BOC Vacations

An Arkansas Wedding Venue Like No Other

Don't just say your vows anywhere---say them in Ponca. Where there’s no finer wedding venue in Arkansas than one of our spacious lodges or romantic cabins surrounded by the immense beauty of the Buffalo National River. Ponca is Arkansas's prettiest place, so weddings here are backdropped by gorgeous Ozark Mountain scenery every season of the year. And while the scenery may be grand, the price tag isn't---your wedding budget goes further at BOC, allowing you to treat your guests to an incredibly beautiful, yet very affordable event. Our on-staff wedding coordinator Samantha can assist you with choosing a lodge or cabin venue...planning your event setup...and suggestions for catering, floral, tent rental and photography services. Need an officiant to perform your ceremony? She can help there, too! Ready to reach out to her and learn more about planning an unforgettable Buffalo River wedding with us? Simply click the link below!

celebrating a summer wedding outside

Choose your BOC wedding venue based on the number of guests you wish to host:

RiverWind Lodge / 100 Wedding Guests

Perched atop one of the Ozark’s tallest mountains, our fabulous RiverWind Lodge offers an Arkansas bride and groom a sweeping 30-mile view across the upper Buffalo River wilderness.  Hold your ceremony with the view through the lodge’s towering glass windows as your backdrop or go outdoors on the spacious deck or under the covered gazebo.  Wedding guests will be in awe of RiverWind’s lofty location, as well as the beauty and comforts of the lodge itself.  The lodge is overflowing with amenities that make hosting weddings a breeze.  From its spacious layout…to its kitchen filled with double the appliances…to its giant wraparound deck with dining rail…you’ll find reason after reason to make RiverWind Lodge your choice for a wedding that is rustically elegant, affordable and easy to plan, even in the beautiful middle of nowhere!  RiverWind Lodge hosts up to 36 overnight guests (dbl occ) and is conveniently located near several other BOC mountain-top cabins should you need additional lodging.

Ponca Creek Lodge / 80 Wedding Guests

Our Ponca Creek Lodge is among the most popular wedding venues in Arkansas, especially for a bride desiring an outdoor wedding!  Say “I do,” on the lodge’s romantic footbridge spanning Ponca Creek…or out on the lawn with the lodge’s architectural beauty as your backdrop.  With over 800 square feet of outdoor deck space – and 5,000 square feet inside the lodge – up to 80 guests can celebrate your special day in comfort and exquisite architectural style.  Ponca Creek Lodge is also a caterer’s dream with miles of beautiful granite counterspace, a commercial refrigerator, warming oven, ice maker and more.  Outside on the deck you’ll find plenty of table seating for hosting an outdoor dinner or reception.  Ponca Creek Lodge also has overnight accommodations for up to 16 guests (double occupancy), plus, The Creekside Cabin for two is conveniently located on the lodge’s grounds.

Big Sky Cabin / 50 Wedding Guests

The Big Sky Cabin offers Arkansas brides a sweeping view across the Ozark Mountains as a beautiful, affordable location for a smaller outdoor wedding venue.  Looking for a sunset wedding?  The Big Sky Cabin offers the perfect perch for sunset “I do’s” and receptions.  There’s also plenty of parking for guests, as well as ample space to set up tents.  The cabin offers overnight accommodations for up to 12 guests (dbl occ) with the nearby Waterfall Cabin hosting up to 6 additional guests (dbl occ).

Romantic Cabins / 25 Wedding Guests

Is a small, intimate wedding more of what you had in mind?  If so, we have several romantic mountain-top cabins that provide the setting for a quality wedding venue.  Consider secluded Cabin X, with its stellar view across the Ozark Mountains as a unique, private place to have your ceremony.  There’s plenty of parking at Cabin X, as well as ample outdoor space for a reception.  Ask our wedding coordinator for more cabin suggestions based on your style of wedding, number of guests, and budget preferences.

Our Convenient Location

For 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, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi and central/southeast Texas are within a one-day drive. For guests flying in, we’re about 90 minutes from Northwest Arkansas National Airport (XNA) and 2.5 hours from the Little Rock Airport.

Exclusive to Your Wedding

Unlike many wedding venues, we don’t double book. You and your guests will have the lodge or cabin to yourselves, so there’s no 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. Forget the stress of a rigid time slot and know that your lodge or cabin is yours for the day, not just an hour or two.

Romantic Honeymoon Cabins

After the festivities, easily transition to your honeymoon at one of our romantic cabins for two. Our secluded cabins offer privacy, relaxation and comfort for the newly-wedded couple – and most offer decks with stunning views and hot tubs or bedside Jacuzzi tubs. We think you’ll find our beautiful mountain-top cabins the perfect retreat from the world to being your new life together.

Additional Lodging Available

Need more room than a lodge allows? Our nearby cabins provide easy, convenient lodging for your wedding guests. Use our lodging map to view your chosen lodge or cabin and find adjacent cabins for your guests to stay in.

Plan Your Outdoor Wedding With Ease

Although the town of Ponca is small, we can connect you with qualified professionals from the surrounding area for your catering, photography, and floral needs. We work with them on a regular basis, so they know our lodges – as well as our high standards for customer service. Our list of local references include:

  • Ceremony Officiants
  • Photographers
  • Florists
  • Food & Catering Services
  • Event Design & Planning
  • Tents & Rentals
  • Hair & Makeup

Our event coordinator, Samantha, is happy to connect you with our local contacts, and also help you with set-up arrangements.

To learn more about weddings at BOC please read our events contract for the RiverWind Lodge & Ponca Creek Lodge.

Wedding at Ponca Creek Lodge


Event Fees

About Event Fees

For a wedding, family reunion, corporate meeting, or another event at a BOC lodge or cabin, an event fee is charged in addition to lodging fees when at least one event meal, reception, or meeting occurs during the reservation.

About Security Deposits

A security/damage deposit is taken in addition to an event fee at the time your event contract is signed. It is completely refundable following an inventory and cleaning of the rental by our staff.

2023 Rates

Ponca Creek Lodge

Up to 40 Guests
41-80 Guests

+ Lodging Costs

RiverWind Lodge

Up to 50 Guests
51 – 100 Guests

+ Lodging Costs

BOC Cabins

Up to 25 Guests

+ Lodging Costs

Security Deposit


This deposit applies whether the event is held at a lodge or cabin.

All events require a signed special event contract, which ensures the comfort and safety of our clients and their guests, as well as the protection of our property. Our event coordinator can provide you with a contract copy to review prior to booking your event.