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Elmwood Gardens

Palestine, TX View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
81 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

Elmwood Gardens is equal parts historic farm venue and the perfect regional destination convenient for all locations in the in the greater Dallas, Texas area. Being out countryside is the new in to dance the night away. This whimsical Gatsby- esque venue features rustic elements and rolling vistas where couples can wed, dine, and commemorate. Charmingly idyllic gazebos, fountains, flora and fauna await you at Elmwood Gardens via a lusciously 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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Cake
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Valet

Cuisine
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:

  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Other Services
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:

  • Aisle markers
  • Aisle runners
  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tent accessories
  • Tents

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?

$6,500

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

$5,500

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?

$6,500

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

$5,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

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

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

81 Reviews

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    Casey Y. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Loved our wedding!!!

    I am not likely to give a 5 out of 5 on anything, really, as I have extremely high standards and know exactly what I want. Elmwood Gardens deserves the 5 out of 5 stars in ALL categories because they exceeded our expectation in every single way. Chef Pamela is talented, professional and always assertive; her team, worked very hard to uphold those exact standards and anticipated everything that needed to be done... before it needed to be done. Those qualities are hard to come by with any service (especially for a wedding) but Provence made everything easy, organic and absolutely wonderful. Chef Pamela was accessible, flexible, concise with attention to detail, respectful of our choices and most importantly accommodating to all of our needs. The cake was BEAUTIFUL, food was DELICIOUS and set up was PERFECTION. The success of our big day is truly owed to Elmwood Gardens, Chef Pamela and her team. We are eager to plan something, anything else, just to work with Chef Pamela again!
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    Karen Married on 06/04/2021
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    Amazing Experience

    Our daughters wedding was hosted by Elmwood Gardens on June 4, 2021. Allow me to say, it had been a very long year for us due to Covid pushing dates back then followed by a venue cancellation due to excessive rain and flooding. It looked like my daughters wedding was not going to happen until I answered the phone and an angel on the other end said he could host my daughters wedding in 5 days. This is not a typo....5 days! We met with the owner, Michael, the next morning and we were amazed with his excitement and hospitality. He was so encouraging that my daughter would have the wedding of her dreams. The venue is amazingly beautiful and complimented my daughters boho style. Micheal went above and beyond to cater to our every need, and my daughters wedding was absolutely beautiful. He is a good man with an amazing talent in hospitality. If you are looking for a personal experience that reaches far beyond what today’s retail venues can offer, Elmwood Gardens will be your choice.
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    Alissa Y. Married on 05/18/2019
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    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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Deals

Elmwood Gardens 1
Offer
$1000 OFF OUR SITE RENTAL PACKAGE OR ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE FOR FRIDAY/SUNDAY DATES!
Elmwood Gardens 2
Gift
THIS PACKAGE IS FOR A SUNDAY DATE IN 2014 ONLY! THE PACKAGE INCLUDES: 4 HOURS FOR THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION, 5 HOURS EARLY ACCESS AND USE OF OUR DRESSING COTTAGES, CHOICE OF CEREMONY SITE (INCLUDE CEREMONY CHAIRS), HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE OR VINTAGE WHITE CONVERTIBLE FOR BRIDE'S ENTRANCE TO THE CERMONY SITE, 4200 SQUARE FOOT INDOOR RECEPTION HALL WITH TABLE CHAIRS AND WHITE LINENS, PLUS A FREE BRIDES CAKE, GROOMS CAKE, & 50 CAKE POPS!!!! UP TO 150 GUESTS: $2000
Elmwood Gardens 3
Offer
Save $500 on an All Inclusive Package when you book a Friday or Sunday Wedding!

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
ATW Productions ATW Productions Wedding Videographers

We love Elmwood Gardens!!!

Jennifer Willard Photography Jennifer Willard Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

The Fatt Apple Catering The Fatt Apple Catering Wedding Caterers

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!!!

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680 An County Road 446 Elmwood Palestine, TX, 75803
9035492716
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