Top Five Venues for a Country Wedding

Top Five Venues for a Country Wedding

What I Learned at the Dallas Bridal Show

Wedding venue: two words that determine one of the most important places where you’ll make one of the most important decisions of your life. So, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. I’m here to help – with the assistance of bridal experts at the Dallas Bridal Show.

If you don’t already know, bridal shows really narrow down options by showing the bride what she’ll get for her money, since she’ll be spending enough as it is. It’s a way to see the dream instead of just dream it.

Naturally, I’ve always been drawn to barn weddings. There’s the whole, “I belong down south” thing again. My idea of a dream wedding is anything rustic. Mason jars. Burlap bows. Cowgirl boots. Bridesmaid flannels. String lights hanging from the ceiling. Sprigs of baby’s breath in the centerpieces. I can see all of this in my wedding Pinterest board as I am typing.

In this wonderful state, there are SO many barn venues... Here are my picks from the Dallas Bridal Show!

The JL Bar Ranch and Resort: The Unrivaled Experience

Jerry Hayes Photography

Every bride wants a beautiful backdrop to the most special day of her life. Nestled among the oaks and prickly pear, this venue offers a beautiful setting with a custom experience. From an intimate wedding to a guest list of 550, JL Bar Ranch and Resort would love to show you how they can make your wedding a memory to cherish. Each wedding is customized and the couple is given all-day access!  

With on-site catering and lodging, this makes it the ideal wedding destination!



Chapel Creek Ranch: Say Your Vows in Rolling Hills

Chapel Creek Ranch 3D rendering

This venue will be a brand new rustic wedding venue in Denton. From the brand new rustic barn, to the newly renovated white-washed chapel, you are sure to find something that fits your unique style out at the ranch! With indoor and outdoor locations to hold your ceremony and reception, the opportunities are endless. You are invited to spend ALL day at the ranch to have rehearsal breakfast, skeet shoot, or even just relax.  With 100 year old barns and outdoor bistro lighting, it is sure to capture your heart!

Opens Early 2017.

Hidden Pines Chapel: Texas Hill Country-Inspired

Hidden Pines Chapel Website

This venue features a chapel and reception hall that accommodates up to 325 guests. It is the perfect blend of rustic and elegant. Southern charm is personified throughout the entire venue. The Chapel: dramatic austin stone fireplace, gorgeous draping, walls of beautiful windows, spacious 40-ft ceilings, and a grand staircase to make a dramatic entrance. The Reception Hall: sliding barn doors that personifies Texas-chic ambience, stone and granite built-in bar, sparkly chandeliers. This place is sure to give you the country setting with city style and modern elegance!



The Grand Ivory 3D rendering

The Grand Ivory: Nestled on 18 Rolling Acres

This custom-built venue is perfectly tailored to host unforgettable celebrations. From the exquisitely designed barn, intimate chapel with scenic views, and full-service cottages to serve as bridal and groom suites. With a view of the countryside and modern comforts and conveniences, this southern yet modern venue can be customized to the wedding of your dreams! 

Opens July 2017. 



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Blaine Stone Lodge: First Look by the Lake

This rustic venue is currently being built in the beautiful Texas country. Blaine Stone Lodge has a gorgeous backdrop of a private lake, rugged luxury amenities, and an upscale lodge. Full of southern style and grace, other amenities include access to 60 acres, bridal and groom suites, a cedar pergola, and a capacity to hold 300+ of your closest friends and family.

“Our team will work with our brides from day one, helping them craft and customize their details, alleviating unnecessary stress and allowing them and their guests to celebrate without worry,” Candi Tebbs, Sales and Marketing Manager, said. “Having the opportunity to create memorable moments with our brides is the most fun job in the world.”

Opens June 2017.



You can find other shows in North Texas coming up this year here!

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