Oklahoma may be one of America’s best kept secrets when it comes to good places to hold weddings. The state has four mountain ranges, 200 man-made lakes, and a good variety of wedding venues. Oklahoma City, America’s seventh-largest city in land area, can accommodate large weddings with guests flying in from around the country. Intimate outdoor gatherings, along with unusual and fun indoor venues are all good places to get married in Oklahoma.
Findley’s Lakeside Resort
Findley’s Lakeside Resort offers customizable, all-inclusive wedding packages. The gazebo ceremony venue is on a hilltop overlooking Ft. Gibson Lake in eastern Oklahoma. Weddings are planned by a wedding planner certified by The American Academy of Wedding Professionals --Donna. Donna also does flower arranging, landscaping and interior decorating. The resort schedules just one wedding a day, so there are no conflicts with other wedding parties. Choose from formal, traditional, modern or casual themes tailored to your colors. The lodge has areas for the bride’s party and the groom’s party to get ready, as well as a reception area. Catering is on-site.
Findley’s Lakeside Resort 5916 E 109th St. N,
Wagoner, OK 74467
Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel
Choose the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel for a large wedding up to 800 people. Weddings are arranged by a personal wedding specialist, and include a custom Web site for your guests to reserve rooms and RSVP. A dance floor, table linens, chairs, and centerpieces are also included. For couples concerned about their guests drinking and driving and/or finding accommodation the Sheraton is large enough to accommodate everyone. A room and champagne for the bridal couple is complimentary.
Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel 1 North Broadway Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73102 866-716-8134 sheratonokc.com
Palace Oak Event Center
The Palace Oak Event Center in El Reno gives you the choice of full-service wedding planning or just booking the venue and using your own planner, caterer, and other services. The 3,000 square foot dance floor makes this an especially good wedding venue choice if you want to dance the night away. The Palace has a prep kitchen for your caterer, a sound system, private dressing room, coat check and more. Your guests will be impressed with the old world décor.
The Palace Event Center I-40 & Banner Road El Reno, OK 405-350-7438
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History provides a variety of choices for your budget and needs. Wedding packages are both special and fun, with after-hours museum access for guests, and receptions around dinosaur skeletons and sculptures. The facility rental coordinator reserves your chosen area exclusively for your wedding, so it will not be interrupted by museum visitors. You can choose from full weddings with catering to just a small ceremony, or reception only. For extra fun, try having a exotic prehistoric wedding theme complete with fern-decorated cake, and unusual flowers.
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History 2401 Chautauqua Ave. Norman, OK 73072 405-325-4712 snomnh.ou.edu/events/weddings.htm