Black Hills Receptions…Where love happens

Black Hills Receptions is a uniquely serene outdoor wedding and reception venue nestled in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. For your convenience and the ease of your wedding guests, both your ceremony and reception can be at the same location. As the bride and groom, we have two areas for you to select from for your ceremony: Swan Point and The Grand Gazebo.

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Grapevine Walkway to Swan Point

Overview from Swan Point

Guest Seating at Swan Point

Swan Point

Amidst a backdrop of 10,000 acres of beautiful Forest Service Land, Swan Point offers, a favorite of our “nature loving” style bride, a stage formed naturally from a moss rock outcropping native to this area. Swan Point is surrounded by magical Ponderosa Pine trees equipped with music, sound, and flood lighting in order to enhance the tranquil setting as you share your vows. Added to this natural arena is a beautiful redwood deck aligned with comfortable seating for up to 300 guests. Its wild flowers, tall grasses and chokecherry bushes make Swan Point a favorite location for outdoor couples.

Brick pathway from Cinderella to Grand Gazebo

Main Entryway Columns

Seating at Grand Gazebo

The Grand Gazebo

A favorite of our “simple and elegant” style bride . . . The Grand Gazebo houses a large chandelier which takes center stage above the bride and groom. The Grand Gazebo is surrounded by a fountain courtyard and a whimsical fairy garden and is adorned with flowers and grasses. A winding brick walkway leads the bride down the aisle to her groom. During your ceremony, your guests will enjoy comfortable seating beneath a beautiful, white, satin-ceiling tent and dove chandeliers.
The Grand Gazebo serves as our four season wedding area, fully equipped with heat to accommodate special events during the colder months. The grounds are pristine and comfortable during any season so your guests are always sure to enjoy the unique natural setting.

Cocktail Hour

Whether you make your wedding vows at Swan Point or The Grand Gazebo, open-air cocktail hours are delightful when held in our fountained courtyard.