The Next Big Thing in NWA
The new kid on the block in Northwest Arkansas’ list of wedding venues is changing the game. Located in Cave Springs, Osage House opened in the summer of 2019 to thunderous acclaim. With a staff who has thought of everything – and yes, we mean everything – and a look unique to our area, Osage House is sure to become the next hot spot for weddings in the Ozarks.
An Inspired Beginning
Osage House is the brainchild of John and Ashley Starnes, Northwest Arkansas natives with a love for their community. Ashley’s passion for weddings coupled with her husband’s career in architecture laid the groundwork for the area’s newest wedding location. Named for the creek that runs to the south of the property, the Starnes designed their dream location to offer brides both a ceremony space and two reception areas on one property that’s big enough to host the largest of gatherings.
Modern Meets Cave Springs Arkansas
Osage House prides itself on its intimate romanticism, timeless elegance, and modern aesthetic. The exterior of both the chapel and reception hall are striking, with creamy white stone and ink-black roof standing in contrast to the greenery all around them. The rooflines are comprised of sleek, angular lines. Large windows make the most of natural lighting and give both spaces an airy feel.
The chapel is not like others in the area, instead, it embraces an entirely modern feel. Large black steel doors stand at the front and back of the chapel, while glass doors along both sides open wide to create a pseudo outdoor space, weather permitting. Four triangular skylights across the wooden beam ceiling make the building feel as if it is a part of the property enclosing it. White pews provide seating for up to 299 guests to take in the ceremony. But the gem of this chapel lies with its full glass chapel design along the back, so your ceremony can have an outdoor feel with the safety of the indoors.
Steps away, Osage House’s reception space offers ample room to get creative with both layout and setup, ensuring no two weddings feel the same. Crisp white walls and floor-to-ceiling windows comprise the space. Poured concrete floors make the perfect dance floor, while large covered patios give overflow room to guests. Two movable bars can be positioned anywhere within the space, adding versatility.
Brides craving a ceremony in the great outdoors will find plenty of options on Osage House’s land. Over 50 lush acres are available to you, with views overlooking the surrounding hills.
Osage House’s second reception area, The Reserve, is an industrial modern space designed to adapt to any bride’s vision. Expansive windows provide stunning treetop views. Glass garage doors open up to the space’s covered breezeway, the ideal space to host a cocktail hour between ceremony and reception. It also has direct access to the bride and groom suites and a catering prep kitchen. This space can comfortably host up to 250 guests for dinner seating. Also included with a rental of The Reserve is a new outdoor ceremony space.
It Is All In The Details
Renting Osage House is an all-inclusive venue experience. Brides are given access to the property on the day of from 9 a.m. to midnight, as well as two hours for photography before the wedding and one hour of rehearsal time. The venue also includes tables and chairs for 240 guests, food and cake tables, as well as two moveable bars. Best of all, cleanup is included at no additional cost. Family members can focus on celebrating your big day without having to worry about who is going to be picking you up afterward.
The Reserve rental fee includes tables and chairs for up to 150 guests, along with two additional hours of time for photography outside of your wedding day. The space is also available to you for a one-hour rehearsal in the days leading up to your ceremony.
The space includes a luxurious bride and groom quarters, letting the entire party get ready on site. Both spaces include a private restroom and a separate shower. The groom’s area also has a pool table, giving the guys plenty to do before the ceremony begins. Vendors will rejoice at seeing the spacious lounge area just for them, another thoughtful touch from this well-designed location.
Any vendor who is licensed and insured in the state of Arkansas is welcome at Osage House. This allows you to make truly personal choices for your big day, like utilizing your favorite florist or having a beloved local restaurant provide catering. Not sure where to start? The staff at Osage House has a list of recommended service providers that can help get you started!
Both venues on our property have their own dedicated parking lots, making guest arrival incredibly convenient.
Where to Call It a Night
We recommend checking out any of the great hotels that are just a few miles down the road. Couples can reach out to the Embassy Suites, the Marriott, or Aloft to reserve a block of rooms for guests. This Cave Springs location is also only minutes from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, making it an ideal choice for events with several friends flying in.
A Venue That Gives Back
Couples who want to use their union to highlight a philanthropic cause will find the perfect partner in Osage House. For each wedding booked, Osage House will make a donation to a local nonprofit. The happiest day of your life can further the mission of a fantastic charity in Northwest Arkansas. What could be sweeter?
Prices for Osage House range from $4000 – $9500, while The Reserve ranges from $1800 – $4800. Both spaces fees can vary depending on the day of the week of your event. They also offer military and non-profit discounts and custom quotes can be provided based on needs. Interested in eloping? The venue offers special packages for parties with less than twenty guests; learn more by contacting the staff!
Osage house is a one of kind venue that will definitely make your wedding rise above the rest. For more information, make sure to fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.
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Seeing as you just spent time going through this page, I’m sure you are deep into the trenches of wedding planning! So keep in mind that this process doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. Make sure to check our Free Wedding Planning Guide, and if you have any questions about wedding photography, just let us know!