Dallas Wedding Venues | A Comprehensive Guide


Dallas wedding venues come in all styles, sizes, and prices to choose from. Not only that, but your guests can surely find fun things to do before and after the wedding in a city like Dallas. Additionally, Dallas is home to two major airports, making it easily accessible for out-of-town guests. I often have clients tell me that Dallas’s centrality is the reason they chose the city to host their wedding. Being one of the largest cities in Texas, the Dallas wedding venue selection is large and diverse. Dallas has a venue to match every couple’s dream and every couple’s budget. As can be seen in the selection that ranges all the way from glamorous ballrooms to rustic outdoor hideaways.


While choosing a venue can be overwhelming at first, the good news is this: you are not alone! As an experienced wedding photographer, I’ve taken it upon myself to break down a few of my favorite local venues at length. My goal with this guide is simple: to make your hunt for the perfect Dallas venue as smooth, stress-free, and downright joyful as possible. All in all, I hope this guide helps you feel confident and empowered as you embark on this exciting adventure. With this intention I’ve poured my heart into providing you with detailed insights into each Dallas wedding venue’s unique charm, amenities, and pricing.

So, whether you’re a Dallas local or planning a destination wedding in the Lone Star State, consider this guide your ultimate sidekick as you dive into the world of Dallas wedding venues. Let’s turn your wedding dreams into reality – one venue at a time.

Are you open to widening your search to nearby Fort Worth wedding venues? Consider checking out my other guide to Fort Worth wedding venues if you are able to get married in any area of the DFW metroplex.

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My Favorite Dallas Wedding Venues by Category:

  • Best Dallas Garden Wedding Venue: Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Garden
  • Best Dallas Mansion Wedding Venue: Rosewood Mansion
  • Largest Wedding Venue in Dallas: Knotting Hill
  • Most Scenic of Dallas Wedding Venues: 400 N Ervay
  • Best Dallas Museum Wedding Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center
  • Most Unique of Dallas Wedding Venues: Meyerson Symphony Center
  • Best of Downtown Dallas Wedding Venues: The Room on Main


These are business that operate as a public cultural space most days, but double as Dallas wedding venues as well. As a wedding photographer, these are some of my favorite venues because they really provide an environment with meaning and context, as opposed to a blank-slate style venue.

Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center is for the couple who has an appreciation for the arts. Many of my art aficionado couples choose to get married in a museum because museum-going is significant to them as a couple. The Nasher itself makes a great wedding venue because of its rotating sculpture garden and tranquil water feature. The water features at the back of the garden are most often used for outdoor wedding ceremonies. The sculpture garden also has a lot of trees that offer shade from that infamous Texas heat! Location wise, the Nasher Sculpture Center is in downtown Dallas. Often, Nasher couples will get ready at a nearby hotel in downtown Dallas.

P.S. I put this one first because I asked Chat GPT “what is the best wedding venue in Dallas?” And we BOTH agreed it was the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Nasher Sculpture Center starting cost: $2500

Email: events@nashersculpturecenter.org
Address: 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214) 242-5100


Dallas Museum of Art

If photography and aesthetics are a wedding priority for you, a Dallas Museum of Art wedding meets that mark. With various stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, there are so many spaces here great for photography. It is also conveniently located in downtown Dallas – another great spot for photo locations if you want some variety. Many of my clients who get married at downtown Dallas venues love to venture out into the city for some street photography on their wedding day.

Dallas Museum of Art starting cost: $2500

Email address: tbolton@dma.org
Address: 1717 N. Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 922-1200


Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is gorgeously manicured and well-kept all year round, but the appearance does vary throughout the year thanks to Mother Nature! You’ll want to take this in consideration when looking at the Dallas Arboretum as a wedding venue. Firstly, in the spring and summer, the gardens are luscious and bursting with blooms. During the fall, the leaves change color and the weather cools off. Finally, in the winter, the arboretum is decked out in holiday decor for those who might love a festive wedding!

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Dallas Arboretum Starting Cost: $6000

Email: weddings@dallasarboretum.org
Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Phone: (214) 515-6615


Meyerson Symphony Center

Did you know you can get married at the Meyerson? The Meyerson Symphony Center is traditionally a music venue, but they do rent out the space for weddings and events! This is a great space for a couple who loves a contemporary aesthetic. After all, the modern architecture featured in many of the photos is the big draw for this space. Commonly hosting performances with large numbers of attendees, the Meyerson Symphony Center could be a good space for a couple who is expecting a larger guest count.

Meyerson Symphony Center Starting Cost: $1500

Email Address: info@knottinghillplace.com
Address: 2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 849-4376


Marie Gabrielle Restaurant

A garden party never goes out of style. Romantic and whimsical, a Bridgerton style wedding is an easy achievement here. The garden is always perfectly manicured and, as a result, makes a romantic backdrop for wedding photos. Since Marie Gabrielle is primarily a restaurant, your wedding cuisine will be no concern at this gourmet establishment. My favorite part of day at Marie Gabrielle is when the sun begins to set and the twinkle lights come on. For this period of time, it feels especially dream-like! While the garden is the primary attraction, the restaurant also offers beautiful interiors.

Marie Gabrielle Starting Cost: $18,000

Email: hello@marie-gabrielle.com
Address: 2728 N. Harwood St., Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214) 965-1412



These are hotel wedding venues in Dallas. The benefit having a wedding at a hotel is the onsite lodging, of course. If you are looking to make your wedding day as seamless as possible, waking up at your wedding venue and cutting out transportation is a great way to do just that. Often, couples will rent out a hotel room to get ready in so that there is room for all of the bridal party and lots of gorgeous light. Most hotels have great natural light – a wedding photographer’s dream!

Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek

Originally built as a residential mansion, Rosewood Mansion at Turtle Creek subsequently became one of the most renowned and luxurious hotels in Dallas. I especially love the European style outdoor ceremony space, situated on the mansion lawn near the pool. The peach stucco walls featured here are unique to the Rosewood Mansion and won’t be found at any other venue in Dallas. While the lawn can be tented, the hotel also offers several other indoor event spaces. From check in to the poolside staff to the valet service, you and your wedding guests will feel like royalty at Rosewood Mansion.

The Rosewood Mansion Wedding Starting Cost: $5,000

Email: themansion@rosewoodhotels.com
Address: 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 559-2100


The Adolphus

If you appreciate a building rich in history, the Adolphus may be your wedding venue. They just don’t make buildings like the Adolphus anymore. My favorite spaces are the tea room and the 19th floor ballroom. Both of these rooms are bright and offer tons of natural light. Comparatively, some of the common areas in the hotel are a bit more dimly lit with a vintage, eclectic aesthetic. The Adolphus could be a great compromise if you want the best of both worlds – both bright/airy as well as dark/moody spaces for your wedding day.

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Adolphus Wedding Starting Cost: $20,000

Email Address: salesleads@adolphus.com
Address: 1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 742-8200


Hotel Crescent Court

Hotel Crescent Court is often used as a place for your bridal party to get ready the morning of the wedding! However, they also host weddings and events as well. Many photographers love to do wedding portraits here because of the gorgeous exteriors and exceptional service.

Hotel Crescent Court Starting Cost: $3500

Email Address: sales@crescentcourt.com
Address: 400 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 871-3200


The Joule

Dallas rooftop weddings are not impossible, but they are rare. There aren’t many venues that offer views like this one. The Joule is a luxurious downtown Dallas wedding venue for the contemporary couple who is looking for a modern wedding aesthetic. The rooftop terrace and pool offer an unforgettable skyline backdrop for both ceremonies and portraits. The Joule is a boutique hotel, meaning it offers an especially customizable and personalized experience. The customer service at The Joule is outstanding!


The Joule Starting Cost: $7,300

Email Address: info@knottinghillplace.com
Address: 1530 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 748-1300


The Thompson Dallas Hotel

The Thompson is another Dallas hotel with a rooftop suitable for a stunning ceremony with cityscape views! Another downtown Dallas wedding venue, the location is ideal for its proximity to so many great hotels and things to do in Dallas.

Thompson Dallas Wedding Venue Starting Cost: $5000

Email Address: elissa.kincade@thompsonhotels.com
Address: 205 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (469) 726-4107


Virgin Hotels Dallas

Virgin Hotels Starting Cost: $15,000

Email Address: sales.dallas@virginhotels.com
Address: 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (469) 359-7700



Brighton Abbey

Brighton Abbey is a European inspired wedding venue right in Dallas. With both indoor and outdoor options, you can rest assured you’ll have no concerns when it comes to weather concerns on your wedding day. The lawn in the back is wonderful for a ceremony or a cocktail hour around sunset. I also love the steps out front for newlywed portraits!

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Brighton Abbey Starting Cost: $2500

Email Address: events@brightonabbey.com
Address: 1720 Dr Sanders Rd, Aubrey, TX 76227
Phone: (469) 444-7848


The Olana

Interestingly, when I tell other wedding vendors that I’m a Dallas wedding photographer, they always ask me about this famous wedding mansion, The Olana! Now one of the country’s most famous venues, this mansion was formerly used as a home – a luxurious one at that. It features several bedrooms, a pool house, a movie theatre, a bowling alley, and so much more. In the event that you choose to utilize the bridal suite, you’ll enjoy my favorite room – the Chanel themed room located within the larger bridal suite. With spectacular interiors, this is one mansion you really have to see for yourself! Additionally, the event staff here are also total pros, and they run this mansion like a well-oiled machine!

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The Olana Wedding Starting Cost: $20,000

Email: hickorycreek@waltersweddingestates.com
Address: 1851 Turbeville Rd, Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Phone: (972) 317-7464


The Mason

Previously used as a masonic lodge, The Mason is now one of the most regal wedding venues in Dallas. The Mason is definitely a unique, one of a kind wedding venue. Furthermore, I love that the Mason has capitalized on its already unique building bones by incorporating beautifully styled antique, eclectic furniture that still seems so classic and timeless! Personally, my favorite features are the chandeliers in the upstairs ballroom. The Mason can accommodate up to 400 people with standing room and 200 for a seated dinner.

The Mason Dallas Wedding Starting Cost: $7000

Email: info@themasondallas.com
Address: 115 S Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203
Phone: (214) 730-0005


Arlington Hall

This historic building is nestled right along a park, great for wedding portraits. Although, the steps and porch of Arlington Hall are regal enough for photos that the park may not be necessary. Offering several different indoor, outdoor, as well as tented options, Arlington Hall is versatile for many visions. My favorite aspect are the floor to ceiling windows. This Dallas wedding venue is also one of the largest in the area, accommodating up to 500 guests.

Arlington Hall Starting Cost: $20,000

Email: arlingtonhall@ciemail.com
Address: 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 520-8611


The French Farmhouse

The French Farmhouse is the perfect mix of southern style and French elegance. With all the charm of a country wedding, this modern farmhouse isn’t your typical farmhouse wedding. The farmhouse itself is famous for its picturesque facade commonly featured in the background of wedding day photos. Most recently, the venue has added a stunning chapel to the property that I love. The chapel features a balcony where I’m able to get a unique overhead shot of the ceremony! Additionally, newlyweds are able to have a fun moment ringing the chapel bells upon exiting the ceremony.

The French Farmhouse Starting Cost: $4000

Email Address: info@thefrenchfarmhousevenue.com
Address: 1415 Co Rd 215, Collinsville, TX 76233
Phone: (940) 765-3303


The Hillside Estate

This venue brings French charm right to Texas. Elegant, stately, and luxurious, The Hillside Estate boasts a chapel with natural lights, a romantic courtyard, a lawn with stunning Texas hillside views, and so much more. Priding themselves on a white glove experience, you’ll feel nothing short of royalty on your wedding at The Hillside Estate.

The Hillside Estate Starting Cost: $7250

Email Address: hello@thehillsideestatedfw.com
Address: 901 Moseley Rd, Cross Roads, TX 76227
Phone: (214) 623-5733


Hall of Lights

There are venues on this list that have modern aspects, but Hall of Lights is by far the most modern in design. It is one of Dallas’s newest wedding venues. Hence the name, the main reception hall features light fixtures resembling stars, blending seamlessly into the sky via the floor to ceiling windows.

Hall of Lights Starting Cost: $7250

Email: chelsea@bluefirecatering.com
Address: 4421 Charles St, Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: (214) 699-5081


The Emerson

If you are looking for a truly blank space, The Emerson is a blank canvas ready to be . This chapel is beautiful with bright flowers that pop in the minimalist space or all white flowers that continue the Emerson’s bold monochromatic appearance.

The Emerson Venue Starting Cost: $5000

Email: hey@emersonvenue.com
Address: 3950 FM987, Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: (214) 810-3309


The Grand Ivory

The Grand Ivory is known for its all white open air chapel in Dallas. Situated atop gorgeous country views, this is an idyllic ceremony spot.

The Grand Ivory Starting Cost: $4500

Email Address: info@thegrandivory.com
Address: 19611 FM981, Leonard, TX 75452
Phone: (214) 399-5129


D’Vine Grace Vineyard

D’Vine Grace Vineyard Starting Cost: $11,250

Email Address: team@dvinegrace.com
Address: 3747 Grace Rnch Trl, McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: (469) 551-4432


The Springs Venue (Rockwall)

The Springs (Rockwall) Starting Cost: $2300

Email: rockwall@thespringsevents.com
Address: 10227 Co Rd 2426, Terrell, TX 75160
Phone: (972) 210-9250


The Room on Main

This downtown Dallas wedding venue features hardwood floors and abundant natural light that floods in through the floor to ceiling windows that surround the entire room. This grand ballroom is located on the top floor of the building on Main Street. In other words, it offers a great view of the city. Conveniently, it is walking distance from several local hotels such as The Statler and The Joule that make for great getting ready locations and wedding guest accommodations.

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The Room on Main Starting Cost: $3500

Email Address: info@theroomonmain.com
Address: 2030 Main Street, 6th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 742-1526


Union Station

Union Station Starting Cost: $2000

Email: dallasevents@wolfgangpuck.com
Address: 400 South Houston, Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: (214) 974-9598


Dallas Hall of State

Dallas Hall of State Starting Cost: $5750

Email: sonja@dallashistory.org
Address: 3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210
Phone: (214) 421-4500


Venue at 400 North Ervay

The Venue at 400 North Ervay is my favorite rooftop wedding venue in Dallas! This downtown Dallas wedding venue offers unbeatable views and historic charm. The venue was built in 1930 as the US Post Office & Courthouse. If you are looking for an outdoor ceremony that doesn’t feel “outdoorsy,” this urban rooftop could be a great substitute! Its prime location in downtown Dallas means that it is near some great hotels to accomodate guests and wedding party who may be traveling for the wedding.

Venue at 400 North Ervay Starting Cost: $2500

Email: hello@boxwoodhospitality.com
Address: 400 N Ervay St Dallas, TX, 75201
Phone: (817) 617-7400


The Dallas Oasis

The Dallas Oasis is the epitome of a luxury wedding in Dallas, Tx. One thing that sets The Dallas Oasis apart is its projection mapping offering. This is also one of the biggest wedding venues in Dallas, comfortably accommodating 550+ guests.

The Dallas Oasis Starting Cost: $14,000

Email: info@dallasoasis.com
Address: 1058 S Lowrance Rd, Red Oak, TX 75154
Phone: (972) 587-9882


Arts District Mansion

Arts District Mansion Starting Cost: $17,000

Email: kbrant@dallasbar.org
Address: 2101 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 220-0239


The Hall on Dragon

The Hall on Dragon is a downtown Dallas wedding venue in Dallas Design District. The venue offers plenty of space for large weddings with a capacity of 500 seated guests. The ceremony and reception can be conveniently held at the same venue if you are willing to have a room flip during cocktail hour.

The Hall on Dragon Starting Cost: $4500

Email: info@thehallondragon.com
Address: 1500 Dragon Street, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 384-0098


Howell and Dragon

Howell and Dragon is situated in Dallas’s Design District. While the main ballroom is a blank slate with all white walls and interiors, I love the character in the main entryway. The bar is located in the entryway as well, a great place for early birds to grab a drink and relax before the event.

Howell and Dragon Starting Cost: $3000

Email: info@howellanddragon.com
Address: 1130 Dragon St, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 926-0019


Tower Club Dallas

The closest thing you’ll get to a rooftop wedding venue in Dallas without the risk of weather complications! The floor to ceilings windows at one of Dallas’s member only clubs makes for an unforgettable guest experience. Guests love the views of Dallas from the Tower Club in Dallas. Additionally, I can attest that the staff here was wonderful.

Tower Club Dallas Starting Cost: $2,000

Email: info@howellanddragon.com
Address: 1601 Elm St 48th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 220-0403


Stone Crest Venue

Stone Crest Venue Starting Cost: $6,000

Email: Info@StoneCrestVenue.com
Address: 160 Rockcrest Rd, McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: (972) 544-6848


Texas Discovery Gardens

Texas Discovery Gardens Wedding Starting Cost: $6,500

Email: teresa@txdg.org
Address: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210
Phone: (214) 428-7476


Aristide – Colleyville

Aristide Colleyville Wedding Starting Cost: $3,500

Email: info@waltersweddingestates.com
Address: 77 Piazza Ln, Colleyville, TX 76034
Phone: (972) 317-7464


Hickory Street Annex

Believe it or not, Hickory Street Annex is one of only a few industrial style venues on this list. Even then, I love that despite its industrial style, the main room features large windows that let in lots of natural light.

Hickory Street Annex Starting Cost: $8,000

Email: michelle@hickorystreetannex.com
Address: 501 S Second Ave #200, Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: (214) 828-1414


D.E.C. on Dragon

D.E.C. on Dragon Starting Cost: $2,000

Email: info@decondragon.com
Address: 1414 Dragon St, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (972) 400-2242


Hôtel Swexan

Hôtel Swexan Starting Cost:

Email: info@hotelswexan.com
Address: 2575 McKinnon St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (469) 405-1911


HALL Arts Hotel

HALL Arts Hotel Starting Cost: $10,000

Email: sales@hallartshotel.com
Address: 1717 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 953-1717


On The Levee

On The Levee Starting Cost: $8,000

Email: info@onthelevee.com
Address: 1108 Quaker St, Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (972) 483-2507


Firefly Gardens

Firefly Gardens Starting Cost: $5,800

Email: fireflygardensmidlothian@gmail.com
Address: 5410 East Us Hwy 287, Midlothian, TX 76065
Phone: (214) 399-5129


The Nest at Ruth Farms

The Nest at Ruth Farms Starting Cost: $7,300

Email: info@thenestatruthfarms.com
Address: 3930 Bud Williams Rd, Ponder, TX 76259
Phone: (940) 293-5991


The Artisan

I’m always a fan of hosting a wedding at a restaurant because the food will be top notch. Even more, the terrace at The Artisan’s terrace is a stunning outdoor setting for a wedding.

The Artisan Starting Cost: $3,000

Email: info@theartisandallas.com
Address: 2330 Flora St #200, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 270-1490


The Gaston

This Dallas AirBnB wedding venue is full of charm and character! The eclectic interiors are any antique lover’s dream. Perfect for smaller weddings, The Gaston can host up to 100 guests. There are also a few bedrooms on site for wedding party or guests to have convenient accommodations.

The Gaston Starting Cost: $4,500

Email: Info@TheGaston.com
Address: 4802 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75246
Phone: (469) 631-1166


The Carlisle Room

The Carlisle Room is a historic downtown Dallas wedding venue, designed in my favorite art deco style. The thing I love about an art deco style venue for a wedding is that it provides a perfect opportunity for a Gatsby style event. The marble interiors and stunning architecture make this one of the more wedding venues in Dallas, TX!

The Carlisle Room Starting Cost: $6,500

Email: jmoore@thecarlisleroom.com
Address: 1990 Jackson St, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (972) 897-4677


Trinity River Audubon Center

Trinity River Audubon Center Starting Cost: $5,250

Email: hello@boxwoodhospitality.com
Address: 6500 S Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX 75217
Phone: (214) 309-5801


Knotting Hill Place

Knotting Hill Place is an extraordinary castle style venue situated in central Texas. The venue provides gorgeously manicured landscaped and large ballrooms fit for royalty. The outdoor gardens a perfect ceremony site, weather permitting. Even better, the wedding party or guests could have the option to stay on site!

Knotting Hill Place Starting Cost: $7,300

Email: info@knottinghillplace.com
Address: 2621 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068
Phone: (469) 444-7844


Dallas Wedding Venue FAQs

What is the best time to get married in Dallas, Texas?

By far the most popular month to get married in Dallas is October. Every year, I have to turn down clients because October books up so quickly and so far in advance. In Texas, it stays hot further into the fall than other places further north. So by October, ideally the weather is a bit cooler. However, this can make securing wedding vendors tricky. There are often many couples competing for prime dates around this time of year, so it is important to secure your couples as early as possible if you’re aiming for a fall wedding in Dallas!

Where should we host our wedding rehearsal dinner in Dallas?

Many of the venues above may allow you to host your rehearsal dinner at the same place you host your wedding, provided that there is not a wedding there that night. In the event that your venue is unavailable, some other options to consider would be local restaurants or hotel with party rooms.

Can you recommend a Dallas wedding planner?

Of course! I highly recommend working with a Dallas wedding planner when planning a wedding. With this in mind, I can recommend several Dallas wedding planners.

Can you recommend a Dallas wedding florist?

Of course! The florists are some of my favorite vendors to work with because they can absolutely transform a space. Dallas wedding florists are some of the best, and I have several I can recommend.

What is the process for getting married in Dallas?

Getting married in Dallas is fairly straightforward and simple. You will both need to apply for a marriage license at any county clerk’s office. This license is valid for 30 days. Your officiant is responsible for filing the marriage license following the ceremony. A marriage certificate can be acquired upon request. My post on Fort Worth city hall weddings talks about this in depth.

Can you photograph our wedding at one of these Dallas wedding venues?

I would love to see if I’m available for your desired wedding date. Please get in touch at the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire about my availability!

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Your perfect venue is waiting, just around the corner, ready to become the backdrop for the most beautiful chapter of your love story. Cheers to you, cheers to love, and cheers to the unforgettable adventure that lies ahead.

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