Everyone wants their wedding to be unique, amazing, and memorable, and to go off without a hitch. North Dakota is filled with natural beauty in addition to many wedding venues that fully portray the beauty of the Peace Garden State. While there are many options for rustic yet elegant barn and ranch-style weddings, there are also numerous choices for brides looking to walk down the aisle under dramatically beautiful ceilings and with views of downtown. Many of the venues even offer an opportunity for a couple and their guests to stay overnight and get the true country-style wedding experience. Venues include the elegant 1908 House, the 100-year-old Draxton Barn, and the memorable Plains Art Museum. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Plains Arts Museum
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In 1994, a turn-of-the-century warehouse was renovated into the accredited Plains Art Museum it is today. It’s been recognized in the Martha Stewart Weddings magazine as a premier North Dakota wedding destination, and rightly so as it’s the perfect combination of historical architecture and modern facilities. The museum has hosted over 300 weddings over the years, everything from elegant cocktail parties to intimate gatherings. The memorable day is made even more magnificent by the artistic aspects and charming characteristics of the museum. There are several spaces for couples to choose from, such as the Landfield Atrium, the Gate City Presentation Center, and the third-floor space.
704 1st Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102, Phone: 701-551-6100
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1908 House is a serene wedding venue that radiates vintage charm and historical elegance. It is owned and managed by a North Dakota family who wanted to share the tranquility and beauty of their property with couples looking to get married. There are many locations throughout the venue that can be used for ceremonies and receptions, including the charming Hay Loft barn, under the pergola, on the large covered deck, or on the greenway overlooking the North Goose River. Other perks and amenities include a guest house for the bridal party to get ready in (including overnight stay), open catering, linens, decorations, and much more.
14881 13th St NE, Hatton, ND 58240, Phone: 701-330-4124
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From bridal showers and rehearsal dinners to ceremonies and wedding receptions, Alerus Center is an experienced venue that will guide couples every step of the way. The Alerus team can customize everything from intimate ceremonies to spectacular black-tie receptions and will take care of everything so that couples can relax and enjoy their special day knowing everything will go according to plan. The flexible ballroom space can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 1,200 guests and provides endless possibilities for floor layout and decor. The renowned menu has a wide range of choices for couples to serve their guests – a meal that will top off the perfection of their wedding day.
1200 S 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201, Phone: 701-792-1200
4.Avalon Events Center
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Home to seven beautiful ballrooms that combine historical elegance and state-of-the art amenities, the Avalon Events Center is a great choice for couples who want to get married in North Dakota. The decadent event space offers the couple endless possibilities for floor layout and decor, allowing them to bring their dream wedding to life. The Avalon event team comprises experienced individuals, such as their lead mixologist, social events manager, and executive chef, who put together their different skills. The bride and groom are offered complementary limo services in a custom-built Mercedes limousine, among other perks and amenities.
2525 9th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103, Phone: 701-478-9600
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The Boondocks is a stunning venue in central North Dakota that houses a 100-year-old restored barn perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The rustic yet modern event site is nestled in rolling farmlands and surrounded by natural beauty that can’t be found anywhere else. They’ve collected stunning decor from years of serving as one of North Dakota’s premier wedding venues and offer items such as mason jars, wooden crates, and display tables and stands for couples to use on their big day. The bridal party can get ready in the venue’s dedicated suite, which transforms into a loft for the bride and groom to spend the night in after the festivities. Boondocks can accommodate up to 200 guests for a formal dinner and is available to couples all year round, rain or shine.
7560 46th St SE, Jamestown, ND 58401, Phone: 701-320-8103
6.Clubhouse Hotel & Suites
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The Clubhouse Hotel & Suites in North Dakota makes your special day extra special, ensuring that couples and their guests have an amazing and unforgettable experience. There are four event spaces to choose from in varying sizes, all of which have a pre-function reception area and overlook the beautifully landscaped courtyard. The Clubhouse offers catering from the award-winning in-house restaurant, the Porter Creek Hardwood Grill. Various other perks and amenities are offered by the experienced staff; they also partner with various event coordinators, decorators, and photographers to offer couples a flawless wedding experience.
4400 15th Avenue S., Fargo, ND 58103, Phone: 701-282-5777
7.Copper Ridge Event Center
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Conveniently located just blocks from Downtown Fargo, Copper Ridge Event Center offers 3,000 square feet of newly remodeled space that couples can convert into their dream wedding. The spacious rooms can be combined to host over anywhere from 50 to 400 guests, making it perfect for not only receptions but also rehearsal dinners the night before or gift openings the following morning. Various services and amenities such as a private room for the happy couple to get ready in, commercial-grade kitchen for caterers, and much more are included in the wedding packages offered. The full wedding weekend package is a popular choice and comes complete with tables, chairs, and other necessities.
21 18th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, Phone: 701-200-4768
8.Crooked Lane Farm and Folk School
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Located beside the scenic Wild Rice River, Crooked Lane Farm is a stunning country setting perfect for North Dakota-style weddings and celebrations. There are three peaceful settings from which to choose for a marriage ceremony surrounded by romantic tranquility. Afterwards, the newly married couple and their guests can head to one of three locations for the reception, which can be indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both. The staff invites couples to get creative and design and decorate the venue to reflect how they imagined their big day to be. They have various vendors with which they partner to contribute services for events hosted at Crooked Lane Farm.
17385 Co Rd 4, Colfax, ND 58018, Phone: 701-261-2660
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Over 100 years old, Draxton Barn is a stunning venue that was lovingly renovated by the Draxton Family and their friends. Couples can relax with their wedding party and get ready in the dedicated bride and groom suites before walking down the aisle to a memorable outdoor ceremony in a beautiful garden crafted by Master Gardener Ruth Draxton herself. Afterwards, the newly married couple and up to 250 of their guests can head to the rustic-chic yet beautifully elegant barn to dine and dance the night away. The breathtaking countryside and the gorgeous farmyard are sure to offer couples a wedding and reception that surpass all their dreams. Things to Do in North Dakota
4440 3rd Ave NE, Northwood, ND 58267, Phone: 218-791-4164
10.Gorecki Alumni Center
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The Gorecki Alumni Center is one of the most versatile wedding venues in North Dakota. Perfect for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and post wedding brunches and gift openings, the Alumni Center is dedicated to making the bride’s and groom’s dreams come to life. There are many packages offered depending on what the happy couple is looking for; the Gorecki Ceremony, Reception, and Dance Package is one of the most popular options. The package includes a choice of one of the three spaces, bridal party rooms, custom set-up for the ceremony, reception, and dance, and on-site event coordination and support.
3501 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND 58202, Phone: 701-777-4408
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The largest hotel in Minot, the Grand Hotel has been considered a gorgeous wedding venue for many years. It has shared wedding memories with generations of newly married couples, gaining experience along the way to flawlessly execute the intimate or grand wedding that a couple is looking for. The bride and groom can rest easy as the hotel’s staff custom-tailor the venue’s space, decor, menu, and details for a ceremony and/or wedding that exceeds their expectations. Other services and amenities that couples can add to their experience include a wedding night suite or a block of rooms for guests travelling in for the big day.
1505 North Broadway, Minot, ND 58703, Phone: 800-735-4493
12.Harvest Brazilian Grill
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Harvest Events has successfully planned and coordinated events for over 15 years and specializes in weddings. There are six packages for couples to choose from, starting from a free space that can accommodate up to 20 people with the purchase of food and bar service, all the way to the popular “I Want It All” package. The often-picked option takes care of everything and includes the venue, a customized menu for up to 250 people, an event planner and coordinator, flowers for the bridal party and family, table centerpieces, linens, cake, DJ, photobooth, and a limousine for the bride and groom.
308 W Main St, Mandan, ND 58554, Phone: 701-751-4393
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Hotel Donaldson is an art-inspired wedding venue that will create a memorable experience for couples looking to get married in North Dakota. There are six spaces for couples to choose from, depending on the number of guests they have and the setting they’re looking for. Some of the most popular options include the outdoor Sky Prairie, Stoker’s, HoDo Lounge, and HoDo Restaurant. The bride and groom will find everything they need at Hotel Donaldson, from delicious cuisine to stunning decor. All they will need to do is say their “I do’s” and start their new life together.
101 North Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102, Phone: 701-478-1000
14.McGovern Alumni Center
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The McGovern Alumni Center is a stunning location that couples can rent in its entirety for their wedding ceremony and reception. No other guests are allowed to use the venue during the event and it includes spaces such as the atrium, courtyard, and the Hendrickson, Crary, and Reimers spaces. The center’s professional event coordinators will help couples choose the perfect package for them; packages include the Premier Wedding Weekend package, Reception Only package, the Wedding Day package, and a Ceremony package. All the packages include an assortment of tables and chairs for the day, a private room for the bridal party, on-site event staff, and storage available from the day before the event.
1241 N University Dr, Fargo, ND 58102, Phone: 701-231-6800
15.Radisson Hotel Fargo
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The Cityscape Ballroom at Radisson Hotel Fargo is a highly sought venue that is perfect for couples who want to start their life surrounded by friends, family, and a beautiful view of the city. The all-inclusive wedding package offered by the hotel can be customized to a couple’s needs. In addition to seating, linens, dishware, and flatware, other amenities include carving stations, ice sculptures, signature drinks, and a dance floor. There are tons of special perks for couples as well: Overnight stay in the bridal suite, a complimentary stay in the suite on their first anniversary, complimentary champagne and chocolates, and breakfast for the couple in the on-site restaurant.
201 Fifth Street North, Fargo, ND 58102, Phone: 701-232-7363
16.Red Barn & Berry Farm Weddings
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Red Barn is a romantic barn fitted with rustic yet modern decor and sits on 40 acres of rolling prairie at Berry Farm. The site is perfect for indoor or outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions and can seat anywhere from 150 to 220 guests. The barn’s professional and experienced staff can guide couples toward perfecting the wedding celebration of their dreams. Many of the services and amenities include a bridal suite and groom’s room, tables and chairs, linen, a fire pit, and even limited decor. One of the perks not offered by many others is the option for couples to take pre-wedding photographs prior to the big day on the beautiful site.
16305 57th St SE, Kindred, ND 58051, Phone: 701-388-3589
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17.Black Leg Ranch
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Black Leg Ranch is a magical place for couples to come together and start their new life. Friends and family can celebrate with the couple, whether it be for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception. The casually elegant setting has multiple sites for brides and grooms to choose from to say their “I do’s,” both outdoor and indoor. There are many wedding packages to choose from, but the Weekend Ranch Wedding is a popular choice and includes an overnight honeymoon suite for the new couples and three lodges for up to 32 of their guests. Other amenities include rustic decor, special lighting, tables, chairs, linen, and much more.
24750 62nd Ave SE, Sterling, ND 58572, Phone: 701-367-3737
18.Sanctuary Events Center
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Sanctuary Events Center is a full-service wedding venue that offers a unique space for couples to start a new life and celebrate with their friends and family. The experienced staff has bundled together the necessities every bride and groom need on their special day so that wedding planning and execution go off without a hitch on the big day. There are three packages to choose from: Silver, gold, and platinum. The platinum package offers the ultimate wedding experience, with everything from customized linens and a premium champagne cocktail hour to a deluxe photo booth package and a bridal couple’s massage. Places to Stay in North Dakota
670 4th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102, Phone: 701-404-9006
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19.Sixteen03 Main Events
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Sixteen03 Main Events is warehouse-type venue that offers a fun place for couples to celebrate their wedding with their friends and family. The creative and experienced staff at Sixteen03 can make the dreams of the bride and groom come to life, from the initial meeting all the way till the event. Couples can choose what they want and need from an extensive list of services and amenities. The event company can even focus on themes such as vintage or retro and provide the decor necessary to make the whole celebration one that the bride, groom, and guests will never forget.
1603 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501, Phone: 701-255-6246
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Located on the banks of Apple Creek, South 40 is a 15-acre property that offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for a North Dakota-style wedding and/or reception. The full-service event center is a one-stop shop for brides and grooms as it offers everything necessary and can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 500 guests. The pavilion is available from May to October and is built in a 1920s style that adapts to the beautiful sprawling courtyard that surrounds it. Another option for brides and grooms is the barn, which is a more traditional, vintage, two-story structure that has stunning open rafters and is surrounded by a gorgeous flower garden.
50 Yegen Place, Lincoln, ND 58501, Phone: 719-650-4984
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The Vault Event Center and Night Venue gives couples a more relaxed and fun option when it comes to choosing a place for their wedding celebrations. The company can facilitate almost everything and works to ensure that the celebration exceeds the expectations of the bride and groom. Catering is offered by the renowned Lucky Ducks catering company, who can concoct everything from a taco bar to a carving station, and entertainment in the form of live music or DJs can be accommodated upon request. Vault prides themselves in being fully customizable and offers a special full-service bar for any event.
307 N 3rd St, Bismarck, ND 58501, Phone: 701-354-7948
21 Best North Dakota Wedding Venues
- Plains Arts Museum, Photo: Courtesy of pop_gino - Fotolia.com
- 1908 House, Photo: Courtesy of mina - Fotolia.com
- Alerus Center, Photo: Courtesy of Dennis - Fotolia.com
- Avalon Events Center, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Boondocks, Photo: Courtesy of nagaets - Fotolia.com
- Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, Photo: Courtesy of MyArtisticView - Fotolia.com
- Copper Ridge Event Center, Photo: Courtesy of Artem - Fotolia.com
- Crooked Lane Farm and Folk School, Photo: Courtesy of Worapoj - Fotolia.com
- Draxton Barn, Photo: Courtesy of alenazamotaeva - Fotolia.com
- Gorecki Alumni Center, Photo: Courtesy of malkovkosta - Fotolia.com
- Grand Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of deineka - Fotolia.com
- Harvest Brazilian Grill, Photo: Courtesy of Denis Tabler - Fotolia.com
- Hotel Donaldson, Photo: Courtesy of Massimiliano Marino - Fotolia.com
- McGovern Alumni Center, Photo: Courtesy of Andrii - Fotolia.com
- Radisson Hotel Fargo, Photo: Courtesy of dizfoto1973 - Fotolia.com
- Red Barn & Berry Farm Weddings, Photo: Courtesy of Olga Mishyna - Fotolia.com
- Black Leg Ranch, Photo: Courtesy of missizio01 - Fotolia.com
- Sanctuary Events Center, Photo: Courtesy of AS Photo Project - Fotolia.com
- Sixteen03 Main Events, Photo: Courtesy of MNStudio - Fotolia.com
- South 40, Photo: Courtesy of Somkiat - Fotolia.com
- VAULT Events, Photo: Courtesy of Bera_berc - Fotolia.com
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