Many brides-to-be look to Hot Springs when they plan their wedding and for a good reason! Hot Springs offers a unique and scenic backdrop no matter where you plan to host your special day.
Hot Springs offers a variety of unique wedding options for any bride. If you're looking to bring a histoical charm to your wedding day check out one of our breathtaking Bed & Breakfasts. For the nature lover, explore the breathtaking wedding locations offered at Hot Springs' own botanical gardens, Garvan Woodland Gardens. Take advantage of Hot Springs three area lakes and plan your wedding with a lake backdrop, like at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hot Springs or Lookout Pointe Lakeside Inn. Feeling lucky? Plan your wedding at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, with a ceremony in the legendary racetrack infield or in the brand new event center.
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Editorial by Arkansas Bride Magazine, 2022
Add an extra layer of excitement to your wedding by planning a destination ceremony in Hot Springs. With lush gardens, sparkling lakes and scenic mountains, the charming city features historic buildings and unique attractions around every corner. Plus, its central location is just a short drive from anywhere in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.
Save big on the wedding of your dreams without sacrificing a single luxury in historic Hot Springs. The average cost of a wedding in Hot Springs was $16,186 in 2021, according to The Wedding Report. The national average was $27,063.
The abundance of easily accessible vendors makes this city a one-stop-shop and your wedding as stress-free as possible. With friendly vendors that feel like life-long friends and venues that aren’t too far away—your combinations of rehearsal, ceremony and reception spots are virtually endless! Better yet? Experienced wedding planners like Lepine's Weddings, Signature Events and Lulu’s Events can handle the entire process for you.
Build your wedding day menu with dishes from reputable caterers like Hot Springs Catering Co., Catering Temptations and Taco Mama. Treat your guests to Taste of Eden Bakery for traditional wedding cakes and other desserts. Turn to Katie Keith Photography for photos of your big day. She loves capturing those big, memorable moments as much as the private and romantic memories you’ll never want to forget. Looking for a well-known, experienced florist? We’re excited to welcome Lepine’s Wedding & Events Florals to our list of favorite florists in Hot Springs.
Discover a stunning spot to say I do in Hot Springs, from woodland chapels to waterfront views—you can’t go wrong. The most picturesque location is perhaps the Anthony Chapel, part of the 210-acre Garvan Woodland Gardens. Whether you’re eloping or planning a traditional wedding, your guests receive all-day access to the gardens on your special day. With elegant floor-to-ceiling glass walls surrounded by lush gardens, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most visited attractions in the state.
Of course, the entire city is nestled in the Ouachita Mountain Valley with scenic lakes, historic architecture, vista views and verdant backdrops; there’s no shortage of striking photo ops.
The historic Hamp Williams Building is perfect for couples looking for a space with vintage flair or exposed brick and beams for industrial vibes. The warehouse can be used as a ceremony and reception space for a large wedding, while Room 504 can accommodate up to 105 guests. And its lush courtyard and pavilion offer an outdoor option for ceremonies, cocktail hours and portrait sessions.
The new Chittum Venue at Forest Lakes is a great blank-canvas space. Whether you’re throwing a party, rehearsal or wedding, its 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space can be transformed into the venue of your dreams. The grandroom boasts big chandeliers and a rustic fireplace, while the patio offers a pergola with string lights for ambiance.
One of Hot Springs’ most well-known attractions is Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. From horse racing to a hotel and spa, fine dining, bars and a casino, this attraction and wedding venue has it all. Newly expanded, this destination resort is the perfect space for brides and grooms looking for a fun, memorable wedding weekend.
Also new, The Reserve at Hot Springs is a luxe boutique hotel with immaculate grounds for ceremonies and receptions. It abounds with spots for beautiful wedding portraits. Conveniently located across the street from Oaklawn, guests will not only love the beautiful rooms, incredible customer service and high-end amenities, they’ll also love partaking in the neighboring casino and racetrack amusements.
Looking for something different? Hotel Hot Springs is a 14-story building with scenic views of the historic downtown area and the Ouachita Mountains. The Vaughan-Palmer House is a charming and historic space for micro-weddings and elopements, or bachelorette weekends and mini-moons.
Discover Crystal Ridge Distillery, a new and unique wedding venue in downtown Hot Springs. Located within walking distance of Central Avenue and Bathhouse Row, this 3,600-square-foot space is the perfect venue for the modern bride. Experience the beauty of the 1920s building, with tables and chairs, in-house catering and bars included for your special day.
In a town nicknamed the Spa City, couples and their entourages can de-stress with spa treatments at many tranquil spots all over town, including wellness soaks at a historic Hot Springs bathhouse. As for spas, Mountain Harbor Resort’s Turtle Cove Spa was named one of the top 50 spas in 2020 by Spas of America.