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The BIG DAY finally happened. Vows. Kisses. Cake. Dance. So many unforgettable moments. We have the best job because we get to be here for all those BIG DAY moments. But don't let us spoil the sparkling details. Our clients have shared some snippets of their BIG DAY with us and we want to share with you. Get ready for warm fuzzies.

This is their happily ever after.




Young & Glanzer Wedding

{ 11/2/2019 }


Indoor greenery. Chandelier lighting. Woodsy accents. Talk about setting a romantic mood! Shelby Young and Matthew Glanzer hosted their late fall wedding reception in the Daktronics Room A&B. Here's what they had to say about their BIG DAY!

"I was very impressed with the options available for decoration and built-in services available at the Swiftel Center. Natalie was incredibly helpful and made planning our reception so easy."

SPACE: Daktronics A&B
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 198
DESIGN & STYLING: Self-Decorated
DRAPE: Canopy and East Wall White Drape
LINENS: Ivory Table Linens with Sea Foam Green Napkins in Hanging Fold
LIGHTING: Chandelier & Icicle Lights Behind Head Table
DINING STYLE: 2 Entree Plated Dinner

MENU:
Creamy Marsala Chicken and Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Balsamic Asparagus
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

KIDS MEAL:
Chicken Strips and French Fries

LATE NIGHT SNACK:
Freshly-Popped Popcorn with Assorted Seasonings





Kruse & Perry Wedding

{ 10/5/2019 }


Floral centerpieces. Navy table linens. Glowing icicle lights. And a sparkler send-off. Mariah Kruse and Nick Perry lit up the LOVE at their fall wedding reception. Here's what the mother-of-the-bride had to say about the BIG DAY!

"Everything was perfect and looked beautiful! The customer service and response to any questions or needs exceeded our expectations!"

WORKING WITH YOUR EVENT MANAGER?
Wonderful! Jenna did an awesome job the day of set-up. I have had two friends with weddings this summer that used another venue and the staff and facilities of Swiftel Center were 100% better!! They jumped in and helped the day-of decorating which the other venue did not and was not even present during the decorating and set-up process.

DAY-OF EXPERIENCE?
Everything was perfect and looked beautiful! The customer service and response to any questions or needs exceeded our expectations! I was impressed with how calm Natalie and the staff were even when things were so busy! The food was amazing and we got so many compliments that evening and the days to follow!

FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE?
Food was delicious and plentiful!! We got several compliments from our guests that evening and days later! The staff was very friendly!

FACILITY FEATURES?
The whole facility was clean and well-kept!

SPACE: Daktronics A&B
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 239
DESIGN & STYLING: Self-Decorated
DRAPE: Canopy and Half-Room White Drape
LINENS: Navy Table Linens with Maroon Napkins in Hanging Fold
LIGHTING: Chandelier & Icicle Lights Under Head Table Skirting
DINING STYLE: 1 Entree Plated Dinner

MENU:
Oven-Roasted Turkey
Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Glazed Baby Carrots
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

KIDS MEAL:
Chicken Strips and French Fries

LATE NIGHT SNACK:
Freshly-Popped Popcorn with Assorted Seasonings





Albrecht & Anderson Wedding

{ 7/20/2019 }


Indoor and outdoor mood lighting. Elegant details. Stunning couple with a sparkler send-off. Taylin Albrecht and Tyler Anderson used the arena as their canvas to create a custom reception layout, providing tons of space for wedding day fun. Here's what they had to say about their BIG DAY!

"One of our favorite things about having our event at the Swiftel Center was how much room we had. With the added space in the arena, we were able to allow for more room between tables to prevent guests from feeling crowded."

WORKING WITH YOUR EVENT MANAGER?
Our experience working with Natalie was great! She was so kind, caring and attentive to details. Whenever we had a question, she was quick to respond to us. Any idea or vision we came up with, she figured out a way to make it work.

DAY-OF EXPERIENCE?
The day-of experience was a dream come true! The set up was absolutely stunning. On top of that, everything ran so smoothly. Having someone work the event took so much stress off us and our family.

FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE?
The food was amazing! Even after our wedding, we had guests compliment us on how great the food was and how much they enjoyed their experience.

FACILITY FEATURES?
One of our favorite things about having our event at the Swiftel Center was how much room we had. With the added space in the arena, we were able to allow for more room between tables to prevent guests from feeling crowded. We also were able to have a large dance floor, open social area by the bar, and kids area to keep our guests entertained.

SPACE: Arena
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 300
DESIGN & STYLING: Hitch Studio
DRAPE: Black Drape + Hitch-Designed Head Table Backdrop
LINENS: Ivory Table Linens with Gray Napkins in Triangle Fold
LIGHTING: Bistro Lights, Chandelier, Street Lamps (indoors & outdoors)
DINING STYLE: 1 Entree Plated Dinner

MENU:
Brandied Beef Medallions
Parmesan Potatoes and Balsamic Asparagus
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

KIDS MEAL:
Chicken Strips and French Fries

APPETIZERS
Freshly-Popped Popcorn with Assorted Seasonings
Meat & Cheese Platter
Fresh Fruit Tray

LATE NIGHT SNACK:
Oven-Fired Pizza





Anderson & Kaiser Wedding

{ 7/13/2019 }


Bubbly celebration. Cupcake sensation. And sparkler illumination. Maquenzie Anderson and Erik Kaiser made each moment of their wedding day incredibly special, surrounded by friends and family. Here's what they had to say about their BIG DAY!

"We had the perfect wedding! Swiftel Center made sure everything was ready to go and allowed us to enjoy our day! We so appreciate all they did behind the scenes to make sure everything was prepared and ready! We couldn't have asked for better service!"

WORKING WITH YOUR EVENT MANAGER?
Natalie was phenomenal! She had answers for everything I asked and was always available. She not only made sure everything was prepared but also made sure it was exactly what I envisioned! She was professional and made sure we were ready to go for the big day!

DAY-OF EXPERIENCE?
The day was perfect! Swiftel Center made sure everything was ready to go and worked hand-in-hand with my wedding planner, Hitch Studio! Not a thing was out of place and the room was immaculate! The facility was clean and very well taken care of. Natalie and her team made sure everything was prepared and made sure everything ran smoothly, which is exactly what every bride wants!

FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE?
The food was amazing! My husband still talks about it! It was mouth-watering and delicious! We wanted good food and Swiftel Center definitely delivered that! A year later and people still comment on it!

FACILITY FEATURES?
One of the best features of the Swiftel Center is the amount of room you have. We had a large wedding and having space was so important. The Daktronics room was spacious and allowed us to all be comfortable. Another thing we loved was the little room outside the reception room. This is where we had our bar and cocktail tables set up. It was a great way for guests to come out and have a bit of quiet if they needed. The bathrooms were close which was a huge bonus!

SPACE: Daktronics Room AB & Lobby A
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 200
DESIGN & STYLING: Hitch Studio
DRAPE: Half-Room White Drape and Canopy + Hitch-Design Head Table Backdrop
LINENS: White Table Linens with Gray Napkins in Triangle Fold
LIGHTING: Canopy & Chandelier and Bistro Lights
DINING STYLE: 2 Entree Buffet

MENU:
Roasted Pork Loin and Beef Brisket
Country Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

KIDS MEAL:
Chicken Strips with Mac 'N Cheese

APPETIZERS
Freshly-Popped Popcorn with Assorted Seasonings

LATE NIGHT SNACK:
Oven-Fired Pizza





Osborne & Thomas Wedding

{ 9/1/2018 }


Bistro lights. Dusty purple accents. Gray napkins. And a whole lot of love. Erinn Osborne and Zach Thomas hosted their gorgeous fall wedding reception in the Daktronics Room A&B. Here's what they had to say about their BIG DAY!

"Having an event coordinator who was at the wedding the night of was something that we really enjoyed. Ashley was so great about checking in before dinner, after dinner and throughout the night with us."

SPACE: Daktronics A&B
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 296
DESIGN & STYLING: Hitch Studio
LINENS: White Table Linens with Gray Napkins in Flower Fold
LIGHTING: Canopy & Chandelier, Bistro Lights and Uplights
DINING STYLE: 2 Entree Buffet

MENU:
Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Chicken and Beef Brisket
Garlic Green Beans and Gouda Whipped Mashed Potatoes
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter





McLaughlin & Argust Wedding

{ 8/25/2018 }


Golden candelabras. Decorated branches. Velvety red accents. Cortney McLaughlin and Eric Argust swept their guests off their feet at their late summer wedding reception in the Daktronics Room A&B. Here's what they had to say about their BIG DAY!

"Everything was exactly as we wanted and the staff the day-of was top-notch."

WORKING WITH YOUR EVENT MANAGER?
Natalie, Ashley and Scott were nothing short of amazing with every aspect of planning and coordinating! Amazing people to work with! Couldn't have asked for better!

DAY-OF EXPERIENCE?
Everything was exactly as we wanted and the staff the day-of was top-notch. Every single one of them.

FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE?
The food was awesome! We still have people over two months out talking about the food at our reception! The bartenders were super fun too! All staff was beyond great!!

FACILITY FEATURES?
Very clean everywhere in the building. The space is great too! Tons of parking which is always a plus.

SPACE: Daktronics A&B
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 228
DESIGN & STYLING: Self-Decorated - Hy-vee Floral – Party Depot Rentals
LINENS: Black Table Linens with Burgundy Napkins in Hanging Fold
LIGHTING: Canopy & Chandelier, Warm White Uplights Behind Head Table
DINING STYLE: 2 Entree Buffet

THE MENU:

Dill Cream Chicken and Slow Roasted Angus Beef
Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes and Chef's Garden Blend Vegetables
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

LATE NIGHT SNACK:
Chicken Strips with Assorted Dipping Sauces





Brown & Boerger Wedding

{ 7/21/2018 }


YES to the ring and a whole lot of bling! Because all that glitters is GOLD. Ally Brown and Joe Boerger hosted their glamorous summer wedding reception in the Arena & Concourse. Here's what they had to say about their BIG DAY!

"They take good care of their customers and make your day special because you don’t have to worry about the little things!"

WORKING WITH YOUR EVENT MANAGER?
Our event coordinator did a fabulous job! She was there when something came up and took care of things without disrupting our evening! It was nice to relax and not worry about things because she was on the ball!

DAY-OF EXPERIENCE?
The reception was beautiful and if I had a question or concern, our event coordinator and her staff were there to help and made decision making very easy and efficient!

FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE?
The food was wonderful! The beer was cold!

FACILITY FEATURES?
The Swiftel Center is a wonderful and efficient place to hold a wedding reception or any event. They take good care of their customers and make your day special because you don’t have to worry about the little things! They’ve got it!

SPACE: Arena & Concourse
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 390
DESIGN & STYLING: Self-Decorated
LINENS: Black Table Linens with White Napkins in Flower Fold
LIGHTING: Icicle Lights Behind Head Table and Along Skirting; Street Lamps with Green Uplights
DINING STYLE: 1 Entree Buffet

THE MENU:
Pot Roast
Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Green Beans
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

LATE NIGHT SNACKS:
Freshly-Popped Popcorn with Assorted Seasonings
Cocktail Sandwiches






Boe & Shanks Wedding

{ 9/22/2017 }


Bistro lights. Glowing lanterns. Beautiful blush with gold and olive accents. Oh so romantic. Maggie Boe and Tony Shanks hosted their intimate wedding reception in the Daktronics Room A&B. Here's what they had to say about their BIG DAY!

"We had our wedding reception at the Swiftel! It was so amazing. Jordyn was excellent to work with and made sure everything went smoothly and Matt made delicious food!"

WORKING WITH YOUR EVENT MANAGER?
Jordyn was great to work with! She was very open and communicated with us every step of the way.

DAY-OF EXPERIENCE?
I was a little nervous about having to decorate the room the day of, but between Renee and her staff with Hitch Studio and the Swiftel Center staff, everything turned out better than we even envisioned!

FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE?
I personally did not get to view the appetizer set up; however, the pictures that I saw of it looked great! The tasting experience is definitely well worth it! We were able to narrow down our meal and left with full bellies! The food tasted and looked amazing!

FACILITY FEATURES?
All spaces were cleaned well.

SPACE: Daktronics A&B
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 165
DESIGN & STYLING: Hitch Studio
DRAPE: Full Room White Drape
LINENS: White Table Linens with Olive Napkins in Hanging Fold
LIGHTING: Icicle Lights Behind Head Table, Bistro Lights and Blush Uplights
DINING STYLE: 2 Entree Plated Dinner

THE MENU:
Brandied Beef Medallions and Roasted Apple Pork Loin
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Garlic Green Beans
Served with Garden Salad and Dinner Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

KIDS MEAL:
Chicken Strips and Mac ‘n’ Cheese

LATE NIGHT SNACK:
Oven-Fired Pizza




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