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Plains Art Museum

Fargo, ND View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$2k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Plains Art Museum is a historic wedding venue located in Fargo, North Dakota. A mix of old history and new architecture, this building was acquired in 1994 and modified into a beautiful art museum. It is a beautiful setting for couples who admire architecture and enjoy fine art and historic ambiance. This facility was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine.

Facilities and Capacity
The venue has two main event spaces that can accommodate a maximum of 250 guests. The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium can hold up to 125 guests for dinner parties or cocktail receptions. Gate City Presentation Center a more intimate space that can accommodate up to 40 people for a small and close affair. Architectural features such as towering beams, hardwood flooring, and brick surfaces add drama to wedding events.

We are following ND Smart Restart for capacity guidelines. We currently can accommodate 50%, or up to 125 guests.

Services Offered
Plains Art Museum hosts wedding ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. The venue also provides event items such as audio equipment, furniture, and a dance floor. They offer the following services:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Set up
  • In-house bar
  • Bar services
  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

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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?

$4,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,200

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
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?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
April
November
December
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    Shaye Married on 01/09/2021
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    Micro-wedding of our dreams

    The Plains Art staff are the kindest, most accommodating, and helpful people my (now) husband and I have met! We found ourselves in a pickle-- due to COVID lockdowns around the holidays near our original venue, we were left with the choice to either find a new location with less than three weeks to plan, or postpone. Due to COVID, we really wanted a micro-wedding to celebrate safely with our immediate family and bridal party only, and keeping our original date was important to us. Plains Art made it happen in a pinch. Serena and Penny made it SO EASY-- they were incredibly responsive, provided a vendor list and gave recommendations, and sent floor plans and info packets to talk us through everything. Our day turned out absolutely perfect thanks to them, even though it was entirely planned remotely with very little time. The flow of events was perfect, and the museum itself made for a stunning wedding album.

    Despite our wedding being a complete 180 from our original "vision", we would not have had it any other way. The Plains Art Museum provided the perfect canvas to paint the beginning of our next story.

    Plains Art Museum's reply:

    Shaye and Matt,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this amazing review! We appreciate the fact you put your trust in our hands to help plan and execute your special wedding day. You both were extremely easy to work with, you had a vision for your wedding day and that created a seamless outcome. We were honored to be a part of your friends and family celebration. Congratulations! Penny and Serena
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    Whitney M. Married on 09/04/2020
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    Perfect, so easy to work with

    Penny and Plains Art were extremely easy to work with. Any time I had questions or concerns, Penny was on it. Determined to make the day as perfect and flawless as I wanted it to be. It only took us one walk through to really nail the details and for that I’m grateful. There’s nothing worse than having to repeat your vision or having someone who doesn’t understand. The communication was perfect and they were very responsive.

    Plains Art Museum's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Whitney! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this review for us. I enjoyed working with you and your Mom putting the details together for your ceremony, it turned out so beautiful! Congratulations to you and Andrew!
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Team

Penny Solum
Penny Solum
Events Coordinator

Penny has been planning events in the Fargo area for over 30 years. She joined Plains Art Museum in 2003. With decades of experience, she knows her stuff and will take great care of you!

Serena Bouta
Serena Bouta
Events Coordinator

Originally from Benson, MN, Serena graduated from Concordia College with a double major in Communication and General Studio Art. She started at the front desk at the museum in March 2016. A few months later she joined the Events team, and has been an Events Coordinator for almost 6 years.

She loves seeing clients put their own touch on their wedding day, whether that be with decorations or new traditions. She's passionate about helping clients bring their vision to life.

Her favorite thing about Plains Art Museum is the beauty of the building itself. The historic character of the original brick, wood floors, and large windows offer a versatile backdrop that suits a number of decorating styles.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Two Birds Photography Two Birds Photography Wedding Photographers

The Plains Art Museum is the only venue you should consider if you want an indoor, modern wedding. There really aren't any venues around that are quite like it! Bonus: if you get married in the winter- you'll have an amazing indoor space to take photos all day, instead of standing around outside freezing like all the other couples who booked a less-than-gorgeous venue that day! I totally recommend Plains Art Museum for your wedding day!

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704 1st Ave N Fargo, ND, 58102
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Plains Art Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Plains Art Museum?

Plains Art Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Plains Art Museum, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Plains Art Museum includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Plains Art Museum, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Plains Art Museum includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Plains Art Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Plains Art Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Plains Art Museum for wedding events?

Plains Art Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Plains Art Museum offer?

Plains Art Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Plains Art Museum offer for wedding events?

Plains Art Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Plains Art Museum have available for wedding events?

Plains Art Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Plains Art Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Plains Art Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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