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The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

119 West Mississippi Drive
Muscatine, IA, IA
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(833) 261-2600

About Us

Picture a gorgeous Mark Twain sunset as the backdrop for your wedding. The Merill Hotel, Muscatine, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel is a luxurious wedding venue providing flexible indoor and outdoor event space and event planners to customize the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. As rare as a pearl found in a Mississippi River clam, your wedding at the Merrill Hotel will be unique! Say “I do” to the comfortable luxury and sweeping Mississippi River views at The Merrill Hotel in the heart of downtown Muscatine, Iowa.


Grand Ballroom – 4719 sq. ft. with Outdoor Terrace of 1250 sq. ft. with River View

Book your wedding in the spectacular Grand Ballroom featuring unparalleled views of the Mississippi River. With floor-to-ceiling windows, alongside an outside terrace, your guests will be taken by the serenity of the rolling river. This highly desired room, with its elegant lighting and rich beautiful colors, offers spaciousness and grandeur with a fifteen foot ceiling. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate a private ceremony for 100 – 500 guests or an exclusive dinner reception for 450 guests.

Clark or Clemens Ballrooms – 2000 sq. ft. each with River and City Views

The Clark and Clemens Ballrooms mirror the Grand Ballroom with ambiance and design. With large windows facing East and West, your guests can enjoy both a river view and Muscatine’s quaint downtown view. These ballrooms accommodate a private ceremony for 50 – 200 guests or a private dinner reception for 150 guests.

Bridal Services

Wedding Reception Options Include:

  • Wedding Reception Set Up & Tear Down
  • Tables & Chairs, Hotel’s China, Glassware & Cutlery
  • White Linens and White Napkins
  • Wooden Parquet Dance Floor
  • Traditional or Family Style Head Table
  • Elegant Mirror Centerpieces
  • Votive Candles with Tea Lights
  • Cake Table / Gift Table
  • Wedding Cake Cutting & Service
  • Reduced Guest Room Pricing
  • Complimentary Honeymoon Guest Room (night of reception)
  • Complimentary Gift Opening Room the day after your wedding
  • Guest Coat Check
  • On-site Valet Service
  • AV Equipment with Onsite AV Technician

In Addition

Our hotel wedding planners will work with you every step of the way, from creating customized menus to arranging pre and post-wedding activities. They know all the preferred wedding vendors in town, including the best:

  • Videographers
  • Photographers
  • Florists / Decorators
  • Specialty Linens / Chair Cover Rentals
  • Accent Lighting & Draping
  • Officiants
  • Musicians & DJ’s
  • Limousine Services
  • Formal-Wear Boutiques
  • Hair and Makeup Artists
  • Wedding Cake Decorators

On-Site Catering

Allow Executive Chef Tess Crookshanks to assist you in creating a menu customized for your wedding. With fresh sustainable options sourced from local growers, you know every course will live up to your highest standards. Choose from a wide array of wine, beer, and craft cocktails to complement your cuisine of choice. Whatever your culinary wedding wish is, The Merrill Hotel is the wedding venue who will grant it.

Luxurious Guest Accommodations

Treat your out-of-town guests to the luxury of The Merrill Hotel for your wedding. On-site weddings enjoy special group rates for the wedding party members and guests with a block of 10 or more rooms. Rest assured that your guests will enjoy this special occasion and get safely home when they stay at The Merrill Hotel for your wedding.

Professional Event Planners

At The Merrill, our experts pay attention to every detail of your wedding giving it the personal touch you desire. We know how strenuous your big day can be. So, with great enthusiasm and a deep desire for perfection, our professionals listen carefully and do their utmost to make your event a true fairytale.

Angela DeKeyrel

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  • The food was amazing, the staff was terrific, the setting was priceless, and the evening was magical! It was a fairytale weekend and The Merrill is top notch. Lisa, our main contact and planner, was so awesome to work with. She was so nice, friendly, helpful and responsive. Class act! I truly can't say enough about The Merrill. The rooms were beautiful and so clean. I LOVED this venue and would highly recommend it to everyone.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Hotel, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    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, Get Ready Rooms, 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

    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 food and beverage items are available?

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

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, 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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