417-land’s stunning lakes, creeks and waterfalls make the perfect backdrop for your vows.
By Julie Sedenko Davis
Photo by Chateauphotography
1. Chateau on the Lake
415 N. State Hwy. 265, Branson, 417-334-1161, chateauonthelake.com
Why We Love It: There are plenty of options depending on the size of your event. Choose from a larger ceremony area or a one-of-a-kind stone pavilion for a more intimate gathering. Each has a gorgeous view of Table Rock Lake. A great hall is available for large receptions, or you and your guests can enjoy fine dining in the Chateau Grille.
Added Bonus: The Chateau has a private dock. Take a boat out on the water for some of the most beautiful pictures ever.
Price Range: $1,000–3,000 (Packages start at $50 plus service charge and tax per person.)
Number of Guests: 20–30
Photo courtesy Enchanted Hills
2. Enchanted Hills Weddings & Events
6649 N. Farm Rd. 175, Springfield, 417-425-7948, enchantedhillsweddings.com
Why We Love It: Mature trees and green gardens perfectly frame a one-acre pond on this exclusive, private estate. It’s a beautiful backdrop for an outdoor wedding any time of the year.
Added Bonus: There are several natural waterfalls that feed into the one-acre pond. The sound of the running water lends to the peaceful atmosphere.
Price Range: $800–6,700; ceremony-only and all-inclusive packages available
Number of Guests: 225
Photo by PhotoGenie Photography
3. Sycamore Creek Family Ranch
2657 Sunset Inn Rd., Branson, 417-593-9628, sycamorecreekfamilyranch.com
Why We Love It: The 200-year-old Sycamore. It’s actually two trees that have grown into one. This is the spot where couples make their vows. How perfect is that? Add vintage lighting strung throughout the trees and stunning sunsets and it really is magical. A new timber-frame barn is also available for weddings and receptions.
Added Bonus: The ranch is built on a bluff overlooking Lake Taneycomo. When the air is hot and the fog rolls in, the view is spectacular.
Price Range: $1,500 (includes tables, chairs and sound system for reception)
Number of Guests: 100
Photo courtesy Swan Creek Chapel
4. Swan Creek Chapel
184 Lemming Rd., Sparta, 417-683-3700, swancreekchapel.com
Why We Love It: The remodeled century-old farmhouse was once part of the long-lost town of Ongo. Today, many brides and grooms get their start on married life in this beautiful historical home.
Added Bonus: Guests park on one side of Swan Creek and walk through trees and over a bridge to the chapel area. The creek is visible from the chapel and reception hall.
Price Range: $1,800–2,000
Number of Guests: 170
Photos courtesy Springfield-Greene County Park Board
5. Lake Springfield Boathouse
5324 S. Kissick Ave., Springfield, 417-891-1550
Why We Love It: The large windows and balcony offer a grandiose feel in what’s actually an intimate, secluded hideaway. There are abundant lake views both indoors and on the lush grassy area to take guest’s breath away.
Added Bonus: This isn’t just a lake; it’s a natural habitat, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast’s wedding. The view of the water is accentuated by nature trails and woodland creatures.
Price Range: $350 for 4 hours, $525 for 8 hours
Number of Guests: 80
Photo by Christine Bonnivier Photography
6. Integrity Hills
612 Devil’s Pool Rd., Ridgedale, 800-225-6343, bigcedarweddings.com
Why We Love It: Besides its Table Rock Lake location, Integrity Hills is part of an all-inclusive resort with every amenity. Luxurious spa services have bridal parties at their best for the big day. Other outdoor activities make the entire wedding weekend a memorable event.
Added Bonus: Brides can make their event even more memorable with a private dinner aboard the Lady Liberty, a custom 62-foot luxury yacht. Romantic champagne tours are also available aboard the Goin’ Jesse, a replica of a 1934 Chris Craft boat.
Price Range: Call for pricing
Number of Guests: Up to 500
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