Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens is an event venue located 80 miles west of Hot Springs, halfway between Fort Smith and Texarkana along the Arkansas/Oklahoma border. The venue offers a variety of unique ceremony sites on one historic estate. Senior Conservators Melinda and Michael Cate design each element of the gardens to make the best use of natural light, land contour and architectural amenities. Michael is a highly trained, master image maker. Melinda is a degreed artist. Together, they have created unique environments that transform a wedding ceremony into an event that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Facilities and Capacity
Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens can accommodate from 2 to 216 guests. The venue has six wedding event spaces, including covered and uncovered outdoor, indoor and scenic views, plus three waterfront venues. The gardens can also host bridal showers, elopements, receptions, ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners. Birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, reveal celebrations and reunion dates are also available. By incorporating the best concepts from venues across the U.S. and Europe, couples have picture-perfect backdrops for their formal photos. Michael and Melinda have photographed more than 1200 weddings and know how to make the photographic experience easy, enjoyable and forever beautiful. Natural elevations and landscaped elements are designed with sun direction and client convenience plus a touch of cinematic drama in mind.
Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens also offers wedding items such as altar/arches, decor, aisle markers, photo booth, audio equipment and more. Other services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Emily · Married on 10/20/2018
Absolutely WONDERFUL venue and people! I highly recommend them to anyone wedding planning.
Alicia · Married on 08/04/2018
Micheal and Melinda were great to work with. They made my daughters day amazing!!
Lauren · Married on 12/09/2017
We had a small event for my mom’s 60th Birthday at Avalon Keep. Michael custom built cocktail tables just to suit the event and had everything set perfectly. My mom was so surprised and we had a great time! Michael even took pictures for us on the fly, so sweet of him! Thank you so much for everything!
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