Alda's Magnolia Hill
A historic landmark now becomes a romantic venue for weddings, and a memorable setting for receptions. A 31 acre estate in the heart of Little Rock features a private lake, wooded trails, pool, brides room, groom quarters and complete outdoor kitchen.
Right in the heart of Little Rock, a countryside retreat is ready to take your breath away. The Dr. Morgan Smith Estate, known as Magnolia Hill sits on 31 acres of secluded countryside that includes a three acre lake, rolling lawns, hundred year old oak trees, magnolia trees, fountains, ducks, geese and the most modern conveniences. The Dr. Morgan Smith estate was built in 1918, and sits as a National Landmark of Historic Places. Two age-old Magnolia trees sit atop the hill that he planted. The estate has grown to be called Magnolia Hill.
Today, the warmth of this home is a most convenient place for your wedding and /or reception. A hand-laid stone ceremony area at the water's edge is topped with a stone altar for the waterside ceremony. A White Dove Release is included to end the ceremony. If desired,Magnolia Hill offers their horse and carriage on the grounds and around the lake as part of the ceremony. The reception area atop the hill features a covered breezeway for dancing the night away amid the twinkle lights in the trees. All the seating is furnished. The couple leaves the reception in our 1938 antique Pacard car amid fireworks down the driveway.
Please make an appointment for viewing the estate and discussing availability.
Several pricing packages available or we can customize your own. From a private ceremony of 10 guests or 500.
• Horse & Wedding Carriage
• White Dove Release
• Fireworks package
• Props included- Chandelier, lanterns, signage, chalkboards, vintage decor
• Cememony music furnished
• 1938 Packard car for "Elegant Exit"
• Covered Reception area
(Additional area Opening Summer 2012- The Big Red Barn Ballroom)
• Bench style seating for ceremony included
• Tables and chairs included for reception
• On site officiant
• Private Stocked Lake
• Wooded walking trails
• Fountains & Pool
• Dancing area
• Ambience lighting
• Plenty of Parking 300 +
• Full Outdoor Kitchen
• Brides dressing room
• Grooms quarters w pool table & big screen T.V.
• Canoe & Paddle boat
• Bonfire area by the lake
• Event Management
• Day of Wedding Director
• Personalized Wedding Planning and Coordination
• 31 acres - unlimited parking
Thank you for your interest in historic and romantic, Magnolia Hill. You will find attached some pictures to see the color on our lakeside setting. We have a new stone ceremony area and stone altar right at the waters edge. Unique to our Southern setting is our own horse and wedding carriage to "present" the bride as guests watch from across the lake.
Our Grand Swing is for a unique bridal portrait. At night, the trees are full of twinkle lights for a most romantic setting. Dance the night away on our covered breezeway atop the hill. The groom dresses in the Grooms Quarters, with pool table and big screen TV. The Brides Dressing Room boasts a beautiful triple antique mirror, perfect for photographs. The room overlooks the lake with a wood burning fireplace. For the end of your ceremony, a White Dove Release is available, and to end the night we have a spectacular Fireworks Display Package available. If you need, we can supply you with just the venue or full service catering, floral service , wedding cake, clergy, and our own horse and carriage...whatever suits your needs. A deposit of half of the venue, holds your date.Call for an appointment to visit so we can supply a beautiful lakeside setting and all your needs for your special day!