Unite in Outdoor Splendor and Celebrate in Rustic Elegance

Lakeside ceremonies & elegant barn receptions near Fargo, ND

Imagine your memorable waterfront ceremony

Nestled between two lakes on 5 pristine acres, the water views form a natural background for your wedding ceremony. And if you need a Plan B, the arch feature of our historic barn provides a soaring ceiling and refined atmosphere. Want to learn more?

A classic, spacious pavilion for reception versatility

Plenty of space for your wedding reception

You’ll find our flexible event areas, from the patio and 60’x60’ pavilion to the hayloft in our climate-controlled Gothic Arch barn, allow complete customization for your reception’s social hour, dinner, and dancing. And everywhere you turn, there’s ever-changing nature, stately trees and deep historical roots.

Take a look inside our pavilion

Enjoy an amazing reception with lakefront views before heading over to the Gothic Arch barn for dancing. We’ll help you customize your reception with elegant linens and even decor.

“It’s very convenient to have the ceremony, reception, and dancing all in the same location but still separated so you can effortlessly transition from one to the other.” – Jessica H.

Extend your celebration

Enjoy a secluded wedding weekend

Your wedding day will go by so quickly. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend more time with the people who’ve come together to share your love?

You and your guests are our only concern and our property is yours exclusively to enjoy for three days. Our spacious grounds provide ample room for kids, dogs, and games, while also giving you private spaces for conversation and reflection.

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn in historic Hankinson, ND is an easy drive from Fargo, only 60 minutes. And bordering three states, our lakeside venue and B&B provide the perfect environment for a Great Plains destination wedding.

“It was such a great time and so nice to be able to celebrate all weekend long.” – Caylyn & Ben

Lady on the Lake B&B completes your wedding weekend

Continue the celebration at our 5-star Lady on the Lake B&B. Built in 1884 on the shores of Lake Elsie by Colonel R.H. Hankinson, founder of the nearby town of Hankinson, this historic property accommodates up to 8 adult guests. Savor gourmet quality food, enjoy generous amenities and appreciate the comfort of our four charming rooms – including an entire 3rd floor suite.

Meet the owner & the team

Hi! I’m Sandy, the Owner and we’re honored that you’re considering hosting your lakeside wedding weekend with us. I love to be of service to everyone and when I succeed in fulfilling my guests’ desires, it brings me so much satisfaction. And over time, I’ve gone from an event rookie to a seasoned wedding and hospitality professional – 100% involved and loving it!

“The entire planning process was so easy, communication was clear and consistent, and the level of professionalism that Sandy and her staff have is a breath of fresh air!” – Jennifer & Hunter

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.