A church wedding isn’t for everyone. Many people prefer to get married in a garden or on a beach. We don’t have any beaches around here, but Tara Wilson of Tara Wilson Events says these are the best non-church locations in DFW.

A&M Gardens

12809 Gantt Rd S
Azle, TX 76020-5649

A&M Gardens is a quaint location off the beaten path, located in Azle, Texas. For those who want to share an outdoor and indoor experience, it offers the perfect garden setting, coupled with an elegant glassed reception space indoors. Vendors of the couples’ choice are welcome. The gardens pride themselves on booking only one event per day, being handicapped accessible, and maintaining an elegant yet casual feel.

credit: http://www.fwbg.org/Peter Vollenweider

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens

3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

A gorgeous option for brides and grooms who want to be in touch with nature, the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens offer nine different gardens to choose from. With a selection of gazebos, flowers, and water bodies, couples don’t have to worry about investing in décor as the scenery is incredible enough. For those dreaming of a sunset wedding just a stones throw from downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards, the Botanical Gardens are a great choice.

The Filter Building on White Rock Lake

2810 White Rock Rd
Dallas, TX 75214

Operated by the non-profit White House Boathouse, Inc, The Filter Building is atop the southwest shore of White Rock Lake. Beautiful terraces and sweeping views take your breath away. The vintage industrial 1920’s interior features exposed red brick walls, original iron trusses, and many windows overlooking White Rock Lake. Spacious catering accommodations, simple parking, and easygoing staff are the icing on the cake.