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Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

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On WeddingWire since 2022

The Backyard Venue is a rustic but elegant wedding venue located in McKinney, Texas that opened in May of 2022. This farmhouse-style event center welcomes couples that are planning their intimate dream country wedding for up to 120 guests.

Facilities and Capacity

The Backyard Venue is an ideal venue for couples wanting a private location away from the bustling city. This property is only 10 minutes east of downtown McKinney, near Princeton, Texas, with captivating scenery at every turn, featuring indoor and outdoor event spaces. Each space has a rustic aesthetic and romantic atmosphere for couples and their guests. With a capacity of up to 120 guests, The Backyard Venue is the perfect place to host a celebration with a guest list of up to 160 guests since attendace is usually 70-80% of the total invited.

The heated and air-conditioned white barn features gorgeous double sliding wooden doors for a grand entrance and gorgeous details in cedar. The outdoor space offers two options for your ceremony. The Garden makes for beautiful colorful pictures on the turf area with white padded chairs and a serene pondless waterfall as your backdrop. The Woods has towering trees with string lights and white benches making it a perfect ceremony site for outdoor lovers. The Gather is a covered pavilion featuring an outdoor kitchen corner perfect to set up the bar for cocktail hour. The Fire Pits area is a relaxing spot to sit back and enjoy some s'mores. With ample parking space, handicap parking, and golf-cart parking shuttle assistance, The Backyard Venue is ready to welcome your guests.

Services Offered

The Backyard Venue is available to book for wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as elopements and showers. On a 12-hour rental day, our fee includes the use of two get-ready houses, rectangular and/or round tables, white padded folding chairs, setup of table layout, and parking with staff assistance. This venue allows outside vendors and offers a list of preferred vendors upon booking.

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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99% Recommended by couples

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Shelley B. Sent on 11/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue and Wonderful Owner/Staff

This is a beautiful venue and the owners really know where to step in to make sure your wedding/event is successful. Our daughter was married there this past weekend and it was absolutely magical. The options are endless with the outdoors spaces and indoor space. The newly installed heaters under the pavilion ensured for a good time even on a cold night. The clear bubble umbrellas were such a nice touch/vibe. From the golf cart drivers to the owners themselves everything was perfect. Katy even redid an area that was destroyed by the wind and add some flowers she had in her inventory as well. Highly recommend The Backyard Venue!!!
Jaycee
Jaycee Q. Sent on 05/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

High quality people with high quality experience

As soon as I arrived at The Backyard Venue, I immediately felt at home with the staff and the overall feel of the venue. The acreage was beautifully renovated and is a great space to make any backyard feeling wedding day dreams come to life. As a wedding photographer, it is extremely important to feel comfortable with the staff at a venue to help my day run smoothly and for my creativity to flourish. I did not once feel worried that I couldn't get the shots that I needed or try new things at the venue. I can't wait to work with this amazing staff again soon and serve many wonderful couples on their wedding day at The Backyard Venue!

**all photos from Jaycee Quinn Photography**
MoriahKat
Moriah F. Sent on 04/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional photographer

This venue is absolutely stunning! It has so many different options for photos and such an intimate feel. The lighting is fantastic and gives the best look for photos. Truly a dream!!
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Moriah Bilyeu
Moriah Bilyeu
Venue manager

Hello,

My name is Moriah Bilyeu and I run The Backyard Venue. I am so excited to get to walk you through your first moment falling in love with the venue-to staring into your love's eyes as you say I do. I cannot wait to meet you and make your dream a reality here with us!

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The Backyard Venue DFW frequently asked questions

The Backyard Venue DFW includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Backyard Venue DFW includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by The Backyard Venue DFW for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Park
The Backyard Venue DFW offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Backyard Venue DFW offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
The Backyard Venue DFW offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
The Backyard Venue DFW offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Tables
The Backyard Venue DFW is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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