10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Arkansas You’ll Love

Known as the “Diamond State,” Arkansas is filled with lush greenery, mountains, and rivers. Plus, a stunning selection of venues with scenic vistas and rich history!

Looking for a whimsical castle estate to say “I do”? Or perhaps a stunning botanical garden, or a modern indoor/outdoor barn with soaring beams and chandeliers?

Brides and grooms interested in natural beauty with a touch of grandeur will find the southeastern state to be the perfect destination for their nuptials. A typical wedding in Arkansas ranges around $14,900 (according to data gathered in 2021).

Read on for some of the best outdoor wedding venues in Arkansas!

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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.

Find The Chapel at Dragonfly Farms at Chapel Dragonfly or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Castle on Stagecoach

These 100 acres are a dream come true for a royal-inspired wedding with a countryside twist.

Boasting turrets, towers, ponds, horses, and pastures—among many other surrounding features—outdoor options at the Castle on Stagecoach are endless.

Looking to make your grand entrance on a horse-drawn carriage? Perhaps you have a large ceremony? Or maybe you’re hoping to keep things more intimate? The Castle on Stagecoach is truly a dream come true for accommodating any whim!

Price Range: Starts at $4,500.

Capacity: Up to 400 guests.

Find The Castle on Stagecoach at The Castle on Stagecoach or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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.

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.

Plus, plenty of pricing options make it an appealing choice for a variety of budgets.

Price Range: $250 to $3,600.

Capacity: Up to 1,000 guests.

Find the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Equani Lodge

Situated on Lake Norfork, Equani Lodge is perfect for accommodating your out-of-town guests looking to make a weekend of it—with the area’s surrounding waterfalls, water skiing options, and more.

On the lodge site, the stone and cedar architecture with the lake backdrop is the perfect setting for the rustic couple. Brides and grooms can exchange vows under an arch, share drinks at a poolside bar, and dance under the stars.

Price Range: Starts at $7,484.

Capacity: Up to 100 guests.

Find Equani Lodge at Equani Lodge or check out Facebook or Instagram.

BoBrook Farms

This family-owned and operated farm is a dreamy wedding choice. Since 1994, BoBrook Farms has served as a working farm, a winery, and an event venue featuring a 4,200 square-foot barn (with AC/heating), as well as a 6,000 square-foot open space barn.

Many couples choose to get married in the 10 acres of fields, surrounded by 100-year-old pecan trees and the perfect country breeze.

Price Range: Starts at $4,460.

Capacity: Up to 500 guests.

Find BoBrook Farms at BoBrook Farms or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Garland Springs Manor

At this elegant wedding 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.

Find Garland Springs Manor at Garland Springs Manor or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Alda’s Magnolia Hill

Looking to get married in a place that resembles a painting? Located in Little Rock, Alda’s Magnolia Hill offers idyllic charm, lakeside views (three acres worth), and magnolia trees.

Its 1918 origins and misty scenery are a photographer’s dream, giving ceremonies a magical, otherworldly feel. Even better? A dove release over the lake is one of the venue’s iconic offerings!

Plus, the estate features a chandelier-studded dock, beautiful wooden rowboats, a horse-drawn carriage, and a vintage automobile perfect for a grand exit with fireworks.

Price Range: Starts at $8,000.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find Alda’s Magnolia Hill at Alda’s Magnolia Hill or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Humphreys Dairy Farm

This 100-year-old dairy farm is one of the most historic and sought-after 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.

Find Humphreys Dairy Farm at Humphreys Dairy Farm or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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.

Find The Glass Factory at The Glass Factory or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Gardens at Harmony

This premier event venue—previously a garden center—is a breathtaking option for an outdoor wedding.

Their newest addition, the New Orleans Courtyard, is modeled after the city of New Orleans and provides an open-air space for receptions and dancing.

Or, say “I do” on the patio, surrounded by lush greenery, an elegant stone fireplace, and the ambiance of softly-lit lights.

Plus, koi ponds and a stunning outdoor glass garden provide the serenity needed for the big day.

Price Range: Quotes available online.

Capacity: Up to 400 guests.

Find The Gardens at Harmony at Harmony Gardens or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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