Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens

4615 Hwy 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 216 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. Situated between many lakes, streams, and natural reservoirs, Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens presents a prime space for 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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10 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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    Victoria Castleberry · Married on 03/16/2019

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    Wonderful!

    Michael and his wife are fabulous. He went above on beyond on our wedding day, captured the shots that were most important to us, and had our hundreds of photos ready for viewing in less than one week! We would absolutely recommend them to any couple or family needing professional, timeless photos taken!

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    Emily · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Absolutely WONDERFUL venue and people! I highly recommend them to anyone wedding planning.

    Sent on 02/08/2018

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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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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: 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    10% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
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    Free parent album w purchase of bridal album
    Bundle your venue and photography together and save $250. As an added bonus, get a parent album free with purchase of a bridal album from Avalon Keep.
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    An important statistic... brides who purchase a printed photographic album as part of their wedding day budget are more than ten times as likely to know where their wedding day photos are by their tenth anniversary. If memories are precious to you, be sure to include photographic prints an integral part of your plans. Wedding albums are an important piece of your family history.

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  • 4615 Hwy 8 West Mena, AR, 71953 See on map
    4794374902 (Phone number)

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