Eureka Springs Wedding Guide

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Happily Ever After Begins Here.

The Wedding Capital Of The South! ™

Eureka Springs, Arkansas has been in the romance business since day one. The city was officially incorporated on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 1880—the Victorian Era—and since then has been a destination primarily associated with beauty and romance. Most brides-to-be have a vision of their perfect wedding long before their engagement, but once they start on the serious planning, all the decisions and arrangements can feel a bit overwhelming. That’s where Eureka Springs comes in. Known for its beauty, its eccentricity, its art and architecture, Eureka Springs is an unforgettable backdrop for the perfect wedding. In fact, due to the extraordinary number of weddings performed here every year, the city is known as the “Wedding Capital of the South™.” There are dozens of caring wedding professionals ready to help a bride make her special day the most wonderful day of her life. Weddings in Eureka Springs run from the traditional chapels and churches, like the architectural masterpiece Thorncrown Chapel, to romantic events set in and around one of our historic hotels and inns, or to more intimate nuptials in the parlors or gardens of a Victorian B&B. There’s even very distinctive and unique weddings in caves, on horseback, at the wildlife refuge, or at one of our beautiful springs. In Eureka Springs, Arkansas you can get married virtually anywhere, and anytime, you choose!

Rules For Tying The Knot • Visit the Eureka Springs County Clerk’s office at 44 S. Main St., Eureka Springs, Arkansas

• A marriage license is $60 cash in exact change, valid for 60 days and can be used same day

• Both parties must be 18 or older

• Same sex marriage is allowed and welcomed

• Both parties must be present • A Driver’s license or original birth certificate and the Social Security number of both parties are required for a marriage license

There is no minister or Justice Of The Peace available at the courthouse, so parties are responsible for making their own arrangements.

County Clerk’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F; and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, weather permitting. Closed on legal holidays.

Our Wedding Providers WEDDING VENUES 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast Address: 5 Ojo Phone: 479-253-6734 The award-winning 5 Ojo Inn B&B has nine rooms/suites and features two authentic Victorian homes and two cottages on the historic loop. 1886 Crescent Hotel Address: 75 Prospect Avenue Phone: 479-253-9766 High atop the Arkansas Ozarks sits Eureka Springs’ mountaintop spa resort that is “the symbol of Arkansas hospitality” 1905 Basin Park Hotel Address: 12 Spring Street Phone: 479-253-7837 The Barefoot Ballroom, The Atrium, and The Ozark Room are all perfect for wedding celebrations. Angel at Rose Hall Address: 46 Hillside Avenue Phone: 479-253-5405 AAA Four Diamond Victorian Mansion specializing in weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and special getaways. A Garden of Dreams & Chapel Address: 105 Jordan Drive Phone: 479-253-5761 Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder, you will find what you are looking for at A Garden of Dreams Bed and Breakfast. A Wedding At Hidden Acres Address: 7004 Hwy 62 West Phone: 800-816-7435 We are a deluxe wedding and Bed and Breakfast Cottage establishment set on six-wooded acres overlooking a valley, just minutes from downtown. Arsenic & Old Lace B & B Inn Address: 60 Hillside Avenue Phone: 479-253-5454 Victorian mansion with luxurious accommodations featuring Jacuzzis, spa showers, fireplaces, breakfasts, romantic get-a-way packages, and more.

Beaver Lakefront Cabins Address: 1234 CR 120 Phone: 479-253-9210 Luxurious lakefront cabins and suites with glass walls facing Beaver Lake. Upscale decor with lake view Jacuzzis, stone fireplaces, full kitchens. Best Western Eureka Inn Address: 101 East Van Buren Phone: 479-253-9551 We offer ample, level parking; restaurant on premises; Eureka’s largest outdoor heated pool; in-room coffee; and a free full breakfast served in the Victorian atmosphere. Blue Spring Heritage Center Address: 1537 CR 210 Phone: 479-253-9244 The largest spring in Northwest Arkansas, Blue Spring flows 38 million gallons of water every day. Bombadil’s Café Address: 580 West Van Buren (Hwy 62) Phone: 479-363-6024 We are focused on supporting local farmers by serving local ingredients whenever possible, nourishing our community, and every traveler who may wander by! Castle Rogue’s Manor Address: 7004 Hwy 62 West Phone: 800-250-5827 Hold your special occasion in the area’s only 15,000 sq. ft. castle overlooking Tablerock Lake. Center Stage Eureka Address: 132 Huntsville Road Phone: 479-530-0002 Perfect for weddings, events, and concerts seating from 50 to over 500 guests. Cliff Cottage Inn Address: 40 Armstrong Phone: 479-253-7409 Features romantic, elegant Jacuzzi suites and individual cottages with private hot tubs. Cosmic Cavern Address: 6386 Hwy 21, Berryville, AR Phone: 870-749-2298 Visitors are led through one of the Ozarks’ prettiest caves. View two underground lakes, one with trout. Silent Splendor is one of Arkansas’ most incredible underground jewels.

Cottage Inn Address: 450 West Van Buren Phone: 479-253-5282 Perfect setting for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Enjoy the country setting, delicious cuisine, and the peacefulness of the Ozarks. EconoLodge Address: 2015 East Van Buren Phone: 479-253-9501 Our staff is available to help with all the details: flowers, tuxedos, photographers, reception plans, candles and decorations, breakfast in bed, music, cake, and more. Eureka Springs Riverview Wedding Chapel Address: 161 County Road 210 Phone: 479-244-0171 With incredible views of Inspiration Valley, the White River and rolling Ozark Mountains, the Eureka Springs Riverview Wedding Chapel is the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Eureka Sunset Lodge & Cabins Address: 10 Dogwood Ridge Phone: 479-253-9565 Just minutes from the heart of downtown you will find our rustic elegant cabins and cottage-style rooms nestled on six wooded acres right in the village itself. King beds, Jacuzzis for two, dual shower heads, fireplaces. We specialize in small weddings for two. Our grounds make for the perfect outdoor elopment. Beautiful, Simple and Stress Free! Evening Shade Inn Address: 3079 East Van Buren Phone: 479-253-6264 Enjoy a spacious king bed, a two-person jetted tub, a fireplace and all the other amenities in your suite or cottage. Not your typical Eureka Springs lodging. All rooms are spacious and have paved parking. Grand Central Hotel Address: 37 North Main Phone: 479-253-6756 The Grand Central Hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown within easy walking distance to shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Our Wedding Providers Continued Heartstone Inn Address: 35 Kings Highway Phone: 479-253-8916 The Heartstone Inn B&B has 11 modern, well-appointed rooms, suites or cottages and is renowned for providing the finest facilities, personalized service, and one of a kind full breakfast on the Historic Loop. Hidden Springs Bed and Breakfast Address: 23 Hillside Avenue Phone: 479-253-8688 PAMPERING INCLUDES: private entrance suites and cottages, jacuzzis, decks, exquisite decor, antiques, movies, guest parking and trolley access. FULL gourmet BREAKFAST DELIVERED to your private accommodation! Intimate WEDDINGS and romantic PACKAGES available. Hidden Valley Guest Ranch Address: 777 Hidden Valley Ranch Road Phone: 479-253-9777 Built in the early fifties, this clasic red and white barn is a magical location for your wedding. Hidden Valley is family owned and operated and we want your wedding to be the most special day of your life-- come see the difference we can make! Hogsveil Address: 3012 East Van Buren Phone: 479-253-9493 Romantic magical cottages with Jacuzzi’s and private sauna’s set in a fairy tale village right out of a Harry Potter book. Set in a wooded area, yet just minutes from the historic shopping district and the Passion Play. We are close to a trolley stop so your stay will be one of convenience with no traffic worries. Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center Address: 207 West Van Buren Phone: 479-253-9768 Eureka Springs’ only full-service resort, attendees are invited to enjoy our oversized guest rooms and suites, outdoor pool, spa, game court, mini-golf course, game room, entertainment deck, and other amenities. Judge Roy Bean’s Old Time Photo’s and Weddings Address: 29 South Main Street Phone: 479-253-5848 We perform legal weddings in your clothes or our period costumes ranging from Civil War to Roaring 20s. We perform weddings privately in our Victorian wedding parlor (10-12 people).

Lakeshore Cabins Address: 2174 Mundell Road Phone: 479-253-7699 Escape the hustle and bustle of your busy life to Lake Shore Cabins on Beaver Lake! Reconnect with nature here in the beautiful Ozark Mountains and create memories that last a lifetime. Lake Lucerne Resort Address: 48 County Road 317 Phone: 479-253-8780 Offering a comfortable living space, full kitchen, gas fireplace and jetted tub for two, these Eureka Springs cottages features hardwood floors, stained glass, and eclectic antiques. Land-0-Nod Inn Address: 109 Huntsville Road Phone: 479-253-6262 Savor the hospitality and convenience. We’re close to everything in Eureka Springs and within walking distance to several terrific restaurants. Awardwinning gardens, free continental breakfast. Little Glass Wedding Chapel At Red Bud Valley Address: 369 County Road 340 Phone: 877-253-9028 This little chapel on the water’s edge of the pond features full panoramic views of nature in all her splendor… the big stone fireplace will add warmth to any season. Melonlight Ballroom Address: 2 Pine Street Phone: 720-278-5672 The Melonlight Ballroom was built over 100 years ago on the creed of ‘Friendship, Love & Truth’, it is literally carved into the ceilings and the floors. That warm, loving energy resides in this sacred space and in our heartfelt service. It is our intention to make your special event exactly as you imagine. Oak Crest Cottages and Treehouses Address: 526 West Van Buren Phone: 479-253-9493 Romantic & Fun, Luxury to Budget lodging and just minutes from the Historic District! Open Air Meditation Sanctuary Address: 268 CR 3027 Phone: 405-249-7931 The perfect place for an outdoor wedding, a contemplative walk, sitting meditation, meeting place with friends, outdoor yoga, picnic lunch or for nature play and education with your children.

Peabody House Bed & Breakfast Address: 7 Armstrong Phone: 479-253-5376 A unique and stylish inn overlooking the soul of Eureka Springs. A place to truly relax (and finally finish that novel), the Peabody House offers excellent amenities, cleverly couched in classic antique style with touches of whimsy. The Peabody will spoil you with privacy, luxury and convenience. Pond Mountain Lodge & Resort Address: 1218 Hwy 23 South Phone: 479-253-5877 Spacious and very private suites or secluded cabins with wooded views on 150 acres at mountain top. Swimming pool, and large fishing ponds. All suites have Jacuzzis, fireplaces, and lots more! Red Bud Manor Address: 7 Kings Highway Phone: 479-253-9649 An elegantly restored Colonial Revival home designed with relaxing in mind. The perfect place for a romantic weekend, a small elegant wedding, receptions and bridal showers. Ridge Top Resort and Chapel of the Angels Address: 13819 HWY 187 Phone: 479-981-0394 Here at the Ridge Top Resort and Chapel of the Angels, we specialize in small intimate two people weddings. You have chosen an elopement wedding so that you can focus on each other and experience this special time together. Rock Cottage Gardens Address: 10 Eugenia Street Phone: 479-253-8659 Rock Cottage Gardens B&B Inn & Gardener’s Wedding Chapel, historic full-service B&B and wedding venue located on the historic loop just minutes from downtown. Sherwood Court Address: 248 West Van Buren Phone: 479-253-8920 Imagine staying in your own “little house”, one of our awesome cottages, each with its own theme, to best fit your preferences, tastes or needs — from the romantic cottages with whirlpools, single or double cottages to our kitchenette cottage, and our affordable single and double guest rooms.

Sky Ridge Pavilion Address: 637 County Road 111 Phone: 800-242-3128 From formal to rustic, the Pavilion is the natural choice for destination weddings, receptions and special events. The Original Treehouse Cottages Address: 165 West Van Buren Phone: 479-253-8667 Our grounds make for the perfect outdoor wedding, elopement or vow renewal setting. We are happy to help you in any way we can on your special day! The Rosalie Wedding & Tour Home Address: 282 Spring Street Phone: 479-253-7377 The Rosalie, built in 1889, is available for small weddings of up to 25 guests.

Thorncrown Chapel Address: Hwy 62 West Phone: 479-253-7401 A 48-foot tall glass structure with 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. It was designed by renowned architect E. Fay Jones. Available for daily visitation, retreats and weddings. Called the most beautiful chapel in the world, the glass and wood wonder hide deep in a woodland setting. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Address: 239 Turpentine Creek Lane Phone: 479-253-5841 Situated atop the scenic Ozark Mountains - with beautiful vistas and sunsets rivaling that of any northwest Arkansas destination - Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is uniquely capable of hosting intimate gatherings, as well as large productions.

Wisteria Lane Weddings at Kings River Chapel Address: 1093 County Road 226 Phone: 888-947-8374 The romantic, secluded, beautiful woodland setting of our luxurious Eureka Springs Cabins beckons you with the promise of privacy, relaxation and refreshing. This extraordinary place is perfect for celebrating Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Birthdays or a Get-Away for the stressed, and even Desperate Housewives.

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Our Wedding Providers Continued BAKERIES. Colossal Cupcakes and Cones Address: 101 North Main Street Phone: 479-253-5470 Known for cupcakes that are 4X the ordinary, Colossal Cupcakes’ menu includes cupcakes, cookies and ice cream and has fashioned a one-of-a-kind CupCone that features an oversized waffle cone, ice cream and cupcake combined. Cravings Bakery Address: 137 East Van Buren Phone: 479-363-6576 “CRAVINGS” is a place where you bring in what’s in your head and your heart, and we turn it into a beautiful work of art that’s not only beautiful, but delicious and...... leaves you “craving” more!

Sun Fest Market Address: 1 Forest Park Drive, Holiday Island, AR Phone: 479-253-5028 Located about 5 miles north of Eureka Springs, off of Hwy. 23, Sun Fest Market has everything you need for a wedding, family reunion, graduation, birthday party or even a company meeting. We can help you feed your hungry guests! The Baker’s Table Address: 77 Spring Street Phone: 479-981-3151 The Baker’s Table Cafe and Bakery Boutique is just as unique and quirky as you’d expect from a local shop in Eureka Springs.

FLORISTS Holiday Island Flowers and Gifts Address: 2051 East Van Buren Phone: 479-253-6776

PLANNERS The Vintage Soul Events Address: 567 B Passion Play Road Phone: 479-366-8088 Our philosophy is simply put, “Your Day…. Your Way”. We specialize in making your dream day a reality and work within your budget. It’s in the details that make a wedding truly memorable and uniquely yours. We take pride in providing this to our brides.

TRANSPORTATION Eureka Springs Limousine Address: Eureka Springs Phone: 479-981-4992 Need a ride home? Try our “Famous $7.00 Rides”.

Our Wedding Providers Continued PHOTOGRAPHY Ashley Kimbrough Photography Phone: 479-981-1151 RELAXED. FUN. UNFORGETTABLE. Weddings can be stressful but your photos don’t have to be. Heidi Schoeffler Photography Phone: 314-359-2512 Email: Heidi Schoeffler Photography has been designed with a creative fine arts background and a journalistic, storytelling style specializing in weddings, seniors, and boudoir portraits. Jill’s Photography Phone: 479-244-7161 Email: Eureka Springs is a beautiful place to visit and get married! I strive to provide professional relaxed photography coverage while I am shooting any event. Lema Street Photography & Weddings Address: 7 Lema Street Phone: 479-244-7824 We tell stories. Whether it is a love story, a journey, or journalistic, we want to share yours through our lens. We specialize in engagements, weddings, and senior photography. We are also licensed ministers if you are ready for “I DO”.

Melanie Myhre Photography & Film Address: 84 County Road 332 Phone: 479-981-3765 David and I are a husband and wife team with a passion for capturing playful and genuine moments, interaction and emotion. Our style is elegantly artistic and timeless. Our approach is both professional and down to earth. Purdy Art Company Phone: 479-244-5120 Email: We have been photographing weddings in Eureka Springs since 2003. I have been a wedding photographer since 1983. Silvey Dreams Photography Phone: 479-244-5557 Not only is capturing the beauty of our clients important but incorporating the unique Eureka surroundings as well. We look forward to capturing your special day next! The Imagery/Susan B. Storch Photography Address: 333 Timberlake Lane Phone: 479-253-7878 I believe event photography has to be done spectacularly well. Beautiful imagery incorporating technical expertise with great sensitively. Worry free, stress free and a whole lot of fun!

Toni Albers Photography Phone: 870-553-2556 I love to connect with and photograph clients in stunning landscapes offering so many beautiful locations for weddings, engagement and couples sessions, and also family sessions. I am well versed at shooting weddings at many of the venues in my area and am open to adventure so contact me about capturing your special day wherever it may be. Trinity Ridge Photography Phone: 479-225-5104 We are a father/daughter team! We started Trinity Ridge Photography back in 2006, and have since shot over 400 weddings and hundreds of portraits sessions in Arkansas and across the United States.

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The Countdown Is On!

Use this check list, courtesy of Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission, to make the hassle of wedding planning that much simpler and effortless. Looking at the bigger picture can point out details that you may have missed or forgotten. Good luck, and we hope this guide has helped you in making your special day one you will never forget.

12 MONTHS  Budget  Number of Guests  Reserve Ceremony

and Reception Venue

9 MONTHS  Compiling Names for Guest List  Choose Wedding Party  Begin Researching Services

6 MONTHS  Reserve Florist  Reserve Photographer  Send “Save-The-Date”  Book Wedding Officiant  Look into Honeymoon Options

4-5 MONTHS  Create Wedding Registry  Order Cake and Companies for the Ceremony  Choose Rehearsal Dinner Location (Florists, Photographers, Vendors, etc.)  Purchase Wedding Rings 8 MONTHS 2-3 MONTHS  Reserve Caterer  Mail Wedding Invitations  Reserve Band or DJ  Mail Rehearsal Dinner Invitations for the Reception  Have Dress Fitting  Buy Wedding Dress  Finalize Menu with Caterer

1 MONTH  Make Sure RSVP’s are IN  Make a Table Seating Chart  Plan Wedding Day Timeline 2 WEEKS  Marriage License and Name

Change Documents  Write Toasts  Send Final Payments

Happily Ever After’s what we do! Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a place known for romance and beauty, where love is always in the air! So what better place to begin one of life’s greatest journeys? When you’re planning the perfect “Happily Ever After” say “I do” to Eureka Springs.