Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center

Des Moines



With the 5,200-square-foot Main Ballroom and over 10,000 square feet of flexible breakout space, the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa is an elegant venue for your wedding and reception. Centrally located, the property offers convenience and accessibility for you and your guests, which will make your celebration more relaxing and easy to enjoy! The resort's experienced staff is here to assist with every detail, every step of the way - from unique table arrangements to complimentary gift opening space and refreshments, to a catering menu that will surely satisfy each and every one of your attendees, the Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center is determined to exceed your expectations... Imagine a ceremony in which your guests, seated in rows of luxurious chairs, look on as you say your “I Dos” in the romantically dim Ballroom lighting; or a lavish reception consisting of delicious food, impeccable service, lively conversation, and a dance floor full of your closest family & friends. High ceilings, a beautifully lit backdrop, and chandeliers throughout the space create a truly unique setting perfect for celebrating your special day!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Hotel/Resort, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 360 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

For our Wedding Package, there is a $1000 Rental Fee, which includes 20 hours of rental time for setup, ceremony & reception, and tear-down time; along with a $4000 catering minimum (plus tax + gratuity) applied to all Friday through Sunday events. Please inquire with Director of Sales for pricing and availability of ceremony-only weddings with no reception, additional open bar options and weekday food and beverage minimums.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center is estimated at between $6,724 and $9,777 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Complimentary honeymoon suite for the night of the reception

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM