The Top Historical Wedding Venues in Oklahoma
Looking for a venue to reflect your vintage style? From they early days of statehood in 1907, through the roaring 20’s and into modern times, Oklahoma history is filled with beautiful architecture and stories. We’ve put together a collection of the top historical wedding venues for those happy couples that are looking for a setting with a little bit of character! Tap into Oklahoma’s oil-filled, eloquent past and peruse all the historical style that it has to offer for your big day!
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Built by oilman Earl Palmer Harwell in the mid-1920s, Harwelden Mansion is the only example of collegiate gothic English Tudor architecture in Tulsa. Since being donated to the Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council, it has been renovated and opened to the public as a venue with rich history for your special day!
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The Yale is a historic theater in Capitol Hill, just south of the Oklahoma river in downtown Oklahoma City. This art deco jewel box has been recently renovated and reopened, with all of the state-of-the-art conveniences a modern bride expects designed with 1920s speakeasy-style charm that’s sure to surprise and delight. This adorable venues not only provides a wonderful experience, but phenomenal photo ops as well!
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Once an old Post Office, Festivities Event Center is the perfect setting to say “I Do!” Its historic two-story, Georgian-style building is located in the heart of downtown El Reno, just 25 minutes outside of the OKC metro area. First constructed as the El Reno post office, it has served its town in a variety of ways since its construction in 1915. From its original hardwood floors and marble walls to the 10-foot windows and 16-foot ceilings, Festivities is the ultimate historic wedding venue, impeccably designed to be the best setting for your big day!
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The Baumberhof is a replica of a 400-year-old German stone barn in Bavaria Germany. The four-story building has intricate vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases, wrought iron railings and accents, and a cupola at the top made completely of windows. It sits on 450 acres with lakes, forests, wheat fields, tree farms, orchards and an aviary. This unique and historic venue is stunningly picturesque, perfect for couples looking for a strikingly unique venue.
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Treat your wedding guests to an artful experience at Oklahoma City’s 21c Museum Hotel! Located in downtown Oklahoma City’s historic Fred Jones Building, the update of this iconic industrial building includes 134 hotel rooms, over 14,000 square feet of exhibition and event space, a contemporary art museum, and a chef-driven restaurant.
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Located in historical landmark downtown Purcell, Oklahoma (30 minutes from OKC), The Grand Canadian Theater provides you and your guests an architectural masterpiece. With a two-story 10,000 square foot space and stunning crystal chandeliers, this venue is truly one-of-a-kind. It embraces the Hollywood glam of the 1930s with a mix of Oklahoma rustic.
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Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to inspire and honor Oklahomans of all ages, instilling state pride by telling the stories of extraordinary people. Located inside the old MidContinent Life Insurance building, now the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, this gorgeous limestone venue with its massive Corinthian columns is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
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The Venue at PLENTY offers a charming outdoor atmosphere coupled with a warehouse space for an indoor/outdoor event venue. Unique details and urban views of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline make The Venue at PLENTY a memorable location for any gathering. With both a rooftop and warehouse space available, the options to make your wedding day unique are truly endless!
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The Harn Homestead Museum is a historic site just 2 blocks south of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Its 10 park-like acres and 3000 sq. ft. Event Barn makes the Harn Homestead the prefect location for an indoor/outdoor wedding . Its gazebo and wedding tree are just two outdoor locations which are very popular ceremony sites on the property. The possibilities are endless!
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When this first class, 19-story hotel opened in 1925, The Mayo Hotel quickly became a social hub of high society. Fast forward to 2001, when after being long-abandoned and destined for the wrecking-ball, it was purchased by the Snyder family and renovated into the luxurious hotel it is today. It continues to be one of Tulsa’s premiere event spaces.
Photo // Ashley Sunderland Photography
Dazzle your guests with the Art Deco elegance of the Civic Center Music Hall! Its grand historic ballroom boasts original 1930’s architectural styling and breathtaking view of the Oklahoma City downtown skyline and Bicentennial Park – a magnificent backdrop for any event. Whether you want a classically elegant wedding, an artistically chic reception or a modern soiree with historical flair, this venue accommodate a variety of styles and tastes.
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The Skirvin Hilton opened in 1911 as “the newest, finest hotel in the Southwest.” Originally consisting of 10 stories and 225 rooms, the now 500-room hotel was renovated and reopened in 2007, and continues to be one of Oklahoma’s most historic and proudest hotel venues.
Photo // Meg Rose Photography
Located in Guthrie, Oklahoma, The Dominion House will captivate your guests with a style of sophistication and romance from the moment they arrive. The Dominion House offers a breathtaking wedding garden, elegant grand ballroom, and charming chapel for your wedding or special event. When it comes to historic wedding venues, the rich beauty and elegant details of this venue make for the perfect setting to celebrate your special day.
Photo // Andi Bravo Photography
Nestled in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Glass Chapel is a ceremony and reception venue that has been serving the Tulsa area and beyond since 1996. Thy pride themselves on customer service and truly believe that is the backbone of who they are as a business. Their beautiful venue has an assortment of different packages that range from a venue-only rental to full-service experiences. But at the end of the day, they just love to celebrate your one-of-a-kind love story.
Photo // Aaron Snow Photography
Host your wedding, milestone or event in one of Oklahoma City’s top architectural treasures, The National. More than a building, this landmark is a symbol of Oklahoma’s journey and its connections to the region over the years. Whether you want to host an intimate wedding ceremony or a grand reception, The National can accommodate you and your wedding dreams!
Photo // Riann Hassell Photography
This historic 1910 industrial-era building has it all! From its unique corner windows and expansive rooftop, their event space boasts wrap-around views of downtown Bartlesville – a little Oil Capital City skyline on the Prairie that’s home to Phillips 66 and many oil industry legends.
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Other Local Vendors: Harwelden Mansion, Harn Homestead Museum