1. Local

Top Wedding Destinations in Arkansas

The Best Venues for Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies

By

Arkansas brides have a wide selection of venues for the big event. We have beautiful elegant chapels and hotels, great state parks and gardens and even some more unusual locations like hot air balloons and caverns.

1. Thorncrown Chapel - Eureka Springs

Perhaps the most recognizable wedding destination in Arkansas is Thorncrown Chapel. It has good reason. It's a beautiful chapel with over 6,000 square feet of glass and 425 windows. It gives guests the feeling of being outdoors with the comforts of an indoor ceremony. The chapel seats 100 and has a changing room. The worship center seats 300. Located in Eureka Springs, 479-253-7401.

2. The Cresent Hotel - Eureka Springs

This beautiful historic hotel was built in 1886 and weddings are one of the specialties. The Crescent has 3 outdoor areas for weddings that accommodate up to 200 guests. The wedding party can experience full service pamper in the bridal salon and spa and they have plenty of reception locations. Wedding packages are available. Located in Eureka Springs, 800-903-4940.

3. The Villa Marre - Little Rock

The Villa Marre in Little Rock was built in 1881.  It has Second Empire architectural style that also boasts Italianate influences.  The house can accommodate a complete wedding including the reception, or either part.  They also offer opportunities for wedding photo sessions.  It's located on 1321 Scott Street, 501-244-0409.

4. The Arkansas Arts Center and Terry House - Little Rock

The Arts Center has several venus you can choose.  The Terry House is a historic home and a favorite for wedding ceremonies and receptions.  You can also choose the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium.  They are located at 9th & Commerce in Little Rock, 501-372-4000.

 

5. Next Level Events - Little Rock

Next Level Events is a full service venue that offers venue rental, decoration and setup and catering in one place.  They will not host wedding ceremonies, but will host receptions. They have some examples of menus on their website, but they customize unique menus based on their customer's needs.  They are located in the historic Union Station at 1400 W. Markham Street, 501-376-7700.

 

6. Pugh Park and the Old Mill - North Little Rock

Pugh Memorial Park and the Old Mill serve as hosts for over 200 weddings and 100,000 visitors each year. In the spring, there is a hardly a day you won't see wedding photos being taken there. It's very scenic, but doesn't have a whole lot facility wise. Located in North Little Rock, 501-758-5752

7. Trapnall Hall - Little Rock

Trapnall Hall was constructed in 1843 in Greek Revival style architecture. It's one of the most beautiful antebellum homes in Arkansas. The hall accommodates up to 225 guests for receptions, 64 seated at round tables and up to 30 in a conference-style setting. They only provide facility rentals, not catering. Located in downtown Little Rock, 501-324-9716.

8. The Peel Mansion - Bentonville

The Peel Mansion is a historic mansion built in 1875. The mansion has a beautiful heritage garden featuring historic roses, perennials and native plants. It makes a great backdrop for wedding photos, and is consistently mentioned as one of the best places to have a wedding. The mansion can accommodate seating up to 110. Located in Bentonville, 479-273-3636.

9. Albert Pike Hotel - Little Rock

The Albert Pike Hotel is a historic hotel, originally built in 1929. They are a full service facility, including catering. The wedding reception area can seat up to 225. 501-372-0700.

10. The Clinton Presidential Center - Little Rock

The Clinton center offers several spaces for rental, including Forty Two and the great hall. Full service catering is offered. Tours of the library are not included with facility rental fees. Located in Little Rock, 501-374-4242.
  1. About.com
  2. Local
  3. Little Rock
  4. Little Rock Life
  5. Love, Dating & Marriage
  6. Weddings
  7. Top Wedding Destinations in Arkansas - Best Wedding Receptions and Ceremony Venues

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.