Becoming a Crescent Bride
The moment has come, she looks one last time in the mirror, takes a deep breath, smiles and imagines herself as a little girl dreaming what her big day would be like. It has arrived.
At the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa your dreams come true. Nostalgic, Memorable and Romantic is how you feel when married at this Arkansas Icon.
For those of you that have over 100 guests , we have developed thoughts for when it’s your turn to see what “Your Wedding Day” could be like at the Crescent Hotel… Enjoy our recommendations
For the rest of your life, friends and acquaintances will say “ You were married at the Crescent Hotel… wow” Our Crescent Brides love the location of the Eureka Springs. The Hotel, tucked away high atop the Ozark Mountains includes beautiful views, delicately manicured gardens and a great valley below. This is what will be in your wedding photos creating a beautiful backdrop for the Bride and Groom to be featured. Featuring a wide variety of options for both inside or outside wedding ceremony and receptions we always encourage a site visit before decisions are made.
Planning your big day can become very overwhelming and support from your wedding partners is important. At the Crescent Hotel you will meet a sales manager that coach you, make suggestions and will guide you through all the steps of your wedding plans while at the hotel and with our supporting vendors. Attention to detail is important and with so much to do with the wedding as a whole, support on the spa, lodging, ceremony and reception is important. We care about your dream and we pride ourselves in that It feels like you have a personal friend taking care of all the big plans.
Only at the Crescent Hotel can brides and their bridesmaids enjoy getting ready inside the hotel and at the salon. The New Moon Bridal Studio offers a private, relaxed Living room, three faceted full length mirror, bridal closet and bath making it easy for the bridal party to get ready together while enjoying one another’s company. Much larger than any hotel room or suite, you also have the option of having a catered luncheon.
Romantic Ceremonies with beautiful settings are a special feature of any event in the Wedding Capital of the South. The Crescent Wedding Sales Managers recommend for Wedding Ceremonies over 100 attendees- four options.
The Crescent Fountain Gardens has been expanded and improved in 2013 to further its status as the premier outdoor ceremony venue.
For a Downtown and indoor event with a historic flair, The Basin Park Hotel’s Barefoot Ballroom is a 2300 square foot ballroom surrounded by stained glass windows, large stage and still has its original pine flooring.
World Renown Thorncrown Chapel, only 3 miles from hotel, is one of the most impressive glass chapels ever built. Standing 48 feet tall with 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass, this makes for a special one of a kind wedding site.
For events up to 300, The Thorncrown Worship Center, located adjacent to the Chapel is equally as stunning. Designed by the E Fay Jones, the worship center creates a incredible backdrop to what is the most impressive bridal march available. The Worship Center can hold up to 300 people.
*SPECIAL NOTE — The Crescent Hotel is the only wedding partner that can book a year out with Thorncrown Chapel and the Worship Center.
For your reception you might choose an evening sunset ceremony in the front of the fountain garden and the wedding reception in the Conservatory and Gazebo Boardwalk. Decorations are put in place and evening candles light up the Conservatory room for a romantic, intimate setting.
You could decide to go with the wedding vendors that the hotel offered to include an acoustic guitarist for your walk down the aisle and a fun DJ for the reception party. You offered your guests a couple of cakes to choose from, both a grooms cake and a wedding cake as well as an open bar with champagne for toasting. The staff are professionals with a lot of wedding experience as you will find them very attentive and helpful in making your day stress free. When the last song has played, you will find yourself thanking everyone for coming, however equally as thankful for your bridal suite and comfortable bed located just upstairs. The next morning you meet everyone again for the Crescent’s famous Sunday Brunch in the Crystal Ballroom. This added a special moment to reconnect with the stress fleeting and great memories instilled. After brunch you say your goodbye’s and your off on your honeymoon. Nostalgic, Romantic and Memorable to say the least. Make plans on coming back to the Crescent Hotel to celebrate your 1 year anniversary as this grand Historic Hotel of America is now a significant part of your lifetime memories.
Reception Options at The Crescent Hotel
This is the best place for a large outdoor garden wedding. The fountain area makes a perfect backdrop for a ceremony as the bride makes her way through the garden path. The gardens have recently been expanded to hold up to 350 people. A big garden tent would make a romantic enclosed area for an outdoor garden reception.
An elegant room surrounded with windows on three sides of the room overlooking the gardens, hardwood floors and delicate chandeliers set this room off as truly one-of-a-kind. A boardwalk and stairwell leads out to a gazebo and fountain gardens, perfect for a garden ceremony. Brides and families enjoy having the garden access for a ceremony and an intimate room for a reception.
Walking into this grand ballroom will take your breath away not only by the size but the historic, romantic setting of this room. With the ability to fit 300 people you definitely will not be limited on space for a grand wedding. Hardwood floors, granite top bar, and chandeliers make this room a perfect setting for a fun and memorable wedding.
Step right outside of the hotel onto the East Lawn with a scenic view of the Ozark valley below. The East Lawn has a gazebo backdrop, perfect for an outdoor ceremony or the lawn provides an intimate area for a garden tent reception.
The Crescent Hotel has been in the wedding business for many years and averages about 250 weddings a year so they have many local and regional wedding partners to help you out on your big day if you want ideas on cakes, flowers, music etc. View the Wedding Partners of Eureka Springs.