Wedding Timeline


Select your date…


Our dates fill up quickly; once you make your selection, be sure to secure it fast!


Sign the Contract & Make Your Deposit…

Available dates are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Event dates are secured when the appropriate deposit is received.

  • A $1000.00 non-refundable deposit and completed signed contract secures your date

  • Checks should be written to: Colonel Hankinson’s Historic Barn LLC

  • Mailing Address: 16602 94th Street SE, Hankinson, ND  58041

  • Credit Cards are accepted – We add a 3% Convenience Fee for Processing


Four Months Prior to Event…

  • Remaining Balance of the package amount is due – We will send you a reminder.

  • An Estimated Guest Count should be included with the Remaining Balance Payment

  • Lodging at both The Lady on The Lake Bed & Breakfast and Hankinson Inn Should Be Reserved

    • See Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum Package Lodging

    • See Lodging that is Not Required, but also available…

    • Rhodium Package Includes Lodging at Lady on The Lake Bed & Breakfast


One Month Prior to Event…

  • Proof of Band/DJ’s Insurance is due

  • Proof of Caterer’s Insurance is due

  • Payment for Security Personnel, Safe Ride Bus & Driver, Bartenders(s), and Cleaning Fees are due for Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum Packages. Included in Rhodium Package

  • Confirmation on Final Guest Count is due

  • Keg Beer, Wine, Champagne Orders are due for both the Bridal Party Prep time in the Lady on The Lake Bed & Breakfast and/or for the Reception in Colonel Hankinson Historic Barn – To be stored away once the dance starts. Any unconsumed pre-ordered alcohol will be stored for you till check out the following morning.

  • Any special requests for favorite Alcohol brands should be given to us by this time

  • All Packages have a $500.00 refundable security deposit. It is due one month prior to their event and is refunded within 10 days following the event, provided there have been no violations of service laws and policies and belongings have been removed from the venue and there is no damage

  • Colonel Hankinson’s Historic Barn LLC Reserves the right to void this contract when payments are 30 days in arrears


Approximately One Week Prior to Event…

We will schedule a Final Wedding Plan meeting. We will finalize details and discuss your schedule for your big day.

Lake Elsie Wedding Barn

call/text 701 242 7520

16602 94th Street SE, Hankinson

North Dakota

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