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New Wedding Venues in Southwest Missouri

There are some new and recently revamped spots to get hitched here in 417-land. Check out a list of these newly opened venues where you can say “I Do.”

by Caroline Mund

Jan 2022

White lights and greenery are strung across rafters inside a bright, airy barn. Satin tablecloths, votives and floral arrangements top each long reception table.
Photo by Chris Killingsworth PhotographySparrow Lane is a wedding photographer's dream with its multiple buildings, outdoor lighting and sprawling lawn.

1. Sparrow Lane Venue

5629 S. 111th Rd., Willard, 417-300-5063, sparrowlanevenue.com

Why We Love It: Sitting on 50 acres of land, Sparrow Lane Venue is the perfect spot to bring your outdoor wedding dreams to life. There are four buildings including the reception barn, the chapel and a stone pathway that leads down to the bridal suite and groom's cottage. This venue also doubles as an Airbnb which is perfect for a bridal party or even for the bride and groom.

Price Range: $1,600–5,800

Number of Guests It Can Hold: 200-250

Don't Miss: Sparrow Lane was built from a photography standpoint, so anywhere you go in the venue is perfect for capturing all your wedding photos.

A group of guests talks and laughs around a fire pit at sunset, with a warmly lit barn in the far background.
Photo by Rhiannon Brown PhotographyJuniper Gardens makes thoughtful use of its woodsy space, providing a venue that is cozy, intimate and eco-conscious––oh, and the chandeliers are to die for.

2. Juniper Gardens

1135 Longhorn Rd., Fair Grove, 417-693-1441, junipergardens417.com

Why We Love It: Calling all nature-loving couples, Juniper Gardens opened in the summer of 2021, and it’s a truly dreamy wooded wonderland. With the 3,600-foot open-air pavilion, and 16-foot chimney as the main altar space, Juniper Gardens has all the outdoor vibes while also being cozy and intimate. This location also offers onsite composting for couples looking to reduce their environmental footprint on their big day. Even though this venue is primarily outside, it has climate-controlled bathrooms and dressing rooms. 

Price: $2,100

Number of Guests It Can Hold: 250

Don't Miss: Enjoy taking beautiful and unique photos on the two hiking trails, at Frog Pond and even out in the field at sunset. 

3. The Atrium

10500 US HWY 160, Merriam Woods, 417-546-0027, eventsattheatrium.com

Why We Love It: Located on top of a bluff, this modern industrial venue is easily transformable, so you can create your ideal wedding. This is more than just your typical indoor and outdoor venue; enjoy the outdoor game court, fire tables and plenty of sitting areas to hang out. The Atrium even welcomes pets, who can stay in the puppy suite. 

Price Range: $3,000–20,000

Number of Guests It Can Hold: 200

Don't Miss: After much anticipation, The Atrium unveiled The Brew Bunker, a coffee shop on wheels. This on-site shop serves iced and cold coffee and gourmet teas.

An outdoor wedding chapel overlooks the Finley River, the Riverside Bridge and rushing waterfalls.
Photo courtesy of Finley FarmsFinley Farms' outdoor chapel offers breathtaking views of the Finley River, the Riverside Bridge and the surrounding woods.

4. Finley Farms

802 Finley Farms Lane, Ozark, 417-210-6644, finleyfarmsmo.com/weddings

Why We Love It: We have loved Finley Farms ever since it opened, so we’ve naturally been eagerly awaiting the grand opening of the Farm’s new wedding chapel. The chapel officially opened in the fall of 2021 on the bank of the Finley River, and it combines nature and minimalistic rustic elements. The chapel is also just one of many wedding spots at Finley Farms. Other open-air venue options include The Riverside Bridge and The Mill, which means the Finley works perfectly for your larger weddings or smaller more intimate weddings. Finley Farms makes decorating simple for couples since each venue spot is effortlessly beautiful by itself.

Price: $1,500

Number of Guests It Can Hold: Varies

Don't Miss: The Farm, The Chapel, The Ozark Mill and the Finley River make for beautiful photo backgrounds.