Gather in Downtown McKinney, a banquet hall in the greater Dallas, Texas area, offers a historic location for a couple’s wedding. Couples will find an industrial space with elegant touches for their wedding, including bright crystal chandeliers in front of vintage exposed brick walls. This venue is located in McKinney, Texas, approximately 40 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
A total of 175 guests can join couples for their wedding at Gather in Downtown McKinney. This charming ground-level space can be partitioned into two rooms thanks to curtains. This gives couples the choice of using one side of the room for a ceremony and the other for a reception. On the side of the room typically used for ceremonies, couples will find a white bookshelf against a gray wall. The cubbies of the bookshelf can be filled with candles, flowers, or other thematic decor for a couple’s wedding. One side of the room features a weathered brick wall. Hardwood flooring runs throughout the space, leading into the reception area of the room. Chandeliers also hang throughout both spaces, casting a bright light throughout the space. The glass doors on both sides of the room add additional light. A bar takes up part of the dividing wall between the spaces, allowing guests to order drinks from either side. In the reception area, an equally vintage brick wall makes up one side of the room, painted with old advertisements from a time when it was the exterior of another building. Toward the back of the room, a large mirrored section of the wall makes the space feel even larger.
Chairs, tables, and a dance floor await couples at this accommodating venue. This historic space welcomes couples for ceremonies and receptions, but also bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Couples can prepare for their big day in a bridal suite, while staff members help with setup and clean up of the event. Other wedding services at this ballroom include:
Gather's chefs can prepare delicious cuisine decided upon by couples at private tastings. These dishes can be served in the following catering styles for a wedding reception or other elegant event:
Gather in Downtown McKinney has preserved the original romantic atmosphere of this 1930s space. The hand-scrapped floors and tin ceiling are the original elements of this venue that are still around today, offering charm and history for a couple’s wedding day.
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136 Reviews for Gather in Downtown McKinney
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Ben Faist · Getting married on 02/03/2021
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.Sent on 04/28/2020
Sumer Curry · Married on 12/13/2020
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.Sent on 01/09/2020
Melissa Pocza · Married on 04/01/2020
Elegant, Professional, Impeccable Staff!
LOVED hosting my Basic B! book launch at The Gather in Downtown McKinney, I couldn't of picked a more perfect place! Jennifer and the entire staff went out of their way for every guest and made it so easy for me to fly in and host a effortless beautiful event! The decor was beautiful and the ambiance of the sweet downtown elegant home town feel with even the Christmas lights still up was priceless! HIGHLY recommend!Sent on 02/11/2020
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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.
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...
Gather is the most romantic setting in downtown McKinney! The crystal chandeliers and brick walls are a perfect mix for any event!