Your Happily Ever After Begins In Muscatine
When planning your big day, every detail is important, and The Merrill Hotel wedding specialists will not only help guide you through the process, but also assist in coordinating your plans at the hotel. Whether your wedding is formal, informal, themed, indoors or out, our staff will be prepared to help with every logistical detail, from catering, seating arrangements and high-tech sound systems to unique downtime and guest activities. During preparation and on the big day, The Merrill Hotel staff will be close at hand to support you and ensure every detail is customized to your desires. Our goal is to help you take the guesswork out of the process, making the execution of your big day as seamless and smooth as possible.
Wedding Reception Options Include:
- Wedding Reception Set Up & Tear Down
- Tables, Chairs, Hotel’s China, Glassware & Cutlery
- White Linens and White Napkins
- Wooden Parquet Dance Floor
- Traditional or Family Style Head Table
- Elegant Mirror Centerpieces
- Votive Candles with Tea Lights
- Cake Table / Gift Table
- Wedding Cake Cutting & Service
- Reduced Guest Room Pricing
- Complimentary Honeymoon Guest Room (night of reception)
- Complimentary Gift Opening Room the day after your wedding
- Guest Coat Check
- On-site Valet Service
- AV Equipment with Onsite AV Technician
The most memorable day of your life is designed with a thousand details. At The Merrill Hotel, we pride ourselves in offering a creative choice when it comes to function space. Whether you envision an intimate gathering for 50 or a lavish celebration for 250, there’s venue space that is perfect for you.
Grand Ballroom – 4719 sq. ft. with Outdoor Terrace of 1250 sq. ft. with River View
Book your wedding in the spectacular Grand Ballroom featuring unparalleled views of the Mississippi River. With floor-to-ceiling windows, alongside an outside terrace, your guests will be taken by the serenity of the rolling river. This highly desired room, with its elegant lighting and rich beautiful colors, offers spaciousness and grandeur with a fifteen foot ceiling. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate a private ceremony for 100 – 500 guests or an exclusive dinner reception for 450 guests.
Clark Room – 2000 sq. ft. with River and City Views
The Clark Room mirrors the Grand Ballroom with ambiance and design. With its large windows facing East, your guests can enjoy both a river view and Muscatine’s quaint downtown. The Clark Room's intimate setting accommodates a private ceremony for 50 – 200 guests or a private dinner reception for 150 guests.
Clemens Room – 2000 sq. ft. with River and City View
The Clemens Room is an exact replica of the Clark Room with large windows, ambiance, and design. Boasting river views and downtown views from the West, this room is a quaint option for your dream wedding. The Clemens Room can accommodate a private ceremony for 50 – 200 guests or a private dinner reception for 150 guests.
One of the most important elements that contribute to the success of a wedding is the food! No matter how beautiful the venue or how great the DJ, people will always remember the food that was served. For your perfect day, know that The Merrill Hotel’s Executive Chef Tessa Crookshanks understands the importance of customizing the perfect menu - one that is equal parts unique, delectable, and universally appealing. With fresh sustainable options sourced from local growers, you’ll know every course will live up to your highest standards. Choose from a wide array of wine, beer, and craft cocktails to complement your cuisine of choice. Whatever your culinary wedding wish is, The Merrill Hotel is the wedding venue that can deliver it.
Where your wedding guests relax and lay their heads is of course critically important to the overall wedding experience. At The Merrill Hotel, rest assured you and your guests will find our 122 guestrooms - including two Presidential Suites and 14 Junior Suites - spacious, comfortable and relaxing. We trust each guest will find all of the comforts they desire from complimentary wi-fi and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities to a large work desk, refrigerator and coffeemaker right in their room.
Host your wedding at The Merrill Hotel and enjoy special group rates for wedding party members and guests with a block of 10 or more rooms.
You and your guests will find all the amenities you’ll need as you enjoy your stay at our AAA Four-Diamond, Tribute Portfolio Hotel. The Merrill Hotel offers:
Free Parking • Valet Service • Room Service • Lobby Lounge • Large Fitness Center • Indoor Heated Saltwater Swimming Pool • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
You’ll understand why The Merrill Hotel has been named The Best Iowa Hotel by U.S. News and World Reports for two consecutive years as well as TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice #20 Hotel in the USA.
A wedding on the banks of the Mississippi River can be truly magical. The beautiful outdoor setting and fresh river air create an atmosphere that’s perfect for weddings indoors or out. The Merrill Hotel abounds with lovely settings where you, your family and your guests can share the enchantment of the event in surroundings of unsurpassed beauty.