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About Bonanzaville

Bonanzaville is a wedding venue located in West Fargo, North Dakota, near the Red River Valley Fair Association, on West Main Avenue. This historic, 12 acre venue operated by the Cass County Historical Society offers many great options for your special day while also interpreting the heritage of the Red River Valley.

Facilities and Capacity

Bonanzaville offers many unique wedding venues that can accommodate up to 350 guests for ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and other special events. The Event Center is the newest addition to their facilities, located on the second floor of the Lucien C. Barnes Pavilion. This spacious banquet hall seats up to 350 guests, and features a kitchen with a serving window for outside catering. The Event Center is the perfect indoor modern rental for your wedding reception. Dawson Hall offers a rustic theme that will complete your unique wedding vision. With accommodations for up to 240 guests, this space has a stage for a DJ or small band, and is a great location for dinner and dancing at your reception. Bonanzaville offers two outdoor ceremony spots including the Buffalo Bandstand Gazebo, hosting up to 100 guests, and the Houston Mansion front porch, which accommodates 200 guests. Two historic indoor ceremony spaces are also available, the 1906 Cass County Courthouse that can hold up 35 guests and the 1890 South Pleasant Church, which has a capacity of 200.

Services Offered

Bonanzaville specializes in combining modern and rustic themes to create a unique wedding style. The staff at this historic venue prizes your wedding needs, and will work to cooperate your wedding vision to create your perfect day. Their site fees include:

  • Chairs
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Set up
  • Tables

Other Services

This venue is an ideal location for weddings, as well as other special events, such as pioneer-themed birthdays, family events, and corporate events. Surrounded by historic buildings guests to explore, Bonanzaville offers fun and educational exhibits for people to enjoy, featuring information and artifacts on Native Americans of the Red River Valley, bonanza farms and homesteading, and the modernization of North Dakota.


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5 Bonanzaville Reviews


2+ years ago

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Beautiful combination of classic country and modern brides.... There are many places to take pictures and your guests don't need to be transported from the church to the reception, both are available ... Read more onsite! Very very cute and unique venue that is also flexibile and great to work with!

Tiffany & Chad

Married on 12/27/2013

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Responsiveness 4.5
  • Flexibility 5.0

Bonanzaville is the place to be with its great facilities and awesome staff. Our wedding was put together in a short amount of time and we couldn't have done it without the help of Bonanzaville, they ... Read more were cooperative and accommodating in so many different ways. Our winter wedding came with additional challenges, but that was not a concern thanks to the diligent help from the skilled staff at Bonanzaville. They allowed us to personalize the venue in order to create our vision, and thanks to the charm of the historical buildings, both inside and out, Bonanzaville holds an abundance of great photo opportunities! From the buildings themselves to the smallest details, everything came together absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to hold our once in a lifetime event. Chad & Tiffany Sufficool


Married on 06/08/2013

  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Responsiveness 3.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

For the most part, I am happy with my wedding at Bonanzaville. I just had my ceremony in their church, and the best part is how beautiful it is. It's such a unique location, and my guests loved it, ... Read more and being able to wander the museum afterward was a big plus. We took various photos afterward in the church, balcony, outside gazebo and around the other buildings, and it's a beautiful backdrop. The venue was easy to work with and let us do what we wanted with few restrictions, which was nice, like setting up early and tearing down late, blocking off the church for us the whole day even though we only used it for half, etc. My only slight complaint was sometimes communication was more delayed than I would like, but they did always eventually get back and were pretty helpful. I'd definitely recommend!

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