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Great Bear Weddings

Special Days Made More Special

Imagine exchanging your vows in a rustic setting with scenic views. Great Bear Weddings and ceremonies can be held inside The Lodge or outside with a breathtaking backdrop of the lush, rolling hills of the park in Sioux Falls, SD.

Plan on having a great event when you choose The Lodge at Great Bear as your venue. Featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces and full catering options, including beer, wine and liquor, our event coordinator will work closely with you to ensure your special day is as worry-free and wonderful as you have envisioned.


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Wedding Reception Location in Sioux Falls, SD

Amazing views, amazing food, and amazing ambiance all come together to make your special wedding day even more amazing. The Lodge at Great Bear banquet facilities are ideal for any size gathering and offer you a wide variety of menu and beverage options. Call our event coordinator today at  605-367-7317 and let us help plan your event of a lifetime.

Our wedding services include:

  • Complete Menu Options (Appetizers, Prime Rib Dinner, Steak Dinner, 2 Meat Buffet, Burger & Brat Buffet, Pork Loin, Pasta Dinner, Sandwich & Salad Buffet, Breakfast Buffet, Desserts) cater pricing includes the cost of tableware, flatware and glassware
  • Beverage Service Options (Beer, Wine, Champagne, Liquor, Soda, Coffee, Punch, etc.) 
  • Dinner seating for up to 200 guests in the chalet with additional seating for 96 on our deck or cocktail style for 300
  • Skirting for head table, serving table, guest book table, punch and cake table all at no additional charge 
  • 10 cocktail tables with covers at no additional charge
  • On site event coordinator with contacts to area professionals
  • Full day rental 8am - midnight. Additional set up time available upon request
  • Block rental times available for designated dates and hours
  • On site catering, no need to worry about the caterer being late or unprepared
  • Our round tables seat 6, perfect for conversation
  • Chalet is fully heated and air conditioned
  • Chalet and deck are in compliance with ADA regulations
  • Modern, CLEAN main level bathrooms
  • We use real plates, cutlery, glassware and chafing dishes at no additional charge
  • Flexible bar options, kegs, drink tickets, cash bar, open bar
  • Access to 220 acres of beautiful hills for the ceremony, outdoor activities and photo options
  • Shuttle service provided by most area hotels, list can be provided
  • Special Requests Available for Consideration 
  • Outside licensed catering is allowed for a $3 per person plate charge which covers the cost of provided tableware, flatware and glassware


Great Bear does not offer on site lodging, however the Homewood Suites by Hilton is conveniently located at the Interstate 2-29 and Louise Avenue exit. Our partnership allows discounted Great Bear ski and stay packages. For further information and rates, please visit them at or 605-338-8585.

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Great Bear Ski Valley Offers A Picture-Perfect Setting For Your Wedding in Sioux Falls, SD

For more information about booking your wedding at Great Bear Ski Valley, please fill out the form below or call 605-367-7317. Please note: Due to the ski season, weddings can only be booked from April 1 to Oct. 31.

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