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Des Moines, IA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 124
Total Sleeping Rooms 13,000
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 13,000
Committable Meeting Rooms* 37
Convention Center Space 286,300 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 150,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 28,800 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $107
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $167
*Maximum for a single hotel

Meeting Planning in Des Moines, IA

Iowa Events Center

The Iowa Events Center is a unique combination of three venues: Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, and Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Following a $42-million renovation, the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center now boasts 33,892 square feet of new meeting room space and a 28,730-square-foot ballroom. The entire Iowa Events Center now has 226,000 square feet of total space, including 150,000 square feet of exhibit space, 40 meeting rooms and a 17,500 seat arena. The renovation included unique upgrades including an infinite amount of LED lighting capabilities, eight large projectors that can display images that are 16’ tall by 30’ wide, technology to display both static marketing logos and dynamic videos interacting and cold water plumbed into each of the 21 meeting rooms.

  • Total space: 226,000 sq. ft.
  • Total meeting rooms: 37
  • Largest exhibit space: 150,000 sq. ft.
  • Max classroom: 4,545
  • Max banquet: 6,270
  • Max theater: 17,000
  • Max reception: 10,000
  • Max 10x10 booths: 803
  • New meeting space: 33,892 sq. ft.
  • Ballroom: 28,730 sq. ft.

Des Moines, IA Meeting Venue Spotlight

Des Moines Civic Center

221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa State Fairgrounds

East 30th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317
Total Meeting Space – 300,000 Sq. Ft.

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