Plains Art Museum

North Dakota



Since its grand opening in 1997, the Plains Art Museum has hosted over 300 wedding receptions in their beautiful and historic facility. From elegant cocktail parties for 450 guests to intimate family gatherings of 50, the Plains Art Museum can accommodate the unique aspects of your perfect reception. Your guests will enjoy a memorable evening with friends and family surrounded by the charming characteristics and artistic aspects of the celebrated facility. The open multiple floor venue is enormous, with its large amounts of natural light, aged hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls, this space will compliment any type of photography. The spacious room will be able to house everything you wish, from a photo booth to a large dance floor. The Plains Art Museum offers full-service catering for any event through their preferred catering companies, with each company chosen specifically for their professional and quality services.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Vintage/Rustic


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 450 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up can start 10:00AM on Saturday, non-Saturday events is between 8:00AM and 10:00AM. The venue also offers a 3-4 hour time block for our couples to come in the day before their reception and decorate the space. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

All clients must be a member of the museum to host a wedding. An annual membership fee is $100. Please inquire with the museum regarding other membership benefits, discounts, classes, and museum/event access. The rental fee is $3,000 for a reception and includes 7 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $600. A 10% service fee is added onto the total food sales, excluded from the rental fee. A food minimum of $3,000 in sales is required and a bar minimum of $1,000 is also required. There is an additional 9.5% alcohol tax fee charged by the museum.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Plains Art Museum is estimated at $600 for a ceremony only for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Soft drinks are BYOB

Special Restrictions

Food & beverage minimum
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
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Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
A food minimum of $3,000 in sales is required
Bar minimum is $1,000
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