This venue feels like industrial chic - clothed in haute couture.
Exposed bricks, Edison lights, unique dark wood floors, and a lounge with black furniture. The Ravington offers warmth, mystery, history, and edge. While the white and gold bridal room, stained glass windows, majestic teal door all the way from India, and chandeliers provide a clean atmosphere that exudes elegance, charm, and mesmerizing artistry.
The Ravington was built in 1909 and was one of the first grocery stores in the newly-established town of Centerton, Arkansas. Over time, a hardware store was added, one building was converted to a factory, where lucky rabbit’s feet were dyed and made into keychains, it became a hair salon, then an auction house, a Methodist church, and finally an antique store. This is a building with 110 years of history!
In 2015, the property was purchased by high school sweethearts with the intention to use it to host Amber Events: an upscale wedding and event planning business that has planned weddings all over the world!
Currently, the Ravington specializes in weddings, but they also host charity events, have fashion shows, talent shows, and business events.
The Ravington is 100% customizable for your big day.
Speaking of, when you book your wedding day here, you get the space from 9am - 1am! So you don't have to be scared of the party ending to soon.
There are separate bridal quarters and groom quarters that can be found upstairs. They are also far enough apart that you won't have to worry about stumbling in on each other before the big reveal. Each getting ready area also has a lounge so you can get ready in a cozy atmosphere with your bridesmaids and groomsmen. And while you’re up there, don’t forget to look up at the ceiling tiles. We’re a sucker for beautiful little details like that.
They have a gorgeous bricked and flowering courtyard outside that would be great for your ceremony or a cocktail hour. We have even had a bride and groom open bottles of champagne with swords out on the courtyard. They also had a trailer with a full coffee bar serving espressos and lattes! So this space can potentially do whatever you can dream up!
Then head inside to the grand main room for the reception, where they can host up to 300 guests, including 30 feet of white velour pipe and drape if anything needs partitioning, specialty up-lighting, and 150 mahogany Chiavari chairs. You also get access to two custom made bars for serving drinks or you can use these as gift tables or decoration.
After the last dance has been had and you say goodbye to your family and friends, it’s time to call it a night. For this, The Ravington has an adorable 2-bedroom guest cottage across the street that can be rented out on airbnb.com. So if you decide to go that route, you won't have far to go. For the rest of your guests, there is a Doubletree Hilton only 8 minutes away. Your guests won’t even have to worry about driving since the Doubletree offers a free shuttle to and from The Ravington.
Depending on the day and how far in advance you are booking, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $5,800. Not only do you get everything we talked about above, but you also get an on-site manager that takes care of restrooms and trash. If you are interested in using the space for your engagement shoot or even a day after bridal shoot, the cost of using the space for these shoots is also included.
When it comes to parking, except for handicap spaces, all parking spots are across the street from The Ravington. Because the venue sits on a main road, a uniformed police officer will assist your guests in crossing and dealing with any traffic.
The Ravington has that perfect combination of history and class that would make any wedding look amazing. Not to mention amazing getting ready locations for both the bride and groom along with a beautiful outdoor area, what’s not to love? If this venue sounds like your dream location and you want to see what dates they have available, fill out the contact form below.
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