Elmwood was built in 1985 by C.A.M. Spencer, the state's 2nd attorney general. The house features fine art glass & birdseye maple & oak woodwork. Elmwood boasts a one -of-a-kind carved staircase. In the middle of the 20th century, Luther and Mary Nancy Williamson, owners of one of ND's last independent milk companies, bought Elmwood and had it registered in the National Register of Historic Places. In1986 Williamsons donated the property to the ND Parks and Rec Dept. Grafton Parks and Recreation acquired Elmwood in 2007.
By appointment only. Call the office at 701-352-1842 for information on how to make an appointment. Situated on 20 acres, on an oxbow of the Park River in NE Grafton, Elmwood makes a beautiful Event Center.
Elmwood Board of Directors. The Elmwood board fundraises to pay for expenses and upkeep on the beautiful historic home. Their emails are listed below.
Kristy Dahl- President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Kalbrener- Vice President - email@example.com
Sandy Stark- Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Rud- Secretary - email@example.com
Elmwood rental sheets are available at GPR office, or at the bottom of this page
(you'll need a printer). An elmwood representative listed above will contact you once you have paid for your rental, and let you onto the Elmwood Property.
Bride & bridesmaids use the Elmwood house to prepare for the wedding to be held at a different venue.
Use the beautiful Elmwood property for the perfect backdrop to your wedding. Does not include access into the Elmwood house.
*Includes Bridesmaids Prep.
**It is the responsibility of the renting party to do a general clean-up (wash and put away your dishes, wipe up any spills, and remove your garbage). The representative of Elmwood assigned to your event will put away tables/chair after your event. A MINIMUM of $100 cleaning fee will be charged for any rental that required additional cleaning.
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