hotel fort des moines

the details

Hotel Fort Des Moines is one of the premier wedding venues in central Iowa. The hotel has recently completed a renovation that has elevated this space while keeping character true. The Wedgewood Ballroom and Grand Ballroom are absolutely beautiful and make a perfect backdrop to a classic, elevated wedding day for you and your friends and family.

Do you have a lot of guests flying in for your wedding? Having your wedding at Hotel Fort Des Moines eliminates all logistics. Your guests can arrive at the hotel and spend their entire weekend in the hotel if they choose to do so with an in-house restaurant, coffee shop and cocktail lounge.

Hotel Fort Des Moines

1000 Walnut St,
Des Moines, IA 50309

guest capacity

800 – Grand Ballroom
220 – Wedgewood Ballroom




Several spaces to utilize for wedding and rehearsal including the Grand Ballroom, Wedgewood Ballroom, Reading Room, The Study, Proudfoot and Bird, their high-end in-home restaurant and ther Speakeasy cocktail bar. Their presidential suite is immaculate if you can book that for getting ready photos!


Available onsite. Valet available.

hotel fort des moines wedding

hotel fort des moines from a wedding photographer’s perspective

Elevated spaces

With high ceilings, premium finishes and expansive spaces throughout the hotel, Hotel Fort Des Moines is a wedding photographer’s dream. Beautiful photos can be made all over within multiple clean and polished spaces in the hotel.

Classic style

If you’re looking for a classic, black-tie celebration, HFDM has the perfect aesthetic to accommodate that. The Grand ballroom alone feels like you’re stepping back in time and throwing a swanky shindig for all of your coolest friends.

stunning suites

The presidential suite in Hotel Fort Des Moines is one of my favorite getting-ready suites I’ve ever been in. It is massive and can easily accommodate large wedding parties with hair and makeup teams to help get ready in the mornings.

hotel fort des moines wedding photos

Des Moines Wedding Photographer

interested in having me photograph your hotel fort des moines wedding?

I’ve become incredibly familiar with this space and would love to show you some of my favorite spots within the hotel. If you plan on getting married here, reach out and let’s create beautiful memories together!

Complimentary Engagement Session
Engaged? I’d love to gift you a complimentary engagement session! Submit your email and I will send you more information!
Thank you!