Weddings

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

Urbandale, IA View map
Rating 4.5 out of 5
   4 reviews

About

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1000.00

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
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Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Julia Married on 07/04/2015
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    Reonna, at Ramada Tropics Resort was so helpful and organized! She kept our wedding details in check. She was so easy to work with and went above and beyond with making our day the best! The entire staff was amazing! They took care of us and mad our night magical. It wa the perfect place for our wedding!
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    Sara Married on 05/14/2011
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    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!
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    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.

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5000 Merle Hay Rd Urbandale, IA, 50322
515.278.0271

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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Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center for wedding events?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offer?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offer for wedding events?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center have available for wedding events?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.4 in value and 4.3 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center offer?

Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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