When a place is known for its natural beauty and proximity to a national park, like Hot Springs, Arkansas is, it’s bound to be an excellent setting for a wedding. Hot Springs is nestled into the Ouachita Mountains and is an area known for its abundance of natural hot springs and beautiful mountain surroundings. Couples who get married in Hot Springs can count on having some incredible photos no matter where they choose as their venue. Options for weddings range from quiet elopements in a lakeside inn to a big barn party with hundreds of guests in attendance. Engaged couples can choose to celebrate their love in a gorgeous chapel hidden in the woods or in a historic downtown building, but the important thing is that the love they have for one another will make the event one that is impossible to forget.
1.Hot Springs Convention Center
At Hot Springs Convention Center, couples will be able to design the romantic wedding of their dreams. This versatile venue has plenty of event spaces to choose from, and whether the wedding will be attended by just a handful of guests or one thousand friends and family members, the Hot Springs Convention Center has the perfect space. Each event room is flexible and can be set up in a variety of ways, and the convention center will provide furnishings of tables and chairs, a selection of decorations, and with the help of its partner caterer, Turf Catering Company, a fantastic menu.
134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-321-2277
This lovely 1925 home makes a perfect spot for an intimate, homey wedding, with more elegance than your own backyard could offer. At 201 Edgewood, couples can rent the house by the day, and enjoy exclusive use of the house and the grounds for the 14 hour rental period. There are three options at 201 Edgewood for event locations, including the house itself, a brick courtyard with a gorgeous brick backdrop, and the lush green front lawn, lit by twinkling white string lights. Weddings here are open-vendor, so couples can choose all the details for their perfect day, but rental of 201 Edgewood does include chairs, tables, a catering kitchen, and an indoor bar area.
201 Edgewood St, Hot Springs National Park, AR
3.Angels In the Park featuring Chef Rosario
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Classic Italian food is the name of the game at Angels in the Part Featuring Chef Rosario, and honestly, what better food for a wedding than a delicious Italian meal and some exquisite Italian desserts? The expertise of the catering staff, combined with the ideas of the happy couple, will come together to create an exciting and unique menu for a wedding, and couples can choose to have their delicious food catered for their offsite event or to host their happy day right on site in the lovely Italian restaurant, which has a full bar, sidewalk terrace, and a homey, Old World atmosphere.
211 Fountain St, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-609-0767
Getting married in Anthony Chapel feels like a woodland fairy tale wedding. The tall wooden structure of the chapel is steeply gabled, and is made from huge beams of wood that criss cross in the rafters like the branches of a beautiful, symmetrical tree. These beams are fitted with huge glass windows that make guests feel like they are in a greenhouse or out in the open forest air, and the bench seating looks toward the altar, which has a gorgeous backdrop of massive windows and the green trees of the surrounding forest. It’s a stunning place to get married, and the surrounding gardens offer even more beautiful locations full of nature and greenery for wedding photos and festivities.
550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913, Phone: 501-262-9604
5.Hamp Williams Building
This historic building is two stories and made of stone, and it has a striking appearance in the Italian Renaissance Revival architectural style. Over its lifetime, the Hamp Williams building has been used primarily for commercial purposes, but today, the industrial chic touches to its interior are put to good use as a beautiful venue for events and weddings. There are three distinct event spaces in the Hamp Williams Building, and each is more beautiful than the last. First, there’s the Courtyard and Pavilion, a lovely outdoor space with stone walls and a round fountain in the center of the space, with a covered stone pavilion. There’s also Room 504, which has tall windows and enough room for up to 150, and the Great Warehouse, with beautiful sliding glass doors that lead to the courtyard and enough room for 350.
510 Ouachita Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-624-2665
6.Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast
Weddings at Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast are always a memorable affair, whether it’s just the happy couple eloping and celebrating together or a social event with up to fifty guests. This beautiful venue of course has great accommodation options where the couple and wedding party can stay before and after the wedding, and in fact all wedding packages offered here include a one night stay for the newlyweds. Wedding packages also can include lovely details like a ceremony and reception lasting a certain amount of time, cake and a champagne toast, flowers, and even guest suites for friends and loved ones.
2009 Park Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-625-7829
7.Hot Springs C.C.
The Hot Springs Country Club is one of the most sought after wedding venue destinations in the region, and with its beautiful natural beauty, surrounded by the stunning Ouachita foothills, it’s not hard to figure out why. A wedding at the Hot Springs Country Club will be catered by Chef Jimmy Carter, who will work with the couple and his experienced staff to craft the perfect menu for each event. There are many different rooms available for event rental at the Hot Springs Country Club, so couples will have their pick and can truly choose a venue that speaks to their own personal tastes and style.
101 Country Club Dr, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-623-4981
8.Humphreys Dairy Farm
Humphrey’s Dairy Farm is a 14 acre farm in Hot Springs that has been painstakingly and lovingly renovated to be a perfect venue for a rural wedding in the country. The century-old farmhouse has six guest rooms where a dozen members of the wedding party can stay overnight, and so many of the beautiful touches around the home, from its lovely sweeping staircase to its original furnishings will make great details for wedding photos. The barn, where the wedding reception will take place, is rustic and beautiful, and has room for up to one hundred guests. Couples can choose whether they’d like to rent the barn, the house, or both for their event.
1675 Shady Grove Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 870-866-7556
9.Lookout Point Lakeside Inn
Not all weddings need to be huge affairs with tons of guests and a grand party. Some weddings can be just as romantic, if not more so, if it’s just two people expressing their love for one another, perhaps joined by a close few. At Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, couples can choose from one of their elopement packages for a truly intimate wedding experience they will remember for the rest of their lives. Elopement packages include an officiant and use of the inn and grounds for photos, and the Emerald package also includes details like flowers, a small cake, and champagne.
104 Lookout Cir, Hot Springs, AR 71913, Phone: 501-525-6155
10.Old Mill Wedding Chapel
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Each wedding at Old Mill Wedding Chapel is unique, because each couple and their love story is unique, and Old Mill Wedding Chapel recognizes this by doing their best to make sure that every wedding fulfills the dreams and vision of the couple getting married. At Old Mill Wedding Chapel, some of the scenic locations for ceremonies and photos include a beautiful indoor chapel, a historic water wheel, beautiful outdoor groves of tall trees, and lush greenery at every turn. They offer three tiers of wedding packages so couples can choose how many details they’d like included on their special day, and can include just the ceremony or a reception as well.
2026 Park Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-624-2147
11.The Barn At Lost Creek
Barn weddings usually mean a certain degree of rustic charm, in aged wooden buildings and a lot of shabby-chic decor, but The Barn at Lost Creek isn’t like most barns. This stunning venue is lit by twinkling chandeliers and paneled in gleaming wood, hung with gauzy drapery. The combination of the big airy barn with all the luxurious details makes for an unforgettable setting. Couples who get married at The Barn at Lost Creek can take advantage of the huge adjoining garden, where they can hold their ceremony and where guests can relax and get a breath of fresh air when they need a break from all the dancing.
1483 Lost Creek Rd, Pearcy, AR 71964, Phone: 501-442-0040
12.The Centre at Forest Lakes
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The Centre at Forest Lakes is a lovely event venue with a Grand Room that can be arranged in a variety of ways. For a traditional sit-down dinner reception, the Grand Room can accommodate wedding parties of up to 250 people, and it includes the use of an incredible catering kitchen so couples can hire their own preferred caterer for the wedding menu of their dreams, as well as full audio-visual set up capabilities for any slideshows, projections, lighting, or sound needs. There’s even a karaoke machine and a piano for weddings and parties of those who are musically inclined.
305 Forest Lakes Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913, Phone: 501-525-5767
13.The Clarion Resort
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There are 150 guest rooms at the Clarion Resort in Hot Springs, meaning there is ample space for wedding party and guests alike to stay right on site without having to worry about getting home after the festivities are done for the night. The resort has over nine thousand square feet of flexible event space, which can be utilized for the reception as well as for other uses like a bridal suite, and the Lakeview Ballroom on the 7th floor of the resort, where most receptions take place, has incredible views of the surrounding area from its big and plentiful windows.
4813 Central Ave. -- Sr 7, Hot Springs, AR 71913, Phone: 501-525-1391
14.The Courthouse Chapel
Elopements should be just as special as big weddings, and The Courthouse Chapel firmly believes that. Here, couples can tie the knot in an intimate ceremony with just the two of them, or with up to twenty guests in the beautiful Courthouse Chapel, a simple yet elegant place to get married. The officiant will also, if the couple prefers, travel to a nearby location of their choosing to perform the ceremony in nature or at a special location that means something to the happy couple. There are several wedding packages available at The Courthouse Chapel that include touches like digital photos, champagne, cake, and a keepsake silk bouquet.
302 Ouachita Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-620-3531
15.The Gables Inn Bed & Breakfast
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The charming Gables Inn Bed and Breakfast has white pillars holding up its wide front porch, and stone steps with a wrought iron fence separating the lovely green landscaped gardens from the street and sidewalk. This beautiful little inn is a great place to stay, and it’s also a great place to get married. Small weddings and elopements of up to ten guests can choose from The Gables Inn bed & Breakfast’s wedding packages, which include details like a choice of ceremony locations, a photography package, a 6” or two tiered wedding cake, and a bouquet of silk or fresh flowers.
318 Quapaw Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-623-7576
16.The Homestead at Williamson Estate
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With a lovely outdoor altar framed by a backdrop of forest green trees, the outdoor ceremony venue at The Homestead at Williamson Estate is charming and romantic, perfect for a day that is all about the celebration of love. The large venue at The Homestead was built specifically for weddings, and it has enough room for parties of up to 200, with additional space for another 50 outside on the patio. The Homestead has a room for caterers with some appliances but not a full kitchen, and it also has a bridal suite and groom’s quarters, which is included with the Premier wedding package. The Homestead also has a nearby guest house that sleeps up to 12 people.
197 Orbit Rd, Pearcy, AR 71964, Phone: 501-282-7900
Located in the heart of downtown Hot Springs, The Porterhouse is a beloved steakhouse that is often used as a go-to destination for special events like anniversaries, birthdays, or other celebrations. But the space can also be rented for weddings, which are generally held in the private event space upstairs. The Porterhouse provides tables, chairs, and linens for weddings, and of course the party will delight in the absolute treat that is the gourmet food served by the restaurant. The owners will make sure that every need is met for the wedding party, and everyone will remember the food and fun for a lifetime.
707 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901, Phone: 501-321-8282
Whittington Place’s massive and colorful stained glass rose window is beautiful, and the tinted streams of light it casts over the room will be beautiful for any wedding. For a long time, this cathedral served the Hot Springs community as a place of worship, but in its new life since it has been converted into an event venue, those touches of its last reincarnation, like the stained glass, pipe organ, and beautiful exterior, only add to its charm. Wedding receptions at Whittington Place will have access to the event room and stage, where a band or DJ can easily set up, as well as a small kitchen area for caterers and two small rooms where the wedding party can get ready.
301 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 512-699-2331
19.The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
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The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa has been serving as a top tier venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions for over a century, and with that long history comes a wealth of experience that couples can take full advantage of as they plan their perfect day. With several wonderful event venues for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions that are both indoors and outdoors and suitable for a variety of wedding sizes, The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa also offers suites to serve as Bridal rooms and accommodations for wedding guests, as well as a wedding planner to make sure every detail is a positive step toward creating perfect memories.
239 Central Ave, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901, Phone: 501-623-7771
What’s more classic than a little whitewashed and steepled chapel? Grace Chapel is a quaint and charming small wedding chapel in the woods where couples can say their “I dos” in a simple yet beautiful setting that is abundant with nature and photo ops. The century-old pews line the chapel’s interior, which also has walls that swing out like doors to accommodate overflow seating, and the lofty ceilings with their wooden beams, and simple decor inside the chapel will make for a wedding that isn’t about the flashy party and effects, but is instead about the love shared between two people.
235 Pearson Dr, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-538-4036
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The scenic shores of Lake Hamilton are the backdrop at Pine Hill, which has a charming dock where couples can take wedding photos. The venue spaces at Pine Hill include a grand hall with a vaulted ceiling that features lovely exposed wooden beams and some pretty chandeliers, as well as a state of the art catering kitchen where culinary teams can create amazing food to serve to wedding guests. The Master Suite at Pine Hill is perfect for the couple’s wedding night accommodations, and on the morning before the event, its dressing room tables, spacious powder room, and bright natural light will serve as a perfect bridal suite for the bridal party.
126 Pine Hill Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913, Phone: 501-623-2065
22.Superior Bathhouse Brewery
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Superior Bathhouse Brewery holds the unique distinction of being the first ever US brewery to be located within the grounds of a national park. Their products use the natural thermal water of the hot springs as an ingredient in the beer, and weddings who book at Superior Bathhouse Brewery can get as much a taste of that beer as they want when they celebrate their nuptials there. The second floor Tap Hall, which is the event space most often used for weddings, can accommodate small weddings of as few as ten guests and larger weddings with as many as a hundred. It is ADA accessible and has a full bar.
329 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-624-2337
23.Hotel Hot Springs
The Grand Ballroom at Hotel Hot Springs is elegant and perfect for celebrating a wedding, with 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for guests to use during the event. There’s a dance floor, an open-air terrace, and plenty of room for a sit down dinner with a delicious banquet meal planned and created by the hotel’s talented culinary team. The wedding party can choose from packages that include details like audio-visual equipment, custom menus, pre-function set-up and preparation space, and even accommodation for the weekend of the event in Hotel Hot Springs’ luxury guest rooms and suites.
305 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71901-5445, Phone: 501-623-6600
23 Best Wedding Venues in Hot Springs
- Hot Springs Convention Center, Photo: santoelia/stock.adobe.com
- 201 Edgewood, Photo: victoria/stock.adobe.com
- Angels In the Park featuring Chef Rosario, Photo: Studio Migafka/stock.adobe.com
- Anthony Chapel, Photo: John/stock.adobe.com
- Hamp Williams Building, Photo: spirenko/stock.adobe.com
- Hilltop Manor Bed and Breakfast, Photo: myronovychoksana/stock.adobe.com
- Hot Springs C.C., Photo: primipil/stock.adobe.com
- Humphreys Dairy Farm, Photo: sonyachny/stock.adobe.com
- Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Photo: 3kstudiok/stock.adobe.com
- Old Mill Wedding Chapel, Photo: Old Mill Wedding Chapel
- The Barn At Lost Creek, Photo: bigguns/stock.adobe.com
- The Centre at Forest Lakes, Photo: The Centre at Forest Lakes
- The Clarion Resort, Photo: Anatoly Repin/stock.adobe.com
- The Courthouse Chapel, Photo: cs333/stock.adobe.com
- The Gables Inn Bed & Breakfast, Photo: The Gables Inn Bed & Breakfast
- The Homestead at Williamson Estate, Photo: Paul Retherford/stock.adobe.com
- The Porterhouse, Photo: Holly/stock.adobe.com
- Whittington Place, Photo: Sylvia/stock.adobe.com
- The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Photo: The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
- Grace Chapel, Photo: Takeru/stock.adobe.com
- Pine Hill, Photo: Shopping King Louie/stock.adobe.com
- Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Photo: Superior Bathhouse Brewery
- Hotel Hot Springs, Photo: alenazamotaeva/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: kiroivy/stock.adobe.com