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Did Your Venue Cancel Your Wedding? 😭 Reschedule at One of Our Gorgeous Venues!

With the recent health concerns over the last few months, many engaged couples have had to cancel and reschedule their weddings. It's possible that your wedding venue doesn't have a clear idea when they plan to reopen and start accepting new dates. If you're looking for a new wedding venue because of this, Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park have three wedding venues at the Lake of the Ozarks with plenty of availability! We want to help make your special day come true -- read on to learn about our wedding venues.

Photo Credit: Lindsey Webster Photography  Award-Winning Bridal Chapel inside Bridal Cave  Right inside our cavern at the Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful stalactite adorned Bridal Chapel that can accommodate up to 50 guests (standing room only). Selected by Glamour Magazine as on the top 10 unique Wedding Venues in America, you will be surrounded by mother nature's beauty as you say your "I do's." Bridal Cave is a constant 60 degrees, so no ma…

Have an Adventure at Bridal Cave Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s a big holiday weekend - Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial kickoff to summer. We are excited to be open and giving tours of our Lake of the Ozarks Cave after being closed for an extended period of time with the recent health concerns. When you visit the park, you can rest assured that we are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. Head over to to see what we are doing! Read on to find out what exciting things are in store at our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks and in the Lake Area.

Start Your Weekend With an Adventure at Bridal Cave! Start your holiday vacation out with America's most scenic cave tourBridal Cave is always a pleasant 60° inside, and the natural beauty that has formed over the years will simply take your breath away. Our knowledgeable tour guides will tell you all about the cave, both present-time and in its intriguing past. It's not only fun, but it's also educational!
Enjoy O…

📢 Bridal Cave is Open! ❤️ COVID-19 Guidelines

We can’t begin to tell you how exited our staff and our company is to be opening up for the season! We are ready to kick off a fantastic summer season here at the Lake of the Ozarks and cannot wait to see more visitors in the park again. The reopening of our natural attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks does come with a few guidelines to ensure both the safety of guests and staff at Bridal Cave. Read on to find out how we are taking action to exceed the guidelines of the CDC.

A  Few Words From Our General Manager, Steve Thompson “Hi, this is Steve Thompson from Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park. I cannot tell you how happy my staff and I are to announce the reopening of the lake's premiere natural attraction! From cave tour to nature trails and rock shops to weddings - the park is open for business. We just wanted you to rest assured we are meeting and exceeding all the CDC guidelines for the safety of our guests. When you are ready to get back to nature, we'll be ready to …

Bridal Cave is Honored to be on the Cover of the 2020 Official Missouri Travel Guide

Now that Spring is on the horizon we are gearing up and getting excited about travel season kicking off. If you're looking for fun things to do in Missouri, The Missouri Travel Guide has a plethora of information for everything you need to know about traveling in Missouri. This year, our Lake of the Ozarks attraction is honored to be selected as the cover photo for the 2020 Official Missouri Travel Guide! Read on to learn more about the Missouri Travel Guide and read the official press release!


Steve Thompson General Manager of Bridal Cave states “We were pleasantly surprised to hear the announcement that Bridal Cave was selected to not only be on the front, but also the back, of the first ever wrap around cover for the statewide travel guide. In addition, to the best of our knowledge, no other Missouri Cave has been featured on the cover of this publication.”

For years, Missouri has been unofficially nicknamed as “The Cave State” with ove…

Spring is Officially Here at Thunder Mountain Park

It may be a few more weeks until spring actually gets here but spring has sprung here at Thunder Mountain Park! The weather is warming up and we opened up our sluice for the season! Bridal Cave has offered visitors the chance to pan for gemstones from bags of sand (plus a lot more) into our sluice for many years! The beautiful gemstone treasures that are found make excellent trip souvenirs.

What is a sluice? Just in case you aren't familiar with what we are talking about, here is an explanation. A sluice is a water channel that is controlled at the head by a gate. When the gate is lifted, water flows from a tower through the sluice. Guests are invited to dump a sluice bag full of sand (and more) into the channel of clear, pristine water and pan for the gemstones which are hidden within the sand.
Sluice Bags  Guests can enjoy finding unique gemstones to take home from panning in our sluice. We offer a variety of bags to choose from with different price points and treasures th…

Calling All Teachers - Bridal Cave Makes a Fun and Educational Field Trip!

Our outdoor attraction at the Lake of the Ozarks is the top destination for field trips at the Lake of the Ozarks. Thousands of school children visit our cave in the spring for both a fun and educational adventure. Missouri is known as the “Cave State” and if you’ve incorporated geology into your science lessons, a trip through Bridal Cave is the perfect hands-on learning opportunity. Read on to learn more about taking a field trip to Bridal Cave!

A Trip Through Bridal Cave  A trip through Bridal Cave is a field trip they will never forget! We have many groups that just tour Bridal Cave, but our most popular field trip is our Discovery Tour which includes a tour through Bridal Cave, a trip through another natural cave on property, and outdoor classrooms. Read on to get the full details for our Discovery Tour!

The Discovery Tour… An Adventure in LearningA Two Hour Educational Program
Part One – Outdoor Classrooms Your program will begin with a one-half-mile walk through the Northern s…

New Rocks and Minerals at Bridal Cave!!

This is one of our favorite times of year because we get new merchandise for our rock shop! We have the largest rock and mineral shop at the Lake of the Ozarks and we love it when new shipments come in. We've been unboxing a lot of new rocks, minerals, and gemstone here at Thunder Mountain Park and we're so excited about it that we couldn't wait to share them with you! Read on to find out what new things we're bringing to the Rock Shop!

Amethyst A semiprecious stone that can credit its beautiful color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements. Its name's origin might surprise you- it comes from the Ancient Greek: a ("not) and methystos ("intoxicated") Greeks used to make drinking vessels adorned with this stone believing that it would keep them from becoming intoxicated. Amethyst is also believed to bring about: serenity, peace, courage, happiness, pain relief, enhanced psychic abilities, and much more. The Amethyst Ch…

Generous Vow Renewal Couples Donate Food Items to Hope House!

This past weekend we held our Annual Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremonies inside Bridal Cave and we had a fabulous turnout! It was a wonderful day filled with happy couples and wedding bells! Our hard work paid off, and thanks to our generous couples, we were able to donate an entire truckload of food donations to the Hope House! Read on to find out how many couples renewed their vows inside our unique wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks, and learn more about the Hope House of Miller County!

Our Free Vow Renewal Ceremonies is our favorite annual event we host! We love interacting with couples and the smile on their face after their ceremony makes it worth all of the hard work our staff puts into the event. Check out a few fun facts from the couples who renewed their vows with us!

Longest Married: 59 Years
Shortest Married: 1 Year
Farthest Away: Seattle Washington
Total Renewals: 172 Couples

(By Summer, we will have over 4,000 couples get married inside Bridal Cave!)

Food Donations to Hope H…

FREE Vow Renewals THIS WEEKEND at Bridal Cave! 💐🔔👰🤵

Our favorite annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks is almost here - Bridal Cave's Wedding Vow Renewals! We look forward to this event every year and our staff has been working hard to prepare for this event. This Sunday, February 9th, 2020 will be hosting FREE vow renewals inside Bridal Cave. Read on to find out all of the details for this spectacular and romantic event.  

Join Our Tradition As we said, this is an annual event that we are always excited to put on. We have new couples join us every year, but we also have many husbands and wives that make it a tradition to join us year after year. What better way to start the week of Valentine's Day than with a reminder of the loving promises you made to each other on your wedding day. Knowing that this happens annually, it's even something to can both look forward to doing together every year. How It Works  We make surprising your spouse with exciting Valentine's Day plans easy! To attend our wedding vow renewals, a…

Free Vow Renewals AND Free Gifts from Lake Area Business!

We are gearing up for our favorite annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks - Bridal Cave Wedding Vow Renewals! Each year on Sunday before Valentine's Day we host free vow renewal ceremonies for any married couple. Over 3,500 couples have exchanged vows at Bridal Cave, and we look forward to increasing this number on February 9th, 2020. Not only will you get to renew your vows, but you will also receive FREE gifts from other Lake Area businesses! Read on to learn about our annual vow renewal ceremonies and the other gifts you will receive for participating!

On Sunday, February 9th, 2020 from 9 am - 4 pm, we will have a wedding officiant at the cave to assist our couples in renewing their marriage vows in lieu of the most romantic day of the year. There is no charge to participate in this event. Along with this momentous and special opportunity, each couple will receive the following items.
Flowers for the bride from Janine’s FlowersDigital wedding portrait from Lindsey Webster Phot…

A HUGE Thank You to Our Vow Renewal Sponsors!

Our annual wedding vow renewal ceremony is quickly approaching! This year, our free vow renewals will take place on February 9th, 2020 from 9am to 4pm. We look forward to this event every year and our sponsors help us make this event possible! This year, we have several sponsors that have helped make this free event possible year after year as well as a few new ones! Read on to learn more about this fun event and our sponsors!

Vow Renewal Details  Celebrate Valentine's Day a couple of days early with your spouse by renewing your wedding vows inside our beautiful, stalactite adorned, underground wedding chapel. We will have an officiant on hand to take care of the words, and all you have to bring is the love (and your spouse, of course!) No reservations are needed to renew your wedding vows. Simply show up and we will get you in with the next ceremony.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Janine's Flowers  Janine's Flowers is located in Camdenton, Mo and they have been a BIG part of o…