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Tips, Guidelines & Pricing

First of all, congratulations on your engagement!  We are so happy that you are considering our historic hotels for your big day.  We own both the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and the 1905 Basin Park Hotels in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Our properties offer wedding ceremony and reception venues both indoors and outdoors…historic ballrooms to garden settings to a wedding in the woods site.  And, your guests can also overnight right here at our hotels as your families and friends arrive for your wedding weekend.  Our seasoned wedding team offers the expertise to guide you through the planning process.

We totally understand the decisions you are making right now and offer the following information to assist in your planning.  The information and tips listed here tend to be the most frequently asked questions we get.  We hope this helps.  In addition to reviewing the information here, we would love to have the opportunity to set up a time for a planning call via phone, or even better, a site tour of the hotels so we can meet you personally and walk you through the various venues we have to offer.

As you begin thinking about your wedding date, think also about the estimated number of guests who would attend. This will help us to suggest which venues might work best for you and we can then direct you to the appropriate Wedding Sales Manager.

You can reach us here: Jodie English Brown  479-363-6322 or english.jodie@gmail.com

We look forward to being a part of this special time in your life.  And, once again, congratulations!

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How to book your Wedding Celebration at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and/or the 1905 Basin Park Hotel:

  1. Contact us with your inquiry.

You can do this through our website (www.eurekaspringsarkansasweddings.com) or by the contact information listed above. We are also active with several online wedding booking sites.  Please note in your initial inquiry your preferred method of communication (email or phone).

  1. Once we have your inquiry, your Wedding Sales Manager will work with you to check available dates, costs and guidelines.
  2. Once you have decided on a date and venue, your Wedding Sales Manager will email your contract to you.  You will have 2 weeks to return your signed contract with your deposit, which is $1500 and non-refundable.
  3. Once we have your contract and deposit, you are booked!  Our Wedding Team will assist you with the planning process. 

SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Packages vs. Ala carte Pricing

Our packages are a good value and offer a lot of convenience. However, a package is not your only option.  We also offer ala carte pricing.  You can see our current wedding packages at www.eurekaspringsarkansasweddings.com.

With ala carte pricing, we provide the venue space, furniture, linens (if you choose black or white), and service ware as well as set up and clean up.  You would be responsible for cake, flowers, photos, decorations, and any entertainment you may wish to have such as a DJ or a band.  We have a wonderful list of regional vendors to assist you in finding these services.

If you do not need all of the elements of the package, then ala carte pricing is probably a better fit for you.

 

Venue Pricing

1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

Ala Carte Venue Rental

Includes 4 hours private use of venue with all tables, chairs, linens (black or white), china, glass, silver and dedicated uniformed catering staff.  Our sales team will help you plan your menu from our catering menus (available at www.eurekaspringsarkansasweddings.com).

Indoor VenuesVenue Rental FeeApril-NovemberVenue Rental FeeDecember-March
Crystal Ballroom//Saturdays$3000$1500
Crystal Ballroom/Friday & Sunday$2500$1500
Crystal Ballroom/Monday-Thursday$2000$1000
Conservatory/Saturdays$3000$1500
Conservatory/Friday & Sunday$2500$1500
Conservatory/Monday-Thursday$2000$1000
Marty Roenigk Boardroom (seating for 6pp boardroom style)NegotiableNegotiable
Outdoor Venues
Fountain Garden or East Lawn(when attached to a reception event—not as a stand alone venue)$350$350
Fountain Garden(when booked as overflow from the Conservatory as reception venue space)$1000$1000
Glenwood Hollow/Wedding in the Woods Site(ceremony location for Conservatory or Ballroom Reception)$550$550
Frisco Sporting ClubNegotiableNegotiable

 

1905 Basin Park Hotel

Ala Carte Venue Rental

Includes 4 hours private use of venue with all tables, chairs, linens (black or white), china, glass, silver and dedicated uniformed catering staff.  Our sales team will help you plan your menu from our catering menus (available at www.eurekaspringsarkansasweddings.com).

Indoor VenuesVenue Rental FeeApril-NovemberVenue Rental FeeDecember-March
Barefoot Ballroom/Saturdays$2200$1500
Barefoot Ballroom/Friday & Sunday$1750$1500
Barefoot Ballroom/Monday-Thursday$1500$1000
Garden RoomNegotiableNegotiable
The Archive off of Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar$550$550

Add an extra hour to any Crescent or Basin Park Hotel venue fee for only $250 per hour.

Prices are subject to availability.  Some blackout dates and rate restrictions may apply (holidays and special events).

Talk to your Sales Manager about Catering options and minimums for some dates.

 

How Does the Bar Work?

We can structure bar service any way that suits your budget and the needs of your group.

  • You can offer a cash bar, where guests pay for their own drinks.
  • You can host part of the bar.  For example, you can host the beer and wine and let the hard liquor be a cash bar.
  • You can host for just the cocktail hour (limited time bar), or up to a pre-determined dollar amount (capped host bar).
  • And, remember there is a $75 bartender fee per bartender for your bar.

 

Value of a Site Visit

When planning a destination wedding with us, we can do the planning and arrangements remotely through email or telephone, but if at all possible, it is good to schedule a site visit.  You can meet your Wedding Sales Manager in person and have a comprehensive understanding of the venue.  Photos sometimes don’t do justice to our beautiful historic hotels.   On weekends, it is often possible to see the venue set up and decorated for a wedding, which is a great way to get a vision for your own event.

 

Can I bring in my own food & beverage?

Our culinary teams at both of our properties pride themselves on providing exceptional culinary service.  We provide all food & beverage for our venues.

 

Catering menus are online in our website.  Check them out here www.eurekaspringsarkansasweddings.com.

 

Where can I get dressed for my wedding?  Where can I get my hair and makeup done?

Yes…we’ve got that covered, too!  At the Crescent Hotel, the New Moon Spa & Salon offers a full bridal menu of services just for you.   New Moon also features the Bridal Studio which you can rent by the hour for you and your wedding party to get dressed…a great space for this.   You can check them out here.  www.newmoonspa.com.  At the Basin Park Hotel, Spa 1905 offers specials services for you, as well.  You can check out here.  www.spa1905.com.

 

Parking Information

Parking is complimentary for our guests at both of our hotels.

 

The 1905 Basin Park Hotel has a large parking lot just a couple of blocks away from the hotel.  We offer free parking for our guests as well as a shuttle service from the parking lot to the front door of the hotel.  In addition, there are many large parking lots just a block below the hotel that offer free parking after 5pm.

 

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has free parking for our guests adjacent to the hotel.

 

How Do I Book Hotel Rooms for my Guests?

Your Wedding Sales Manager can set up a special wedding rate for your guests.  When your guests call the hotel to book their reservations, they simply ask for the rate attached to your wedding party.  Rates vary with season and availability and are easily booked through our central reservations system.  We always suggest to the wedding party that they book their rooms early to get their desired room type.

 

Marriage License Guidelines:

  • You can apply for your marriage license locally at the Courthouse in Downtown Eureka Springs.  Both parties must be present when applying
  • Both parties must have a state issued picture ID.
  • The cost is $60.
  • Your marriage license must be filed with 60 days of your ceremony at the same courthouse where it was issued.
  • Any further questions regarding your marriage license can be addressed by contacting the Courthouse directly at 479-253-8646.

 

Register to Attend a Wedding Open House in Eureka Springs

An invitation for Wedding Couples Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Enter your name, Email and “I want to come to Eureka” in the comment box. 

Meet the Crescent Community of Wedding Professionals on 2/16 from 4PM-6PM.  Reception will be held in the Conservatory at the Crescent Hotel.  All Crescent Hotel Wedding Venues will be open for viewing.  Featuring New Moon Spa & Salon Bridal Studio.  Cocktails and light Hors D’ Oeuvres will be served.  Wedding Community Professionals will be there to talk to you about all of your wedding needs and details.

Participating Wedding Vendors:
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, 1905 Basin Park Hotel,  Holiday Island Flowers, Baker’s Table, Vintage Soul, Our Dream Date, Ashley Kimbrough Photography, Silvey Dreams Photography, Purdy Art Co., Melanie Myhre Photography,  Susan Storch Photography,  Thorncrown Chapel
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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).

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. 

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.

Crescent Fall

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:

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/