Whether Dallas is your destination or your hometown, one thing is certain – there’s enough sky to go around. Which is precisely why, in this North Texas city and its surrounding terrain, we’re all about outdoor venues. From elegant ranches and rustic farms to one very lovely rose garden, we’re confident that these venues will make you want to saddle up, smell the roses and skip the air conditioning for a day.
Stone Oak Ranch
One quick hour from the heart of Dallas and worth every minute of the drive, Stone Oak Ranch is outdoor meets elegant in a 40 acre package. Exclusive use of the property is part of the deal, while couples can choose between a sweet chapel and an outdoor setting under a hundred year old oak tree for their ceremony before heading into a chandelier-lit barn to dance the night away.
Howell Family Farms
If you like rustic country romance, complete with dreamy lighting, hay-filled stables and a very well-worn saddle or two, Howell Family Farms probably has your wedding’s name on it. Add a long history of fantastic parties and a past firmly rooted in local lore and you’re set. Don’t forget to hope for nice weather for an open air – and barn door – reception.
Farmers Branch Rose Garden
Dating back to the 19th century, and crammed with the history of both the nearby town and North Texas as a whole, the Farmers Branch Historical Park is home to trees, trails, a community playhouse and, more recently, a rose garden fit for the ceremony of your dreams. Whether you choose to say “I do” with a Victorian cottage as your backdrop or make your vows surrounded by the flowers themselves the setting could hardly be more ideal.
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