Naastad Acres

The Naastad Acres venue getting ready for a wedding.

What began as a little girl’s dream wedding in a barn blossomed into a rustic destination venue drawing people from around the region. John and JoAnn Naastad, members of Nodak Electric Cooperative, started Naastad Acres near their home outside of Hatton, N.D., with the idea that it could serve as a stylish country wedding venue. Today, the facility not only holds weddings, but family gatherings, company events, birthday celebrations, reunions and bridal/baby showers.

The bridal suite ready for the bride.

Nestled in the woods, the rural location includes 10 beautiful acres surrounded by farmland with a tree-lined drive that creates a picturesque setting. Naastad Acres is a convenient commute without sacrificing the country charm.

Outside of the scenic backdrop, the Naastads have the facilities and staff to make any event successful. A classic red barn is the centerpiece of the venue and includes room for large receptions, an upstairs bar area and a balcony for extra seating.

An outdoor seating area for the groomsmen to relax.

Behind the barn, the Naastads designed and built a brand new building that looks like a grain elevator. The building includes a kitchen, bar and outdoor grills. The upstairs has six bedrooms and five bathrooms for the bridal party to stay on-site to enjoy the special day without giving up the comforts of home.

The original machine building has now become the bridal suite, complete with everything a new bride will need: space for her bridesmaids to relax, a small kitchenette and a separate bedroom to help feel at home.

The Naastad’s attention to detail gives each building a unique charm. And when it comes to weddings or other events, the layout options are endless. To learn more about Naastad Acres, visit or call 701-317-8221 or 701-543-3814.