Frequently Asked Questions:

Who performs the wedding ceremony?
Our wedding ceremonies and vow renewals are performed by a Licensed Officiant.

What kind of wedding ceremony does he perform?
All of our weddings & vow renewals are a non-denominational, Christian ceremony.

Where do we get married?
You can choose where you get married when you get here.  There are beautiful places inside or outside, weather permitting.

When do we have to pay for our wedding?
All weddings are payable at the time of booking.  We accept all major credit cards or you can mail a money order.

How can I find out if my wedding date is available?
Just give us a call at 501-623-7576 or fill out an online wedding request.  

Should we make an appointment for a wedding?
Yes.  If you have a special date and time you want to get married then you should book it well in advance.  We host hundreds of weddings each year and book up pretty fast.

Can we just stop by and get married anytime?
No.  The Officiant may not be here, we may have weddings or other events already scheduled or we may be closed.  So we recommend you call in advance to avoid disappointment.

Do we have to stay overnight at the inn to get married there?
No.   You do not have to stay here to have your wedding here, however, if you are looking for overnight accommodations, we do offer several honeymoon packages.  We also have wedding packages that include a two night stay in one of our romantic guest rooms!

Is the ceremony the same whether you get married inside or outside?
Yes.  Basically they are the same however the entrance the bride makes is different.

Is there changing facilities or do we have to come dressed and ready for the ceremony?
No.  There are no changing facilities for couples not staying overnight.  The Bride & Groom, wedding guests and the wedding party need to arrive dressed and ready for the ceremony. (For couples staying overnight at the inn, in consideration of our other overnight guests, only registered guests staying at The Gables Inn are allowed on the 2nd floor where the overnight guest rooms are located.   All of your wedding guests and the wedding party need to arrive dressed and ready for the ceremony.) 

Can we bring our own wedding cake or other food items?
No food or beverages can be brought into the inn for weddings and receptions.  We have wedding packages available that include the wedding cake, mints, nuts, juice and punch.  

Can we bring flowers or have flowers delivered for the ceremony?
Yes.  You can bring your own bouquet or any other flowers or floral arrangements.  For deliveries give the florist our address and phone number and have them call in advance so they do not attempt to deliver during a scheduled event: The Gables Inn 318 Quapaw Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901   Phone: 501-623-7576 

Why do I have to pay for guests?
Our wedding package prices are discounted for the Bride & Groom only.  You only pay for what you book.  Most places charge an enormous wedding package price that includes X number of guests, whether you have that many attend or not.  We  give the bride and groom a discount on the wedding package and only charge you for the number of guests you book (add the wedding price and the guests price together and you will find that our total price is very inexpensive, especially when you compare us to other facilities and consider what all is included).       

Can we have more than the maximum number of guests listed?
Yes.  Our maximum number of wedding guests is different depending on the wedding package (please see wedding guest maximum on wedding package page).  We limit the number of guests so that everyone is comfortable and can enjoy your special day.   For any guests over the maximum there is a $50 per person charge, regardless of age (1 guest over maximum $50.00, 2 guests over maximum is $100.00, etc.).  All fees are payable prior to the ceremony taking place.

Who all counts as wedding guests?
Everyone except the bride and groom counts as wedding guests, including the wedding party and children.

Can we tour the inn prior to booking a wedding?
Yes.  If you are going to be in the area and are thinking about having your wedding here, call us and set up an appointment (tours by appointment only).  Our wedding coordinator will be happy to sit down with you, answer any questions you might have and give you a private tour of our facilities.  Note:  We are not open to the public and often have weddings and other events planned, so we only offer tours by appointment.  Call 501-623-7576 to schedule a tour.

What happens if we have to cancel?
Because we have a limited number of timeslots available, if circumstances arise that you must cancel, your payment will not be refunded.  Changing the wedding/vow renewal date is considered the same as a cancellation.

Will we have to see each other prior to the ceremony?
Yes.  You will meet with the Officiant together and see each other prior to the ceremony.

Are there other questions that you need answered?
Click stay@gablesn.com to send an e-mail to our wedding consultant or call 501-623-7576 between
9:00 am to 8:00 pm. (CST) Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 6:00 pm. (CST) Saturday and Sunday