The 10 Best Wedding Locations in North Dakota!

Wedding days are among the most important in a couple’s life, which makes selecting the perfect venue essential for success. Whether it’s a rustic barn space with a down-home charm or a century-old venue with antique décor, North Dakota boasts an impressive variety. Here are the 10 best wedding locations in the state.  

1. Red Barn & Berry Farm, Kindred, ND

This farm is situated on 40 acres of serene rolling prairie with a rustic barn and you-pick raspberry bushes, giving it the quintessential North Dakota feel that local brides dream of. The ceremony and reception package includes scheduled site visits for family and vendors, staff guided parking, bride’s room and groom’s room, commercial refrigerator and freezer, bathrooms, chandelier dining, wedding arbor, bar, banquet and dessert tables, 150 indoor seating and 220 outdoor, church pews, a fire pit, and equipment like tables, chairs, white table linens as well as set-up and clean-up of tables and chairs. With this beautiful venue and staff that will work with you to create your dream wedding, the stress of venue planning is taken off your shoulders.

2. Draxton Barn, Northwood, ND

This Northwood farm is beautiful and historic, with the Draxton Barn being over 100 years-old itself. After holding a square dance in 2003 to honor its 100th birthday, the owners of the property decided to turn it into a wedding venue and renovated the barn with a concrete floor, functioning kitchen, bathrooms, and a finished dance floor. At this venue, you can enjoy a serene outdoor ceremony surrounded by unforgettable countryside and then dance the night away in the historic and authentic barn. The barn is also available for receptions, family unions, corporate events, or other events. 

3. Boondocks Venue, Jamestown, ND

The Boondocks barn is over 100 years-old, making it the perfect vintage yet elegant place to say “I do.” The venue offers everything from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony to the reception, giving you the best bang for your buck. They offer a variety of free items for use including wood decor with mason jars, four wooden crates, white holder, display table, wooden stand for desserts, 15 glass containers, 12 handheld mason jar glasses, burlap banners, and much more. Decorating will be a cinch with all the antique-themed decor available!

4. Carnegie Center, Minot, ND

For a classy and refined venue, look no farther than Minot’s Carnegie Center. This historic downtown building is open for both ceremony and receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, family reunions, fundraisers, and more. You’ll feel like a princess getting married in such regal surroundings!

5. Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch, Sentinel Butte, ND

Sentinel Butte’s Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch has everything a wedding could need and more like a bar, steakhouse, trailhead, as well as the guest ranch itself. The ranch has 27 modern furnished, air conditioned rooms in the authentic log cabins. Guests and newlyweds alike have nothing but great things to say about this real-life North Dakota ranch, so consider having your big day at the Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch.

6. Sanctuary Events Center, Fargo, ND

Fargo’s Sanctuary Events Center is a full-service wedding venue that simplifies the wedding planning process by offering several different packages: the silver, gold, or platinum packages. The silver package offers a great bang for your buck and offers only what you absolutely need, while the platinum package offers everything you could think of! All packages offer 16-hour venue rental, dinner and dance set up, dressing suites for the bride and for the groom, house linens, full beverage service, lighting package, audio package, and house security. 

7. Coteau des Prairies Lodge, Havana, ND

This refined lodge is surrounded by the breathtaking Coteau des Prairies and pristine pastures, making it a romantic and scenic wedding venue. The lodge offers customizable wedding packages that can include portrait sessions, groom’s diner, wedding ceremony, wedding reception, wedding dance, guest accommodations, or honeymoon accommodations. The rustic barn and sprawling pastures are an ideal spot for a North Dakota wedding you’ll never forget!

8. Avalon Events Center, Fargo, ND

The Avalon Events Center is all about class and elegance. The large facility has seven unique ballrooms filled with amenities and state-of-the-art technology. The wedding package includes complimentary limo services in a custom-built Mercedes limousine that seats up to 14 guests, which is sure to amaze all your guests! Wedding packages also include more practical services like private bride and groom rooms, spaces for groom’s dinner or rehearsal dinner, uniformed security, on-site executive chef, and LED accent up-lighting.

9. 1908 House, Hatton, ND

The charming 1908 House and their beautiful red barn overlook the North Goose River, and host an array of events. The home sleeps up to 14 people, so it makes finding guest accommodations easy for a small wedding. Their wedding package includes many services and amenities that simplify the planning process.

10. Sixteen03 Main Events, Bismarck, ND

This vintage bakery warehouse is a hip and nontraditional wedding venue that will pleasantly surprise your guests. All Sixteen03 wedding packages include wedding coordination services, bridal party room, bartender fees, table linens and napkins, set-up and tear-down of tables and chairs, all dishes and glassware, champagne and glasses for the head table, and access to the venue at 9 a.m. on the wedding day.

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