As the capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is one of the most popular places in the state to have a wedding, and it offers an excellent selection of indoor and outdoor venues for couples to choose from. The city is full of historic mansions with beautiful architecture and landscaped lawns perfect for romantic ceremonies, but couples can also take advantage of the city's location on the Arkansas River by having their wedding in an elegant ballroom overlooking the water. Whether you're looking for a picturesque ceremony site or the perfect place to host your reception, here are the best wedding venues in the city.
1.The Bernice Garden
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Created to serve as a community meeting place and to celebrate the work of local artists, the Bernice Garden is a beautiful green space dotted with flowers, ornamental plants, and locally made sculptures. Couples can say their vows under the garden's beautiful pergola, and there is plenty of space to set up tables and chairs for up to 125 guests. The space is rented out unfurnished, but the venue can suggest excellent vendors for table and chair rentals if needed. Couples are also responsible for arranging their own food, beverages, flowers, decor, entertainment, and event planners.
1401 S Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: 501-410-3938
2.A Touch of Quality Event Center
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Conveniently located right downtown, A Touch of Quality Event Center is a dedicated event space that was established in 2016. The venue is particularly well-suited to receptions, but it can also be used for ceremonies, and a special package is available for couples who would like to use the space for both aspects of their wedding. Tables and chairs will be provided, and the rental rate also includes use of the venue's parking lot, dressing rooms, and well-equipped selfie lounge. Couples are welcome to arrange their own caterer or even bring their own food, and there is a small kitchenette on-site.
1715 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72206, Phone: 501-960-2011
3.Alda's Magnolia Hill
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Listed on the National Historic Register of Places, Alda's Magnolia Hill is a truly memorable place to have your special day. The 31-acre property boasts fountains, century-old oak trees, and a 3-acre lake, and couples who want to have an outdoor ceremony can say their vows at a romantic handmade stone altar overlooking the water. An elegant farmhouse complete with chandeliers is available for indoor weddings, and no matter which venue you choose, you can choose to add on special touches like a white dove release during the ceremony or horse and carriage transportation to the altar.
5110 Stagecoach Rd, Little Rock, AR 72204, Phone: 501-690-2574
4.Arkansas Arts Center
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Established in 1960 to increase the presence of the arts in Little Rock, the Arkansas Arts Center is a beautiful, modern space with a world-class art collection. Couples who want to take full advantage of the center's beautiful artwork can hold their reception in the main building's stunning atrium, which will provide their guests with access to one of the center's wonderful galleries, but there is also a charming Greek Revival mansion that can be booked for smaller events. Catering can be done in-house or by the couple's caterer of choice, and tables and chairs are included in the rental fee.
501 E 9th St, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: 501-372-4000
5.Ashley Alexander House
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Constructed in 1835, the Ashley Alexander House is a historic plantation home perfect for romantic Southern-style weddings. The expansive lawn is ideal for both ceremonies and receptions, and there is an outdoor terrace that makes a wonderful dance floor. The house also has plenty of space inside, including a modern full-service kitchen, and couples are welcome to prepare their own food or to bring in the caterer of their choice. Couples must also arrange their own cake, beverages, and flowers, but beautiful dishes are available to use free of charge, including crystal plates and antique silver serving pieces.
3514 Walkers Corner Rd, Scott, AR 72142, Phone: 501-231-6796
6.Clinton Presidential Center
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Set in a 30-acre park on the banks of the Arkansas River, the Clinton Presidential Center offers 10,000 square feet of event space that can be used for both ceremonies and receptions. The elegant ballroom features bamboo walls and stunning views of the city skyline, and the beautiful terrace is perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Catering is done by the in-house restaurant, which also has several spaces that can be booked for smaller events. A large changing room with coffee and snacks is provided for the bridal party, and the set-up and tear-down is all done by the venue staff.
1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-374-4242
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Club 27 is a gorgeous ballroom-style venue that can be found in the city's River Market District, and it's within easy walking distance of many of the city's best hotels. The space features elegant chandeliers and a 1000-square-foot hardwood dance floor, and it can accommodate between 100 and 160 seated guests depending on how the space is configured. Tables and chairs are provided free of charge, and all beverages must be purchased through the venue. Couples are welcome to arrange whatever outside food they like, but they should be aware that there is no kitchen on-site.
614 President Clinton Ave Suite B, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-414-0400
8.DoubleTree Hotel Little Rock & Robinson Center
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Operated by the Hilton hotel chain, the DoubleTree Hotel Little Rock & Robinson Center boasts an excellent location in downtown Little Rock. The elegant Robinson Center Ballroom is the highlight of the venue; it's surrounded with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide beautiful views of the river, and the space can easily be divided to accommodate events of almost every size. Catering is done in-house, and a team of experienced wedding coordinators will be available to help plan every detail of your special day, including everything from your evening entertainment to overnight accommodation for your wedding guests
424 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-372-4371
9.Faulkner Lake Orchard Wedding and Event Center
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Located on a peaceful family owned and operated farm only fifteen minutes outside the city, Faulkner Lake Orchard Wedding and Event Center is a ceremony and reception venue with both indoor and outdoor options. The farm's beautiful orchard is ideal for intimate weddings with up to 50 guests, and couples who would like to have a larger wedding can book the large deck, where the seating can be expanded to meet almost any requirements. Indoor events can be held inside the barn-style event center, which features two large chandeliers, a wrap-around loft, and a spacious bridal dressing room.
503 Morris Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72117, Phone: 501-961-9988
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© Goodwin Manor
Designed in the style of a traditional English estate, Goodwin Manor is a stunning stone manor with beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens that make for endless wonderful photo opportunities. Ceremonies and receptions can be held either inside or out; the property's spacious stone patio is one of the most popular sites, but the interior of the manor is always available as a backup plan in case of rain or extremely hot weather. Another highlight of the manor is the stunning bridal suite, which features a large balcony perfect for mimosas and brunch on the morning of your wedding.
3708 Garrison Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: 501-590-4560
11.Junior League of Little Rock
Originally a men's social club, the three-story building that now serves as the headquarters for the Junior League of Little Rock offers several beautiful event spaces perfect for weddings. The most popular venue is the magnificent Grand Ballroom, which features a Tiffany crystal chandelier and can hold more than 300 guests. Smaller receptions can also be held in the Banquet Hall, which can accommodate up to 80 seated guests. Couples can bring in their own alcohol and choose their own caterer, and as an added bonus, brides are given the opportunity to use the space for a portrait session before the wedding.
401 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-375-5557
12.Little Rock Club
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Found overlooking the city from the 30th floor of the Regions Building, the Little Rock Club is an exclusive city club known for its excellent food and its impeccable service. The space is suitable for both ceremonies and receptions, and it can hold up to 650 people. The rental rate includes the services of an event coordinator as well as tables, chairs, linens, candles, and both built-in and portable bars as required. A food and beverage minimum is required to book the space, but couples are welcome to bring in their own wedding cake from the bakery of their choice.
400 W Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-372-1821
13.Little Rock Marriott
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With 21 event rooms and almost 45,000 square feet of event space, the Little Rock Marriott offers wonderful options for weddings of every size and style. The elegant hotel ballroom features a large terrace that makes the perfect venue for an indoor/outdoor reception, but couples who would rather keep the party entirely indoors can book the Riverview Room, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with a stunning view of the Arkansas River. The hotel's event staff are available to help with booking vendors and choosing floor plans, and they can also arrange for your wedding guests to stay in one of the hotel's beautiful rooms.
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-906-4000
14.Maumelle Event Center
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Named for its location on Maumelle Boulevard, Maumelle Event Center is an affordable and flexible event space that can easily be transformed into an unforgettable reception venue. The space is approximately 6,000 square feet, and it can accommodate more than 400 people with the right floor plan. Unlike many other venues in the city, the center is owned and operated by a husband and wife team, so you can rest assured that you'll be receiving friendly and attentive service every step of the way. Tables, chairs, and linens are included in the rental, and centerpieces and audio equipment can be rented for an additional fee.
10910 Maumelle Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72113, Phone: 501-366-3809
15.Next Level Events
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Founded in 1994 with the goal of making the event planning process as easy and stress-free as possible, Next Level Events is a beautiful reception venue suitable for both small and large weddings. There are three rooms to choose from depending on the size of your guest list; the smallest space can hold up to 40 people, while the largest is reserved for gatherings of 200 people or more. No matter which space you book, the venue offers all-inclusive packages that take care of everything from the food and drink to the flowers and decorations.
1400 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-376-7700
16.NOAH'S Event Venue
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As one of the largest event planning companies in the country, NOAH'S Event Venue is widely known for its stunning event spaces and its professional services, and the Little Rock branch is no exception. The company prides itself on offering a wide range of packages for couples to choose from, including both DIY and all-inclusive options, and it has an open vendor policy that allows for almost any catering and entertainment to be brought in. A prep kitchen is available for caterers to use, and complimentary set up and tear down is always included in the rental rate.
21 Rahling Cir, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: 501-413-7924
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17.Pinnacle Valley Receptions
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Owned by an experienced event coordinator, Pinnacle Valley Receptions is an affordable event venue with staff who love to help couples bring their wedding visions to life. Couples are welcome to bring in whatever vendors they like, but the venue is also happy to recommend their favorite service providers. There are two separate spaces to choose from, one with a beautiful custom-made stone bar and one with an audiovisual system, and each room can accommodate 80 or 90 people if rented on its own. Couples hosting a larger reception can also book the two rooms together if needed.
8501 Pinnacle Valley Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: 501-673-3900
18.Pleasant Valley Country Club
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Situated on a sprawling property on the west side of the city, the Pleasant Valley Country Club boasts scenic lakes, rolling green hills, and an excellent 27-hole championship golf course. Ceremonies are often held on the beautiful outdoor terrace, which overlooks the golf course and can seat up to 250 people, while receptions typically take place inside the club's elegant ballroom. Couples who would prefer their entire wedding to take place outdoors can also book the terrace for their reception. Food and beverage services are provided in-house, and the club's event staff can also help arrange flowers and decor.
1 Pleasant Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212, Phone: 501-225-5622
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19.The Albert Pike Masonic Center
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An iconic Neo-Classical Revival building built in 1924, the Albert Pike Masonic Center has only been open to the public since 2014. The stunning three-story buildings offers several spaces perfectly suited to weddings, including an elegant formal dining room that can accommodate up to 450 people and a 774-seat oval auditorium with a stage and a breathtaking crystal chandelier. The stage has more than a hundred hand-painted scenic backdrops to choose from, and couples can use their favorite one free of charge. The rental rate also includes tables, chairs, silverware, china, glasses, and the use of a commercial kitchen.
712 Scott St, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, Phone: 501-375-5587
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20.The Capital Hotel
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Opened in 1876, the Capital Hotel is a historic wedding venue perfect for elegant receptions. The largest and most popular space for weddings is the hotel ballroom, a perfectly square room that can be entered from either side of the hotel's grand staircase, but there are also several smaller dining rooms available for more intimate receptions. Food and beverage services are provided by the hotel, and tables, chairs, linens, and dishes are include in the rental fee. Wedding guests can book their stay in one of the hotel's luxurious rooms, but in case the hotel is full, there are plenty more within walking distance.
111 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201, Phone: 501-374-7474
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21.The Castle on Stagecoach
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One of Little Rock's most beautiful outdoor wedding venues, the Castle on Stagecoach is a breathtaking 100-acre estate with landscaped grounds, picturesque ponds, and a stone castle that looks like something out of a fairy tale. There are plenty of beautiful ceremony and reception sites to choose from depending on the size of your wedding, and a large white tent is provided for receptions. The property is also home to the Little Rock Carriage Company, and couples can arrange to be brought to their ceremony by horse-drawn carriage. A bridal cottage and grooms' quarters are available to use before the wedding.
6601 Stagecoach Rd, Little Rock, AR 72204, Phone: 501-960-0658
22.The Empress of Little Rock
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Found in the city's historic Quapaw Quarter, the Empress of Little Rock is a beautiful Victorian mansion that houses an upscale bed and breakfast. There are a variety of wedding packages to choose from, ranging from intimate elopement packages to comprehensive outdoor wedding packages for up to 150 guests, and all packages include a night's stay in one of the hotel's luxurious honeymoon suites. Couples can even choose to book out the entire hotel and all its rooms for an entire weekend, and depending on the package you choose, the venue will also help arrange flowers, entertainment, food, cake, and much more.
2120 S Louisiana St, Little Rock, AR 72206, Phone: 501-374-7966
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23.The Villa Marre
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Best known for being one of the settings in the sitcom Designing Women, the Villa Marre is a gorgeous Italianate home that was constructed in 1881. The building's beautiful architecture conjures up visions of Italy, and it features unique touches like a mansard roof and a walnut staircase that makes the perfect backdrop for photos. Both indoor and outdoor spaces are available, and the home can accommodate 100 seated guests while the grounds and garden have space for up to 225. Thanks to the villa's convenient downtown location, wedding guests can easily stay at a different hotel if the villa happens to be full.
1321 Scott St, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: 501-904-7403
© Trapnall Hall
Dating back to 1843, Trapnall Hall is one of the city's best examples of pre-Civil War Greek Revival architecture. The space is perfect for couples who want a vintage backdrop for their wedding, and it offers both indoor and outdoor spaces, including an enchanting walled garden, an elegant dining room, and a majestic front porch perfect for larger ceremonies. Receptions can also be held in the parlor, which features a lovely grand piano that can be used for entertainment if desired. Couples must choose from the venue's list of approved caterers, and tables, chairs, and dishes are included in the rental fee.
423 E Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: 501-324-9716
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25.Twin City Limousines and Event Center
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Ideal for couples who want an upscale wedding celebration complete with limousine transportation, Twin City Limousines and Event Center offers a downtown event space and a fleet of limos available around the clock. The recently restored event center is a lovely blend of historic charm and modern amenities, and it has an open floor plan that makes it easy to customize your floor plan however you like. Couples can bring in their own vendors or ask the venue for recommendations, and of course, limo transportation can be arranged to transport you to and from the celebration.
901 Main St, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: 501-940-4600
25 Best Wedding Venues in Little Rock, AR
- The Bernice Garden, Photo: The Bernice Garden
- A Touch of Quality Event Center, Photo: A Touch of Quality Event Center
- Alda's Magnolia Hill, Photo: Alda's Magnolia Hill
- Arkansas Arts Center, Photo: Arkansas Arts Center
- Ashley Alexander House, Photo: Kalinova Olena/stock.adobe.com
- Clinton Presidential Center, Photo: Volodymyr Shcerbak/stock.adobe.com
- Club 27, Photo: Club 27
- DoubleTree Hotel Little Rock & Robinson Center, Photo: DoubleTree Hotel Little Rock & Robinson Center
- Faulkner Lake Orchard Wedding and Event Center, Photo: Faulkner Lake Orchard Wedding and Event Center
- Goodwin Manor, Photo: Goodwin Manor
- Junior League of Little Rock, Photo: Freddy/stock.adobe.com
- Little Rock Club, Photo: Little Rock Club
- Little Rock Marriott, Photo: Little Rock Marriott
- Maumelle Event Center, Photo: Maumelle Event Center
- Next Level Events, Photo: Next Level Events
- NOAH'S Event Venue, Photo: Igor Dudchak/stock.adobe.com
- Pinnacle Valley Receptions, Photo: Pinnacle Valley Receptions
- Pleasant Valley Country Club, Photo: Pleasant Valley Country Club
- The Albert Pike Masonic Center, Photo: The Albert Pike Masonic Center
- The Capital Hotel, Photo: The Capital Hotel
- The Castle on Stagecoach, Photo: The Castle on Stagecoach
- The Empress of Little Rock, Photo: The Empress of Little Rock
- The Villa Marre, Photo: The Villa Marre
- Trapnall Hall, Photo: Trapnall Hall
- Twin City Limousines and Event Center, Photo: Twin City Limousines and Event Center
- Cover Photo: Zdenka/stock.adobe.com