Ward Plaza Down Town Event Center Aberdeen, South Dakota

The Ward Plaza Downtown Event Center is located in the center of Aberdeen in the historic and fully restored Alonzo Ward Plaza. The property, formerly the Alonzo Ward Hotel, was completely reconstructed in 2008, and now includes 15 luxury condominiums, a classic Italian restaurant, a bar, an upscale women’s boutique and a recording studio. The authentically restored 1928 Crystal Ballroom, located on the second floor, is unparalleled in the region. Featuring the original exquisite crystal chandeliers, hardwood dance floor and band shell, along with seating for up to 250 people, it is the perfect setting for a memorable, romantic and timeless wedding celebration.

Contact Info

104 South Main ST • Aberdeen, SD • 57401

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 310 / 60

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 3

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): Yes

Venue Type/Style: Ballroom, Historical Building

On-Site Cuisine Options: Italian, Use Your Own Caterer, Catering on site


Minimim price for 100 guests: $ 1,000

Site/Rental Fee: $1,000

Crystal Ballroom $10 per person Tuscany-seats 60 $150 Bar area $150 Linens $1 per person Dish rental $1 per person Other numbers available upon request

Venue Features

  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Imported Beer
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Outside Catering Permitted
  • Parking Lot
  • Premium Liquor
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Wheelchair