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    Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Recently just got engaged and we are looking at different venues in Ames and Des Moines. Saturday were going to look at the Gateway Hotel in Ames to check it out.

    Wanted to get your input if any of you have got married or had your reception at the Gateway. Or anywhere else you were happy about or had any info about.

    Thanks in advance for your responses and info.


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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Having our's at Prarie Meadows soon, they have been good to work with so far. Only problem is our original event coordinator quitting and having to be replaced with a new one. We had to give them all the same information again. We liked it because they do the food, booze, setting up, cleaning up, and the hotel is right there. Their hotel room prices are also pretty reasonable compared to others in the area.



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    I will be getting married next weekend at Colby Park - Windsor Heights Event Center
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    We booked it last summer for half the price they are charging now. You can bring own alcohol, caterer, dj, etc.

    We stayed away from hotels, although they are nice for guests to stumble to their rooms, they all have a pre-determined list of vendors you can "choose" from. $300 is not what a keg should cost...



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
    I will be getting married next weekend at Colby Park - Windsor Heights Event Center
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    We booked it last summer for half the price they are charging now. You can bring own alcohol, caterer, dj, etc.

    We stayed away from hotels, although they are nice for guests to stumble to their rooms, they all have a pre-determined list of vendors you can "choose" from. $300 is not what a keg should cost...
    Had my wedding reception there, very nice place for the cost.


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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by jakecovo21 View Post
    Recently just got engaged and we are looking at different venues in Ames and Des Moines. Saturday were going to look at the Gateway Hotel in Ames to check it out.

    Wanted to get your input if any of you have got married or had your reception at the Gateway. Or anywhere else you were happy about or had any info about.

    Thanks in advance for your responses and info.
    We do weddings out here at Prairie Moon Winery in Ames.

    You can bring in anyone to cater and have the best coordinator to help you with your wedding.

    Plus our family is a bunch of ISU alums and season ticket holders.

    For more info you can call here 232-2747 or email janet@prairiemoonwinery.com

    Congrats on the engagement.



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
    I will be getting married next weekend at Colby Park - Windsor Heights Event Center
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    We booked it last summer for half the price they are charging now. You can bring own alcohol, caterer, dj, etc.

    We stayed away from hotels, although they are nice for guests to stumble to their rooms, they all have a pre-determined list of vendors you can "choose" from. $300 is not what a keg should cost...
    If they are serving it, $300 IS what a keg should cost. If you have a place that allows you to bring your own, more power to you.


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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    The Gateway was out of our budget so we had our reception at Scheman. Very happy with everything.



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Went to a wedding reception at hickory hall. It was nice inside and obviously the food was fantastic. Definitely on the casual side.



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Having ours at Blank Golf Course; pricing is reasonable.



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Went to a wedding reception at hickory hall. It was nice inside and obviously the food was fantastic. Definitely on the casual side.
    yeah, we had ours there as well. Great venue. They run a deal where if you buy X amount of food from Hickory Park for the event, they throw in the hall for free. It's not all that much, either. I think we had to hit $1500 in food to get the hall for nothing. We did that easily.


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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Went to a wedding reception at hickory hall. It was nice inside and obviously the food was fantastic. Definitely on the casual side.
    This is where we had our reception. Great food, great prices, and great people to work with. They have a set 'deposit' to rent the place, but it's essentially free assuming you spend that much or more in food/drink as the deposit goes towards the food/drink bill.


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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    We had our reception at Scheman 15 years ago, very happy with it. Our first choice was the Great Hall at the Union, but it was booked already. If I were getting married now I would look into the Alumni Center as well. My sister had her reception at Hickory Hall, theirs was nice, too.



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybirdy View Post
    We had our reception at Scheman 15 years ago, very happy with it. Our first choice was the Great Hall at the Union, but it was booked already. If I were getting married now I would look into the Alumni Center as well. My sister had her reception at Hickory Hall, theirs was nice, too.
    Went to one last year there and it was really nice. They had good weather so we were able to stand on that plaza that over looks the Iowa State Center and it was awesome.



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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Another place to look is The Scottish Rite in Des Moines. It's downtown, so hotels are close. Very classy place with multiple rooms to choose from. Their grand ballroom is very nice.


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    Re: Wedding Reception Venues & Gateway Hotel

    Another vote for Hickory Hall. We are having ours there on Aug. 18th. Nice on the inside, can be as fancy or as casual as you want, and who doesn't love Hickory Park?!


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