Elmwood Gardens is a historic farm venue in the greater Dallas, Texas area. This whimsical and romantic venue features country elements in garden spaces where couples can wed, dine, and celebrate. Gazebos, fountains, and greenery await at Elmwood Gardens, located a scenic two-hour drive from downtown Dallas.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue welcomes a maximum of 300 guests for a couple’s wedding. At Elmwood Gardens, couples have numerous scenic wedding locations for their event. There are four ceremony-specific sites at this venue. There is a Wedding Walk, where couples walk down the aisle beneath the beams of a rustic wooden frame to a garden gazebo. At this ornate metal gazebo couples can exchange vows and begin their lives together. There is also a Stonewood Garden. At this location couples will find massive stones and boulders as well as a stone-laden water garden with a waterfall as their backdrop. This is a beautiful natural space for a couple’s wedding, completely unique to these gardens. There is also an open-air chapel, with a wooden frame and bell as the backdrop, and the Doors to Forever at the Trees of Faith, that couples may choose for their ceremony. Following the ceremony couples can take photos throughout these picturesque gardens. Fountains, flowers and foliage all await. Receptions can then take place in the Grand Texas Hall, capable of accommodating 300 guests for dinner with a dance floor. This antique country structure includes wooden ceilings, hardwood floors, and romantic lighting for a couple’s reception.
Couples will find many helpful services at their disposal when they host their wedding at Elmwood Gardens. Staff members assist with setup of the event, while couples get ready for their day in a bridal suite. Other services at this venue include:
Bartenders at this venue serve champagne for a toast and premium liquor from an open bar. Couples can have a signature drink at their reception and provide other varieties of outside alcohol to ensure they have their drink of choice for the night. Chefs cook up nearly every type of cuisine, from American to Caribbean and Indian to Mexican and everything in between. Gluten-free, kosher, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian options can all be offered for guests with dietary restrictions. The menu items for a couple’s reception can be served in the following catering styles:
Not only can couples host a ceremony and reception at this venue, they can also use it for a bridal shower or engagement party. For any occasion, they will find event items and rentals that include the usual tables and chairs with chair covers and a dance floor, but also:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Vikki · Married on 08/08/2015
Having my daughter's wedding at Elmwood Gardens was the best decision I made. It was a beautiful venue! My daughter loved Dee and even though she put Dee thru the ringer, she never said a mean word and tired to accommodate all that she asked her to do. Dee and James made us feel like part of their family. Very professional when it came to organizing and helping to assure that the wedding flowed without any mishaps. The guests that attended were very awed by the lovely landscape and the way the property was laid out. Have gotten many comments on the originality of the venue and it's beauty. The wedding walk was awesome! Everyone is still talking about the Horse and Carriage entrance of the bride! It was a stunning picture that will stick in everyone's mind for a long time to come. I loved that it had areas for both the bride/bride maids, groom/groom men and even a place for mother of the bride to relax during a long day of rehearsals. Made a hectic day much more enjoyable. Would recommend any bride to enjoy the experience of having their wedding at Elmwood Gardens!Sent on 08/16/2015
James and Vikki Mosley
Elmwood Gardens's reply:Thank you so much for such a lovely review Vikki, we truly enjoyed working with you and your family. Your idea by the way of asking your guests to mingle in the gardens while the photos were taking place turned out nicely. Good job, I think all of your guests enjoyed the event. We wish you all the best, keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
Alissa Youngbloom · Married on 05/18/2019
Best day of my life!
I absolutely love the property and all the different options we had we ended up getting rained on but still ended up being the most amazing and most gorgeous wedding ever thanks to all staff and the owners who were very helpful and friendly and wanted us to be completely happy with our experience and I am literally overjoyed with my day and how it turned out!Sent on 05/28/2019
Rhea-Lynn · Married on 05/04/2019
Michael has been the absolute most amazing person in helping us get exactly what we want AND MORE for our perfect wedding day! He generally responds within just a couple of minutes when I have a question or even if I'm just saying hi and telling him something about my day. When I first received a message from him reguarding Elmwood Gardens, I immediately felt that he truly cared that we were able to achieve everything we dream of for the wedding. He was very understanding when we had to bring our son, Kye, to our tour of the venue and even included him in the conversation. Kye enjoyed acting like one of the adults and even started trying to take over for Michael, which he thought was adorable. Michael is extremely accommodating and caring. He checks on us to see how we are doing every week. He has simply been the most amazing person, without him, I would probably have to wait a couple of years for a ceremony or get married at a place I wasn't happy with. He has made the impossible, possible in our near future. A beautiful ceremony with a gorgeous reception and at a cost that doesn't have me hyperventilating. Thank you Michael for all you have done and continue to do to make my (our) dream wedding come to life.Sent on 07/10/2018
We love Elmwood Gardens!!!
Best Place voted by Wedded Bliss & The Knott 3 years in a roll. Tell Laura Ann & Dee Dee we sent you. You will fall in love with all of the different and unique spots around this country estate has to show.
We, at The Fatt Apple Catering, absolutely love working at Elmwood Gardens! Dee Dee and Laura Ann make every wedding so professional and easy to deal with from beginning to end! They are amazing people that are amazing to work with!!! Two thumbs up for this venue!!!