Ralph Engelstad Arena

One Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58203 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Ralph Engelstad Arena

Ralph Engelstad Arena is a unique wedding venue in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is known for hosting world-class events and weddings alike. Built for the University of North Dakota’s hockey team and named for a former player and university benefactor, this 400,000-square-foot arena is a one-of-a-kind place to be married. No matter which of the arena’s event spaces you choose, you’ll be wed on historic, granite floors and become a part of Ralph Engelstad Arena’s legacy.

Facilities and Capacity

Ralph Engelstad Arena has a total of six event spaces, including club lounges and the main lobby. This venue has a modern and unique vibe overall and may accommodate anywhere from 50 to 500 people with indoor setting options. They have space to host events including bridal showers, ceremonies, receptions and also rehearsal dinners.

Services Offered

Ralph Engelstad Arena takes care of setup and cleanup, making things easier for you and your loved ones. They also have event planning and event rental services for you to consider. Additional event-related services and offerings include:

  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Drapery
  • Tables

Cuisine

Ralph Engelstad Arena offers multiple serving options for your food, from buffet to plated to stations to tastings. They have an in-house bar and an in-house caterer with servers and bartenders, which means your planning process will be much more streamlined. They’ll take care of one of the most important aspects of the meal — dessert — and they also offer a cake-cutting service. Some of their other services and offerings include:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Barware
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • China
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • Open bar
  • Signature drink

Location

Ralph Engelstad Arena has wheelchair access, wireless internet and offers parking. Their space works nicely for celebrations with large wedding parties and small as well as intimate crowds and larger ones. Beyond weddings, Ralph Engelstad Arena also plays host to events such as banquets and socials.

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Happy couple
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Carrying the bride
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Kissing outside
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Head table
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Table centerpiece
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With the guests
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Black linen and pink
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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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  • User4305556 · 2+ years ago

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    • Value:
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    • Professionalism:
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    at first, I thought having our wedding ceremony and reception at the Ralph would be way too expensive and too much of a hassle. I am so happy my fiance convinced me to look into it more. The activities coordinator is geniunually excited about your event (even though I know she has more than a dozen other events on her plate), incredibility helpful and very quick to respond to you. The food is AMAZING. We are very excited for our reception supper. All in all, I have no idea how our wedding would turn out if I hadn't had as much help from the Ralph's staff. Highly recommend.

    Sent on 04/25/2015

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Ralph Engelstad Arena FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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?
    $ 700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    550
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Drapery
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Two Birds Photography Wedding Photographers

    I shot a reception at the Ralph a couple years ago for some die hard fans (who even live streamed the game during their reception!) I admit I don't know much about the team (or hockey in general) but the staff at the Ralph were WONDERFUL and so accommodating. They offered their help wherever possible to make our job easier and to get our clients the best photos possible. Great venue to work with!

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    701-401-0903 (Phone number)
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