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Leave time to enjoy your Special Day

After months of planning, family traveling in from across the country and all the highs and lows of getting to the big day make sure you leave time to enjoy what is truly important.  Time with your loved ones.
While there may be many places to simply rent for a two hour “unique” wedding ceremony, there are few places that offer iconic backdrops for the ceremony paired with a two-day celebration for family and friends to honor the new couple while making joyous lifetime memories together.
 
At the 1905 Basin Park Hotel and the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, we “uniquely” pair together our decades of experience serving as wedding professionals and a passionate desire for creativity while welcoming new challenges.   
 
It is inspirational to see families reconnect at a Friday night gathering; college friends together once again playing in Eureka Springs’ Historic Downtown Entertainment District; the joyous anticipation and perfect preparation “for the ladies” in the New Moon Spa Salon and Bridal Studio; golfing “for the boys” at our nearby partner course; the audible hush of delight when you as a bride appear to your family and friends as you start down the aisle decorated with smiles on both sides to match your own; the beautiful ceremony; that memorable kiss; finished with a lavish reception for the ages; and perhaps followed by a farewell breakfast for all the next morning… all  delivered with ease and excellence. 
 
It is you that make your wedding unique; we are simply honored to be a part of the celebration, helping to craft memories that will truly last for a lifetime.
 
Try as some do, lifetime memories are not made in two hours… but they are indelibly created during a Two-Day Celebration.  Allow us to help as you start planning yours TODAY!
Historic Hotel Wedding Sales
Jodie English
Director of Sales
479-981-0036
jodie.english@gmail.com

Downtown Eureka Springs Winter Wedding Package

Our packages offer value & convenience all year round.   However, in the winter months when the temperatures fall, so do our prices.

Winter Wedding Package at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel

(This package is designed for up to 50pp. Or, let us customize a package just for you!)

This package includes:

  • A two night stay in a Specialty Suite (based on availability)
  • Breakfast for two each morning in the Balcony Restaurant
  • A ceremony in the Atrium Room
  • A 2 hour reception in the Ozark Room
  • Cake and punch for up to 50 people
  • One bottle of champagne and two keepsake glasses
  • A Bridal Bouquet consisting of a six rose bouquet or a seasonal mixed flower bouquet with matching boutonniere
  • A minister to officiate the ceremony
  • Personalized menu planning
  • A block of guest rooms at a discounted rate for your guests

$1095 (includes tax and service charge)

Package valid for December 2016,  January and February 2017.  Offer is based on availability.

Call or email one of our wedding sales managers today to get your date reserved.

Thank you and the Basin Park staff for taking such good care of us and our friends & family for our wedding party in December.  The food was excellent and service staff great.  We all had a memorable time.  We can’t wait to come and visit.  Thank you for all of your assistance!”  Karen & Randal from Texas.

 

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.

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).

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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. 

Autumn Weddings in Eureka Springs

Autumn is a very popular time for weddings, because everyone loves Fall! For first choice of your venue, call about one year out. If you don’t have that kind of time, still give us a call! We can help you find the venue in which to plan the wedding of your dreams.

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Basin Park Hotel Weddings

  • Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor, the Crescent Hotel has it. If you’re looking for downtown art deco, the Basin Park Hotel has it. We’ve got you covered on a variety of venues, with interior character and views to make your Autumn wedding spectacular.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Pumpkin flavored everything! Let us help you plan a pumpkin dessert, or pumpkin flavored coffee, or add pumpkin to your hot chocolate bar! We do all catering in house, and we want to hear your ideas.

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  • Wedding décor galore! A nice centerpiece goes a long way in all of our venues because they have so much character.

For your wedding guests, there are many reasons to visit Eureka Springs in the fall. Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Fall Foliage
  2. Ghost Hunting: America’s Most Haunted Hotel
  3. Motorcycle Trails/ Driving through the Ozarks: National Geographic Ozark Road Trip
  4. Hiking in the Ozarks
  5. City Events in the Fall: Eureka Springs Chamber- Calendar of Events
  6. Regional Events (Razorback Football Games, War Eagle Craft Fair, etc.)Fall Foliage

Call 800-903-4940 today to talk to a Sales Manager who can help you book and plan the Autumn wedding of your dreams! For more information visit our website Eureka Springs Arkansas Weddings.

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:

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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!

 

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

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

 

Crescent Cottages Wedding Package

Treetop Wedding at the Crescent Cottages 

(This package is designed for a 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)

*You can also add on additional Food & Beverage.  Please consult your Sales Manager:  800-903-4940

Venue Love: The Ozark Room

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If you were to visit the Basin Park Hotel, and travel to the first floor, taking a left from the staircase, you would see the entrance to the lovely and unique Ozark Room. Outside the door, on the wall to the left of the entrance, you could read a plaque that perfectly prepares you for the artwork within. It reads:

 

Ozark Room Artwork

The Ozarks Mountain Country

Art Inspired by Nature

 

The Ozarks Mountain Country is much more than a geologic highland located in Middle America…it is a work of art waiting to be captured –on canvas, through a lens, or in a poem, play or song- by those who come upon this jewel along the Arkansas Art Trail.

Some say the work Ozarks is derived fro the linguistic corruption of the French abbreviation “aux Arks”, Arks being short for Arkansas. Others say the name is the French term “aux arc” which refers to the top most arc or bend in the Arkansas River. While others say it means “of the arches” referring to the dozens of natural bridges formed by erosion and collapsed caves in the Ozarks region. Regardless of the origin of its name, to an artist, Ozarks means pristine beauty, the kind the first settlers might have seen hundreds of years ago.

 

The art here in the Ozark Room of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel was created by Larry Mansker, a resident of Eureka Springs. It was an “Ozark Spring” that served as the inspiration for these paintings. The larges of these creations depicts a spring morning at Eureka Springs’ Lake Leatherwood.

 

 

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Larry Mansker very well captured the essence of the Ozarks in these paintings.

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Now the Ozarks are part of every event held in this room: wedding receptions, music festivals, and meetings, among others. We embrace the nature and beauty presented in these works of art, and we hope you will enjoy them just as much as we do.