The Opal Grand Forks is a wedding banquet hall 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 300 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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Venue
Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
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?
What is the starting price per person for bar service?
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
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
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