When you imagine a boutique hotel, what comes to mind? Is it quaint florals, antique wallpaper, or an abundance of glass figurines? 21c Museum Hotel takes this misconception and promptly flips it on its head. The modern hotel doesn’t just boast luxurious accommodations. It also features a contemporary art museum, a cultural civic center, and an award winning restaurant. When couples choose to have their big day at 21c they are saying goodbye to the stale and dusty, and hello to a unique wedding experience that is sure to leave guests buzzing.
One thing guests can say about 21c is no visit is ever the same. The hotel displays a set of rotating art, meaning that even wedding guests who have been before will find something new to enjoy. The one thing that never changes? The hotel’s signature lime green penguins, which everyone will want to pose with for a selfie.
The pristine white walls and gray concrete floors of the space are left pristine to allow the art to take center stage. High, lofty ceilings, large windows, and architectural details allow natural light to filter throughout the space. Top-of-the-line audiovisual technology comes standard in every space.
Outside, guests can enjoy access to the facility’s Art Yard, where plush couches invite guests to kick up their heels in comfort. Cozy fire pits will keep everyone warm in cooler months, while the sleek built-in bar will have guests lining up for a taste of your signature cocktail.
Renting 21c doesn’t just give you access to the space. The hotel offers a wide variety of amenities to make planning your wedding a breeze. A dedicated event staff will be with you every step of the way, ensuring no detail is overlooked. Packages are loaded with generous extras that other venues don’t offer. These include an hour of rehearsal time, complimentary self-parking, bar set up and bar staff, display tables, linens, candles, custom printed napkins, and use of their AV system. Also included is the set up and tear down of your space, leaving friends and family free to just enjoy the day.
Catering and beverage service is provided by the hotel’s restaurant, The Hive. Under the direction of award-winning chef and Arkansas native Matthew McClure, the menu is inspired by the amazing culinary traditions of the south. Menus for your reception are designed to make the most of seasonal flavors and are expertly paired with every event, whether it’s heavy hors d’ouvres or a sit-down meal. Staff will work with you to make sure your bar offerings complement your food, offering the best craft beer, premium wines, and they can even help you create a signature cocktail.
Brides who are completely taken with the space may even consider having their engagement or bridal portraits taken on site. 21c is proud to open up all art-filled galleries to you at no additional cost. Appointment times will need to be scheduled with the hotel’s event team to guarantee availability.
One of the most attractive points of 21c can be summed up with a single word: location. Having your wedding in this modern hotel means guests don’t have to drive from ceremony to reception and home again. 21c offers spacious guest rooms and suites right upstairs, all offering free Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee machines, and original artwork.
Set in downtown Bentonville, 21c is steps away from attractions like The Walmart Museum and the Bentonville Square. Guests who want to view more great artwork like that found in the hotel can catch a quick Uber to Crystal Bridges Museum or even take a stroll on the walking trails that connect the two museums. Local restaurants also abound, with favorites such as The Back Porch, Pressroom, and Onyx Coffee Lab all within walking distance.
For guests arriving by air, 21c is only 13 miles from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. Out-of-towners will appreciate a location like this, minimizing travel time and maximizing time on the ground exploring Northwest Arkansas.
Brides who want to ensure their wedding is environmentally friendly will love partnering with 21c. The staff at 21c, as well as The Hive, will work to make sure the wedding is eco-conscious, whether that is through using recycled paper for your programs or using only locally sourced ingredients for your reception meal.
Couples hoping to rent 21c for their wedding day can expect to pay $4000 for their chosen Saturday. Those who are interested in a different date, or just looking to save a little money, can book the hotel on a Friday or Sunday for $2000.
21c is open daily for visitors to stop by and see the space. You can also inquire in person about availability. But if you want to get the process started right away, fill out the contact form below!
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