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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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Woman-owned
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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Amber Sent on 09/06/2019
1.8 out of 5 rating

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.
Raynor B. Sent on 09/17/2019
1.2 out of 5 rating

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).
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!!
Cheyenne E. Sent on 03/15/2021
1 out of 5 rating

Worst Venue EVER!

If there was an option to give 0 stars I would. We had our wedding there in September of 2020. Absolutely the worst communication EVER! I called multiple times and would text Stefanie for updates/questions and would go days or even weeks without hearing back from her. But it gets even worse...the day of our wedding NOTHING went right from sprinklers being left on to get all of our decorations/chairs for the ceremony wet to only having 1 bartender instead of 2 like we were promised (we also didn't have a bartender for our rehearsal dinner). But the absolutely worst thing was losing power for THREE hours! When we called Stefanie she was an hour and a half away and James was apparently 45 minutes away. Neither one of them showed up for an hour and a half. Then when they did get there they blamed US for the power going out and basically made it seem like we were overreacting and it was just another way "we'd never forget our wedding day." Finally one of our groomsmen was able to figure out the problem and get the power back on after 3 hours. For the rest of the night Stefanie kept pulling me off of the dance floor to talk to me about it and even offered me a job at one point. At that point I was so frustrated that I had not gotten to enjoy my wedding reception AT ALL and then she wasn't letting me enjoy any of what was left. The next day when we were cleaning up Stefanie told us they were going to have someone look into the issue and be in touch. It took 3 weeks to hear back and they still claim it was "our" fault. There was never any offers to give us any money back or make things right with us, instead they threatened to make us pay for all of the equipment, etc. that was ruined from the power being out like it was. Not having power was not the only thing we missed out on either. We hardly got any pictures from our dance because there were no lights. The only way we got any pictures was by doing our first dances outside by headlights. Overall the only good thing I have to say about that place is how amazing our bartender was through it all. She did awesome for being the only bartender, even though you could tell she was very stressed, but also handled the whole situation in the best way she could. I will NEVER recommend this place to anyone. It's really such a shame such a beautiful venue has not been maintained better and is not ran by people who actually care about their clients.
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JP Denmark frequently asked questions

JP Denmark includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Tables
The space offered by JP Denmark for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Hotel
  • Waterfront
JP Denmark offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
JP Denmark offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
JP Denmark offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
JP Denmark is recommended by 27% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 1.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 1.7 in flexibility, 1.3 in average response time, 1.3 in professionalism, 1.3 in value and 1 in quality of service.

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