Anyone who has been to Arkansas would know how beautiful it is. Known for its culture and entertaining arts, Arkansas is often referred to as ‘The Natural State.’
As it turns out, Arkansas is not only famous for its museums, theaters, restaurants, and athletic venues, but also its wedding venues.
With a wide variety of wedding venues ranging from elegant chapels to state of the art hotels, beautiful gardens and parks, and not to forget the unusual venues like the hot air balloons and caverns; Arkansas is quite a popular wedding destination.
Here is a list of the eight most popular wedding venues in Arkansas — this scenic state in the United States of America.
Among one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Crescent Hotel is undoubtedly the most recognized landmark hotel in Arkansas. Perched high above the Victorian village of Eureka Springs, built in 1866, this historic hotel is known for the most beautiful and memorable events.
At Crescent Hotel, you can choose among indoor and outdoor weddings, customizing your event to your special preferences. You may even have a chapel wedding at the world famous Thorncrown Chapel for the wedding ceremony, followed by wedding dinner and reception at Crescent Hotel.
A fully restored historic property, originally built in 1929, Hotel Seville is a lovely wedding locale. With its Spanish architecture, original plaster carvings featuring the Resplendent Quetzal Bird throughout the lobby and the Spanish inspired archways, Seville is a luxury boutique hotel with a vintage feel.
A perfect destination for weddings, Hotel Seville offers black tie service and upscale catering along with stunning decorations. Clearly, a memorable experience for your most memorable day.
An ornamented farm for a unique garden wedding. Located above the rolling hills of the Natural State, Moss Mountain Farm renders your guests the experience of leisure, beauty, nature, and wonder.
As amazing as it sounds, it’s even better to look at. A country estate laid out particularly for aesthetic principles and partially for farming, by the owner and designer of the estate — P. Allen Smith.
A marvelous venue for open weddings. A perfect place to enjoy the afternoon sun with the winter breeze, a heavenly experience for you and your guests. Clearly, a wedding to remember.
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Founded in 1994, Next Level Events offers a complete wedding package with in-house catering, beverage service, decorations, entertainment, A/V, and much more to make your special day special. The executive staff at Next Level Events has over 100 years of combined experience in the Catering and Private Event Industry.
With decades of combined experience, Next Level Events ensures a perfect wedding, taking into account every little detail. So, for every perfectionist out there, this is the place to be.
This spectacular winery, located in the heart of Arkansas Wine Country, is a sight to die for. Nestled among 36 acres of vineyards and gardens, Chateau Aux Arc is a new winery with modern facilities.
If an open wedding is what you’ve dreamt of, then there’s nowhere more beautiful and peaceful than here. With natural surroundings, the rock gardens and grounds, the tranquil, romantic ambience. Nothing beats Chateau Aux Winery for a perfect outdoor wedding.
And it just doesn’t end there — at Chateau Aux Arc, there’s wine tasting for everyone at the reception. They even take orders for custom vintage private label wines and personalized glasses. You’ll get to feel like the royals at their wedding in this out of the world winery.
One of the most beautiful antebellum homes in Arkansas, Trapnall Hall — located at 423 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock — is a lovely venue for your wedding or reception. Constructed in 1843 in the Greek Revival style of architecture, Trapnall Hall stands as the official receiving hall for the state’s governor and can be rented by the public for special events.
It can accommodate up to 225 guests for receptions, holding 75 to 125 people inside, and rest at the front porch and lawn. The furnishings are as elegant, charming, and comfortable as you can imagine. This Old State House continues to play a vital role in preserving, sharing, and celebrating the history of Arkansas and its people.
A marvelous villa tower Italianate mansion, built in 1875. The Peel Mansion is an outdoor museum of heritage roses, perennials, and native plants. Located in the center of Northwest Arkansas activity, the Peel Mansion is quite secluded. It features large trees and neatly manicured gardens. This gives the property a very quiet and private feel.
They have a great set up for weddings, with seating capacity of 100 – 110 guests in their carriage house. There is a capacity of 50 – 75 in their conservatory. Perfect for a small-sized private wedding and reception!
A 210 acre botanical garden on the shores of beautiful Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens was recognized as one of the top five botanical gardens in America in 2012. With its breathtaking architecture, bridges, myriad waterfalls and cascades, it’s a perfect venue for a lush outdoor wedding.
Whether you want an elegant wedding in a stunning chapel with vaulted glass ceilings, or an intimate romantic ceremony outside in this huge garden, Garvan Gardens has it all. A perfect place to have a dream wedding of your choice. This marvelous garden will not only create beautiful memories, but add a story to your wedding too.
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All in all, Arkansas rocks! A perfect place to host an indoor or outdoor wedding — whichever it is that you’ve dreamt of. Keeping the weather in mind, of course. It offers a variety of options to suit all wedding sizes and budgets. And, with so many beautiful venues to choose from, an Arkansas bride is clearly a lucky one. Getting married in Arkansas is a blessing indeed!