Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

5000 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center is an elegant wedding venue that offers flexible and customizable event space in Urbandale, Iowa. Greeting you and your beloved guests with a warm welcome, the staff at this venue will gladly assist you with every one of your event needs to ensure a fabulous experience. The venue is also equipped with state-of-the-art guest rooms designed for your enjoyment, relaxation, and entertainment. Thanks to all of these fabulous features, your event at the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center is sure to be a memorable one.

Facilities and Capacity
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offers a 5,200-square-foot ballroom and over 10,000 square feet of flexible event space for your wedding reception or special event. There are also 148 guest rooms and 18 suites along with over 7,000 square feet of meeting space. For your wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner, there are many spaces available, including four ballrooms, which can hold 90 to 180 guests, and the salon rooms, which can hold up to 30 guests.

Services Offered
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offers various services and amenities in their starting site fee. These services include access to a bridal suite; event items like chairs, tables, linens, flatware, and glassware; and event planning services. The venue also offers bar services, catering services, setup and cleanup, lighting and sound, a list of outside vendors, and complimentary WiFi. The venue provides all these services for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners.

Cuisine
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offers a variety of delicious menu options presented in a variety of styles. Serving styles include buffet, family style, plated, and food station options. Cocktail reception services are also available, as well as hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and service from an experienced and friendly waitstaff.

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Table setup
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Front view
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4 Reviews for Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Sara · Married on 05/14/2011

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Loved having our wedding reception here!! The location is great, easy to get to (and find, for those coming from out of town). The waterpark is just an added perk to all the wonderful things they do! The price of the room includes so much of what other places charge extra for! The price includes all the decorating- the room, the head table, the cake table, etc. It also includes the dance floor set up, bartenders, use of the a/v screens, and on and on! Wonderful experience. The ONLY flaw was that we had planned for kids meals (and had given them accurate numbers). On the day, there were no kids meals, all were given adult meals. Not a HUGE issue when compared to the grand scheme of things!

    Sent on 09/18/2011
  • User2922894 · 2+ years ago

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We thought the Ramada provided a beautiful venue for our reception. We did most of the set up, by our own choice, but the Ramada staff offered their help. We chose to bring a snack mix for part of our appetizers, and they charged us $10 PER PACKAGE to open them. We thought that was a little ridiculous. Overall, we had a good experience there.

    Sent on 09/23/2013

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Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Map

  • 5000 Merle Hay Rd Urbandale, IA, 50322 See on map
    515-400-3175 (Phone number)
    515.276.8172 (Fax Number)
    Sales Office Hours Monday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Friday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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