Wedding Ideas and Event Venues
One of the great things about running a carriage company is that you get to go to weddings and events at some wonderful places. People ask me all the time about the best places for weddings and proposals in Sundance Square in Fort Worth. I want to share some of my favorite places for weddings along with ideas for proposals, anniversaries and having fun in Sundance Square and all across North Texas.
This section of the web site is just for fun. We're not selling anything and no one is paying us for recommendations. The listings below are in alphabetical order.
List of Wedding Ideas Venues and Fun Stuff
Ashton Depot Catering & Events in Fort Worth
The historic Santa Fe Depot (now The Ashton Depot) was originally opened on March 1, 1899 in response to a growing demand for railroad service in Fort Worth. In 1938 the depot was renovated and modernized as part of an extensive program undertaken by the Fort Worth Union Passenger Station and the Santa Fe Railroad. The station served several lines until 1960. Amtrak operated passenger rail service out of the station between 1973 and 1995. Today, the Santa Fe Depot is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1970.
Today, the neoclassical Beaux Arts-Style terminal has been restored to its original beauty and distinctiveness. The original stained glass windows, barrel-vaulted ceilings, and marble floors are stunning, emanating an atmosphere of timeless style and grace.
Ashton Depot Catering on Ashton Depot Catering
"Your special event demands experienced undivided attention. Ashton Depot Catering + Events delivers unmatched, memorable solutions to improbable demands. Our success is always focused on providing impeccable service through our attention to detail, our food, venues and style. Combining the freshest ingredients, innovative creativity and total quality service, exemplifies our passion for creating a lifelong memory."
Ashton Depot Catering + Events
1501 Jones St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Baker Street Harbor in Granbury
Waterfront Bed and Breakfast
Baker Street Harbour Waterfront Bed&Breakfast offers you a quiet place to have your special day. With two acres of land located on the lake, whether you choose to have your wedding in the gazebo or at the water's edge overlooking Lake Granbury, they can make your wedding day special.
This intimate Bed&Breakfast on Lake Granbury offers ample outdoor space for a wedding party with many guests combined with the amenities and privacy you expect. Among the several rooms available, the Dr. Doyle suite is the perfect place for your honeymoon with it's spaciousness and two person Jacuzzi.
They have several Wedding Packages designed to fit different budgets. Complimentary consultation for event planning is available, and they also have a local wedding coordinator available to help you plan your special event. Perry and Terry Wray will take excellent care of you. Contact them today.
Baker Street Harbor Bed&Breakfast
511 South Baker Street
Granbury, Texas 76048
Contact: Perry or Terry
Brownstone Wedding Chapel in Weatherford
Historic 1894 Chapel Located in Downtown Weatherford
This turn of the century landmark chapel is available for weddings, receptions, and other events. The chapel seats 150 guests and is fully handicapped-accessible. Featuring elegant bride and groom dressing rooms. A bridal staircase complete with customized theatrical lighting effects descends from the bride's room into the sanctuary. The chapel's stained glass windows overlook an ample center aisle and oak pews. The reception hall includes tables, chairs, and linens; centerpieces, and a convenient kitchen with all set-up and clean-up. You may use your own caterer.
Brownstone Wedding Chapel
112 W. Oak
Weatherford, Texas 76086
Contact: Molly Cantrell
Chandor Gardens in Weatherford
Elegant English Garden Estate
Chandor Gardens is the work of famous twentieth century portrait artist Douglas Chandor. Chandor moved to America in 1926 to marry and settle in Weatherford Texas. Over a period of 16 years Douglas Chandor converted a cactus covered hillside into a truly outstanding one-man garden that remains as a testament to his gardening and artistic skills. Today, the 3.5 acre Chandor Estate and formal gardens are operated by the City of Weatherford.
A Special Place for Special Events
Chandor Gardens is the perfect setting for weddings, retreats, and private parties for up to 200 people. Rentals can include the garden, the elegant 5600 square foot mansion, or both. The historic mansion is available for rehearsal dinners and indoor weddings for groups of 10 to 125.
Chandor Gardens is the place to marry in Weatherford. Make an appointment to view the facility and to find out more about wedding options at Chandor Gardens.
711 West Lee Ave.
Weatherford, Texas 76086
Contact: Karen Nantz
City Club in Fort Worth
Your Dream Wedding in Downtown Fort Worth
A great location in downtown Fort Worth combined with an endless range of accommodations and professional guidance make City Club a great choice for a rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, or reception.
From their web site:
Fort Worth hospitality, unsurpassed personal service and a romantic ambience allow City Club to exceed a bride�s wedding expectations. The spectacular City Club overlooks historic Sundance Square and can accommodate an intimate gathering or a lavish reception. City Club is the perfect setting for an elegant wedding ceremony, memorable reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower.
As a fully integrated event planning and catering company, restaurant and private club, we are here to make the impossible possible. From event conception to menu design, entertainment and d�cor, our Wedding coordinator will work with you to create a seamless and spectacular event.
The Wedding Coordinator will assist you in logistics, vendor set-up and tear down, arrange the tasting and execute the agenda on the night of the wedding. If you decide to have your wedding ceremony at City Club, our Wedding Coordinator will make sure that your wedding party is in the right place at the right time during the rehearsal and also during the actual event. From booking your reception, planning the menu and even coordinating your stylish send-off, the Wedding Coordinator will make sure that your wedding is fun for you and fabulous for your friends and family.
Contact Amy Shackelford , CMP, CTA , Director of Catering and Event Sales, and she can help you plan your dream wedding reception.
City Club Fort Worth
301 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Contact: Amy Shackelford
Inn on Lake Granbury
Charming Modern B&B on Lake Granbury
A full service North Texas wedding venue, located on the lake in Granbury Texas, offering the highest quality in accommodations, location and event planning.
Each guest room is luxurious and unique — some with stone fireplaces, others with relaxing sitting areas, outside porches or balconies. Feathered beds are wrapped in the finest linens and draped with pillows. The decor is both casual and elegant. Each room also has a private bath with a large jetted tub or shower and luxurious guest robes and extra pillows for your comfort.
The Inn on Lake Granbury is both close to the historic town square and Lake Granbury. The Inn provides the atmosphere of a private lakefront vacation home with the benefits of a bed and breakfast. With almost two acres of beautiful landscaped waterfront gardens and a flagstone pool with waterfall, the opportunities for outdoor adventures abound.
Inn on Lake Granbury
205 West Doyle Street
Granbury, Texas 76048
877-573-0046 (toll free)
Lone Oak Winery in Burleson Texas
Wedding Event Venue and Winery
An outdoor venue providing five acres of cultivated vineyards, stately oak trees, and many open grassy areas. Each package includes an intimate creek-side patio available for cocktails and portraits, a dance floor area for your reception, the use of vineyards, winery, and tasting room, a 300-square foot bridal suite, use of the property for bridal and engagement photos, electricity available throughout winery, and abundant parking and accessible restrooms for all guests.
The Staff and Setup
Each package includes a professional wedding venue coordinator for all your planning, rehearsal, and day-of-event needs; a full staff available for setup, throughout the event, and general clean up; and a full wine service and service staff are available. All chairs, tables and linens are included in each package, styles will vary depending on package.
Rehearsal and Ceremony
Each package includes an on-site rehearsal with wedding coordinator, complimentary wine for your guests as they arrive, and use of the facility for four hours
Lone Oak Winery Inc.
2116 FM 731
Burleson, Texas 76028
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Wedding Reception as Art
The Modern Art Museum was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando to embody the pure, unadorned elements of modern art. The museum is located in Fort Worth's celebrated Cultural District, directly opposite the Kimbell Art Museum. The five pavilions that comprise the museum are surrounded by a large reflective pond, a sculpture garden, and terrace. The museum cafe, Cafe Modern was named one of America's Best Restaurants by Gourmet Magazine.
Reception options include the Cafe Modern, or the Cafe and Grand Lobby, or the Sculpture Garden. Combine any of these options with gallery access. Cafe Modern is the exclusive caterer for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The menu options seem endless — and delicious.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Contact: Jennifer Noorlag-Cano
Rough Creek Lodge Near Glen Rose
Why Get Married at Rough Creek Lodge?
That's the hypothetical question they pose on the Wedding page of their web site. Their first answer is: "Top Five Places in the World to Get Married - Peter Greenberg, NBC Today Show." There are seven equally impressive answers that follow this one. I guess the short answer to the question is "World Class."
From their web site:
Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, and Rough Creek will help make all your dreams come true. If it's a lavish Texas wedding you desire, our on site chapel, gourmet dining and romantic accommodations will bring all that to life. You might want to take your Fort Worth, Dallas wedding outside and say "I Do" with Texas wildflowers as your backdrop, under a canopy of live oaks...
Rough Creek Lodge provides an on site Certified Wedding Consultant, Brenda Weaver, to assist with wedding plans, making sure your wedding day is everything you could ever imagine. Their world class culinary experts will handle every detail of your reception dinner and wedding cake.
To paraphrase one of the accolades from the Dallas Observer, Rough Creek Lodge is the best wedding venue in Dallas that's not exactly "in" Dallas. Call Brenda Weaver at Rough Creek Lodge today for more information.
Rough Creek Lodge
5165 County Road 2013
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
GPS Location: N32.6.8806 by W97.51.7614
Contact: Brenda Weaver
Wispering Creek Ranch in Granbury
Private and Tranquil Wedding Venue
Located 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth near historic Granbury Texas, Whispering Creek Ranch is tucked away in a tranquil countryside setting with a 200 acre wildlife preserve, beautiful views and unforgettable settings. Wispering Creek Ranch includes an impressive Wedding Chapel and Reception Hall.
Wispering Creek Ranch has everything you need for your wedding and reception on their beautiful ranch. And, Granbury with its range of unique attractions and accommodations is close by!
Wispering Creek Ranch
Property shown by appointment. Call for details.
Granbury (Acton), Texas 76049
(972) 445-7003 (metro)
YWCA in Downtown Fort Worth
Historic Venue Near Sundance Square
The historic YWCA building at 4th and Burnett offers the ideal location to treat your guests to the charm and elegance of an earlier time. This historic landmark building reflects both the architectural and social character of Fort Worth in the 1920's. Designed by noted Fort Worth architect Wyatt C. Hedrick as an Elks Lodge Hotel, this building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Spanish Renaissance styled Great Room provides a romantic setting for an intimate wedding ceremony. It has a beamed and stenciled ceiling of gold, teal and green, ceramic tile floor and an impressive fireplace. A marble staircase with wrought iron railing affords a dramatic entrance for the bride.
YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County
512 West 4th Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Contact: Jennifer Weber
Horse and Carriage Service
Special services available during the week of Valentine's Day in Sundance Square Fort Worth. Celebrate this romantic day in a special way.
A fairy tale wedding complete with a white carriage pulled by a purebred Clydesdale, Belgian, or white draft horse on your special day.
Custom parade service is available to accommodate large or small parties. We come to a location of your choice to celebrate any occasion.
What better way to tour beautiful historic Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth than in an elegant horse and carriage.
Honor your loved one with a traditional last ride. Our horse drawn hearse is available for funeral service in the Dallas Fort Worth area and throughout the great state of Texas.
The Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art in the Downtown Cultural District. Photo provided by The Fort Worth Modern.