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You’re engaged. Now what? Time to book a venue—like yesterday. And while the area has countless “blank canvas” venues, there are a few places where you can just show up and get married amidst a truly stunning backdrop. Here’s the short list of the most picturesque places to get married in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Arlington Hall at Lee Park

This recently renovated venue modeled after the Curtis-Lee mansion in Arlington, Virginia, will have your guests feeling that Southern-charm ambience as soon as they step onto the grounds. Speaking of which, with so much space, the possibilities are endless. Think everything from an extravagant lawn wedding to an intimate indoor ceremony. Inside, outside—who can honestly choose? Well, here, you don’t have to.

3333 Turtle Creek Blvd.; 214-528-3243 or

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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Sexy sophistication awaits the couple who choose to say “I do” at this vintage hotel nestled beneath the trees of the Turtle Creek neighborhood. We love that the decor is already completely fabulous, which translates to an effortlessly chic ceremony and reception site. (Read: You’ll save some moolah on your florist.)

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.; 214-559-2100 or

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

We can’t help but daydream about the photo magic that is this tree-lined path. Bring some Claritin for the 66 acres of flowers, plants and nature you’ll be in delightful contact with.

8525 Garland Rd.; 214-515-6615 or

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Nasher Sculpture Center Gardens

If you’re OK sharing the spotlight with names like Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Calder and Rodin, then you could get married surrounded by the gorgeous works of these master sculptors. And if that doesn’t sell you, maybe the Wolfgang Puck catering will.

2001 Flora St.; 214-242-5100 or

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The Fort Worth Club

Sitting high above the bustling downtown streets, a wedding at the Horizon ballroom will transport your guests back to the Roaring ’20s. Think grand chandeliers and arched windows. Flapper wedding gown optional.

306 W. Seventh St.; Fort Worth; 817-336-7211 or

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The White Sparrow

Is this the exact longitude and latitude where the term “rustic chic” was coined? Who could possibly know? But it certainly gives all other barn weddings a run for their cattle…or whatever barns are actually used for (besides weddings).

7950 CR 2412, Quinlan; 469-215-3806 or

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The Joule Hotel

The ceremony and reception spots at this modern Main Street hotel are anything but ordinary. Case in point: The bride can make her entrance from a transparent elevator. Yeah. And if you’re one to keep things going late, you could even rent out the Midnight Rambler for an epic after-party.

1530 Main St.; 214-748-1300 or

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Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens

We like to think of this as the “secret garden” venue of the bunch because you could be caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Harwood District for years and never notice this fantastic spot hidden in plain sight. Keywords here are greenery and reflecting pool (just don’t fall in).

2728 N. Harwood St.; 214-871-2097 or

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The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

Classic is classic for a reason. And if you align with Texas’s “Go big or go home” mantra, the 200-person minimum, four-course dinner and accommodations at the famous hotel mean you’re definitely not going home.

2121 McKinney Ave.; 214-922-0200 or

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