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Texas Discovery Gardens

Dallas, TX View map Visit website
Rating 4.5 out of 5
48 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Butterfly House and Native Gardens
Nestled in the historic Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens is a wedding venue located in Dallas, Texas. The property comprises seven and a half acres of lush flowers, native and adapted plants, and organic gardens. When it’s not hosting nuptials, the nonprofit welcomes children and adults through its doors to learn about conservation and the environment. Originally opened in 1936 as the Hall of Horticulture for the Texas Centennial Exposition, the conservatory was the first public garden in Texas. Featuring a house of butterflies, an insectarium, and a number of scenic event spaces, this is a dreamy venue in which to commemorate life’s milestones.

Facilities and Capacity
Texas Discovery Gardens has two outdoor locations and two indoor areas for couples to hold their romantic celebrations. Outside, the Grand Allée offers a long and narrow lawn flanked by tall evergreen Savannah holly trees. A spacious green that can host upwards of 600 people, this site boasts a dazzling fountain at one end. More intimate exchanges of vows can take place on the Circular Lawn, which is ringed with evergreens and a serene koi pond. For a truly unique option, the Butterfly House is also available for ceremonies. This breathtaking, multi-level glass vivarium abounds in 500 free-flying butterflies, which may even alight upon the newlyweds as they tie the knot. This option is standing-room-only but makes for a magical experience that guests won’t soon forget. Receptions can be accommodated in the Grand Hall, a versatile space that features floor-to-ceiling windows, spectacular views of the grounds, and seating for 250. Other spots that can be customized for wedding needs include the secret garden, shade garden, and meadow.

Services Offered
Reception meals at Texas Discovery Gardens are exclusively provided by the in-house caterer Two Sisters Catering. This restaurant will work with couples to design their dream meal and offer passed canapes, buffet style, food stations, and plated dinners. Rental of the venue comes with five hours of event time, tables and chairs, an on-site event manager, security, and help with setup and cleanup. Rehearsals are also available so that soon-to-be-newlyweds can be sure everything will run smoothly on the big day.

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$450

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

$450

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
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Park

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August

48 Reviews

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4.5
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Recommended by 90% of couples
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    Whitney F. Getting married on 05/27/2023
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    Our first tour

    My fiance and I visited Tdg this past Saturday and toured it with Teresa. The tour was really nice, and Teresa did such a wonderful job and answered any questions we had during the tour! Such a beautiful spot! We also went inside the butterfly room and that was pretty fun as well. I like that if you go with the evening package, there is so much space for everybody to enjoy!
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    Elizabeth Married on 12/02/2021
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    Wonderful!

    Texas Discovery Gardens and Two Sisters Catering or amazing on my special day. The venue facility is great because it has outside ceremony options plus the huge reception space inside. The floor to ceiling windows gift so much natural light. It’s also a blank space so you can make it what you want. The cost for the space was very affordable.

    The food is wonderful! Even from my first tasting, I was so pleased with how the food was prepared and served. Their staffing is wonderful and the price is fantastic as well!

    I would highly recommend the venue space and Two Sisters to anyone looking for a great space and caterer for their wedding or large party.
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    Kristee R. Married on 05/08/2021
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    Stylish Service with a Southern Flair

    Every time I get the pleasure of working with Teresa at the Texas Discovery Gardens, I am taken back by the hospitality, the beautiful set-up, and the outstanding effort by the staff.

    As a florist, I am able to work with a lot of venues and this one is one of my favorites! It is not only beautiful, but the way the clients are cared for by the staff is top notch. The icing on the cake is the wonderful food provided by Two Sisters. It is always a 4-D experience setting up fragrant florals while smelling the tasty food being prepared for the day, Especially while sipping on a spiced ice tea.

    It is always a treat to work at the Texas Discovery Gardens with Teresa and her crew! Can’t wait to be there again!

Awards

  • 48

Real Weddings

  • Elizabeth & Max
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Pricing

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3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Dallas, TX, 75210
2144287476
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Texas Discovery Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Texas Discovery Gardens?

Texas Discovery Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Texas Discovery Gardens, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Texas Discovery Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Texas Discovery Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Texas Discovery Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Texas Discovery Gardens for wedding events?

Texas Discovery Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Texas Discovery Gardens offer?

Texas Discovery Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Texas Discovery Gardens offer for wedding events?

Texas Discovery Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Texas Discovery Gardens have available for wedding events?

Texas Discovery Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Texas Discovery Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Texas Discovery Gardens is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in flexibility, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.3 in average response time.

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