A resort complex overlooking one the the most
beautiful natural formations in the United States


Off Path Badlands Weddings

Rugged beauty, pristine wilderness

Perched on the very edge of Badlands National Park and just a short drive away from the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, Off Path Badlands provides an awe-inspiring backdrop for your wedding and enough adventure for even the most well-traveled explorer.

Big Sur Coast

Village on

the Edge

Built on the cliffs overlooking Badlands National Park, you'll be married with the world's best views and still be close enough for all the local activities and adventures the National Park is known for.

Walk just a few yards from the reception area to reach the cliffs where you can sit, relax, and enjoy a sunset next to the warmth of a giant outdoor bonfire. Wake up early for some long range hunting out on the plains or a sunrise hike in the park.


Relax, Celebrate, Explore


Unbeatable Views

Off Path Badlands feels like you're sitting on the edge of the world. With amazing views from every room and breathtaking sunrises over the park, it's hard to believe a place like this actually exists.


Chef Cooked Meals

Start each morning with an amazing breakfast as the sun rises over the park formations. Finish each night with a cold drink as you watch the sun dip into the Black Hills. Specializing in prairie classics and locally sourced food, we can customize the menu around your tastes the entire week.

Prairie Grass Restaurant | Tumbleweed Bar | Singing Buffalo Café | The Rushmore Hangout

Cards for Payments, Access, and Safety

Safe, Fun, Convenient

After checking-in, each guest will get a card that opens their room, tracks activity locations, and works as a cashless payment option for all food, drink, rentals, and adventures. Control your children's spending abilities and ensure you always know where everyone is at.

Something for Everyone

Endless Entertainment

Celebrate your marriage with views of the most dramatic formations and views you could possibly imagine. Ready for rain or shine, Off Path Badlands has no noise restrictions which means you'll be partying the night away under the stars.



& Details

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We've designed each Off Path location with convenience, safety, and fun in mind. From complimentary shuttles to pick you up to local activities, food, drink, and accessible facilities, we've got it all!

On-site facilities and 24/7 staff means that support is always available at a moment's notice. Feel free to make last minute changes or arrange for special assistance for your guests. Poor weather? We've got you covered – literally!

Venue Amenities

  • Digital Photo booth
  • Room Set Up
  • Break Down/Clean Up
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Large Tables w/Linens
  • Outdoor Bar
  • Personalized Menu Cards
  • Champagne Toast
  • Cake Cutting Service
  • Heat & Air

Ceremony Amenities

  • Exclusive Use Of Site
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Religious Options
  • Small Chapel on-site
  • White Chair set up
  • Bridal Salon for the Day
  • Groomsmen Hangout
  • Photo Shuttle Service
  • Appetizers and Drinks


4 regular and all deluxe rooms are ADA handicap accessible. There are areas that are unpaved/rough and may be difficult to access by wheelchair.

Parking and Shuttles

Due to limited on-site parking, we use a complimentary shuttle and airport pickup system for all guests. For guests that are driving, we have off-site parking available.


In-case of unexpected rain and/or chilly weather, Off Path always has outdoor heaters and indoor accommodations ready for any last minute changes.

Decore Big Sur

Style and Decor

From customized flower arrangements and lighting to themed weddings (just ask!), we can customize your celebration down to the very last detail.

Meet your event planner
and guest concierge


Special Activities at Off Path Badlands

Horses, Hikes, and Hunting

With hundreds of miles of trails along the ridge and into the interior of the national park, you and your guests will never run out of new places to see and explore. Depending on the time of the year, we can also setup a number of hunts across the plains of South Dakota – including pheasant, prairie dogs, and more!

Full Resort Spa and Tanning Deck

Take a break from exploring and adventure and treat yourself to our full onsite spa and resort area.

Outdoor Movie Theatre Nights

Watch newly released movies with your friends and family on a huge outdoor screen.

Visit Badlands and the Black Hills

Take a quick shuttle to reach any spot in the Badlands or Black Hills – including Mt. Rushmore!

ATVs, Dirt Bikes, and Dune Buggies

Hit the desert with one of our motor vehicles for an exhilarating day of fun and adventure for all your guests.

Guest Rooms

Perched literally on the edge of the most beautiful valley in the Badlands National Park, Off Path's accommodations combine the best of Prairie design with views that you have to see to believe. Watch the sun dip below the distant mountains each evening with a glass of wine or local craft beer. Explore the Milky Way Galaxy with perfect clarity through your room's large ceiling window. Wake up to the sun rising over the other worldly formation of the Badlands.

Detailed Room Information







Bunk Beds




Wifi Coverage

Stay connected with fast satellite wifi coverage throughout the entire Badlands village area

Laundry Service

Drop off your clothing at our service desk and we'll return them the next day washed, dried, and folded

Smoking Free Areas

We've created designated smoking zones away from other guests and potential wildfire risk areas

Welcome Drink

Join us for a welcome drink, snacks, and celebration at the central restaurant dome when you arrive at your Badlands wedding


Join us for daily yoga sessions, guided meditation, art actives, and full spa/massage experiences each day

Equipment Rentals

Rent bikes, horses, climbing equipment, umbrellas, lawn games, and everything else you need during your trip

24/7 Staff, Food, Drinks, and Fun!







The Ceremony


Depending on the weather, you’ll be able to tie the knot looking out over the valley on the very edge of the badlands or inside one of our larger dome spaces right next door. Either can be custom decorated or converted into religious areas at your request. A small catholic chapel sits a short walk away on the cliff’s edge and can also be used for your ceremony.

Off Path Wedding Site

The Reception


Receptions at Off Path Venues happen in our largest domes with plenty of space for dancing, food, tables and hours of fun. Our Badlands location features cutting-edge sound and PA system, outdoor fire pits and lounge areas, and a huge bay windows so that everyone can enjoy the scenery while celebrating your marriage in one of the world’s most amazing places.





Early Support Guarantee – Stay 2 Nights on Us


It’s an exciting time at Off Path Venues as our team works full speed to prepare the site for 2021 wedding season. Since this venue isn’t complete yet, photos of the finished site aren’t ready yet. Book with us now and we’ll host you for two nights within the next year so you can see what Off Path is all about before your wedding day. If it’s not for you, we’d be happy to provide a full refund. We’re also happy to provide an additional $500 subsidy towards your photographer bill to thank you for your early support.

We’re under construction – Additional photos coming soon!