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The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding in Harrisburg, SD / Terry & Sarah Shinabarger

On March 6, 2023, Terry & Sarah Shinabarger tied the knot at The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard wedding venue in Harrisburg, SD. Snowflakes that turned into one of the biggest blizzards of 2023 filled their winter wedding day. Behind the lens, the snow turned into an absolutely epic background.

Terry and Sarah met through mutual friends. Despite the great distance between Sioux Falls, SD where Sarah lived and Bison, SD where Terry lives and farms, they somehow made the miles between them strengthen their relationship stronger than ever. Their love story truly exhibits an overwhelming amount of grace.

There are so my favorite moments that made their day unique. From Sarah getting ready with her daughters to Terry and Sarah’s teary-eyed first look. Their videographer ZSomething Films created a fun short film to recap their relationship from footage they took the NIGHT BEFORE to play during their ceremony. Rebecca did an amazing job with the film. There was not a dry eye in sight! It truly became such a inspiring testimony of God’s redeeming love and His hand in their relationship.

During their ceremony, they created a sand frame with Sarah’s children to symbolize the unity of their family as one. Like, oh my heart! The rest of the day was filled with much love and many snowflakes.

Bride and groom at The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding outdoor orchard taking bridal portraits.
Bride taking getting ready photos inside the bridal suite at The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding
Bride and groom standing inside their The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding
The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding by Moments by Danielle Nicole
The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding indoor ceremony
winter orchard at The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding

Check out ZSomething Film’s teaser video of this day by CLICKING THIS LINK. This wedding was shot as an associate for ZSomething Films & R. Dewitt Photography.

From a Photographer and Videographer’s Perspective

Personally, I love working at this venue because of the friendly atmosphere and genuine desire to serve not only the couples, but also their family and guests well.

Often times, we vendors see a lot of behind the scenes and it is rare to find a venue that operates to SERVE couples versus fill their pockets and just “do their job”. I adore family-run venues because they truly build their businesses to serve others. Family-operated businesses are so fun to give back to myself, as a fellow vendor, because both our businesses feed our families and we need each other to keep doing so. The staff and history behind this venue in particular truly are nothing less than amazing to work with.

Something that I consider specifically special about weddings at the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard wedding venue is the scenic surroundings. Beyond the barn’s enchanting interiors, the Meadow Barn offers breathtaking outdoor spaces. Exchange vows under the open sky, surrounded by the beauty of nature. The expansive meadows provide endless opportunities for memorable photos, and the tranquil orchard adds a touch of serenity to your celebration.

When it comes to rustic elegance and countryside charm, few venues can compare to the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard in Harrisburg, South Dakota. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, this enchanting barn has become a sought-after destination for weddings, special events, and gatherings that seek the perfect blend of rustic beauty and modern amenities.

For couples seeking a wedding venue that combines natural beauty with a touch of nostalgia, the Meadow Barn is the ideal choice. The barn’s spacious interior can accommodate large wedding parties, and its high vaulted ceilings adorned with twinkling fairy lights create a magical atmosphere for your special day. Whether you dream of an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, the Meadow Barn offers a versatile canvas for your vision.

Some of my favorite photo locations at the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard wedding venue are:

  1. The Meadow: Capture the natural beauty of the meadow itself, especially during golden hour when the soft, warm sunlight bathes the area in a magical glow. Wide shots with the barn in the background or close-ups of wildflowers can be stunning.
  2. Barn Exterior: The barn’s exterior is often beautifully rustic and weathered, making for an excellent backdrop for photos. The barn’s wooden textures and charming doors and windows can add character to your pictures.
  3. Barn Interior: The inside of the Meadow Barn can be equally charming. With its exposed wooden beams, string lights, and rustic decor, it provides an intimate and cozy atmosphere for photos.
  4. Orchard: Depending on the season, the orchard can offer a lovely setting for photos. In the spring, you can capture blossoming fruit trees, while in the fall, the trees laden with colorful fruit create a picturesque backdrop.
  5. Pond or Lake: If the venue has a pond or lake, you can take advantage of the water reflections for unique and captivating shots. Reflections can add a touch of elegance and symmetry to your photos.
  6. Bridal Suite: If the Meadow Barn has a bridal suite or dressing room, it can be a great spot to capture candid and emotional moments as the bride gets ready for the big day.
  7. Ceremony Site: If there’s a dedicated ceremony area, capture the couple exchanging vows with the barn or natural surroundings as the backdrop. This is often a sentimental and visually pleasing location.
  8. Under the Arbor: If there’s an arbor or pergola covered in climbing vines or flowers, it can serve as a romantic and charming spot for photos.
  9. Sunset or Twilight: The Meadow Barn can look particularly enchanting during the golden hour or twilight. The warm, soft lighting during these times can create a dreamy atmosphere for your photos.

About the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding Venue:

“The Meadow Barn is a South Dakota wedding venue nestled on over 50 acres of historic apple orchards. If you’re looking to celebrate the best day of your life, in a naturally beautiful venue that doesn’t require a lot of “extra” decorating, The Meadow Barn was designed with you in mind. You’ll love our transparent pricing, open vendor options, and an ideal location with many amenities your guests will love too.”

Whether you’re envisioning a wedding, a corporate retreat, or a family gathering, the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard in Harrisburg, SD, offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Its rustic charm and modern amenities make it a venue that caters to all your needs while immersing you in the serene beauty of the South Dakota countryside. If you’re looking to create lasting memories in a picturesque setting, look no further than the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard.

While the Meadow Barn retains its rustic charm, it’s not lacking in modern amenities. Your guests will appreciate the convenience of ample parking, climate control, and comfortable restroom facilities. This ensures that your event is as enjoyable as it is beautiful.

This venue offers three different wedding spaces: The Meadow Barn, The Veranda, and their newest addition the Beaver Creek Chapel.

Checkout their pricing info here: The Barn Pricing – The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard

The Owners

Click here to meet the owners–The Jones Family. Greg and Katie Jones have over 30 combined years experience in events and hospitality. Their Sioux Falls wedding venues stand as their biggest and “most exciting milestones to date”. As both South Dakota natives, Katie and Greg love for this state and entertaining led them to opening the Meadow Barn venue.

Before the Meadow Barn was built, the Jones owned and operated With A Twist Bartending while living in Denver. They expanded the business to grow in many other cities, which opened the doorway to serving thousands of wedding couples and other vendors for over 15 years. Out of their desire to raise their children closer to family and in South Dakota, The Meadow Barn was born and opened in 2016. Since, they’ve opened a few other venues on-site as well.

The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard

The Meadow Barn will whisk any guest away into the magic of an orchard / barn themed wedding. This venue requires very little decorating due to the beautiful architecture designed already. It can host up to 400 guests inside the venue and also in the outdoor orchard ceremony site.

Price-wise, a few packages are offered. Budgets for our clients’ weddings at the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding Venue generally range from $4000 to $11,600. This includes:

  1. Their Beautiful and Budget Friendly Package starts off at $4000 for an off-peak Sunday wedding and ranges up to $6500 for a peak Saturday, and includes only the essentials then you can add on option embellishment add-ons listed below.
  2. The second Best Value Embellishment Bundle Package is an add-on of $1700 to the basic package pricing, but it includes unlimited wood farm tables, 18 foot drapery on center trusses, drink options, yard games, sweetheart table, head table stage, indoor arch or wooden backdrop options, hanging floral frame, and 1 busser and pack-up assistance.
  3. Lastly, their Ultimate Bridal Package includes everything in the embellishment bundle plus a DJ/lighting for ceremony and reception and also catering, that starts off at $19-22 per person (for two entrees, salad, vegetable, and starch). Pricing for this ultimate package ranges from $9600 to $11,600 depending on the day, plus the cost per person for food.

Optional embellishment add-ons (if they are not already included within your package) include: wooden farm tables, infusion beverage station, meet the meadow barn alpacas, smore’s bar, eloise loveseat, draper, and retro gaming tower. Optional Thursday rehearsal is an option to add-on as well for $1000.

The Meadow Barn also includes:

  • Warm and inviting timber framed barn reception space with ornate Douglas Fir roof trellis, seating for up to 400, massive elegant chandeliers, and loft overlooking the festivities.
  • More time for pictures and family with Ceremony Onsite among the Apple Trees for seating up to 400.
  • Bridal Suite made for lifetime memories, hair and make-up stations for you and your bridesmaids, coffee maker, Bose Sound System.
  • Massive Grooms Loft overlooking the reception hall with, privacy drapes, smart TV, and plenty of room for the groomsmen to enjoy the day.
  • 55 acres of Historic Apple Orchard with mini donkeys, sheep, chickens, alpacas and unlimited photo opportunities all just minutes from Sioux Falls
  • Open Catering and vendor platform letting you be in charge of your $$ by using any licensed caterer
  • 60in Round Resin Tables and Wooden Crossback Chairs Included and set-up for your layout when you arrive (8ft wood rectangles available for rent)
  • Onsite Facility Manager to assist you throughout the day
  • Guided through your journey down the aisle by our team with over 30yrs Experience in Successful Wedding Days, its our profession
  • In-House Electro Voice Sound System inside and on patio to use for background music along with a wireless microphone for free
  • Beautiful, Fully Stocked Bar with beer, wine and spirits, staffed and built for speed and efficiency
  • Large Commercial Prep Kitchen with stainless steel tables, walk in cooler, microwave, ice machine, and three tub sink. (Caterers Love It)
  • Huge Covered Patio with Stone Firepit stocked with wood for your guest to enjoy
  • Conveniently located just south of Sioux Falls, 10 Minutes to Major Hotels with shuttles

The Veranda

The Veranda is an absolutely delightful bright and open modern farmhouse style barn. Wildflowers and lush waterfall gardens wrap around the building to create epic spots for your photos and film. This unique venue includes an open wall to create a magical summer environment.

Price-wise, a few packages are offered. Budgets for our clients’ weddings at the Veranda at Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding Venue generally range from $3500 to $8600.

  1. Their Beautiful and Budget Friendly Package starts off at $3500 for a Sunday wedding. It ranges up to $5000 for a Saturday, and includes only the essentials then you can add on option embellishment add-ons listed below.
  2. The second Best Value Embellishment Bundle Package is an add-on of $1300 to the basic package pricing. It includes unlimited wood farm tables, drapery on center trusses, drink options, yard games, sweetheart table, head table stage, indoor arch or wooden backdrop options, hanging floral frame, and 1 busser and pack-up assistance.
  3. Lastly, their Ultimate Bridal Package includes everything in the embellishment bundle plus a DJ/lighting for ceremony and reception and also catering. Catering starts off at $19-22 per person (for two entrees, salad, vegetable, and starch). Pricing for this ultimate package ranges from $6900 to $8600, plus the cost per person for food.

Optional embellishment add-ons (if they are not already included within your package) include: wooden farm tables, infusion beverage station, meet the meadow barn alpacas, smore’s bar, eloise loveseat, draper, and retro gaming tower. Optional Thursday rehearsal is an option to add-on as well for $1000.

The Veranda also includes:

  • Our open vendor policy allows you to bring your favorite Caterer, DJ, Florist to match your budget and style. If this sounds like the venue you have been searching for you and your guests will love all these property features.
  • Access to the Building from 8:00 am to 12:30 am. Bar and Music end at 11:30 pm
  • Stunning Open Air Wedding Pavilion for celebrations up to 250 guests with meticulous landscaping tucked away in the middle of a 50-acre orchard. Available for booking May thru mid October
  • More time for pictures and family with onsite ceremony patio and chairs set up and ready for you
  • Loft Bridal Suite with Juliet Balcony, Bose sound system, coffee maker, hair and makeup stations, and plenty of room for all your besties
  • Guys love The Grooms Lounge complete with smart TV, Bose sound system, and their own Beer Tap
  • 8ft Fire Wall with lounge seating, Waterfall Garden, and outdoor bar window for enjoying South Dakota Summer Nights
  • 60in Round Tables, Wooden Crossback Chairs and Ceremony Chairs all included and set up to your layout.
  • Large Commercial Prep Kitchen with stainless steel tables microwave, ice machine, and three tub sink. (Caterers Love It)
  • In-House Electro Voice Sound System inside and on the patio to use for background music. It includes a wireless microphone for free
  • Onsite Facility Manager to assist you throughout the day and fully stocked bar and Bartenders.
  • Guided through your journey down the aisle by our team with over 20yrs Experience in Successful Wedding Days, it’s our profession

Beaver Creek Chapel

The Beaver Creek Chapel is your go to venue for a small countryside wedding. The white chapel holds a bell you can ring to welcome your guests to your garden-like setting. It includes a pond, school house bridal suite, and 55 acre orchard.

Budgets for our clients’ weddings at the Beaver Creek Chapel at the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding Venue generally start at $1495. This only covers getting ready, photos and ceremony time only, but you will receive:

  • Access to the property from 9 am-5 pm, May-October.
  • Bridal Suite is inside a historic turn-of-the-century schoolhouse. It has fantastic hair and make-up stations, changing room, a sound system, and a bathroom.
  • Onsite Ceremony at The Beaver Creek Chapel. Pew seating with room for up to 100 guests, sound system, piano, and bathroom.
  • Choose your own officiant to match your style.
  • Excellent Photos Opportunities throughout our property. From the countryside chapel and schoolhouse, to 55 acres of beautiful Apple Orchards and ponds.
  • You are allowed to bring your own alcohol, but this place is not available to hold a reception.

Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding Venue Facts:

**please note, most of this information was taken from the Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding venue’s website in 2023. Please check their website for more accurate and updated information.


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The Meadow Barn at Country Orchard Wedding by Moments by Danielle Nicole

March 6, 2023

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