Lake Elsie Wedding Barn

16602 94th Street SE, Hankinson, ND 58041 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
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About Lake Elsie Wedding Barn

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn is a historic and picturesque barn venue just 50 minutes south of Fargo, ND and 10 minutes from Dakota Magic Casino. Featuring a cathedral ceiling hayloft with a fully restored lower level, on 5 private acres of wedding splendor, Lake Elsie offers the perfect mixture of beautiful landscapes, rustic elegance, and a deep sense of history in a private and lake setting for the enjoyment of your guests.

A pampered destination wedding experience. Our adjacent Bed and Breakfast, Lady on The Lake, offers brides luxury accommodations for the wedding couple and six other guests. Conveniently located area hotels can accommodate all your guests and our round trip shuttle service offers convenience and safety.

Your weddingweekend also includes rehearsal, ceremony, reception, dance and gift opening. Owners Sandy and Marshall along with their highly trained team go above & beyond to make your wedding the most special day for you! Lake Elsie Wedding Venue has amazing photo opportunities – pristine grounds, breathtaking scenery and wonderful ambiance. The crystal chandeliers and cafe lighting illuminate the Barn with a romantic glow. Beautiful outdoor scenery, the lake, outdoor lakeside fireplace and our new outdoor open-air pavilion that seats 300.

  • Climate controlled barn with air conditioning and heat.
  • Handicap accessible ramp and chairlift to hayloft.
  • Indoor women’s and men’s restrooms that are ADA compliant.
  • Golf Cart to transport for special needs.
  • Fully equipped kitchen for private use.
  • Free WIFI.
  • Portable sound system (Bluetooth compatible) with a microphone.
  • Soaring arched ceiling in the hayloft with elegant chandeliers.
  • Tulle draped ceilings with soft café lighting on both hayloft and lower level.
  • Built-in stage in hayloft:
    • Four 110-volt and one 220-volt electrical outlet.
    • Dimensions are 11 foot by 11 foot square with a 9-inch step-up dance floor.
  • Patios:
    • One on the Wedding Barn north side with the view of Grass Lake.
    • Additional patio on Lake Elsie shoreline with a fireplace and outdoor kitchen. This is an ideal place for a groom’s dinner. It will accommodate 50 guests.
  • Outside designated smoking area.

Our Wedding Enhancements:

  • One 16-gallon keg beer (yields 225 cups) for reception served at the beginning of cocktail hour. Service includes chilled beer, disposable glasses and a server. Your choice of the following: Bud light $220.00, Busch lite $220.00, Coors $190.00
  • One Case of wine or champagne served at cocktail hour or reception. Service includes chilled wine, disposable wine glasses and a server.
  • Castello del Poggio Moscato White Wine for $183.00
    Castello del Poggio Sweet Red Wine for $183.00.
    Champagne J. Roget Spumante For $115.00.
  • Groom’s Dinner Friday night for up to 50 guests. Pre-Wedding – Groom’s Dinner. Fully home-cooked meal by owner Sandy, who has been praised nationwide for her tasty cuisine. Service includes (set up, decoration, tear down and clean up) ivory linen table cloths, centerpieces, tableware and our beverage service that includes: hot coffee, fruit infused water and your choice of punch or lemonade.
  • $500.00 plus tax and gratuities for up to 30 guests $13 per each additional guest up to 50.
  • Friday night grooms dinner without catering – Coffee/Beverage Service only for up to 25 Guests. Includes hot coffee, fruit infused ice water and your choice of Lemonade/ Ice tea for $30.00. For every 10 guests more add $10.00 plus tax and gratuities
  • Sunday Morning Gift Opening Coffee Service for 50 guests includes 3 varieties of coffee with flavorings, creams, sugars and baked goods. $145.00 (there is a 5% tax)
  • Saturday Reception Coffee/Beverage Service for up to 150 Guests. Includes hot coffee, sweet iced tea, fruit infused ice water and your choice of Lemonade or Punch for $ 189.00. For every 25 guests more add $ 31.00. (there is a 5% tax)
  • Morning Mimosa for 10 guests includes champagne, juice, flavoring and fruit. $96.00 (7% tax and 5% on grocery)
  • Shuttle Service for Friday night. $150.00
  • We have numerous decor options for rent including ivory table cloths, easels, centerpieces, glass cylinders and backdrops for $50.00.
    Ivory spandex chair coverings is $1.00 per chair for rent and is a classy, elegant addition to your wedding. We cover the chairs for you – it’s included in the rental price.
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26 Reviews for Lake Elsie Wedding Barn

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Kylie E. · Getting married on 07/09/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful owners and venue

    Sandy and Marshall did everything we could ask for and more! They were there to help from start to finish and were amazing to work with.

    Sent on 09/25/2020

    Lake Elsie Wedding Barn's reply:

    Thank you for selecting Lake Elsie Wedding Barn. We enjoyed being part of you and Koltin's wedding weekend. Getting to know all parents was memorable. What a great idea for the bridal party to have pontoon rides at the lake side venue. Many happy years.
  • Sarah

    Sarah S. · Married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I could not recommend them more!

    The Lake Elsie Wedding Barn was the perfect choice for us! They had several packages to choose from each with different services and prices. Sandy was always very prompt with retuning emails or calls about any questions I had. She was like a wedding coordinator for me! The barn is beautiful and comes with some of its own decorations already set up. 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!

    Sent on 10/13/2020

    Lake Elsie Wedding Barn's reply:

    Lake Elsie Wedding Barn commented...posted 10/14/2020
    Thank you so much for selecting us for your beautiful wedding. I just loved your Ritzy and Rustic style of decorating. Beautiful. We enjoyed being your wedding cordinator. Hats of to your mom and Al for putting on a great meal in our venue kitchen. Your mom is the best. We all had a great laugh when Marshall brought out the leaf blower to blow the dry floweres from everyone's hair after the ceremony. Thank you again for the opportunity to be your host and selecting Lake Elsie Wedding Barn for the most important day of your life. Sandy and Marshall

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Lake Elsie Wedding Barn FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • 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?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 5
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    325
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    100
  • 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?
    April

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Lake Elsie Wedding Barn 1
    Free Rehearsal Dinner

    Free Friday night Rehearsal Dinner for up to 30 guests when you book for May 2021 or October 2021.

1 Event

  • Feb Sat

    April 2021 New Open Air Pavilion

    Request Information
    • When:
      Feb 20, 2021Oct 31, 2021 12:00 AM (253 days event)
    • Location:
      16602 94th Street SE, Hankinson, Fargo

    We excited to announce the new open-air wedding pavilion starting April 2021. This pavilion can seat up to 300 guests.

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  • 16602 94th Street SE Hankinson, ND, 58041 See on map
    701-203-9560 (Phone number)
    701 640 7308 (Other Phone Number)
    8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST
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Lake Elsie Wedding Barn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Lake Elsie Wedding Barn?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

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

At Lake Elsie Wedding Barn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

At Lake Elsie Wedding Barn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Lake Elsie Wedding Barn includes:

  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Lake Elsie Wedding Barn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Lake Elsie Wedding Barn for wedding events is known for:

  • Barn
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Lake Elsie Wedding Barn for wedding events?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offer?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offer for wedding events?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offers the following services for wedding events:

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

What furniture and decorations does Lake Elsie Wedding Barn have available for wedding events?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

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

What percentage of users recommend Lake Elsie Wedding Barn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in value and 4.5 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Lake Elsie Wedding Barn offer?

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.