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Winter Rates on Summer Dates!

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Enjoy Winter Rates on these Summer Dates

SATURDAY, HOT DATES:

  • June – 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
  • July – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30
  • August – 8/13 & 8/27

Offer is also available Friday and Sunday evenings – Call for availability 855-923-8029

PLUS …FREE CAKE! (Yes, our traditional wedding cake at no charge.)

AND…Special menu planning assistance

AND…Complimentary Friday night stay for Bride & Groom during their wedding stay

 

Winter Wedding Wonderland in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs Winter Weddings

 

Eureka Springs is a winter wonderland, a solitary haven in the Ozark Mountains. And it’s the perfect place for your winter wedding.

The Crescent and Basin Park Hotels offer full service for you and your wedding guests in an all encompassing resort. Both hotels are complete with spa and salon services (New Moon Spa & SalonSpa 1905), and there are restaurant outlets in both hotels (Crescent Hotel DiningBasin Park Hotel Dining).

Basin Park Hotel

Our Wedding Packages at the Crescent and Basin Park Hotels are offered to you at a discount price December-February, along with a la carte venue rental options. All catering is done in house and we have a full team of sales managers and food and beverage operations to help plan and execute your event.

Not to mention decorating for a winter wedding is so much fun! Each venue in the Basin Park and Crescent Hotels is unique and full of personality, and a fabulous centerpiece goes a long way. (For examples of set up and decorated venues, check out our Facebook pages: Basin Bride and Crescent Bride.)

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For these and other wedding centerpiece ideas, check out this post by Happy Wedd: 90 Inspiring Winter Wedding Centerpieces You’ll Love.

We have some availability for this coming winter if you’re planning your wedding for 2015. Or, if you would like to get a jump start on your winter wedding 2016, give us a call at 1-800-903-4940 and check out our website Eureka Springs Arkansas Weddings for more information. 

Summer Weddings in Eureka Springs

In our opinion, summer weddings are all about the destination. Summer time is fabulous in Eureka Springs, particularly at the Crescent and Basin Park Hotels.

So if you’re planning your fabulous summer wedding with us, or if you haven’t decided if you are or not, here are few things that are AWESOME about Eureka Springs as your ultimate wedding destination:

Crescent Hotel Wedding Ceremony Eureka Springs, AR

1.The Crescent Hotel

The Crescent Hotel has two beautiful indoor (air conditioned) venues for your ideal ceremony and reception: the Crystal Ballroom and the Conservatory, with capacities for 100 and 250 respectively. There are packages and a la carte rental options for both venues, as well as for the beautiful and well maintained gardens on the front and back sides of the hotel. An outdoor ceremony and indoor reception is perfect for a summer wedding! Find out more about the Crescent Hotel wedding package options here: Crescent Hotel Wedding Packages

08_1905BasinParkHotel2. The Basin Park Hotel

The Basin Park Hotel has three lovely indoor venues for ceremonies and receptions, small and large: the Atrium Room, Ozark Room, and Barefoot Ballroom. There are wedding packages and a la carte venue rentals available for each location. The Atrium and Ozark Rooms are connected and may be rented together or separately for more event space. The skylight ceiling in the Atrium Room and the beautiful stained glass windows that surround the Barefoot Ballroom and adjoining foyer allow one to enjoy the lovely summer time views of Eureka Springs, while also being cool and comfortable inside. For more information about the Basin Park Hotel wedding package options, click here: Basin Park Hotel Wedding Packages

 

 

3. Downtown Fun

Flat Iron BuildingThe most fun really is downtown! Downtown Eureka Springs offers an array of shopping during the day, from art to clothing and everything in between. At night, you will find a variety of night life, and a significant music scene on the weekends. Main Street and Spring Street have much to see and explore. Just stop into the Basin Park Hotel and pick up a Downtown Fun guide to see what’s going on for your guests the week of your special celebration. Maps are available too!

4. Culinary Variety

Good food is what your guests are looking for, and the small town of Eureka Springs provides a culinary experience to compete with towns and cities far larger: farm to table, steakhouse, BBQ, ethnic cuisines, burgers, among others are all available at a moment’s notice!

During busy summer days, you can enjoy a good meal and fun entertainment at the Balcony Bar and Restaurant located in the Basin Park Hotel: Check out this video of Summertime at the Balcony.

Encourage your guests to talk to the concierge at the Crescent Hotel, or stop by the front desk at the Basin Park Hotel and ask about restaurant recommendations, or visit the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce located just off of Van Buren Avenue to gather more information.

5. Attractions

The final piece of the puzzle for your Eureka Springs destination wedding might just be the variety of attractions to suit all ages! We have new shows, a variety of tours, a zip line, a wildlife refuge, hiking, swimming, and much more! Check out a list of some of our current attractions below:

– Lovin Every Minute– Show at the Auditorium 

– Spirits of the Basin Tour– Basin Park Hotel

– Crescent Ghosts– Crescent Hotel

– Ozark Mountain Ziplines

– Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

– Intrigue Theater

– SUP (Water Paddle Boarding)

– The Great Passion Play

– Flickering Tales– Tales by the Campfire

– Not Really A Door– Murder mystery, comedy, theater

– Opera in the Ozarks

-Eureka Springs Pig Trail Harley at Pine Mountain Village

-George Brothers at Pine Mountain Village Theater

-Pine Mountain Village Amphitheater: outdoor entertainment on the weekends

– Eureka Springs Blues Weekend

– Gaskins Switch Theater

– Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down

When planning your summer destination wedding, we invite you to keep in mind all the wonderful things about summer and all that Eureka Springs has to offer. We wish you a fabulous summer wedding day!

 

Crescent East Lawn

For more fun summer wedding ideas, click the link below.

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/07/10/10-summer-wedding-ideas-we-love/

 

Spring Weddings

Spring Weddings in Eureka Springs, Arkansas are popular for the obvious reasons of spring color and bloom but for also providing warmer temperatures from the winter frost and the cooler temperatures from the southern heat.  Start your new life celebration during the Springtime in the Ozarks.

Choose an outdoor wedding ceremony/reception in the Crescent Gardens with additional indoor space of the beautiful Conservatory room that overlooks the gardens.  Or get married at the iconic wooded setting of Thorncrown Chapel and have your wedding reception inside the Basin Ballroom with stained glass windows surrounding the entire wedding space.

Select a wedding cake with spring seasonal fruits or berries instead of the traditional butter cream or chocolate flavors.  Spring flower colors can also be an added touch around or on a cake. Include pastel colors to bring that softer touch to your wedding backdrop and then enhance it with one or two brighter colors.  Continue this theme inside and out of your wedding ceremony or reception space. Some wedding designers even go a little further by bringing in ivy and/or flowers to drape along the wedding chairs for added spring design.

For wedding ideas and venue space our Historic Hotels in Eureka Springs bringing that big picture of your wedding to reality.  Call us today and start planning your Spring Wedding: 800-903-4940

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Wedding Stories

Becoming a Crescent Bride

The moment has come, she looks one last time in the mirror, takes a deep breath, smiles and Crescent Brideimagines 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

The Perfect Location

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.

Your Site Visit

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.

The New Moon Spa & Salon

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.

The Ceremony

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.

Memorable Receptions

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.

With over 100 guests you decide on a plated dinner as you were offered a tasting from the Chef prior to your wedding date and loved that special Chicken Boursin.

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

The Fountain Garden

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.

The Conservatory

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.

The Crystal Ballroom

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.

The East Lawn

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 Wedding Partners

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.

Call us today for any information 800-903-4940