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Venues in Hankinson, ND,
(701) 242-7520

About Us

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn is a strikingly reimagined barn, it is the perfect choice for your special day. It pairs rustic, rural charm with contemporary elegance with a soaring 30-foot-high hayloft arch and 3,000 square feet of useable space, on 5-private acres situated between Grass Lake and Lake Elsie. So many beautiful places for you to take your wedding photos.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 325 guests at this elegant venue. Their spacious barn features vaulted ceilings, warm wood and cafe lights strung across the arch. The hayloft boasts two decks on each side which lead to their newly renovated restrooms. The space is heated, air conditioned and has a stage for your band or DJ. There’s also an outdoor patio with gorgeous views of Lake Elsie, perfect for your cocktail hour.

Services Offered
This full-service venue on Lake Elsie offer all-inclusive packages to ensure your day is a success. There’s a full bar onsite, along with a full kitchen for all of your catering needs. Tables and chairs are included with your wedding package, along with parking for your guests. Additional services include:

  • Complimentary Bridal suite for bride & groom
  • Bridal dressing room
  • Set Up & Tear down
  • Cleanup
  • Climate Control, with air conditioning and heat
  • Linens & chairs covers
  • Some decorations free to use
  • Outside vendors welcome
  • Wireless Internet
  • Handicap acceessable

For overnight accommodations, Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offers:

Lady on the Lake Bed & Breakfast, that offers four luxury guest rooms with views of Lake Elsie. These charming rooms include private bathrooms, and three of them feature jetted jacuzzis.Also has a hot tub on south patio. Perfect for your bridal party after grooms meal on the beach patio with outdoor fireplace.web site:

Hankinson Inn.

1.8 miles from the venue. A block of rooms can be given for the wedding guests. web site

Dakota Magic Casino

13 minutes from Lake Elsie Wedding Barn. A block of rooms can be saved for your wedding guests.

Other Services
In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, this rustic, country-style venue is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events they will hold include, but are not limited to:

  • Anniversary party
  • Family reunion

Sophia Mcgraw

3.2 out of 5
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  • The owners and managers of this establishment are very kind hearted people who really do want you to have the best experience. It is reasonably priced for such a beautiful location. the managers are flexible and are easy to get in contact with. I had my wedding here and it all turned out very beautiful.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?


    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

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    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    2 level Barn venue with 2 patios on 5 acres with shoreline

    Describe your venue

    Barn, Historic Building, Loft, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s)

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?


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