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Venues in Des Moines, IA,
(515) 822-5202

About Us

The newest addition to Des Moines, the Surety Hotel is a 4-star boutique wedding venue now available for weddings 10-175 people. Building upon a historic legacy, this boutique hotel offers a chic blend of past and present in a luxurious package. It is a magnificent choice for those seeking to celebrate in style and comfort. Its dedicated staff strives to meet guests’ every need, inviting wedding parties for an experience like no other.

Facilities and capacity

Surety Hotel’s owners have brought one of the city’s most beloved landmarks back to dazzling life. The Hippie Building dates back to the early 20th century and is a stunning example of an early skyscraper. Its classic facade hides a newly renovated, design-orientated interior that provides a modern twist on classic, luxury decor. Rich materials of dark wood and gold combine with elements such as stately columns and marble fireplaces to tell a tale of the building’s past. The interior designers have introduced modern elements harmoniously, with clean-cut lines and minimalist touches seen throughout. The result is a setting that is impressive in tone and lends a tone of grandeur to any celebration it hosts. The Surety Ballroom is a welcoming setting for a party of up to 300 friends and family. Here, exposed brickwork meets decorative plaster-molding and creative light-fixtures to create a tone of upscale industrial chic. An adaptable venue, it can be arranged to suit couples’ needs and includes furniture rental such as table and chairs. After a night of dancing and dining, guests can retire to one of the hotel’s many fashionable rooms or suites. These feature comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep, as well as stunning views of Des Moines to wake up to.

Services Offered

The staff of Surety Hotel offers a range of services to those celebrating their big day. The management is happy to help couples organize their event, and can recommend outside vendors from the area. They can also offer block-booking services for wedding parties, as well as suite accommodation for those exchanging vows.


The catering team proposes a menu that features classic dishes with a modern twist. Guests can dine on creations such as pan-seared salmon accompanied by baby fennel and lemon aioli, or rich grilled eggplant served with crisp summer vegetables. There is also an extensive bar service available including gourmet coffee for after dinner.

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?

$ 5,500.00

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

$ 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?

$ 500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, 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?

$ 20.00

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

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

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

Historic Building, Hotel

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, Elopements, 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, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, 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, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

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, August, September, October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January, February, March, April, November, December

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