Greetings from Des Moines, Iowa, home to the Drake University Bulldogs and Relays. The Holiday Inn Express at Drake is at the heart of this city's renaissance neighborhood and ideally located right on campus. Seconds away are the Knapp Center and Drake Stadium. Dining is available next door at the retro-themed favorite, Drake Diner. Follow your meal with an independent film a jaunt away at the Varsity Movie Theatre. Come visit the campus, the community, and us; we'll make you feel at home.Plenty of entertainment awaits off campus as well. Attractions include Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino, Adventureland Amusement Park, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Principal Park, and Blank Park Zoo. Also nearby are the Civic Center, Convention Complex, Veterans Auditorium, Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena. We are moments from the Historical Building of Iowa, the State Capital, Living History Farms, Terrace Hill, Salisbury Mansion and Hoyt Sherman Place. Centrally situated among all of the Metro's retail districts --- four major malls, many boutiques and antique shops. Seasonal attractions are plentiful and near. Other areas of interest include The East Village, Historic Valley Junction and Downtown Court Avenue District, where nightlife is at its best. Free Wireless Internet available in all guest rooms and public areas. Whether it is business or pleasure that brings you our way, our team is ready to serve you!
Maximum Capacity: 30 General Event Space
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General Event Space | Maximum Capacity: 30 | 425 sq ft | 38 sq m
Host your next event at Blank Park Zoo! We offer a variety of spaces as well as activities to make your event truly unique. Invite animals to be up close and personal with your guests and enjoy reduced admission to Iowa's Wildest Adventure. From small team meetings to company retreats and outings, the Zoo will make a lasting impression on your guests. Bridal showers, baby showers, graduation parties, holiday parties, the possibilities are endless!
Twelve-story Hotel located downtown, convenient to Veterans Auditorium & Capitol building. Events are stress free when you select one of the downtown Des Moines eight meeting rooms and 9,892 square feet of flexible space at the Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines. Custom catering, free WiFi access and stunning views of downtown greet you.
Your wedding vision will become a reality in our beautiful, versatile spaces. We offer the flexibility of an open-vendor policy, and nearly every element is customizable. Plus, all the essentials are already included, so you’re not paying extra fees for those special details. Come in for a tour today!
Our spacious hall can accommodate more than 350 guest and you can decorate to meet your every desire. With a magnificent stone fireplace, wood cathedral style ceilings this is the perfect place for you and your guest.
Enjoy our pine log walls on our full service bar. Our facility is nestled within a country setting with a spacious yard and parking lot along with several scenic locations with multiple trees.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Renaissance Savery Hotel stands as an elegant architectural landmark in the heart of downtown Des Moines. With a tradition of fine hospitality and superior service. If you're searching for a venue to host a romantic wedding, a business meeting or a conference, this hotel features over 12,000 square feet of function space, innovative meeting technology and a creative catering and culinary team.
Pinot's Palette is Des Moines' upscale paint and sip studio .It is the perfect venue for your company party, bridal shower or bachelorette party. We have two rooms available for use. The Main Room has an integrated sound system, two sinks and ample counter space for food, refreshments, cake, etc. and holds up to 47 people. The Private Party Room has an integrated sound system, two sinks and ample counter space for food, refreshments, cake, etc. and holds up to 20 people. The studio is available seven days a week and we have flexible set ups to meet your needs. We offer complimentary use of wine and beer glasses, cork screws, ice buckets and furniture. We are the perfect venue rental for birthday parties, girls night out, date night, family reunions or whatever other creative party you desire.
Planning your wedding can be overwhelming, but taking the time to choose the right venue, caterer, photographer, DJ, and other vendors will help create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Consider these tips as you begin your search and learn from the experiences of other brides. Read More