Breathtaking natural beauty, luxury accommodations (in the woods), delicious food and drink, and multiple escape routes: the question isn’t why should you get hitched around the Beavers Bend, but why shouldn’t you? Nevertheless, we’ve answered the former just in case you’re on the fence—if you’ve never been to Southeastern Oklahoma, or you’re not sure it’s the right setting for your big day, we’re here to nudge you in the right direction with these five reasons to exchange vows in McCurtain County.
1. The photo ops
McCurtain County is one giant wedding photo op. Everywhere you look, every inch of Beavers Bend, from the rolling hills of the Ouachita Mountains to the calm, clear waters of Broken Bow Lake, provides a breathtaking backdrop for your dream wedding. Rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, small and intimate or big and epic—the beauty of Beavers Bend will elevate your special day with a lifetime of gorgeous memories.
2. The cabins
Rustic, secluded and loaded with modern amenities, the cabins in Beavers Bend are perfectly suited for your big day. Ideal for bridal parties and honeymoons alike, the range of cabin sizes can accommodate a variety of different situations, from an intimate two-person stay in a single room to mansion-size multi-room dwellings. And they all come stocked with wi-fi, kitchen supplies and bathroom amenities.
3. The local drink
Grab a cooler and pay a visit to one of the local wineries, distilleries or breweries. Every drink preference is covered by a local producer, whether your guests prefer wine, vodka or a crisp IPA. If your wedding is the dry kind, you can still find soft drinks and some of the best summer tea at various local markets and restaurants around Broken Bow, Hochatown and Idabel.
4. The local food
Snag a stack of pies for your bridal party from Grateful Head Pizza, or hit up Mountain Man Meat, Hochatown BBQ, or Abendigo’s for the big reception. With these local gems, plus many more to choose from, you can be sure that all tastes will be accommodated—whether feeding the entire party or grabbing a quick bite on the way out of town.
5. Quick escape routes
So, you’ve gotten married, you’ve done the dance, you’ve entertained the grandparents and cousins, said “Thank you” a million times, and you’re ready to escape with your bride or groom. Hit the road in style—by horseback, by hike, by ATV, by jet ski, by boat or by car. Any exit method will do, whether it’s an Irish goodbye or a rice-and-soap filled grand sendoff. Make your exit memorable.
Explore McCurtain County’s ample wedding options and plan your “I do” today.