5 Must-See Rural Wedding Venues West of Oklahoma City
by Brides of Oklahoma November 2
Today, we’re talking rural wedding venues! These five hot-spots absolutely need to be on your radar, and we’re here to break down each individual setting to highlight the characteristics that make them so unique. With the hope of making your search a little easier, we’ve selected luxe locations that have the potential to accommodate any bride’s desired wedding aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for a rustic-chic look or more along the lines of historic elegance, one of these rural wedding venues west of Oklahoma City is sure to be a perfect fit! Find even more venue inspo within the pages of our Fall/Winter 2018 issue, and make sure to follow us on Pinterest for the most up-to-date wedding trends! Cheers to these fabulous venues!
Originally constructed in 1915 as a post office, the historic two-story Georgian-style building is located only 25 minutes west of Oklahoma City. In 2001, Festivities was privately purchased, and renovations began the same year with the restoration of the original hardwood floors, 10-foot windows, 16-foot ceilings, marble walls and tile floors. Using both the inside and the outside courtyard area, crowds of up to 400 can be accommodated for your big day!
Photos: Emily Nicole Photo
Located in Enid, Oklahoma, 81 Ranch is a place where wedding dreams come true! With natural wood beams, a wide-open ceiling and tall windows, the chapel at 81 Ranch is breathtakingly exquisite. The venue also contains beautiful landscaped gardens overflowing with lush florals, a stunning banquet hall and a regal staircase that will transport your guests into a refreshing rustic affair.
Photos: Kevin Paul Photography
The McGranahan Barn is an Oklahoma family heirloom that has been passed down through generations. The massive wooden barn is the crown jewel of the property, with its huge sliding doors, vaulted and beamed ceilings and spacious interior. The McGranahan Barn brings Oklahoma’s authentic, rustic beauty to life on acres and acres of gorgeous rolling plains.
Photo 1:Lauren Grigg Photography | Photo 2: Oh My Deer Photography
With Old World style décor, large crystal chandeliers and rare architectural antiques, our elegant Oklahoma brides are sure to love the large space provided by the Palace Event Center. Inside the Palace, your guests will feel like they are being entertained in the middle of a European courtyard. The venue features an original 2,800 square foot floating dance floor with a custom 35’ bar, accommodating up to 500 guests. It’s sister venue, The Chateau, also located on site, is smaller and more intimate with a similar design aesthetic, accommodating up to 125 guests.
Photo 1: Kelsi Laine Photography | Photo 2: Rosie Cheeks Photography
Situated in Northwest Oklahoma overlooking Experiment Lake, the Woodward Conference Center can accommodate approximately 650 guests in the Exhibit Hall, and can be reduced to three smaller areas seating up to 150. Rooms for less than 100 guests are also available. The venue can accommodate outdoor weddings with a gorgeous patio overlooking the lake, or the enclosed atrium might be your ideal solution, seating 150 guests featuring floor to ceiling windows. The conference center’s experienced staff is able to assist the bridal party with everything from design to local vendors and are able to make your wedding day as stress-free as possible!
Other Local Vendors: The Palace Event Center, Kevin Paul Photography, Kelsi Laine Photography, The McGranahan Barn, Rebuilding History, 81 Ranch, Woodward Conference Center, Rosie Cheeks Photography, Lauren Grigg Photography, Oh My Deer Photography