Weddings

Hall of State

Dallas, TX View map Visit website
Rating 3.2 out of 5
   3 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

The Dallas Historical Society is a historic art gallery with a ballroom in the Dallas, Texas area where couples can host their weddings. At this elegant city venue couples will find grand halls of stone all around, including polished stone floors and massive stone columns. This venue is located in the city of Dallas, just 10 minutes from The Dallas World Aquarium.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 350 guests to join them on their wedding day at the Dallas Historical Society. Numerous rooms throughout this venue are available for use on the couple’s wedding day. The Hall of Heroes makes a great location for a cocktail reception. Taking the shape of a semicircle, this hall features impressive bronze statues and leads straight to The Great Hall, where couples can host a wedding reception. This sizeable hall has two-story high ceilings with white columns stretching up to meet them. A giant gold sculpture hangs on the wall at the back of this venue. Couples can also use this space for ceremonies with a golden background. There is a lecture hall, Texas rooms, and even clear tents available as additional locations in the Dallas Historical Society. The constantly changing exhibits ensure an exciting experience for any wedding.

Services Offered
Couples can host any wedding-related event at this venue, including ceremonies and receptions, bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. The venue provides event rental items such as tables and chairs for a couple’s wedding or other event. Couples can relax in a bridal suite prior to their big day, while guests will find convenient the venue’s onsite parking and wireless Internet.

History
This stunning Hall of State in Fair Park, the name of the facility itself, was built for the 1936 Centennial Exposition by the State of Texas. The Dallas Historical Society, however, has been around much longer than its brick-and-mortar location. The society began in 1922. Their mission is to protect, observe and exhibit the heritage of the city and state.

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?

$1750

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

$1750

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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    Stephanie Married on 04/08/2017
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    We were very excited to get married and the Hall of State! The price was very reasonable, and we fell in love with it as soon as we walked in. They host many events, including weddings, so they have almost everything you need. They have a preferred list of vendors for catering, and that made life easier because we didn't have to worry about making sure a vendor we wanted to use new the ropes of this historic building. Nora was very helpful, and our planner communicated with her often to make sure our day went as planned. Beautiful venue, beautiful wedding!
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    Tahirah F. Married on 12/22/2019
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    Beautiful historical building for a timeless event

    The Hall of State was absolutely beautiful and so unique. You cannot beat the grandeur of the venue, and especially the gold medallion in the great hall. Having our wedding here made it feel like a world class event, and the venue really spoke for itself with its timeless architecture and built-in features. The HoS required very minimal decoration, which was a huge saving for our budget. Nora is the site coordinator and she was great to work with, extremely kind and accommodating, and she even allowed me to use my caterer even though they were not on the approved list (they had experience working in a historical venue). The only downside to the venue was extensive construction work on the outside of the building at the time of our wedding. This was not planned when we signed our contract and paid the deposit, but Nora made some concessions to make up for this. Although this didn't affect our event taking place inside, we missed out on some iconic photos on the front steps and our guests had to find their way in through the side door. I wish there would have been a way to avoid the construction due to the contracts DHS had to fulfill with weddings, corporate parties etc., but this is a city owned building and I understand that this was out of their hands. The bridal suite is also a bit small, it was a miracle that we were able to get two hairstylists, two makeup artists, and six girls to fit in here for a few hours. But it worked for our needs and we got some beautiful photos in this classic room. I'd still recommend their onsite suite over getting ready at a hotel nearby, much more convenient. As long as there isn't any construction/restoration going on, I highly recommend the Hall of State for a truly memorable and unique event to any future DFW brides.
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    Ifeoma Married on 05/12/2018
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    I want to start off by saying that it was an awful experience getting married here. The AC was not working on our wedding day. Our guests complained to them even before we did. When I ran into Nora, she said that she already called The city and that somebody was on the way to fix the AC. Our guests were sweating profusely. My wife was sweating as though she was in the sauna- in her wedding dress. Imagine how our pictures will be? That isn’t the most infuriating part! We called on Monday to talk to Molly Bogen and she said that she would have to talk to Nora and the electrician etc. We called again and Nora denied that the AC was faulty. In fact she flat out lied to our faces. She said the AC was at 67. Yet it was so hot in that building that our MC had to make multiple announcements to inform our guests not to worry that the AC will be fixed soon. Yet Nora Lenhart, lied and stated that the AC was perfectly fine. And that the City electrician that came stated that there was nothing wrong with it. That it was a good enough temperature for the arts stored in the building. Well, what about human life? I wonder why she had to call the city that night in the first place, if the Ac was working perfectly fine. I wonder why our guests were outside fanning themselves. I wonder why our room was literally empty, hours before the event ended. By the way we paid $250 for an extra hour. But they cleaned out the room and pretty much chased our guests out starting from 12:30 even though we paid till 2am.

    I would not recommend this place to anybody that has an important event or a wedding. Molly admitted that the building is old and that the AC might not be working like brand new. So, if that is her excuse and if they have no decency and if they are so dishonest and classless and unfair in their business practice, please do not entrust your once in a lifetime event to them. They are sweet until you sign the contract!

    I wish I would give it a one- star.

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3939 Grand Avenue Dallas, TX, 75210
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