26 total reviews
From the moment I contacted Occasions At Stone River in Royse City, Texas, I knew my wedding day would be a complete joy with no worries and concerns. Everything was beautiful using the colors and decorations I selected! All of my guests enjoyed the absolutely delicious food. We had selected the pasta dishes and the upgraded salad with greens, walnuts and oranges. Every dish had its unique flavor and presentation. Our DJ Peter Silander was amazing! He kept the reception party alive and even taught some line dances to our guests. His energy was never-ending! Angela Johnson, the hostess for Occasions At Stone River, welcomed the wedding party and directed us to our places. She was ever present to make sure everyone was well taken care of and that our wedding reception was a delightful event. I know that Occasions At Stone River hosts wedding after wedding, but I still felt that my wedding day was very special to everyone that works at Occasions. If I had to repeat my wedding day, I would certainly do it again at Occasions At Stone River. This is the place for a stress-free event of any kind.
The first time my now husband and I visited this place we knew it was the one! The venue is beautifully set up and was perfect for what we were looking for. It was great for us because we are busy professionals and they are a one stop shop. I had very little time to plan and they make it so easy. It was stress free! We had a beautiful indoor ceremony on a Sunday afternoon all of our guests commented on how beautiful it was. Can't say enough wonderful things about the entire Occasions team and all who they are associated with. I could give kudos for pages!
Oh BTW the Mac and cheese was to die for!!! :)
Wedding was Sunday September 1, 2013
Jessica and Chad
My wedding at OSR was more than anything I could've possibly imagined for myself. From the location to the reception, OSR was perfect. My special day flowed so smoothly and was low-stress because of the wonderful staff! The best part- Angela Johnson. This woman was my guardian angel from beginning to end. Anything I needed, she made happen. You want to work with this woman! We brought in a few things for the reception (cake, alcohol, DJ), but OSR took care of practically everything else! For the price, it's worth it! My wedding was beautiful and is still talked about! THANK you Occasions at Stone River!
-Madison Reece (Wood)
Where to begin? My husband and I were together for 8 years before getting married and we hoped for a memorable night. That we got! Occasions team came to the venue Poetry Springs and did everything for our wedding.
The ceremony went exactly as we had hoped and we're happy for the Occasions team making that happen. As for the reception, we were very pleased with the food and bar tending services.
The DJ service was a VERY big disappointment though. Our entrance to the reception was never played nor were we ever introduced until we were at the bottom of the steps.
He struggled the entire night with figuring out the music. And we later found out that the other DJ for Occasions was there the whole night watching him struggle and never jumped in to help.
By the time it was 9:30 people were starting to leave (it was Sunday) and he hadn't even done the cake, mother/son dance, father/daughter dance, bouquet toss, or the garter removal. He was well aware we only had the Occasions team till 11. Our family's had to keep asking/telling him to get the ball rolling. He never commanded the room nor did he get the guests up and active into dancing. Half the the time the music we asked for was never played. We were upset with the key aspect of the night not coming close to our expectations.
They did get half credit towards the cost, as we didn't feel like we had gotten a fraction of our money's worth of that service.
We also received (a month and a half later) a free video footage of the weeding night. Which I would not recommend either. We went to watch it and it was so blurry that you can only tell who is who by the color of their clothing. We received a second video which was much clearer, but did not contain anything but the close ups of the decorations.
If choosing to use Occasions I suggest you stay away from the DJ service.
We just had my best friends daughters wedding on Friday night, and all I can say was AMAZING!!!! We have been planning for a year and EVERY time we went out to the venue (and i mean every time, because we went alot) Angela and Betty were fabulous...so very accomodating in planning, the day of..OH MY GOSH...so helpful in every way. Words cannot express how wonderful everything was...the cake, yummers...the food, delish..the venue itself, gorgeous..the DJ, awesome..the entire wait/bartender staff...perfect!!! Where everyone (well the girls) got ready....holy buckets, they have thought of it all....tons of mirrors, comfortable seating, outlets galore, bathroom, fridge to chill the champagne, waters, nice cold ac!!!!! This is truly a place that is wonderful through and through...thank you ANGELA for making Natalie & Patricks day perfect!!!!!
This place is the perfect venue, services, and staff. Angela has such a easy way about her her calmness and coolness has a grip on everything you are worried about, when she says shes got it, just don't worry because believe me she does. Peter(MC/Dj) the man behind the scenes was fantastic,from meeting him at our food tasting, to the phone consult (which I cant express how helpful this was to us) he was a total support for us to lean on. The day of the ceremony he was working with our vendors and just ran the reception perfectly. For the reception man all I can say is Zach(chef) is the truth, that food was so good and those green beans oh man!!!. When you go and book you have to make it to a tasting this guy knows what hes doing and he does it well, extremely well its no joke. And lastly but far from the least was Micah(officiant), I saved him for last because as we said the day of our ceremony he was the icing on a perfect cake, he was so comforting and supportive to us he put us so at ease and handled or ceremony with such care, it brought us nothing but happiness.This whole place from the staff (who actually look like they like working there), the venue (we were sent about a million selfies of people in the gazebo), the food, just everything we had to put it frankly a perfect no hassles day.
While planning my wedding at Occasions at Stone River, my main contacts were Betty (owner) and Angela (Wedding Coordinator and more). Both of these ladies are AMAZING!! I am so appreciative of all that they did, starting with our first meeting, to ensure that we were able to have a wedding worth remembering. Their website is perfect! It clearly details all that is to be expected in reference to hosting a wedding at this venue, including prices.
Both of these ladies kept an open line of communication with me, and all that was promised was delivered. The chapel and reception decor was PERFECT; The food and service during the reception were OUTSTANDING...hats off to the chef!!; The cakes were AWESOME, (exactly what I asked for); Everything seemed to run so smoothly; ..and on the day of my wedding (12/31/13), Angela ensured that all of my request were filled, down to the smallest detail. I truly enjoyed myself, and can say that I definitely had the wedding of my dreams.
Occasions at Stone River ROCKS!! Thank you, and your other staff members, for doing all that you did to ensure that we had a wedding that was worth remembering.
My husband and I are very happy and we would recommend your venue to anyone!
Thanks again, and best wishes to all of you in 2014.
Just perfect in every way!!! Can I just give them a 10?
When I found this place online I knew it was the place I wanted to get married. Then I saw it in person and fell in love and knew that it is worth the drive. It was everything we could ask for and more. Since it was so last minute for us it worked out well and was within our budget. The food was great. The set up in the chapel and the reception were breathtaking. Dove release was really cool. Cakes tasted so good can't wait to taste it again on our one year. The only problem we had was when we needed the photographer we had to send someone to go find her. Other than that it was a wonderful experience. Thank you for the memories we will have for the rest of our lives.
Occasions at Stone River was ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! They definitely had the best place for the best price. I could not have asked for better service. Angela, the photographer and coordinator, was AMAZING! The pictures captured all of the fun we had. Everyone at our wedding complimented us on how great the food was. My wedding reception was better than I ever imagined. I never had to stress about anything, it was all handled by the staff at Occasions at Stone River!
I loved my wedding! I have no complaints at all. Everyone was so nice and helpful and the Angela is the best.
I would like to take this opportunity to recommend
Occasions at Stone River to anyone seeking a venue. From the very beginning we were impressed with the venue and the professional guidance we received from Angela and the rest of the staff. I can't say enough about how accommodating they were to meet all of our needs. The week prior to the wedding, I was on the phone with the DJ Peter several times talking about the musicians we were bringing in for the ceremony, and the live band we intended to use for the reception. I really appreciate his flexibility on some changes that Melissa made one day before the wedding. I have nothing but high praises for the entire staff. The day of the wedding went off without one glitch and I can't tell you how many folks raved about the venue, how great the food was, the professional staff, and what a great job Peter did interacting with the guest and keeping the flow of the reception going. Thanks again for making Andrea's and Melissa's wedding a day they will cherish forever.
Beautiful location, helpful staff, overall excellent reception venue!
So far it seems perfect. Wedding hasn't happened yet but I'm looking forward to seeing everything!
After seeing my brother and his wife get married at this venue, we were definitely interested in using the venue as well. We booked close to two years in advance, and they honored the prices from when we booked, even though they did go up some. The coordinator and owners are great!
The Occasions staff was the most helpful staff of any place we used for our venue. Angela was not only there the day of to assist with anything we might need but throughout the process of wedding planning she made herself readily available for anything that might come along. The staff at occasions made payment arrangements with me when times were hard. The musical director, Peter, made my dreams come to life and truly is a master at his craft. We were able to afford everything we wanted and more!
If you are looking for a beautiful location with excellent staff that won't bust your budget, then Occasions at Stone River is the place for you! From our first trip out there, my husband & I knew this was the place for us. The venue is beautiful and Angela, the coordinator, goes above & beyond to ensure a perfect day. It's a wonderful one stop shopping experience. We were able to chose our table linens, centerpieces, and menu items so that we had a customized day. We also took advantage of the DJ service (which was amazing!) and the photo booth (which was a HUGE hit with our guests!). There is both an indoor and outdoor ceremony area. This was one of the selling points for us, as we were hoping for an outdoor ceremony. The weather had other plans, but Angela didn't skip a beat in having the indoor area ready for our ceremony. Both the ceremony and reception areas were beautifully decorated, we are still getting compliments from our guests about it! The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. On the day of our wedding, Angela was on top of everything. She made sure that things were on schedule, everything that we needed was taken care of, and did it all with a smile and wonderful attitude. My husband & I couldn't be happier with our experience at Occasions! I wish we could have another wedding there because we had such a wonderful experience! Thank you Angela & all of the Occasions staff for making our dream come true!!!
Our wedding at Occasions was everything I ever imagined and MORE! If you are looking for a beautiful and fun venue that takes the stress completely out of wedding planning, Occasions is IT!!! I looked so many places in search of the perfect reception venue and when I got to Occasions I knew it was the place for us. I love the pond with swans swimming and the gazebo next to it- it's a beautiful venue inside and out. The staff was incredible and every person I spoke with went above and beyond to make our wedding exactly the way I wanted whether it was the owners, the coordinator, the DJ, or the wait staff. The food and drinks were delicious, the whole place looked beautiful when we arrived, and the music was awesome! Angela (the coordinator) was so accommodating and I can't believe how perfectly she planned every detail- she thinks of everything! Even our guests could not stop complimenting our choice of venue- the groomsmen enjoyed the party so much that they paid to add an extra 30 minutes to the reception which Angela was very flexible about and made it go so smoothly. Thank you Occasions for providing me with my dream wedding!
I got married at occasions 12/10/2011 and it was absolutely perfect! Everyone there was so great. I didnt have to worry about a thing!!
I knew what I had in mind for my wedding, and with the help of Angela and the staff at Occasions, my dream wedding came true. They were helpful with all the details, handled the stress and final touches; as well as, gave me ideas I had never even thought of during planning. The colors and centerpieces (half down by me and my mom and the finishing touches by Angela) were exquisite. The Dj Peter kept the mood upbeat and gave suggestions during our phone interview (without being pushy). my groom and I raved about how much fun we had with his help. All of our guests had an amazing time and the day was worry free, all smiles... a dream come true! The food was exceptional as well!! I can not tell you how great everyone at Occasions at Stone RIver truly was on our big day. My groom and I met with Johnny, owner and our officiant, before the wedding and he only increased our love for the venue we chose. THe location and place our beautiful! I adore the swans, Angel and Marshmallow, floating in the pond right outside. You have to visit this place to truly see how the specialness of it. I have no negative comments. The entire day was wonderful! Thank you to everyone at Occasions for making our day so special!!
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The Premier Dallas Wedding Venue!
Occasions at Stone River is one of the best wedding locations in Dallas to make your dreams a reality!
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010