Post # 1
I desperately need your help. I’ve been engaged for 4 months now and I still can’t find a venue. Everything I find is either too small or too expensive. I live in Denton, about an hour away from both Dallas and Fort Worth.
The ceremony will take place in Denton and then later that evening the reception, if I can find a venue!
I need a place that fits 300 people, around the DFW area, allows alcohol, and allows us to stay at least until 12am or 1am on a Saturday night. I’m hoping to book a place for June because its when I have time off but at this point everything I find is booked, so I’m open to other dates. I don’t mind a place that allows us to bring in our own catering or an all inclusive venue.
I don’t really want to do it in a hotel but I guess if I can’t find anything then I will. I know there’s a lot of people and a lot of restrictions but the Fiance also wants certain things for the reception.
Any suggestions or advice would be great! I’m getting really desperate! Please, please help!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2012 - Piazza in the Village
What about Clark Gardens? I don’t know too much about the venue other than what’s on their website, but it looks like they have the room to accommodate your large guest list and they allow alcohol.
There’s also Ashton Gardens, but I’m guessing it would be pretty expensive for that many people.
Post # 4
Have you checked out The Orchard? It is beautiful! I know they allow your own vendors but not sure about the time limits.
Post # 5
Sorry to be Debbie Downer, but have you considered cutting the size of your wedding? I know it’s hard to make that decision, but that’s part of what goes into planning a wedding in the real world. If there’s family pressure to include 300 people, you could each ask your parents (or the relative that is pushing for more people to be invited) to contribute more.
Post # 6
I want to say our venue had a max capacity of 300 – Scottish Rite Library & Museum in downtown Dallas. It’s pretty much all inclusive, you have to use their caterer for food and alcohol, they provide the tables and chairs and whatnot and we could stay until 12 on Saturday. It may be too far for your guests, though.
Post # 7
Up to 250 guests in Myers Park (McKinney)…if you had a smaller guest list I had an awesome “venue” in Denton…http://www.co.collin.tx.us/parks/myers/wedding_package.jsp’ defer=’defer (I live in Denton myself)!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
@Miss Coach: Yay good suggestion 😉
Clark Gardens is where we got married and they have an expansive site that can definitely accomodate your guest list. They are WONDERFUL to work with!