House & Grounds
While the Bonneville House dates back to 1868 the facility has been fully restored and offers complete event rental needs including three large rooms downstairs, three private dressing and meeting rooms upstairs, a spacious commercial kitchen with dining ware, and a rand staircase. Outside the house offers a large front lawn for ceremonies, spacious front porch, large courtyard patio with seating available and gazebo. We have ample, off-street parking lot nearby and a historic setting in Fort Smith’s Belle Grove district.
The Bonneville House can accommodate up to 150 guests for large events. We now offer single room rentals as well for small gatherings such as bridal showers, baby showers and birthday parties. Photographers can also rent the house for indoor/outdoor photo sessions
The Bonneville House is an ideal venue for many special occasions.
All Things Wedding; The house has hosted weddings, receptions, bridal luncheons, bridal showers, wedding rehearsals, rehearsal dinners, private bachelorette celebrations, and bridal portraits.
All About Business; The house has accommodated business meetings, business luncheons, business dinners, board meetings, business recruitment events, holiday company parties, and holiday market.
Mothers to Be; The house also offers small cozy settings for smaller groups where our guests can rent a room for baby showers or baby shower luncheons.
Private Parties; The house has hosted many private celebrations such as: birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, christenings, anniversaries, vowel renewal, retirement, holiday celebrations, dinner parties, sorority/fraternity events, high school formals, large cocktail and dinner parties.
With our professional staff, we can help you to customize your Bonneville House experience by helping you select the right features and services that we have to offer. Contact Us to learn more.
The Bonneville House Gazebo
Front Entry Hallway
Grand Parlor– This room is most often used for dinner parties, luncheons, business meetings and indoor ceremonies. We can seat up to 50 guests with tables and chairs OR we can seat up to 75 guests with chairs only. We also have flat screen tv’s, cables and sound system for business presentations or ceremony slideshows. You are also welcome to play music for your guests.
Parlor Room– can be used for a bar/drink station, mingling area for guests, additional dining room seating, or small gatherings such as showers. We can accommodate up to 25 guests in this room.
Dining Room– This room is most often used as a buffet for food. Room capacity for standing guests is 25. We can seat up to 12 people at the table and have additional chairs around the room for small gatherings such as showers or business meetings.
Bride & Bridesmaid’s Room– These two rooms are most often used during weddings for the bride and her bridesmaid to get dressed and ready. On occasion the rooms have also been used for photography sessions, book club meetings and business meetings
Groom’s Room– This room is most often used during weddings for the groom and his groomsmen to get dressed and ready. On occasion the room has also been used for photography sessions, book club meetings and business meetings.
Commercial Kitchen – One of the great benefits of renting the Bonneville House is that is comes with a commercial kitchen which makes it easy for caterers to prepare and serve food for your special event. For smaller events, we do allow guests to bring in pre-packaged appetizers (ie: fruit tray, veggie tray, meat & cheese tray) however it must be pre-approved by the executive director. We retain a permit with the Arkansas Department of Health and have certain guidelines that we have to follow but we always accommodate our guests to the best of our ability. Additional amenities that are offered with some of our rental packages include: Beverage glasses, cocktail glasses, wine glasses, champagne flutes, Appetizer plates, Dinner plates, salad plates, coffee cups, serving spoons, silverware, silver platters/trays, silver cake stands, silver cake server, silver bowls, drink dispensers, pots, pans, cooking-ware, napkins, linens, ice, tea, water, coffee, trash bags, towels, center pieces, tables, chairs, cleaning crew, waitstaff, surround sound, microphone, and flat screen tv’s.