Holiday Inn Downtown- Mercy Area

1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA
Capacity: 400 people

About Holiday Inn Downtown- Mercy Area

For the last four years in a row Holiday Inn Downtown has received the coveted award of BEST PLACE FOR WEDDING RECEPTIONS. When you choose the Holiday Inn Downtown to host your wedding reception or banquet, our unwavering dependability and intuitive service not only ensures that your special day will be seamless and well-coordinated, but it confirms our reputation as Des Moines’s premier venue for all things wedding. All of the Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines’ team is eager to serve before, during and after every celebration. Holiday Inn Downtown with its 9,000+ SqFt of convention space is the perfect venue whether you’re hosting an executive meeting of 10 or a conference of 400. The people of Des Moines have deemed the Holiday Inn Downtown as the Best Place for Corporate Events in Cityview Magazine’s annual “BEST OF” awards the last four years and counting. Our dedicated team is experienced with coordinating all types of meetings, corporate events, banquets, fundraisers and more.

Package Pricing

Events
$1,500 - $10,000 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Events
$1,500 - $10,000 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Events
$1,500 - $10,000 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Weddings
$10,000 - $15,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Weddings
$10,000 - $15,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

Des Moines Room
Des Moines Room
Board Room 107
Board Room 109
North View
North View
Top Of The Tower
Top Of The Tower

Recommendations

Beautiful reception; excellent service and food - An Eventective User from Omaha, NE

I do not hesitate to recommend having your reception here. Everything about the day went smooth as silk and it was stunningly beautiful as the sun went down behind the head table that evening. The staff, led by Diana (*ROCKSTAR*), were super accomodating for our daughter's wedding reception held there in Sept 2019. We had about 220 guests and a DJ for the dance after the plated meal. The food was phenomenal! So exceeded our expectations. An added bonus was the gathering space near the bar on the first floor the night before, which our group largely took over as family and friends reunited for the weekend.

Outstanding in every way! - An Eventective User from Omaha, NE

The view from the reception site at the top of the hotel just couldn’t be touched by any other location we considered (and we visited at least 12). Diana was super helpful about creating exactly the ambiance our daughter wanted and the hotel staff expertly set up all the table decorations after they saw one example (saving lots of bridal party/family time on already too-busy days). The bridal room on the top floor allowed all the girls to be together as they prepared for the wedding but yet with plenty of room for everyone instead of the small, cramped spaces other sites offered. Additionally, we were delighted to have a gorgeous sunset as the backdrop for the wedding party-the photos are just amazing. Plus the food, OMG the food! We lost count of the numerous compliments we got about the plated meal we had, which, even though our selections were some of the least expensive, you would never know it. Diana made everything happen exactly as we wanted throughout the entire weekend (even the last minute requests and accommodations) and her many years of experience helped us consider every detail ahead of time. She was like having a wedding planner without the additional cost. Thank you, Diana! We are so glad we decided to go with the Holiday Inn for our daughter’s wedding reception! We wouldn’t change a thing!

Great venue for a small meeting - An Eventective User from Union, Iowa

The staff were kind, the food was great and the meeting room was perfect for our group.

GREAT CHOICE!! - An Eventective User from Moorhead, Iowa

I held our wedding reception at this location. They were very profession, the food was great and they treated us like royalty. Diana Logan, the event coordinator was amazing. She catered to everything we wanted. She also got a hot fresh pizza in our room for when we were finished. Amazing choice! The Tower Ballroom is beautiful and a great view of the city!

Neighborhood
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Indoor Pool
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 400
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 8
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 8,000
  • Year Renovated: 2002