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Eureka Springs Wedding —Small vs. Large

Congratulations to Bill and Becky (Wilson) Young on their intimate wedding.

Congratulations to Bill and Becky (Wilson) Young on their wedding.

Two key words are standing out in our conversations with bridal couples that come to our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast to plan their weddings—small and simple.  They say, “We want our wedding to be about us.  We want to enjoy our wedding and not be stressed over the expense and all the planning.”

A small wedding can be much more intimate.  Frequently we see a few tears shed from both the bride and groom as they express their feelings toward each other in their vows.  It’s really very sweet and they are so much more focused on what they are saying to each other.

The larger wedding puts more stress on the bridal couple.  They are nervous in front of their friends and family and many times less focused on their vows.  The expense of a larger wedding can be very daunting as well.  It’s all about choice and what the two of you as a couple want to do for your wedding celebration.

One of our couples decided to do an old-fashioned elopement.  It wasn’t easy to keep it a secret but they felt they had succeeded.  They arrived at The Inn at Rose Hall laughing about all the stories they had told to their friends about their weekend plans.  They were sure no one had any idea they were coming to Eureka Springs to get married.  The service was lovely with just the two of them.  We enjoyed being a part of their secret.  After their weekend Honeymoon they returned home and walked into a huge surprise party honoring their marriage.  It turned out everyone knew they had become Mr. & Mrs. It was a very happy celebration.

Create your own celebration with a lot of thought.  And do it to express the love between the two of you.

 

 

Eureka Springs — Music Events All Summer

If you are a music lover, pack your bags and head for Eureka Springs this summer.  Upcoming events should satisfy every music taste this year.

This upcoming weekend, June 12-15 is the annual Eureka Springs Blues Weekend with a stellar lineup of great blues performers.  Kicking off the performances at the Eureka Springs auditorium Friday, June 13 is Grammy winner Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.  Opening act Walter “Wolfman” Washington is an icon of the New Orleans music scene for decades.

Saturday June 14 the headliner is Carolyn Wonderland a musical force who ranges from the soulful vocals of Janis to traditional blues.  Opening the show is Moreland & Arbuckle, Brick Fields & The Chosen Ones.

OPERA June 20-July 18

Now in its 64th year Opera in the Ozarks will be performing in its newly air-conditioned outdoor venue at Inspiration Point.

Summer Programs:

Mozart/ Cosi fan tutte

Puccini/ Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Sondheim/ Into the Woods

The synopses are available on their website:

http://www.opera.org/

BLUE GRASS August 14-16

Mr. Big’s Annual Bluegrass Festival. Acts include Melvin Goins, Retro & Smiley, Pam Setzer, Clark Family, Bill Nesbitt, Karl Shiflett & Big Country.

JAZZ September 12-14

Jazz in Eureka.  Free music in Basin Spring Park and jazz at other venues around town.

This year will feature Fayetteville Jazz Collective, and Last Southern Gentlemen Tour.  Definitely not to be missed is Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis in concert at the Eureka Springs Auditorium.

FOLK MUSIC October 7-11

The 67th Annual Ozark Folk Festival

Every doorway and nook and cranny around town will have folk music pouring out of it.  The headliner at the auditorium will be The Hedge Hoppers.

 

 

May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs Arkansas Art Festival

Even the local clowns are ArtRageous in May

You can always tell when it’s spring in Eureka Springs.  The parades are more frequent and the locals are decked out more outrageously.   The ArtRageous Parade kicks off the May Festival of the Arts the first weekend in May. Anyone that has ever been to Eureka Springs knows creativity abounds here and nowhere is it demonstrated more than in the creativity of the parade participants.

The galleries, restaurants and retailers feature artist receptions and demonstrations all month long.  Not to be missed is the new Eureka Fine Art Gallery on North Main featuring outstanding local artists, Larry Mansker, Denise Ryan, John Willard, Cynthia Kresse, and Mark Rademacher. Every Saturday evening in May the Galleries stay open for a Gallery Stroll from 6pm until 9pm.  Be sure to pop into Eureka Thyme to see which local artist Marsha Havens is featuring.

Talent abounds as you can see in this video of mixed watermedia landscape artist Carole Dickie (Click for Video) who is one of the artists featured by Eureka Thyme.

Here at The Inn at Rose Hall, our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast, we feature local artists work year-round in our Morning Room where breakfast is served each day and in our suite, The Gallery.

Eureka lovers flock to town on the third Friday in May for the very popular White Street Walk. This quiet neighborhood becomes a giant block party and street fair from 4pm to 10pm. on this one night a year.   Doors are open to everyone to come in visit with the artists, view their latest masterpieces, enjoy refreshments, and experience Eureka Springs at it’s best. This party has taken place every year for 24 years.

For a complete list of events go to eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com

The Inn at Rose Hall, 56 Hillside Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Reservations: 800-544-7734 Phone: 479-253-8035

Please also visit our sister properties: Peabody House and Historic Cottages

The Inn at Rose Hall is a proud member of the Eureka Springs Wedding Guild.