3 Unusual Black Hills Wedding Venues, Shopping

Once you have the Black Hills gold mens rings, it is time to set a date and choose a venue for your wedding. While there are plenty of traditional wedding venues in this beautiful region, it also offers the opportunity to have your wedding in a more unusual setting that is more reflective of your interests and personalities as a couple.

1. Chapel in the Hills

If you want to hold a religious wedding ceremony in an intimate, picturesque setting, Chapel in the Hills may be just the place. The chapel is west of Rapid City and was built in 1969. What makes it unique is that it is an exact replica of the Borgund Stavkirke, a famous church in Norway. Before you decide to hold your wedding here, you should know that Chapel in the Hills is an active ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and will only allow weddings performed by its own clergy.

2. 1880 Train

The 1880 Train is an authentic steam engine that makes frequent passenger runs between the Southern Hills towns of Keystone and Hill City from May to October. Trains are romantic enough on their own, with their symbolism of embarking on a new life’s journey. Not only that, but the train ride will take you through some of the most pristine and breathtaking scenery in the country.

3. Rushmore Cave

The Black Hills are home to an extensive system of caves, most of which are open to the public. Rushmore Cave is located near Keystone, and among its many caverns is one called the “Wedding Chapel.” The name is not spurious as couples can actually arrange to have their marriage ceremony held there. Making your vows surrounded by rock formations that took millions of years to form gives you an awesome sense of what “forever” really means.

There are many more wedding locations in the Black Hills, including outdoor venues. However, you should always choose an indoor backup for an outdoor wedding because of unpredictable weather.