Colonel Hankinson's

Historic Barn

Tel 701 242 7520


16602 94th Street SE, Hankinson

North Dakota

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Bringing Rustic Charm to your Event

Yadira Perez Sanchez , married on 09/28/2019



It is a beautiful, unique and fantastic place to celebrate your wedding! We are so happy to choose this venue it was more than I was expecting! ❤️

Kelsey , married on 06/22/2019


Truly amazing venue!

This venue is absolutely amazing! The price was perfect and they have everything you could ask for and many things I didn't even know I needed! Marshall and Sandy were so kind and helpful! They were very flexible when it rained and we had the wedding inside last minute! I couldn't have asked for a better wedding at a more beautiful and perfect place!

Built in the 1950's, Colonel Hankinson Historic Barn is a beautifully restored Gothic arch barn located by Hankinson, ND on Lake Elsie. One of only 4 historic Gothic arch barns in North Dakota, Colonel Hankinson Barn is by far the largest boasting a high arch and 5000+ square feet of usable event space. We can accommodate up to 325 guests. The barn sits on 5 beautifully tended acres on the shores of Lake Elsie with many options for ceremony locations and pictures.

Colonel Hankinson's Historic Barn Wedding & Event Venue has :

  • Bride and Groom dressing room

  • Children of all ages welcome in venue and all 5 acres

  • Bride and groom dogs or dog welcome with pet sitter on property.

  • Climate controlled Venue with 2 full levels

  • Ramp leading to a Handicap chair lift to upper level

  • Beautiful high arched ceiling with chandeliers on upper level

  • Tulle hung on both floors of Venue with Café lighting

  • Handicap accessible, climate controlled, and chandelier  in Women's bathroom with 3 stalls 

  • Climate controlled Men's bathroom with 1 stall and 2 urinals on ground level

  • A full service bar on both levels

  • Outside lake view patio on ground level

  • Full kitchen - For your use

  • Secure locked storage room for your gifts and decorations

  • Stage on upper level with (4) 110 volt & (1) 220 volt electric outlets. Stage is 135.5 wide and 131. long, 9.5 high from dance floor to stage step.

  • Windows (1) on each side of stage is 35.5 x 51.75

  • Large designated parking area on North side.

  • Outside designated smoking area 

Open May 1 – October 31

Welcome to Colonel Hankinson’s

Historic Barn Wedding & Event Venue 

Sandy & Marshall Meyer – Owners


Please email

for more information or to schedule a tour

Monty Najar

1 review

a year ago-

Seldom have I ever met someone like Sandy, here at the Colonel, with such a grand sense of pride and dedication to delivering an amazing experience for her guests. She was eager to bend over backwards, never said no, and jumped all over any minor problem or issue we asked about. At its core it was a short-term-transactional relationship, yet I now consider her a dear friend. (To say nothing of the gorgeous setting and excellent facilities.) THANKS!!