12 Wedding Venues in Arkansas You Need to Know About

Celebrate your nuptials in style at these amazing Arkansas wedding venues.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated May 20, 2024

Nicknamed "The Natural State," Arkansas is renowned for its natural beauty and surroundings—including tranquil lakes and rivers, babbling hot springs and towering peaks—and classic southern charm and hospitality. When it comes to selecting the best wedding venues in Arkansas, options abound, and many of our top picks offer picturesque views of the state's most stunning landscapes. That said, couples planning a wedding in Arkansas should consider that the weather varies drastically depending on the season, which is why it's a good idea to select a venue with both outdoor and indoor event spaces. For example, the summer months tend to be hot and humid, while winters can get chilly—especially when you consider wind chill; as such, weddings during these months most often take place inside. Consult your booking checklist and create a list of questions before you begin looking for venues. From barns and wineries to ballrooms and beyond, here are a few of our favorite wedding venues in Arkansas—and be sure to check out The Knot Vendor Marketplace for even more inspiration.

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White River Landing at Fayetteville, Arkansas

White River Landing is perfect for couples craving a rustic-themed celebration. The pristine countryside surroundings only add to the tranquil atmosphere, encouraging both you and your guests to unwind and truly take in the festivities. The Arkansas wedding venue offers 3,200 square feet of indoor space to accommodate up to 150 people, while the covered porches add an extra 1,900 square feet of space. Exchange vows surrounded by trees near a babbling creek before enjoying cocktail hour on the porch followed by drinks and dinner inside.

The Silos in Bono, Arkansas

Situated in the small city of Bono, The Silos is by far among the best Northeast Arkansas wedding venues for larger groups of up to 250 since it boasts both a beautiful barn complete with a sleek black exterior and a historic chapel. Couples who opt to exchange vows outdoors can do so in the scenic field surrounded by acres of rolling farmland. All-inclusive wedding packages are available, as is on-site lodging.

Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards in Little Rock, Arkansas

There's no denying that Sunset Lodge at Rusty Tractor Vineyards is one of the most spectacular winery wedding venues in central Arkansas. Couples can host their ceremony out on the lawn or the Pavilion, both of which offer sweeping vineyard vistas. For an open-air cocktail hour, consider the covered patio; then, make a beeline for the sunroom—which includes the use of 200 wicker chairs and 29 round tables—for your reception.

The Venue @ Cedar Creek in Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Venue @ Cedar Creek features a modern minimalist-inspired design complete with plenty of natural light, white-washed walls and, as a bonus, a wood-finished canopy to shield guests from the sun upon arrival. This Hot Springs, Arkansas wedding venue also boasts a beautiful main ballroom complete with sleek concrete floors that serves as the main ceremony and reception space for up to 200 people. While the team transforms the ballroom for your reception, guests can head out onto the lawn for cocktail hours.

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Bella Terra Estate in Cabot, Arkansas

Bella Terra Estate is one of the most versatile Cabot, Arkansas wedding venues since it offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces for tying the knot. Many couples opt to say "I do" out on the picturesque deck overlooking the pond, while the wooded ceremony area, complete with a rustic arch, is perfect for larger groups. The true star of the show at this fantastic farm wedding venue is the 200-person 6,000-square-foot event barn, which features a reclaimed wood bar and wraparound balcony.

The Ballroom at I Street in Bentonville, Arkansas

The Ballroom at I Street features a lavish 5,000-square-foot, all-white ballroom complete with 16-foot-tall ceilings and glimmering chandeliers. The tranquil tree-lined outdoor space, which also includes a greenery-filled courtyard, can be used for ceremonies or cocktail hours. And, since the venue holds up to 250 seated guests, it's ideal for wedding celebrations of all sizes large and small.

Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, Arkansas

Characterized by its beautiful on-site vineyard, stunning event spaces and 70 scenic acres, Sassafras Springs Vineyard stands out as one of the best wedding venues in northwest Arkansas. If it's not too hot, tie the knot in the open-air chapel, accommodating up to 300 people. Receptions take place inside the aptly named Stables Event Center, which had previously served as a horse farm; the expansive space holds up to 400 guests, while an additional 300 guests can be accommodated out on the deck and Veranda, which offers panoramic views of the vineyard.

Horsehead Lake Lodge and Event Center in Clarksville, Arkansas

Couples searching for a lakefront wedding venue to accommodate up to 300 of their nearest and dearest not look further than Horsehead Lake Lodge and Event Center in Clarksville. Ceremonies can be held on the deck overlooking the lake; however, in the event of rain, move the festivities indoors to the equally exceptional ceremony hall. The rustic-chic reception hall, flanked by towering trees, offers the ideal setting for drinking and dancing the night away. Last but not least is the magnificent rooftop deck, where guests can mix and mingle in style. All-inclusive packages, which fold on-site lodging and use of kayaks, canoes and pickleball courts into one flat rate, are also available.

Crystal Ridge Distillery in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Craft precious memories at Crystal Ridge Distillery (see what we did there?), which is, hands-down, one of our favorite distillery wedding venues in Arkansas. The venue is actually housed in a 100-plus-year-old building complete with industrial touches like exposed brick, original lumber rafters and 1916-era fire doors. The indoor space and adjacent covered patio, adorned with twinkling string lightning, holds up to 200 guests. The picturesque scenery—including tranquil forests and crystal-clear lakes—is just the icing on the (wedding) cake.

Alda's Magnolia Hill in Little Rock, Arkansas

This ultra-scenic 31-acre Arkansas wedding venue looks like it's been plucked straight out of a storybook thanks to its breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, including a tranquil lake plus plenty of trees and lush greenery. The covered reception area overlooks the water and serves as the perfect backdrop for celebrations, while the outdoor ceremony space, which features a romantic stone altar and lakeside chandelier, is equally noteworthy. We especially love that fireworks, a horse and carriage, antique cars and more are all included at Alda's Magnolia Hill—which can help you save thousands of dollars in the long run.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

Art-loving, Arkansas-based couples can—and should—host their special day at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. This one-of-a-kind museum wedding venue spans 120 acres, including spring-fed ponds, sculpture-studded walking trails and an enclosed glass bridge overlooking the water, making for some seriously stunning photo ops. Both indoor and outdoor event spaces are available, including several lawns and wooded ceremony sites as well as the expansive Great Hall and Eleven restaurant. These spaces hold up to 500 people and feature floor-to-ceiling windows and tall, pine-beamed ceilings, and the 150-person Modern Art Gallery that boasts a chandelier by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

The Wedding Barn and Event Center at Carter Reaper Farm in Pangburn, Arkansas

Don't be fooled by its name: The Wedding Barn and Event Center at Carter Reaper Farm actually offers several indoor and outdoor event spaces to suit any style—it's no wonder why it made our list of the best Arkansas wedding venues. The mountaintop micro-chapel is perfect for elopements and micro-weddings, while larger outdoor ceremonies can take place pretty much anywhere else since the venue spans a whopping 95 acres. Host a rustic reception inside the Stables, which holds up to 165 people. Larger soirees are held in the 350-person Wedding Barn, which offers a striking red-hued exterior, cream-colored interiors, polished concrete flooring and dual staircases that lead to the mezzanine where newlyweds can make their grand entrance.

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