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October 2016 27 LOCATION Hot Springs, Arkansas TYPE OF VENUE Off-site, Garden CAPACITY 180+ NEARBY ACCOMMODATIONS The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa CONTACT INFO 501-262-9300 www.garvangardens.org Garvan Woodland Gardens The garden's onsite Chipmunk Cafe, operated by independent vendor Classic Creation Catering, is a concession-style dining option with outdoor seating. Its menu features fresh-made gour- met sandwiches, wraps, salads, snacks and desserts and a wide selection of beverages. All meals are made fresh to order, and Catering Aside from being home to one of the most iconic wedding chapels in America, designed by architects Maurice Jennings and David McKee, Garvan Woodland Gardens also has a boat dock on the lake, which is one of the many stops along the guided golf-cart tours Event and meeting groups are welcome to explore the gardens in their free time. The event staff offers docent-guided tours for an additional fee with reservations or groups can take self-guided tours. Educational events and concerts are held at the garden throughout the year, and there is Because of its numerous options, meeting in or around the gardens is a breeze. The Magnolia Room's wall of windows look out onto the gardens and make the room ideal for organic indoor meetings and events of 120 guests or less, while the Garvan Pavilion, for up to 120 guests, and the Evans Celebration Garden, for up to 100 guests, are Meeting Space Before and After Events Extras that roll regularly through the gardens. For guests looking to bring home a piece of the gardens, a lovely onsite gift shop is stocked with gardening books, scenic post- cards and pictures of the gardens, as well as decor for all seasons and holidays. always something fun and excit- ing going on in nearby Hot Springs. Guests who stay in town can hop over to historic Bathhouse Row, take a ride on the Belle Riverboat, relax and unwind at a day spa or spend the day hiking, boating, golfing or shopping. perfect places to meet outdoors. For ceremonies, performances and memorials, the Anthony Chapel seats 180 guests and is a favorite venue with floor-to-ceiling win- dows that overlook Lake Hamilton and the adjacent Millsap Bride's Hall, a cozy reception area for 60 that also has a small-scale serving kitchen. groups of 10 or more can preor- der boxed lunches. For other din- ing needs except for wedding cake and punch, planners choose from a list of preferred caterers, and alcohol is allowed if it is pur- chased and supplied by an insured caterer with a liquor license. t Springs