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Indoor Event Space
Covered Outdoors Space
Outdoor Event Space
Up to 200
Venue Service Offerings
Food & Catering
K Bar S Lodge Reviews
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Reviewed On 3/02/2022 by Tory G
This venue is a DREAM! Jordan is AMAZING to work with, patiently answering all our questions and putting on an incredible day! We wanted a winter wedding in the Black Hills and K Bar S is the best winter venue. The Glass Gazebo is beautiful and...
the Lakota Room hardly needs any decorations. The backdrop outdoors in the hills is stunning and our pictures turned out to die for. The hotel was only open to our guests which due to the fact we had the wedding out of season. This made it easy to see all the guests how had traveled from out of town to attend. The venue flow is perfect and keeps everything on time. The staff are responsible, polite, and very respectful. I cannot recommend Jordan and his team at K Bar S enough!
Reviewed On 11/08/2021 by Haley C
FANTASTIC venue. Jordan is amazing, and the staff was great and courteous. Could not have asked for better food, a better atmosphere, and an amazing day!
Reviewed On 10/20/2021 by Bryce P
Absolutely beautiful venue! We looked at quite a few different venues in Western South Dakota with this one being the first, and immediately knew there was something special about it. We were right! The views are unbelievable, our guests rave...
d about the food that was served, and Jordan was one of the most amazing people we've gotten to meet and work with out here. He worked harder than I've seen anyone do to ensure we had a perfect day, and you could tell he was genuinely cared about our day. 100% recommend this venue and their great staff for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 10/14/2020 by Hannah M
Jordan was so easy to work with! Everything was great & the area was beautiful on the day of. The staff was willing to jump in where needed except the security is extremely pushy at the end of the night. We were immediately told to get out and ...
aggressively locked out of the reception area right at 11:00.
Reviewed On 11/05/2019 by Anna C
Could not have asked for a better place to have the ceremony and reception. We did an out of season wedding so the entire lodge was only wedding guests. The staff was incredibly helpful with any issues we had before, during, and after the weddi...
ng. They even let us wait to have the ceremony set up since we didn’t know what the weather was going to do.
The venue was gorgeous, the food was fantastic, and it was reasonably priced. Our guests all complimented our choice of venue. I could not have asked for a more perfect day.
Reviewed On 11/03/2019 by Jonathan S
My wife and I were married at the end of October in 2019. We live in north-eastern Nebraska and wanted to celebrate the big day in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. We hoped for an outdoor wedding with a gorgeous fall backdrop, exc...
ellent service/accommodations, that reasonably priced, and a location easy for our guests to travel to. As a bonus we wanted a venue near multiple Black Hills attractions. We toured and considered numerous venues (Spearfish Canyon, Custer State Park, Elkhorn Ridge Resort, etc…). None met our needs better than K-Bar-S.
We planned for an outdoor wedding and despite plunging temperatures and the threat of snow during the ceremony, K-Bar-S provided a beautiful location outside near their fire pit with fall foliage in the background. The scenery on-site provided numerous gorgeous photography opportunities.
The K-Bar-S team was easy to work with and were very accommodating of our needs and wishes. Jordan and Bethany made it a point to get every detail just right and were always available in the event we needed them. The reception location was perfectly setup for our party and the food was enjoyed by all.
If you are planning a wedding in the Black Hills, my wife and I highly recommend K-Bar-S for the reasons mentioned above. K-Bar-S delivered on all of our needs and more.
Reviewed On 7/29/2019 by Shelby L
Jordan, Kyle, and the rest of the K Bar S crew were so awesome to work with. It is a beautiful venue that is close to so many different attractions in the beautiful Black Hills. I was so happy that a lot of our guests decided to make a vacation...
out of our wedding weekend by touring Hill City, Keystone, and Mt.Rushmore. I would highly recommend using K Bar S as a wedding venue! Great location, great meals, awesome drinks (and the new coffee bar!), and most important, great people to work with!!
Reviewed On 6/07/2019 by Cathleen P
The staff here are amazing, even in the face of crazy circumstances. Look no further for the most beautiful, stress-free, and amazing venue for your Black Hills wedding.
A few days before my wedding, Mother Nature decided to flood Keystone, S...
D. I watched on the news as they showed my wedding venue, K Bar S, and how 8 feet of their driveway had been washed away completely. Jordan (the most amazing wedding coordinator on the planet) called me. They had a construction company coming in the morning, to make a passable road. Even if that failed, he gave me back up plans on how to get our guests in and out, and how much they would bend over backwards to make sure my wedding still happened exactly the way I wanted it. Two days later, my fiancé and I were driving into the Lodge, on the newly-finished patch of road and everything from that moment on went perfectly as planned. The staff here are the best anyone could ask for; Jordan, Kyle, Bethany, Paul are all rock stars that helped us answer any questions, and let us relax and enjoy our time with family and friends before, during, and after. Jordan set the bar so high from the beginning, answering all of my (many, many) questions via email and phone, letting me fly ideas past him, and helping us make decisions. His positive and relaxed attitude had a great calming effect on any anxieties I might have had, and his team of folks are the best I could have asked for.
Before we chose this place, we made a trip out to the hills and saw 10 different venues. This was by far the most beautiful grounds and the best location for our guests to get to attractions, sights, and fun. Everyone loved the location and how easy it was to make a family vacation out of our event. The venue rental price was just right, about the middle of all the places we had looked (3500). The food price was very fair, and the food was amazing (3000 minimum). They have their own catering company, and they do a great job. They had great options for appetizers during our cocktail hour, and we got the s'mores bar option for late night food (a big hit; they have a great big fire pit and it was a beautiful night).
The staff there helped assuage ours fears and brave an outdoor wedding (that did not get rained on!), because we had options for backup locations and a staff we trusted to make it beautiful no matter what the weather did. When it started to rain after our ceremony, the staff were there with umbrellas and carts, (and beer and wine) to help get us through the weather and still take great pictures.
All of the other venues we looked at booked back-to-back (meaning there are separate weddings on Friday, Saturday, and even Sunday). This means scrambling to put up your decorations and take them all down within the same 16 hour day. Ridiculous. At K Bar S your wedding weekend is your WEEKEND. We were able to set up our decorations on Friday evening, relax and enjoy our morning on Saturday, and then take down our decorations on Sunday morning. And, quite frankly, we didn't need many decorations because the reception hall has beautiful windows that lets in the beauty of the valley, and we didn't want to take away from that.
We really wanted a place that represented the beauty of the Black Hills, as a natural photogenic backdrop to our happiest days; K Bar S delivered. If you want natural beauty, amazing staff, and a great location for guests to explore the area, stop looking and call K Bar S. Thank you for everything!!
Reviewed On 4/29/2019 by Susan S
An absolutely stunning venue with wonderfully kind and accommodating staff. They helped us out when our wedding took place just days after a huge storm which prevented many from making their travel on time. They were gracious in helping everyon...
e at all hours. The food was fantastic!
Reviewed On 1/14/2019 by Laura R
We chose and reserved K Bar S Lodge for our wedding venue without ever seeing the place or meeting the staff because we planned our wedding from another state. They by far exceeded our expectations. Jordan, the sales manager, was very responsiv...
e and courteous with all of our questions leading up to the wedding day. When we got there, they did everything in their power to accommodate us. The dining room manager was very helpful throughout the day leading up to the reception. The food was absolutely delicious and the bar was great! If we could do the day over again, we would 100% do it at K Bar S Lodge.
Reviewed On 11/19/2018 by Kelly D
This was the perfect venue for our indoor wedding and reception. What I loved most was having the ceremony and reception take place in the same building, separate rooms, but the same building. I also loved how our guests were able to stay at th...
e lodges onsite within walking distance. This place really shows off the Black Hills, the scenery is beautiful. The staff is hands down the best as well and communication was spectacular. I emailed the manager many times throughout planning the wedding and he responded promptly every single email. I can't say enough good things about this venue and neither can our guests. We loved it and so did they!
Reviewed On 10/27/2018 by Lisa B
Everyone was wonderful. Very helpful and Jordan was happy to help me with all of my questions no matter how many emails I sent him! Beautiful beautiful beautiful. It was the best day I could ask for!
Reviewed On 10/20/2018 by Zoey B
K Bar S Lodge was everything we could have hoped for and more for our wedding day. It has the truest Black Hills feel of all the venues we visited. It was important to us to have our ceremony, reception, and lodging all in our beautiful Black H...
ills retreat- and that is KBArS exactly. Our ceremony was outdoors with a background of Black Hills spruce and pine trees, and rocks. We had a deer walk behind us right after our wedding. The reception hall was perfect for our 200 guests that enjoyed the vaulter ceilings, views of the Black Hills from every window, wrap around deck with seating, fire pit, and spacious bar and restroom facilities throughout the venue. Our food was top notch and so delicious. Jordan, our wedding coordinator with KBArS was fantastic. He was always so attentive and helpful through the two crazy years of planning. The entire staff at KBArS is so kind and helpful. The rooms were clean, spacious, and had their own fantastic views of Mount Rushmore which was great for our guests from out of town, and the locals loved it too! Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend! We will be coming back yearly for our anniversary to visit and relive our perfect day.
Reviewed On 9/16/2017 by Ashleigh L
Amazing venue! The backdrop of all the trees in the meadow makes the ceremony so surreal! The staff is incredible, our wedding day couldn't have been anymore perfect!
Reviewed On 10/10/2016 by Shelby
This venue was perfect for us. It was so nice to have everything in one place. The staff was great to work with and very accommodating. There was a slight mix up with the food but it was resolved and it was delicious! Our guests couldn't stop r...
aving about how beautiful it was. I would definitely recommend this venue!
Reviewed On 7/28/2015 by Makinsey A
K Bar S was the most beautiful venue I had found in the Black Hills! I got so many compliments on it from my guests and people who only saw pictures. The only issue at first was that you are unable to use any other caterers than their's but com...
e wedding day, the food was absolutely AMAZING and I've been craving it ever since!
Reviewed On 8/09/2013 by Carie V
The location is absolutely beautiful! We were married in the meadow in July, the weather was perfect. The staff was friendly and extremely accommodating. There are multiple choices for where and when to be married. We taste tested the food and ...
had many great options. The meal was perfect and hot! We stayed in the honeymoon sweet and our wedding ran smooth and flawless.
Reviewed On 7/09/2013 by Tara H
Our wedding here was great! We had both the ceremony and reception on site. We did have a few issues with some staff members, but overall I would recommend this venue!
Reviewed On 5/07/2013 by Megan M
My now hubby and I loved getting married at this beautiful location! It is located in the black hills by Mount Rushmore. We had an indoor ceremony in their indoor gazebo, which has huge windows all around it. The food was great, the staff was ...
nice, and the outdoor feel inside was exactly what we wanted for both the ceremony and reception.
The biggest issues I ran into was that the wedding coordinator allowed another wedding to take place a couple hours before mine. It was a last minute wedding, but it interfered with my pictures, vendors, and wedding party. I was very disappointed, finding out the week of my wedding that they were doing this.
Outside of this mishap, everything went great!