Located in Watford City, North Dakota, Rough Rider Center is a modern wedding venue. This versatile space welcomes meetings, conventions, and sporting events as well as weddings. It was designed to serve the people of the surrounding McKenzie County, giving them a quality space to celebrate their most important moments. The Watford City Park District, the staff that manages this space, are consistently seeking ways to improve the setting.
Facilities and Capacity
Rough Rider Center has several event spaces available for couples to use on their big day. The Convention Hall is the largest of these, covering 5,300 square feet. It can house wedding celebrations of 15-400 guests and offers views of the artificial turf football field, as well as the modern golf course. Couples are welcome to break the room into smaller spaces should their occasion demand it by using portable walls. Guests are welcome to explore the adjoining patio, adding an outdoor element to the day. It also features access to a convenient waitstaff kitchen for a stream-lined reception. Here, the staff will find refrigerators and warmers for final preparations to meals. On the lower level of the center, the on-site catering team makes use of the impressive industrial kitchen for more intensive preparation.
The Convention Hall features a selection of equipment to enhance both ceremony and reception, including projector screens, sound systems, and a dance floor. In the larger kitchen, the staff will find a large refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher, as well as stoves, ovens, and prep tables. A commercial ice machine ensures beverages are kept chilled, no matter the weather. The center has an extensive menu for couples to browse, with dishes like beef prime rib, loaded potatoes, and tiramisu on offer. If there is a specific dish that you want to eat on the day, the team is happy to work with you on a solution. Elegant hors d'oeuvres are also available, ideal for keeping guests satisfied while they mingle at a cocktail reception.