Stylish wedding venues in DFW are overwhelmingly plentiful and can narrowing venues down can be a daunting task for brides. Luckily, three DFW experts on venues, event planning and weddings have lent a hand in naming the top five places to get married in DFW. From artistically fashioned spaces to DFW’s most chic hotels, Prashi Shah, Hamilton Sneed and Amber LaFrance dish on their top choices for DFW wedding locales.
163 Oak Lawn
Dallas, TX 75207
If anyone in Dallas knows weddings, it is Dallas-based couture designer and wedding decor expert Prashi Shah of Prashe Decor. Shah not only brings impeccable style and vivacity to all of her events, but the infusion of cultural flair, elegance and unparalleled sophistication. Just one look at the many Prashe Decor weddings, and one would ask which celebrity was saying “I do” that day. The level of detail by Shah and her team is incomparable as each customized wedding is designed to fulfill every bride’s wish for one of the most important days of her life. Nothing less than a sight to behold, Prashe Decor weddings are constructed to emphasize the realization of a dream–every bride’s dream. Here, Shah discloses her top three choices for the most stylish places in DFW to get married.
2332 Leonard St.
Dallas, TX 75201
One of the more fashionable boutique hotels in Dallas, Hotel ZaZa reigns as one of the more stylish venues in the city. From celebrity clad pool parties to art and culturally inspired decor, Hotel ZaZa is the perfect location for a stylish wedding. Conveniently located in the Uptown area of Dallas, Hotel ZaZa sports perfect views of downtown and other dynamic scenery of the Dallas skyline. With five unique venue concepts for the perfect wedding, Hotel ZaZa ranks at the top of the list for one of the more chic wedding locations in Dallas.
The W Hotel
2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219
The W Hotel is more than just one of Dallas’ top hot-spots for the social elite. This ultra spacious hotel is brilliantly designed and perfectly adorned with the best in interior design to accommodate the guest with flawless style. It comes as no surprise that Prashi Shah chose the W Hotel as one of her favorite wedding venues, as the luxury Dallas hotel compliments her superior style with lavish designs and a contemporary flair. For both a phenomenal pre-wedding and wedding locale, the W Hotel is undoubtedly one of the most stylish places in DFW to book your wedding event.
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
For a wedding venue that brings both modernistic and contemporary themes to life, Prashi Shah recommends holding your wedding ceremony at Dallas’ infamous “roofless” sculpture museum. An unforeseen wedding destination for many, Shah is able to transform this everyday museum into one of Dallas’ most stylish venues for a wedding. Completely surrounded by global-inspired architecture, flourishing gardens and the works of some of the world’s greatest artists, the Nasher is potentially one of DFW’s more stunning wedding locations.
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Socially in tune with everything Dallas has to offer, Hamilton Sneed of HAS Events knows Dallas venues in and out. From red carpet worthy events to fashion show spectaculars, Sneed knows Dallas best. While Sneed specializes in event planning outside the realm of weddings, he indisputably knows how to take a bare venue and transform its likeness into an ornamental fantasy. Sneed’s most recent wedding event was held at Dallas’ 129 Leslie — an unconventional location best suited for a nontraditional bride has the potential to be converted into one of Dallas’ most chic wedding venues.
Dallas, TX 75207
Most Dallas residents are sadly unaware that 129 Leslie exists. Thanks to the recommendation of Sneed, this former art gallery location will now get the accolades and recognition that it deserves. According to Sneed, “129 is an industrial-chic yet stylish and sophisticated space. The 6,000 square foot space lends itself to beautiful light during the day via large skylights and windows. You can even hang your own artwork and create your own wedding art installation!” While bringing a wedding to life from a blank canvas may frighten many, the creative and artistically sound wedding planner will be able to utilize vibrant design, floral and color schemes to breathe life into this prospective location.
Known to many as one of Dallas’ hardest working publicists, Amber LaFrance of Culture-Hype (formally known as Abstract Method Marketing) has seen her fair share of event venues in the “Big D.” Always in the know and certainly a go-to resource for what’s going on in Dallas, LaFrance raves about The Dallas Contemporary being one of the most stylish venues for a wedding. The most recent location for an “Alice in Wonderland” themed wedding, LaFrance places all her bets on this notorious contemporary exhibition space in Dallas.
The Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass St.
Dallas, TX 75207
Quoted as being the ninth largest exhibition space in the city of Dallas, The Dallas Contemporary museum is the host for many exhibitions and cultural events throughout the year. Another space well-known for transforming visions into a reality, the Dallas Contemporary has five gallery spaces available for a possible wedding event. Joyfully noted by LaFrance as the site of one of the stylish wedding events she has attended, the Dallas Contemporary comes highly recommended to those with the knack and creativity for blending art and style into one unforgettable masterpiece.
Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.