A list of a few of my favorite venues in Arkansas AND some bonus tips for out of the box ideas—
Northeast Arkansas Wedding Venues:
Located just outside of Batesville, Arkansas. This is a bare chapel in the woods! They have a covered outdoor reception space. This is absolutely stunning in the fall! There are bridal and groom quarters for getting ready. They fit about 130 guests! Tables and white chairs are included in your rental.
An industrial wedding venue located in Downtown Jonesboro! It has an outdoor ceremony space with a large indoor reception space that holds up to 350 guests. Tables, chairs, and linens are included! I would recommend this venue if you have a large guest count and are loving the industrial vibe!
The Silos is a rustic venue offers an all inclusive package from the coordination to the catering. All you do is book the Silos and they take it from there! Outside of the major convenience perk, the Barn sits on many acres of beautiful land!
Central Arkansas Wedding Venues:
A big and beautiful white walled venue! There’s a chapel on the side of the reception hall, a bridal and groom suite, and a large outdoor area! Although there is a chapel, there are several places on the lawn to have an outdoor ceremony. The white is a photographer’s dream as it makes for really clean images! It fits a more classy style wedding, but you can truly make it your own with your decor! Located just outside of Little Rock.
I will never stop RAVING about this venue!! The owners, Crystal + Josh, created this chapel at the bottom of Mt. Nebo State Park. You can see the mountain right behind the chapel! Crystal offers wedding floral services and has a flower farm right on the land! There is also a reception hall and bridal suite! It is a stunning location, but the best part is the kindness of Crystal + Josh! They are eager and willing to help with whatever is needed! You will feel served so well! I would recommend this venue if you’re looking for a more intimate, smaller guest count as they can only hold up to 70 guests.
There are so many amazing things about this venue! Almost all the walls are windows that look out onto the vineyards. Most ceremonies are held in the Pavilion and receptions in the sunroom! This venue can hold up to 300 guests! Disregarding the name of the venue, it’s actually a very classy and modern space! I would absolutely recommend it for any bride with a large guest list and any wedding vision you have!
Northwest Arkansas Wedding Venues:
Osage is a very modern style venue that has a ton of space for large guests lists! It is located in Cave Springs, Arkansas. Osage House can hold up to 428 guests, while The Reserve can hold up to 299.
Willowbrooke Farm is in Huntsville, Arkansas. It is a beautiful space with lots of perfect spots for outdoor photos! They do have an outdoor ceremony space, but it is possible to have the ceremony inside. There is only one room, so you would have to rearrange after the ceremony to start the reception! They have a beautiful bridal suite and groom’s quarters. They can hold up to 300 guests and include tables and chairs.
This chapel is located in Bella Vista. However, it is only a chapel, so there would need to be a second location for your reception. It is a breathtaking structure. The main consideration going into your booking is making sure the lighting is coming in from the side windows instead of the top! It makes odd shadows down the middle aisle if the light is coming in from the top. I would recommend this venue for medium to smaller weddings!
If you are looking to have a wedding that’s smaller, unique, outdoors, etc. a few places to look at include State Parks, Airbnbs, or simply reach out to your photographer and see some of their favorite places to shoot!