There are so many gorgeous, memorable Dallas/Fort Worth wedding venues that set the ideal backdrop for incredible Dallas weddings. Historic locations, converted warehouses, stunning ballrooms, sleek art galleries, airy outdoor spaces — the DFW area truly has it all.
As experienced Dallas wedding planners, it was hard to narrow down our list of the best wedding venues in the DFW area. We promise the venues featured here have everything we know you’ll need for an unforgettable day.
From exceptional, attentive staff to unique ambiance, stunning outdoor areas, and delicious food, the hardest thing about saying “Yes” to any of these top wedding venues in Dallas-Fort Worth is that you can only book one.
The Best Dallas Wedding Venues at a Glance
Hotel Wedding Venues
Industrial Wedding Venues
Downtown Dallas Wedding Venues
1) Brake & Clutch Warehouse
Brake & Clutch is one of those diamonds-in-the-rough Dallas wedding venues. Located two miles from Downtown Dallas, it started off in the 1930s as an industrial warehouse before closing up shop in the ’80s. When the venue re-opened in 2017, it started a second life — this time as an incredible event space with a chic, rustic, and sort of “hip” vibe.
Warm, open, and spacious, Brake & Clutch’s wedding venue offers two spacious event rooms, which we can custom-design together. It also means you can plan your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one venue. The outdoor patio area is stunning and, for couples who enjoy rustic touches in modern spaces, Brake & Clutch offers details like round tables, farm tables, cross back chairs, wine barrels, and satellite bars.
One of the things we love about Brake & Clutch’s signature event space is that it’s entirely family-owned. You’ll find an incomparable pride and attention to detail exemplified by the owners and staff. The staff at Brake & Clutch are singular in their commitment to making every couple’s wedding day a moment in time that they’ll treasure forever.
See more of Chenin & Ross’s wedding at Brake & Clutch, planned and designed by our team.
2) Rosewood Mansion On Turtle Creek
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek is one of those iconic Dallas wedding venues — Dallas natives grow up dreaming about hosting their wedding here.
The “Mansion,” as it’s called, is a boutique style hotel with elegant, even opulent details. It features numerous spaces from small to large, so it can be a great pick as an elegant small wedding venue for intimate weddings (don’t miss this fabulous luncheon wedding at Rosewood Mansion planned by the Partridge & Pear team).
The warm, golden peach exteriors, with Spanish colonial-inspired roofs and turrets, exude that sense of Southern charm and European splendor and definitely make a stunning backdrop for wedding photos and receptions.
Couples love this venue for classic, historic spaces like the Promenade and the Pavilion Ballroom. The Promenade is particularly beautiful, with brilliant Palladian windows and chic chandeliers.
As a Dallas wedding venue, the Rosewood Mansion’s palatial private estate and grounds are meant for couples who want to make the most of the immaculate lawn or indoor Promenade for the ceremony, the penthouse for lavish stays, and the European-style ballroom for a decadent reception up to 130 guests.
For larger weddings, consider a unique outdoor tented reception on the lawn. We would love to help you plan and design it!
Don’t miss our in-depth ultimate guide to this venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Wedding Venue
3) Hickory Street Annex
Hickory Street Annex is a Dallas wedding venue located in Deep Ellum, a trendy neighborhood full of eclectic and quirky restaurants, bars, and shops.
Like the Brake & Clutch Warehouse, Hickory Street Annex is also situated pretty close to the heart of Dallas’s downtown and it offers couples an industrial vibe and design — almost an entire block long, the warehouse that is today the Hickory Street Annex venue features lots of sturdy, rugged brick walls, coupled with exposed steel trusses, wood ceilings, and gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows.
This loft-like Dallas wedding venue can accommodate 200 guests for weddings and receptions and 250 for cocktail parties. Booking your wedding and/or your reception at Hickory Street Annex smooths the rest of your wedding planning experience.
For example, Hickory Street provides couples with a list of approved caterers and a multitude of serving styles, including buffets, stations, plated, or family-style service. For couples who want more flexibility in budget, Hickory Street Annex is one of the venues that will allow you to bring in your own alcohol, served up by their own bartenders.
See more of Laurie & Steve’s romantic wedding at Hickory Street Annex, planned and designed by our team.
4) Nasher Sculpture Center
Imagine committing your vows surrounded by modern sculptures and artwork created by the 20th century’s most well-known creators — Picasso, Serra, Moore, and more. Because the Nasher Sculpture Center venue is an art gallery, you have a variety of options available to you for your wedding day.
Let’s start off with Nasher Hall. The interiors are spacious and completely immersed with art pieces — your decorations will square off next to these historic works, making your special day even more iconic when you’ll walk down memory lane years later. For a standing reception, Nasher Hall can fit up to 225 people.
Then there’s the Garden, Terrace, and Cafe space, which you can settle on for a five-hour event after 6:30 p.m. The gorgeous Nasher Garden is incredible — besides the well-planned, larger-than-life sculptures that dominate the grounds, the gardens are thriving with lush, romantic willows, elegant hedges, and a stunning waterway complete with fountains.
You can also rent the whole center, which includes the indoor galleries. For many couples, the chance to host their wedding within the outdoor grounds, complete with sweet garden seating, meets all their needs. But having access to the indoor galleries can give your wedding a sense of transition and flow as your guests move from one site to another.
Don’t miss our in-depth ultimate guide to this venue: Nasher Sculpture Center Wedding Venue
5) Arlington Hall
Arlington Hall is a sprawling and expansive Dallas wedding venue.
Couples with a large guest list will be able to take advantage of nearly 20 acres of landscaped park, which includes the main building, the Formal Garden, two terraces, the Allman Pavilion, and the Portico. That means you can accommodate over 500 guests for your wedding.
That doesn’t mean you need to take advantage of every square foot of space, though, because Arlington Hall can still be a great venue for an intimate affair. For example, the fountain area and outdoor spaces, with its gentle rolling hills, is the perfect location for an evening cocktail hour. And the staff remains dedicated to meeting your guests’ needs and bringing your wedding day vision to life.
6) The Thompson Hotel
The Thompson Hotel’s main draw is Dallas’s National Ballroom, which is a sprawling 14,000 square feet that can accommodate up to 700 people. This is one of the most iconic Dallas hotel wedding venues you can book.
With 20-foot ceilings and panoramic views of the city, the Thompson Dallas is a fantastic location for couples who want a more traditional venue with incredible natural light and neutral decor.
One of the greatest advantages to booking your wedding at The Thompson Dallas is the accessibility of being situated at one of the best downtown Dallas wedding venues. With 219 rooms and 52 suites, your guests will be able to enjoy your reception late into the night while having the option of heading upstairs to their suite at any time. They’ll also enjoy the other amenities offered by the hotel, including the spa, fitness center, and pool.
7) The Adolphus Hotel
Stately and elegant, the Adolphus Hotel has a very specific and luxurious atmosphere. Deep-brown wood walls and warm fireplaces come together with modern stone counters, waffled ceilings, and decadent gold finishes. The whole ambiance puts you right in the mind of a Beaux-Arts European castle — which is exactly what the original designers intended.
Couples can choose between five opulent ballrooms, including The Governor’s Ballroom, the Grand, the Century, the Sam Rayburn, and the John Rayburn Ballroom. Each of these options has unique architectural features like ivory-paneled walls, arched ceilings, and old-world brass and opaque glass globe lights.
As you can imagine, the Adolphus is a popular venue for weddings — but it’s particularly well-suited for couples who have a preference for a more traditional look. If you’re going for an “English manor-”themed wedding, for example, the Adolphus is the right space and can accommodate up to 400 guests.
8) Dallas Museum of Art
Yet another creative venue option for your wedding is the Dallas Museum of Art. Quite fittingly, this location is nestled in the downtown Dallas Arts District, which makes the perfect backdrop for the most stunning evening reception shots.
There are multiple options to choose from when you’re looking at the various spaces at the DMA. There are both indoor and outdoor areas, and you can reserve a combination of these or just a single area.
Sculpture Garden, for example, features lush lawns, fountains, garden details, tranquil pools, pavilions, and striking works of art. It would be the most picturesque place for the ceremony. The Harmon Atrium is another notable option that leads to the Eagle Family Plaza, seating up to 300 and offering enough space for a reception of 600.
9) Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens
When you think about “fairytale” weddings, the scene might include tall, overhanging birch trees, romantic market lights, gorgeous, landscaped hedges, a tranquil reflection pond, and your friends and family gathered around garden-style seating and round tables with soft, cream linens.
Well, you’ve just described Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens. As a part of the Harwood Hospitality Group of venues, Marie Gabrielle is a special jewel in the heart of Dallas. It’s perfect for evening cocktails, ceremonies, and receptions, spread across 1.5 acres of garden.
There’s also a very unique, maze-like garden design that your guests will absolutely love touring and getting to know, and the staff’s attention to detail during your event will leave you feeling like royalty.
10) Room On Main
One hundred and eight years old — that’s how long the historical ballroom at the Room On Main has been around.
Newly renovated and restored, this sophisticated and elegant yet welcoming and friendly wedding venue in Dallas-Fort Worth features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, 30-foot-high ceilings, customizable decor features, and staff and management that go above and beyond for your special day.
The venue also includes a Bridal Parlor for touch-ups before and after the ceremony and reception, as well as a dedicated Men’s Lounge for the groom’s party.
Besides the fine architectural details, the most notable thing about the Room On Main is that it is an event space entirely geared to serving celebrations. From custom catering menus to decadent options like dance floor monograms, crystal tower rentals, cake wash and pin spots, and well-placed uplighting, the staff behind the Room On Main work with couples to ensure their wedding day also happens to be the most magical one.
11) The Mason Dallas
So far, we’ve seen gardens, galleries, hotels, and ballrooms — but we couldn’t resist adding in a generous dollop of Texas charm with a lodge setting. When it comes to notable wedding venues in Dallas-Fort Worth, that location is The Mason.
Unique and striking, The Mason Dallas features a Grand Hall replete with gorgeous blush drapes, opulent chandeliers, airy mirrors, gold frames, and a stunning fireplace. Specialty areas like the Drawing Room give guests a place to mingle, while the moody and chic Parlor gives wedding parties a place to convene and prepare for the ceremony. The 10,000-square-foot venue can comfortably accommodate 200 people for a dining reception and 400 guests for cocktail hours.
What we love about The Mason is that, despite its old-world grandeur and luxury, it’s still quite an intimate and even “eclectic” venue. Each room that makes up the layout is entirely unique, built with a personal touch and characteristic that mirrors the experience of getting married at a family estate. Yet, at a moment’s notice, the staff will easily and effortlessly prepare the room for a band, your first dance, and dinner.
12) The Laurel (Grapevine, TX)
Let’s leave downtown Dallas and head 25 minutes northwest to a wedding venue that’s both breathtaking in landscape and scope. Situated on a 6-acre property running alongside Cottonwood Creek, The Laurel is a truly unforgettable Texan jewel. This venue, designed as an estate but with the features of a modern farmhouse, sits on “Enchanted Way” — need we say more?
This “all-in-one” ceremony and reception venue is an absolute dream. For starters, you have access to the indoor Chapel, which can hold 275 guests for your ceremony.
You’ll also have access to The Great Hall, which, with its arched, vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams, stone detailing, decadent chandeliers, and gorgeous springs of laurel woven throughout, is the ideal place for a reception.
With over 4,500 square feet, there’s enough room for 325 seated guests and 350 standing guests. The venue also includes a gorgeous 30-foot-tall Austin stone indoor-outdoor fireplace on the outdoor patio and, true to form, a space for band set-up and a prep kitchen for your caterers.
After planning several weddings at the Laurel, we think it’s a great destination wedding venue that’s not too far from the DFW area.
Choosing Your Dallas Wedding Venue
There are so many gorgeous Dallas-Fort Worth wedding venues to choose from. Remember that each of these locations has its own ambiance and vibe.
Don’t only rely on photos — There is nothing more valuable than a local wedding planner who has literally “been there before” guiding you to the right wedding venue for you.
Hire the team at Partridge & Pear Weddings for our Planning service to help you select the venue that matches your vision, budget, and expectations.