Scenic landscapes and sophisticated lodging and entertainment opportunities are abundant at Overlook Farm, and all our spaces are available to host your next private event.
Plan a wedding at one of our idyllic locations, have a lively birthday celebration, or host a remarkable company retreat. Gatherings, large and small, are always welcome and we’re happy to book accommodations for your party at one of our historic Missouri inns, or revamped courtyard restaurant.
To begin planning your event or to learn more about our versatile event settings, please contact Bethany Fox at 573.242.3838 or email Bethany.
There are multitudes of venues on our farm where you can celebrate your special day. Below are Overlook's beautiful options for you to choose from.
Avalon Hall is the definition of luxury and country elegance and is truly one of a kind in its sophistication, grandeur, and beauty. Stunning details emerge from the hand-pressed stone floor and hand lacquered oak beamed ceiling to the oak wainscoting. The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace draws the eye to the stained glass windows. Three massive chandeliers receive help from pewter sconces to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for your special occasion. Your guests will find themselves drawn to the second floor mezzanine where they can look down over the dining and dancing or get a drink at Avalon's hand-made sapele (sustainable mahogany) wood bar. The bar is accessible, also, from the outdoor deck which is in a class of its own. The patio below consists of a waterfall flowing through three levels of color and scent from the garden, ending in a coy pond. Nearby sits the fire pit, the perfect setting to watch the stars and enjoy a cozy fire. The tiger wood upper deck allows for breath-taking views of rolling hills, ponds, and the Mississippi River. Avalon Hall is ready to become the stage of your dreams!
Rackheath House and Gardens
With the Mississippi River Valley as a backdrop, the carefully maintained grounds surrounding Rackheath House offers a variety of classic garden wedding settings. Whether beneath the shade of a pair of century-old silver maple trees, among the blooms of an 18th century Romantic garden, with a charming covered veranda. This estate is the perfect spot, regardless of the season, for a gorgeous, outdoor wedding fête.
Opened in May of 2009, this patio complex with entertaining spaces has quickly grown in popularity. This beautifully designed patio includes an outdoor kitchen with wood-burning oven, 12-foot grill, extensive bar seating, two large fire pits, a waterfall, terraced planters where our mint and lettuce grows, and many interesting architectural features. Dripping in wisteria in late spring and warmed by the bonfire in fall and winter, the Courtyard reflects the beauty of the changing seasons. Beyond this gathering space lie six regulation-sized horseshoe courts and the beautifully kept Lawn. Custom-made harvest tables, underneath the glow of lights strung overhead, give this space a very Napa Valley feel. Add candlelight, platters of roasted, grilled, and smoked specialties, wine, music, and the most important people in your life and you’ve created an evening no one will ever forget. The Lawn is a wide and wonderful event space at the base of the Overlook. Designed to accommodate a large event, flexible enough to include a guest list of up to 500, it provides supplemental wedding activities and entertainment (think croquet, badminton, outdoor movie, square dancing, pony rides - you name it!). The horseshoe courts, hoop houses, and the Courtyard border the Lawn. A winding path and footbridge connect The Lawn to the Overlook, situated directly above.
Enjoy the relaxing and intimate space created by Cedarcrest Manor's shade, gardens, pool, and porches. This federal style manor house, built in 1842, is a peaceful setting ideally situated for an elegant event. The property includes a canopied lawn, large second-story veranda, Romanesque pool, and adjacent, sculpted rose garden with fountain, not to mention the beautifully restored, and exquisitely appointed, two-story inn.
Overlook and Avalon Meadow
We call it, “Vows and Wows”. The Overlook (from which the farm got it’s name) is a spot unparalleled by any other in the Midwest. This perch, sitting high above the Mississippi, is one of the highest points along the entire river, from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. With the charming town of Clarksville, farmland, and the rolling hills of the river valley unfolding below, this majestic spot is ideal for the exchange of wedding vows. Your guests will want to linger here, so cocktails following the ceremony at The Overlook may be necessary. The Avalon Meadow sweeping up to The Overlook is the perfect retreat following a ceremony overlooking the Mississippi. Bordered on one side by a row of cedar trees and on the other by a river view, the Avalon Meadow is grounded by a massive oak tree at one end, and extends up a long uninterrupted lawn to The Overlook. Globe lights strung above seated guests illuminate a surprisingly intimate space at nightfall. On midsummer evenings, fireflies provide additional ambient lighting.