Stunning chandeliers throughout, elegant finishes, marble accents, glass garage doors and a private outdoor patio space.  Mix those elements with a vaulted ceiling with original beams and refurbished historic hardwood flooring in the former Simonson's Lumber warehouse, The Opal is a sight to see.

Offering an elegant mixed with industrial feel, thoughtful planning and an impeccable level of personalized services, The Opal delivers a decidedly different experience and will be the premier venue in Grand Forks.

The Opal will be the perfect for your wedding reception, corporate event, or non-profit function.



The Opal is named after Opal Kunz.  She was a fierce female pioneer in the aviation industry.  She was born in 1894 and received her pilot license in 1929.  In 1930, she became the first female pilot to race men in an flying competition and won the race.  She was the organizer of the Betsy Ross Air Corps, which was a paramilitary service formed to support the U.S. Air Force, to aid in national defense and to serve as humanitarian air minutemen.  She also was a charter member of the Ninety-Nines organization of women pilots.

It is with honor that we have named the venue after such an inspirational female trailblazer.




The Opal can accomodate a guest count of up to 250 guests to be seated at 8-person round tables.  The head table will be situated in front of an esquisite white marble wall for a dramatic backdrop paired with elegant chandliers.

Included with all wedding rentals are floor-length tableclothes, gold chivaris chairs, 5' round tables for guest seating, head tables and cocktail tables.  We also offer a private, patio space (weather permitting).

With all venue rentals, access to the venue begins at 8:00am.  An on-site coordinator will be included with your rental to assist you for the day of your event.

Catering and bartending will be provided exclusively by Sky's Fine Dining and Cloud 9 Lounge offering both plated meals as well as buffet options. 


Call or email us today to schedule a consultation and viewing of our venue!  218-779-2442 or info@theopalgrandforks.com

















*Rates are subject to change for holiday dates

For events outside of weddings, please inquire and we can provide pricing specific to your needs.





8-person round tables for 250 guests

Gold chivaris chairs

Gold charger plates

Floor-length tablecloths

Optional centerpieces

Outdoor patio event space

Large built-in bar

Hi-Speed Wi-Fi

Integrated up-lighting

On-site Event Coordination





We would be thrilled to give you a tour of our event venue.  Please contact us via email or phone!

920 North 3rd Street, Suite C
Grand Forks, ND 58203
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