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Weddings in Ames, Iowa

When couples consider having a wedding in Ames Iowa, they don’t normally imagine exchanging vows in an intimate garden bordered by a tranquil waterfall. At Gateway Hotel, we make your imagination come to life by hosting unforgettable weddings and receptions in breathtaking, natural surroundings. From sharing your first dance on an exquisite starlit terrace to taking photos on our park-like 14 acres of land, there’s a reason why couples have continued to trust the team at Gateway Hotel for over 40 years.

As a comprehensive hotel and banquet facility, our experienced staff can assist with:

  • Wedding ceremonies and receptions
  • Overnight guest accommodations
  • Anniversaries
  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers and luncheons
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Gift-opening brunches

If you are ready to learn more about having your dream wedding at the Gateway Hotel contact our wedding coordinator at (515) 268-2204 or email our team at Weddings@GatewayAmes.com. To request more information, click here and let us create a day that will exceed even your highest expectations.

Versatile Room Setup

Gateway’s versatile banquet space can accommodate groups ranging in size from an intimate gathering for 20 to a large celebration for 400.

The Prairie Ballroom is our largest area to host a wedding reception. With over 7,000 sq feet, this room can host a reception with up to 400 guests. If you need a smaller space, our Garden Ballroom holds up to 250 guests at your reception. Our facility also houses the Meadow Rooms for up to 70 guests and our Harvest Room for up to 30 guests.

If you decide on having an outdoor wedding reception, the Waterfall Garden Patio holds 200 reception guests.

Our team of in-house wedding coordinators will help you find the perfect space for your special day. Contact them today to learn more, or download the PDF below.

Gateway Wedding Facility Map

Special Offers

Book your wedding before the end of 2020 and get FREE venue rental! (Free room rent on Friday and Sunday weddings, and 50% off Saturday weddings. Must meet food and beverage minimums).

Late Night Snack Discounts (25 person minimum. Up to 100 guests. Limit one promotion per wedding).

Only valid for 2020 weddings. New bookings only.

It’s not too late to book your venue and start making plans!


Videos of Weddings at the Gateway Hotel

Gateway Styled Shoot // Winter from Leah Rose Productions on Vimeo.

Gateway Styled Shoot // Fall Look from Leah Rose Productions on Vimeo.

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