Whether planning an intimate gathering for family or a larger party at a later date, you’ll want to find the perfect backdrop. Here are six of the most beautiful venues in Arkansas to consider for your big day. | Sponsored Content
The Ballroom at I Street | Bentonville
Mother-daughter team Danise Smith and Breann Ashford opened The Ballroom at I Street in 2016 after remodeling a 1930s home into a stunning and spacious venue that can accommodate up to 300 guests. The grounds feature an intimate outdoor courtyard that is a popular spot for bridal portraits and smaller ceremonies, while a “bridal party house” on-site features salon-style make-up stations as well as a comfortable groomsmen’s hangout. No need to worry about seating rentals—clients who book The Ballroom at I Street can choose from a variety of sizes and styles of tables and chairs for use during the ceremony and reception. Additionally, the services of a day-of coordinator are included to help handle all the day’s details.
Photos courtesy of The Ballroom at I Street
Clinton Presidential Center | Little Rock
Located in downtown Little Rock, the Clinton Presidential Center—with its sweeping views of the skyline and modern architecture—lends a cosmopolitan air to weddings held there. While the Great Hall and Terrace can accommodate 250 for a seated reception or up to 700 for a standing reception, the center’s 42 Bar & Table offers a more intimate setting for small ceremonies overlooking the center’s back lawn.
Location 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
Photo by Kati Mallory Photo & Design | Design by Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design | Floral design by Silks A Bloom
Mountain Harbor Resort | Mount Ida
With 60 years of special event experience, Mountain Harbor Resort has become a wedding destination for couples who love the great outdoors. The resort features four unique wedding venues, all with views of beautiful Lake Ouachita, as well as plenty of lodging convenient for your guests. Mountain Harbor Resort’s experienced special events coordinator can help guide you through the amenities and attractions of the resort to find the perfect spot for your celebration. While on-site catering is available from Lodge Restaurant, the venue also welcomes outside vendors. Booking a honeymoon, too? Newlyweds should consider staying a few days post-wedding to take advantage of the resort’s Turtle Cove Spa.
Photos courtesy of Mountain Harbor Resort
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks | Eureka Springs
Nestled in the mountains of Eureka Springs, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks has been offering wedding services for more than 30 years. The venue’s team can accommodate any size wedding thanks to five distinct ceremony and reception facilities, including Forest Manor Ballroom and The Pavilion, which is perfect for smaller, more rustic weddings. The Inn of the Ozarks also provides a range of planning, serving, and entertainment services, from catering and bar service to cakes, centerpieces, and even booking a band or DJ. Looking for accommodations for guests? Ask about group rates at the venue’s on-site rooms and suites.
Photos courtesy of Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Bella Terra Estate | Cabot
Bella Terra Estate provides the perfect backdrop for rustic weddings with a refined air. Located in central Arkansas, the 6,000-square-foot barn features exposed beams and reclaimed wood accents as well as elegant chandeliers and the modern comforts of heating and cooling. Three budget levels make Bella Terra Estate and its various amenities available at a variety of price points. Finally, be sure to check out the estate’s outdoor ceremony site and its picturesque view of the grounds.
Location 500 Highway 89 East, Cabot
Photo courtesy of Bella Terra Estate
Legacy Acres | Conway
Situated on 40 acres in Conway, Legacy Acres is an elegant, modern wedding venue. Arched windows behind a raised platform lend a beautiful backdrop to the ceremony space in the chapel, while the grand ballroom offers reception space for all your guests to celebrate. Both are designed with an all-white, sleek-and-simple aesthetic that allows any couple’s vision for décor to take center stage. A spacious cottage is available for brides and grooms to get ready with their parties on the big day.
Location 100 Legacy Acres Drive, Conway
Photo by Kim Christopher Photography