5 Amazing Rustic Fort Worth Venues You Haven’t Heard of
Looking for a barn wedding or gorgeous rustic wedding venue in Fort Worth? Try these 5 off the beaten path, and possibly off the google path, for gorgeous location, amenities and gracious staff.
All of these are within a 1 hour drive of Ft. Worth, which will be greatly appreciated by your guests, but will offer you a sense of solitude you won’t be able to find at any of the in town locations.
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Rustic Wedding Venue North West of Fort Worth
Nestled on the North West Side of Fort Worth, just down Jacksboro Highway about 15 minutes, is the gorgeous new venue The Orchard.
Sunset at The Orchard. According to their website, they can accommodate any size party from 50-400. With a hay-field full of round bales, trees, a pond, a barn and a cabin, there is a wide diversity of backdrops for your photos.
You can choose to have your engagement and bridal shoots here, included in your wedding package.
Your groom and his guys will love the separate cabin complete with pool table, big TV, loungers and video games. Surrounded by Pecan Trees, it doesn’t get much more southern than that.
Personal experience hint: their bales are huge, but amazing and fun backdrops for your Texas style wedding and engagement shoots. Check with your photographer prior to the shoot to ensure they have a 3 step-ladder, and if not make sure you bring one along.
Rustic Wedding Venue North of Fort Worth
A little farther North, just outside of Denton, is the gorgeous Grove Wedding Venue.
From their website “The Grove is a new, unique and exceptional North Texas wedding venue minutes from Denton, Frisco, McKinney and Plano. The Grove will excite and amaze from the moment that you and your guests arrive. The private gated entrance opens up to a beautiful, mile long tree canopy driveway. Centered in a rolling meadow surrounded by forty-five acres of towering Texas oaks, The Grove provides stunning views and complete privacy to celebrate your wedding outside under the stars or in our event building designed to maximize our property’s views. You and your guests will enjoy The Grove, both inside and out. ”
I can attest to the quiet solitude that is found here and the owners are simply amazing. If you have a large guest list, you’ll want to keep looking. The owners like to focus on more intimate weddings, enjoying the romance and camaraderie.
Rustic Wedding Venue West of Fort Worth
Looking at driving out to the rolling hills outside of Weatherford? Are you a couple that camps and you’ve frequented the state park? Maybe you lived out that way. Whatever your reasons, you’ll want to consider Hollow Hill.
From their site “Hollow Hill is a family run establishment composed of numerous wedding settings and ceremony areas for event planners to choose. Old Town, a unique replica of a western town, adds to the country atmosphere while giving guests a glimpse into the past. With special areas for the bride and her attendants and the groom and his groomsmen as well as a scenic garden. The event center isn’t regarded as the best wedding venue in Weatherford, TX for its facilities alone – the quality of service the Hollow Hill staff offers guests is extraordinary. The venue maintains 5/5 star ratings on review sites like Yelp and has won awards from TheKnot.com and others in the wedding industry.”
Rustic Wedding Venue South of Fort Worth
Just South of Fort Worth a short drive is Cleburne, Texas. If you turn right and drive into the hills a short ways, you find your rustic wedding oasis. Thistle Springs Ranch.
From their site “Welcome to Thistle Springs Ranch, the destination for your special occasion. Set amidst the native wildflowers, lush cedars, and roaming thistles of Central Texas, Thistle Springs Ranch has been a part of our family for decades. It is our wish to share this iconic Texas landscape with you for your next milestone. Whether the backdrop is our antique windmill, historic dairy barn, roaming horses, or our sunsets over the lake, Thistle Springs creates an ideal setting to make your wedding dreams a reality. Our vintage, provincial barn constructed of reclaimed barn wood, antiquated tin, and classic elements will create the perfect ambiance for your guests. The open floor plan, garden areas, and stunning vistas allow it to transform into your perfect venue. The setting is sublime, the scenery is pristine, and all that is missing in this memory is you.”
Rustic Wedding Venue South East of Fort Worth
You know what they say about saving the best for last. All of these venues are unique in their own offerings and appeal.
From a photographer’s standpoint, the Old Bison Ranch and it’s abundance of rustic backdrops is AH-MAZING! While this might be farthest afield, being just outside of Waxahachie, it is worth the drive! Country charm and elegance are found…well, in the country.
From their site “Beautiful rolling pastureland, natural spring-fed ponds, and groves of pecan trees create the perfect venue for a rustic, elegant wedding in the country.”
The sunsets at Old Bison provide a romantic ambiance that cannot be matched anywhere in the area.
Connected to their 3,200 square foot natural-air pavilion, guests enjoy the enclosed 1,000 square foot air-conditioned and heated main hall.
A shaded area, nestled under a canopy of trees and adjacent to the pavilion, can be used for buffet lines, food stations, cake serving, or additional seating.
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As with all outdoor pursuits in Texas, planning an outdoor evening event near a pond means remember bug spray! Elderly grandparents and young guests need somewhere to escape the heat. Not to mention, the cake will melt. Ensure your venue has an indoor option for at least a portion of your reception.