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Ruby’s Garden provides an enchanting setting for your wedding ceremony. Nestled behind the historic Booth House on the grounds of the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, SD, the garden features an oval lawn bordered by a rustic flagstone walkway and landscaped flowerbeds. The Booth House balcony provides shade to the back porch that leads out on to the lawn, which stretches towards a vine-covered pergola on the opposite end. Private garden space available May through September.

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. Additional time may be had at $100 per hour.
  • The rental fee weekdays, Monday to Thursday (non-holidays) is $400.00.
  • A $200 security/damage deposit to be paid  either by check,  cash or credit card payable to the Booth Society, along with your signed contract form, will reserve your date.
  • The rental fee of $600 must be paid in full, one month prior to your wedding date.  Additional costs (chairs, golf cart, etc.) will be reflected in the final invoice.

Maximum seating in the garden is 200. Up to 200 white, wooden folding chairs are available to rent at the cost of $2.00 each. Set-up and tear-down by the Booth Society is included.

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.

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This beautiful family said 'I Do'. Wishing them all the best, and thank you for choosing Ruby's Garden for your perfect day. ... See MoreSee Less

This beautiful family said I Do. Wishing them all the best, and thank you for choosing Rubys Garden for your perfect day.Image attachment

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Thank you sooo much for the most amazing day! It was 110% perfect!

Congratulations Carly and Adam! It was a beautiful wedding! ... See MoreSee Less

We met some great couples this past Sunday at the Main Street Square Bridal Fair. Most everyone knows about the Fish Hatchery, but they're surprised to find out about this hidden gem behind the Booth house! Ruby's Garden is a wonderful wedding ceremony spot! Visit our website www.dcboothfishhatchery.org for more information! ... See MoreSee Less

We met some great couples this past Sunday at the Main Street Square Bridal Fair. Most everyone knows about the Fish Hatchery, but theyre surprised to find out about this hidden gem behind the Booth house! Rubys Garden is a wonderful wedding ceremony spot! Visit our website www.dcboothfishhatchery.org for more information!Image attachment

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Married there in 1999! Great location. ♥️

It's the Bridal Fair, 10am-2pm at Main Street Square in Rapid City! Come visit our booth. ... See MoreSee Less

Its the Bridal Fair, 10am-2pm at Main Street Square in Rapid City! Come visit our booth.

5 months ago

Ruby's Garden at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives

We think grilled hot dogs and birthday cake 🎂 is a lot more fun on a sunny day, so we will postpone our Booth Day activities until Saturday, May 25. Please help us share the word and we hope to see you next Saturday.
Grounds and venues open this weekend for you hearty souls!🦆☔️
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