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.
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
- Audio equipment
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
- Champagne toast
- House beer
- Open bar
- Signature drink
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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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!
Ralph Engelstad Arena frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ralph Engelstad Arena?
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Ralph Engelstad Arena, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At Ralph Engelstad Arena, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Limited Bar
- Open Bar
- Premium Liquor
- Signature Drink
What are the most important characteristics of Ralph Engelstad Arena in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ralph Engelstad Arena for wedding events?
What kind of wedding events does Ralph Engelstad Arena offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Ralph Engelstad Arena offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Ralph Engelstad Arena have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
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