Event Venue of the Month: Embassy Suites By: Corrie McDowell

A great, all-suite hotel option for any event is the Embassy Suites, located in the East Village District in Downtown Des Moines. The property recently underwent an expansive remodel, which included all guest rooms, the lobby and atrium, and the event space. We at BC Productions love producing events at Embassy Suites, not only for the excellent surroundings, but also for the professional, helpful, and courteous staff.

The leader of those men and women is Jessica Johnson (Wedding and Catering Coordinator)–who recently sat down to talk with me briefly about the Embassy Suites and her career in the event business. Here’s what she has to say:

1) How did you get started?

Since my own wedding, I’ve always had a passion this special event. Being employed in the hospitality industry for years, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to assist couples in making their wedding nothing short of the special experience it should be…

2) What makes Embassy Suites unique?

Being the only all-suite property in Iowa is a well received feature. We do have wonderful amenities like our complimentary made-to-order breakfasts and our evening manager’s receptions where guests can un-wind each evening. However, I truly feel it’s our customer service that makes us unique. Wonderful employees from arrival to departure allow us to really make an impact and keep our guests returning.

3) What kind of spaces do you offer?

We have a our traditional ballroom weddings but the open atrium is also incredibly popular when tying the knot. Guests get an open, unique atmosphere and allows our space to be a special part of the wedding.

4) What’s the best part of a wedding in the east village district.

A wedding in East Village will definitely never lack character. Our location downtown surrounded by the Simon Estes Amphitheater and the Des Moines Capitol are two beautiful landmarks in which we share company. It’s wonderful to be a part of this district and offer a cool and urban contemporary overnight sleeping option for guests in the area.

5) Why do you like working with BC Productions at events?

BCP makes each event unique and special! They definitely put forth the effort to get to know the bride and groom and offer many services aside from DJing.