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
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 from a wedding photographer’s perspective
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.
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.
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
Jess + Patrick
Working with Jason was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding in Chicago. He listened to exactly what we wanted, which was more focus on guests/candid moments and less posed portraits. Most importantly, Jason is SO laid back and relaxed throughout the entire planning process and even on the wedding day. We learned how important it is to have a calming presence around on our wedding day, and this is now the number one advice we offer to engaged couples. You will not regret working with Jason. Would give 10 stars if i could!
Adeline + duncan
I followed Jason on social media for a while before getting engaged and was such a big fan of his work! I was beyond excited that we were able to book him for our wedding. I couldn’t be happier with the fun, professional experience Jason provided as well as our incredible photos. We will be using Jason for all of our future photography needs, and we can’t recommend him enough!
ally + cody
There are not enough stars to give Jason a rating he deserves! Not only did he deliver the most incredible photos but he made us, our bridal party and families feel relaxed and comfortable the entire day. He also captured the most incredible photos of our guests during our wedding day! We cannot recommend Jason enough – we promise you will not regret it!
Lauren + Brady
What an incredible photographer! We cannot say enough good things about Jason and how great he was to work with on our wedding day. He is extremely talented and all of our pictures from our special day are phenomenal. He was so easy to work with and really made the entire bridal party feel comfortable and confident as we took photos throughout the day. We could not recommend him enough to other couples looking for a wedding day photographer. We are so grateful to him for what a fantastic job he did!
Kaylee + Jason
I don’t even know where to begin. Not only does Jason create amazing art and imagery, he was also AMAZING to work with. He kept us on schedule all day and had fun with us in the process. He allowed my husband and I to relax and have fun on our big day so we could just take it all in and not have to think about where we need to be next. We had a couple specific asks for pictures on our wedding day and he made them all come to life in an even better way than I imagined. JTC is the way to go hands down!!!
Erin + Grant
Outstanding photographer and even better person! Jason’s work is fantastic and he goes above and beyond for his couples. Jason’s calm demeanor brings an amazing presence, and you can put your full trust in him to facilitate a smooth experience resulting in stunning photos. Jason is responsive, professional, and talented beyond belief!
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!