The Olana, formerly known as Champ D’Or, is a luxurious wedding venue located in Dallas, Texas. This new addition to the Walters Wedding Estates family boasts a gorgeous mansion built on a beautiful 40-acre estate. Couples and their guests will experience French baroque architecture, lush landscaping, a tennis court, an indoor and outdoor pool, and more. The Olana looks forward to setting up a consultation to discuss your dream wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 275 guests at this opulent wedding venue. You can have your outdoor ceremony on their Front or Back Terrace or inside the Solarium. The Front Terrace boasts an abundance of natural light, and their mansion, built as an homage to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Paris, will serve as your backdrop. Their Back Terrace is an intimate setting, featuring manicured lawns and the ornate architecture of their mansion. The Solarium is the perfect blank canvas and offers grand windows, natural light, and gleaming chandeliers.
For your reception, you and your loved ones can dine and dance the night away in the venue's breathtaking Solarium. The French-inspired mansion itself also boasts a grand, hand-carved spiral staircase, an elegant foyer, marble floors, a gold-plated elevator, and a beautiful tea room, modeled after New York’s Tavern on the Green.
The Olana offers all-inclusive packages, so you can take care of every detail in one place. Their spacious, private suites allow you and your wedding party to have ample space to get dressed and relax before your festivities commence. Their experienced staff will assist with setup and cleanup, allowing you to sit back and enjoy your special day. A rehearsal and portrait time is included in the rental fee, along with a variety of elegant furniture that you can use as you see fit. Tables, chairs, and linens are also included, as well as plenty of parking for your guests. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, this one-of-a-kind wedding venue is also happy to host your wedding luncheon. Your loved ones can shower you with well-wishes with an elegant soiree in the venue's pool house before you say “I do.” Additional events they will host include:
24 Reviews for The Olana by Walters Wedding Estates
Recommended by 91% of couples
9 User photos
Lindsay Mccoy · Married on 12/14/2019
Beautiful, unique, magical, helpful staff,
The Olana was amazing. Where do I start?!
The beauty of the place is unlike anything in the area. The European feel makes it so luxurious, glamorous, and unique. Anytime I showed someone The Olana it was a gasp EVERY TIME. I loved getting to spend the day in that beautiful mansion and it being the backdrop in my wedding photos! Not to mention guests love it. So much so that I had people I hardly knew ask if they could come haha! In my suite I had girl talks in the sauna, a bubble bath, and a cozy fireplace!
The staff was my next favorite thing. Andrew was our go-to guy and I’m so type A that I always felt bad for asking a billion questions but he always had an answer and was so kind! All of our requests were met and he was so laid back it was so calming planning all of it! Walters has been doing weddings for so long they have all their bases covered and know what they’re doing. I’m also a wedding photographer and I love even working at Walters venues because they’re so professional and put together. They’ll take care of you!
Some people dislike venues that require you to use their caterer but let me call your concerns! Their catering is AMAZING! Very reasonably priced, wait staff was awesome, and I had so many people tell me it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had! Doing it through the venue was honestly so much easier too. All I had to do was tell them what I wanted and how much and they took care of it all. One less vendor to coordinate with makes a big difference in those planning stages. AND they accommodated for my guests with vegan/dietary requirements.
The Olana is all around perfect. I toured a couple other mansion/estate style venues and nothing is even in the same realm as this place. It was magical and I can’t imagine my wedding day being anywhere else!Sent on 12/21/2019
The Olana by Walters Wedding Estates's reply:Hi Lindsay! WOW! Thank you SO much for that stunning review! We could not be happier that you and Jesse chose The Olana to be the backdrop of your special day! We are so happy that you and your guests enjoyed the venue and the in house catering as well! We're also thrilled that Andrew was of help to you throughout the whole process! We truly cannot thank you enough for your kind words and for trusting us with such a special day! We wish you and Jesse the absolute best in your marriage and look forward to working with you at other events soon!
Danyelle Choice · Getting married on 02/07/2022
This is going to be a little lengthy, but necessary. My wedding planner suggested this venue to us back in 03/2019. We were able to view and walk the property at that time. We booked our original date for 5/2/2020. The process was easy and everything was thoroughly explained to us by Alex. Taking our engagement photos and my bridal photos at the venue was easy and I had no issues.Sent on 08/12/2020
Now, Covid did make us reschedule our date. I believe the venue did an exceptional job with the options given. Understand, weddings from April to May 10 were asked to reschedule and were given the available dates. We chose July 26 which was a Sunday even though our original date was a Saturday. We had a credit because of this and we were able to upgrade and have the ceremony on the 3rd floor in the Ballroom. No biggie to us, we understood the circumstances and they were trying their best to get everyone accommodated. I believe it is very distasteful for any bride to have asked the venue to reschedule another bride so they could have their date. ALSO, THERE IS NO PREMIUM COST DEPENDING ON THE SEASON, which is under another review. Holiday may be extra but not because of what season we're in.
Our wedding day was everything I could have dreamed of. Melissa was wonderful and very prompt at responding to my emails. She made sure everything I asked for was provided. I literally have no complaints whatsoever with my experience. Having my wedding at The Olana was a dream come true. Yes, it may be considered pricey but trust me you are getting what you pay for. We had a guest count of 80. Venue was over $15k, which included food and alcohol. We viewed almost 10 other venues and NONE offered no where near what The Olana offered for almost the same price; very worth it to me. Everyone raved about the food and how well it was seasoned. There were some that even went back for seconds. I received good feedback about the bartender that night as well. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to go to the bar because my husband and I were served all night :)
The venue is spacious, beyond spacious really so social distancing was not a problem. There were sanitizing stations throughout the venue as well. All of my guests were not only appreciative for the invite to the wedding but also for allowing them to experience such a wonderful and beautiful place. If you're thinking about having your wedding here, I'd say go for it.
Again, thank you to Melissa, Alex and the rest of The Olana Staff.
Martania · Married on 09/16/2020
From the moment I started the planning process they were there to answer any questions that I had . Melissa and Alex were perfect . They were easy to work with and very flexible with any changes that I had . I had an amazing experience. The day of my wedding they catered to my bridal party every needs!!! I wish I could go back and do it all over again.Sent on 09/17/2020
The Olana by Walters Wedding Estates's reply:Thank you so much for your lovely review, Martania! We're glad you found our staff easy to work with and that you had a great experience! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you all and we couldn't imagine a more perfect day! Wishing you both all the best - congratulations!