Northwest Arkansas is the signature region for scenic beauty that defines Arkansas as the Natural State. Beaver Lake, the Ozark Mountains, numerous rivers and streams are destinations for family and friends who like to surround the wedding event with an outdoor adventure. Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, boating and a plethora of water sports.
Interstate 49, known as “the corridor”, is less than an hour away from the Northwest Arkansas communities of Fayetteville, home of the University of Arkansas/Razorbacks; Springdale; Rogers; and Bentonville, home of the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. These towns have many of the attractions typically found only in metropolitan areas since “the corridor” boasts a half-million residents.
Eureka Springs is romantically scenic and has been a tourist destination for generations. Recognized as the “Wedding Capital of The South”, that fact is enhanced by such facts as this village being a Top 25 Arts Destination by American Style Magazine and having the entire community listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Art galleries, one-of-a-kind shops, quality restaurants, and nightspots, although concentrated in the downtown area, are sprinkled all over town and offer a unique addition for free-time excursions. Such paid attractions as Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; Ozark Mountain Ziplines; and the Great Passion Play with its Bible Museum, Sacred Arts Museum and replica Holy Land can add that little twist to a multi-day wedding event. The most visited attraction by brides, by far, is Thorncrown Chapel. Not only a site to see but could be the place for the wedding ceremony itself.
Fayetteville is home of the Razorbacks, the University of Arkansas and the Walton Arts Center. The region fosters entrepreneurial spirit that founded such companies as Walmart and Tyson foods and was foundational in inspiring leaders such a William Fulbright and William Jefferson Clinton.