Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens

4615 AR-8 West, Mena, AR 71953 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens

Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens is an event venue located in Mena, about 80 miles west of Hot Springs and halfway between Fort Smith and Texarkana along the Arkansas and Oklahoma border. The venue offers a variety of unique ceremony sites on one historic estate. Senior Conservators Melinda and Michael Cate designed 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 and 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 accommodates up to 225 guests. The venue has six wedding event spaces. These include covered and uncovered outdoor areas as well as three waterfront areas that offer scenic views. The gardens are available to 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, client convenience, and a touch of cinematic drama in mind.

Services Offered
Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens also offers wedding items such as an altar, arches, decor, aisle markers, photo booth, audio equipment, and more. Other services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • White event tent with optional walls
  • Firepits
  • Tables, chairs, linens
  • Centerpieces
  • Chandeliers
  • Doorways
  • Dancefloor
  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Cakes and cupcakes
  • Event planning
  • Setup and teardown
  • Photography and videography
  • Outside vendors
  • Liability insurance
  • Cleanup

Location

Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens is located on the edge of the Ouachita National Forest. The woodland gardens are a nature lover's paradise. Lake Wilhelmina is only a stone's throw down the road, providing a delightful area for photos, videos, or a day-long excursion. The venue premises is located just off of Highway 8, meaning that both in and out-of-state travel is simple and convenient.

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15 Reviews for Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Pamela · Married on 09/21/2019

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    Jason and Pamela Wedding - Sept.21st,2019

    Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens is a magical place to have your wedding or simply take pictures for a special occasion.
    Michael Cate and his wife keep the place clean, organized and prepared for the next event!
    Michael did an excellent job with our wedding pictures.
    The tables and chairs are white and well-kept. They also have white and black tablecloths.

    Sent on 09/29/2019
  • Emily

    Emily Callahan · Married on 09/14/2019

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    Cordeiro wedding

    Michael was fantastic to work with! Quick to respond to all our questions and worked around our crazy schedule. He took our engagement, bridal, and wedding photos! They turned out beautiful! The venue is gorgeous and we have had so many compliments on how wonderful it was!

    Sent on 10/17/2019

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Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 750
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Park
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    February
    March
    July
    August
    October
    November

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