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Ralph Engelstad Arena

Grand Forks, ND View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
3 reviews
Up to 550 guests

About

Up to 550 guests

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.

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?

$2,000

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

$2,000

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
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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

20

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
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Dave H. Married on 03/04/2021
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    A fun and Unique Venue!

    We always enjoy doing weddings at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. They are fun and unique along with friendly and flexible staff. A good choice for your special day!
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    Was beautiful before we even put our decorations in. Alison was amazing to work with and answered all questions and conserna for us!
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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.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Two Birds Photography 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!

Map

One Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive Grand Forks, ND, 58203
7017776609
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Ralph Engelstad Arena frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Ralph Engelstad Arena?

Ralph Engelstad Arena includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Ralph Engelstad Arena, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Ralph Engelstad Arena includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Ralph Engelstad Arena, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Ralph Engelstad Arena includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • 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?

The space offered by Ralph Engelstad Arena for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Ralph Engelstad Arena for wedding events?

Ralph Engelstad Arena offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Ralph Engelstad Arena offer?

Ralph Engelstad Arena offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Ralph Engelstad Arena offer for wedding events?

Ralph Engelstad Arena offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Ralph Engelstad Arena have available for wedding events?

Ralph Engelstad Arena offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Drapery
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Ralph Engelstad Arena and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ralph Engelstad Arena 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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