(Closed) How did you narrow down your list of possible venues?

posted 6 years ago in Dallas
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Aww don’t get overwhelmed! A lot of ours were eliminated simply because they didn’t have a date available near what we were looking at. I probably sent out like 20 different emails to various places just to see what I was getting myself into.

We only really looked at 4 venues in person. Glen Eagles Country Club in Plano was beautiful, but we just couldn’t afford the food/beverage minimums for a Saturday night in December. We looked at the Atriums at Park West, but my husband hated that it was in an office building. Next was Event 1013 in Plano, but it didn’t have the setup we really were looking for. The last one we saw and ultimately went with the Scottish Rite Library & Museum in downtown Dallas because it was unique and fit our budget while being freaking beautiful!

What kind of wedding are you looking at having? How many people? There are some beautiful places to get married for whatever type of ceremony/reception you want to have!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Ah Union Station was up there on my list of dream venues! Have you been to the Informart? Weird name, but the atrium is BEAUTIFUL. When we were looking around I think it was a $10 or $12K food/beverage minimum. Scottish Rite is a historical site and it was a flat rate of $12,500 for rental and food/non-alcoholic beverages up to 200 guests not including alcohol. 

Loft-wise, I’ve been to a wedding at Hickory Street Annex and it was so cool! My husband wasn’t really on board with the loft thing, otherwise I would have really fought for it. My other favorite unique place was the Dallas Museum of Art. I love all the museums and places like that around here to get married in. I chose one because it meant I didn’t have to put any thought into decorating the place – it was already awesome. 

Wow, I’m babbling…sorry! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Budget was the deciding factor for us when it came to venues.  And fi preferred a place where we could bring in his own stuff (sort of DIY if you will instead of the all inclusive  packages).  I also wanted a space that was beautiful and something with a garden.  I had to sacrifice the last part though but I got my affordable venue with the beautiful indoor space.  

We also looked at 4 venues in person and I was able to emliminate a ton more online and by phone.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

There is a venue across the street from Hickory Street called 333 First Avenue. I would check them out as well. You will definitely be able to have a nice wedding at these venues for that budget, especially considering your size.

My wedding had about 200 people and we spent around 35k.

Hickory Street does have a list of caterers that you hvae to use. We chose Jim Lee Events and not only was the food AWESOME but it was really inexpensive in comparison to others. We had a full open bar for $17 per person.. just saying. Awesome! 🙂

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