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Say, "I do," in Arkansas's prettiest place.

Wedding Steel Creek Buffalo River Arkansas

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There's no finer setting for a wedding in the Natural State than the beauty and comfort of our RiverWind Lodge or a romantic mountain cabin overlooking miles upon miles of Buffalo River scenery.  We're a unique wedding venue offering outstanding scenic beauty as your backdrop and a number of conveniences that make planning and hosting a wedding easy, whether yours is a large affair or a more intimate ceremony.

EASY TO GET TO FROM MOST ANYWHERE

Buffalo Outdoor Center Wedding Arkansas

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Have guests coming from all over?  Our central location within the US and proximity to two major airports makes it easy to travel here. Guests driving from Northwest or Central Arkansas, MO, LA, OK, KS, MS and central/SE TX are within a one-day drive of here.  Have guests flying in?  We're about 90 minutes from XNA in Northwest Arkansas and 2.5 hours from the Little Rock airport.  

EXCLUSIVE TO YOUR WEDDING

Buffalo Outdoor Center Wedding

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Unlike many wedding venues, you're not waiting for one wedding party to clear the area while another one is lined up behind you.  In other words, you won't have the pressure or interference of multiple events going on around you---you and your guests will have the lodge or cabin to yourselves.

A WILDERNESS SETTING, YET ACCESS TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Secluded Buffalo River Wedding

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Although the town of Ponca is small, we can connect you with quality catering, photography and floral options from the surrounding area---professionals with whom we work on a regular basis.  They know the lodge, as well as our standards for customer service.  We even have staff who are licensed by the state of Arkansas to conduct your wedding ceremony.  We can also help you with set-up and break-down arrangements for an additional charge.  

LARGE WEDDING EVENTS

Ponca Creek Lodge Wedding


Planning a wedding with lots of friends and family?  We have two beautiful lodges, each one located in an extra-special setting and packed with terrific amenties that make it easy to host a fabulous, unique wedding in Arkansas's most beautiful place.  Learn more about RiverWind Lodge and Cedar Crest Lodge here.

MORE INTIMATE WEDDINGS

Intimate wedding at Buffalo Outdoor Center

Planning a smaller, more intimate wedding?  We have cabins which are perfect for smaller ceremonies and receptions (please note that additional fees apply for events held at cabins).  We can even help you select a scenic spot beside the river (river weddingss require a gathering permit from the National Park Service), or on a trail for your exchange of vows. 

ROMANTIC HONEYMOON CABINS

Hot Tub Honeymoon Cabin Buffalo Outdoor Center

Nothing says, "Romance," like one of our beautiful romantic cabins for two. These cabins offer privacy, romantic amenities, several with outdoor hot tub decks overlooking Buffalo River country.  We think you'll find our romantic cabins for two to be the perfect retreat in which to begin your new life together as one.

READY TO PLAN YOUR WEDDING?

Simply call our staff at 870-861-5514 to get started planning your Big Day.  Be sure to ask for our event coordinator Mary Catherine, as she can assist you with set-up arrangements and contacts for caterers, photographers and florists, even someone to conduct the ceremony!

Ponca Arkansas Wedding Bride

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