McGovern Alumni Center may no longer be hosting weddings.

McGovern Alumni Center

North Dakota



The NDSU Alumni Center offers a singular combination of modern architecture and unrivaled hospitality that makes the venue a favorite host for weddings in the area! As you approach the building, you and your guests will be greeted by two towering brick reliefs of stampeding bison, as well as a beautiful weathervane. This striking facade makes a statement before you even enter. Imagine exchanging your vows shaded by a romantic arbor on the airy brick terrace or saying your “I do’s” with a charming gazebo as your backdrop! Move indoors to celebrate, taking advantage of the building’s epic two-story atrium for your reception. This stunning space, named the Diederich Atrium in 2004, provides several points of architectural interest, including overhead skylights, expansive windows, and large glass doors that go out to the terrace. Whether you’re enjoying being bathed in sunlight streaming in from the skylights in the atrium or sipping wine beneath the stars on the lovely terrace, the NDSU Alumni Center is sure to create a memorable experience for your most joyous occasion!

Venue Style

Event Center, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 140 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 160 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by 12:30AM music end time. Event and clean up end time 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

Please call us at 701-231-6844 for wedding package details and pricing.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at McGovern Alumni Center is estimated at between $1,612 and $4,504 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Coat racks
• Audio equipment for ceremony (speakers, microphones and auxiliary hook-ups)

Special Restrictions

No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 12:30AM