JP Denmark is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue situated in Viborg, South Dakota. This private and rustic escape, which is conveniently located 40 miles from Sioux Falls, is renowned for its hunting grounds. The Turkey Ridge area features small game, pheasant, quail, coyote and more, all on the property. This outdoorsy local destination wedding venue will give you and your guests a taste of authentic country living and charm, while also allowing you to experience many of the scenic views situated on this sprawling property.
Facilities and Capacity
At JP Denmark, couples are welcome to invite up to 500 guests to join them on the property. There are two main event spaces that you can choose from. The property features 40 acres of land that you and your guests will be able to enjoy on your special day. The land also features a large pond and covered gazebo. The patio is perfect for relaxing with your guests. Indoors, the banquet hall is available as well, and features 8,000 square feet of space for you and your guests to use.
To help you prepare and plan for your wedding day, JP Denmark provides wedding planning services. On the property, couples can plan and experience all stages of their wedding, including their bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Elopements can be arranged as well. For couples and guests needing a place to stay, there are a total of 16 rooms that can hold up to 92 of the wedding party. The rooms are equipped with amenities such as DISH Network and kitchenettes, so that you and your guests feel right at home. Not only does the team also offer all-inclusive packages to make your preparation easier, but they also provide both setup and cleanup so that you don't need to worry about the small details leading up to and after your special day. A bridal suite can also be obtained, as well as:
Recommended by 30% of couples
Amber · Married on 10/21/2017
Beautiful wedding venue but lacking
Overpriced for what you get. If you have out of town guests coming I recommend having them stay in Sioux Falls. For the amount each room cost you would think you would get a bar of soap, shampoo, hair dryer, etc for the shower. I could tell the room had been cleaned and the floors mopped but the floors were still dirty/sticky. I found the professionalism to be lacking; I was asked during the wedding reception to pay for my room when I informed them upon checking in that I would be paying when I checked out. When trying to book my room I found the response time to be slow.Sent on 09/06/2019
Raynor Barton · Married on 08/03/2019
Unprofessional and over-priced
My wife and I decided to have our wedding and reception at JP Denmark. Her family is from Viborg, SD and it made sense to have our wedding somewhere close. The other options we had available to us were in Beresford or Sioux Falls. We went with JP Denmark and almost immediately started regretting the decision. While negotiating the contract with the owner (Stefanie) we found her responses to our inquiries to be slow and often required us to follow-up via more emails or text messages. The responses to our emails often took greater than a week. The first contract that was sent to us contained no information with regards to the venue other than what our responsibilities were with regard to the venue and how much we would be paying. We spent about 2 months negotiating the contract (again, poor follow-up on the part of the owner).Sent on 09/17/2019
We had about 20 out-of-town guests who came to the wedding that required rooms at JP Denmark. THIS IS NOT A HOTEL! They will not provide anything other than towels and wash cloths for you to use. We didn’t have a lot of time to coordinate our wedding and also track who was staying at the venue so we asked the owner to take credit card information from the guests who contacted her to book their rooms. We felt this was a reasonable request and we also felt uncomfortable with taking money from our guests to pay for their rooms. Again, this required constant baby-sitting of the owner to make sure she followed through with the guests who sent their credit card information to her.
We also negotiated bringing alcohol in that wasn’t able to be provided by the owner’s vendor. Outside alcohol was not permitted at the venue and any observed instance of outside alcohol is subject to a $500 fee. We asked but were never able to actually get an answer as to who would be receiving the fee (we were worried that we would have to pay for a fee if someone else brought outside alcohol in). The alcohol that we did bring in was purchased in Pennsylvania and brought to South Dakota. We had to pay a case fee for the beer we brought in ($20) on top of paying for the beers at the bar ($2/beer). During the rehearsal dinner and reception we told the owner that we would be paying for an open bar for the first $250 for the rehearsal and $1250 for the reception. This information was never relayed by the owner to the bar tender for the event. We told the owner that the money was for beer and wine only and that mixed drinks would have to be paid for by the person buying the drinks. Again, this was never relayed to the bar tender. What we ended up paying for was all drinks including the sodas that were used in the mixed drinks.
The rooms were not that great for the money that we spent on them. Two rooms were so humid that the sheets and carpet were wet inside the room. One room had a busted refrigerator and smelled like something had died inside of it. Two other rooms leaked water from the outside into the room from the rain the night of the rehearsal. The six rooms on the first floor all have a shared bathroom. Some of the rooms inexplicably have no sink or mirror in the bathroom. The room we stayed in on the third floor was like this and my wife had to get ready in the “kitchen” area for the rehearsal.
The assistant to the owner (Shania) I thought was extremely unprofessional. She argued with my wife during the rehearsal dinner about the details of the contract and then on the night of the wedding during the reception was going around to our guests and myself telling us to pay our room and bar tabs. I felt that was an extremely inappropriate time to do those things.
We went into this venue knowing that this was a hunting lodge and was not really used for weddings. Having gone through what we went through with our wedding we would never again recommend they ever use JP Denmark for weddings and stick to using it as a hunting lodge. Overall the ownership and staff was poor and the venue itself was poor. It is a beautiful area and we absolutely loved the place for holding our wedding outside. If you want to deal with the ownership for the beauty of the place it might be worth it but I would not go through that again with this place. Unless ownership changes or gets better, DON’T USE THIS PLACE!!