Goats, Gardens and Grapes: Charming Wedding Venues Near Brookings

Goats, Gardens and Grapes: Charming Wedding Venues Near Brookings

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Brookings is home to a variety of centrally located, unique wedding venues. From a romantic vineyard to a community-oriented farm and garden to timeless manicured landscapes, these venues are every bride’s dream. 

Good Roots Farm and Gardens 

Good Roots Farm and Gardens is a true family affair founded by Bill and Julie Ross. Featuring a gorgeous, rustic 95-year-old restored barn, this venue is perfect for couples who want to honor family and community. Just 1 mile north of town, Good Roots offers seven ceremony locations on 40 acres with endless photo sites. Guests can enjoy wood-fired pizzas and garden salads made with farm-fresh ingredients, play yard games, feed goats and congregate around a fire pit. Amenities include an assortment of vintage and versatile rustic decor, a getting-ready space, and banquet-style tables and chairs.  

Bill Ross – Owner | Email: goodrootsevents@gmail.com | Phone: 605-691-9291 

McCrory Gardens 

The region’s only botanical garden, McCrory Gardens is the ultimate classic wedding venue. An oasis within Brookings, McCrory offers abundant formal gardens or arboretum grounds for an outdoor service.  Indoor ceremonies take place in a stunning space featuring high ceilings and ample natural light. Indoor reception space is available, along with the Terrace Garden, an intimate outdoor nook with an urban, yet serene feel. Plentiful photo opportunities are available throughout the venue’s nature-filled grounds. 

Lori Puetz – Venue Sales and Services Coordinator | Email: lori.puetz@sdstate.edu | Phone: 605-688-6707 

Schadé Vineyard and Winery 

Schadé Vineyard and Winery combines romance and charm in an ideal location. Just 10 minutes from Brookings, the venue offers an intimate vineyard setting. Toast the occasion with Schadé’s authentic wine from fruits grown on or near the vineyard. Receptions take place in an outdoor tent accommodating up to 400 people. Members of the wedding party are invited to stay at the venue’s Airbnb open-concept home with room for up to 16 guests. 

Dillon Ringling – Owner | Email: info@schadevineyard.com | Phone: 605-627-5545 

*This story has been written in collaboration with South Dakota State Universities Public Relations class for our 2023 Visitor Guide.*

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