Trapnall Hall



Make your wedding, anniversary or other event Something Special Someplace Special.

One of the most beautiful antebellum homes in Arkansas, Trapnall Hall, located at 423 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock, is the ideal setting for business meetings, luncheons, dinners, weddings, receptions, corporate celebrations, reunions, parties and much more. Trapnall Hall accommodates up to 225 guests for receptions, 64 seated at round tables, and up to 30 in a conference-style setting. The dining room table seats 16 for smaller meetings and meal functions. 70 people can be seated theater-style in the dining room. For bookings or questions, Contact Abigail Howe at (501) 324-9716 or by e-mail. You can also fill out our form below. 

 

Trapnall Hall Weddings & Receptions

Trapnall Hall is a lovely venue for your wedding or reception. Since Trapnall Hall can hold 75 to 125 people inside, and even more for front porch or lawn ceremonies, you can feel comfortable knowing that inviting all of your loved ones won't be a problem. If your ceremony is smaller, our enchanting garden makes the perfect setting! Our rates are very reasonable, and our accomodations are ample. Contact Abigail Howe at (501) 324-9716 or by e-mail if you have questions, or explore the accommodations and rates pages below for more information. You can also fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

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Read What Our Visitors are Saying About Trapnall Hall:

“The venue was stunning. The atmosphere was welcoming and classic. The furnishings were elegant, charming, and very comfortable. Having a baby grand piano allowed us to set just the mood we desired, with flowing music greeting our guests as they ascended the lovely brick steps.” - K.S.
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Trapnall Hall MEETINGS & DINNERS

Trapnall Hall is the perfect setting for your meeting or dinner. Is your special occasion an anniversary, a holiday dinner party, an event to treat your clients? Whatever the celebration may be, Trapnall Hall can comfortably seat up to fifty people. We provide everything you'll need for a wonderful time, including a baby grand piano and night security. Alcohol may be served for two hours, and be sure to ask about our extensive list of approved caterers. Trapnall Hall is also within walking distance of several downtown hotels. Contact Abigail Howe at (501) 324-9716 or by e-mail if you have questions, or explore the accommodations and rates pages below for more information. You're also invited to fill out the form at the bottom of this page. 

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History

Trapnall Hall, constructed in 1843 in the Greek Revival style of architecture, was once the home of Frederic and Martha Trapnall. The home’s architect is unknown, but it was one of the few brick houses in Little Rock at the time that it was built.

The Trapnalls settled in Little Rock in the late 1830s from Kentucky. Trapnall, a lawyer and merchant, served in the Arkansas legislature for several sessions.

Campaigning for Congress in 1853, Frederic fell ill and died, but his widow lived in the home until her death in 1861. Upon the death of the Trapnalls’ only surviving child in 1863, Frederic’s brothers became heirs to the Trapnall properties. The Trapnalls are buried in Mt. Holly Cemetery in Little Rock.

The home went through a succession of owners and uses after passing out of the Trapnall family. To prevent the home from being torn down, Mrs. Charles Minor (Julia) Taylor purchased it in 1929 and donated it to the Junior League of Little Rock as a memorial to her late husband. In 1963, the Junior League sponsored a major restoration of Trapnall Hall, which was returned to its original splendor by the Cromwell Architecture Firm. It was one of the first homes in the area to be restored. After serving for many years as headquarters for the Junior League, in 1976 the league donated half of the appraised value of Trapnall Hall to the state. Today, Trapnall Hall stands as the official receiving hall for the state’s governor, and can be rented by the public for special events. For bookings or questions, contact Abigail Howe at (501) 324-9716 or by e-mail.

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