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Welcome to the Old Courthouse Museum! Your event deserves a special setting, and we welcome and encourage the use of this unique and beautiful public and historic treasure. Made of local Sioux Quartzite, construction was completed in 1893 and for many years, the building served as a courthouse and public offices. Becoming a museum in 1974, it is now the perfect event venue with something for everyone; children and adults alike.

With its hardwood floors, gorgeous woodwork, detailed paintings, stained glass windows, soft lighting, and grand staircase, the Old Courthouse Museum provides a unique atmosphere -inside and out- for any occasion.

The public areas at the Old Courthouse Museum available for special events are the Courtroom, Law Library, first floor hallway, and outdoor cobblestone Reardon Plaza. Special events include weddings, receptions, meetings, dinners, photo/ film shoots, parties, etc.

Floor plans and size and capacity figures are provided to help you determine the space that best suits your needs.

For further assistance and information about the Siouxland Heritage Museums, please call (605) 367-4210 ext 3016 or email

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We were so happy we went with the Old Courthouse Museum. The building is gorgeous! Staci was amazing to work with. Was super responsive and worked with our schedule. I knew we had nothing to worry about with her in charge.
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A hidden gem in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls. This beautiful historic building was the stage for our perfect day. Not only does the venue offer a perfect setting for beautiful wedding portraits, it also was the perfect touch of class and ambiance for our vows. The event coordinator was very kind, on point, and professional. The price point was amazingly reasonable. I would recommend this venue in a heartbeat.
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We have performed at many events at the Old Court House Museum. What a wonderfully unique location for a wedding and reception. They also have a ton of great places to take photos

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This exquisite museum being a landmark of downtown Sioux Falls for many years is the perfect venue for any occasion or celebration. Tracy along with the rest of the museum staff take such pride in preserving the beauty and history of the building so they can share it with you for your event. The feel and history of such a great landmark gives your guests an outstanding experience from the beautiful outdoor corridor to the courtroom and law library on 2nd floor.


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Old Courthouse Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by Old Courthouse Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
Old Courthouse Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Old Courthouse Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Old Courthouse Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
Old Courthouse Museum is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in average response time, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.4 in flexibility.

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