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Great Bear Ski Valley is a wedding venue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They have more than 220 acres of outdoor land packed with outdoor adventures. They have winter sports, natural trails and are just minutes from downtown.

Facilities and Capacity

Great Bear Ski Valley has a range of indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding events. Wedding event can be held anywhere on their grounds for views of rolling hills and beautifully maintained greenery. Events can also be held inside The Lodge. The Lodge features a large deck that accommodate seating for 96 guests. The Lodge accommodate 300 guests for a cocktail reception and 225 guests for a seated dinner.

Services Offered

Great Bear Ski Valley can host your bridal shower, elopement, reception, ceremony, engagement party and rehearsal dinner. Their experienced event planners work with you to coordinate your special day. They guide you through the process of choosing a venue, layout, menus and more. Their services and items include catering, bar, skirting for accent tables, 10 cocktail tables, on-site coordinator, full day rental, round tables that seat 6, modern and clean bathrooms, glassware, flatware and more. Great Bear Ski Valley does not offer overnight accommodations, but has a partnership with Homewood Suites by Hilton. The hotel is located just minutes from Great Bear Ski Valley and offers discounted accommodations for Great Bear ski and stay packages. They offer full-service catering for your wedding events. Their catering team works with you to create a delicious menu for your rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour and reception. They also offer a full-service bar with beer, wine, champagne, liquor, soda, coffee, punch, and more.

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Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance

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Cash Bar
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Premium Liquor
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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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4.5 out of 5 rating
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89% Recommended by couples
4 Reviews
Cydni Sent on 10/28/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Would choose this venue every time

We LOOOOVED this venue as well as Jill and the rest of her crew! Jill is very flexible and easy going and all about helping the bride to make things less stressful. The venue was wonderful! We love the space and how people can be on the deck, inside, upstairs, or out on the field area. You get the cabin feel plus much more for half the price compared to other venues. For our wedding we had 200 guests, so the only thing that we did not like was that not all our guests could see us, but it still worked out! That would be my only thing for others to be aware of especially if you have a bigger wedding, otherwise if it's a smaller wedding this may not be a concern. Other than that, we have no complaints and if we could do it all over again we would pick this place again.
Megan Sent on 11/16/2010
5 out of 5 rating
Jill and her staff put together our Rehearsal dinner as well as a Bridal Shower. Both were amazing! The decorations matched my wedding colors exactly and the food was delicious!! We had several family members from out of state that had never been to Great Bear before and they were blown away by the professional service and great food!! Highly recommend this locations for all of your Wedding events!!
Lindsie Sent on 08/24/2010
4.8 out of 5 rating
Excellent venue. Incredibly helpful and fun. Best day ever...
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Great Bear is a one of a kind wedding and reception location. Friendly, helpful, hardworking staff with a wonderful facility. Check them out if you are looking for a unique venue for your event.

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