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Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Fort Worth Botanical Garden

Fort Worth, TX View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
10 reviews
$1k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$1k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), located in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area of Texas, is a non-profit organization that also serves as a stunning wedding venue. Situated within the Fort Worth Cultural District, this is the ideal location for couples who are looking for a unique, yet natural feel for their special day. Wow your guests with truly one of a kind architectural designs including floor-to-ceiling windows, reclaimed cypress wood walls, and bamboo ceilings.

Facilities and Capacities
BRIT can accommodate up to 200 guests seated when using the entire facility. Both indoor and outdoor locations provide you with the best of both worlds. For your outdoor ceremony, couples can use the BRIT Prairie. Filled with native flowers and grasses, you will be surrounded by nature’s beauty as you say “I do.” The Exhibit Hall and Commons are ideal for your cocktail hour and dinner. With wood paneled ceilings and large windows, the elegant space is size-flexible for your needs. The Atrium is perfect for your reception. Featuring breathtaking architecture, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the surrounding scenery, this modern space will leave your guests talking. The space is lit with LED lights positioned within the unique reclaimed cypress wood wall. Wander up to the second floor outdoor Oak Terrace for a more intimate setting that still maintains the venue’s lavish structure. The Terrace space overlooks BRIT's native prairie.

Services Offered
BRIT offers a number of services for your big day:

  • Vendor suggestions and no outside vendor fees
  • A/V capability at no additional cost
  • Onsite venue manager to focus on making your day special
  • Walk through with venue manager prior to wedding day
  • Variety of layout configurations and no chair fees
  • Convenient, security-monitored parking

History
Founded in 1987, BRIT is a non-profit organization that strives to learn more about the plant world and the value plants bring to our lives. During its over 30 years of service, BRIT scientists have been able to preserve plant specimens and locate scores of new species previously unknown to science.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,700

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,700

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February

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    Samantha B. Married on 04/17/2021
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    Beautiful Unique Venue!

    The BRIT was the perfect venue for our wedding. Lydia was great and helped every step of the way. They provided a clean, beautiful and accommodating space for our day. The unique design of the building and outdoor spaces made for an elegant location for our ceremony and reception!
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    Erica Married on 04/13/2019
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    Simply beautiful!

    Loved every moment here on my wedding day! My wedding was simple and beautiful. Courtney was so sweet and helpful! Everyone was so nice and they answered every question I had.
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    Leslie Married on 04/21/2018
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    My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at the BRIT. It was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process. The staff, both Katherine and Courtney, were amazingly kind, thorough, and patient as I asked approximately ten million questions.

    One of the things I appreciated most was how helpful they were. About a month before the wedding, the house I was supposed to stay at, and where we would have taken pictures in the morning if it rained, fell through. I asked the BRIT if we could use the atrium as a rain plan and they were very accommodating, which was great, because it rained. We had a really nice, dry, space to take pictures and we ended up getting a really nice first look. Courtney was also very helpful when our caterer needed twice as many tables as they said they would the week before.

    We had 160 people at our wedding. It was an afternoon wedding and didn't have a formal meal service so we did not have tables for everyone, but we probably could have made it work if we had needed to. Courtney was really helpful as we worked on the floor plan and I was very happy with how everything turned out. The space was also beautiful, and the natural light was great. We were able to see the outside without having to experience the outside, which was fortunate given the weather.

    All around it was a great experience and it was an extra bonus to my husband and I that our wedding could contribute science and education in such a cool way.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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This is an overlooked gem that definitely needs a look! Modern and unique interior mixed with natural Texan prairie right outside of floor to ceiling windows makes for a seamlessly chic venue. Outdoor and indoor options for smaller weddings with a price tag that won't shock as much as many other venues in the DFW area. Give Katherine a call, and check it out, cause the BRIT team will not let you down!

Map

1700 University Drive Fort Worth, TX, 76107
8173324441
Location of (Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Fort Worth Botanical Garden)

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