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 historical style that it has to offer for your big day!
Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City – The U-shaped Osler Building and its Art Deco architecture was constructed in three phases: the first three floors in 1928, floors four to six in 1929 and the seventh floor addition in 1946. After several decades of sitting vacant, Coury Hospitality purchased the historic property in 2012. Now The Ambassador Hotel is ready for you and your wedding party to come an enjoy the rich history and beautiful architecture of this building!
Ambassador Hotel Tulsa – In 1929, General Patrick Hurley introduced Oklahoma to its first extended-stay hotel, the Ambassador Hotel. In 1970, developer Paul Coury purchased the property, giving it a $5.5 million renovation bringing the historic structure back to life, thus creating the contemporary boutique hotel that stands today!
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.
Dresser Mansion – Dresser Mansion was built in 1919 in Italian Renaissance style. Inside the mansion, the heavily textured walls were hand glazed by Italian artisans, and the finish you see today is completely original from 1919. The floors are of Tennessee oak, and the dining room ceiling is done in gold, blue and red tones painted by a French artist. Today, Dresser Mansion remains in it’s wonderful and original condition, ready for any bride looking for a gorgeous and nearly original piece of historical art!
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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. The 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!
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The Campbell Hotel – Originally built in 1927 the Campbell Hotel was completely renovated in 2011 and home of the 2011 Designer Showcase. Boasting with luxurious décor, the this 4,000 square foot ballroom sparkles with crystal chandeliers and barreled ceilings exclusively designed for this fabulous room. The ballroom is characterized by lavish colors, accent carpeting, two bars, tables and chairs, a terrazzo dance floor, and is ideal for up to 190 guests!
The Dominion House – The Dominion House 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.
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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 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, they opened their doors as an event center in June 2017. Whether you want a simple soiree or a grand gala, Willow Creek caters to your needs and the opportunities are endless!