6 Of My Favorite Wedding Venues in Dallas, TX Area

Looking for a place to get married in Dallas Fort Worth? I’ve had so many people ask me what venues are nice and that photograph well! There are SO many gorgeous venues in DFW, and I can’t list them all, so I’m going to share 6 of my favorites! I’ll show some of our photos from each venue, and then link to the Website and Facebook pages!

If you have questions about my experience at these venues, leave a comment at the bottom of the page and I’ll get back to you! Again, there are so many great wedding venues in the Dallas area, and these are not the only awesome places so I am sure I will be posting again soon with more venue recommendations!

Here they are in no particular order:

The White Sparrow Barn
I am and always will be obsessed with this venue! We have been featured with Style Me Pretty, and for good reason! Whether you want it to be an outdoor wedding venue or indoor wedding venue, it is GORGEOUS either way! We have shot both, and the photos always turn out amazing! The white barn has so many windows for beautiful natural light, and it’s just impeccable from top to bottom! Love love love shooting weddings at The White Sparrow! To see a full wedding that we’ve done at this venue click HERE.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhitesparrowbarn/
Big Sky Event Hall
Oh my goodness is this place gorgeous! From the open fields, to the outdoor venue on the water, and then on to the reception where you can have it completely indoor or outside on the patio…it’s so versatile! It was whimsical and romatic all at the same time! It’s perfect for natural light photography and such a romatic wedding venue at night! To see a full wedding that we’ve done at this venue click HERE.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigSkyEventHallTexas/
The Orchard Event Venue
Their grounds are always so beautiful. Their outdoor ceremony space photographs so well, and their reception hall is full of windows to let the natural light in! They are always so sweet and wonderful to work with. Some people forget about the getting ready space, but no need to worry here…their getting ready rooms are so pretty, with lots of windows for natural light, and great for photos of getting ready with your wedding party! To see a full wedding that we’ve done at this venue click HERE.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardTX

Hidden Pines Chapel

I am IN LOVE with this wedding chapel venue! All of our weddings shot here have been featured with many wedding blogs! The lighting is perfect with all of the windows and the chandeliers are the icing on the cake! No need to worry about the weather here…although they have gorgeous outdoor spots for photos, if mother nature calls for rain, this venue will not disappoint for photos indoors! It’s beautiful all around and they are an absolute pleasure to work with! To see a full wedding that we’ve done at this venue click HERE.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiddenpineschapel/
Thistle Springs Ranch
This Dallas area wedding venue is to die for!! The ceremony site with the water behind it is PERFECTION! But honestly, they were so easy to work with, the water is such a beautiful color, and the reception hall has some really unique features to it. To see a full wedding that we’ve done at this venue click HERE.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thistlespringsranch
The Milestone
Oh the classiness…weddings at The Milestone Mansion makes you feel like you stepped into another century! It’s so classically beautiful, with gorgeous wood floors and staircase. It has so many windows throughout the mansion for lighting, as well as gorgeous outdoor areas! There’s not a bad place for photos! To see a full wedding that we’ve done at this venue click HERE.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themilestoneestates/

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Kali and Cliff Scott Wedding Photographed by Jessica with Dallas Wedding Photographer, Adria Lea Photography

“Cliff and I met at church when I was 7. He was a little rapscallion and I was having none of it; he also wasn’t very interested in my rather nerdy self and my glitter phase was also a hard sell. Although we went to church all through high school, we ended up “reconnecting” during college through a mutual friend. Suddenly he wasn’t as obnoxious and I wasn’t as nerdy. I still loved glitter, but was a bit more judicious with it as eye shadow/body lotion. ๐Ÿ™‚ We began dating… and just kept on dating.

We were together for 10 years before he proposed, and it was right after our 11th anniversary that we got married. We both knew that our relationship wouldn’t change in some big magical way with a marriage, but I think we were both finally in the right spot to formalize what we both knew. The proposal was at our favorite restaurant (Joe T Garcia’s) on my 31st birthday. We were surrounded by a small group of friends, and went back and continued to celebrate with more friends. He had my ring customized with my grandmother’s diamond, which really meant a lot. When I set out planning the wedding (less than 9 months!), I knew I wanted it to be as glittery as possible. I asked him to weigh in on what he cared about… and then just ran with it. My only objective (past getting married obviously), was to have a fun, pretty wedding. I wanted it to be something that didn’t feel generic, but had my personality in it. His only request from the beginning was that his groom’s cake be a replica of his college football stadium. Considering how much glitter I was using, it seemed only fair! It was a great night, and one that I would repeat again and again if given the chance.”

“I worked with Jessica for all of my pictures and she was so amazing. She was patient, kind and so easy going. We were a little late booking a photographer, and then waited until spring to take our engagement pictures. We had to reschedule once due to weather… but Jessica was a breeze through it all. She made me feel okay about rescheduling and working around our jobs, etc. We also really wanted our dog in some pictures… we knew that could be a pain, but we love our dog. She was fabulous! She just went with the flow and I think the pictures turned out wonderfully. Jessica has a great eye for natural light, which is something you don’t want to rely on Photoshop for. For my bridals I could NOT decide on a place to shoot at. I didn’t want a field or something that wasn’t “me,” yet I was terrified of getting my gown dirty… and we had two weeks until the wedding. She found the perfect place, AND got my pictures edited and back to me in record time so I could have them printed for the wedding. Again… breathtaking pictures! Then the wedding day! At this point I was seeing her every other week it seemed, and that was great. She knew me well, and I knew what she could do. She dealt with the stress of a wedding like a pro and got all the pictures from our shot list, and many more. It’s funny- I’ve heard some people talk about their photographers being a nuisance during the wedding… I don’t even remember her being there. I say that in the MOST positive way- because she was! I could rave on her all day. So, so pleased.” -Kali

If you’re still looking for wedding venues in the Dallas area, we have shot at The Orchard multiple times and it is always so gorgeous! They are super sweet, and the grounds, trees, and water are always kept so so nice! Also, the reception building has gorgeous features and a lot of natural light which is important for the best reception photos! It never fails to photograph beautifully! We love working there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dress and veil designer: Bridal Boutique in Lewisville TX
Groom’s and Groomsmen Suit/Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: BaubleBar (earrings); Bridal Boutique (hair piece)
Bridal Shoes: Dillards; Badgley Mischka
Hair: Sophia Delgado at The Hair Lounge
Bridal party pre-wedding outfits: Robes were from SandyWatersStore on Etsy
Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent The Runway
Venue: The Orchard Event Venue in Azle
Florals: Chico Florist
Coordinator: Sara Travis
Caterer: Central Market
Cake: Kara’s Bake Shoppe
Cake topper: JamboreePartyBox on Etsy
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
DJ: The Toast

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Caitlin and Cameron Brown Wedding photographed by Dallas Wedding Photographer, Adria Lea Photography

There is much to be said about couples that are destined to be together and Caitlin and Cameron are no exception to that rule. Early in their college lives a mutual friend had called the both of them trying to arrange a blind date. In that moment it never panned out yet somehow three years later they met on their own accord and the rest is history. Caitlin and Cameron met at Texas State at the Green Parrot. What you may not know is that the first thing Cameron ever said to Caitlin was I love you by gesturing it in sign language from across the room. Caitlin being the sweet, kind, compassionate Caitlin we all know was taken up by the gesture and offered him a seat next to her and a slice of the pizza she had just ordered…..now this is where the destiny part really comes in…Cameron, in what turned out to be the strangest yet luckiest decision ever, turned the offer down and said “eww I don’t like pizza”…first off I don’t know who doesn’t like pizza and secondly I don’t know what type of guy turns down free food from a girl as beautiful as Caitlin. Yet somehow in their bizarre first meeting Caitlin saw something in Cameron she couldn’t resist and he saw something in her that wouldn’t allow them to be apart. Seven years and 3 days after they met, they came together at this Dallas wedding at Big Sky Event Hall to pledge their lives to each other.

“All I can say, is that working with Adria is a non-negotiable. She is phenomenal. Not only is her work fantastic, but she has the most positive and calming presence. Not once did she make me feel stressed or overwhelmed. She was prompt and organized and had such an eye for all of the great shots!! I couldn’t have pictured working with anyone else….she really was such a blessing to us!!” – Caitlin

Need a Wedding Venue for Your Day??

Big Sky Event Hall is a wedding photographer’s dream! It is gorgeous from every angle, and anytime of day! During the day the open fields are perfect for natural light photography, and at night the lighting makes for some serious romantic wedding photography! Oh, and let’s not forget how the ceremony site on the water makes for perfect wedding ceremony photos!! I loved that most of the reception and dancing was done outside on the patio…everyone seemed to feel more relaxed and had so much fun on the dance floor! If you’re looking for a Dallas wedding venue, definitely make a stop here!!


Need a Florist for Your Wedding Day?

Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe was such a pleasure to work with, and their flowers are an absolute dream!! Caitlin went very simple with the flowers for the centerpieces, but they made it look so beautiful! If you head to their website you’ll see that their flowers have been featured with Style Me Pretty (one of the TOP wedding blogs out there), and many more! This just shows how talented they are, and you won’t be disappointed! We loved working with Lizzie Bee’s!  

Looking for a Wedding Cake or Bakery?

Annie’s Culinary Creations did a BEAUTIFUL job! I can say the cake and cupcake table was so much fun to look at (not just because I was drooling over all of that sugar, but because it was impeccable)! If you head to their website you’ll see right off the bat that they have won many awards for being a top vendor, and now I know why…because everything was SO delicious!! I know who I’m calling the next time I need a cake!!
Dress and veil designer: Allure
Groom’s and Groomsmen Suit/Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: Charming Charlie
Bridal Shoes: David’s Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Bethany Pierce
Ring Bearer Suit: H&M
Bridal party pre-wedding outfits: FigandVine Etsy Shop
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Venue: Big Sky Event Hall
Florals: Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe
Coordinator: Lesli Logston (Big Sky Event Hall)
Caterer: Mattito’s
Cake/Cupcakes: Annie’s Culinary Creations
Cake topper: Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe
DJ: Biff Liebbe
Videographer: Chris Harmon Film/Harmland Visions


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Melissa and Will Cobb Wedding photographed by Dallas Wedding Photographer, Adria Lea Photography

Will has twin sons, and had been a single dad for four years. He was going through a really hard time, and he was praying to God for help. Him and Melissa were setup on a blind date by a mutual friend, and as luck would have it he learned that she taught 3rd and 5th grade and specialized in areas that Will’s boys needed help!! It was clear that God played a part in these two coming together!

They waited a month for her to meet the boys, but when they did, they got along great! It didn’t take long for him to realize this was the woman he was supposed to spend his life with, so he got down on one knee at dinner and she said yes!!

It was so obvious at the wedding that these two adore each other so much and make each other laugh at every turn! It was an absolute blessing to be a part of their wedding!
Venue: McKinney Flour Mill

Madeline Bridal Portraits by Dallas Wedding Photographer, Adria Lea Photography

I know I’ve shared it before, but they have such a sweet story that I want to share it again in case you missed it with their engagement session! ๐Ÿ™‚

Madeline and Jon are clearly a match made in heaven. Jon was stationed in Japan in the Air Force and a mutual friend started telling him about Madeline. Shortly after, she became single and their friend started telling her about Jon, but she didn’t think she wanted to date a military man. Let’s just say their friend was persistent, and she finally agreed to meet him at a get-together out at a Ranch. Flirting isn’t Jon’s forte, so Madeline left there not really knowing if he liked her or not. That all cleared up when he called and asked her to dinner. Saying that Jon knew right away that Madeline was “the one” would be an understatement! Within a month he was hinting at marriage, and started planning the proposal!

The day of the proposal they packed food for a picnic, while their family was organizing a surprise engagement party. Then they headed out to picnic at a friend’s property that had a floating dock. Right as the rain started to trickle onto the tin roof, he handed her a letter that he had written for her, and said he would just kneel behind her so that he could read it too. Little did she know that he was fumbling behind her to get the ring box out of his boot! She turned around in shock to him on one knee asking her to marry him. After many hugs and “no ways”, he turned on the first song they had danced to and they danced on the dock (yes, it’s like a fairy tale)! Then off they went to the engagement party! Needless to say, it was love at first sight for Madeline and Jon!
Dress: Allure Bridal From: Lulu’s Bridal Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Lauren Davidson
Earrings: Nadri
Bracelet: Kendra Scott