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Historical Oklahoma Wedding Venues

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Need a wedding venue to reflect your vintage style? From statehood in 1907 through the roaring 20’s and into modern times, Oklahoma’s past is filled with beautiful architecture and rich history. We’ve assembled a compilation of historical Oklahoma wedding venues for those happy couples that are looking for a setting with a little bit of character. Tap into Oklahoma’s eloquent past and peruse all the historic style that it has to offer for your big day!

Historical Oklahoma Wedding Venues

The Hall at the Railhouse – Originally opened in the 1930’s, The Hall at the Railhouse offers guests a historic atmosphere with rustic charm. With its brick interior, exposed industrial ceiling and hardwood floors, The Hall serves as a versatile event center for a variety of events all year long. This historic charm is sure to give you a unique look on your wedding day.

Photo: Sarah Libby Photography

Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton – This 1927 Art Deco masterpiece is a historic gem for Tulsa that once was the epicenter for the elite, was designed by world-renowned architect Bruce Goff. Tulsa Club offers over 7000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space including a stunning ballroom for up to 400. You’re sure to wed in style!

Colcord Hotel – When the 12 story Colcord Building was completed in 1910, it was the first skyscraper in Oklahoma City. The original marble still adorns the columns and walls of the main lobby, the original nickel and bronze letterbox and elevator doors still shine, and the original ornamental plaster ceiling still stands in pristine condition. The revamped Colcord Hotel now has an updated style that still treasures the original decor and is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that suit the needs of a blushing bride looking for a historically rich wedding venue.

Festivities Event Center – Festivities was originally constructed in 1915 to be used 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!

Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame – Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime. Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is Oklahoma’s highest honor, and now you can host your nuptials in the Hall of Fame itself!

Harn Homestead – Within its almost 10 acres are several historic and replica buildings appropriate to the Territorial years of Oklahoma. Among these buildings is a large replica barn and adjoining gazebo which are the perfect venue for both weddings and receptions. Harn Homestead provides the barn and gazebo along with tables and chairs. The rest is up to your imagination… step back in time and celebrate your country wedding right in the heart of Oklahoma City!

Photo: Holli B. Photography

The Dominion House – The Dominion House in Guthrie, Oklahoma, offers a breathtaking wedding garden, elegant grand ballroom and charming chapel for your wedding or special event. The historic beauty and elegant details of the Dominion House make for the perfect setting to celebrate your special day.

Photo: Aubrey Marie Photography

The Grand Canadian Theater – Located in historical landmark downtown Purcell, Oklahoma, the theater provides you and your guests an architectural masterpiece with gorgeous crystal chandeliers, embracing the Hollywood glam of the 30’s with a stunning mix of rustic. We are confident this venue is perfect for a bride looking for an old Hollywood feel to her wedding!

The Mayo Hotel – Since first opening its doors in 1925, The Mayo Hotel in Downtown Tulsa has hosted thousands of prominent guests, including celebrities, political figures and titans of the oil industry. After closing its doors in 1981, the Tulsa landmark was vacant until December 2009. On the heels of an extensive $42 million dollar historic renovation, the property today has earned a reputation as the premier lodging and event venue in Downtown Tulsa, so let your wedding be the next premiere event of The Mayo!

Photo: Kevin Paul Photography

The Skirvin Hilton – For more than 100 years, The Skirvin Hilton has been the embodiment of elegance and romance in downtown Oklahoma City. From the sprawling magnificence of the Grand Ballroom to the quaintness of the Continental Room and the colorful history of the Venetian Room, The Skirvin Hilton’s historic grandeur and numerous venue options provide breathtaking backdrops for weddings and receptions alike. All you have to do is enjoy the moment and let your Skirvin Wedding excite and delight while making memories that will last a lifetime.

Photo: Sheradee Hurst Photography

Willow Creek Mansion – Built in 1904, Willow Creek Mansion has the character, charm and history you can’t get anywhere else. Located off of historic Main Street in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the venue opened its doors as an event center in June 2017. Whether you want a simple soiree or a grand gala, Willow Creek Mansion caters to your needs and the decor opportunities are endless!


Looking for something different? Check out our full curated list of our favorite Oklahoma wedding venues. Happy planning!

Contemporary Ethereal Wedding Inspo from The Black Barn at Spain Ranch

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We’re still picking our jaws up off the floor after scrolling through these delightful images – this contemporary ethereal wedding inspo from Ivory Rose Event Co. is EVERYTHING! Lauren from The Ivory Rose specializes in planning and designing modern, artful, unique and alluring weddings, and her style and expertise is completely evident in this inspirational shoot. She partnered with top Tulsa vendors to bring this vision to life, with none other than The Black Barn at Spain Ranch offering the most perfect backdrop. Anthousai‘s florals always impress, and in this setting, they not only added life and spunk but set the tone with uncommon blooms in unique arrangements inspiring us to think outside the box when it comes to wedding florals. Anything is possible! A dark and intimate candlelit dinner showcased textures galore, from the linens to the cake, and rentals from Party Pro Rents, including the acrylic accents and ghost chairs for the indoor ceremony, flowed cohesively with the aesthetic. A contemporary ethereal off-the-shoulder dress and chic updo with tendrils left loose let the bride’s natural beauty shine. Warm neutral tones along with modern, unexpected touches make this inspirational scene unforgettable! Enjoy scrolling through the beautiful images below!

Photos // Wendy Bobarikin Photography

How to Make Your Wedding a Musical Success with Tips from OKC Entertainment

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Music is a big part of your wedding. It helps communicate the emotion as well as connect and help the flow of the events of the day. Whether you’re dreaming of an elegant ceremony with a string quartet or you want a reception that shakes the chandeliers with some Old Time Rock & Roll — or maybe both, we know how important it is to make your wedding a musical success! That is why we’ve enlisted the help of Steve Lunsford, owner of OKC Entertainment. He is the very definition of an industry expert with 20 years of experience both as a performer and an entertainment manager. He knows what it takes to get a crowd going, but more importantly he loves to help couples tell their story and celebrate on their big day.

Below Steve’s answering all our questions on how to make your day musically successful — and keep scrolling for all the amazing bonus content including a fun playlist with some songs to get the party started!

Photo // Emily Nicole Photo

How to Make Your Wedding a Musical Success with Tips from OKC Entertainment

What are your tips to make your day musically successful?

1. Make sure you have a professional running sound for your ceremony. – You only get one shot, and after all, that’s what your family and friends are there to witness and celebrate!

2. Don’t overthink it! – For your ceremony song selections, don’t overthink it! Those moments when your family or bridal party are walking down the aisle are short and sweet. Don’t get hung up on not being able to find, “the one!”

3. Communicate with your DJ/band if you would like a certain song edited to fit the moment. – This may include your recessional song starting at the chorus immediately after the officiant presents you or even shortening your first dance songs to include your favorite parts only.

4. Once your reception starts, switch it up a bit! – Instead of jazz standards or Motown, how about having 80s/90s/2000s upbeat selections? This portion sets the tone for the rest of your reception. If you play more upbeat songs right out of the gate, you build more energy with your guests immediately.

5. Don’t be afraid to tell your DJ/Band what NOT to play. It’s your day!

Is there a part of the wedding day that is musically overlooked?

I wouldn’t say it is overlooked, but a lot of couples wait until the last minute to make song selections. This creates unwarranted pressure on both them and the entertainment company. We typically request all our clients to have their songs submitted a week prior to the wedding. This gives us plenty of time to purchase music we may not have and begin organizing their selections to create the best flow for their wedding day.

Are there any trends in wedding music that you have noticed for 2019?

We’re seeing more DJ/live musician hybrid combinations this year. It has been popular on the east and west coasts and I think the trend in the midwest is going to pick up into 2020 as well!

What is the most memorable wedding music moment you’ve ever been a part of?

Hands down I’d say any time we have requests for a Dabke dance. Most popular in Lebanese/Syrian/Palestinian/Jordanian weddings, the Dabke is a combination of a circle dance and line dance that gets the entire crowd hyped!

Is there a song or style of music that without fail puts a smile on guests faces and gets feet out on the dance floor?

As a DJ, one of my go-to’s to win people over is Earth, Wind, and Fire’s “September.”

If going with one of our bands, I think “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC is always successful, and I like wrapping the night up on a high note with The Isley Brothers “Shout!”

What is something that couples are often overlooking in the entertainment planning process and how do you help them with that?

Make sure the DJ/band you choose understands what it means to be a Master of Ceremonies (EmCee). They are directing your day in real-time and need to be able to clearly/effectively connect with your guests. Our staff undergoes a quality training program to provide the best experience we can provide to you and your guests.

How do you help couples create a memorable event?

We want to know your story! You are the focal point of the evening, so let’s make sure everyone there understands WHY we are here celebrating!

What are some services that people may not know you offer?

  • We also offer live entertainment such as string quartets, jazz combos, bands, solo pianists and vocalists!
  • Lighting – uplighting/pinspots/room wash/customized monograms with motion graphics.
  • Photo booths
  • Party favors such as LED foam sticks/bracelets/sunglasses with your name and wedding date printed on them!

 

A Taste of Some Wedding Favorites

When it comes wedding music, Steve has heard and seen it all. Here are list of some tried and true fan favorites that he loves to play.


Thank you to Steve Lunsford, owner of OKC Entertainment, for sharing his expert tips and insights! You can contact him to learn more about getting one-on-one help to make your wedding a musical success by visiting his vendor profile, today!

Champagne Romance Wedding Inspiration Captured by Meg Rose Photography

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Old Hollywood glamour is on full display in this gorgeous Champagne Romance wedding inspiration shoot beautifully captured by Meg Rose Photography. A historical landmark located in Purcell, The Grand Canadian Theater is the centerpiece of the design with its striking vintage architecture and grand crystal chandeliers. Luxe gold-inspired place settings from BC Clark Jewelers and bright blooms from Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center create the glamorous tablescape inspiration. Each place setting is adorned with a lovely tassel place card from Paper + More coordinating with their speckled menu and invitation suite. The model bride is styled in a vintage-inspired gown from Prescott Bridal that fits beautifully with the spirit of the eye-catching architectural style of the design. Kadi Uhack Makeup chose a soft makeup palette and created a stunning smokey eye. The final touch is the bride’s effortlessly elegant hair by Profile Concierge Hair Services. Enjoy browsing this glamorous and romantic wedding inspiration!

Photos // Meg Rose Photography

About the venue: Host an unforgettable wedding at The Grand Canadian Theater! Located in historical landmark downtown Purcell, Oklahoma, just 30 minutes from Oklahoma City, the theater provides you and your guests an architectural masterpiece with gorgeous crystal chandeliers, embracing the Hollywood glam of the ’30s with a stunning mix of rustic touches.

Woodsy Modern Styled Shoot from Embellished Weddings

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An enchanted forest comes to life in this woodsy modern fairy tale wedding scene from Embellished Weddings! A contemporary invitation suite sets the tone with a dark palette and modern vibes. That same aesthetic weaves its way into every detail, from the celestial-detailed and metallic place settings with plenty of textured linens, to the organic and overflowing florals by The Medieval Garden featuring wild berries, romantic roses and soft fronds. Runaway Belle provided a dreamy selection of vintage furniture for an intimate gathering. To complement the groom’s new-age plaid suit, the bride wore a contemporary high-neck fit-and-flare gown from Prescott Bridal, flanked by beautiful bridesmaids in black, outfitted by Prim. An all-black cake by Amy Cakes and hand-painted canvas sign and leather jacket bring even more flair to this woodsy modern scene Embellished Weddings oh-so-beautifully designed, and we are here for it all. Enjoy these photos!

Photos // Sami Strong Photography