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Salon I Meeting Room - U-Shape Setup

Meeting and Events

Refreshing event menus just right for you!

Bring your seminar to life in one of our six versatile event spaces in Ankeny, Iowa
Our largest room welcomes sprawling conferences of up to 577 guests in a theater setting
Take advantage of our catering options to provide your co-workers with a delectable meal
Videoconference with associates outside of Des Moines by making use of our AV equipment and Wi-Fi
In our business center, you'll find everything you need to prepare for your upcoming meeting
Grand Ballroom - Reception Setup

Weddings and Occasions

Start the first night of the rest of your life in our chic wedding venues near Des Moines

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
In a banquet setting, you can recite your vows in front of 432 loved ones in the Grand Ballroom
Treat your guests to a mouthwatering meal prepared by our customizable catering options
Share your love story with a slideshow or video on our high-powered AV equipment
You'll receive a special rate when you book 10 or more rooms at our hotel in Ankeny, Iowa
Toast to an unforgettable night with handcrafted cocktails at The Bistro, our restaurant and bar
Private dining room
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Please note: all room sizes are approximate.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Ballroom 110x48x13 5280 577 357 577 60 547 432
Boardroom 12x30x10 360 10 10 10 10 37 10
Small meeting room 30x22x10 660 72 45 - 16 - 48
Salon I 27.5x48x13 1320 144 90 40 30 137 100
Salon II 27.5x48x13 1320 144 90 40 30 137 100
Salon III 27.5x48x13 1320 144 90 40 30 137 100
Salon IV 27.5x48x13 1320 144 90 40 30 137 100
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
110x48x13
Area (sq.ft)
5280
Theater
577
Schoolroom
357
Conference
577
U-Shape
60
Reception
547
Banquet
432
Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12x30x10
Area (sq.ft)
360
Theater
10
Schoolroom
10
Conference
10
U-Shape
10
Reception
37
Banquet
10
Small meeting room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
30x22x10
Area (sq.ft)
660
Theater
72
Schoolroom
45
Conference
-
U-Shape
16
Reception
-
Banquet
48
Salon I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.5x48x13
Area (sq.ft)
1320
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Salon II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.5x48x13
Area (sq.ft)
1320
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Salon III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.5x48x13
Area (sq.ft)
1320
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Salon IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.5x48x13
Area (sq.ft)
1320
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Ballroom 33.5x14.6x4 490.5 577 357 577 60 547 432
Boardroom 3.7x9.1x3 33.4 10 10 10 10 37 10
Small meeting room 9.1x6.7x3 61.3 72 45 - 16 - 48
Salon I 8.4x14.6x4 122.6 144 90 40 30 137 100
Salon II 8.4x14.6x4 122.6 144 90 40 30 137 100
Salon III 8.4x14.6x4 122.6 144 90 40 30 137 100
Salon IV 8.4x14.6x4 122.6 144 90 40 30 137 100
Grand Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
33.5x14.6x4
Area (sq.mt)
490.5
Theater
577
Schoolroom
357
Conference
577
U-Shape
60
Reception
547
Banquet
432
Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.7x9.1x3
Area (sq.mt)
33.4
Theater
10
Schoolroom
10
Conference
10
U-Shape
10
Reception
37
Banquet
10
Small meeting room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1x6.7x3
Area (sq.mt)
61.3
Theater
72
Schoolroom
45
Conference
-
U-Shape
16
Reception
-
Banquet
48
Salon I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4x14.6x4
Area (sq.mt)
122.6
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Salon II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4x14.6x4
Area (sq.mt)
122.6
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Salon III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4x14.6x4
Area (sq.mt)
122.6
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Salon IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4x14.6x4
Area (sq.mt)
122.6
Theater
144
Schoolroom
90
Conference
40
U-Shape
30
Reception
137
Banquet
100
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wired Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Message Service
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$12.00 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$12.00 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$8.95 / Person
  • Dinner:$40.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$15.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$25.00 / Person
  • Reception:$50.00 / Person