Special Events at Ruby’s Garden

Ruby's Garden - behind the historic Booth residence at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, South Dakota is a great place to have your wedding or special event.

Beautiful flagstones surround the oval lawn behind the 1905 home that housed the hatchery superintendents until 1983.  Beautiful, professionally-landscaped flowerbeds surround the garden that is full of color all summer long.

Rental Fee Information:

  • The rental fee for a three-hour use of the garden May 1 through September 30 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (weekends and holidays) is $600.00. 
  • The rental fee weekdays, Monday to Thursday (non-holidays) is $400.00.
  • There is a $200 deposit to be paid in addition to the rental fee either by check or credit card.  The deposit check or credit card will not be charged unless the items of the Ruby's Garden contract have not been fully employed.
  • The rental fee of $600 must be paid in full and the Ruby's Garden contract signed in order to hold your reservation.  Additional costs (chairs, golf cart, etc.) will be reflected via invoice and may be paid at a later date.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Visit our Facebook page for a glance at previous weddings held in Ruby's Garden!

PLEASE NOTE: The use of alcohol is strictly forbidden in Ruby's Garden and on the grounds of the D. C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery. Any violation of this policy will result in loss of your deposit and may result in a fine.

Availability & Reservation Information

D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery is located adjacent to Spearfish City Park and City Campground in Spearfish, South Dakota. 1. Select a date 2. Fill out a RENTAL AGREEMENT (click to download) 3. Confirm availability by calling or emailing the Garden Manager. 4. Mail your deposit or call in your credit card number to hold your date Contra... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we drive into the hatchery during our event? Yes. We will issue you 5 (five) vehicle passes that will allow you to drive through the hatchery to the garden. No more than five vehicles at a time will ever be allowed onto hatchery grounds. Each renter is responsible for the actions of his/her guests who will be operating vehicles on hatchery. Ple... Read More

Wedding Resources

We want to help make your event as wonderful as possible. We've compiled a list of photographers, caterers, reception venues and musicians. This is in no way intended to be a complete list. A full list of Black Hills area wedding resources is available from the Black Hills Bride wedding guide, which is available in the Booth Society office and at s... Read More

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Availability Calendar

Grounds Map

DC Booth Histroical Fish Hatchery Map