Need Event Space?

Located just 25 miles southeast of Bismarck, the historic Black Leg Ranch has a variety of options to meet your event needs. Between our three on-site lodges, Copper Jewell Barn, and micro-brewery, our dedicated event team will be able to customize your experience accordingly while providing unique and personal touches that traditional venues cannot duplicate.

Homesteaded in 1882, Black Leg Ranch takes pride in honoring history and traditions of the past while encompassing a versatile setting to create new traditions of your own. We invite you and your guests to enjoy the natural beauty, history and an unforgettable experience at one of the most beautiful venues in the West.

Copper Jewel Barn

This 13,000 square foot event space, once a feed barn and Quonset hut about one-quarter that size, opened its doors to events in 2014 and is now a state-of-the-art entertainment venue that has been listed by U.S. News Travel Guide as one of the top wedding destinations and values in the country. Named after 2nd generation Jewell Doan Sr., who built the original barn, and with its added beautiful copper exterior, this showstopper building is now the focal point of the ranch. With preserving the integrity and history of the building and ranch, each part of the barn tells a story about the homestead. From custom made wagon wheel and barbwire chandeliers, to 130 year old ranch wood and Soo Line railroad lumber throughout, this historic and unique venue evokes western charm and creates a one-of-a-kind atmosphere and experience.

As of 2018, the back of the barn is now home to Black Leg Brewery, the ranch’s latest business venture. The micro-brewery is proudly serving the flagship’s Copper ALE & Honey Drop, brewed with local grown and malted barley, fermented with North Dakota honey, and the ranch’s 230ft deep well water for added uniqueness, with other custom creations soon to be crafted and on tap. The fully-automated brew house is equipped with a 15-barrel, 30 keg system and welcomes any and all for tours and to pull up a stool to the saloon for a tasting.

  • Double deck full licensed bar/saloon featuring Black Leg Brewery craft beer
  • Tables, linens, and chairs to accommodate up to 300 people
  • Fully spray foam insulated with heat and A/C throughout with additional large overhead fans
  • Free wireless high-speed fiber internet
  • Stage setup with podium and wireless microphones
  • State-of-the-art surround sound speaker system throughout
  • Controllable LED lighting throughout
  • Multiple stall men and women bathrooms
  • Multiple custom-made bar top tables
  • Designated space for DJ or band set-up
  • Open areas for catering/meal service
  • Private arcade room
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On-site event supervisor and bartenders
  • Full set up and tear down of event with included ranch amenities. Persons renting venue are responsible for any outside décor or additional set up needs.
  • Space capacity: 450

The Grand Lodge

This original Sears and Roebuck mail-order model home from the turn of the last century was renovated from 2010-2012 to better accommodate ranch guests as this multi-generational operation began to expand and grow. Keeping as much original integrity and history intact, the Grand Lodge is an excellent option for hosting more intimate gatherings.

  • Amazing views of the ranch
  • Outdoor octagon fire pit
  • Can sleep up to 14, including two private suites with custom log full size beds and private bathrooms
  • 2 more additional full bathrooms and one half bathroom
  • On-site event supervisor and bartenders
  • Space capacity: 70
  • Rustic lodge-pole bar
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Large, open rooms that can be set up for corporate board meetings, dining, and/or mingling
  • Projector with drop down screen
  • Multiple big screen HD TVs with surround sound
  • Free wireless high-speed fiber internet
  • Large, indoor fireplace
  • Massive wrap-around deck with large outdoor grill
  • Washer and dryer
  • Unique, cozy rustic atmosphere
  • Full set up and tear down of event with included ranch amenities. Persons renting venue are responsible for any outside décor or additional set up needs.

Need Lodging?
In addition to the Grand Lodge, the ranch has two other on-site lodges that can accommodate up to 30 guests total for overnight stay.

We also offer Western inspired team building activities. Be sure to inquire about branding, roping, ATV exploring and more!

Catering options are also available.

Due to the customizable nature of each event, please inquire directly about packages and pricing.

For further questions or to book your event at Black Leg Ranch, contact Jay at (602) 510-6094 or