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Northwest Arkansas

The Peel Compton Foundation is a diverse organization offering venues in Bentonville, Arkansas for private parties, weddings, conferences and much more. Our preservation focused mission drives our employees, volunteers, and donors whether they are passionate about history, nature or both. Schools and locals enjoy free tours, business professionals take advantage of our exceptional meeting places, and budget-conscious individuals love our event pricing. If you are looking for event venues in Northwest Arkansas, look no further. We provide an exceptional experience for residents and visitors alike.

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Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

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Compton Gardens

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Conference Center

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Heritage Gardens

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Peel Mansion

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Our Venues


From verdant gardens and an entire mansion to conference and private meeting places—the event venues provided by The Peel Compton Foundation allow guests to host a variety of different functions and gatherings. Our organization is valued for our commitment to historic and environmental preservation. We celebrate the beauty of Northwest Arkansas every day by promoting environmental stewardship and education through our rich landscapes and exceptional events.

Peel Mansion Museum

The Peel Mansion Museum is dedicated to an era long past. Experience the year 1875 in true fashion, with museum tours and docents dressed in authentic period clothing. The interior is furnished with relics and furnishings of the early Victorian period, generously loaned to The Peel Compton Foundation by the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Old State House.

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Heritage Gardens

The magnificent Heritage Gardens is one of the many gardens in the care of The Peel Compton Foundation. Promoting eco-friendly practices, environmental activism and a place of gathering for history buffs and nature lovers, learn more about the heritage left behind by the late Colonel Samuel West Peel.

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Compton Gardens

Bask in 11 acres of stunning greenery, vibrant woodlands, native plants, five champion trees, maple trees, grandiose oaks, and lovely sculptures. The Compton Gardens venue offers a quiet reprieve away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life or can be used as a beautiful setting for a special event. Take what you need from this impressive oasis, that’s what it’s here for!

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Conference Center

Compton Gardens and Conference center is the former home of Dr. Neil Compton and his family. This event venue in Bentonville serves as a rental facility for conferences, weddings, retreats, workshops and more. We offer different rooms for your use or the entire property based on your event’s specific needs. Whether you’re looking to rent for a short period of time or the entire evening, we have a space for you. Compton Gardens, surrounding the Conference Center venue, is also available for film and commercial photo shoots—a perfect backdrop for reunion photos, graduation photos, and artistic inspiration.

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Coler Mountain Bike Preserve

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve is an area rich in scenic views and natural landscapes. This property boasts over 17 miles of beautiful mountain biking trails that wind through this 300-acre property. Coler has gained a name for itself as a premier recreation destination that offers miles of intricate mountain biking trails, campsites, fire pits, a cafe, yoga, and groves of trees that provide ample opportunities for meditation and connection with nature. Coler Mountain Bike Preserve is only a five-minute bike ride from downtown Bentonville.

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Types of Events at Our Venues


Your ceremony will be one to remember. Whether you envision your special day to be classic or bohemian, glamorous or minimalistic, the whimsical event venues of the Foundation nestled in the heart of downtown Bentonville will help you bring to life the wedding of your dreams. With ample parking, gorgeous lawns and large reception rooms, we can accommodate any size wedding party, large or intimate. Tour one of our wedding venues, today.

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Corporate Events

Is it a conference or a seminar? A trade show or an executive retreat? Maybe you’re throwing an appreciation event for your employees for the end of the year—no matter what kind of company or organizational milestone, The Peel Compton Foundation’s properties are equipped for team building or product launch celebrations. Invite the team, your shareholders, or your board to take in the beauty of Northwest Arkansas at this corporate event venue. It is sure to inspire.

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Private Events

Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, graduation or promotion, The Peel Compton Foundation is one of the best places to invite your friends, family, and coworkers—venues in Bentonville just don’t get any better than this. With a long list of amenities, open catering (no corking fees) and great views, enjoy your event as it was meant to be enjoyed—stress-free and fun-filled.

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Why Book a Venue Offered by The Peel Compton Foundation?

Booking a venue from The Peel Compton Foundation will not only go above and beyond your expectations for your event, but it will also help support the foundation, its programs and its mission. The unique aspects and amenities of each property attract visitors and residents for a variety of different reasons. From budget-conscious lifetime events to business professionals, history buffs and nature enthusiasts, active outdoor lifestylers and volunteers make this beautiful area a place to celebrate and play.

Booking a private event with The Peel Compton Foundation provides more than a unique venue for you and your guests, it fuels the foundation, our community programs and helps support our volunteers. Each venue booked helps to serve our mission. Our commitment to this unparalleled landscape gives visitors a sense of ownership and reverence. Experience all that The Peel Compton Foundation has to offer. There truly is something for everyone.

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