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Meetings & Events

Host Your Gathering in Our Versatile Venue Space

Set the tone for a successful business function at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University. With 17,400 square feet of adaptable space, we offer the largest conference facility in Ames, Iowa. 

Organize a theater-style conference for up to 850 guests in the Prairie Room, which can also be divided into smaller spaces for breakout meetings. The Ada Hayden and George Washington Carver venues are tailor-made for seminars, training sessions and other small events. We also offer picturesque outdoor spaces for corporate cocktail functions and pre-meeting gatherings.

All of our venues showcase cutting-edge, recently updated audiovisual equipment including a full HDMI wireless presentation system and digitally encrypted wireless microphones. Allow our talented culinary team to provide a menu that keeps your guests energized and focused; experienced event planners are on hand to assist with venue set-up, room blocks for your guests, menu and agenda planning and much more.

Ready to get started? Contact us today and we’ll start planning your event.

Harvest Room

Meeting space located just down the hall from The IowaStater Restaurant.

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Prairie Rooms

The Prairie Rooms offer a combination of three ballrooms which can be opened up into one large convention hall with capacity up to 750.

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Meadow Rooms

The Meadow Room is a combination of two multipurpose meeting spaces. They are perfect as break-out rooms or can be opened up to create a large space for a company party or reception dinner.

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Garden Room

The Garden Room is one of our most popular spaces due to its unique location and its connection to our Garden Waterfall Patio.

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Cardinal & Gold Rooms

The Cardinal & Gold Rooms are our newest addition to the hotel, added in 2017, with a total area of 1400 square feet. 

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Conference Room 1

Conference Room 1 is one of our smallest meeting rooms commonly used for up to 12 person meetings.

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Ada Hayden Conference Room

The Ada Hayden Conference Room is a 400 square foot conference room that is typically used as a prep room for weddings or coupled with Carver Board Room to host lunch.  

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George Washington Carver Board Room

The Carver Board Room is perfect for a small training session or seminar, and when coupled with Ada Hayden can accommodate a nice company lunch as well. 

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Garden Waterfall Patio

The Garden Waterfall Patio is the perfect for many occasions.

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WEDDINGS

It’s one of the most important days of your life – and at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, we’re committed to making your wedding day as special and unique as your love. 

Conferences

Set the tone for a successful business function at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center at Iowa State University. With 17,400 square feet of adaptable space, we offer the largest conference facility in Ames, Iowa. 

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