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6 Fairy-Tale South Dakota Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Wedding!

I am excited to partner with each of these amazing venues for this post!

Getting Married in South Dakota?

You must be searching for the perfect venue to host your big day!

The venue is a big deal. If you're searching for the perfect South Dakota wedding venue, you will find this article helpful! There are literally hundreds of venues out there, so if you don't know where to start... start here!

These venues are beautiful, have great reviews and each bring their own vibe and unique charm to the table. Take a look, schedule some tours, and enjoy the wedding planning process! Here you go South Dakota brides! We really think you're going to love these venues.

These are listed in no particular order, they were all fantastic to work with!

*PLEASE NOTE: Details in this post are subject to change. Always contact the venue directly for the most up to date details.

#1 Emerald Pines Barn

Located in Sioux Falls, SD

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Elegance meets country. Emerald Pines Barn is nestled in over 5 acres of land just 1/2 mile west of Sioux Falls.

Type of Venue

New Elegant Wedding Barn

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Elegant, stunning, beautiful, magical, secluded

About the Venue

Emerald Pines Barn is nestled in over 4 acres of beautiful land just 1/2 mile west of Sioux Falls. Our venue is a specifically designed wedding and event venue. The grand hall seats up to 350 guests and has exposed beams, 35ft ceilings, shiplap walls, huge chandeliers, and a beautiful custom made double staircase. We specifically designed the bridal and grooms suites on separate floors with separate entrances and bathrooms to eliminate the chance of seeing each other until their first moment or wedding. There is so much built into the rental price from set up and tear down, outdoor games, fit pit, bartender, surround sound system, the projector and so much more!

Emerald Pines Barn Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Wedding Area for 350

  • Indoor Reception Hall for 350

  • Indoor Wedding

  • Layout Planning

  • Day of Event Planning

  • Indoor Wedding to Reception Flip Included

  • Bartenders

  • Surround Sound System with Cordless Microphones

  • 1/2 Mile from Sioux Falls

  • Shuttle Service Available from 8 Hotels

  • All-Inclusive Packages

  • Bridal Suite

  • Grooms Den

  • Amazing Country Views

  • Your Choice of Insured Caterer

  • Multiple Day Rentals

  • Choice of Round or Rectangular Wood Farmhouse Tables

  • Projector

  • Indoor Wood Crossback Chairs Included

Wedding Capacity: Max 350


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Emerald Pines Barn FAQ

How does catering work?

Guests are allowed to bring in any insured caterer.

How do decorations work?

Decorations are done by the renters.

What if it rains?

If the wedding is scheduled outdoors and it rains, the wedding is brought inside to the large reception hall.

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!

Emerald Pines Barn

Jason & Kristi Shanks

7621 W. Maple St.

Sioux Falls, SD 57107



#2 Besler's Cadillac Ranch

Located in Onge, SD

Besler’s Cadillac Ranch is located along the beautiful Red Water River in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Type of Venue

Authentic Barn Wedding Venue

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Authentic, rustic, breath-taking, lovely, spacious

About the Venue

Welcome to Besler’s Cadillac Ranch, located along the beautiful Red Water River in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Besler’s Cadillac Ranch is the perfect venue for your next event. There are over a thousand acres to explore with breathtaking scenery, two-story, authentic reception barn, lodging, camper hook-ups, firepits, gazebo, chapel, and our coveted covered bridge. We have a full service bar, outdoor space and friendly staff to complete each event.

Besler's Cadillac Ranch Offers & Perks

  • Indoor/Outdoor Weddings

  • Full Service Bar

  • WIFI

  • Onsite Grooms & Brides Quarters

  • 4 Different Wedding Package Options

  • Firepits

  • Lodging for Guests

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Chapel

  • Gazebo

  • Over 1,000 Acres of Space with Beautiful Views of the Hills, Prairies, & Red Water River

  • Bar Staff

  • Honeymoon Cabin

  • No Noise Ordinance (located just out of city limits)

  • Exclusivity for Your Wedding Date (we only allow your guests to stay onsite)

  • Horse Boarding Facility (you can bring your horses to your wedding!)

Wedding Capacity: 400 Max


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Besler's Cadillac Ranch FAQ

How does catering work?

You don't have to use any specific caterer, but we do have many wonderful caterers we can refer. We also have a kitchenette in the basement of the reception barn that is useful to caterers or snacking throughout the day.

How do decorations work?

We have decorative lighting up at all times that we maintain, however the rest of the decor is of each bride's preference. Although, I don't think our venue needs much decor.

What is the rain plan?

short, quick rain = we have towels and staff to dry the resin chairs off. With the chairs looking like white, wooden wedding chairs, but actually being made of resin, the rain doesn't soak in. all day rain = move inside in front of our grand fireplace.

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!

Besler's Cadillac Ranch

Phone: 605-391-6791


Address: 19314 Helmer Rd. St. Onge, SD 57779



#3 Highland Conference Center

Located in Mitchell, SD

The Highland Conference Center's Grand Ballroom offers a beautiful setting for a wedding reception!

Type of Venue

Grand Ballroom, Conference Center

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Elegant, Spacious, Fun, Beautiful

About the Venue - change on all

The Highland Conference Center has a full-service on-site catering staff that can cater to any size of group with ease. All food is prepared with only the freshest ingredients. With over sixty entrees to choose from like a Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Parmesan Crusted Pork Loin, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast, an Italian Pasta Buffet and other inviting options, you are sure to find an entree to please your guests. If you have a special request, we would be happy to discuss customized menu items to best suit your needs.

Our space is versatile and adapts easily to accommodate the style of your wedding reception.

Everything is provided, from the room set up exactly how you want it set, white linens and napkins, flatware, china, & glassware, attentive staff to assisting you with every detail to ensure that your wedding reception is flawless. You will work closely with our Sales & Event Manager to plan every detail of your special day. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

The Highland Conference Center Offers & Perks

  • Indoor Wedding Reception

  • Indoor Wedding Ceremony

  • Indoor Rehearsal Dinner

  • On-Site Catering

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Full Service Bar Available for Events

  • Attentive Staff

  • Assortment of Complimentary Centerpiece options available

  • Staff that takes care of almost all details for you

  • Easy Entry Access for Loading/Unloading wedding vendors

  • Ample Parking

  • Friday and Saturday night wedding packages

  • Experienced Sales & Event Manager to work with you during every step of planning your wedding reception

Wedding Capacity: up to 450 for reception


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The Highland Conference Center FAQ

How does catering work?

We have on-site catering. Our Sales & Event Manager works with you to plan the menu for your wedding reception.

How do decorations work?

The Highland Conference Center Staff takes care of setting up all of the tables, chairs, stage, dance floor, linens, and any other set up items you need. The room is 100% ready for you when you arrive to set table centerpieces and any other decorations that you are bringing in.

What is the rain plan?

We are an indoor facility to we are protected from the weather ☺ If you are planning an outdoor ceremony and have your reception booked with us we can be the “back up” plan for rain if needed. We would be able to accommodate this with very short notice.

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!

Highland Conference Center

Jill Larson, Sales and Event Manager

2000 Highland Way

Mitchell, SD 57301



#4 Good Roots Farm & Gardens

Located in Brookings, SD

Good Roots Farm and Gardens is 40 acres of South Dakota heaven!

Type of Venue

Wedding Farm, Pizza Farm and Organic Veg Farm

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Charming, Rustic, Conveniently Located, Pastoral, Groomed, Friendly

About This Venue

Bill and Julie Ross own and operate Good Roots Farm and Gardens, a delightful 40 acre SD wedding & event farm showcasing our 95 year old, restored barn. The barn has a well-appointed main floor, distinctive loft, and adjacent patio. We have orchards, raise organic veggies and 6 aces of Aronia, a very high antioxidant berry. We create rustic pizzas and bake them in our wood -fired pizza ovens for the public on Sunday nights in the summer and for lots of rehearsal dinners. We are open May-Nov.

Good Roots Farm & Garden Offers & Perks

  • 6 Sites for Outdoor Weddings

  • Indoor Barn Loft Wedding

  • 3 Large Yards

  • Dance Area

  • Indoor Bathrooms

  • Plenty of Parking

  • Catering

  • Separate Room for Bride/Attendants to Get Ready

  • Farm Store

  • Commercial Kitchen for Light Prep

  • Chairs & Tables for 200

  • Groomed Yards

  • Indoor Bathrooms

  • Firepit & Hayride

  • Charming Lighting in Barn

  • Lighted Patio

  • Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Ovens

  • Flower Circle

Wedding Capacity:

Outdoors: 2-350

Banquet: tables/seating for 100 guests on both main floor and barn loft.

Ceremony barn loft seating: 185

Patio: 40


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Good Roots Farm & Gardens FAQ

How does catering work?

You can hire us or whoever you like or bring your own food. Two catering entrances. Free access to half a commercial fridge.

How do decorations work?

The barn is decoratively detailed, but you can dress it up or down. We have many extra items you can use. Your team sets up and tears down.

What is the rain plan?

Move indoors into the barn as needed.

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!

Good Roots Farm and Gardens, LLC

3712 Medary Ave, Brookings SD 57006



#5 Granite Springs Lodge

Located in Alexandria, South Dakota

This beautiful venue is going to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Type of Venue

Event Center & Lodge

We Like to Describe this Venue As

Modern, Romantic, Contemporary, Elegant, Sophisticated, Glamorous, Chic

Our Thoughts

This gorgeous premier event facility is just 15 minutes east of Mitchell, S.D. off of I-90 and less than 1 hour west of Sioux Falls, S.D. The location of this venue is in one of the most unique and beautiful areas in Southeastern South Dakota. This sensational land is adorned with its own spectacular spring-fed rock quarry lake. Come to the shore and look into pristine water and see the many varieties of fish. The terrain, trees and topography of the land surrounding the lodge makes for a perfect and relaxing setting. There's so much this venue offers, including accommodations for up to 115 guests! With hiking, fishing, kayaking and so many more outdoor activities... can you imagine the FUN that can take place for your wedding weekend? Not to mention, with so many unique outdoor areas you will have endless opportunities for stunning wedding photos.

Granite Springs Lodge Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Ceremony

  • Onsite Reception

  • Outdoor Patios, Fire Pit

  • Entire Property Sleeps 115!

  • Outdoor Activities such as Hiking, Fishing & More!

  • Main Lodge, Cottage 7 Cabins & Villa for Accommodations

  • Beautiful Lighting & Design Elements

  • Bring Your Own Caterers

  • Endless Photo Opportunities

  • Industrial Kitchen

Wedding Capacity:

Capacity is 299 in event center with an additional 100 on outdoor patios.

Entire property sleeps 115.


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Granite Springs Lodge FAQ

How does catering work?

Catering for the wedding is up to the couple. We have a preferred list of caterers available.

How do decorations work?

We provide the table cloths (White, Ivory or Black) beyond that all decorations are up to couple to provide.

What is the rain plan?

Rain plan is to have the ceremony in the event center.

For more detailed information about what all they offer, get in touch!

Granite Springs Lodge

25840 422nd Ave

Alexandria, SD 57311




#6 Dakota Dunes Country Club

Located in Dakota Dunes, SD

At the Dakota Dunes Country Club, we will make your wedding everything that you thought it would be. When you see our facilities and what we have to offer our brides to be, you’ll understand very quickly that we offer elegance, beauty and the professionalism that you require to make your wedding wonderful.

Our friendly and professional staff is committed to making your day relaxed and enjoyable for your ceremony and reception at the Dakota Dunes Country Club. Our award winning Chef offers a wide variety of cuisine for every taste. For your convenience, we offer a list of preferred vendors for all aspects of your wedding, along with our Events Coordinator who is involved with every step of the planning. From exchanging your vows to cutting the cake, we help turn your dream wedding and reception into reality at the Dunes.

More info coming soon, until then... get in touch!

Dakota Dunes Country Club

960 S. Dakota Dunes Blvd.

Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

Phone: (605) 232-3000



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