The Canton Barn opened its doors as a venue for weddings and other events in 2016. Not long after, owners Kalli and Tim Blackstone added Ellie Stone Bride in Sioux Falls as a local wedding vendor, too.
“We will do everything in our power to make their experience memorable,” said Kalli. “We have the best in the industry working at Ellie Stone Bride and the Canton Barn.”
The Canton Barn
“The Canton Barn is an original 105-year-old barn that has been fully renovated with all the bells and whistles, while staying true to honor the original history and charm,” said Kalli.
At the venue, Kalli says they operate by a motto: “your day, your way.”
“We become invested in our couples and will do what we can to make their day as special as they envisioned,” she said.
“It is set in a beautiful, quiet area.”Kalli Blackstone | Canton Barn
The barn has space for up to 300 guests inside the loft or 72 on the main level.
“The Canton Barn has a sound system that covers the entire venue,” said Kalli. “We have wireless mics, a projector and screen.”
Booking the venue includes the loft, main floor, covered patio, gazebo, shuttle bus, bar, bridal suite, fire pit, and more.
“We also have many outdoor photo ops, so they can take all pictures on site: 100-year-old silo, wagon wheel fence, old truck, beautiful trees and sunsets, and gorgeous grounds,” said Kalli.
For those interested in bringing every member of the family, even the furry ones, the Canton Barn is also pet friendly.
Ellie Stone Bride
The couple lovingly named the store after their granddaughter. The store relocated about a year later to their current location near 69th and Western.
“At Ellie Stone Bride, we offer bridal and bridesmaid gowns, accessories, and in-house alteration,” said Kalli.
Entering the store, brides and their entourage come face to face with racks and racks of white and cream gowns placed delicately on hangers.
Name a style and Ellie Stone Bride may just have the perfect gown.
To be as size inclusive as possible, Kalli says Ellie Stone Bride offers sizes zero to 32.
When booking with the Canton Barn, the bride receives 10% off any full-priced gown at Ellie Stone Bride.
“At Ellie Stone Bride, we understand there are different body shapes, likes, and dislikes,” said Kalli. “We see the beauty in every bride who walks through our door and will do our best to find the right option for her.”
To make sure every bride knows this, there’s a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald that Kalli is fond of: “She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.”
“We try to make every gal who walks in feel and see the beauty within,” said Kalli. “We listen to their likes and dislikes and try to make them feel comfortable and their experience a great one.”
To top off the perfect bridal look, browse everything from jewelry and hairpieces to veils and capes.
For those standing proud beside, check out a selection of bridesmaid dresses from designer Bill Levkoff.