14 of The Most Sophisticated Wedding Venues in North Texas

The perfect wedding and reception venues for elegant North Texas weddings.
Elisabeth Davies
by Elisabeth Davies
Updated Jul 23, 2021

Resting on 9,000-square miles of territory that includes bustling metropolises, rolling plains, majestic bluffs, glittering lakes, and winding rivers, North Texas is made up of 150 cities in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is home to about 7.5 million people– many of them looking for the perfect place to tie the knot.

There are dozens of beautiful rustic barns, little chapels, and luxury event spaces in this bustling part of The Lone Star State, but if you're looking for something that's as unique as it is elegant, then look no further than this definitive list. Whatever your aesthetic, we're here to help you find the perfect wedding venue in North Texas that is positively bursting with character and sophistication.

Monroe Pearson by Walters Wedding Estates in Denton, Texas

Edison bulb chandeliers, exposed brick, and an elegant industrial-chic vibe make the Monroe Pearson in downtown Denton a must-see for any North Texas couple. Able to accommodate up to 350 guests, this high-ceiling event venue features several indoor ceremony and reception spaces include a ceremony room, ballroom, grand hall. Their wedding packages include tables, chairs, and linens to help make planning your big day easy, and their in-house catering packages include your own chef and service staff. The best perk of all? They offer unlimited appointments and venue visits prior to your wedding day.

The Laurel in Grapevine, Texas

The Laurel takes particular pride in helping make your wedding day as joyful and beautiful as it should be. With both indoor and outdoor ceremony space overlooking Cottonwood Creek, The Laurel is a sweet little event venue available for weddings, special events, and so much more. Custom-made leather upholstered pews await your guests for a ceremony in The Chapel, with dark wood floors and striking wooden beams. The Great features over 4,500 of dancing and dining space for your wedding reception, and The Lawn sits waiting for the couple that wants to say "I do" beneath the setting sun and evergreen trees.

Oak + Ivy in Aubrey, Texas

Maybe it's the charming wooden farm tables and chairs, the lofty 45-foot ceilings and huge windows in the French-inspired barn, the sweeping views, the breathtaking outdoor spaces or the stone fireplace in the 2,500 square foot pavilion. Whatever "it" is for you, Oak +Ivy is the wedding venue that delivers. This woman-owned business features indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception venues, a large catering kitchen, getting-ready suites and a day-of facilities director to help make your special day go off without a hitch. Snap your wedding photos beneath an oak tree canopy, by the pond, or in the glow of a slowly setting sun nestling down in the open horizon. Oak +Ivy is a venue made for dream weddings.

Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, Texas

Give your guests the best of both worlds—the charm of a boutique hotel packed with rustic personality and the service and amenities of a luxury property where you can indulge. The Hotel Drover, with 200 guest rooms, brings refined luxury to Ft. Worth as part of Mule Alley. There's a space for each and every one of your wedding weekend needs. Book the Presidential Suite to get ready with your wedding party. Then, tie the knot in either Legacy Hall or The Barn, two of the property's bespoke event spaces (in total, Hotel Drover has 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space). Ultimately, the hotel helps to-be-weds craft event experiences that merge elements of both historic and modern Ft. Worth in a seamless expression of Western charm and ambience.

Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas

Listed as one of USA Today's top botanical gardens in the countrry, the Dallas Arboretum is a North Texas wedding venue that hosts over 700 wedding and special events per year and offers the most to any couple in terms of picturesque spots for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Their largest indoor venue, Rosine Hall, can accommodate up to 500 guests, but the grandeur doesn't stop there. Lush green lawns and vibrant blooms serve as a backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception, whether you choose to hold your big day on one of the many lawns or inside one of the banquet halls. The Dallas Arboretum offers a single point of contact for all your wedding staff and planning needs, rental equipment that includes tents, heaters, lighting, a stage, and wedding packages that entertain both daytime and nighttime ceremonies and receptions.

The Grand Ivory in McKinney, Texas

If you're in the market for a white wedding, The Grand Ivory is the definition of fresh sophistication from top to bottom. Between the Barn, the Chapel, the outdoor ceremony spaces and the getting-ready cottages , this venue is 18 acres of pure wedding day heaven. Stand with your beloved under the Ivory Arch for an outdoor wedding ceremony, or on the white wooden floors in the Chapel beneath French chandeliers. Mingle with your guests in the sunlight-filled white Barn during a daytime reception or spend the evening in the String Light Courtyard, a perfect resception venue or a rehearsal dinner space. Finish the evening with a stroll along the 1-acre pond and you've got a special day for the books.

Cross Creek Ranch in Parker, Texas

This little dream wedding venue has been on The Knot's Best Of Weddings list 2018, 2019 and 2020, and there's a good reason for that. Cross Creek Ranch "specializes in the most all-inclusive event packages in the Metroplex," according to their website, and make it their mission to make your wedding planning experience a downright breeze. Need a list of vendors? They've got you covered. Need help with set up and tear down? They do that too. Staffing, barware, flowers, tables, chairs... it's less a case of wedding planning stress and more of wedding planning bliss. This family-owned and operated wedding venue is located just 20 miles outside Dallas and offers indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces for up to 300 guests.

Barn on the Brazos in Blum, Texas

A charming rustic barn hung with lights is the perfect setting for a country wedding. Sitting on 880 acres of farmland this wedding venue is on a working cattle ranch and is absolutely overflowing with charm. Between the picturesque landscape making a perfect backdrop for wedding photos, the superbly appointed getting-ready suite, or the spacious bar hung with chandeliers and strung market lights, the Barn on the Brazos is a quaint yet sophisticated wedding venue perfect for any Texas couple. Say your vows outdoors overlooking sweeping plains, with your guests seated on handmade wooden benches for a rustic touch. Host your wedding reception in the main barn, large enough to seat up to 150 (though the adjoining patio can seat an additional 30 guests!) It's a charming country escape just 90 minutes away from the Dallas Forth Worth airport, making it accessible to out-of-town family and friends.

Lone Star Mansion in Burleson, Texas

There are wedding venues that make a statement, and then there is the Lone Star Mansion. This absolutely stunning venue hosts everything from anniversaries to weddings and is guaranteed to leave an impression that your guests will remember for years. Make an entrance on the gorgeous double staircase just before heading into the natural light-flooded Ballroom, available to host either your wedding ceremony or reception. The mansion sits on 20 acres of green lawns with an oak tree-lined driveway, making the trip to an outdoor ceremony in the white gazebo absolutely perfect. Head over to the Carriage House to dance the night away under a white fabric canopy. The mansion's three wedding packages are built to make your planning life easier, whether that's staying overnight in the bridal suite or giving everyone in the wedding party space to stretch out in the groom's area for drinks and games.

Brake & Clutch Warehouse in Dallas, Texas

This family-owned wedding venue is a renovated space from the 1930s. Since 2017 the Brake & Clutch Warehouse has been helping North Texas couples say their vows beneath high ceilings and exposed brick. The industrial-chic vibes of this event space are just the tip of the iceberg. With a capacity to seat 320 guests, your guests will be primed for a wedding day bash that's the stuff of legend. Hold a cocktail hour on the outdoor patio with direct access to the reception and ceremony space, sit down to banquet with farm tables, or nosh around wine barrels between the satellite bars. Two private suites are yours to get ready for your special day with your wedding party, and as far as decor there's not much this downtown Dallas wedding venue can't do.

Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, Texas

The very definition of luxury in the Dallas area is Hotel Crescent Court. Where do we even begin? Is it the champagne decor and soft lighting that's sure to complement any color scheme? The lush year-round Courtyard Garden or the glass-walled Garden Room drenched with natural light for the ultimate event space? We'd be remiss if we didn't mention their pre and post-wedding services like rehearsal dinners, showers, brunch, and wedding party spa days. The Crescent Club on the 7th floor of the hotel has distinguished dinner club vibes with a stunning view of downtown Dallas. Their Social Catering Managers will work with you and your vendors to ensure you have the perfect wedding imaginable– but in case you're wanting a gorgeous ceremony with just you and yours, ask them about their Elopement Packages. Just a quick peek at their photos and we're pretty sure you'll swoon over the plush couches, the luxurious fabrics, the elegant layouts– oh, have we gotten carried away? You will too.

The Springs in Angleton in Angleton, Texas

Moss-covered trees, a bridge, and not one but two distinct venue styles are yours for the choosing at this gorgeous estate outside Houston. Celebrate your nuptials in either the stately Magnolia Manor or the rustic Sycamore Hall. Whatever you choose, you're certain to get the event of your dreams. Bookings at The Springs in Angleton are available for up to 15 hours, making sure you don't have to rush a thing when it comes to your special day. A 2-hour bridal or engagement shoot is available, as well as luxury suites for you and your wedding party to get ready in, and multiple options for both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites. Whether you're looking for a grand staircase like the one at Magnolia Manor to serve as your backdrop or the cozy elegance of Sycamore Hall, either venue can accommodate large turnouts of over 300 guests, so you have space for everyone on your list.

The Orchard at Caney Creek in Wharton, Texas

Rustic and homey and ideal for outdoor weddings, The Orchard at Caney Creek is a lush, countryside oasis deep in the heart of Texas, away from the bustle of Houston. Tree-lined drives, a lit gazebo, and a pond feature on the grounds of this wedding venue. Festive summer nights are the main order of the day once you and your guests hit the outdoor deck to dance beneath a canopy of 100-year-old pecan trees, with string lights adding a lively touch. The main space, the Creekview Room is the ideal place to host your wedding reception and dinner. With in-house catering and a solid list of preferred vendors, you'll have the best of what this perfect venue has to offer.

Dalmore Event Venue in Fort Worth, Texas

This one is an absolute treat. The Dalmore Event Venue is a sweet waterfront find that speaks to the power of simplicity. Glossy wooden floors, distinguished arches, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the Grand Reception hall set this one apart. Create a stunning look with the venue's black, white, and saddle-brown motif, dine on the tasty creations from in-house catering provider CN Catering, and seal the deal beneath the wooden beams of the onsite chapel. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available, and the venue offers two different wedding packages depending on the size and scale of your special day. Enjoy the full day with the 8-hour package with set up and tear down included, or the 4-hour morning ceremony and brunch package for those who prefer an intimate no-fuss event.

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