Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 USA
+1 515-245-5500

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Meetings & Events


Discover 28,261 square feet of total event space, including the largest ballroom in Des Moines at our downtown hotel. Gather and connect with up to 2,200 guests in our venues. Plan an intimate meeting or a large conference, and our expert staff will work tirelessly to bring your vision to life.

28,261 square feet of total event space in downtown Des Moines
14,000-square foot Des Moines Exhibit Hall ( includes Hall of Cities Ballroom)
9,300-square foot Iowa Ballroom
3,171-square foot Windows on 7th event venue overlooking 7th street
16 breakout meeting rooms

Get connected and stay connected with business-friendly amenities from our Des Moines hotel, including high-speed internet access and complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and public areas.

  • 16

    Event Rooms

  • 28,261 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 2,200

    Capacity Largest Space

  • 16

    Maximum Breakout Rooms

Council Bluffs & Cedar Rapids Room – Banquet Setup

Three Floors of Meeting Space


Our event space in Des Moines boasts 16 Meeting Rooms spread across three floors, with various sizes and configurations of space available to fit your event's needs.

Audiovisual Options

Our experienced staff will inspire your guests with customized menus and high-tech audiovisuals for your event, and custom seating plans so everyone has the best view in the house.

About This Venue

  • Stage your events in our 28,261 square feet of meeting space near the Des Moines convention center

  • Our contemporary hotel near the convention center has the largest ballroom in Des Moines

  • Have a private conference or a group of breakout sessions in any of our 16 smaller meeting rooms

  • Make use of our state-of-the art audiovisual and business services to give your meeting the edge

  • Cap off a great meeting in Des Moines with a banquet, catered by our in-house culinary staff

  • Manage your event with our convenient Attendee Booking Tools, Group Lists and Business Services

Plan an Inspired Event

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See What's Possible.

Search our event ideas online with inspiring event photos, tips and layouts - specific to this hotel.

Attendee Booking Tools

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We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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  • Embed in a website
  • Personalized with your group name, event dates, hotel, and special rates
  • Displayed in multiple languages on Marriott domains worldwide

Manage Your Event with Ease

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Keep Your Event in Hand.

Manage event details, make real-time requests and connect with our staff - from the palm of your hand.

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and Services

Meeting Equipment

AV equipment

CD player

LCD Panel

LCD projector

Microphone

PA system portable

Rear screen projection

Stage: installed

Stage: portable

TV

TV production service provider

Video camera

Walkie talkie radios

Meeting Services

AV technician

Carpenter

Copy service

Decorator

Electrician

Laborer

Photographer

Security guard

Videoconferencing

Business Equipment

Computers

Business Services

Copy service

Fax service

Messenger service

Notary public

Overnight delivery/pickup

Post/parcel

Secretarial service

High-speed Internet access

Meeting rooms: Wired, Wireless

Catering

Afternoon Break

Coffee Break

Dinner

Lunch

Reception

Capacity

Floor Plans

Capacity Chart

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  • Sioux City
  • 26x29x10
  • 754
  • 80
  • 35
  • 25
  • 25
  • 80
  • 50
  • Waterloo
  • 26x29x10
  • 754
  • 80
  • 35
  • 25
  • 25
  • 80
  • 50
  • Salon A
  • 30x26x14
  • 780
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 35
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon B
  • 30x26x14
  • 780
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon C
  • 30x26x14
  • 780
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon F
  • 30x26x14
  • 780
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon G
  • 30x26x14
  • 780
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Salon H
  • 30x26x14
  • 780
  • 80
  • 42
  • 25
  • 36
  • 80
  • 40
  • Cedar Rapids
  • 26x43x10
  • 1,118
  • 100
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Council Bluffs
  • 26x43x10
  • 1,118
  • 100
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Davenport
  • 26x43x10
  • 1,118
  • 100
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Dubuque
  • 26x43x10
  • 1,118
  • 100
  • 60
  • 35
  • 35
  • 150
  • 80
  • Salon D
  • 30x78x14
  • 2,340
  • 260
  • 120
  •  
  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Salon E
  • 30x78x14
  • 2,340
  • 260
  • 120
  •  
  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Salon ABC, FGH (each)
  • 30x78x14
  • 2,340
  • 260
  • 120
  •  
  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Windows on 7th
  • 0x0x0
  • 3,171
  • 140
  • 56
  • 30
  • 30
  • 200
  • 120
  • Hall of Cities Ballroom
  • 43x104x12
  • 4,472
  • 500
  • 325
  •  
  •  
  • 650
  • 360
  • Salons D & E
  • 60x78x14
  • 4,680
  • 300
  • 150
  •  
  •  
  • 380
  • 200
  • Iowa Ballroom
  • 78x120x14
  • 9,360
  • 1200
  • 675
  •  
  •  
  • 1200
  • 800
  • Des Moines Exhibit Hall
  • 75x130x12
  • 9,750
  • 1200
  • 675
  •  
  •  
  • 1200
  • 800
  • Des Moines Exhibit Hall & **Hall of Cities Ballroom (combined)
  • 0x0x0
  • 0
  • 1600
  • 850
  •  
  •  
  • 2200
  • 1230

Room Set-Up Examples

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.