The Arkansas City Area of Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 26 for Chestnut Avenue Venue’s newly built location, located at 3120 E. Chestnut Ave. in Parkerfield.

Chestnut Avenue Venue is nearly finished and will co-host two community events this month.

The new building, designed with the popular trend of rustic country weddings in mind, accommodates up to 400 guests for events such as weddings, quinceañeras, anniversary parties, corporate functions and large gatherings. Owner Rhonda Jordan even plans to have a large projector screen installed for groups to rent the venue for Pay-Per-View fights and football games.

The building features a large chandelier in the main hall, is handicapped accessible and has a space for outdoor ceremonies.

Chestnut Avenue Venue will co-host a community open house event from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Stop by for tours of the new location’s accommodations, including a bride’s room, groom’s room, tuxedo room and kitchen. Enjoy fresh popcorn and refreshments during the tour!

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17, the venue will be host to the Cowley County Bridal Fair, a large-scale event showcasing 50-plus local vendors in the event planning industry.

Sample menus from many local caterers and cake artists will be available. Visitors can meet with local videographers, photographers, florists, staging experts, traveling hair and makeup service providers, jewelers, linen rental services and more. The first 100 guests to arrive will receive a complimentary “Cowley County Bridal and Events Connection” tote.

This information was provided by Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Kammy Downs.