Gateway Hotel and Conference Center

Indoor and outdoor spaces, Rentals included, Valet parking

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Starting at $1,923 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $1k for 50 Guests
Starting at $1k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 450

Starting price

$1K to start

Peak Season



Ceremony / Reception
Indoor / Outdoor

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center Overview

The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is located on the campus of Iowa State University. This venue is a handsome site for a wedding reception as well as a ceremony. An outdoor ceremony is a tranquil affair on the Gateway Hotel grounds. You and your love will exchange vows amongst the lush gardens with a waterfall garden behind you. Guests will enjoy the intimacy of your peaceful ceremony. Afterwards, you and your loved ones can enjoy cocktails on the terrace. The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center has a banquet hall that may be transformed for your special day. The Prairie Ballroom and Garden Room are both popular reception spaces that are brimming with elegance. Elegant decor and flowers will help create a festive environment that keeps your guests on the dance floor well into the evening. The Gateway ballrooms are both neutrally colored with flexible layouts. Enjoy an evening of cheerful celebration at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. When the night comes to a close, you and your guests will be glad to find a comfortable bed just down the hall.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $150 to $1,650 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding with no reception is $725.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride and groom dressing areas included if booking ceremony with reception
Champagne toast
Coat check room
Complimentary overnight bridal suite if booking ceremony with reception
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Overnight accommodations available
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Votive candles
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Catering provided by venue- Food & beverage minimum- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations