Iowa State University - Insect Zoo

1407 Elwood Drive, Ames, IA
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Serving the Ames, IA Area
Capacity: 500
 
The Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center's comfortable and functional space will provide the perfect environment for any occasion. With our selection of meeting spaces, we strive to find a room that works perfect for you and your event. Our skilled and attentive staff are ready to work with you to ensure that your expectations are not only met, but exceeded.
Serving the Ames, IA Area
Capacity: 350
 
$1,000 /event
Our spacious hall can accommodate more than 350 guest and you can decorate to meet your every desire. With a magnificent stone fireplace, wood cathedral style ceilings this is the perfect place for you and your guest. Enjoy our pine log walls on our full service bar. Our facility is nestled within a country setting with a spacious yard and parking lot along with several scenic locations with multiple trees.
Serving the Ames, IA Area
Capacity: 350
 
$1,500-$15,000 /event
Twelve-story Hotel located downtown, convenient to Veterans Auditorium & Capitol building. Events are stress free when you select one of the downtown Des Moines eight meeting rooms and 9,892 square feet of flexible space at the Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines. Custom catering, free WiFi access and stunning views of downtown greet you.
Serving the Ames, IA Area
Capacity: 500
 
$460-$4,000 /event
Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, the Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater is an unforgettable venue for parties, receptions, weddings, corporate events and more! With six themed experience platforms, more than 150 interactive exhibits, two theaters and so much more to explore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss how the Science Center of Iowa and IMAX Dome Theater can be a part of your next outing or event. SCI is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines, a short walk to bustling Court Avenue, a number of hotels and plenty of parking. We offer: Small classrooms with seating for up to 50 people Large halls with seating for up to 300 people Tables and chairs for up to 400 people After-hours facility buyouts On-site event staff Group admission for daytime rentals Free Wi-Fi Optional Add-Ons include: Audio/visual support Hosted parking Team-building SCI Challenge Live science programs to impress your guests Please contact SCI's event staff to schedule a tour of our facilities and to discuss your events individual needs. We look forward to working with you! *Please note that the IMAX Dome Theater is currently closed due to extensive storm damage which occurred in June of 2018. We do not have a reopen date decided at this time.
Serving the Ames, IA Area
Capacity: 60  
$100-$500 /event
Vino209 is located in Historic Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa. The stunning 1,700 square foot space opened in September 2017. Guests will enjoy the sophisticated, but historic relaxed atmosphere at Vino209, whether out for a night on the town, shopping in the district or stopping by after work with friends or a business meeting or special event. The Cafe features a cafe area that seats 50 guests at tables, 5 at the bar and a relaxing soft seating area. The moveable front doors will allow for the patrons to feel part of the fabric of the district and what is happening on the street. A new patio is being built that will seat approximately 20 guests in Spring 2019. In addition to the Cafe space we feature our "Tasting Room" which is perfect for rehearsal dinners, bridal parties, brunches, business meetings, private wine tastings and more. There is seating for up to 24. A combination of the Cafe and Tasting room can be used for some of the parties depending on the day. We do not charge for the space, however we do have minimum purchase requirements based on the date and time of your event.
Serving the Ames, IA Area
Capacity: 250
 
The Pinnacle Club is a perfect facility to hold your next event. From business meetings to holiday parties to graduation parties and anniversaries, we can accommodate groups from 5-250 guests with one of our three private rooms. With a full catering menu including casual lunches, party trays, formal dinners, and buffets, there is a menu that is sure to suit the needs of your event. The Pinnacle Club is an ideal place to hold your next business meeting. With three rooms available, there is space to suit the needs of any size group. The Honors Room offers a board room table for up to 18 guests. The Apex and Summit rooms can hold up to 100 guests with a number of setup possibilities for your meeting. With a full catering menu available, we make it easy to provide any food services you may need. The Pinnacle Club offers many extras including, projector, projector screen, flat screen laptop networking access, podium, microphone, and easels.
Serving the Ames, IA Area
Capacity: 400  
$40-$150 /hour
The Veterans Reception Center is a beautiful facility in an idyllic setting just minutes west of Des Moines. Open to the public, the facility can seat up to 300 guests. We have a full bar, lounge and patio with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment. We have three separate wedding packages to choose from; our rates are very competitive and we offer on-site catering. We would love the opportunity to show you our beautiful facility!