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‘Real Wedding’ Eureka Springs

Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Criderarkansas bride The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Fifteen minutes — that’s how long the drive is between Atalie Mickelson and Nathan Crider’s hometowns of Alma and Van Buren. And though it took years for the two to eventually cross paths, it only took a matter of days for them to realize they were looking at a new forever.

When Nathan was stationed in California with the Air Force about a year later, Atalie flew out to visit him, where he surprised her with dinner on a yacht and a proposal under the stars on San Diego Bay. He even proposed with a treasured ring that once belonged to Atalie’s late grandmother.  Read More

A Bride Must Have!

Brial Suite

When gearing up for your big day, why not make it easier on yourself and book the bridal suite inside the New Moon Spa (Garden level of the Crescent Hotel) where you can relax and get ready with your closest friends and family members.  Hair and Makeup is just footsteps away in the New Moon Salon.  Order in snacks and beverages so you never have to worry about going back to your room.  The Bridal Suite also offers easy access to the fountain garden along the shaded walkway for your ceremony location.

Learn more about the Crescent Bridal Suite.

Upgrade Your Wedding Plans

Trinity Ridge PhotographyInvite your family and friends and SAVE $300!

Intimate Wedding Package for 20 people:

  • One night stay in a Parlor Suite
  • Breakfast for two the next morning
  • Cake for Two, Champagne Toast & Two Keepsake Glasses
  • Guaranteed Ceremony location with Minister
  • Chairs provided for up to 20 guests
  • 1 Hour Reception in same guaranteed location
    (Normally $799) Now available for just $499. Many dates available: July 5th-September 4th. Based on Availability. CALL 800-903-4940 to speak with Mary Howze.

HOT DATES

Thinking about getting married? Crescent Gardens

Book your wedding on these HOT DATES and receive
50% off venue rental and a complimentary champagne toast.

Offer is based on availability. Ask your sales manager for details. 800-903-4940

Hot Dates:
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
  • Saturday July 25th
  • Saturday August 15
  • Satruday August 29
1905 Basin Park Hotel
  • Saturday August 8th
  • Saturday August 22nd
  • Saturday August 29th

2015 Packages

Eureka Springs is the Wedding Capital of the South. 

FEATURED WEDDING PACKAGE

Treetop Wedding at the Crescent Cottages  (Ceremony and Reception for up to 20 people)Treetop Wedding

This package includes:

  • Two Nights in the Crescent Cottages (Weekend: Fri-Sun) OR One Night (Weekday: Sun-Fri)
  • A set up of 20 chairs & 3 tables
  • Live Music for prelude processional & recessional
  • A minister to officiate the ceremony on the cottage wrap around deck.
  • Private wedding ceremony with cake and punch for up to 20 people, one bottle of champagne and two keepsake glasses and a reception in the Crescent Cottage.

Weekend–$1525.00 Two nights stay in a Cottage (includes tax and service charge)

Weekday–$898.00 One night stay in a Cottage (includes tax and service charge)

Contact your Sales Manager:  800-903-4940 or crescenthotelsales@gmail.com

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SAVE on your wedding plans by booking a Wedding Package that has been crafted by our wedding experts to meet the Bride’s needs for a special wedding day!

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12-13-14: A Spirited Wedding Celebration

“12/13/14  – The Perfect Date for a Spirited Wedding Celebration”12-13-14

With a once in a lifetime numerical sequence quickly approaching, the iconic Crescent Hotel of Eureka Springs is preparing a spirited wedding celebration. “It is a great stroke of luck that 12/13/14 happens to land on a Saturday night.  So, for couples thinking about tying the knot we created a Spirited Wedding Celebration that will be offered on just that date.” Stated Jodie English Brown Director of Sales.

The package, named appropriately The Spirited Wedding Celebration will include:

  • A winter wedding ceremony in the middle of the Christmas Forest for up to 15 guests6edited
  • A minister for the ceremony
  • Ceremony to be followed by a short celebration in the Conservatory with a warm toast of Hot Chocolate Mint (yes that is peppermint schnapps!), Wedding Cake, and Champagne with keepsake glasses for bride and groom. (Ceremony & Reception to take place within one hour.)

“These spirited celebrations will be scheduled on the hour and are a perfect choice for couples and small parties.” All for only $349 inclusive of tax and service charges.

Eureka Springs, long known as the Wedding Capital of the South regularly celebrates more weddings in one year than people that actually reside in the town.  Internationally recognized sites such as the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and Architectural treasures such as Thorncrown Chapel, The Great Passion Play grounds, Downtown Eureka Springs and now inside the Christmas Forest make wedding pictures in this town unique and special.

The Crescent and Basin Park Hotel boasts that it will host over 400 wedding events in 2014, however is quick to point out that every event is unique and special.

For full details, one should call 800-903-4940 or email lindaboxsales@gmail.com

 

Wedding Value Dates

 

HOT DATES for Weddings in December

Book a“12/13/14 Wedding” – The Perfect Date for a Spirited Wedding Celebration

The package, named appropriately The Spirited Wedding Celebration will include:eureka springs arkansas weddings

  • A winter wedding ceremony in the middle of the Christmas Forest for up to 15 guests
  • A minister for the ceremony
  • Ceremony to be followed by a short celebration in the Conservatory with a warm toast of Hot Chocolate Mint (yes that is peppermint schnapps!), Wedding Cake, and Champagne with keepsake glasses for bride and groom. (Ceremony & Reception to take place within one hour.)

“These spirited celebrations will be scheduled on the hour and are a perfect choice for couples and small parties.” All for only $349 inclusive of tax and service charges.

Eureka Springs, long known as the Wedding Capital of the South regularly celebrates more weddings in one year than people that actually reside in the town.  Internationally recognized sites such as the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and Architectural treasures such as Thorncrown Chapel, The Great Passion Play grounds, Downtown Eureka Springs and now inside the Christmas Forest make wedding pictures in this town unique and special.

The Crescent and Basin Park Hotel boasts that it will host over 400 wedding events in 2014, however is quick to point out that every event is unique and special.

For full details, one should call 800-903-4940 or email lindaboxsales@gmail.com

 

Tips from the Wedding Professionals

#1 Book your venue once you have established your date

Not bookingSave-the-date early can cause heartbreak and disappointment if your dream venue is booked on the date you anticipated being yours.  (BONUS TIP:  You and your fiancé should have several discussions with family and friends so you can choose the date most accommodating to most of them.)

#2 Take into account the time of year of your event.

Many brides will theme/color coordinate her wedding to the current season.  Time of year should also be considered when choosing wedding party wardrobe.  Sleeveless, strapless bridesmaids’ dresses might be uncomfortable for an outdoor wedding in late fall or early spring.  Although Eureka Springs traditionally has mild summer temperatures, some days can be downright hot.  Your groom, his groomsmen, -and your dad- will appreciate not having to wear a wool tux coat and vest midday under an August sun.  (BONUS TIP: One recent trend for outdoor weddings has been coordinated casual ensembles for the wedding party; comfortable and fun.)

#3 Consider a location that can have a large tent.  

A beautiful, white wedding tent can be perfect for the ceremony and/or the reception.  It protects guests from the sun and should the unthinkable happen (whisper “rain”), everything could be moved under cover since most tents offer optional window-like side-panels.  For cool evenings, lighting and well-placed heaters can be added.  (BONUS TIP: Unity candles do not work well out of doors or even under an open tent; the flames blow out with the slightest breeze.  Unity sand might be an alternative choice.)

#4 Arrive a couple days early for a destination wedding. 

This way you can recoup from the travel and get comfortable and familiar with the property.  Have your bridesmaids also arrive early and opt for a wedding day eve morning massage.  It will relax minds and bodies for the rehearsal later in the day and the wedding the next. (BONUS TIP: Remember that your wedding is also a family reunion and most hotels can give you a special rate for any family and friends who would like to arrive a few days early.)

#5 Make spa and salon appointments months in advance. 

This way you know that your massage, makeup and that “up-do” hair appointment will fall precisely within your schedule.  And remember, moms (and grand-moms) enjoy looking nice for the wedding, too, so think about scheduling -in advance- a hair appointment for them as well.  (BONUS TIP: If you would like to have a facial before your wedding, estheticians highly recommend having it at least 48 hours before your event.)

#6 Hire a florist to prepare simple reception centerpieces. 

lavendar-wedding-bouquetMost reception rooms are beautiful and require very little additional décor enhancements.  However, should centerpieces be part of your “vision”, a local or area florist that delivers and sets them in place will take one more task off your wedding day list.  (BONUS TIP: Be sure to give your florist the list of corsages and boutonnières needed.)

#7 Live music for the wedding is an elegant touch. 

A wedding savvy single musician (or ensemble) should be able to play both your selection of ceremony songs on his/her cello, violin, guitar, keyboard or similar instrument as well as vocal accompaniment -with at least one rehearsal- should they be part of your ceremony.  Reception music is usually determined by the kind of reception you are having.  Live music -like that of your ceremony- makes the perfect enhancement for a sit down dinner.  If the reception is more finger food and open bar, a more upbeat-style band or deejay works best.  (BONUS TIP:  Most deejays can also serve as your reception’s emcee.)

#8 Think of your personal well-being when scheduling. 

Designate an agenda that will get you nourishment and hydration during the time/days leading up to your event.  Many brides, unfortunately, say, “I’m too busy to eat.” or do not drink enough water which leads them to feeling weak and faint on their wedding day.  (BONUS TIP: If need be, ask a friend or bridesmaid to be your “nourishment coach”.)

#9 Assign friends special tasks. 

In addition to your personal “nourishment coach”, another could be “the guest herder” making sure family and friends follow the agreed-upon schedule.  But perhaps the most important assignment will be “the keeper of the cell phone”, a discerning friend protecting you from well-meaning and curious friends and relatives who, during those final hours just prior to the wedding, will bombard you with frivolous calls and text messages.  (BONUS TIP:  Just prior to the ceremony, have an usher or family member ask the congregation to please silence their cell phones.)

#10 Don’t forget the marriage license! 

This is easilyMarriage-Certificate3 achieved by clearly outlining your plan for securing it, presenting it to the minister just prior to the ceremony and returning it -before the deadline- to the county office that issued it.  Get firm answers -far in advance- to such questions regarding where do you purchase a license, what documents are required, the cost, the payment method (cash only? Exact amount required?), where is the courthouse, when is it open, how do we get the signed license registered after the ceremony, etc.  (BONUS TIP:  If your wedding event is on or around a holiday, call and find out -for sure- the courthouse’s hours and days of operations around that holiday.)