ELOPEMENT WEDDINGS, COMMITMENT CEREMONIES & VOW RENEWALS AT THE INN
(A service provided for overnight guests of the inn only and for the couple and a maximum of four guests as we can no longer do large weddings)
Three locations around Cliff Cottage Inn – Luxury B&B Suites and Historic Cottagesprovide ideal settings for your celebration in Eureka Springs: the Great Room (pictured above), the deck tucked into the rock bluff, or any pretty corner in the gardens (the inn’s elf will ask the deer not to come down during your ceremony!). More than 800 couples have been happily married at the inn since it opened in 1992, and the innkeeper would be thrilled to help arrange your wedding!
The Inn’s Great Room, with its cathedral ceiling, heirloom antiques, and original art, is an elegant location for your intimate ceremony. During cooler months, for some beautiful photos, we’ll light the pink marble fireplace, built with painstakingly relocated stone. (Innkeeper Sandra brought the marble back in her van from Baja California, some 1,827 miles going no more than 25MPH because of the weight!)Behind the Inn, there is also a lovely deck tucked into the three-story rock bluff where a fountain provides both natural music and additional photo opportunities for your celebration.Cliff Cottage Inn’s gardens also offer a beautiful natural backdrop for your special occasion. Depending on the season, the inn’s grounds may feature redbuds and dogwoods showing off their Springtime finery or colorful leaf “paintings” from age-old trees in Autumn.
The Inn’s Elopement Ceremony Package includes the use of inn facilities, minister, and photographer. Sandra serves as your minister and she is fully licensed by the state of Arkansas to perform your ceremony. All photos taken throughout the ceremony are provided on a CD for your own printing and use.
Here’s a list of our “Optional Extras” to make your ceremony complete – if you’d like to order this Optional Extra Add-On, we will need at least 48 hours advance notice to provide these for you:
- For the bride, a fresh, hand-tied nosegay bouquet, or three long-stemmed roses tied with ribbons in your choice of colors
- Matching boutonniere for the groom
- Split of Champagne for toasting each other
- Miniature wedding cake for two
The Eureka Springs Court House is very conveniently located just below the inn. Clerk Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays (leave plenty of time for the necessary paperwork), and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Both parties must be present when applying for a marriage license. Bring your photo identification and social security card for both parties, and cash-only application fee. You must be present to obtain your license! Be sure to call the Court House in advance to check for any new requirements, updated fees, and potential holiday closings. 479-253-8646
“The ceremony Sandra performed for us at the inn was just what we had hoped for – sweet and simple. We loved the flowers and cake (took the rest of it back to our suite for a midnight snack!) It was a bit chilly when we got married in March and she lit the fireplace in the Great Room which made the perfect backdrop for photographs we will cherish forever.”Guest Comment