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Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I get married in Hot Springs, AR?
There are endless possibilities
for Wedding locations in Hot Springs and Hot Springs National Park. From a casual moment
for the two of you to a grand affair and everything in between �
historic, elegant indoor or outdoor garden setting, natural springs
with a garden setting, Garvin Woodlands Gardens offers a number of lovely natural park settings as well as the reknown Chapel as an a most
locations are as varied as your desires. You can be married on
horseback, on the trolley, in the park, on the balcony of your hotel or the courtyard
of your Bed and Breakfast, or in a horse-drawn carriage. The suggestions we
would offer you are dependent on the number of guests attending
and the style of the celebration that you may consider. We
will be happy to advise you on the best option for you to meet
your spiritual needs.
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How do I get started planning my wedding?
Once you have a date selected for
your wedding ceremony or renewal of vows, please contact us by
phone or fill out the
on this site to get started. We will be able to confirm our
availability to officiate your ceremony and let you know how we
can assist you with planning a location or other special needs.
Our consultations are complimentary and may stimulate ideas you
may not have considered. We will help you keep the steps
simple so you can focus on the deep meaning of this special
How do I find flowers,
cake, photographer, hairdresser.....in Hot Spring, AR?
Once we know when and where
the wedding will be held we can help you narrow down your
options so give us a call.
- Can you help us find a place to stay in Hot Spring, Arkansas?
- The Hot Springs area offers accommodations
that range from cozy cabins in the lake area to elegant bed and
breakfast lodging and charming historic hotels in town. All
offer a magical getaway honeymoon experience. Let us know your
needs and budget and we can offer some suggestions for your
needs or for your guests.
- Where can I find more information about visiting Hot Springs, AR?
- Visit www.hotsprings.org
for lots of
information on lodging, spas, attractions, shops and galleries, events and
more. And you can request a Visitor Guide or view one online.
- We don't live in Arkansas - how do we get 'legally married'
- In the State of Arkansas, a legal "marriage"
must take place according to the laws of the State in which the
union takes place. It's where you get married, not where you
live, which ascertains which marriage license you will be
required to have. A couple is officially "married" when a
legally authorized person performs an official ceremony uniting
them in marriage. The officiant will then sign the marriage
license and send the documentation to the state for recording.
Legally authorized persons are all clergy (i.e. priests,
ministers, rabbis, etc.) and certain other persons specifically
authorized such as Judges, Justices of the Peace, etc. Vows of
commitment are required to be exchanged by the couple, but
wedding rings are optional and not required. You may obtain a
license in any county in Arkansas.
How to obtain your
Wedding License in Garland County.
- How does the ceremony proceed? What about a rehearsal?
- The order and style of the wedding may depend
on the location that you choose. Also, we can create a custom
ceremony for each couple so let us know your thoughts and unique
requests for your special ceremony.
- Our services are non-denominational, but may
include any of the numerous religious traditions available. The
choices range from a very traditional "church-style" wedding to
what is considered more a civil ceremony. In all cases, the
ceremony honors the spiritual platform on which you enter the
marriage as a couple joined. Many couples wish to include
readings from the bible or traditional or non-denominational
prayers, and blessings. Our recommendation is to include only
that which is meaningful to you.
Other options may include a Unity Candle or special music.
You may write your own vows or special words that will reflect
your unique feelings for each other. We will assist you with
various possibilities and ideas that you may reflect on.
- Generally, weddings with less than 50 guests or a
wedding party of less than 6 (excluding the bride and groom) do not
require any rehearsal. If your wedding is to be larger, we can discuss
whether a rehearsal is necessary. Also, in many cases, your wedding
party may be arriving from out of town on the day of the wedding which
would not easily accommodate a rehearsal.
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Email Lucinda or Call 501.623.9730