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Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens

Mena, AR View map Visit website
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About

Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens is a wedding venue located in Mena, Arkansas, about 80 miles west of Hot Springs and near Fort Smith and Texarkana. Found along the Arkansas and Oklahoma border, this unique destination offers a variety of beautiful 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. Together, these experts have created captivating environments that transform a wedding ceremony into an event that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

At Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens, you can look forward to welcoming up to 225 guests in Avalon Hall. This air-conditioned and heated space is ideal for year-round comfort. Moreover, the property also features eight outdoor ceremony sites, including covered and uncovered options — and three waterfront areas offering scenic views. The gardens are available to host bridal showers, elopements, receptions, ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners.

Services Offered

For your event planning convenience, Avalon Keep Botanical Gardens allows you to use their extensive in-house event item and furniture collections. From arches and decor to tables, chairs, and linens, you’ll have everything you need for a successful function. Furthermore, the venue’s staff will be on hand to assist throughout your planning journey and during the day-of execution. Some of the other offered services at the venue can be bundled to save you time and money. These include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Photo and video services
  • Lighting and sound
  • Officiant
  • Director
  • Accommodation arrangement assistance
  • Marquee tent rentals
  • Referral to trusted catering professionals
  • Private dressing suite
  • Setup and cleanup services
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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?

$1,000

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
Linens
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?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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    Mary Z. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Avalon Keep Botanical Garden is the way to go!!

    We recently got married June 26th 2021 at Avalon Keep Botanical Garden. Michael was very easy to communicate with and we communicated a lot. He made everything easy for us and listened to what we wanted. He made sure that we were happy with the ceremony and reception. The gardens were kept up every nice. I highly recommend having your wedding at Avalon Keep Botanical Garden.
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    Delta O. Married on 07/30/2020
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    Highly Recommended!

    Ceremony and reception was beautiful! Michael worked very hard and was extremely accommodating, offering different options and 'plan b's in light of the storms that day.
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    Sierra Married on 03/20/2020
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    Amazing venue!

    I just got married at Avalon on March 20, 2020. Michael was absolutely wonderful to work with and made adjustments when necessary! Due to COVID-19 we had to change a lot last minute, but everything turned out beautifully!
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4615 AR-8 West Mena, AR, 71953
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