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9 Southeast-Central Tulsa Area Venues with Amazing Views

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When it comes to your scenery, we all want a room with a view – am I right? Today we’re popping in with nine southeast-central Tulsa area wedding venues that have amazing indoor or outdoor views – or maybe BOTH! There’s no reason to settle when you can have grand architecture, rolling hills, amazing sunsets and even a view of the Arkansas river as your promise your forever to the love of your life! Tulsa has plenty to offer in the area of outdoor and indoor beauty and we are here to showcase it. Keep scrolling to see these fabulous venues and find more local venues in the state of Oklahoma over on our venues tab on thebridesofoklahoma.com!

10 Southeast Central Tulsa Area Venues with Amazing View

Glass Chapel

This beautiful venue located in Broken Arrow, is truly one-of-a-kind. With their breath-taking views both inside and outside, Glass Chapel is the perfect place to get the best of both worlds when it comes to views! Tall ceilings and windows matched with elegant wood, makes for the perfect natural light setting. The venue is nestled on seventeen beautifully wooded acres, offering both the ambiance of nature and the convenience of being in town.

Photo // Ashton Marie Photography

The Mayo Hotel

The historic Mayo Hotel with tall windows and high ceilings just blows us away with their indoor ceremony views. This venue can fit your style no matter what your wedding theme. With their luxurious style and pristine white walls – we are just loving the views!

Photo // Andi Bravo Photography

Camp Loughridge

An A-frame chapel with floor to ceiling windows? We’re in with this lovely architecture with beautiful views of Camp Loughridge’s property! This stunning venue has a spacious reception hall with beautiful 25-foot vaulted ceilings with wooden beams. The historic location has been changing lives for 100 years, this year! As the sun sets over Tulsa, the lake serves as a natural backdrop with amazing views.

Photo // Chloe Photography

Tulsa Club Hotel , Curio Collection by Hilton

If you’re a fan of design and art-deco architecture we have found the venue for you! Recently remodeled, Tulsa Club Hotel is a 1920’s masterpiece of geometric design and grand beauty. Right in the heart of downtown Tulsa, the venue is a full service boutique hotel with luxury amenities and a two-level ballroom space. Not to mention their Petite Lounge Suite which boasts a 1927 mosaic fireplace and space for all your bridal needs. This space is stunning!

Photo // Holly Gannett Photography

Dream Point Ranch

We just can’t get over these views of the Arkansas River overlook from Dream Point Ranch’s outdoor ceremony space! At the tallest point in Tulsa country, located in south Tulsa, Dream Point Ranch is the perfect place to escape the city while exchanging vows. Their indoor ceremony space, which is a modern twist on your traditional barn venue is completely white with dark beams. You will have the best of both worlds at this pretty place!

Photo // Sarah Libby Photography

Willow Creek Mansion

Historic and lovely, Willow Creek Mansion is a venue with character and charm built in 1904. This Victorian-style architecture is absolutely perfect for a simple soirée or grand gala of a wedding. Outside Willow Creek Mansion stands ancient oaks, which offer a perfect canopy for an outdoor wedding up to 200 guests. If indoors is more your fancy, their Grand Ballroom is climate controlled and holds up to 150 guests.

Photo // Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Spain Ranch

One of two properties, The White Barn at Spain Ranch is an architectural masterpiece located right next door to The Black Barn in Jenks. Shiplap with white interior and exterior give this New England style venue a nice twist on the traditional farmhouse venue. Spain Ranch holds up to 200 guests in its 4,800 square white barn beauty.

Photo // Peyton Rainey Photography

The Reserve at Emerald Falls

Cue “Wide Open Spaces,” by the Dixie Chicks – The Reserve at Emerald Falls is located in Broken Arrow with rolling landscape and lots of Oklahoma charm. With rolling landscape comes beautiful sunsets and views for your whole wedding day! Their clubhouse is the perfect place for an indoor wedding with their tall windows and many amenities.

Photo // Rooted Trumpet Photography

The Black Barn at Spain Ranch

Are you looking for an intimate elopement with modern, black barn architecture? The Black Barn at Spain Ranch is perfect for the couple looking for a modern barn vibe, but also to keep their guest list small and intimate. They pride themselves in being Oklahoma’s first and only black barn venue. Holding up to 75 people in Jenks with wooded area surrounding, this venue right next door to The White Barn is both chic and an architectural beauty.

Photo // Savannah Doland Photography

Anne of Green Gables Inspired Bridal Inspo at The Barn at The Woods

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From The Barn at The Woods comes this beautiful bridal scene straight out of a novel: Anne of Green Gables, that is! Photographer Lauren Beauregard notes Anne as one of her most beloved characters from childhood and wanted to recreate those feelings of romance and nostalgia through a special bridal inspiration scene. From the venue, with its rolling green landscape and stately oaks to the organic, loosely gathered blooms by Anthousai, each element of this shoot helps us to reminisce on the feelings the classic novel evokes. Pops of color in the cake, cocktails and stationery by The Letterbox Shop brighten up the scene in a whimsical way. A redheaded bride couldn’t be more perfect for this scene, and she looks stunning in her long-sleeve lace gown from Prescott Bridal and gems from Kelley Jewelers. Scroll through the images below and be sure to read the photographer’s note to learn about a special sentimental element of this shoot!

Photos // Lauren Beauregard Photography

From the photographer: “Anne is one of my personal all-time favorite characters and to honor her timeless romance with her childhood love Gilbert Blythe, I wanted to embody all things Anne in a modern bridal editorial. To accomplish this I gathered the most wonderful team of specialized vendors to bring to life a whimsical Anne-inspired theme utilizing summer colors, fresh fruits, wild blooms and classic elements straight from the pages of the novel Anne of Green Gables (like the infamous raspberry cordial incident). The entire location reminded me of Anne’s beloved Green Gables. To bring focus to the beauty of the natural surroundings, my grandfather made our team an oval shaped custom arch, innovating to create a window to the story we were capturing. This arch was not the only personal aspect added to this editorial; my grandfather actually gave me all of my grandmother’s milk glass dishes to be used in our tablescape. This brought a unique emotional element to the shoot.”

The Ultimate Local Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Idea – OKC Brew Tours

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Who doesn’t enjoy sipping a refreshing beverage and exploring a city they love? With OKC Brew Tours, you can do both – with your best gal pals along for the ride! OKC Brew Tours aims to show off Oklahoma City in an exciting way, as well as introducing patrons to up and coming craft breweries around town in a fun, interactive group experience! We chatted with owners Tyler and Brian to see what OKC Brew Tours is all about and why you should consider them for your bachelorette party or other pre-wedding get-togethers. Scroll below to get a taste of these unique tours!

Photos // Carsyn Abrams Photography

What is OKC Brew Tours?

OKC Brew Tours is a tour company specializing in fun, unforgettable brewery tours. Oklahoma City is home to a fast-growing craft beer scene, and we want everyone to taste the best new beers that our local brewers are serving up. Our mission is to provide the highest-quality experience of sampling fresh, locally made, handcrafted beer, while also educating guests about the ingredients in beer and the brewing process.

How many and which breweries do you visit on a tour?

Each tour has the opportunity to visit three different breweries. The breweries that we visit depends on the day of the tour and the availability of the breweries. We like to spread the love to as many breweries as possible though and try to make the experience different for our riders each time. The breweries we frequent are Angry Scotsman, Anthem, Twisted Spike, Vanessa House, Prairie Artisan Ales, Elk Valley, Stonecloud, and Roughtail Brewing Co. And we will likely be adding a few more in the near future with multiple new breweries coming soon.

What is unique about OKC Brew Tours?

OKC Brew Tours is currently the only tour service in Oklahoma City that specializes in brewery tours. The company was started by two friends with a desire to spread their love of craft beer with Oklahoma City. While co-owners Tyler Miller and Brian Spomer both work full-time jobs, they work hard after hours to make OKC Brew Tours a fun and educational experience for anyone who steps foot on the bus. On OKC Brew Tours you are not only given the opportunity to sample and taste a selection of different local craft beers, but you are also given a behind-the-scenes tour at one of the breweries on the process of how each beer is made. In addition, the OKC Brew Tour guides are well-educated beer lovers themselves and provide history about each brewery and the beers.

What types of groups typically do tours?

OKC Brew Tours welcomes groups of all kinds from bachelor and bachelorette parties to birthday parties, company outings or just groups of friends who are wanting something fun and different to do together. Customers must be 21 years of age to come on our tours, but we have had people from their 20’s to their 70’s on our tour, and range from Oklahoma City locals to people visiting all the way from Germany and Australia. OKC Brew Tours really is an activity that people all of sorts can come and enjoy. Whether it is a private tour with all of your best friends or a public tour where strangers become friends, we are always going to do our best to show you a good time.


Thanks to Tyler and Brian for sharing about their endeavors – they’re certainly passionate about what they do and about providing an unforgettable experience for friends in OKC! To schedule your own group tour, reach out via their Brides of Oklahoma vendor profile!

Love Boat Styled Shoot Planned by Nicole Allen Events

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Jump on the love boat with us in this romantic styled shoot at Spain Ranch, designed and styled by Nicole Allen Events! Party Pro Rents provided cozy furniture rentals and props for this al fresco love affair. The light pink color palette mixed with grey velvet linens and candlelit tablescape provide the perfect dreamy atmosphere. Make sure and take a peek at the couple’s sweet rowboat that’s totally stealing the show in this shoot! All captured by Picturesque Photos by Amanda, this day is as lovely as ever!

Photos // Picturesque Photos by Amanda

From Nicole Allen Events: “The inspiration for this shoot started with the adorable rowboat. We knew that we wanted to keep things soft and romantic with a touch of boho, so we stuck with blush pink and grey. Velvet is one of our favorite trends right now, so we chose grey velvet linen, paired with the Grey Dust Rattan Back Louis chair. To make a statement on the grey velvet, we paired the gold and blush heirloom charger with blush napkins and gold flatware. For flowers, we stayed consistent with the romantic vibe and chose white and blush blooms with a thick greenery runner. We had the greenery running off the ends of the table with petals and candles trailing, and inside of the light tunnel it was truly magical!”

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Budget – Advice from Planner Back Meadow Events

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So now you’re engaged and it’s time to begin setting a wedding budget for the big day… it can be a daunting task! We chatted with wedding planner Abby Walker of Back Meadow Events, and she is here to assure you that you can do this! She covers everything from why setting a budget is so important, how to have flexibility in your budget, and even how to compromise with the ‘rents! You won’t want to miss out on all this must-know advice before you start planning your wedding budget!

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Wedding Budget – Advice from Planner Back Meadow Events

Photo // Sarah Libby Photography

1. Why is setting the wedding budget first, the most important thing?

Setting the wedding budget determines every aspect of wedding planning. It allows you to set proper boundaries for yourself so that you can move forward in freedom during the planning process. You can communicate with vendors and not waste your time with those that are outside of your budget. Setting your budget helps you pick vendors with much more ease. The last thing you want to do is get to your wedding, and although you enjoyed the day, wake up with a budget hangover the next day.

2. What is one cost that couples tend to forget about when planning the wedding?

I have two answers to this question. The first and most obvious answer, would be all the little things: signage, cocktail napkins, programs, all the details that really make a wedding come together and feel cohesive. The second part of my answer isn’t as much of a “forgetting” as it is not understanding how much things cost. The top three vendors I see this play out with is florists, photographers and wedding planners. Couples just don’t understand how many hours it takes to arrange floral, edit photos and plan a wedding – but I promise that you get what you pay for.

3. Negotiating price – yay or nay?

Nay. Vendors set their prices for a reason, and you should respect that! If a vendor that you really like is outside of your budget, I think it’s totally appropriate to ask for a referral to another vendor who might be inside of your budget. Asking for a vendor to compromise their pricing for you is very unprofessional.

4. How do you help a bride achieve her dream wedding while keeping her within her budget?

I am so passionate about this! As a wedding planner, helping a bride stay within budget while achieving her dream wedding is my ultimate goal. The primary way that I achieve this with my brides is to sit down at the very first meeting and determine priorities. Maybe you’re a bride who loves flowers but doesn’t care very much about food or cake. In that case, we’re going to dedicate more of your total wedding budget to floral and less to food. I also like to help set a bride up for appropriate expectations! The idea of a “dream wedding” can oftentimes be pushed by the media/TV/movies. I’ve never met a bride who didn’t have a bit of disappointment when it came to her wedding – even brides that have un-ending budgets! No wedding is perfect, so I take it upon myself to help brides have proper expectations. That being said,  you should set the bar low. I believe you can have a wedding that is absolutely incredible and fits you and your fiancé perfectly, well within whatever budget have set.

5. What about budget flexibility? When is it okay to “push the budget”?

Budget flexibility is a real thing. I think when you’re setting your total budget, you should do a range. Instead of saying, “my wedding budget is $25k,” you should say “My wedding budget is “$20k – $25k.” Then when you’re choosing vendors, you shoot for the $20k mark. Most of the time you end up saving in some areas and over-spending in others. What I don’t do with my clients and never recommend to other brides, is to say “My budget is $25k,” and then you end up spending $35k. That is way over budget.

6. What role do the parents of the couple play in budgeting?

It depends! I’ve never had two clients who were alike when it came to parents and budgeting. Some parents like to be very involved in every aspect of the decision making, and others aren’t involved at all! Some parents pay for 100% of the wedding, and some only pay for portions of it. I believe that if the parents are paying for the wedding, it is very important that they are kept in the loop. Though I’ve had many situations where a couple disagreed with their parents on some aspect of the wedding budget, I’ve never been in a situation where a compromise wasn’t able to be reached. This is one of the most important reasons to hire a wedding planner! They can act as mediator in many situations, including with parents.

7. What are the most important vendors and details to budget for?

I mentioned this previously, the top three areas that you usually don’t expect to spend the most money are florist, photographer and wedding planner. If you dedicate a large portion of your budget to those three areas, I promise you will end up loving your wedding – both on the actual day, and looking back for years to come.


A huge thanks to Abby Walker of Back Meadow Events and all of her stellar tips for setting that wedding budget! Interested in hiring Back Meadow Events for your wedding? Visit Abby’s vendor profile on thebridesofoklahoma.com! Don’t forget to stay inspired with all the Oklahoma wedding inspiration over on our site, too!