Sunshine Valley Gardens


Share your special event with the great outdoors



Sunshine Valley Gardens is open from mid June through August

We are located in a peaceful valley near Piedmont, South Dakota. 

Just 15 miles from Rapid City and 12 miles from Sturgis.  Take Exit 46 off of I-90 and 2 miles on Elk Creek Rd to the Sunshine Valley Road turnoff.  It is appoximately one mile on Sunshine Valley Rd.

We have a beautiful covered Gazebo which seats 50 to 55 people for the wedding ceremony.  The surrounding area is suitable for additional seating.  We furnish chairs for the wedding and can accomodate weddings up to 100.

We began having weddings in 2004.  More than 180 wedding events have been held at Sunshine Valley Gardens.   We started with a wedding gazebo and a bridal hideaway gazebo, and now have a lodge with a covered patio for  receptions, which handle approximately 120 people.   New restrooms with handicap accessibility and an additional parking area were added in 2011.  An extension on the covered back patio for the socializing and refreshments was completed in 2012.   

This is a family owned and operated business run by Mike and Liz Banton.  Our staff consists of family and friends.  Our staff is available for your entire event to service your needs and make sure your special day goes well. 

We would be happy to show you our venue by appointment.

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Please contact us by calling 605-787-5266  or by e-mail :

We have an annual Holistic Fair in August.  Please contact us to sign up as a vendor or for information on dates and times.   


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