Schade Vineyard and Winery is a wedding and special event venue located in Volga, South Dakota. The property, surrounded by miles of scenic rolling fields, is a serene getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The estate’s border of lush forestry offers a private, peaceful ambiance throughout your event for you and your loved ones. From memorable ceremonies to joyous receptions, this venue offers a magical setting for your wedding celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
The team at Schade Vineyard and Winery welcomes weddings of up to 400 guests. Begin your day in the property’s get-ready suite, preparing for your long-anticipated wedding in luxury and comfort. Your vows can be set to the scenic backdrop of the vineyard, its captivating views creating a romantic ambiance for you and your loved ones. The spacious outdoor tent is a versatile event space for your ceremony or reception and can be decorated to your specifications. The property offers the use of their professional bar for your big day, as well as a number of event items, such as an altar, lighting setup, chairs, and tables. This venue is wheelchair accessible and parking is available on the property’s grounds.
This venue’s team of professional event specialists are proud to offer a number of services that will ensure your event runs smoothly. Couples are welcome to host a number of gatherings at the winery, such as engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. An event planner will be on hand to provide assistance and support in the planning and execution of your event. Highly-trained bartenders are available to serve from a curated selection of specialty wines and beers, with tasting appointments available. The team provides set up and clean up services and works closely with your chosen vendors to ensure that every last detail is cared for.
Only a mile away from the town of Volga, this venue is a convenient location for out-of-town guests. Situated within driving distance of multiple hotels and restaurants, your loved ones will find the winery easily accessible. Volga City Parks, a five-minute drive from the venue, offers scenic photo opportunities for newlywed couples on their wedding day.
Team of Schade Vineyard & Winery
Dillon has been the owner of Schadè Vineyard and Winery since 2018 and has been employed by the company since 2013. He manages a team of employees that will make sure your day is perfect.
Owner of Hitch Studio • Certified Wedding Planner (CWP) • Certified Wedding Venue Professional (CWVP) • Author of the Wedding Day Designer
Wedding stylist, invitation designer, and go-getter, I started Hitch Studio in early 2014. I am joyfully obsessed with wedding details! When we meet, it’s like you’re sitting down with a great friend to tell me all about your wedding! And I love every minute of it.
My experience with wedding planning and design runs deep as I’ve been a part of the industry since I graduated from South Dakota State University (SDSU) in 2005 and started my very first wedding invitation design business in 2006. (It was called Copper Ink Design, in case you were wondering.) Since then, my first business evolved into an amazing joint venture with business partner, Carrie Kuhl to form Hitch Studio! In 2019, after five successful years, Carrie and I decided to focus on our own divisions and split into two growing and fully-functioning independent businesses. Carrie specializes in graphic design and website design in her business, UpFrame Creative. I love her so much and have so much to thank her for.
I am a strong believer in giving back to my community. I am involved with Masterminds, the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Board, the Area Development Corporation Board, and occasionally give guest lectures to SDSU classes. I am a graduate of the Dakota Rising Fellowship program and in past years, I served on the Women In Leadership & Learning (WILL) board, taught at SDSU, and have volunteered my time in many other ways. Beyond running a small business and mentoring my employees (I truly have the servant heart of a teacher), I enjoy hiking, biking, yoga, traveling, concerts, and spending time with friends (the best ever), and family (my amazing husband Jon, our sweet son Rhett, and our energetic dog, Bailey). A special thank you to my husband and parents: You have done more than support this dream of mine. You’ve helped me hang bistro lights, take down weddings until 2 a.m., assemble shelves, drive across the state with me, decorate tables...the list is endless. But the most important piece is that you care for our son so I can work late nights and weekends doing what I love. I truly couldn’t do this without you.
There is so much love and gratitude in my life