Top Wedding Destinations at Oklahoma State Parks

Take the guesswork out of wedding planning with this in-depth look at Oklahoma’s most sought-after state park wedding destinations.

Embrace the beauty of nature with an outdoor wedding at Sequoyah State Park.
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There are several great reasons to use the natural beauty of the outdoors as your backdrop. Whether it’s rolling hills, forested valleys, shimmering lakes or cascading waterfalls, the natural surroundings can create a visually stunning and romantic atmosphere.

With these perks in mind — not to mention the stunning photos you’ll get in natural light — take a look at some of the top wedding destinations in Oklahoma’s state parks.

Northeast Oklahoma

Sequoyah State Park

Sequoyah State Park is a haven for water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Nestled on the banks of Fort Gibson Lake, this park offers hiking, picnicking, guided horseback trail rides, wildlife watching, nature center activities, golf, fishing and camping.

Venue options:

Located along the shores of Fort Gibson Lake, Sequoyah State Park is home to the largest state park lodging facility, which means there are plenty of options for weddings big and small. Outdoor ceremonies can be held at The Point, which is available to book a year in advance. The Point offers a scenic view of the lake and can be accessed via a cement sidewalk.

Those looking for a large, indoor wedding should check out Sequoyah Hall. Located within Sequoyah State Park Lodge, Sequoyah Hall is a 100+ person banquet hall, which is available to book 60 days in advance for weddings. Sunday weddings in Sequoyah Hall can be booked six months in advance.

Cedar is the perfect indoor reception area for a small ceremony or outdoor weddings up to 100 guests. Cedar can be booked up to six months in advance. For intimate ceremonies and elopements, there are smaller event rooms, as well as outdoor pavilions, that can be booked through the park office.

Overnight lodging options:

The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park offers 104 renovated guest rooms and 45 cottages.

More details:

Parking for the event is included in the cost of the reservation. At least 24 hours before the event, a list of license plates for those attending any event must be supplied. All attendees shall park in the lodge parking area. If a license plate is not provided prior to the event, such individuals responsible for the vehicle will, upon arrival, check in and register any license plates with the front desk. Failure to properly register their vehicle with the lodge may result in parking violations that will be the responsibility of the individual responsible for the vehicle.

View the Sequoyah State Park Meeting Planner Form.

Natural Falls State Park

Natural Falls State Park is located near the Oklahoma/Arkansas border in the scenic Ozark Highlands region of northeast Oklahoma. The crowning jewel of this park is its incredible 77-foot waterfall, which cascades down a rock cliff into a serene pool below. Two main venues are offered for those looking to tie-the-knot at Natural Falls.

Venue options:

The first option is the Red Fern Reunion Center. This indoor facility offers tables and chairs for up to 50 people, and there is also an on-site prep kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. Tables include two 8’ x 30” serving tables, seven 4’ round tables and one 3’ round table. An outdoor concrete patio area is also offered, which contains three patio tables, 12 chairs and a bench.

The second option at Natural Falls is the outdoor shelter, which is located close to the waterfall and offers electricity and lights. Many couples choose to hold the ceremony at the outdoor shelter and the reception at the reunion center.

Unfortunately, private weddings cannot be held at the falls since they remain open to the public at all times.

Overnight lodging options:

Numerous campsites and five yurts, which are circular, tent-like structures, are available. Each yurt sleeps between four and six people.

More details:

A deposit is required to rent the reunion center, and it will be returned if the center is cleaned to the park staff’s standards. A total of 10 parking passes are included with the rental of the Red Fern Reunion Center or the outdoor shelter.

Keystone State Park

Located on picturesque Keystone Lake, Keystone State Park is a peaceful oasis with plentiful camping, hiking and boating. A children’s fishing pond, seasonal marina and nearby off-roading area means this park has something for everyone.

Venue options:

Keystone State Park’s community building is a great indoor wedding destination. In addition to the great view of Keystone Dam through the building’s giant glass windows, it also boasts a full kitchen, restroom facilities, tables and chairs for up to 120 guests.

There is also an outdoor space behind the community building where guests can hold a small wedding. However, the area is sloped, so it is not ideal for tables and chairs.

Overnight lodging options:

Keystone State Park offers 22 cabins. Each offers a microwave, refrigerator, stove, satellite television and fireplace. After the wedding, newlyweds will love an overnight stay at the Hilltop or Paradise cottages. These romantic cabins offer Jacuzzi tubs and roaring fireplaces. As an added bonus, guests of the Paradise Cottage will find a trail that leads through a densely wooded area and down to a gorgeous view Keystone Lake.

More details:

The building can be booked up to 11 months in advance. One parking pass is included with the reservation, but guests will not need a parking pass to park in the community building parking area if they are coming for events there. If they choose to enjoy any of the park amenities, they would need to purchase a parking pass to be covered outside of the community building area of the park.

If you book 10 cabins, the community building is available for free during your stay. For instance, if you have 10 cabins booked for Friday through Sunday, you would get the community building for two days because you have the cabins booked for two nights.

Southeast Oklahoma

Beavers Bend State Park

Set among the tall pines of the Ouachita National Forest, Beavers Bend is a retreat as tranquil as the flowing waters of the Lower Mountain Fork River that pass through the park. This stunning park offers year-round outdoor recreation, whether you’re viewing some of the best fall foliage in the state, trout fishing in the winter, floating the river or swimming in Broken Bow Lake in the summer.

Venue options:

There are three venue options with Beavers Bend State Park. The first is the 270 sq. ft. conference room at Beavers Bend lodge, which would be ideal for a small ceremony with under 13 people. For those looking to accommodate 60 or less, there are also two meeting rooms within the Forest Heritage Center, both of which are just over 1000 sq. ft.

Overnight lodging options:

Beavers Bend Lodge offers 40 guest rooms that overlook Broken Bow Lake. There are also 48 cabins, 12 tiny cabins, two yurts and 18 campgrounds offering hundreds of tent and RV sites.

More details:

View the Beavers Bend State Park Meeting Planner Form.

Southwest Oklahoma

Quartz Mountain State Park

Situated on the banks of Lake Altus-Lugert, Quartz Mountain State Park offers rugged beauty like none other in Oklahoma. One of Oklahoma’s seven original state parks, Quartz Mountain underwent a complete renovation in 2021 that revitalized the lodge into a first-class facility that’s perfect for your next big event.

Venue options:

Several options are available for weddings within the Quartz Mountain Lodge. Intimate ceremonies with 20 people or less can be held within the lodge library. Those looking for larger options will find availability within the individual meeting areas, which can hold up to 100 people, and the two ballrooms, which can hold between 60-550 people.

Overnight lodging options:

A total of 94 guest rooms, including 12 suites, are located within the lodge. Ten cabins, a group camp and hundreds of tent and RV sites are also available.

More details:

View the Quartz Mountain State Park Meeting Planner Form.

Northwest Oklahoma

Roman Nose State Park

Another of Oklahoma’s original seven state parks, Roman Nose has been making family memories for nearly a century. This beautiful park is known for its challenging 18-hole canyon golf course, crystal-clear natural springs and rock swimming pool.

Venue options:

Two meeting rooms – the Chief Henry Roman Nose Hall and the Cronkhite Ranch Room – are located within the Roman Nose Lodge. The Chief Henry Roman Nose Hall can be arranged to seat up to 102 people as a theater/reception area, while the Cronkhite Ranch Room can be arranged to seat 50 people as a theater/reception space.

Overnight lodging options:

A total of 22 lodge rooms, 11 cottages, a group camp and approximately 150 campsites are available.

More details:

View the Roman Nose State Park Meeting Planner Form.

South Central Oklahoma

Lake Murray State Park

Oklahoma’s first and largest state park is conveniently located between Oklahoma City and Dallas. From the 18-hole golf course and ATV trails to the on-site horseback riding stable and splashpad, there are outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone.

Venue options:

Lake Murray Lodge offers several meeting areas that range in size from 4186 sq. ft. to a modest 332 sq. ft. Those looking for a large banquet setting for up to 360 people will find it in the Bald Eagle Reception Hall.

Overnight lodging options:

Lake Murray State Park has the most cabins of any state park, so guests can book one of 56 cabins, 32 lodge rooms and hundreds of RV and tent sites.

More details:

View the Lake Murray State Park Meeting Planner Form.

Looking for more Oklahoma State Park wedding destinations? Check out this article for meeting spaces available at each park.

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