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When it comes to historic venues, The Natural State has quite a few gems to consider. Whether you're looking for something industrial or Victorian, Arkansas has something for every style. Read on to discover a few of our favorite historic venues across the state. 


The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa

75 Prospect Ave. in Eureka Springs


If you're looking for a venue rich in opulence and history (and a touch of the paranormal), look no further than the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in the quaint Arkansas town of Eureka Springs (pictured above). This space drips in the glamour of the 19th century and boasts indoor and outdoor spots for a wedding — and convenient guest rooms on-site for out of town guests.  



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Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens

400 S. Walton Blvd. in Bentonville


Built in 1875, this beautiful Italianate mansion sits in the heart of Bentonville. The space boasts both indoor event space and outdoor terrace space, set against the beautiful backdrop of the mansion and Heritage Gardens. The Peel Mansion is not only a historical museum, but a magnificent event venue as well. The interior — featuring the Front Hall, Ladies Parlor, and Colonel Peel’s Library — is furnished with authentic antiquities and artifacts of the early Victorian period. 



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Inn at Carnall Hall

465 N. Arkansas Ave. in Fayetteville


This historic venue nestled on the University of Arkansas campus was first used as a women's dormitory for U of A students in 1905. The venue would go on to become a fraternity house for Phi Gamma Delta for 10 years and later as an office and classroom building for the university. In 2003, after undergoing a massive renovation, the Inn at Carnall Hall opened its doors as a beautiful boutique hotel and event center. 



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The Bakery District

70 S. 7th St. in Fort Smith


The Bakery District, located on the west end of Fort Smith, was first used in the 1920s as a baking facility. The Bakery District still has its original brick and mortar walls, but has been given a modern update with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and HVAC systems. The interior has been redesigned to host a coffee lounge/roastery, a catering kitchen, a beer garden with a bocce-ball court as well as indoor/outdoor event space — perfect for your next event. 



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Albert Pike Masonic Center

712 Scott St. in Little Rock


The Albert Pike Masonic Center is the headquarters for the Masonic fraternity in Arkansas. The building was opened  on May 12, 1924, and has since become a premier venue for brides of all wedding styles. The three-story structure was designed in the Neo-Classical Revival style and features a 774-seat oval auditorium, and a main dining room that can serve as a reception or ceremony spot. 



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Next Level Events

1400 W. Markham Suite 104 in Little Rock


Located in a former historic train station in the heart of Little Rock's downtown, Next Level Events is a perfect indoor event space for your reception and/or ceremony. With three rooms to choose from, the options are endless. 



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Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa

239 Central Ave. in Hot Springs


Built in 1875, the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa is the largest hotel in Arkansas with almost 500 rooms and suites. From the grand hotel lobby and famous bar, to the elegant Venetian Dining Room, to the beautiful Crystal Ballroom, The Arlington has everything you’d want in a historic hotel and wedding venue. And, because wedding planning is stressful, there's the Arlington's on-site Hot Springs Spa and Salon and Thermal Bathhouse, where you can bathe in the famous mineral waters of the city's namesake.



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Junior League of Little Rock

401 S. Scott St. in Little Rock


Built in 1910, the historic Junior League of Little Rock has long been a favorite wedding venue in the city. The ballroom is the centerpiece of this lovely building The magnificent Ballroom is the centerpiece of the building. The room boasts ornate plaster moldings, a Tiffany's crystal chandelier and original maple flooring that was designed for dancing and was used during Soldier's Dances in both World Wars.



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The Apollo on Emma

308 W. Emma Ave. in Springdale


After a complete remodel and restoration, the historic Apollo Theater on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale reopened its doors in August 2017. The theater has been restored back to its traditional ‘40s Art Deco flare and a contemporary update while protecting the historic nature of the building. 



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The Brick Ballroom

119 B. S. Broadway in Siloam Spring 


The Brick Ballroom was built in 1928 and helped downtown Siloam Spring’s economy thrive as a Chevrolet dealership and the Jones Garage for decades. Fully restored in 2018, the Brick Ballroom specializes in weddings, corporate events, private soirees, and fundraising galas right in the heart of Historic Downtown Siloam Springs.