Situated on the plains of North Texas and anchoring the eastern side of the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, myriad venues exist to plan and host a dream wedding in Dallas, Texas. With a large number of churches, synagogues, and other religious facilities available, Dallas weddings often take place in intimate settings with sentimental significance to either the bride or the groom. Engaged couples thinking "outside the box," however, have many fabulous, "dream" settings in which to hold their Dallas weddings.
Although open to anyone planning a wedding in Dallas, the Perkins Chapel on the campus of Southern Methodist University is a popular spot for graduates of the school. The chapel is in close proximity to multiple reception sites and features an elegant central aisle, an architectural point not as prevalent in community churches as it used to be. The Chapel plays host to about two hundred weddings a year and offers such amenities as an in-house organist, a traffic officer, and a light and sound technician. The Chapel rents for $1,200 and if the couple wants a videotape of their nuptials an additional $1,300 will be charged.
A more opulent location for a wedding in Dallas can be found slightly south of the city in Burleson at the 10,000-square foot Annabelle Mansion on the twenty-acre Sunset Ranch. The elegant, antebellum mansion is located fifteen minutes from downtown Fort Worth and forty minutes from downtown Dallas. In this fairy tale setting graceful swans gliding on the surface of a reflective pond greet guests entering the gates of the property at the head of the winding drive. The mansion itself features a picturesque double staircase and has a three-level elevator to ensure that wedding guests of all ages and abilities will have full access to all facilities.
For a wedding in Dallas with ease of access to both airports, the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Los Colinas is an excellent choice both for location and services offered. The four-hundred acre resort is fifteen minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and twenty from the smaller Love Field. Full limousine service is available as well as an on site expert to coordinate with wedding planners. The resort offers multiple ballroom and function rooms, has outdoor areas available for wedding photography, a beauty salon, and even offers a Romantic Honeymoon Package for that first night as husband and wife.
Another option for a wedding in Dallas would be one of the areas country club though membership restrictions may apply. The Brookhaven Country Club can accommodate seated dinners of up to 550 people and up to 1000 for reception-style gatherings. The club will create special ice sculptures and offers an event planner, musicians, and wedding cake design. (Other local country clubs include the Dallas Country Club and Lakewood Country Club.)
Whether choosing the intimacy of a family church or synagogue or opting for any one of a number of elegant local venues, a wedding in Dallas cannot help but be both romantic and memorable both for the newlyweds and their friends and family.