- Published on Friday, January 03 2014 2:20 PM
Written by Klaire Howerton
Posted by Mark Ruda
Planning Your Branson Wedding
A wedding is by far one of the most prominent events that can happen in a person’s life – and there is certainly a great deal of planning involved in putting on such a grand event! There are details such as flowers, cake, wedding clothes and decorations to consider. There is the choice of music, wedding reception food and who to hire to photograph the special occasion. One of the biggest choices the bride and groom have to make, however, is the location of the wedding! If you want a memorable marriage event for yourself and your guests, consider holding your wedding in Branson, Missouri! There are a number of fun and unique locations in the Tri-Lakes area that are sure to fit your style and make your Branson wedding memorable.
A Traditional Setting: If you and your soon to be spouse like the idea of a traditional church wedding, consider holding your event at the beautiful College of the Ozarks Chapel, located on the college campus in historic Point Lookout, Missouri! This awe-inspiring location features a cathedral style high vaulted ceiling, student made stained glass windows, padded church pews and rustic chandeliers – making it a great place to tie the knot! The chapel can be reserved through the campus Christian Ministries Department. College of the Ozarks also hosts weddings at The Keeter Center, a lodge style restaurant and event center.
A Rustic Location: If you like a quaint and rustic style nestled into the woods, check out Silver Dollar City’s Wilderness Church in Branson, Missouri! This historic location where lovers have exchanged vows for decades smacks of quiet charm and is a very unique location for your special day. The bride and groom will dedicate their lives to each other in front of a grand picture window that overlooks the beautiful wooded Ozark Mountains, while their guests look on from old fashioned church pews. There are a number of packages available, each featuring different amenities to make your Branson wedding perfect. More information is available on the SDC website. Another lovely rustic option is The Hope Wilderness Chapel at Dogwood Canyon. This gorgeous nature park provides a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. The chapel is a replica of an 1800s country church, featuring all local materials, such as native Shortleaf Pine logs, sawn Oak floorboards and an Eastern Red Cedar ceiling. The chapel seats up to one hundred twenty guests and boasts a back wall made entirely of windows, so you can gaze out upon the scenic canyon views as you say “I do.” Visit the Dogwood Canyon website for more information.
An Outdoor Event: If you and your sweetie relish the idea of open air vows, you are sure to find the Ledgestone Gardens in Walnut Shade, Missouri, very appealing! A uniquely landscaped garden wedding venue, this location features native plants, beautifully manicured garden pathways and a variety of water features. You are sure to find serenity here at the Ledgestone Gardens. A variety of packages are offered, including wine tasting and lodging at the neighboring bed and breakfast. Visit their website for pricing and information.
And For The Party Afterwards: After your Branson wedding, chances are that you will need somewhere to hold a reception to celebrate your union. If you are looking for a place that can really handle a crowd, consider reserving the meeting and event space at Thousand Hills Hotel and Golf Resort in Branson, Missouri! They have the room; all you need to provide is the party. Thousand Hills also offers condos, cabins and suites for your honeymoon after your Branson wedding celebration. Visit the Thousand Hills website for listings of available spaces, as well as lodging availability and pricing.