Inn at Carnall Hall

The Inn at Carnal Hall is the quintessential southern wedding venue. Situated on the grounds of Old Main, this location offers an unparalleled view of the University of Arkansas, with a past meets present vibe that allows all guests to feel at home. The building’s wraparound porch invites you to stop and stay awhile, while its modern common areas create a luxe spot for guests to visit together. The Inn is newly renovated and features versatile indoor and outdoor spaces to make your vision come to life.

When you plan your wedding at the Inn at Carnall Hall, you are choosing a venue with roots going back to the earliest days of the university. Built in 1905, the Inn originally served as a women’s dormitory, the very first in the state to be exact. The space was then utilized as a men’s fraternity house in the 1960s, before joining The National Register of Historic Places in 1982. In 2003, the building was reimagined as The Inn at Carnall Hall after a $6.3 million renovation, blending the unique history of the building with modern elements for an elevated experience.

With onsite catering, personalized room layouts, and a rental service that includes tables, chairs, linens, glassware, china, and silverware, the Inn at Carnall Hall makes planning your wedding as easy as walking through their doors. The award-winning team from Ella’s Table will delight the taste buds as you sample their array of hors d’oeuvres or enjoy a multi-course meal. Have something specific in mind? Their team of chefs will work with you to plan the perfect culinary experience and offer wine pairings that will please the most discerning sommelier.

Brides are invited to get ready onsite in the Inn’s junior or senior staterooms. Each boasts a king bed and features a separate seating area with upholstered furnishings, hardwood floors, and a refrigerator. Your entire bridal party can be comfortable as you all prepare for the big event.

Already have a florist in mind? Not a problem! The Inn welcomes outside vendors of your choice to add sparkle to your event. They even have an optional day-of coordinator on staff to ensure that the day you have always dreamed of goes off without a hitch.


After you and your guests have celebrated your big day, retire upstairs to the spacious suites awaiting you. The Inn at Carnal Hall boasts an impressive 49 sleeping rooms, meaning no one has to worry about catching an Uber home. Decorated in calming shades of white and cream, plush bedding, and views overlooking the serene lawn of Old Main, each offers comfort and charm that will have you eagerly planning your return visit.

Want to keep the party going after the DJ says last call? You are only a short walk to Dickson Street, Fayetteville’s celebrated center of arts, entertainment, and dining.

Craving a bite the next morning before you depart for the honeymoon? Enjoy a delicious start to your day at Ella’s Restaurant. Brunch offers tasty entrees such as shrimp and grits, salmon tartine, and beef tenderloin benedict.


Why we love the Inn at Carnall Hall

A location with history

All inclusive with flexibility

Come on in and stay awhile

The Inn offers three packages: silver, gold, and platinum. The silver package allows you to keep it low-key with a dedicated staff and your choice of one event space, while the platinum package ensures that the entire venue, as well as all services and staff, are dedicated to you on your special day. Rates range from $500 - $4,500, depending on the time of year and size of your event, as well as your choice of package.


The Inn at Carnall Hall has so much to offer that it’s hard to think of a reason not to have your wedding here. If you are interested in booking a wedding at one of the most iconic locations in downtown Fayetteville, then drop us your details in the contact form below!


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