Meeting & Events

Watford City offers more than 800 hotel rooms, dozens of restaurants, and facilities that can accommodate meetings and events of all sizes, including weddings, tournaments and meets. 

Event & Meeting Support

McKenzie County Tourism and the Visit Watford City team are ready to ensure your event is a productive, efficient, and memorable experience.  Our services include: 
  • Welcome and greeting from local officials and visitor information packs 
  • Promotion and marketing assistance including photos, videos, and logos for your event’s promotion materials
  • E-mail template featuring area highlights, community hotel, dining, and attraction information
  • Connecting you with reputable event service companies or organizations
  • Listing your event on appropriate community, regional or statewide platforms, including social media,, visitor’s guides, publications and/or the North Dakota Tourism website or publications when applicable. 
  • Providing promotional and giveaway items (i.e., pens, lapel pins, notebooks, etc.) 
  • Assistance with special activity coordination like Pub Crawls and tours to the National Park, National Grasslands, and historic sites. 

Destination: Northwest 

Watford City, in McKenzie County, is located on the western edge of North Dakota, tucked into the rugged badlands. The heart of the state’s energy boom, Watford City is centrally located between the Canadian border, the South Dakota border, and 50 miles from the Montana border. 

Watford City also has a municipal airport for private planes and nearby jet service is available to Williston, Dickinson, and Minot, North Dakota or nearby Sidney, Montana.

Participant Experiences: 

At the end of the day, when your guests are ready to unwind, Watford City provides unexpected amenities and comforts.

Around Town:

When your guests are ready for fun and food, Watford City provides dozens of restaurants from sushi and casual eateries to fine dining. Take time to explore the energetic downtown and its charming shops, movie theater, ice cream parlors and coffee shops.


Legendary Hospitality:

Finally, when you all need to rest and recharge for the day ahead, relax in one of more than 900 rooms in our stunning new hotels. You’ll find small town hospitality with big city amenities like: 
  • Fitness Centers
  • Guest Pantries for convenience foods
  • Spacious meeting Rooms
  • Pools, spas and saunas
  • Guest laundry facilities
  • BBQ grills and picnic areas
  • Business Centers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Lounges and onsite dining
  • Free wi-fi
  • Complimentary breakfast

Legendary Exploration:

Be sure to incorporate some touring in your schedule. Some of America’s best-known historical figures have taken their own legendary travels in our neighborhood. Sacagawea (or Sakakawea as we call her in North Dakota), Sitting Bull, and Lewis & Clark all traveled these waters and prairies. And, of course, Theodore Roosevelt, who once said, “I would not have become President had it not been for my time in North Dakota” lived in these badlands.

Some of the “can’t miss” attractions in and around the area:
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit
  • Little Missouri National Grasslands
  • Watford City’s Long X Visitor Center and Pioneer Museum
  • Fort Union National Historic Site
  • Fort Buford State Historic Site
  • Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Center
Enjoy our unmatched scenery, legendary history, adventure all around this bustling community. As you can see this isn’t your typical meeting destination!

Meeting Spaces

Rough Rider Center

Capacity: 10 to 500. With more than 270,000 square feet, the Rough Rider Center can accommodate events of all sizes.

Catering: Onsite catering available.

Meeting Amenities: State of the art A/V equipment, catering options, complete setup, comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, power outlets, room layout flexibility.

Civic Center - Watford City Hall

Located next to City Hall at 213 2nd St NE in Watford City
* Alcohol is NOT permitted in the building.

Capacity: 400 standing, 187 seated.

Space: Room dimensions are 70’x40’ with a 9” elevated stage area that is 11’x27’.

Amenities: Tables and chairs available for use at no additional cost, large kitchen available for rent at an additional fee.



Comfort Inn & Suites

Capacity: 25

Catering Info: Outside food and beverages are permitted

Meeting Amenities: TV, white board, free coffee, tea, and juice.

Eagles Club #3543

Capacity: 200

Catering: On site catering contact Bar Manager for details on food options

Meeting Amenities: Full-service bar

Fox Hill Golf & Country Club

Capacity: 125

Meeting Amenities: Tables & Chairs, full-service bar

Catering: Full onsite catering is available

Little Missouri Inn & Suites

Capacity: 189

Meeting Amenities: Tables & Chairs, video screen, LCD projector, high speed internet, conference phone, flip charts, full-service business center

Catering: Onsite catering is available through Teddy’s Residential Suites



Long X Gallery @ Long X Visitor Center

Small Group Meeting Space

Meeting Amenities: Tables & Chairs, Coffee, Water, video screen, projector



McKenzie County Public Library

Capacity: 10

Catering: Outside food and beverage is permitted - there is no catering available through the Library

Meeting Amenities: Conference table, 10 rolling office chairs, small television with HDMI cord, microwave, Keurig, sink, dry erase board

Outlaws Bar & Grill

Capacity: 60

Catering Info: Outlaws Watford offers on-site and off-site catering. We are able to host groups and parties as well as attend your event or meeting. Our catering team can drop off the food or stay and serve!

Meeting Amenities: Outlaws provides meeting space for day training and/or large parties and events for 100

Roosevelt Inn & Suites

Capacity: 15, 25 & 50

Space: Board room, small meeting room and small banquet

Meeting Amenities: projector, conference room table and classroom style options, Wi-Fi (included)

Teddy’s Residential Suites

Capacity: 12, 16, 189

Meeting Amenities: Tables & Chairs, video screen, LCD projector, high speed internet, conference phone, flip charts, full-service business center

Catering: Full onsite catering is available



The Watford

Capacity: 65

Catering Info: Outlaws Watford City is available for your catering needs or you may choose your own caterer.

Meeting Amenities: Tables & Chairs. Complimentary high-speed Internet. Breakfast, coffee and break items are available.

Tobacco Gardens Resort & Marina

Seating: 75

Provides outdoor catering up to 200 Located 26 miles north on the shores of Lake Sakakawea.



Veterans Memorial Building

Capacity: 1,400 standing, 665 seated

Space: 10,000 sf gymnasium

Amenities: Two basketball/volleyball courts side by side or one full court. Total of 6 baskets, 2 volleyball nets, drop down curtain is available for splitting the gym, Racquetball court.

* Community spirited events are allowed. Alcohol is NOT permitted in the building



McKenzie County Heritage Park

A newly constructed building and museum at the Heritage park, open for visitors and will soon be open for events. Kitchen, meeting and event space.

McKenzie County Ag Expo

Amenities: 53,000 square foot livestock indoor arena | 3 exhibit halls between 4,000 and 7,000 square feet | Outdoor arena with grandstands | Parking lots | RV spots | Kitchen, Bar, and Concessions

Capacity for Exhibit Halls 1 & 3: 296

Capacity for Exhibit Hall 2: 452

McKenzie County Sportsman's Club

Classroom available to rent - $50 half day | $100 full day

Available 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Seating Capacity: 40

Drinks and snacks provided (for an extra charge)