Brookings Area Barns: How to Pick the Perfect Barn for Your Special Event

Choosing the perfect South Dakota venue is a top priority for any bride. If a barn near Brookings suits your country or rustic style, consider these four options all within six miles of city limits! Scroll down for a map to each barn, more details, amenities, and more. Let’s start with a look at each one:

Good Roots Farms in Brookings, SD

Located 1.5 miles North on Medary Avenue in Brookings, Good Roots has lots to offer for any special occasion. With charming features like two large picturesque, manicured, and expansive green spaces, an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, (they raise their own organic veggies), a bonfire, lighted barn porch, hayrides, and lush flowers, your guests will be dazzled from start to finish.  For your convenience, they added handicapped-friendly indoor bathrooms and a commercial kitchen (yes, they are starting to cater!). Did we mention separate audio on both barn levels and rustic accent perks come with your rental?  Friendly and accommodating owners, Julie and Bill Ross began hosting events in 2016 and take great pleasure in serving you. This pleasant farm is a venue with far more than just a barn.

Bennett’s Barn in Aurora, SD

A huge, outdoor covered patio, lower level barn space, and a separate back patio lets guests spread out as they please. Beyond the great barn loft space, guests can eat dinner and/or dance outdoors on the patio on a beautiful summer night. Theresa and Mike Bennett’s property has a great fire pit, beautiful ceremony landscaping and on-site camping options as well. If late-night celebrating appeals to you, their 2 a.m. end time is the latest of the options. The upstairs loft has plenty of seating ready for your event and has a usable space and a bar on the lower level. Fill it with tables and chairs, cocktail tables, or leave it open for the fooseball tables and small talk. Their hospitality is endearing and the possibilities are endless.


Let’s hit the highlights.

Below is a barn comparison sheet, showing all the details and policies for each barn. But, if you’d like an insider’s perspective, here’s a short breakdown of each locations “winning” features!

Good Roots Farms

  • Indoor bathrooms
  • Commercial kitchen, includes wood-burning pizza oven
  • Newly renovated in 2017-2018

Bennett’s Barn

  • Covered, outdoor patio
  • Latest end time (2 a.m.)
  • Easy parking

Two other outdoor venues near Brookings don’t have barns, but they are rustic and beautiful!

The Gazebo by Enoch Farms

OakWood Lakes Lodge (OWLL)

  • Scenic, outdoor venue with the option to hold your event indoors
  • 5 bedrooms/lodges inside the facility
  • The Outpost, a separate facility, gives your bridal party room to get ready!
  • Read and see more here

These venues are great starting points to create a beautiful barn event! Let Hitch Studio help you with all the small, and often over-looked details along the way. We’ll help you pick out linens, lights, centerpieces, and so much more to bring these barns to their full potential and leave your guests in awe! Don’t want to worry about the set up and tear down? You can hire Hitch for that! Want someone to help keep your cake from melting and the bug spray handy? We want you to feel prepared and stress-free on your special day, set up a meeting today to see how we can help with that!

Take a look at this helpful brochure, full of details, amenities, contact information and more about each of the barns!

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