Book Your Wedding with River Road Chateau
A BALLROOM IN ANNA, TX
Nestled on 76 acres in Anna, Texas, is the River Road Chateau, offering a beautiful venue for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Accommodating up to 200 guests, the River Road Chateau is surrounded by woods, including pecan and sycamore trees. The acreage is full of bridges and rippling creeks that provide for plenty of wedding photo opportunities and just the right nature ambiance for an outdoor wedding.
The Chateau. With 3,600 square feet, the Chateau is the location for dining and dancing when holding an indoor reception at River Road Chateau. The grounds leading up to the Chateau are landscaped with magnolias and the doorway is a set of 100-year old glass-etched doors. Chandeliers five foot in height hang from the ceiling and textured cream walls set off dark-stained doors that lead out to the bridal suite and restrooms. Eight doors line both sides of the room and slide open for guests to enjoy the patio areas. With a tall wooden altar canopy and copper tabletops fastened to wooden barrels, the Chateau offers a wedding venue full of rustic charm and elegance.
Wedding Meadow. This outdoor ceremony space is situated under numerous trees over 30 feet in height. Guests cross a bridge to get to the location and the sounds of the creek are heard during the ceremony, creating a tranquil ambiance. Wooden mahogany chairs sit on either side of an optional burlap runner and face a wooden wedding arbor where couples exchange vows.
What You Should Know
River Road Chateau holds weddings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Couples get exclusive use of the venue for 16 hours on Friday and Saturday or 12 hours on Sunday. The River Road Chateau opens from 8 a.m. until midnight on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday, with the couple choosing the eight-hour time slot they want. To-be-weds are free to bring in outside vendors or the venue can recommend preferred vendors. All tables and chairs are provided for the ceremony and reception by the venue.
Brides have access to the greenhouse, exterior residence and all areas on the grounds to take wedding photos. A day-of wedding manager will assist with organization of vendors and the flow of the wedding and reception. Pricing for weddings at River Road Chateau remains the same throughout the year, with no price hikes due to high demand during prime wedding season.
- Guests have access to two patios with Italian fountains during the reception for relaxation
- A golf cart carriage can take the bride from the private bridal suite to the wedding meadow
- A projector and screen available for personal videos or photos
- Shepherd's crooks provided for aisle decorations for a wedding meadow ceremony
- Coming this spring is Belle Manor Guest house, a 4,500 sq ft home available for rental by the room or in its entirety for the wedding party and guests. Gift certificates are available to brides who choose to book the house in conjunction with their wedding.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Ballroom, Farm + Ranch, Barn, Garden, Hotel
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
We scheduled this wedding just after the venue changed ownership and we were very pleased to find that we had lots of options regarding available dates – our desired date was available. During the planning process, Krysti did an outstanding job of working with us to answer our questions and to share ideas/suggestions that would work best at this venue. The beautiful meadow and chateau was perfect for our wedding plans. We found that there were very little decorations required since the venue was already very well appointed, specifically for wedding events. The new owners have also completed many upgrades inside and out that have improved this venue even further. On the day of the wedding, we were faced with the worst possible weather forecast given that we planned to hold the ceremony outside in the meadow. For weeks, the forecast was calling for all day rain. On the actual day of the event, the rain held off until the planned start time of the wedding ceremony. We did have to ask our family to return to the Chateau for about 30 minutes and then we reset once the rain stopped. The River Road Chateau went over and above to accommodate this change and we were able to have the ceremony outside and it was perfect. The reception was held within the Chateau and we found that this worked out great given the many accommodations – plenty of space inside and out, warming kitchen, tables, chair, linens, etc. Weddings and receptions can be difficult to plan, but this process was simplified due to the amenities of the venue and the helpfulness of the staff. After the wedding and reception, the bridge and groom commented that it was a perfect wedding – that is all that matters.
After so many tours and looking everywhere for a place to get married, we are so happy we found and booked River Road Chateau. We wanted a one stop place to have and celebrate our wedding. Above all we wanted a stress free day at a place that would amplify our special day and we got all of that and more. Krysti was incredibly flexible with allowing me and my planning crew come by the venue when we needed. She gave us great ideas and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. The owners are wonderful. I felt that they were focused on making sure we all had a great experience. The venue is so beautiful and every time we came by, some new garden appeared or new décor was added. Here are some highlights from our wedding at RRC: • Brides Room: I loved getting ready in that room with my bridesmaids. Everyone had a mirror and was helping each other out with makeup and hair styles. • The Meadow: Strait up MAGICAL. When we were saying our vows, a family of butterflies started landing on the preacher and the arch way. It was an incredible! • Grand Hall: Plenty of space to dance and my DJ even tapped into their screen projector playing awesome music videos and we even had a slide show of old photos going. • The House on Property: Such a great asset to my wedding day! I am so glad we booked that. My family was able to get ready there and have a lovely lunch before the wedding. It was so awesome to party it up at the banquet hall and then walk across the yard to an extremely comfortable bed!
I have only good things to say about this place! I found the RRC from The Knot, and from the beginning, Krysti, the Manager, was SO helpful, informative, and friendly. The day I called, she got me up there to see the venue right away! Krysti let me come to the venue anytime to show my family, plan for the wedding, and I also took my engagement photos there! This made me feel very special, and I loved visiting the location. Krysti is awesome! She started to feel like family. She kept us all informed throughout their renovation of the guest house next door, and all the new additions to the venue. She has done a great job! The place looked great to begin with, but with all the new additions the owners and herself added, it has made it even more beautiful! I want to go back one weekend to stay at the guest house! I fell in love with the outdoor ceremony space! All week, it was %100 chance of rain when my wedding was supposed to start, but when it came down to the day, it wasn't raining... yet! I was freaking out, and Krysti knew I wanted it outside. I was so pleased with how well she did with preparing for both scenarios, and making sure I was happy. I was able to have my wedding ceremony outside, and it was perfect! I love the vibe the place puts off. Many of our guests told us it was the most fun wedding they have ever been too- everyone had enough room to dance, and we danced all night! I love the patio's, with the twinkly lights. I love the get ready rooms, and the views of the pastures surrounding. I guess you can say, I LOVE The River Road Chateau, and thank you Krysti, Larry, and everyone who helped make my day everything I ever wanted! I can't wait to visit again, and check all the new additions out!
We loved EVERYTHING about this venue and our experience! I cannot gush enough about how fabulous it was to work with Krysti and Lori. We primarily worked with Krysti and she was so helpful from start to finish. In our initial consultation, she went over what to expect, and what no expect. She explained every detail thoroughly. Throughout planning, she was always quick to respond to my questions (and I had at least 1000). When it got closer to the wedding, we met our event manager (not to be confused with a wedding planner), Lori. She helped me walk through the layout and made great suggestions. On the wedding day, she was able to answer all of my questions and when I wanted something tweaked, she was able to help make it happen. I loved working with her, too! I also love that the venue is so versatile. Our wedding was a little more modern and glam but it still looked beautiful in the country setting. We went to just about every Open House that they had and managed to pick almost all of our vendors that way, and they were all fabulous, too! I would 110% recommend this venue to another bride!
This venue is magical and everything we needed! We are so happy that we had our wedding their. If you want a venue that has beautiful trees surrounding you while you say your I do’s to the one that you love. Also if you want a cute reception area to have a blast on the dance floor! Then you have to check them out!
Love, love, love this venue. This is the hidden beauty of Collin County. At first we weren’t impressed with the photos on their website, so I didn’t pursue it. My daughter wanted to go for a visit, and we were blown away. This place is absolutely gorgeous, and everyone at the wedding commented on how pretty it was. We honestly went to every venue in Collin County, I think, and am so happy we chose this one. Lori and Krysti were wonderful to work with, and there were no hidden fees. I would highly recommend River Road Chateau to anyone looking for a beautiful wedding venue at a great price. 5 Stars!
My husband and I looked at a number of venues before choosing River Road Chateau. As we drove out there, we both said the location might be too far out of the way. However, sometimes a little extra drive is well worth it. Because it’s out of the way, it is very private. You can customize the venue, but it’s ready to go just the way it is. There are options for your ceremony and we chose to have it outdoors and then the reception inside. However, the weather had other plans. Thankfully, the team at River Road Chateau was fully prepared. Our ceremony was moved indoors and it was beautiful. Prior to the wedding the bride and groom have their own separate rooms that are set up just the way a bride would want (tons of mirrors!) and just the way the groom would want (TV with DirecTV). Both my husband and I were very happy with our wedding day, it was exactly as we expected after touring the property with Krysti from River Road Chateau. It was as stress free of a wedding as you can have. Whether you are having your first wedding or like us, a second wedding with a ton of kids, River Road Chateau will accommodate. The bottom line is, the facility and the team at River Road Chateau will make you feel like you have a team of wedding experts who have one goal, giving you the best wedding they’ve ever done. Thank you Krysti and your team for giving us a wedding that my husband, our children, our guests, and I will never forget. Sincerely, Melissa & Jonathan Harris
My husband and I got married on March 17 at River Road Chateau, and it was the most perfect day ever! From the whole process leading up to the wedding all the way through that day, Krysti was so accommodating, kind, supportive, and helpful in every way! She was always ready to share any ideas she had as well as help my ideas and dreams come to reality. Krysti made it a very personal experience, one that was focused on the excitement of the day, although she was always on top of things and very reliable concerning business as well. She was wonderful and so fun to work with! The venue itself was absolutely gorgeous. We had our ceremony outside and only needed minimal decorations as the beauty of the wedding meadow was enough. After the ceremony, we moved inside the chateau for our reception and guests seemed to love mingling around the indoor/outdoor feel of it. We have received (and are still receiving!) countless compliments about how beautiful and special it was and how helpful the staff was. RR was the perfect place for my husband and me to celebrate our most special day. It was truly a fairytale. Thank you to Krysti and the rest of the staff at RR for helping to make that day one that we will treasure forever!
My review was removed because it contained "hearsay". Here is my review again, edited to remove "hearsay". I don't recommend this venue at all. Snobby people and extremely rude. The day of my wedding, everyone was very kind and friendly towards me (the bride), but all the event staff were very rude to my mom, my groom, and my guests. I heard Marilyn (our on site "manager" for the day) snap at my mom and someone helping is set up. Very unprofessional. At one point the old owners came by and disappeared with Marilyn for close to an hour while we were trying to frantically finish setting up. Unacceptable. Vendors were late and instead of the venue, who had all the contact info by the way, calling to check for us, I physically watched Marilyn make my mom call all of them. This is also unacceptable. I feel it is common sense that the mother of the bride has enough on her plate that day, and to make her do YOUR job is not only lazy but rude. What was the point of hiring you guys and having an onsite event manager if all she was gonna do was supervise and order us around as if she hired us? That is completely unacceptable. We were not rowdy, we are a well behaved bunch and we were there from 9am to 12am. We were not there outside of our rented time, and everything was cleaned up. I am so sad that such a gorgeous venue had the audacity to act so mean on my one special day. The venue is truly beautiful and is an awesome place to get married but your staff make it an ugly place. I am very very disappointed that we spent all this money to be treated that way. I will not be referring anyone to your venue for any event
My little sister had her wedding at The River Road Chateau. It is a beautiful venue, but unfortunately many of the staff members were unfriendly and made us feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome . It a shame to pay to use a venue to be treated so poorly especially on such a special day
Our daughter and son-in-law had their beautiful wedding at the River Road Chateau in July. Though it was hot, the wedding was outside in the small meadow under the shade of the large oaks. Our 200 guests enjoyed the luscious setting. The reception was held in the gorgeous chateau. The tables were beautifully adorned with the champagne table clothes and decorations that we rented from the venue. It was nice to have so many choices of decorations to use from the well-stocked storage area. The reception hall took my breath away when I walked in for the he first time after it was decorated! The Hulceys did such a lovely job explaining everything about the property and walking us through each step we needed to take for our daughter's special wedding day. The experience was truly more beautiful than we could have ever dreamed! Thank you, dear Hulceys!
River Road Chateau is a beautiful little place in Anna. You can get married as well as have your reception there. We only had our reception there. The owners were very friendly and personable. This is their home business and they live in a house on the property. I appreciated feeling like I was working with people rather than a company front. I also liked that it was far enough away from a city that it felt like our party was the only thing going on, rather than being in the middle of a city and hearing traffic going by. You can rent tablecloths as well as other décor directly from Jessica (she and her husband, Wade, are the owners). I also appreciated that we had the venue for the whole day—from 8am until midnight. It got set up in the morning, we left for the wedding, and came back for the reception. We didn’t have to worry about sharing the venue with another group or being rushed to leave for the next event. If you’re a fan of “rustic elegance” I would recommend booking River Road Chateau.
I was the wedding coordinator for my niece's wedding in June, 2016. It was absolutely wonderful! The staff was easy for me to work with and it made for a beautiful event that was entirely enjoyable - none of those stories to be told after the fact!
The River Road Chateau is not only a venue, it is every bit of love from God. I don't know how to explain it really, but I do know it was the perfect place for our wedding. If you are looking for a romantic, indoor/outdoor wedding, in the country, then this is your place too!! The Hulcy family and their staff know how to help make your wedding day a success and have everything you need to add the final touches if you need them. They will put you at ease and answer your questions along the journey and on the day of the wedding, help create the wedding you dreamed of and more. Look over all of their vendors too, we used a few of them and were not disappointed either. My husband and I have received compliments about the services provided by the caterer and entertainment every day since the wedding. My favorite part about the day of my wedding was when Jessica prayed with me before the ceremony...she helped put me at peace. We love them and will always recommend them to anyone looking for the affordable, beautiful, romantic setting they want on their wedding day.
This is a beautiful and quiet venue for a wedding. The staff is wonderful and very helpful and went out of their way to meet our needs. I loved the serene country landscape of rolling hills, mature trees, and a quietly flowing brook through the property. A bridge crosses this brook to connect it to the Meadow, the outdoor location for ceremonies. The reception hall is tastefully appointed with rustic country flare that makes any occasion feel welcoming and inviting. This is a wonderful location for a wedding, and I hope we get to return soon for another event!
We recently went to a wedding at this venue. It was supposed to be outdoors but the day of the wedding it rained all day into the night. I was wondering how they would pull it off. When we arrived, we were seated in this beautiful building and that was set up for the reception. The whole cerimony was done in the building along with the reception. It was elegant and atmospheric! We enjoyed the indoor space as well as the lovely patios and grounds. This location is an ideal place regardless of weather! So much fun!
We had a February wedding at River Road Chateau and it turned out so beautiful!! The trees didn't have leaves, but there was some greenery and the grass was green... The pictures turned out amazing, it was like a fairytale wedding. The reception was also perfect. The chateau was beautiful and easy to decorate. Wade and Jessica were so nice, super helpful, and on top of everything. We are so appreciative of everything they did for us. My husband and I don't have a single negative note about this venue. One of the best and easiest decisions we made in the wedding planning process. Thank y'all so much for opening this perfect place, it was truly a blessing for us.
I just had my April wedding at this wonderful Venue. My theme was rustic and it fit perfectly. The venue is so beautiful it needed little decoration. The owner Mrs. Jessica is one of the sweetest people you will every meet in your life. She makes you feel like you've known her forever. The outside meadow ceremony area is beautiful and has so many green big tree to make a wonderful background. Loved this venue! Highly recommend!
We couldn't have picked a better venue. Jessica was so very helpful. She called and emailed periodically to keep things moving along the way they should. There was always someone available when I called and texted a thousand times with questions! We had planned to have an outdoor wedding at the end of December. To our disappointment, it was rainy and cold the day of the wedding, so it had to be be moved indoors. Jessica called first thing that morning to let us know of the news. By the time we got there that afternoon, all of the chairs and tables were moved from the meadow and set up in the Chateau! They were ready for us to come right in and help create our beautiful winter wonderland that we had envisioned! The day of the wedding was stress free and magical. The staff was wonderful, the grounds were gorgeous, and we were very well taken care of throughout the process and on our special day. I HIGHLY recommend.
Wade and Jessica are an amazing couple and made my day super special. Beautiful venue out in Anna! We did an outdoor ceremony with an indoor reception and it was perfect.
The meadow is picture perfect for a March wedding! We knew right away this was where we wanted to have our wedding. The venue has so much charm and is beautifully decorated. This was helpful because we did not have to do much decorating the day of. We had plenty of space for outdoor games which added a fun element to our wedding.
From the moment we arrived to the venue, we both knew it was going to be the place where we said our " I do's". Unfortunately for us, the weather did not cooperate and were unable to have the outdoor ceremony that we had envisioned; None the less the Hulcey's alongside their staff and our wedding coordinator Jose and Norma from Shaye's Decorations gave us a wedding far beyond our expectations. Our guests were so memorized with the beauty of the venue despite the wet grounds. If we had the opportunity to redo our wedding again we would undoubtedly choose River Road again! Thank you Jessica and Wade for the love that you displayed to my husband and I.
Our son's wedding was at River Road Chateau in June. The setting was fabulous and absolutely beautiful, which made for wonderful wedding photographs. Wade and Jessica Hulcy were wonderful, helpful hosts. Their recommendation for a caterer was great. We highly recommend their venue.
INCREDIBLE in every sense of the word! Wade and Jessica are amazing and made the entire experience so personal! From day one's personalized tour all the way to the night of our wedding and the search for lost car keys - the Hulcys are so thoughtful and have hearts of gold! AND THE VENUE!!! You know when your photographer comments that it is the most beautiful venue that she's ever shot, you are doing something right! The grounds, meadow and Chateau are picturesque! Thank you Jessica and Wade for making our day beautiful and for your incredible service!
The was my first time to cater at this venue, and I had a very positive experience. The reception area is spacious, the loading are is easily accessible, and the staff were very helpful with all the little things that inevitably come up. The owners are committed to both the magical romantic side of a wedding and the behind the scenes practical side. They are proficient at both! I really enjoyed them and their venue.
Meet The Events Director
The wedding business can be somewhat commercial and cookie-cutter at times, with one bride or wedding seeming interchangeable with another. But as Event Director of River Road Chateau, that's not the the way it is for me. This is why I love what I do: the people I meet, the relationships I form and the friends I make. To me, there is nothing cookie-cutter about any bride, or any wedding. Each is unique and precious, and I'm honored by the brides who entrust me to help create the wedding of their dreams, and remind me every day of the wonder and joy of everlasting love.