Arkansas is a stunning state filled with historic and picturesque locations that make it a wonderful choice for a wedding. There is a wide selection of venues for couples to choose from, whether the couple decides to celebrate indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both. Brides can ride in on a horse and carriage on Alda’s Magnolia Hill or exchange their vows surrounded by an international collection of art at the Arkansas Arts Center. Arkansas is also a premier location for B&B style weddings that are personal and focused solely on the bride and groom; the Ridge Top Resort and Chapel of the Angels provides a weekend wedding package only for the couple and include a private ceremony and honeymoon.
1.Arkansas Arts Center
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The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. Couples can get married surrounded by a world-class international collection of art in one of two elegant settings. Venue spaces include the state-of-the-art Arkansas Arts Center as well as the charming 1839 Greek revival-style Terry House. The original setting and surroundings need no additional decor for an elegant and classy wedding ceremony and reception. Each of the venues has its own catering option, which allows couples to personalize a menu perfect for them and their guests. There are many service partners that the AAC works with for additional services and amenities.
501 E 9th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: 501-372-4000
2.The Castle on Stagecoach
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Bride and grooms who want a real-life fairytale wedding need look no further than the Castle on Stagecoach. With over 100 acres of secluded land, the romantic venue is one of the most unique spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The lush greenery and magnificent stone structures set a stage like no other, and the possibilities for the perfect spot are endless in the wide variety of settings available. The experts at the Castle make sure that every element is just right, whether it’s something as common as catering or as complicated as arriving to the ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage.
6601 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, AR 72204, Phone: 501-960-0658
3.Bella Terra Estate
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Considered Arkansas’ premier rustic wedding venue, Bella Terra Estate is 6,000 square feet of stunning space on a 10-acre pasture. The site is great for weddings and is filled with lush, rolling hills and a huge pond. The barn is breathtaking and comprises huge towering ceilings, elegant lighting, iron chandeliers, exposed beams, and polished and stained concrete floors. Other features of the barn also include a wraparound balcony and a built-in reclaimed wood bar. Services and amenities include a designated groom’s quarters, bridal suite, catering kitchen, tables, chairs, and linen. Additionally, couples are invited to use the estate prior to the event for a photography session or to meet with vendors.
500 Highway 89 East, Cabot, AR 72023, Phone: 501-231-1728
4.Lookout Point Lakeside Inn
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Lookout Point Lakeside Inn is a luxury hot springs wedding venue that offers the perfect setting for a luxurious yet intimate wedding ceremony. Couples and up to ten of their closest family and friends will experience a wedding celebration that they will talk about for years to come. Couples can exchange their vows and host their special occasion inside the luxurious inn or outside in the expansive gardens overlooking Lake Hamilton. There are two wedding packages to choose from: The Sapphire and the Emerald. The popular Emerald Package includes a personalized wedding ceremony by a caring officiant, custom flowers for the couple, a private reception in the inn’s lakeview dining room, and a customized wedding cake.
104 Lookout Circle, Hot Springs, AR 71913, Phone: 501-525-6155
5.Alda's Magnolia Hill
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Alda’s Magnolia Hill, along with the Dr. Morgan Smith Estate, which is now listed as a National Landmark of Historic Places, was built in 1918 by Dr. Morgan Smith. The location offers couples a vintage chic venue filled with rustic luxury and classic Southern elegance. Wedding ceremonies and receptions look like something straight out of a fairytale, complete with rolling lawns, a private lake, and 100-year-old oak trees surrounding them. The Southern charm of the secluded countryside comes fitted with modern amenities, such as designated bride and groom dressing rooms, a horse and carriage to present the bride, white dove release, and estate decor such as twinkle lights, ferns, lanterns, and chalkboards. Next read: Wedding Venues in Little Rock
5110 Stagecoach Road, Little Rock, AR 72204, Phone: 501-690-2574
6.An Enchanting Evening
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Only 20 minutes from Little Rock, An Enchanting Evening transports couples and their guests to a completely different world that is just right for a classically rustic wedding ceremony, reception, and even honeymoon. Using the naturally beautiful Pinnacle Mountain as a backdrop, the bride and groom can exchange vows with the expansive Lake Maumelle spread around them. They can then head to the reception area, which is fitted with a spacious dance floor, beautiful outdoor area, poolside bar, infinity pool, and waterfall. Once everyone clears out, couples can continue their fairytale in the luxurious log cabin built specifically with a romantic getaway in mind. The cabin includes a hammock and hot tub to relax in while surrounded by panoramic views that can’t be found anywhere other than Arkansas.
29300 AR-300, Roland, AR 72135, Phone: 501-330-2182
7.Cedar Ridge Venue
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Cedar Ridge is a rustic lodge-style wedding venue that was constructed by hand using Eastern aromatic red cedar, which was harvested and milled in Arkansas. The lodge sits on 10 acres of outdoor space, displaying breathtaking sunsets and the natural beauty of Arkansas; the space is also fitted with a wedding arbor, fire pit, and a pavilion. Other features include a temperature-controlled space that can seat 180 guests, spacious dressing rooms for the bride and groom, and a large prep kitchen for caterers to use. The Weekend Wedding Package is a popular option with many couples who want to start their new life together under the 18-foot-high ceiling of the lodge or outdoors under the stunning Arkansas sky.
6400 Hwy 358, Paragould, AR 72450, Phone: 870-586-3277
8.Crescent Hotel and Spa
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Recognized as the “Best Hotel in Arkansas” by Southern Living, the Crescent Hotel and Spa is a renowned landmark widely recognized in the state of Arkansas. The palatial hotel is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and makes for one of the most stunning wedding venues in the nation. The Crescent’s team of wedding planners will aid couples in making their wedding dreams come true, from location and surroundings to menu and decor. Spaces to choose from include the romantic Crystal Ballroom, the elegant Conservatory, the Fountain Garden, or the East Lawn, which provides the setting for a stunning outdoor ceremony while overlooking the Ozark Valley.
75 Prospect Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, Phone: 855-725-5720
9.Cypress Meadows Barn & Plantation
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Just minutes away from Augusta, Cypress Meadows is a rustic barn that was built in the early 1900s. The space has been converted into a fantastic event site for couples who want to be surrounded by nature and the wonderful scent of cypress when exchanging vows and celebrating their wedding. Couples can choose from an indoor or outdoor ceremony area; the barn includes three large lofts, a 15-foot wet bar, a bridal dressing room, a commercial kitchen, and easily accessible parking. Outdoor areas are surrounded by beautiful rolling meadows and the Cache River.
17925 Hwy 17, Howell, AR 72101, Phone: 501-882-2144
10.Four Dogs Ranch
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Couples can have a gorgeous country-style wedding alongside the relaxing Arkansas River at the Four Dogs Ranch. The main house is a beautiful space with a rustic feel that couples and their guests will remember for years to come. Couples can start their new life together with stunning views of the sunset, the river, and the rest of their surroundings. The Maier family is more than happy to guide and assist couples in any way they can; vendor partners and caterers will add everything necessary for the bride and groom to have the wedding of their dreams.
7200 Cordell Road, Ozark, AR 72949, Phone: 479-209-0430
11.Gazebo at Cypress Falls
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The Gazebo at Cypress Falls offers a scenic wedding venue for couples to exchange their vows and start their new life together. There are many distinct features, such as a charming wooden bridge and a picture-perfect gazebo that can be found in the middle of a dazzling pond. There are many locations for a memorable wedding ceremony on the 40-acre land, such as in front of a waterfall, in the woodlands, or in the wildflower fields. Whether a simple ceremony or an extravagant wedding, the Gazebo at Cypress Falls ensures that a couple’s big day is unforgettable for all in attendance.
677 Highway 91 W, Bono, AR 72416, Phone: 870-930-9309
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Kindred Barn is a breathtaking wedding venue that sits on 116 acres of Arkansas farm surrounded by beauty. The 5,000-square-foot space is a beautifully renovated barn that is modern yet rustic; features include high ceilings, open beams, a buffet serving area, a full kitchen, and a private salon for the bridal party. The wedding package includes a full day rental, tables and chairs, and various decorations including cake stands, tablecloths, candles, trays, centerpieces, mason jars, and much more. The outdoor ceremony site lets couples get married in the forest, with a fully customizable arbor and rustic wooden benches for just the right touch. Things to Do in Arkansas
8606 Old Graphic Road, Mulberry, AR 72947, Phone: 479-997-2455
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Mulberry Mountain is in one of the most scenic regions of the Ozarks, making it perfect for an authentic Arkansas-style wedding. The incredible outdoor ceremony site and the spacious indoor reception space, Mountain Hall, create a romantic and elegant atmosphere that adds just the right touch for a memorable wedding. The reception hall can easily accommodate up to 250 guests, and even with its large cedar beams and expansive space, the native stone fireplaces create a cozy atmosphere. The Mulberry Mountain Weekend Wedding Package includes many services and amenities, such as access to the ceremony site overlooking the Ozark Mountains and the reception hall for two days, tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, and a dedicated bridal suite.
4117 Mulberry Mountain Loop, Ozark, AR, Phone: 479-667-1919
14.Noah's of Little Rock
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Known for being classic, customizable, and affordable, Noah’s of Little Rock is a unique wedding reception facility managed by one of the nation’s leading event venue corporations. The professional and helpful staff will guide couples through the choices they need to make for the big day. Items and services included with every wedding reservation are a variety of table and layout options, over 75 specialty linens to choose from, accent lighting to transform the space, essential audiovisual equipment, a raised stage, and a number of decor and details that can be added. Noah’s will also take care of set-up/take-down and offers a prep kitchen for caterers to use during the event.
21 Rahling Circle, Little Rock, AR 72223, Phone: 501-413-7924
15.Pratt Place Inn and Barn
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Pratt Place Inn and Barn is an award-winning boutique hotel found within 140 lush acres of Arkansas’s woodland and pastures. The historic country inn offers an intimate setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions of all sizes up to 1,500 guests. The Barn at Pratt Place is considered one of the most sought-after venues in Northwest Arkansas; the barn can be found in a pastoral setting and is a beautiful backdrop for any celebration. The Magnolia Room within the inn is reserved for smaller, more intimate gatherings. Other venues include the landscaped grounds, the native stone patio, and the Great Lawn.
2231 W Markham Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Phone: 479-966-4441
16.Ridge Top Resort and Chapel of the Angels
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Located near Beaver Lake, Ridge Top Resort and Chapel of the Angels is one of the most romantic and secluded locations for couples who want a private wedding experience. Weddings at Ridge Top Resort focus solely on the bride and groom so that they can have a special time together enjoying one of the most important events in their life. There are many locations to choose from for the ceremony for two, including the log cabin wedding chapel surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. Other locations include in the trellis garden, on the intimate cabin deck, or on the resort’s pontoon boat on stunning Beaver Lake.
13819 Highway 187, Eureka Springs, AR 72631, Phone: 479-981-0394
17.River Chase Weddings & Events
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River Chase is a magical venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions. There are various spots on the expansive ground on which couples can exchange vows and start their new life together. While some choose the rustic and vintage Isaac’s Barn, others decide to go with Grace Landing, which is an outdoor space surrounded by tall pine trees that line a narrow lake. River Chase Manor is a popular site for couples who want a more classic wedding. The indoor venue includes a large open floor for different layouts, an elegant honeymoon suite, an additional grand two-bedroom suite, a living area with mini-kitchen, and a prep kitchen for the caterers.
3201 Harmony Road, Suite A, Alma, AR 72921, Phone: 479-629-0672
18.Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery
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Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery is one of the most calming and picturesque locations for a wedding in Arkansas. Couples can have their ceremony at the Chapel Ruins, which has the remains of an old chapel as a backdrop against which couples can exchange their vows. The open-air chapel can seat up to 400 guests and gives a very romantic and historical air to any event. The bride, groom, and their guests can then head to the Stables, which was once an actual horse stable but is now a beautifully renovated reception space. The custom-made wine glass chandeliers, light fixtures, stained concrete floors, and urban retro fixtures all come together splendidly to create a romantic and memorable atmosphere.
6461 East Guy Terry Road, Springdale, AR, 72764, Phone: 479-419-4999
19.St. John's Chapel by the Creek
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Family owned and operated, St. John’s Chapel by the Creek comprises one of the most beautiful chapels in Central Arkansas. The Old World-style stone chapel offers a storybook setting that is just right for couples who want a historical and quaint setting; another option is to exchange vows by the bubbling creek for a more nature-inspired theme. The all-inclusive venue ensures that the bride, groom, and their guests have a picture-perfect day that will be memorable to all who are present. Perks and amenities from the wedding ceremony and reception package include a designated wedding director and coordinator, the 4,000-square-foot covered pavilion for the reception, bridal dressing room, prep-kitchen for the caterers, space for up to 200 guests, and a bride and groom send-off in the gorgeous St. John’s red convertible.
5499 Highway 5, Benton, AR, 72019, Phone: 501-794-5546
20.Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm
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Having been built in 2007, Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm is one of the newer additions to wedding and reception venues in Arkansas. The stunning stone chapel is one of the largest in the area and can accommodate up to 250 guests. The chapel’s antique front doors and stained-glass windows add an Old World touch to the beautiful modern structure. The reception and pavilion areas include a small banquet room, which spreads out into a sprawling outdoor pavilion, patio area, and courtyard. The decorative lighting and lanterns bring the entire space to life; couples can choose additional touches of decor to add. Additional amenities included are tables, cocktail tables, chairs, drink stations, and a cake table.
2228 W. Bowen Boulevard, Fayetteville, AR 72703, Phone: 479-871-0789
21.The Empress of Little Rock
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Perfectly capturing the essence of an older, more romantic era, the Empress of Little Rock is a luxury boutique inn and wedding venue that fully encompasses true Southern hospitality. Couples can choose from various locations such as the award-winning gardens, beautiful parlors, or the conference center for their wedding. The serene environment adds elegance and grandeur to weddings of all sizes, whether it’s just the couple, or them and 150 of their closest family and friends. The most popular wedding package offered is The Big Shebang, which is the rental of the entire facility, indoors and outdoors, for Friday and Saturday nights. The package includes a romantic honeymoon suite along with nine elegant suites for the wedding party, use of the facility for a rehearsal dinner, and the wedding ceremony and reception.
2120 Louisiana Street, Little Rock, AR 72206, Phone: 501-374-7966
22.The Gables Inn and Walk
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The Gables Inn and Walk is a 1905 Victorian home that is now one of the most romantic wedding venues in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The National Register Landmark is a leader in B&B style weddings, perfect for couples who want to celebrate their unity together or with their close family and friends. They have over 16 years of experience is creating weddings of all sizes and styles and offer eleven different wedding packages to choose from. Couples can choose any setting of their liking for the ceremony, whether it be under the ornate wooden archway in the parlor or outside in the Victorian gazebo. Additional amenities include a Victorian-style wedding certificate, custom bridal bouquet, and a two-tier wedding cake. Next read: Wedding Venues in Hot Springs
318 Quapaw Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901, Phone: 501-623-7576
23.The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens
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The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens were built by Colonel Samuel West Peel in 1875. The magnificent mansion is a prime example of Italianate Villa architecture, which offers a unique setting for wedding celebrations. Couples and their guests will find the interior to be just as beautiful as the exterior; thanks to the Old State House and the Historic Arkansas Museum, the house is furnished with authentic artifacts from that era. Those who choose the mansion and the gardens as their wedding venue will find it to be a beautiful choice that they and their guests will be astonished by.
400 S Walton Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712, Phone: 479-254-3870
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The Ravington adds a charming and historical elegance to every wedding ceremony and reception. With over a hundred years of history, the beautiful wedding venue has great features, such as 18-foot-high ceilings, reclaimed wood flooring, exposed brick walls, and uniquely handcrafted furniture and decor. The unique and elegant space is versatile enough to convert into any wedding layout. With years of experience in planning weddings of all sizes and styles, the Ravington can provide multiple services and amenities necessary; there are also many venue partners that the venue comfortably works with to make the bride and groom’s wedding dreams come true.
293 N Main Street, Centerton, AR 72719, Phone: 479-903-3518
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Constructed in 1843 in the Greek revival style, Trapnall Hall has played a huge part in Arkansas history. After being the home of Frederic and Martha Trapnall, it played many roles and is now the official receiving hall for the state’s governor while also being rented out for weddings and other events. The beautiful antebellum home can accommodate up to 125 guests in its stunning indoor space; this can also be extended out to the front porch and lawn. The enchanting garden is great for ceremonies and offers beautiful backdrops for wedding portraits. The historic property also includes a bride’s room and many other perks for the bride, groom, and their guests.
423 E Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: 501-324-9716
25 Best Arkansas Wedding Venues
- Arkansas Arts Center, Photo: Courtesy of kamaz007 - Fotolia.com
- The Castle on Stagecoach, Photo: Courtesy of nidvoray - Fotolia.com
- Bella Terra Estate, Photo: Courtesy of illustrissima - Fotolia.com
- Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Photo: Courtesy of tsezarina - Fotolia.com
- Alda's Magnolia Hill, Photo: Courtesy of Federico Rostagno - Fotolia.com
- An Enchanting Evening, Photo: Courtesy of Federico Rostagno - Fotolia.com
- Cedar Ridge Venue, Photo: Courtesy of Anton - Fotolia.com
- Crescent Hotel and Spa, Photo: Courtesy of popovatetiana - Fotolia.com
- Cypress Meadows Barn & Plantation, Photo: Courtesy of natalysavina - Fotolia.com
- Four Dogs Ranch, Photo: Courtesy of tsezarina - Fotolia.com
- Gazebo at Cypress Falls, Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Kindred Barn, Photo: Courtesy of tonefotografia - Fotolia.com
- Mulberry Mountain, Photo: Courtesy of Maryna - Fotolia.com
- Noah's of Little Rock, Photo: Courtesy of tam - Fotolia.com
- Pratt Place Inn and Barn, Photo: Courtesy of natalysavina - Fotolia.com
- Ridge Top Resort and Chapel of the Angels, Photo: Courtesy of Yevhenii Kukulka - Fotolia.com
- River Chase Weddings & Events, Photo: Courtesy of MIIMORI-DESIGN - Fotolia.com
- Sassafras Springs Vineyard and Winery, Photo: Courtesy of Aaron - Fotolia.com
- St. John's Chapel by the Creek, Photo: Courtesy of chrisroosfotografie - Fotolia.com
- Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm, Photo: Courtesy of tonefotografia - Fotolia.com
- The Empress of Little Rock, Photo: Courtesy of Yevhenii Kukulka - Fotolia.com
- The Gables Inn and Walk, Photo: Courtesy of Carlos - Fotolia.com
- The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens, Photo: Courtesy of Voyagerix - Fotolia.com
- The Ravington, Photo: Courtesy of manifeesto - Fotolia.com
- Trapnall Hall, Photo: Courtesy Fotolia.com
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