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Tying the Knot in the Black Hills

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As we all know, the Black Hills are an adventurer’s paradise; full of fascinating hikes, trails, scenery, and waterside fun. But the Black Hills are also the ideal destination for lovers to tie the knot on their special day. The Black Hills offer a variety of unique wedding venues, from indoors, outdoors and anywhere in between. After the wedding, enjoy your honeymoon surrounded by the beautiful hills and local attractions at Powder House Lodge. This is your one stop shop for an unforgettable holiday from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

             Venues in the Area

K Bar SK Bar S is a premier venue, with rustic-style comfort near Mt. Rushmore and flexible indoor/outdoor spots to tie the knot. Amenities include a complimentary room for the bride and bridal party to get ready, discounted room blocks, linens, napkins, silverware, glasses, chairs, and 4 hours of security. Surrounded by the beautiful ponderosa pines the Black Hills has to offer, K Bar S is sure to bring awe to your celebration.

The Barn at Aspen Acres – This venue offers indoor/outdoor wedding ceremonies. The view from your wedding will be rolling acres as far as the eye can see. They also have a banquet hall, perfect for a reception with vaulted ceilings, with several beautiful chandeliers hanging from above and massive windows to let in all the natural light possible. So, no matter if you choose indoors or outdoors on your special day you will be wowed.

Sylvan Lake – Sylvan Lake is a hot spot for locals and visitors alike due to its unbelievable landscape. This is the perfect spot for a couple looking for the picture-perfect outdoor celebration. Sylvan Lake provides several locations for the ceremony and reception including, Lakeside Lawn, Lovers Leap Deck & Lawn, Coolidge Creekside Lawn, State Game Lodge Lawn, and the Outdoor Chapel.

Besler’s Cadillac Ranch – If you’re looking for a rustic, ranch-style wedding, this location is your dream destination. Ceremonies can be held in a few locations here, outside, inside the log cabin or in the gazebo that overlooks the Red Water River. This two-story venue has a bandstand, dance floor, bar, and kitchenette; designed for a striking reception.  

Woodlands Receptions – This venue is tucked into the beautiful ponderosa pines, giving you a rustic/versatile feel. Inside is spacious and a blank slate to tailor your wedding (to however you see fit.) Woodlands provides mirrors and counters for bridal prep and a spacious kitchen. There is a covered patio for your guests to enjoy some fresh air in between dancing the night away at your reception.

The Homestead at Prairie Berry Winery - Prairie Berry is well known as a beautiful local winery, with a prime location in the heart of the Black Hills. Rain or shine, this venue has you covered, literally. Offering an outdoor ceremony with or without a tented patio. With great food, awesome drinks, and stunning scenery, this is a great location for your upcoming wedding.

Black Hills Receptions and Rentals – This venue is truly your one stop shop in the Black Hills. Black Hills Reception and Rentals offers wedding coordination services, free to the bride and groom, putting your mind at ease of the details. They coordinate the caterers, cake designers, florists, ministers, and even the entertainment, all personalized to your ideal wedding. Making your wedding magical with several locations at the facility to tie the knot!



Rentals are a saving grace when it comes to ringing in your big day, saving you time and money. If you’re looking for a wedding in the Hills check out these rental companies nearby.

 Table 4 Décor Party Rentals and Design – Table 4 Décor has a wide range of décor, from vintage details, windows and doors, suitcases and trunks, and vintage furniture; tons of centerpieces including, candle holders, vases, lighting, and garlands; and lastly, linens galore!

Something Borrowed – Something Borrowed offers an array of tents, chairs, tables, linens, lighting, serving utensils, and other décor. They have heating and cooling rentals, no matter the unpredictable weather the Black Hills brings, you and your guests are covered. A great place to find wedding and reception necessities for either an outdoor or indoor wedding.

Complete Weddings and Events – Complete Weddings and Events has you covered when it comes to finding your picture-perfect photographer, Videographer, DJ’s, photobooths, lighting, and coordination. A perfect place to visit to tie together those last details for your wedding!



Nothing beats honeymooning in the Hills. Perfect for the nature loving couple or the laid-back couple; indulge in local eats, sweet hikes, and relaxing in a cozy cabin. Powder House Lodge plays the perfect part to your honeymoon. Reserve the Honeymoon Cabin to bask in the newly wed haze, offering a king-sized bed, electric fireplace, private deck and hot tub, kitchenette, and porch swing. This cabin is what dreams are made of, so be sure to not miss out by booking in advance!

Now that you have the ultimate wedding adventure planned out, you can take a deep breath. These venues are sure to exceed your expectations and give you the other-worldly feel the Black Hills provides for all visitors near and far.

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