If you have not heard of the E. O. Manees House yet, Vibrant Occasions is here to spill the tea! We were honored to cater their Preview Party recently after this historical home has gone through a major renovation to now booking weddings, social parties and corporate events with so many lovely new features. The E.O. Manees House is a fascinating landmark with an intriguing history and captivating design. Keep reading for more information about its significance in the community, details about event rentals and the menu we served at the Preview Party!


The E.O. Manees House was constructed in 1905 by Eugene O. Manees, a prominent figure in Little Rock, Arkansas. Manees was a successful businessman and civic leader who played an important role in the growth and development of the city. Over the years, the house has seen various uses, adding to its historical significance. It has served as a private residence, a boarding house, and even a law office before being acquired by the Junior League of Little Rock.


The architectural style of the E.O. Manees House is Classical Revival, characterized by its grandeur, symmetry, and ornate detailing. The house features a beautiful facade adorned with Ionic columns, creating a sense of elegance and timelessness. The symmetrical design of the exterior showcases a balance and proportion that is visually striking. Additionally, the house boasts other hallmark elements of Classical Revival architecture, such as a pediment above the entryway and decorative accents throughout.


The interior of the E.O. Manees House is equally impressive. It retains many original details, including intricate woodwork, stained glass windows, and decorative plaster moldings. These elements contribute to the overall charm and character of the house. Visitors can explore various rooms, each showcasing the craftsmanship and attention to detail from the early 20th century. The house also features a well-maintained garden, adding to its appeal and providing a serene atmosphere.

Rental Details

Included with reception hall rental:


  • Bridal Suite. You may lock the door during the event for security purposes. 
  • Groom’s Quarters. A wardrobe closet and cabinets will lock for security purposes during the event. 
  • Covered Porch
  • Balcony Covered Porch
  • String Light Courtyard
  • Multiple outdoor ceremony sites
  • Catering Prep Kitchen with w 2 commercial refrigerators, warming oven and ice machine. 
  • 20 60” round tables
  • 10 6×30  banquet tables
  • 20 8×30 banquet tables
  • 10 30” round tables with 30” and 42” poles
  • 2 hour bridal portrait and engagement session (use of facility)
  • On site parking and Handicap Accessible Parking/Restrooms
  • Set up/Breakdown of Tables and Chairs
  • One hour rehearsal prior to event date
  • 150 Wooden spider back chair period to the home.



Passed Hors d’Oeuvres 

Mac & Cheese ‘Tini 

Our creamy jalapeno mac & cheese served in a martini glass 


Cajun Shrimp & Cheesy Grits Shooters 

Cheesy grits made with sharp cheddar cheese topped with a corn relish and a Cajun shrimp 


Avocado Steak Toast 

Topped with smoked beef tenderloin and crispy onion tanglers 


Fried Cheese Curds 

Delicious morsels of breaded and fried cheddar cheese curds served with guests’ choice of San Marzano marinara, house-made ranch, and Bayou Bengal Sauce 


Street Taco Action Station 

Bulgogi Taco 

With Korean BBQ sauce and Asian slaw 


Mediterranean Chicken Taco 

With feta, fresh cucumber, onion, tomato, and tahini tzatziki sauce 


Sweets & Treats 

S’Mores Station 

Let your guests relive their childhood by roasting their own marshmallows, choosing their favorite kind of chocolate, and making their own ooey gooey s’mores

Event Team


Catering: Vibrant Occasions, @vibrantoccasionscatering 

Venue: E.O. Manees House, @eomaneeshouse

Event Planner: Gretchen Larkan Events, @gretchenlarkanevents

Floral Designer: Tanarah Luxe Floral, @tanarahluxefloral

Balloon Design: Just Peachy, @justpeachylr

Bar: Toasts in Tow, @toastsintow

Music: Rodney Block Music, @mobettablock


Special thank you to the North Little Rock Police Department for their event oversight.

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