Engagement Portraits • Bridal Portraits -   You have access to the entire property ...contact is for an appointment for your bridal portrait...in our Grand Swing, by the lake, with the carriage or on the grounds  with your photographer.  $150 for two hours  by appointment   Mon-Thurs. only. (Visit our Bridal Portrait page )  
                      WeddingWire Award!


 "Magnolia Hill is in the top five percent of the Wedding Wire Community in the nation for demonstrating excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. "
"Congratulations Magnolia Hill ! You have been chosen to receive the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards™ 2018. The annual WeddingWire Brides's Choice Awards™recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys in the WeddingWire Community. " 
Magnolia Hill is a historic wedding and reception venue on the National Historic Register and on 31 acres for story-book weddings complete with horse and carriage. The romantic stone altar by the lake includes a White Dove Release ceremony. Unique to our Southern setting is our own horse and wedding carriage to "present" the bride as guests watch from across the lake.  If the groom so desires, he may arrive to the altar by canoe as guests watch!! The covered reception area overlooks the lake. All this and more is included with the venue.  

Destination weddings are our specialty as we are all inclusive, and can plan from afar for a perfect celebration. 

The venue includes Brides Dressing room featuring antique triple mirror. Grooms Dressing quarters feature antique pool table and big screen TV. The estate is complete with an outdoor full kitchen for our exclusive caterer, Vibrant Occasions , which includes wait staff, cake cutting service, and bartender if needed. 

Ordained minister is included if needed. 

The seated guests watch as the bride comes from the back side of the lake to the altar with music of the London Symphony Orchestra from outdoor speakers. The ceremony ends with a white dove release. The doves may be released from a white heart shaped basket and they circle over the lake as guests oooh and aaaah. The couple walks back up the aisle as they both get in the horse and carriage to sign the marriage license on the front porch and begin the reception. 

The reception area is covered and full of twinkle lights overlooking the lake. Tables and chairs are included with the venue for your guests. Linens are included as well.  Our Grand Swing is for a unique bridal portrait or engagement portrait of the couple,and is complimentary with booking.

End your evening in the perfect way, by leaving in our "Elegant Exit". You can see we have grouped together a lot in our package, for this year, INCLUDED with the venue price, the couple leaves in our 1938 vintage Packard car included with our "Elegant Exit" amid fireworks fountains. 

For an appointment to view this historical estate, please call 501-690-2574.   
For a Price Guide, please contact us via email.


Perfect ending to a storybook wedding...The couple leaves in our 1939 vintage Packard car included with our "Elegant Exit" amid fireworks.
The marriage ceremony ends with a white dove release. The doves may be released from a white heart shaped basket and they circle over the lake as guests oooh and aaaah. 
A very special thank you to
AT HOME ARKANSAS
  for featuring us on the cover as part of Dream Weddings,
 and a six page article on Magnolia Hill !
5.0 out of 5.0
Classic Southern Elegance • Southern Chic • Rustic Luxe • Vintage Warmth

For a day most unforgettable, let us share our inspirational woodland setting for your special event with classic Southern elegance whatever your style.

Right in the heart of Little Rock, a countryside retreat is ready to take your breath away. The historic  Dr. Morgan Smith Estate sits on 31 acres of secluded countryside that includes a private three acre lake, rolling lawns, hundred year old oak trees, magnolia trees, fountains, ducks, geese and the most modern conveniences. The Dr. Morgan Smith estate was built in 1918, and is a National Landmark of Historic Places. Two age-old Magnolia trees sit atop the hill that Dr. Smith planted. The estate has grown to be called Magnolia Hill. At the turn of the century, it was a day’s buggy ride to downtown Little Rock. 

Today, the warmth of this historic home is a most idyllic & charming  place for your wedding and reception. Magnolia Hill has been returned to its turn of the century charm by its current owners, Alda and Buddy Ellis.  Your Outdoor Wedding Venue!

  Southern Historic  Wedding &  Reception Venue
         Destination Weekend Weddings  - ALL INCLUSIVE - ELopements !

From the ceremony to the reception...Magnolia Hill becomes a wonderful personal occasion- a thoughtful way to marry two separate pasts and invite new friends and relatives into the heart of a family. 
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"I wish you a
wedding
 you and your 
guests will
never forget." 

                          _ Alda
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Our venue includes:

• 31 Acre country lakeside setting on the National Historic Register 
• Brides Dressing Room 
• Grooms Dressing Room w flat screen TV & Pool Table 
• Lakeside stone altar, candleabra, urns
• Choice of hurricane lanterns or shepherd’s hooks decor
• Seating on hand-hew cypress benches
• Outdoor speakers
• Music is furnished for your ceremony
• Horse & Carriage Presenting the Bride 
• Horse & Carriage Recessional for couple 
• White Dove Release 
• Lake, Dock, Walking trails, Fountains, Great Lawn for tenting
• Canoe entrance for groom or photos 
• Crystal Chandelier 
• Private 1 acre parking & parking attendants
• Golf cart for transporting guests 
• Availablity 10-10 on Saturday & Sundays • Friday Complete Rehearsal for Saturday weddings 
• Reception seating Bench style or White wedding chairs
• Abundant candlelight décor throughout 
• Silver cake plateau, or wood "slice"  bases cake pedestal, silver toasting chalice & cake cutting 
• Optional bar service (Caterer provides bartender, client provides beverages)
• Professional Sound System, with Bose Speakers and IPOD docking station 
• Estate Decor including lanterns, ferns, chalkboards, Twinkle lights 
• Îtalian lighting over stone courtyard 
• Event Staff and hosts 
• 2 wooden Swings for portraits 
• Weekday Bridal portrait session w your photographer
• Cover for rain options INCLUDE use of the barn 
• Decor package- easels, chalkboards, candles, twinklelights, lanterns & vintage typewriter, suitcases,
• Personalized & Professional Wedding Planning 
• Coordination Day of Event
• Director for ceremony & reception
• Recorded music for ceremony from outdoor speakers in the trees
• Bonfire area & hay wagon for Dessert station or S'mores Bar
• Pool area for floating candles and flowers 
• Vintage Car for bride & groom to leave reception (“Elegant Exit”) 
• Red Chevy Vintage Truck for photos
• Fireworks fountains for Exit 
• Officiant if needed


Our Magnolia Hill brides are precious to us, and we love to share our whole venue for portraits, even our pets. There’s few things more southern or timeless than an infusion of magnolia and sweet peach tea, ...the understated elegance of Magnolia Hill's historic farm estate.
" We don’t mean to be presumptuous, but we imagine that if Cinderella lived in the South, her wedding could quite possibly look something just like this.This wedding serves up everything we love about Southern weddings: gorgeous bouquets, a glamorous wedding cake AND cupcakes, a sweet tea station and bottled cream soda and root beer."
               - The Lovely Find Blog
Alda's latest book...
available Amazon.com
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Alda's Magnolia Hill
    "...where the past and future gather." 

 See us on the cover & six page photoshoot !
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All inclusive historic estate venue
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The Groom and the Best Man may arrive via canoe or our 1948 red Chevy truck! 
The Boat House 
The Boat House may be a Coffee Bar, Hot Chocolate bar or a spirited bar
Rain...not a problem!  Our 1400 sq. foot Magnolia Venue is heated and cooled. Antique Luxe decor with chandeliers, White refurbished interior and a great dance floor. 
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For price quote please call 
Alda or Buddy Ellis.
Call 501.690.2574
or email us:     aldaellis@aol.com
5110 STAGECOACH ROAD • Little Rock
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Magnolia Venue  & Veranda 
...for the perfect wedding reception in central Arkansas !
Magnolia Venue  & Veranda 
...for the perfect wedding reception in central Arkansas !
Our 1939 Packard is included for a perfect "Send Off " car.
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The Bon Fire Pit & Boathouse
Visit  our NEW ! Yacht Weddings Web site!   

 The ceremony is performed aboard a 41-foot yacht and guests are able to gather nearby dockside to share in the moment when you both say “I do”. The newlyweds then cruise the Arkansas River (weather & river conditions permitting) where images are captured during the golden hour as the sun sets on downtown Little Rock.   
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