119 W Mississippi Dr, Muscatine, IA
Distinguished by its romantic setting on the banks of the Mississippi River, The Merrill Hotel is an award-winning AAA Four-Diamond hotel that stands apart as a wedding destination. The elegance, grandeur, and history are not only felt the moment you enter the hotel lobby, but as you walk the banks of the majestic river that flows steps away from the hotel's front door. Located in Muscatine, Iowa and within an hour drive from the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The Merrill Hotel is arguably the Mid-West's most scenic and romantic wedding destination. Named The Best Iowa Hotel by U.S. News and World Reports for two consecutive years and TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice #20 Hotel in the USA. Your Choice of Venues Grand Ballroom – 4,719 sq. ft. with Outdoor Terrace of 1,250 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 outdoor 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 or Clemens Ballrooms – 2,000 sq. ft. with River and City Views The Clark and Clemens Ballrooms mirror the Grand Ballroom with ambiance and design. With their large windows facing East and West, guests can enjoy both a river view and Muscatine’s quaint downtown. These intimate ballrooms accommodate a private ceremony for 50 – 200 guests or a private dinner reception for 150 guests. Exquisite Catering 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. Guest Accommodations 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 and suites spacious, comfortable and relaxing. We trust each guest will find all of the creature comforts they desire from complimentary wi-fi and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities to a large work desk and in-room refrigerator.