Besides WHO you are getting married to, WHERE you get married might be the biggest decision you make on your wedding day. The number of options for wedding and event venues has grown at the Lake over the last couple of years. Here is a selection of venues that will fit every budget, style and need.

Besides WHO you are getting married to, WHERE you get married might be the biggest decision you make on your wedding day. The number of options for wedding and event venues has grown at the Lake over the last couple of years. Here is a selection of venues that will fit every budget, style and need.

Historic & Unique


Schoolhouse Charm
Since the 1930s a single-room schoolhouse located just outside of Eldon sat vacant until one local woman saw its potential and turned it into a wedding and event venue. The building dates back to 1912 so when Memory Lane Events decided to renovate they wanted to keep some of the old-school charm yet upgrade to include more modern conveniences.  
The building can accommodate up to 60 people, has heating and air conditioning, lighting and power. Outside a ceremony area in the woods and a honeymoon cabin is also found on the property.
More info: www.memorylaneevents.net

A Stalactite-adorned Chapel
More than 3,000 weddings have taken place inside Bridal Cave. The first wedding held in the cave is believed to have been a Native American ceremony in the early 1800s. Located outside of Camdenton, weddings can be booked any day of the year. The chapel inside the cave holds up to 50 guests.
Wedding packages start at $495 and even includes a minister to perform the ceremony.
More info: www.bridalcave.com/weddings

On the Lake


Charter a Boat
What better way to get married at the Lake than onboard a yacht. Celebration Cruises has seating for up to 100 guests for the ceremony or 84 for a seated reception. It’s also a great option for a unique rehearsal dinner. The boat has areas outside to enjoy, but with windows all around you’ll still get a great view of the Lake inside the yacht.
Charter fees start at $1,900 for two hours with meal service, beverage service and other services available.
More info: www.cruiselakeoftheozarks.com
Tropic Island Cruises, docked at Margaritaville Lake Resort, also offers private charters for weddings, receptions and private events. Enjoy the main event in the climate-controlled salon and drinks on the outdoor deck.  
Cost is $850/hour with other amenities and upgrades available.
More info: www.tropicislandcruises.com

Waterfront Weddings
Located at the 22-mile marker, Waterfront Weddings is a private residence that provides a romantic, intimate ceremony for two to 42 people — perfect for elopements, vow renewals or full weddings and receptions. You’ll get a private, unobstructed view of the Lake, personal service, and options for all-inclusive packages that even include the wedding photographer and catering. Lakeside, outside or indoor ceremonies are available.
Prices range from $299-$1,899.
More info: www.waterfrontweddings.net

Modern & Industrial


A Renovated Warehouse
Formerly a Kraft Foods Factory in the 1930s, this building in downtown Eldon has been completely renovated into an industrial and versatile event venue. Warehouse 55 features a brick wall, large windows with lots of natural light, concrete floors, a fully-equipped kitchen, patio space and custom farmhouse tables. You can add on services such as a sound system, on-site attendants and week-day rehearsals.
Separate bridal and groom suites gives the happy couple privacy to get ready, while amenities such as Netflix will help them relax and enjoy the day.
Weekday, one-day and two-day wedding packages available ranging from $800-$2,000. Maximum capacity is 250 guests.
More info: www.warehouse55venue.com

Industrial-Chic Space
Guests will be in awe when they step into this industrial-chic venue located right behind the Square in Camdenton. Its exposed brick, chandelier in the entryway, rustic farm tables, and 25-foot ceilings creates an elegant backdrop. The main hall holds up to 300 people with plenty of room for the dance floor. The bridal loft gives the wedding party an area to get ready while the groom’s lounge has a few extras including a pool table and TV.
A grassy courtyard with a privacy fence, lighting and audio gives guests the option to step outside and still be a part of the wedding. It is also available for smaller weddings of up to 150 people.
There is a kitchen prep area for caterers and a large bar area inside the main hall where drinks can be served.
More info: www.exchangevenue.com

Rustic & Elegant

More Than Just a Barn
From a rustic barnyard wedding to over-the-top and fancy, The Legacy Wedding & Event Venue in Barnett offers 3,000-square-feet of space for up to 300 people.
The barn was used for 50 years to house cattle and hay but the owners decided to renovate it, keeping its sentimental value but opening it up to the public for events. With the provided lights and swag already in place, couples don’t have to decorate much or at all. There is a kitchen, dressing rooms for the bride and groom, a sitting area, bathrooms, heating and air conditioning, and is handicap accessible.
Cost ranges from $800 for a mini matrimony to $2,500.
More info: www.thelegacybarn.com

Amish Craftsmanship
The 5,000-square-foot Weathered Wisdom Barn in Preston is a post and beam peg constructed barn built by the Amish. The unique craftsmanship stands out creating a mix of tradition with modern amenities. The climate-controlled venue has a full kitchen, dressing rooms with showers, bathrooms, and twinkle lights and drape adding to the ambiance. There are cabins on the property for overnight guests.
The barn can seat a little over 300 guests. Outdoor weddings are an option. Guests particularly enjoy the fire pit area.
More info: www.weatheredwisdombarn.com


Golf Courses & Hotels
On the Green
Even if you don’t play golf, Lake area golf courses have everything you could want for your wedding day. The picturesque greens and rolling hills can be an escape from some of the busier venues, and in some cases there is lodging on-site so guests don’t have to go far.
With about a dozen golf courses scattered around the Lake, find the location that works best for you and call around to inquire about amenities.

Resorts & Hotels
The best thing about booking a wedding at one of the Lake’s larger resorts is everything can be found in one location. Your guests can enjoy their stay and all of the amenities these places have to offer long after the wedding is over.  
These venues can accommodate large weddings with a guest list of 300+ or can be as small as you’d like to keep it quaint and personal. How about getting married on the beach at Margaritaville or inside one of their elegant ballrooms? At the Lodge of Four Seasons small weddings can take place in the Japanese Gardens or you could book the Rooftop where you will have a view for miles.
With the rustic Lodge and golf course as your backdrop, Old Kinderhook has indoor and outdoor spaces. Winter weddings can take place at The Ice skating rink and outdoor fireplace in January and February.
There’s also Camden on the Lake, the Lodge at Port Arrowhead, and The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center to consider when looking for an all-inclusive wedding venue with a wide variety of options.