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Bonneville House Association is a historic wedding venue located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This 19th century home was once used as the center of social events and is now used as a beautiful venue for weddings and other special events.

Facilities and Capacity

Bonneville House Association offers both indoor and uncovered outdoor event spaces. Couples can host up to 150 guests at the venue. This venue features a gazebo and courtyard for outdoor wedding events. Indoors, the venue boasts opulent decor. The Grand Parlor seats up to 50 guests with tables and chairs or up to 75 guests with only chairs. This space features a classy style with chandeliers, two fireplaces, and tall windows. The Parlor Room can be used for small gatherings of up to 25. The Dining Room has a guest capacity of 25 and is used for a buffet dinner. The venue also offers get-ready rooms for the couple, including a Bride and Bridesmaids’ Room as well as a Groom's Room. On-site is a commercial kitchen where your caterers can prep your wedding meal.

Services Offered

Bonneville House Association offers a beautiful space to host your wedding. They also offer a variety of event rentals that will meet your desires and requirements, based on the size of your wedding. Couples who purchase any of the rental packages will also have professional waitstaff available for their event. In addition to hosting your wedding ceremony and reception, the venue is also available to host bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Wedding event services offered include the following:

  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • China

History

The Bonneville House, which was built in 1868, has a lot of rich history. This house was first occupied by David McKibben and his family for 10 years before it sold to Mrs. Sue Neis Bonneville. Mrs. Sue was a widow to General Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville, who was a French-born officer in the US army. General Bonneville was recognized for his expeditions to the Oregon Country and the Great Basin, and for exploring portions of the Oregon Trail. He then became famous for his explorations. After General Bonneville passed in 1878, his wife purchased the home to preserve the memories, traditions, and records of her husband. Mrs. Bonneville lived in the home until she passed in 1910. In 1962, Melanie Holt Speer purchased the old house to renovate and restore it. Five years later, a group of women placed this house in a foundation and formed the Bonneville House Association.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
August
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Reviews of Bonneville House Association

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Lann-Nichols Sent on 02/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Venue without the stress

I just cannot say enough good things about this venue. From the moment we took a tour we knew it was the perfect venue for us. They provided everything we needed for our wedding and reception. Amy & her staff took such great care of us that we truly had nothing to worry about. You could really tell that they loved their jobs and loved this beautiful historic mansion, and that made such a difference.

If you are shopping around for a wedding venue, I would suggest starting here first! Especially if you are on a budget, they were by far the most responsibly priced venue around!
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Bonneville House Association frequently asked questions

Bonneville House Association includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Bonneville House Association includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Bonneville House Association includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by Bonneville House Association for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
Bonneville House Association offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Bonneville House Association offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Bonneville House Association offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Bonneville House Association offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
Bonneville House Association is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Bonneville House Association currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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