General Questions For One Of The Top-Rated Wedding Venues Fargo

Where is your wedding venue located? 

Our venue is located at 16602 94th St SE, Hankinson, ND 58041. We have one of the top-rated barn wedding venues near Fargo ND, only an hour away, on 5 acres of private land situated between Lake Elsie and Grass Lake.

Are there any hotels nearby for my wedding guest?

Yes, we have several lodging options. Onsite with the wedding venue is Lady of the Lake Bed & Breakfast, with four rooms for you and your guests. We’re one of the few wedding venues Fargo that offers on-site accommodations. Owners Sandy and Marshall also operate the Hankinson Inn, just 1.8 miles away, with seven rooms. If you are looking for additional lodging, there are five hotels and motels nearby in Wahpeton, ND. Or, if you want to try your luck at the slot machines, the Dakota Magic Casino has excellent accommodations. Our shuttle service will take your guests to and from their accommodations after your wedding reception.

Do you have multiple wedding ceremony options?

Yes, we do! We have indoor and outdoor options, including a gorgeous ceremony site that overlooks the lake. We are also adding a spectacular 60×60 ft outdoor pavilion in 2021. This new addition will allow you and your guest to safely socialize outdoors, in compliance with North Dakota’s COVID preparedness policy. As one of the safest wedding reception venues Fargo ND, we care about you being able to conduct your wedding in a safe and beautiful environment. 

Do you have a bar service?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn is one of the few wedding reception venues Fargo ND licensed for beer, wine, and spirits. There are no bar minimums, but we require bar service for all wedding packages. 

How can my guests get to and from the wedding?

We provide a shuttle service to transport guests to and from the venue. Pickups for guests will run every half hour and return rides to lodging every hour or as needed until 1 am. If you are checking out other wedding venues Fargo, be sure to inquire if they have a shuttle service.

What happens if there is bad weather?

No need to worry, we already have a contingency plan in order to keep your wedding day running smoothly in the event of bad weather. Our staff is prepared to move swiftly to get your ceremony moved inside and assist your guests. As one of the most experienced wedding venues Fargo, we have accomodations for these unforeseen circumstances so you can enjoy your big wedding day stress-free.

What are my responsibilities at your venue?

In order to book a wedding at our venue we require you to:

  • Provide liability insurance 1 month prior to the event. 
  • Hire your own officiant. 
  • Order, hang, and take down all the decorations for your event.
  • Designate hosts for your event to greet and assist other guest with signing your guest book, delivering cards and gifts, mingling, locating restrooms and their seats at dinner.
  • Put down a $500 refundable security deposit.
    • This deposit will be refunded within 10 days following the event, provided that there has been no damage or violations of service laws and policies. All belongings must be removed from the venue. This is pretty customary for all wedding venues Fargo. 

What months are you open?

We are open seasonally from May 1 to October 31. Please visit our website to inquire about a date, or call us at 701-242-7520 to get in touch with one of the top wedding venues Fargo.

Can I choose my own vendors and catering?

Absolutely. We have a large kitchen that you or your choice of catering company can use to prepare food. We also have recommendations for your catering and have vetted vendors that have a great reputation working with wedding venues Fargo to save you time and research. 

How many events do you have per day?

Our goal is to deliver you the best possible wedding so we only focus on one event per day. As one of the top-rated barn wedding venues near Fargo ND, we devote all of our attention to you on your special wedding day.

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