Inspirational NEW Ceremony Site

Announcing an Inspirational Panoramic Rooftop Ceremony Venue (Offered Exclusively in 2015)

The 1905 Skyline Ceremony Includes:Basin Skyline Wedding

  • One hour on the skyline
  • A dedicated wedding concierge
  • Live String Music from prelude to recessional
  • Minister to Officiate the Ceremony
  • Champagne toast to celebrate the union

$950 includes tax and gratuity.

Available daily, last ceremony time at 4pm.

Site arrangements may be made through your wedding concierge: Mary Howze mary.historicsales@gmail.com or 800-903-4940

 

Money Saving Tips for Receptions

MONEY SAVING WEDDING RECEPTION PLANNING TIPSEureka Springs Wedding Saving Tips

…as compiled by the wedding professionals at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa** located in “The Wedding Capital of The South”

  • July and November are months with traditionally good weather yet surprisingly offer discounts for weddings.  A “summer sunset wedding” is almost assuredly a success.
  • Choosing a Friday or Sunday afternoon slot could bring meaningful savings.  Be flexible.
  • When it comes to food service, do not scrimp.  Statistics show that a wedding reception guest will remember the food that was served -selection, quality and quantity- above everything else.
  • Consider a cash bar.  Those who want to drink several cocktails can do so at their expense.  For the toast we suggest “glass/liquid in hand”; cutting out the room-wide champagne distribution can really be a nice savings.
  • Make your “show cake” smaller and more impactful.  Additional guest sweets can be easily fulfilled with less expense.  And, if dramatically displayed, cupcakes can make a wonderful surprise for all.
  •  Think comfort when planning your wedding party’s wardrobe for a summer wedding. Style can be obtained in a well-coordinated wardrobe offering seasonal comfort. So if you are planning a late spring, summer, early autumn outdoor event, consider something besides tuxedos for the guys.  It gets really hot when wrapped in a wool-blend… outside… in Arkansas… when the thermometer dances around the 90s. For the bride, less can be more… especially when you don’t have to worry about dragging around the train of the wedding dress in humidity nearing triple digits.  Also, choose from creative, lightweight dresses for the bridesmaids that they will want to wear again!
  •  As the years go by, photos of ALL of your events will create the best “memory chip” of anything else you could do.  It gets all the family and guests involved… and having their photo made make them feel important. So spread your photography dollars out to include casual captured images of the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, bride and bridesmaids (maybe the guys too) getting ready the day of the wedding, the last part of the reception when it is winding down, the post-wedding brunch the next day and of course everyone’s departures.  This way you basically have a wedding documentary that will be so much fun to watch and share with those who attended.
  •  Wedding flowers can be so expensive and can really get out of control quickly.  Statistics show that few guests remember the flowers.  Of course some flowers are needed, so choose wisely. The dollars saved could be applied to maximizing your food presentation.  In fact, some brides become creative at receptions and trade in cut flower displays for edible fruit displays.  Going green has major appeal these days so houseplants are being used for centerpieces.  Each one becomes an on-going, living memory of the wedding and it adds oxygen to the atmosphere.

**The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa hosts nearly 300 wedding events per year and along with Thorncrown Chapel serve as the wedding icons in Northwest Arkansas.

New For 2015-Barefoot Ballroom Extravaganza

All Inclusive Package

Overlooking downtown Eureka Springs, celebrations hosted on the 6th floor of the 1905Barefoot Ballroom Basin Park hotel include not only the Barefoot Ballroom and Foyer, but the Lucky 7 Bar & Billiards as well, once famously known as the hotel’s speakeasy during the Joe Parkhill era.

Simple…per person inclusive pricing

Lively…your celebration is “Top of the Town” overlooking Eureka Springs

Remarkable…with stage and dance floor, food action stations, seamless inclusive planning, and over 6,000 square feet of space with a historic pine floor and smooth traffic flow.


Appetizers & Salads: Basin Park Hotel Weddings

Select Three Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Spanakopita, Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mini Crab Cakes, Crab Rangoon, Mini Corn Dogs, Black Bean or Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

Select One Salad Station         

Caesar Salad Station: Chopped Romaine accompanied by Caesar dressing, shredded parmesan cheese, and seasoned croutons   OR Salad blend of Heritage greens, tomato wedges, and two dressings


Entrees & Sides:Basin Park Hotel Catering

Select Two Entree Stations

Carving Action Station: Sandwich Cut-Ham, Pork, Turkey, Roasted Sirloin

OR

Pasta Action Station: Includes both Penne and Fettuccini Pasta and 3 Sauces; Pesto, Alfredo, and Marinara along with Italian Seasoned Meatballs

Select Two Sides

Starches: Rice Pilaf, Parmesan-Whipped Potatoes, Baked Potato served with Butter, Macaroni and Cheese, Herb Roasted New Potatoes

Vegetables: Steamed Broccoli, California Medley (Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Cauliflower), Monaco Blend (Wax Beans, Green Beans, Baby Carrots), Tuscan Blend (Green Beans, Carrots, Squash, Zucchini, Red Pepper Strips), Green Beans Almondine, Asparagus (Seasonal)


This Package Also Includes: Basin Park Hotel Weddings

A Beautiful Three-Tier Wedding Cake

Coffee, Iced Tea, Water

Champagne or Sparkling Juice Toast

Specifications:

Food, beverages, venue rental, linens, table set up, cake cutting & carving fees, taxes and service charges.  No substitutions

Package is desgined for a minimum of 50 people; but can be increased to accommodate up to 200. Minimum of 50 people will be charged.

All Inclusive Package – $75 Per Person

(Menu and Prices subject to availability and changes; Includes all tax and service changes.)

Winter Wedding Planning

Eureka Springs is known for its beautiful natural landscape, surrounded by the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs Winter Weddingshistoric architecture, and as a popular wedding destination. Get married this winter in Eureka Springs, The Wedding Captial of the South.  An intimate indoor setting during the icy days can be a beautiful backdrop for your special day.

Call 800-903-4940 to speak with a wedding consultant in Eureka Springs.

2015 Wedding 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 at the Crescent Cottages

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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Marriage License Recommendation

MARRIAGE LICENSE RECOMMENDATIONmarriage-license2

If you are planning to get married in the State of Arkansas, we recommend purchasing your marriage license in the State of Arkansas from any one of the 75 counties in the state.  That license may then be legally used anywhere in Arkansas but must, however, be returned to the county where it was purchased to be duly recorded.  Many marriage licenses purchased outside the State of Arkansas have special restrictions as to where that license may be used and special requirements as to who may sign that license (i.e. the wedding officiant) indicating that a legal wedding has indeed taken place.  If you plan to go ahead and purchase your marriage license out of state, check with the clerk who sells it to you as to any special restrictions or requirements if that license is to be used in wedding performed outside the state of license origination.

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 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

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