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We work very hard to ensure that each event exceeds your expectations. Gather is located in historic Downtown McKinney with its original hard wood floors and pressed tin ceiling dating back to 1935. Add to that a room filled with crystal chandeliers and you’ve found McKinney’s most sought-after venue for your romantic wedding, blow out birthday party, intimate rehearsal dinner or any other private event. Gather has the capability to hold up to 200 guests up and mingling and 150 guests for a seated meal with a dancefloor.

With the Venue Rental are 60” round tables and black cross back chairs. Also available for rent are floor length table linens & cloth napkins , as well as all of the china/flatware/glassware needed for your event. Gather staff is required at all events and will be charged according to your headcount. (1) Event Staff Member for every 20 guests at $130 each, (1) Bartender for every 50 guests at $130 each and (1) Kitchen Staff Member at $130. You are welcome to use our Preferred Catering service or choose your own Licensed and Certified outside caterer for a $300 outside catering fee. We offer several different Bar options for alcohol being offered to your guests. If you choose to offer anything outside of beer, wine and champagne, security will be required.

We look forward to hearing back from you and can’t wait to hear more details about your event.

Have a wonderful day, and please let us know if you would like to schedule a tour and further discuss options. Please provide us with which day(s)/time(s) you would like to book a tour.

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Joy K. Married on 01/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection! Rustic meets sophistication!

Rehearsal dinner perfection! I wish I could give this rating SIX stars instead of five because they surpassed in every way. The food was amazing, the setting was warm, inviting, beautiful! Darrell, Jill and Donna were a step ahead of us at every turn. They accommodated our every request and anticipated our needs before we even knew we had them. Professional and personal! I would recommend Gather in Downtown McKinney for ANY event. Ours happened to be a rehearsal dinner for 80. . . but they could handle anything, large or small. THANK YOU Gather!
Ben F. Married on 02/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

5/5 - would use for next marriage.

The unique space of Gather, combined with the excellent service, made our wedding and reception fun, stress-free, and memorable.

Our wedding had around 65 people, but the space can easily be arranged to support 100+ guests comfortably. On a nice day, there are several unique locations nearby for pictures. On a not-so-nice day, like ours, there are some great locations in the venue itself, so you wont miss out on having a cool backdrop. Acoustics were important to us, and the intimate space allows you to be heard during the ceremony without microphones. The location of the venue just can't be beat. With a shiny new parking garage right down the street, parking isn't a problem. There's also the added benefit of being within walking distance of the main square, so if you feel like going out after, there are lots of options.

If you plan on hiring a day of coordinator - hire Jennifer, the venue's owner. She has tons of experience, is always upbeat and positive, organized, patient, and all around awesome. We seriously can't say enough great things about her. Between being attentive to the bridal party in the bridal suite, and keeping us fed and watered throughout the night, we didn't have much to worry about and could focus on being present. She'll give you as little or as much help as you need ironing out the finer details of the wedding, and ensure you end up happy.

For food, Gather has an exclusive caterer, CN Catering. They have a decent number of different options to choose from. Appetizers in particular were great, and we'll give a special shout out to the Honey Walnut Shrimp for being delicious. Instead of cake, we went with the bite-sized desserts, which was a great choice.

The staff was especially fantastic. They were responsive and professional, and made us feel like VIPs the whole day.

All in all, our wedding at Gather was really incredible and we were so glad we decided to celebrate there.
Sumer C. Married on 12/13/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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We were well pleased with Jennifer and her staff. They were responsive, kind, efficient, patient and well trained. The food was delicious and our experience with Gather was wonderful! This venue is well worth your time and money. Thank you for allowing me to recommend Gather in Downtown McKinney without reservation.
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Holly Viles Design Holly Viles Design Wedding Florists

Gather is hands down my favorite McKinney wedding spot if you are looking for a charming place to hold your wedding and/or reception. We have worked with them for many years now and all of brides are well taken care of by Crystal and her staff. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is absolutely one of a kind.

David Cheney Photography David Cheney Photography Wedding Photographers

I have shot a few events at Gather, and every experience was amazing! Beautiful spot in historic McKinney, TX, and the staff always creates the most beautifully unique events for their clients. I have amazing images I'd love to share if you are considering this wonderful space. I must also add that the staff is very professional and great to work with...

The Stalk Market The Stalk Market Wedding Florists

Gather is the most romantic setting in downtown McKinney! The crystal chandeliers and brick walls are a perfect mix for any event!


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