So, you’ve decided on an Arkansas wedding, but you’ve got a tight budget! In case you’re curious, a typical wedding in Arkansas ranges around $14,900 (according to data gathered in 2021).
While a lot of the cost depends on your desired guest count or venue type, most mid-range weddings stay within this price point!
But have no fear: There are plenty of gorgeous, budget-friendly options for the big day…and we’ve compiled the top of the 10 affordable wedding venues in Arkansas.
From picturesque farms and chapels to a manor and beautiful spaces with historic significance—Arkansas has a lot to offer. So read on, Diamond State brides!
The Chapel at Dragonfly Farms
Constructed in 1882, the Chapel at Dragonfly Farms offers country living with pastoral charm.
Wedding parties and guests can enjoy the beautiful roofed patio for receptions, the iconic red doors for photography, and the surrounding landscape for sunset views.
Even better? Because the cozy chapel is nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, many brides and grooms spot wildlife—like deer and bird species—while exchanging their vows!
Price Range: Starts at $1,077.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
A View To Remember Wedding and Event Venue
Surrounded by the misty Ouachita Mountains, A View To Remember Wedding and Event Venue offers the perfect vantage for simple nuptials.
Couples can choose to exchange their vows in the rustic field, or under an arbor, before moving to the barn for reception festivities.
Guests can enjoy lawn games, sip cocktails while enjoying the sunset, and dance under the stars. The welcoming, pastoral atmosphere is the perfect choice for a memorable day!
Price Range: Starts at $1,687.
Capacity: Up to 200 guests.
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
This option—a stunning glass chapel known by locals as the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel–isn’t one to be missed.
Nestled in the forest of Northwest Arkansas, the chapel is surrounded by whimsical trees and greenery.
The intricate glass and wood architecture is also the perfect choice for the ethereal bride looking to capture photos with an illuminated sunset view.
Price: $2,000 (includes 90-day deposit, booking deposit, and 2-hour rental).
Capacity: Up to 120 guests.
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Voted by CitiScapes Magazine as one of the best places to get married in Arkansas, this botanic garden has every detail for a fairytale aesthetic.
Given this, it may be surprising that the venue is attainable, even for low budgets—thanks to its wide range of packages!
Couples can marry under a rose-surrounded arbor, perennial garden, or one of the smaller property gardens.
A beautiful terrace offers a perfect space to set up an outdoor dance floor, or reception tables and chairs.
Price Range: Options are available starting at $250.
Capacity: Up to 1,000 guests.
Garland Springs Manor
At this elegant venue, ceremonies can be held on the expansive grounds or at the ridge overlook (with a valley vista).
Looking to incorporate your unique style? The onsite venue team works to make any dream come true, with a variety of rustic and floral decor packages available to couples.
Vintage farm items, arbors, hay bales, and twinkle lights make for the ultimate setup on Garland Springs Manors’ 20 acres of lush property.
Price Range: Starts at $1,750.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Humphreys Dairy Farm
This 100-year-old dairy farm is one of the most historic and sought-after wedding venues in the state of Arkansas.
Inside, the farmhouse offers plenty of space for wedding day preparation, while the surrounding land is the picturesque backdrop for a stunning wedding ceremony and reception.
What’s more: The property’s original barn is the perfect spot for a reception and dancing, with heating/AC for year-round celebration opportunities.
Price Range: $179 to $1,795.
Capacity: Up to 100 guests.
The Glass Factory
Dreaming of a venue with historic charm? Look no further! The Glass Factory juxtaposes an industrial atmosphere with antique, yet modern elegance.
The former glass factory has been fully redone to feature a beautiful exterior, a pergola with an evergreen background (enough space to seat 300 guests), and some indoor event space for emergencies.
Its simple architecture is perfect for a bride who wants to make the space her own for the day!
Price Range: Starts at $1,800.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
The Barn at the Springs
On the hunt for a world-class wedding venue with a warm, rustic aesthetic and events team? Look no further! The Barn at the Springs is the ideal blend of indoor/outdoor space with get-ready rooms, an on-site coordinator, a full kitchen, seating, and more.
Surrounded by the panoramic Ozarks, the property has many great lawn spaces for reciting vows—plus a spacious Grand Ballroom with shiplap and vintage chandeliers.
Spend the evening dancing on the sunset patio, and usher in the start of forever!
Price: Starts at $2,500.
Capacity: Up to 400 guests.
With a 100+-year-old history and main street convenience, The Ravington is a unique choice for the artsy-loving couple. It offers an elegant yet industrial interior with exposed bricks, luxurious pre-wedding lounges, Edison lighting, and stained glass windows.
Ceremonies are typically held in the 3,000-square-foot courtyard or the romantic First Room. Most brides love the original tin 20-foot-high ceilings and romantic chandeliers (there are seven)!
Bonus: Want food trucks? The Ravington allows just about any form of catering!
Price: Starts at $1,000.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.
Pratt Place Inn and Barn
Set on 140 acres of idyllic meadows and woodlands, Pratt Place Inn and Barn is a charming wedding venue, perfect for nature lovers.
The property features an elegant cottage with seven rooms, open for wedding week reservation—currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
With skylights, high-set windows, and exposed wood, The Barn is perhaps the most popular spot for receptions. Dual staircases lead to a cozy loft above, where guests can enjoy a cocktail and watch the lively celebrations below.
Price: Options are available starting at $500.
Capacity: Up to 350 guests.