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:
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:
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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
User4305556 · 2+ years ago
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.
User6350422 · 2+ years ago
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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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!