Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

From inclusions to our bad weather policy, check out our FAQs below.

You probably have so many questions for us!

And we hope we can answer them all for you, but if you have read all of our FAQ’s and still have questions, feel free to then callemail or fill out our contact form below.


We are open from May 1 – October 31. If you have a date in mind or question about your date, please fill out our contact form, call or email us.

Yes, we do! We offer a fully stocked bar with professional bartenders with a choice of premium libations (we have a liquor license). Otherwise, you may have a juice bar with smoothies, signature non-alcoholic drinks, and iced coffee. This is available for individual guest purchases or can run a tab to be paid by host-based on consumption.

No Liquor, Beer, Wine, Bottled Water and Soda can be brought onto the premises at any time.  All must be purchased at the bar. 

Our package costs $5,999.00. It includes:

  • Our commitment to help make your wedding (the planning process) stress-free, memorable and fun.

  • Lake Elsie Wedding Barn accommodates up to 325 guests.

  • Use of Lake Elsie Wedding Barn/Lady on the Lake Bed & Breakfast for wedding and engagement pictures.

  • 2 (two) consulting appointments with wedding day coordinator.

  • Unlimited phone, text and email consultations.

  • Staff on-site at all times.

  • Climate controlled barn—AC and heat.

  • Handicap Accessible—ramp and chairlift to the hayloft. Golf cart transport for special needs.

  • Safe Ride Bus service for the wedding day – additional charges may apply.

  • No bar minimums. Bar Service is required for all Wedding Packages.

    • You can add a juice bar if you decide to forgo alcohol.
  • Full Service and fully staffed bar on each level.

  • Fully equipped kitchen for caterer or for private use. Included on all packages.

  • WIFI available.

  • Portable sound system [Blue Tooth compatible] with microphones and stands.

  • Soaring arched ceiling in hayloft with elegant chandeliers.

  • Tulle-draped ceilings with soft café lighting on both lower level and hayloft.

  • Built-in stage in hayloft:

    • Four 110 Volt and one 220 Volt electric outlets.

    • Dimensions: 11-foot by 11-foot square, with a 9-inch step-up from dance floor​

  • ​White rectangular and round tables with chairs.

  • Complimentary setup & teardown.

  • Additional dedicated chairs for ceremony only.

  • Dressing rooms for brides, grooms and their attendants.

  • Patios:

    • ​One on wedding barn’s northside with view of Grass Lake.

    • Additional patio on Lake Elsie shoreline with fireplace and outdoor kitchen.

  • One outdoor wooden arch.

  • Ample free parking.

  • Outside designated smoking area.

  • Onsite lodging—additional charges may apply.

    • ​Complimentary suite for wedding couple for wedding night, non-transferable.

  • ​Indoor Women’s and Men’s restrooms, ADA compliant.

If you’re interested in more of a price breakdown, please schedule a property tour by filling out our contact form or emailing us.

350. If you have other questions about our capacity, please callemail or fill out our contact form.

We always have a Plan B and know how to keep things moving smoothly in the event of bad weather! Our staff will move quickly to move the ceremony inside and assist your guests. If you have more questions about our inclement weather policy and procedure, callemail or fill out our contact form.

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Yes you may. We have preferred vendors as well to help save you time & research. You may bring in your own catering – our on-site prep kitchen will help them get everything ready for you.

Regarding our kitchen,

There are three options:

  • Choose from our Catering List (provided when we start planning)
  • Choose your own caterer
    • All caterers must provide Proof of Liability Insurance one month prior to wedding day.
    • New Caterers must visit venue prior to wedding day
  • Prepare your own food in our large Kitchen
    • The staff at Lake Elsie Wedding Barn does not assist you with meal planning, cooking, serving or cleanup.​

Kitchen Guidelines

  • To provide all flatware, napkins, plates, bowls, cups and glasses.
  • To provide drink dispensers for your tap water, lemonade etc.…
  • To provide your own 55-gallon garbage bags.
  • Remove garbage from the venue to the dumpster provided.
  • To provide your own electrical cord (#12 wire) for roasters.
  • To provide your own electrical strips.
  • Clean up of the Lake Elsie Wedding Barns’ kitchen, equipment etc.…

Allowed Beverage Guidelines

Lemonade, Punch Non-Alcoholic, Iced Tea, Coffee, Ice and Tap Water

Not Allowed Beverage

Bottled Water and Bottled/Canned Soda cannot be brought unto property. These items can be purchased at the bar.

If you’d like to know about our preferred vendors or have other questions, callemail or fill out our contact form.

In order to deliver you the best possible wedding, we only focus on one event per day. If you’re ready to schedule a property tour, please callemail or fill out our contact form.

  • The caterers and DJs must provide liability insurance 1 month prior to the event.
    • Unless your family is catering the meal; in this case, you will provide the liability insurance.
  • To Hire Officiant
  • To Order, Hang, and take down all decorations for your event
  • To Designate Hosts for your event to greet and assist other guests with signing guest book, delivering cards and gifts, mingling, finding restrooms and their place at dinner.
  • A $500.00 refundable Security Deposit will be refunded within 10 days following the event. Provided that there have been no violations of service laws and policies. That all belongings have been removed from the venue and there is no damage.

If you have questions about our policies, please then callemail or fill out our contact form.

We have a large parking area for guests. If you have other questions about logistics or want to see the venue for yourself, please callemail or fill out our contact form.

No, we do not permit Rice, Confetti, Glitter or Sparklers, Candles (except flame-less), or smoking inside the Lake Elsie Wedding Barn (State of North Dakota prohibits smoking within public places). If you have other questions about our restrictions or policies, please callemail or fill out our contact form.

Yes we have A/C and heat for your comfort. If you want to come take a property tour, please callemail or fill out our contact form.

We have a beautiful bridal suite where you can get ready and do your hair & makeup. If you’d like to know more, please then callemail or fill out our contact form.

Yes, we have the following available:

  • 30 Ivory Round Linen Cloths
  • 30 Ivory Rectangular Linen Cloths
  • 5 Metallic Table Runners
  • 30 Burlap Table Runners
  • 35 Large Wood Rounds
  • 25 Small Wood Rounds
  • 12 Gold Metallic Quart Jars
  • 6 Tan Quart with a Pink Bow
  • 8 Tan Pint Jar with a Pink Bow
  • 27 Glass Cylinders 9” Height
  • 24 Glass Cylinders 7” Height
  • 69 Glass Cylinders 3” Height
  • 28 Mini Clear Cylinder for flameless candles
  • 5 Rustic Easels Assorted Heights
  • 1 Metal Arch
  • 1 Outdoor Wooden Arch
  • 1 – 12 ‘Ivory, Pink and Gray Lace Back Drop
  • 2 adjustable height tables with Spandex Table
  • 1 Antique Tub Table
  • 1 Outdoor Whiskey Barrel
  • 300 Spandex Ivory Chair Covers for Rent

Here is a gallery of some decor items we offer.

“Sandy also has a variety of decorations for you to use rather than buying or renting some! Sandy and Marshall were both very attentive and really made me feel like they wanted me to have the best of everything!” – Sarah Staskivige

If you have other questions about our available decor, please callemail or fill out our contact form.

Yes, we have ADA compliant handicap accessible restrooms. If you want to know more, please callemail or fill out our contact form.

Yes, we have venue liability insurance as well as all the proper licensing.

Contact our team to start planning your dream wedding

Call 701-242-7520, email [email protected] or use this short form for more info, to check availability, and to arrange a tour.

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16602 94th St SE, Hankinson, ND 58041