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Washington Pavilion

Sioux Falls, SD View map

About

Washington Pavilion is a wedding venue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. They are located in a renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls. Their building is a gathering place for the arts, entertainment and science. They provide visual and performing arts, interactive science and educational opportunities.

Facilities and Capacity
The Washington Pavilion has a range of venue selections to host all your wedding events. The Husby Performing Arts Center features two state-of-the-art theaters. Mary W. Sommervold Hall is the centerpiece of the arts center. It has seating for 1,800 guests and a unique stage to host wedding ceremonies and receptions. The space is grand and elegant. Belbas Theater is a more intimate setting with 300 seats and a stage for events. It is equipped with AV equipment. The Schulte Black Box Theatre is a great space for rehearsals. It features 20 foot ceilings, exposed Sioux Quartzite walls, optional dance studio mirrors, lighting and AV equipment.

Everist Gallery is a former library with high ceilings and a view of downtown Sioux Falls. Multi-level lobbies offer three floors of open space featuring two grand, winding stair ways. The space is flexible and can accommodate large and small celebrations. The Green Room is uses as a lounge for shows in the Mary W. Sommervold Hall, but also offers an intimate setting with a private restroom and kitchen area. It can be used as a bridal suite or small ceremony/reception. The Kirby Science Discovery Center is a unique wedding venue. It has three floors of science exhibits and space for buffets and catering services. Wells Fargo CineDome has state-of-the-art AV equipment and seats 164 guests.

Services Offered
Washington Pavilion can host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Their trained and experienced event planners guide you through the process of choosing the perfect venue and arranging all the details for a flawless wedding. Your wedding event with flow seamlessly from one event to the next. They offer in-house catering exclusively by Leonardo’s Cafe. Their staff works with you to create a custom menu packed with flavor and fresh ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

78 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Tyler Married on 12/15/2018
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    I cannot day enough about how awesome Alyson is at the Washington Pavilion! She was so amazing to work with through the whole wedding process. We held our ceremony in the visual arts center and it was stunning. It was such a unique space to get married in and I am so thankful we decided on this location for this special occasion. I would highly recommend everyone to look into this space for smaller weddings!
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    Chelsea Married on 07/07/2018
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    The Washington Pavilion staff was completely dedicated to providing an easy, highly customize-able, and beautiful experience for my husband and I's reception. The picture I attached doesn't even do the space justice! All of our guests complimented the stage's elegance...and the price is fairly affordable as well. The Washington Pavilion has an in-house caterer (Leonardo's Cafe) - we had the pasta buffet, which was absolutely delicious and received many compliments from our guests. The Pavilion also has large dressing rooms with huge mirrors and vanity lights, which makes for a fun place for the ladies to get ready in the morning. If you're looking for a unique and memorable venue, this place is it! We can't recommend this place enough. (Dustin and Chelsea, married 7/7/18).
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    Amanda Married on 10/28/2016
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    Elizabeth made this an awesome experience. She kept me in line and made sure we had every detail accounted for! I would highly recommend this venue, it was absolutely stunning!!

Awards

  • 78
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Dakota Entertainment Dakota Entertainment Wedding DJs

Wonderful historic location with an ambiance you will not find at very many places. Definite place to check out for a wedding in the Sioux Falls area.

WOW! Entertainment Wedding DJ & Event Lighting WOW! Entertainment Wedding DJ & Event Lighting Wedding DJs

GREAT WEDDING EVENT LOCATION! MULTIPLE ROOMS TO CHOOSE FROM INCLUDING THE GREAT HALL...SUPER ELEGANT SETTINGS AND DELICIOUS FOOD. THE STAFF IS A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH...EVENTS GO LIKE CLOCKWORK THE NIGHT OF... -JOEY CAZANOVA CEO, DTI / WOW ENTERTAINMENT INC

StudioBlu Photography StudioBlu Photography Wedding Photographers

The Washington Pavilion is one of the coolest venues in the midwest! With several different rooms to throw a party in, you can really express your personality during your reception! Check out their venues for your party!

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Map

301 South Main Aveune Sioux Falls, SD, 57104
6053677397
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Washington Pavilion frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Washington Pavilion?

Washington Pavilion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Washington Pavilion, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Washington Pavilion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Washington Pavilion, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Washington Pavilion includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Washington Pavilion in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Washington Pavilion for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Washington Pavilion for wedding events?

Washington Pavilion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Washington Pavilion offer?

Washington Pavilion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Washington Pavilion offer for wedding events?

Washington Pavilion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Washington Pavilion have available for wedding events?

Washington Pavilion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Washington Pavilion and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Washington Pavilion is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in flexibility.

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