The Dallas Arboretum is the gold standard for beautiful outdoor Dallas wedding venues in DFW. There are several options for ceremony or reception location. Each is full of unique character and charm. The Dallas Arboretum is also perfect for those wanting a semi blank slate. Couples can make the spaces their own, while still having lots of existing structures to play off of. Obviously, the gardens here are stunning. You can also take advantage of seasonal exhibit art that’s on display during your wedding.
There are several different venues within the Dallas Arboretum grounds. My two favorite, the Alex Camp House and the DeGolyer Estate, both have amazing views of White Rock Lake. These venue’s also come with the added benefit of having some amenities. Things like tables, chairs, event manager, and security. Pricing does vary based on time of year.
Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park is an elegant Southern venue. It has been expanded and updated but retains many of its historic elements and charm. Arlington Hall looks like a grand antebellum home. It’s perched on a hill surrounded by a lush park and overlooking Turtle Creek. Though only minutes from downtown Dallas, it feels like a world away.
In many ways Arlington Hall feels like it’s made for traditional southern weddings. However, it also has the ability to be a stunning backdrop for stylish modern events. This versatility makes Arlington Hall stand out among similar area options. There are so many ways to make the venue your own. From an intimate affair with close family, to a huge party of hundreds, Arlington Hall has you covered.
Arlington Hall is full of character. Built the 1930s, the hall was later expanded to host larger events. The building looks like a stately southern mansion, but its layout is versatile. It allows couples the flexibility to make it their own. Many historic details have been kept or restored. Original hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors, and sconces, all remain. There is a classic elegance about Arlington Hall that is undeniable. A popular option is to take things outside, kind of. Extending the porch with a clear tent takes the party up a notch without sacrificing comfort. It also provides a blank slate to design your own celebration.
This twenty acre park allows plenty of room for creativity. A formal Garden, two terraces, a elegant portico, and the Pavilion cover the Park. The pavilion is the probably the most popular ceremony spot. It’s set up perfectly for weddings, center aisle and all. Still, any of these areas make great ceremony locations with lots of room to customize.
Being in Texas, the air-conditioned Hall or add on tent are usually the places for receptions. However, if the couple’s brave, and gets nice weather, an outdoor reception is possible. Turtle Creek Park is full of options for any taste. Of course, the parks look changes with the seasons, but it’s always a beautiful setting for any wedding.
The Adolphus Hotel is a downtown Dallas gem. Built in 1911, the Beaux-arts style building exudes classic elegance. It has a long history of hosting important events and famous guests. Presidents, celebrities, and even the Queen of England have stayed here.
The 22 floor building is filled with gorgeous places for photos. The 19th floor ballroom is one of the best spaces for a wedding in Dallas. The room features floor to ceiling windows that let natural light in. The ivory walls and brass fixtures combine for a fresh, stylish feel.
There is also a rumor that the 19th floor is haunted. In the 1930s, a bride hung herself after being left at the altar here. This could be intriguing or disconcerting, depending on your tastes. Either way, it’s a stunning place for a wedding ceremony or small reception!
The downstairs ballrooms are not quite as unique, but definitely a solid option for larger receptions. The bar and lounge areas are full of character and charm. The French Room Bar is very dark and stately, perfect for a noir style images. The Adolphus has everything you will need on your wedding day, no need to leave the premises. There is even a beautiful barber shop off the lobby that makes for a great photo op.
The White Sparrow Barn venue is still newish and already known around the world. It is one of the best venues for gorgeous bright photographs. The barn’s surrounded with lots of beautiful fields and oak trees. You have the option to have your ceremony outside or open the barn doors for best of both worlds.
The inside of the the White Sparrow Barn is 45ft tall and built with natural wood floors and walls. It holds two hundred to two hundred and fifty guests. A beautiful stairway leads to the bride’s and groom’s suites, complete with full baths. It is far out of the city. You might need to consider transportation and lodging for you guests.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is another great downtown Dallas wedding venue. The Center has so much to offer couples. Though it’s located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, this place is all about the green space. It’s home to one of the most beautiful urban gardens you’ll ever see.
Weather permitting, couples can spend the entire wedding in this idyllic outdoor setting. If you’re so inclined, the minimal, modern indoor option is fantastic as well. Of course, you will be celebrating among true masterpieces of sculpture. Pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Calder, and Rodin all call The Nasher home. All this amazing art lives seamlessly among the most beautiful plants and greenery. It’s the perfect place for a unique, stylish celebration.
The Dallas Museum of Art’s Sculpture Garden is one of my absolute favorite locations. It’s a perfect mix of urban and natural elements. The garden is ideal for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and seated receptions. It’s home to elegant sculptures set among a mix of trees, concrete, and water features. The entire gardens enclosed. You can just see the surrounding skyscrapers peaking over the top. It gives visitors the feel of an urban oasis.
The best Dallas – Fort Worth wedding venues are all places that let you make your own mark. Personalizing your wedding day is so important and something I put a lot of emphasis on in my own work. I take the time to get to know what makes you unique as a couple. That way, I can tell your story in the most authentic way possible. Wedding day cliche’s and trends come and go. By making your wedding personal and distinct, you will have a story that is timeless and full of life.
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