Let's be honest: Planning a wedding set in the blistering summer months of North Texas isn't always a picnic. Between considering how much your guests would sweat during the outdoor service and attempting to find a setting that won't look wilted under the blazing sun, many of the planning details can seem overwhelming.
Thankfully, you don't have to give up on your dream of a July wedding just yet. There are a handful of great venues in the area that will make your celebration a breeze (figuratively). Check out the following locations and see if any of them fit your vision for the perfect wedding.
Stonebridge Ranch Country Club
This McKinney venue will do everything they can to help your dream event come true. You can customize your wedding with everything from an incredible fireworks display to grand exits in horse-drawn carriages. Private event directors will assist you in the planning process, and before you know it, you'll be reminiscing about your great day. The venue offers a Victorian-style clubhouse or a more Texas-chic option, so you can create the kind of event that suits your tastes. With views of the lake, indoor and outdoor options, and an accommodating staff, you won't have a difficult time working with a Texas summer.
Hotel Crescent Court
If your ideal wedding is a nonstop trip to luxury land, then this might be the venue for you. Located in Dallas, Hotel Crescent Court prides itself on providing the fairy-tale wedding you're looking for. Simply check out their garden room, ballroom, or club to discover the setting that's right for you. Plus, they can help with all of your pre and post wedding events, like rehearsal dinners and bridal party brunches. The whole weekend is sure to run smoothly with this venue's amenities and assistance.
Piazza in the Village
Located in Colleyville, this venue will impress you and your many guests. They've earned their spot as one of the best selections for weddings in the area, and it's easy to see why. From the beautiful chapel to the grand ballroom, Piazza in the Village has everything you could need to make your dream wedding a reality, including delicious food that will impress even the pickiest aunts and uncles.
Chapel at Ana Villa
This Walters Wedding Estate Venue in The Colony is known for its professionalism, commitment to its customers, and of course, its beautiful atmosphere. The directors and coordinators will help you through every step of the planning process, making what could be a stressful event a happy time for everyone. Chapel at Ana Villa has been nominated by The Knot under "Best of Weddings" for several years in a row, as well as many other outstanding titles. Pick this as your venue, and you'll be able to bring your dream to life.
Willow Creeks Wedding and Events Venue
Looking for a downright adorable venue? Search no further. Located in Waxahachie, Willow Creeks will sweep you off your feet with its quaint atmosphere and spectacular attention to detail. Nominated for several titles and awards, this place has staked a name for itself in the world of weddings. You can bring up to three hundred guests, and all the important stuff (chairs, linens, set up and take down) is included. The white gazebo and chapel will charm your socks off, and every photo from your big day will remind you of this venue's pretty aesthetic.
Perfect for people who want to be surrounded by nature when they take their vows, Ashton Gardens is nestled in a private forest in Corinth. Your entire ceremony will feel unique as you take in the gorgeous surroundings. Event coordinators will assist you when it comes to every detail, and their award-winning culinary team will keep all of your guests happy and full.
Firefly Gardens Wedding and Event Venue
Cute, quaint, and did I say cute? Firefly Gardens in Midlothian will charm you with its rustic (but pretty) amenities. It'll feel like you've stepped away from civilization to enjoy the quiet countryside, when in reality, it's only a little over half an hour away from the heart of Dallas. Choose the celebration package that best fits your needs, then sit back and relax as this vendor helps you plan your special day.
Set in Grapevine, The Laurel is perfect for the couples whose hearts belong in Texas. Surrounded by the state's beautiful hill country, this venue will have all of your guests falling in love with the Lone Star State. The intimate chapel provides the perfect setting for your vows, and your pictures will turn out wonderfully with so many great backdrops. Everyone will feel right at home while making memories for a lifetime.
The White Sparrow Barn
Perfectly white and absolutely stunning, it's no surprise that this wedding venue has been voted one of the best in America. Located in Quinlan, everything about The White Sparrow Barn will charm you. Rustic chandeliers, original architecture, and pretty natural surroundings will lend your wedding an aesthetic that simply can't be replicated anywhere else.
Big Sky Event Center
Located in Royse City, this venue can accommodate plenty of guests and will impress with its outdoor ceremony site. Enjoy a five-acre pond, covered patios, and their special "wall of windows." Plus, this venue lets you pick all of your own vendors, so you truly are free to create the wedding that is just right for you.
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