Welcome to Aspen Acres
Inspired by the branching aspen trees adorning our beloved Black Hills, Aspen Acres was founded on a blank slate with the desire to become a select location for couples to embark on their harmonious journey of life together. Just as pairs of aspens begin to grow and develop as a single organism with a deep, shared root system, we at Aspen Acres seek to be the starting point in uniting star-crossed lovers in the beautiful vow of marriage. In 2019, we built our large wedding and event venue, The Barn At Aspen Acres. After almost four years + many sweet celebrations of love, it was time to expand our business. We started dreaming, and in 2023, we built The A-Frames and The Social Hall. Want to learn more about our spaces and all we have to offer? Follow the links below for more information, or to contact us with questions. We look forward to celebrating with you!
11011 Kellem Lane
The spirit of the Black Hills is encompassed throughout our property, Aspen Acres Specialty Resort. The Barn is our clean, modern wedding + event venue. We offer unique accommodations, services + friendly staff. We seek to create a serene, dream-like atmosphere for you to escape reality + celebrate your fairy tale love. We off both indoor & outdoor ceremony set-ups + have space for up to 400 guests on your wedding day.
Neighboring The Barn, our newly constructed A-Frame Bungalows are are here to satisfy your lodging needs! The modern, inviting design of our 3 bungalows are sure to make you feel at home for the entirety of your stay. Sleeping up to 8 guests, each bungalow has 3 bedrooms, a pull-out couch, + 2 bathrooms with cozy, hotel-style lodging, not to mention the stunning view of the Black Hills from floor to ceiling windows.
Our fourth a-frame is The Social Hall. At 1,500 sq. ft., it is the perfect event venue for hosting small, intimate events. We offer all-day and by-the-hour rentals for small weddings, business meetings, grad parties, baby showers, + so much more. With seating options for formal dinners, conference-style events, + cocktail socials, The Social Hall is perfect for just about any kind of gathering.
meet the Berens
I am Tia Berens: a Black Hills State University alumni, dedicated dreamer, mom, and service-driven entrepreneur. My husband, Dan Berens, is an Iowa native and a primary care physician in Spearfish. Since our dream day in 2019, we have welcomed 2 beautiful blessings to our family, Bridger (born November 2020) and Bryn (born September 2022), who never fail to bring an abundance of love, light, and laughter to our lives. Together, our greatest passions are helping others, giving back, + exploring the great outdoors by mountain biking, skiing, or hiking amongst the aspens with our dog, Bro!
It all began in February 2018, when Dan finally popped the BIG question during a trip to New Zealand! Once we became engaged, the pursuit of the perfect wedding venue quickly began. Unfortunately, we soon found that our endearing little town in the Black Hills was quite limited in venues that could accommodate the blessing of our large families, as well as our personal styles. As the enthusiastic business-minded daughter of two entrepreneurs who always had permission to take the chance, fail, learn, and succeed, I began to dream of owning a wedding venue. With the loving support and guidance of my fiancé, family, friends, and the Small Business Association (SBA), The Barn was envisioned, and Aspen Acres was born!
Dan and I became the first to celebrate our very own fairy tale day at The Barn in August 2019! Now, we truly couldn’t be more excited to continue embracing all aspects of the journey to forever alongside our clients and friends.