About Us


Nestled in the North Dakota countryside just a short drive from Fargo, our unique property is home to two remarkable award-winning venues; Pines White and Pines Black. Surrounded by trees and farmland, the Pines offers a tranquil and inspiring environment for your special event. The property includes vast open spaces, ample parking, outdoor gathering areas, and two unique event centers for your wedding or special event.

This stunning and unique rural setting is a premier host site for weddings, elopements, and events ranging from 25-400 people in the Fargo area. Whether you’re looking to host your wedding reception, your entire wedding day, or your next corporate event, we’d love to host you at the Pines.

Our custom-built, barn-inspired, event venues were thoughtfully designed to offer a timeless blank canvas for your event. The Pines venues feature everything you’ll need to create a memorable event experience; a wide-open floor plan with a welcoming reception area, elegant bathrooms, an expansive great hall, dedicated event prep suites, designated ceremony areas, and an on-site bar.


Pines Mission

Building Experiences That Last A Lifetime

Our History & Creation

In 2018, The Pines was founded with a passion for design and unique social experiences. The Grain Designs team had been renting the property’s “farm shop” for years prior and fell in love with the tranquility and rural freedoms that the property offered. A decision was made to purchase the property in early 2018 and the team immediately began envisioning what The Pines could become. Months later, the Pines Weddings & Events was formed and Pines White was completed, hosting the first wedding in September of 2018.

The Pines property has an optimistic future but also a storied past. Dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, the property was previously the Kennedy Bonanza Farm. This farm was home to two massive horse barns, a workshop, the main house, worker lodging, and even a general store. “The Kennedy Bar” inside Pines White pays homage to the property’s past. “The 120 Bar & Lounge” in Pines Black is a nod to the massive 120’x120’ draft horse barns that were once on the property where Pines Black sits today. Years later the property became a family farm which passed down for generations until it was reimagined by Grain Designs to host unique weddings and events!

It is truly our pleasure to share this property with you. The Grain Designs team has designed and crafted unique furniture and moments all over the property. Many pieces in the farmhouse, Pines Black lounge, tables for both Pines venues, sliding doors, custom signs, and more, are all hand-crafted by Grain Designs. We hope you enjoy the property as much as we have!

From the Grain Designs and Pines teams alike, Be Our Guest!

Meet the Team


Lisa - Director of Events



Lisa has worked in the event industry for almost ten years, specializing in venue operations, event logistics, event curation, marketing, and management. She has been working as the General Manager at the Pines since October 2021 and is excited to continue to encourage the growth of the Pines. 

Equipped with a type A personality, Lisa loves organization and systems, ensuring that the company is operative at a high level of performance. Her favorite part of her job is making a positive impact on all guests and problem-solving! 



Rylee has worked in the event industry for over two years and specializes in client relations, event sales, and event operations. She has been working as the Event Sales & Client Relations Manager at the Pines since the Fall of 2023 and will be working alongside all the Pines clients to help guide and execute their celebrations.

As a proud dog mom to Finch, Rylee is creative-minded and driven to bring new exciting events and experiences to all Pines Clients. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the clients and what they envision for their dream day!

The Wedding Day Team


When your special day arrives, one of our wedding day experts will be on-site and ready to assist with the execution of your 



Join our Team

The Pines is looking for ambitious and personable individuals to join our team!

A modern industrial, black exterior, barn-inspired event center with a 340-person capacity

A rustic, modern, white, barn-inspired event center with a 400-person capacity

Inspiring Memories

Make your big day unforgettable.

Inspiring Memories

Make your big day unforgettable.