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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1. Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek

Are you and your partner golf fans? The 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler celebrated his wedding at this storied Dallas destination. This 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 arlingtonhallatturtlecreekpark.com

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2. 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. This hotel happens to also be conveniently located in the heart of Dallas despite its lush landscape that has the feel of being someplace far, far away.

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

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3. 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. But seriously, when the sun slowly sets on the shores of White Rock Lake, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more picturesque venue in the city to celebrate your nuptials.

8525 Garland Rd.; 214-515-6615 or dallasarboretum.org

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4. 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 nashersculpturecenter.org

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5. 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 fortworthclub.com

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6. The White Sparrow

Brides magazine ranked it a top wedding venue in America, and after a quick peek at its Instagram, it is easy to see why. Set in any otherwise sleepy setting, this site sets the scene for a picture-perfect ceremony and reception. 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 money.

7950 CR 2412, Quinlan; 469-215-3806 or thewhitesparrowbarn.com

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7. 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. The food and drink situation are also exceptional which, let’s be honest, is what most guests are here for.

2728 N. Harwood St.; 214-871-2097 or marie-gabrielle.com

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8. The Ritz-Carlton Dallas

If you are one that finds comfort in a classic, is there a better option than the Ritz-Carlton portfolio of hotels? Texas’s “Go big or go Home” mantra also aligns well with the 200-person minimum. We are suddenly dreaming of a flower-infused four-course dinner followed by dancing and after party accommodations on site.

2121 McKinney Ave.; 214-922-0200 or ritzcarlton.com

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9. 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 thejouledallas.com

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10. Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas

We like to wax poetic about this property because despite being located just a couple of miles from Dallas, it provides locals and visitors alike with a glamorous getaway unlike any other in the city. The same can be said for its wedding venue options with this being one of the most popular places for posh parties to occur in North Texas. Couple the setting with the property’s customer service and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

4150 N MacArthur Blvd; 972-717-0700 or fourseasons.com/dallas/

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11. Fort Worth Zoo

For those, “I’m not a regular bride, I’m a cool bride” types, this exotic yet elegant venue is for you and your groom. Guests are guided along green pathways past animals that always shock and delight attendees. For example, The Reserve, has a capacity for up to 1,200 and overlooks the 10-acre African Savanna exhibit that is home to giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and more.

1989 Colonial Parkway; 817-759-7300 or fortworthzoo.org

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12. Hotel Drover

The latest and greatest Fort Worth hotel is beckoning brides that want a sophisticated Stockyards soiree. The event spaces are flexible, the food is fun, and location is lovely. It might seem cozy, and while it certainly can be just that, it also has 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space that can accommodate an epic affair of up to 650 guests.

200 Mule Alley Drive; 817-755-5557 or hoteldrover.com

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13. T&P Station

The Texas & Pacific Station is a classic Fort Worth flex. As a part of the historic 1931 Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal, it is a brilliant example of 1920’s Zigzag Moderne architecture and a renovation in 1999 made these glamorous get togethers a possibility. All aboard? Because we are obsessed.

221 W Lancaster Avenue; 817-215-8654 or https://www.dfwi.org/go/tandp-station-main-waiting-room

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