Looking for a rustic, beautiful venue just 11 miles from Batesville for a wedding, organizational retreat, or small conference? Want to give back to help the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches fund its mission-critical programs and services? Consider renting facilities from the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Facility rental proceeds directly fund our mission: to provide a safe, healthy place to call home for Arkansas children in need.

Rental facilities at the Ranch include:

8,000 square-foot lodge:

  • huge great room with comfortable seating
  • fully furnished kitchen with dining area
  • two airy conference rooms
  • TV/lounge area
  • lodging/restrooms for 40 guests, including two suites with king-size beds
  • gorgeous view of the Ranch grounds
  • access to the White River, including fishing pier (two minutes’ drive)
  • use of large space in administration building for groom’s wedding party (as needed)
  • lodge may be rented by wedding parties or by organizations
  • lodge is available for rent after renovations are complete in April 2020
  • handicapped accessible

11,000 square-foot event center:

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  • wireless sound system with bluetooth capability
  • round and rectangular tables and chairs for up to 180 guests (included in rental)
  • gorgeous chandelier and ceiling drapery
  • fully furnished commercial kitchen
  • dishes and flatware for up to 180 guests
  • serving platters, pitchers, pots, and pans
  • restrooms
  • plenty of gorgeous natural light streaming in from
  • handicapped accessible

 

 

 

 1,400 square-foot country chapel:wedding chapel Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches rental

  • pew seating for up to 90 guests
  • wireless sound system with bluetooth capability
  • gorgeous chandelier
  • plenty of natural light with view of the Ranch grounds
  • restroom
  • handicapped accessible

 

 

 

 

 1,400 square-foot bridal suite (beneath chapel):

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ASYR bridal suite-photo courtesy of Shantel Smith Photography

  • luxurious large bedroom
  • three makeup/hair stations for bridal party
  • cozy living space with TV/DVD
  • small kitchenette, including wine cooler and mini fridge
  • restroom with stand-up shower

 

 

 

Pricing & FAQ for Rentals at the Ranch

Note: Our chapel and event center may only be rented for weddings, retreats, or conferences. For insurance purposes, we do not rent facilities for other events. 

Anyone hosting an event at the Ranch must also pay a $250 deposit (refundable if facilities are maintained properly) and $100 event insurance policy. If you have questions regarding this policy or want to pay your deposit by phone, please contact Philip Ives.

Wedding packages

  • Chapel only: $800
  • Event center only: $1,200
  • Both chapel and event center facilities: $1,500
  • Chapel, event center, and lodging for up to 40 guests: $2,500

Conference/retreat packages

  • Event center only: $1,200 for 48 hours
  • Lodge only: $750 per day for daytime use only (access from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.). $2,000 for two nights or $1,000 for one night only with 24-48 hour access
  • Both event center and lodge: $3,000 for 48-hour access to both facilities

Frequently asked questions

How long will we have access to wedding facilities?
If you reserve facilities for your wedding on a Saturday, you will acquire facilities’ access at 9 a.m. on Friday. You will retain access until Sunday at noon.

Do you provide table linens and other decorations?
We do not provide linens and decorations. Most of our brides rent these locally or online.

What are the table sizes? 
We have 24 round tables, 8 bistro tables (covered in black wraparound slip-cloth), and 9 long, rectangular serving tables. Round tables are 6-ft in diameter. Rectangular tables are 6-ft long.
We provide 180 white chairs. Chairs are not slip-covered.

Are we required to clean facilities after use?
Renters/caterers must leave the facilities in clean, good condition. Renters should wash all dishes but are not required to put dishes away. Renters must properly dispose of garbage, decor, and personal belongings by noon on Sunday.

How much is the deposit, and do I get it back?
Renters provide a security deposit of $250. At this time, you secure your wedding date. Renters are liable for any damages to premises caused by renters, guests, or contractors. If renters comply with these provisions and leave the facilities clean and in good shape, the security deposit will be returned to the renter.

Who do I contact during the wedding prep/event process if something goes wrong?
If you have last minute questions or problems, please contact our Chief Organizational Officer.

If I cancel the wedding, will you refund my money?
Your security deposit is refundable for the first 10 days after you have signed the contract. Any cancellations received within 90 days of your wedding will result in forfeiture of your deposit. The full rental fee is due 30 days prior to your wedding. If you do not pay the full fee by 30 days prior to the wedding, the Ranch reserves the right to cancel the event and retain your deposit.

Do you allow outdoor wedding ceremonies?
We do allow outdoor ceremonies if other events on campus do not conflict with use of outdoor facilities. For details, contact us.

Do I need to purchase insurance for this event?
All renters must purchase event insurance for $100. Renters must acquire a certificate of insurance for general liability in the amount of $1,000,000, naming the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches as an additional insured on a primary and noncontributory basis.

After our initial free tour, can we come back to the Ranch to tour the facilities again?
The Ranch staff provide one free scheduled tour for wedding parties. After the initial tour, additional visits may be scheduled during business hours (9 to 5) at the rate of $50 per visit.

How do I ensure that no one else can snag my wedding date before I have a chance to make a decision?
Because of high demand for our wedding facilities, we are unable to promise dates without paid security deposits. To secure your date, pay your wedding deposit. For payment inquiries, contact Emily Ives.

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Need help?

Don’t see your question here? Want recommendations for caterers and photographers? Need help finding trainers, speakers, and consultants for your conference or retreat? Want to ask guests to make donations to the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches? Contact us via email or at 870-793-6841. We’re here to help ensure your event’s success.

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