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Top Unique Wedding Venues Near Rapid City, SD

Rapid City SD - Mt Rushmore

Weddings in the Midwestern have diverse locations to choose from, and South Dakota has some of the most unique wedding venues for you. If you are currently planning your big celebration or recently got engaged, we have amazing ideas for you to gather inspiration and find the venue of your dreams. We have a couple of options from three main cities, Rapid City, Hill City, and Sturgis, and we are certain you will love them all.

Rapid City, SD

Located in western South Dakota, Rapid City has many unique wedding venues for your upcoming celebration. Known for being a must-stop for Mt. Rushmore visitors, this town offers much more than presidential statues. Here you will find art, Black Hills National Forest, Badlands National Park, and many delicious restaurants, along with craft beer breweries.

Now, if you are a local or planning a destination wedding to this amazing city in South Dakota, we have found a couple to inspire you and help along the process. The beauty of planning a wedding here is you can find both traditional and uncommon venues for your celebration.

- Hay Camp Brewing Company.

When we say unique, we really mean it. Can you imagine having your wedding at a Brewery? Yes, you can do it, and it will be an outstanding experience for you and your guests. This option is ideal for couples who enjoy tasting new and different craft beers. It also suits to perfection modern weddings.

The Hay Camp Brewing Company offers two spaces for events. The first one has a capacity for 45 seated guests, making it the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. And the main event space, with 3,400 square feet and capacity for up to 150 seated guests.

The main event space is the most popular for weddings due to the large capacity and because it offers a stage. They can offer other services such as a sound system, linens, chairs, tables, and a long list of equipment. The Hay Camp Brewery is the perfect spot for a laid-back and relaxed evening with your nearest and dearest and right in the heart of the city.

- Black Hills Receptions & Rentals.

For couples who are seeking to find the perfect outdoor wedding venue, look no more. Imagine the tranquility of nature surrounding you, fresh air, the sound of the birds as background, and as you open up your eyes, a beautiful landscape of nothing but greenery and the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

Swan Point is one of the favorite locations for couples in love with nature; it is a natural stage with a backdrop of 10,000 acres. The Pine trees will be your witness as you exchange vows, and the natural setting is perfectly balanced with amenities like a sound system and a majestic redwood deck. Here you can sit up to 300 guests comfortably.

As the name suggests, the Grand Gazebo is a marvelous white gazebo with a sparkly chandelier hanging from the middle to make your ceremony a true spectacle. A carefully trimmed garden surrounds the area, along with a fountain courtyard. For your guests, a white satin-ceiling tent will allow them to sit comfortably and enjoy the meaningful ceremony.

And for your big celebration after the ceremony, they offer the reception tent. A romantic and delightful space for you to decorate in the way you prefer. The white and elegant tent is a versatile element, and the friendly staff will help you coordinate every detail of your wedding, providing rentals and decorations.

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Hill City, SD

- The Homestead at Prairie Berry Farm.

Set in the heart of the Black Hills and nested within powerful ponderosa pines, the Homestead at Prairie Berry Farm is a place where dreams come true. Close your eyes and imagine the delightful scent of pines as the wind touches your face and you breathe in the fresh air. Now you open your eyes, and you see your fiancé waiting for you across the green lawn, with tall pines as background. The Homestead offers all of that and even more.

You can have up to 150 seated guests in the 2,800 square feet of indoor spaces that allow you to celebrate any time of the year for your reception. A covered porch to enjoy the fresh evenings, a seasonal tented patio, and a seasonal private outdoor lawn are now available.

The space rental includes tables, chairs, and dinnerware for up to 150 guests, exclusive use of the indoor and outdoor spaces from 9 am until midnight, including the bridal suite and ceremony space. Set up and tear down of tables, chairs, and linens, also cleaning.

- High Country Guest Ranch.

The Black Hills are a paradise for many, and at High Country Guest Ranch, you get to enjoy the natural beauty of it and have it as your wedding backdrop. Large portions of grassland cover the landscape, and regardless of the season you choose, it is a magnificent location for your upcoming wedding.

For an indoor wedding during rainy months, they offer the Dakota Hall, a dining hall where you can have up to 285 seated guests. Here you can celebrate your ceremony and reception, and it has a rustic but romantic style featuring string lights to make the space cozier.

Outdoor weddings have plenty of locations around the property; you can have up to 300 seated guests in the High Country Teather and amazing views of the ponderosa pines and Aspen trees. Or, if you prefer to celebrate your union under a tent, they offer a large grassy area for larger gatherings.

The rental fee includes the use of indoor and outdoor spaces, a wedding coordinator to assist you, one night stay in the honeymoon cabin, white folding chairs, and extra tables for the cake or gifts. They can set up a tent at an additional cost, offer sites for the bridal party to get ready, catering, accommodation, rustic décor, and clean-up service.

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Sturgis, SD

- The Farmhouse Barn.

Rustic weddings are trending now, and what can be more rustic than a barn? But not just any red barn; we are talking about a venue that brings together a classic barn structure with modern style. The result is breathtaking, with high ceilings, natural light, rustic wooden details, and a white canvas for you to bring your personal touch.

Just picture a 4,000 square feet white barn, the smell of fresh air and sage, beautiful clouds in the blue sky, and green rolling hills on the horizon. As you enter, you see the barn filled with natural light; above elegant chandeliers hanging from the ceiling along with string lights, the exposed wooden beams bring a vintage touch to the venue, the perfect place to tie the knot.

In addition to the beauty of these industrial and chic barn interiors, you get to enjoy 20 acres of farmland surrounding the property. It is the ideal wedding venue to celebrate a private ceremony and reception. You can have up to 266 guests indoors and set up tents outside to upscale your event.

The space rental includes 35 handcrafted rustic 8-foot tables, 266 wooden cross-back chairs, and 300 white folding chairs. The large space allows multiple configurations; you can bring your vendors for decoration, floral design, catering, and entertainment.

- Muley Hill Lodge.

Couples who love rustic and natural environments will most definitely love this wedding venue. Located near Sturgis, SD, this venue offers spectacular views of the northern Black Hills, where nature makes you feel like you are far away from civilization while being near everything.

The two-story barn was originally built in 1911, and now it has been renovated to host your dreamed wedding. The 8 surrounding acres offer a unique landscape for your ceremony and reception, with space for up to 400 seated guests. The indoor space has recently been renovated; the first story has a magnificent creek and natural stone all around. Natural exposed wood, floor to ceiling windows let natural light in; it is an ideal location for a rustic and relaxed wedding in a secluded natural environment.

The Muley Hill Lodge offers accommodation for up to 12 guests, with bedrooms, bathrooms, a full kitchen, living room, and outdoor they can enjoy a hot tub, fire pit, and BBQ grill.

Now you have plenty of options to host a unique and meaningful wedding in South Dakota, where natural beauty offers the perfect backdrop for your celebration, and each wedding venue accommodates your need and the aesthetic you love for your big day.

We hope our information has been helpful and if you are still looking for the perfect wedding videographer, contact me today so we can start planning the wedding of your dreams.

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