Pierre, the capitol of South Dakota, is the second least populated capitol in the United States. The small town on the banks of the Missouri River is surrounded by natural beauty. The La Framboise Island Nature Area and the Farm Island Recreation Area are both located on the river directly across from the town. Many of Pierre’s downtown wedding venues take advantage of the river views.

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1.Clubhouse Hotel and Suites

Clubhouse Hotel and Suites
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The Clubhouse Hotel and Suites is among the most luxurious hotels in South Dakota’s capitol, Pierre. Flexible events space can host up to 200 people for a seated reception, or can be split into two rooms for smaller events. An interior courtyard is accessible from the indoor event spaces and offers an expansive grassy lawn, fire pits, and patio areas for entertaining. Catering is available from the on-site restaurant, the RedRossa Italian Grill. Each of the signature dishes features the old-world dishes of Italy using fresh, authentic ingredients. Blocks of guest rooms may be reserved at discounted rates. Family-friendly suites are available that sleep up to six people.

808 West Sioux Ave, Suite 100, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: 605-494-2582

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2.Ramkota Hotel

Ramkota Hotel
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Pierre’s Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center is located on the banks of the Missouri River near the Pierre State Capitol building. The dog friendly hotel offers a full sized indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, bike rentals, free parking, and two options for on-site dining. Over 6,000 square feet of ballroom space is available for weddings and events, and can accommodate 50 to 450 guests for either plated or buffet-style meals. Smaller events may make use of the interior courtyard, a sunlit space decorated with living greenery. Wedding reception catering packages are available at two different price points and include tables, chairs and linens.

920 W Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: 605-224-6877

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3.RedRossa Italian Grill

RedRossa Italian Grill
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Pierre’s RedRossa Italian Grill is located adjacent to the capitol city’s Clubhouse Hotel and Suites. The Italian restaurant severs old-world Italian cuisine made to order with the freshest ingredients. RedRossa is gluten-free friendly and offers an inspired catering menu suitable for everything from small casual luncheons to large formal events. Events may make use of the restaurant space, or the meeting rooms and courtyard at the neighboring hotel. Plated dinners include a soup or salad and choice of an entrée. Popular entrée options include the sirloin with gorgonzola cream sauce, a grilled salmon topped with gremolata butter, and the famous house lasagne stuffed with beef, sausage and three types of cheeses.

808 West Sioux Ave, Suite 200, Pierre, SD 57501, Phone: 605-494-2599

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