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Gateway Hotel & Conference Center at Iowa State University

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, they 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. They also offer picturesque outdoor spaces for corporate cocktail functions and pre-meeting gatherings.

All of their venues showcase cutting-edge, recently updated audiovisual equipment including a full HDMI wireless presentation system and digitally encrypted wireless microphones. Allow their 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.


Square Footage: 17,400

Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 400

Number of Breakout Spaces: 5-7

Catering: Onsite – Full Service

Parking: Complimentary, 400 Spots


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