Updated: Feb 15
Close your eyes for a moment and imagine your perfect wedding day. Maybe it is a little more over the top and extravagant, or perhaps you prefer to stick to a budget, where close family and friends are at the top of your list of everything you need. Once you have a pretty good idea of what you want your wedding to look like, the first task on your wedding to-do list will be to lock down your dream venue.
We have compiled a list of our top picks for wedding venues in Oklahoma and separated them into three helpful categories:
Elegant & sophisticated
On a budget
This list features a little something for every bride, no matter where you are in Oklahoma. Below you will find our top three picks for Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Norman.
Oklahoma City - Our Top 3 Picks
Most elegant & sophisticated - The Gailliarda Country Club
From an elegant ballroom, majestic gazebo, and dance floor, the Gailliarda Country Club might just be your one-stop-shop for a wedding that exudes sophistication. To start your day, your bridal party can pamper in style and natural light with boutique-style hair and makeup vanities, your first opportunity for some beautiful photos. The gazebo sits at the edge of a water feature, overlooking your guests who will be seated across a lush green landscape. When it is time to celebrate, the ballroom has a versatile floor plan that the staff will accent with tables, chairs, and a dance floor. But that is not all the venue staff will do, as this country club’s services range from free professional cake cutting to setting up and tearing down the event.
Most romantic - Coles Garden
Coles Garden is like living in a dream world and getting to choose your setting. Whether you decide to get married in the romantic garden, gorgeous outdoor patio, or in front of the waterfall, your options are both breathtaking and limitless. You and your bridesmaids can get ready in the spacious suites, equipped with a fireplace, bar, and plenty of vanity space. While this venue has plenty to offer with its tables, linens, and Chiavari chairs, they also have an open vendor policy, so anything goes for your dream day!
On a budget - University of Oklahoma Memorial
While we listed this venue under our budget category, you will certainly have no shortage of space, elegance, and excellent staff. You can choose to have your wedding inside the ballroom or governors’ room, Beaird lounge, or outside in the beautiful vine-covered courtyard, surrounded by topiary and fountains. The ballroom features arched windows and antique chandeliers and was built to host hundreds of guests.
Tulsa - Our Top 3 Picks
Most elegant - Harwelden Mansion
This venue’s magical weddings are part of what keeps its magical history alive. The Harwelden Mansion is a historical building and Tudor-style mansion, and its native gardens and riverfront views make it perfect for weddings. From large weddings to elopements and small boutique weddings, and even vow renewals, you can host the elegant wedding of your dreams no matter the size.
Most romantic - The Dresser Mansion
Built in 1919, the Dresser Mansion provides a spacious environment for your wedding day, which you will have free reign over. You can host your ceremony just inside the living room, and when you go past the French glass doors, you will find the solarium, with clear windows from floor to ceiling and a view of the Arkansas River. The Tuscan Gardens are perfect for a romantic outdoor ceremony, while the brick patio and lawn provide plenty of space for a dinner or cocktail hour. It is the details of this venue that make it truly unique, from the hand-painted details on the ceiling to the handcrafted Italian tiles.
On a budget - Dwight Mission
The Dwight Mission is a historical site that sits on 166 gorgeous acres. The Creek and Barto Chapels are simple, rustic, and surrounded by nature. But if you are looking for something indoors, the Oxley Center and DeFriend Room can both be used for your ceremony and your reception. Your guests will love retreating to the tiny homes and guest lodges while you stay at the charming Finney Lodge Retreat House, surrounded by the tranquil countryside.
Norman - Our Top 3 Picks
Most Rustic Elegant - Springs Venue
The springs Norman is charming Ranch-style venue featuring a wooden-covered portico and wrap-around porch. Capture beautiful photos and moments by the tranquil brook or atop the stone bridge. No matter where you are, you will be surrounded by lush, wooded landscape, along with an extensive list of included amenities to ensure your day goes perfectly.
Most scenic - Hillside Manor
The Hillside Manor is a hidden charm in Oklahoma, set on 15 acres of land surrounded by hundred-year-old oak trees, stone terrace gardens, and peaceful waterfalls. This rustic venue features a gorgeous country barn and open pasture; anywhere you go on these lush, green grounds is a perfect opportunity for dreamy photos. The barn comes equipped with 300 antique chairs, round and rectangular tables, ivory tablecloths, and chandeliers, so you can focus on preparing for your big day in the large master suite with a private balcony that overlooks the entire grounds. And if you are not ready to leave when the day is over, you can rent the manor overnight and spend a peaceful next morning overlooking this gorgeous property from the back balcony.
On a budget - Caddo Springs Event Venue
Choosing Caddo Springs for your special day means capturing the charm of rustic settings and nature at a budget-friendly price. The venue also offers many unique and stunning places on the property to choose from for your ceremony. The indoor venue includes a bridal suite and game area, as well as three large bay doors that open to the outside. For outdoor events, the pavilion is covered and prepared for any weather.
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