When it comes to getting married in Texas, it seems like there’s a barn on every corner. You, however, want something different. I set out to find some of the coolest, most interesting wedding venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, organized by style.

If you’re an engaged couple looking for an unconventional Texas wedding venue, this is the ultimate list of unique venues to host your wedding, all within one hour or less from DFW. Check them out below and tell me which ones are your favorite!

Modern

The Hall of Lights

Location: Carrollton, Texas
Max Capacity: 300 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor space, ceremony + reception, religious chapel available, private dressing suite, luxury outdoor pool, tables + chairs, AV equipment, on-site catering

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The Hall of Lights is a new, ultra-modern wedding venue in Carrollton, Texas. The concrete exterior is sleek and contemporary and the starry-lit ceiling in the main hall feels luxurious and magical. This spacious venue is perfect for the non-traditional couple with a sophisticated, modern vibe.

Marty Leonard Chapel

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Max Capacity: 200 guests
Features: Indoor space only, ceremony only, interfaith chapel, dressing room, AV equipment, supports local non-profit
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Marty Leonard Chapel is a beautiful modern 90s ceremony venue designed by world-renowned architect E. Fay Jones. With its soft warm color palette and striking lines showcasing the unique geometric windows, Marty Leonard Chapel is an inviting, interfaith chapel fitting a wide range of personalities and tastes.

Loco Lake

Location: Sunset, Texas
Max Capacity: 240 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor space, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs, AV equipment, private lake
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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The eclectic, modern design of Loco Lake contrasted with 40 acres of open-sky lakefront views, makes this funky North Texas venue stand out from the norm. Loco Lake is a favorite choice for couples wanting a bold, colorful wedding without going too feminine.

Live! by Loews

Location: Arlington, Texas
Max Capacity: 400+ guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor space, ceremony + reception, private dressing suite, guest lodging accommodations, tables + chairs, AV equipment, on-site catering + drinks
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Industrial

Hickory Street Annex

Location: Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas
Max Capacity: 250 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor space, ceremony + reception, private dressing suite, tables + chairs
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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WED Spaces

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Max Capacity: 120 guests
Features: Indoor space only, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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HR Ranch

Location: Terrell, Texas
Max Capacity: 280 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor space, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs, on-site commercial kitchen, guest lodging accommodations
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Sunago Bell

Location: Denton, Texas
Max Capacity: 150 guests
Features: Indoor space only, ceremony + reception, private dressing suite, tables + chairs, AV equipment
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Trinity River Audubon Center | Boxwood Hospitality

Location: Dallas, Texas
Max Capacity: 150 guests
Features: Indoor + outdoor space, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables, chairs + linens
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Century Hall

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Max Capacity: 240 guests
Features: Indoor space only, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Elegant

The Mason

Location: Dallas, Texas
Max Capacity: 200 guests
Features: Indoor space only, ceremony + reception, private dressing suite, tables + chairs, AV equipment, on-site commercial kitchen
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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The Fort Worth Club

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Max Capacity: 400+ guests
Features: Indoor space only, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables, chairs + linens
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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The Olana | Walters Wedding Estates

Location: Hickory Creek, Texas
Max Capacity: 275 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables, chairs + linens, indoor pool + bowling alley
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Brighton Abbey

Location: Aubrey, Texas
Max Capacity: 175 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs, AV equipment
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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The Venue at 400 North Ervay | Boxwood Hospitality

Location: Dallas, Texas
Max Capacity: 140 guests
Features: Rooftop + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suite, tables + chairs
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park

Location: Dallas, Texas
Max Capacity: 400+ guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suite, tables, chairs + tableware
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Southwestern

Lazy S Hacienda

Location: Weatherford, Texas
Max Capacity: 215 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs, helicopter pad
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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La Palmilla

Location: Nemo, Texas
Max Capacity: 200 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs, guests lodging accommodations, helicopter pad
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Hotel Drover

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Max Capacity: 250 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs, guest lodging accommodations
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Rest Yourself River Ranch

Location: Mineral Wells, Texas
Max Capacity: 250 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs, guest lodging accommodations, spa
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Garden

Texas Discovery Gardens

Location: Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
Max Capacity: 250 guests
Features: Outdoor + Indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suite, tables + chairs, butterfly house
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Ashton Gardens | Walters Wedding Estates

Location: Corinth, Texas
Max Capacity: 275 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables, chairs, linens + tableware
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Nasher Sculpture Center

Location: Dallas, Texas
Max Capacity: 200 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, tables, chairs + tableware, AV equipment
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Hidden Gardens

Location: Lakeside, Texas
Max Capacity: 100 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs
Vendor Policy: Semi-open (bartending + security)
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The Springs Venue Waxahachie

Location: Waxahachie, Texas
Max Capacity: 300 guests
Features: Outdoor + indoor spaces, ceremony + reception, private dressing suites, tables + chairs
Vendor Policy: Semi-open
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Hey! I'm Rachel, but you can call me Rae!

I’m an Army veteran who has been photographing and planning weddings across the country for 10 years. 

 

I’ve seen all the crazy, the tears and drama and I’ve learned how to anticipate the chaos so when you hire me, you can sit back and relax knowing your wedding day is handled. Period.

Say NO to cookie-cutter and YES to intention.

Let's preserve the traditions that hold sentimental value, discard those that don't resonate, and create new, meaningful rituals that mark the genesis of your unique family story.

I am your advocate and ally in gently steering away from unnecessary expectations from well-meaning friends and family. It’s all about finding the sweet spot between honoring tradition and embracing the new