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The Opal Grand Forks

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About

The Opal Grand Forks is a venue that is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This stunning establishment features elegant decor and refurbished hardwood floors that come from historic origins. The Opal Grand Forks was originally Simonson's Lumber warehouse. Furthering the historic significance of the building, the name is derived from Opal Kunz, an accomplished female pioneer in the aviation industry. Opal had received her pilot license in 1929, and in 1930 she won a flying competition against a group of male pilots. Some of her achievements include the organizing of the Betsy Ross Air Corps and becoming a chartered member of the woman's pilot organization, the Ninety-Nines.

Facilities and Capacity

The Opal Grand Forks is able to accommodate 250 guests as a seated banquet. The head table will be placed in front of a stunning marble wall, creating an ideal focus in the front of the room. Venue rental includes tables and chairs, as well as the use of their outdoor patio space. The indoor hall boasts rustic elements such as a wood floor and exposed beams. The large, open windows allow light to pour in, highlighting the entire space in a welcoming and ethereal glow.

Services Offered

The Opal Grand Forks provides a variety of items that help to bring any wedding event together. This includes floor-length tablecloths, cocktail tables, and more. Catering and bartending services are provided by their partnered providers, Sky's Fine Dining and Cloud 9 Lounge. With them, couples are able to choose from buffet options.

Location

The Opal Grand Forks is located just down the road from Saint Anne's monument, the Red River that divides North Dakota and Minnesota, and U.S. Highway 2. Parks and overnight accommodation are nearby, providing easy solutions for recreation and sleeping arrangements. Winnipeg is a short drive north, across the Canadian border, and Minneapolis is a brief trip to the southeast.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$750

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

$750

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?

$750

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

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
Rated
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Dave
    Dave H. Married on 03/04/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    A stunning venue!

    This place is beautiful and excellent for wedding receptions. We come here all the time and are always happy to work with the staff here.

Pricing

Map

920 North 3rd St, suite C Grand Forks, ND, 58203
7013173255
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The Opal Grand Forks frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Opal Grand Forks?

The Opal Grand Forks includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Opal Grand Forks, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Opal Grand Forks includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Opal Grand Forks, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Opal Grand Forks includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Opal Grand Forks in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Opal Grand Forks for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Opal Grand Forks for wedding events?

The Opal Grand Forks offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Opal Grand Forks offer?

The Opal Grand Forks offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Opal Grand Forks offer for wedding events?

The Opal Grand Forks offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Opal Grand Forks have available for wedding events?

The Opal Grand Forks offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Opal Grand Forks and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Opal Grand Forks 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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