In Dallas, everything is big—weddings included. And like most brides, you are probably looking to secure the perfect wedding venue
that suits your theme, fits your guests, and is within budget. From classic country clubs to the Ritz-Carlton down to unusual choices like the Dallas Museum of Art, there is something for every type of wedding. Do you want to get married in a private garden, a city loft, or even a beach that is within driving distance of the city? No problem. Here are two important tips to keep mind when choosing a fabulous Dallas venue.
Decide: Self-contained or off-site?
If you hate dealing with all the details that go into planning a wedding, you will love a venue that can provide all the services you might need on your special day. Some Dallas venues can take care of the food and beverages, chairs and tables, china, and even provide wait staff. Full service venues include most hotels and country clubs in Dallas.
If you want to get married in a venue that does not typically cater to weddings—such as historical homes or gardens—you have to coordinate the catering and party supply rentals separately. Such venues are perfect for those who want full customization.
Consider the distance:
Are you planning to have your wedding ceremony in one site and the reception in another? It would be ideal to pick two places that are no more than 20 minutes apart by car. Anything farther than that and you might need to provide transportation (such as party buses) for your guests.
Many couples choose to have the ceremony and reception in the same place for convenience. This route is also more budget friendly, as you no longer have to buy or move your décor and flowers from one venue to the next.