Join us for a Fun Night on the Town with Steve Sabo

Hotel Alex Johnson is featuring a night of laughs on Wednesday, April 17th! Join us at 8pm for our Comedy Night featuring Steve Sabo.

Steve has been featured on UPN, Entertainment Television, and Comedy Central. Known as “The Caffeinated Voice of Reason”, Sabo’s popularity is ever increasing. As a 19 year veteran, Sabo has been part of the Detroit International Comedy Festivals, Saskatoon’s Great Plains Comedy Festival, and Calgary’s Funniest. Sabo has rave reviews on his comedy CD “A Mouth-ful of Sea Monkeys” and increasing exposure on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio.

Comedy Night with Steve Sabo is Wenesday, April 17th at 8pm. Tickets are only $20. Attend Vertex Date Night before the show and receive $5 off per person.

Make the evening a night on the town and attend Vertex Date night before the show. Located on the rooftop of Hotel Alex Johnson, Vertex boasts view across the city and the Black Hills. Date Night begins at 5pm and is $55 per couple. Dinner includes salad, appetizer, choice of entree for each person, and a dessert.

Don’t miss out on a night full of laughter! You’ll never laugh as hard as you will at the Steve Sabo show! Call 605.342.1210 for reservations.

Winter Wedding Ideas

One of the first details a bride must choose when planning her big day is which season to have the wedding. A classic winter wedding gives a wonderful opportunity to embrace the winter season and all of its beauty. It may be cold outside during the long winter months, but with proper décor, you can illuminate your winter wedding with bright, yet cozy, ambiance.

Hotel Alex Johnson is the perfect place to hold a winter wedding. All of your winter wedding ideas come to life in Hotel Alex Johnson’s ballroom. Tasseled drapes, antique chandeliers and a polished terrazzo dance floor, all under the four original murals depicting Black Hills scenes give a warm and glamorous effect throughout the room. Ceilings throughout the ballroom crossed with wooden beams tie in the feel of a cozy cabin while the view from the second floor look over a snow covered downtown complete with Christmas décor.

Snowflakes sprinkle the sidewalks and blankets of sparkling snow grace the tops of last summer’s rose bushes, giving old man winter brings the perfect opportunity to make your wedding day shine. Planning a winter wedding ties in the joy of the season and provides ideas are creatively endless. Delight your guests with winter wonderland décor which will accent your special day.

A few winter wedding ideas that will dress up your reception:

• A sure way to tie in the season is by draping mini wreaths on the back of chairs. Place ornamental nametags onto the wreath to classify seating arrangements.

• For a classic and simple touch, fill a glass vase with water and holly and top with cranberries and a white tea light candle. This is a bright yet delicate addition to the centerpiece.

A cranberry, holly, and tea light candle display is a wonderful tribute to the season.


• Have a beverage station complete with hot cocoa, hot apple cider, and hot toddies for the adults.

• Instead of a traditional candle holder, tie in the season by using aspen as a candle holder, the soft white bark will add an earthy affect to the room.

Aspen tree bark makes a wonderful candle holder.


• We have all tried to catch a snowflake in our mouth as it glided from the sky. On your wedding day, capture that innocence and provide edible snowflake cookies on your dessert bar.

Snowflake cookies bring back the innocence of childhood.


• Use pinecones as seating card holders.

• Add spruce trees with lights that reflect the colors of your wedding to illuminate the dance floor.

Creative possibilities are endless while planning a winter wedding. A touch of imagination goes a long way and your guests are sure to be charmed by the seasonal décor. It’s easy to get caught up in the planning and preparations of a wedding; however, embrace the day and the joy of the season.