Melissa Albey Photography

Chris and Heather Babcock wed at one of Hot Springs' beautiful lakeside resorts (Pine Hill Estates, pictured). Florals created by Flowers & Home.

Hot Springs’ lush gardens, sparkling lakes and scenic mountains are the wedding backdrop of so many brides’ dreams. The intimate, friendly city and its many respected wedding professionals help make Hot Springs an easy decision for couples looking for a destination wedding locale. The city’s central location makes it just a short drive from anywhere in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and beyond.

Whether couples are looking for a waterfront view or a lavish ballroom for their I dos, they will find it in Hot Springs. The most well-known venue in town is the Anthony Chapel, part of the 210-acre Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Hot Springs may be a relatively small town, but that works in a bride’s favor. The abundance of easily accessible vendors makes this city a one-stop shop and your wedding as stress free as possible.

When the party’s over, guests can retire to one of Hot Springs’ excellent hotels, bed and breakfasts, lodges or inns. And in a town nicknamed the Spa City, brides would be remiss not to have a day (or even a weekend) of rest and relaxation. Brides who wed in Hot Springs quickly find the experience is a lot less stressful with a massage.

Art Photography by Sydney Rasch

Hot Springs' downtown district features one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, along with eight historic bathhouses.

Danielle Davis Art/Photography

The beautiful reception of Morgan and Logan Ethridge at the historic Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa.


Bridal Beauty: Hair, Makeup & Spa

Bride Cynthia Durham chose the famous Anthony Chapel, with floor-to-ceiling windows, for her ceremony at Garvan Woodland Gardens. (Justin Palmer Weddings)

Cakes & Desserts


Event/Wedding Planning


Guest AccomModations/Lodging

By the Numbers

Estimated Hot Springs weddings during 2018

Average Hot Springs wedding budget in 2018



Photo Booths



Wedding & Reception Venues
(Ceremony, Receptions & Rehearsal Dinners)



An ideal destination for couples from these nearby cities, all of which are within a day's drive

  Estimated Driving Time Distance
Bentonville 3 hrs 47 min 208.3 miles
Dallas 4 hrs 22 min 285.6 miles
El Dorado 2 hrs 16 min 116.7 miles
Jonesboro 2 hrs 54 min 182.4 miles
Kansas City 6 hrs 50 min 416.3 miles
Memphis 2 hrs 56 min 187.8 miles
Monticello 2 hrs 13 min 115.9 miles
Nashville 6 hrs 399.4 miles
St. Louis 6 hrs 16 min 399.5 miles
Tulsa 4 hrs 29 min 242.9 miles

For more information, pick up a copy of Arkansas Bride magazine to find a special Hot Springs Wedding Planner insert, or visit