For almost 20 years, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks has been providing couples with beautiful indoor and outdoor venues for both ceremonies and receptions. Set in incomparable Eureka Springs, the destination is unique in that it also offers accommodations for guests, meaning bridal parties can enjoy each other’s company throughout the weekend—without leaving the premises. Here, we sit down with general manager Randy Wolfinbarger to learn more about this hidden gem and how they are continuing to offer couples the location of their dreams. | Sponsored Content
Weddings in Arkansas: Tell us a little about the history of Inn of the Ozarks and why brides and grooms continue to choose it for Arkansas weddings.
Randy Wolfinbarger: Our conference center opened in 2002 and was originally designed with wedding receptions in mind. From large gatherings to smaller, more private ceremonies, couples continue to choose us because of the diversity of offerings in both facilities and service. Our venue has a modern appearance with many photos of waterfalls and scenery of the Eureka Springs area. Outdoors, our terrace and pavilion have a treetop feel where you can enjoy the beauty of the Ozark Forest on our 30 wooded acres.
WIA: Tell us about the additional services Inn of the Ozarks provides for brides and grooms.
RW: Yes, we offer both onsite and offsite catering. We can also provide wedding and groom’s cakes to your specifications as well as rental options to make your big day special, including a dance floor, champagne fountain, and more.
WIA: How many different spaces do you have for ceremonies and receptions?
RW: We have multiple reception rooms available and a pavilion and terrace area as well. Many of these spaces are large enough to accommodate both a ceremony and reception with some indoor spaces holding up to 400 guests and outdoor spaces holding up to 175.
WIA: In light of COVID-19, many couples are looking to create smaller, more intimate setting for their wedding day. What are the best venue options at Inn of the Ozarks for this type of event?
RW: The outdoor terrace was designed specifically to cater to small intimate ceremonies and receptions. Indoors, the Cedar, Redbud, and Dogwood rooms are all excellent choices for these types of gatherings. By using one large room? for 20-35 people, your reception will have a very intimate feeling and look.
WIA: Tell us what makes Inn of the Ozarks stand out as a one-of-a-kind venue for brides and grooms.
RW: What makes us stand out is our venue setting and its diverse offerings as well as our attention to detail. After all, our tagline is, Your day to cherish and our day to shine.
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks | 207 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs | 479.253.9768 | Learn more about Best Western Inn of the Ozarks at innoftheozarks.com, or visit their Facebook pages for accommodations and receptions.