to 400 guests. This room likewise has modern décor and a romantically lit atmosphere. It can be decorated and arranged according to your unique vision. As a whole, this venue provides six event spaces, so you can host your entire wedding celebration under one roof.

Services Offered
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest is known for providing unparalleled customer service and satisfaction. A standard package at this venue comes with wedding day necessities like tables, chairs, linens, barware, flatware, glassware, and china, as well as added perks like state-of-the-art visual and audio entertainment. Amp up the energy and excitement of your big day with lighting packages, and work closely with the event planning team to ensure your vision is brought to life. Couples can also enjoy the following more general services:

  • Cleanup
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Shuttle
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi

Main Event Catering offers high-quality catering services for your big day. The catering staff is professional, experienced in the hospitality field, and ready to water the mouths of all your guests. Menus are customizable and range from boxed lunches to plated entrée meals for large, extravagant weddings. Full bar services are also available, including house, premium, and signature beverages.

Couples and their guests can enjoy this venue’s sparkling swimming pool. This facility also provides a newlywed suite with accommodations the night of your wedding. The room features great amenities like comfortable bedding, cable television, and an in-room microwave and refrigerator.


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  • Everyone that helped with our wedding was extremely organized, helpful, and seemed to truly care about our wedding going off without a hitch. Matt, the one who helped coordinate everything, responded very quickly and made sure everything was planned correctly. Maria, the banquet manager, was wonderful at making sure everything went smoothly the day of. They did a great job in decorating everything the way I asked and making sure that our guests were happy. Everyone raved about how wonderful the food was and how this was one of the best wedding receptions they'd been to. If we were to do it all over again, we would still get married at the Holiday Inn.

    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?

    $ 4,000.00

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

    $ 4,000.00

    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

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, 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?

    $ 5.00

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


    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

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, 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?

    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, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, October, November, December

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