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January 2016

Dallas Venues, Featured, Weddings

Inexpensive Wedding Reception Venues in Dallas, TX

January 7, 2016

If you’re looking for wedding venues in Dallas, TX that won’t break the bank you’ll be hard pressed to find a better collection than here on VenueCenter. From museums to casual outdoor lawns Dallas is filled with beautiful and affordable wedding venues.

Celebration Event Center and Ballroom

This contemporary ballroom boasts an exquisite and intimate setting that  rivals hotel ballrooms at a fraction of the cost. The long list of features, flexibility, affordable pricing, and beautiful, contemporary decorations make this ballroom perfect for both the reception and ceremony.

This Ballroom in Dallas TX has all of the following features:

  • Availability For Ceremony and Reception
  • Band or DJ Accessible
  • 50 – 350 Guest Capacity
  • No Restrictions on Catering
  • Use of 60 inch round, and/or square tables
  • Access to the Hall from 12 pm until 2 am
  • Event Manager on Duty from Start to Finish
  • Several Lighting Options
  • Stage for Head Tables, Band, or MC/DJ
  • 10,000 sq ft Building
  • 5,000 sq ft Dance Floor
  • Room Set-up
  • Private Security Included
  • White Table Cloths Included
  • Clean-up Before & After Event
  • Ample Parking Available

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Crow Collection of Asian Art

This Dallas wedding venue shows that you can have a one of a kind wedding venue without breaking the bank. With a beautiful backdrop of asian art, this wedding venue promisess to be both enriching and inspiring.

The Crow Collection of Asian Art features all of the following:

  • 76 – 150 capacity
  • Indoor/outdoor space
  • Garden view
  • Wi-Fi
  • Off-Site Catering Permitted
  • On-Site Catering Available
  • Full Bar
  • Parking

These affordable wedding venues in the DFW area were found in under 60 seconds using VenueCenter’s simple and powerful search filters.

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Dallas Heritage Village – Millermore Back Lawn

If you’re looking for an affordable outdoor wedding venue in Dallas, TX the Millermore Back Lawn will be a great option. The venue itself has a beautiful garden, covered walkway and L shaped porch that can be dressed up for a formal wedding or dressed down for a more casual affair.

The Millermore Back Lawn provides the following features:

  • 151 – 250 person capacity
  • Garden view
  • Handicap accessible
  • Off-site catering permitted
  • Outside alcohol permitted
  • Free parking

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Old Red Museum

The affectionately named Old Red is one of the few cheap venues in Dallas, Texas with a high capacity for guests. This makes the museum a great option for a large wedding on a budget. Old Red is a historic location with the structure dating back to the 1800’s, but don’t let the age fool you: the venue is a beautiful location and one to wow your guests for sure.

Old Red boasts all the following features:

  • 251 – 400 person capacity
  • A/V Hookup
  • City view
  • Handicap accessible
  • Off-site catering permitted
  • Outside alcohol permitted

Don’t see a venue you like? Search over 150 inexpensive wedding reception venues in Dallas now!

Tips, Weddings

Beware! Here are 5 Wedding Scams to Watch for in 2016

January 6, 2016

Just when it seems like you have enough to worry about when planning a wedding, another thing gets added to the list. In a perfect world we would never have to worry about this, but unfortunately there are people willing to ruin your perfect day for a quick buck.

Here are the 5 biggest wedding scams in 2016 and how to protect yourself from them:

1. Photographer Scams

One of the most common scams to fall prey to is a simple photographer scam. Basically a wedding photographer promises to take photos for your wedding and asks for payment upfront. Then the photographer will either never show, or show up but never actually deliver photos. It’s a tough scam to fight because many legitimate photographers will ask for at least some portion of the payment upfront.

2. Fake Wedding Planners

Fake wedding planners also sometimes called anti-planners are arguably the worst form of wedding scam to fall prey to. In this scam, a “wedding planner” may set up a fake website complete with fake testimonials and more, they may seem legit and will promise to hire all of the vendors for you, but will disappear on the day of your wedding without hiring any vendors. Your perfect day will be ruined and you’ll be left in an empty venue robbed of your money and dream wedding.

3. Online Wedding Dresses

Purchasing wedding dresses can save you a pretty penny, but some online retailers will send cheap knock off dresses that don’t posses the same quality or beauty as the original. They often have poor or nonexistent customer service to top it off making it near impossible to return the dress or charging you a steep restocking fee.

4. Gift Theft

While not necessarily a scam, this happens often enough that you need to be aware. Wedding gift theft is when one of your wedding gifts is stolen either at the wedding (or bridal shower) or while its being sent to your house. One of the saddest parts about this is that it may go unnoticed until much later when a friend or relative is wondering how your fancy new blender is working and you respond by saying “What blender!?”

5. Honeymoon Burglary

There are plenty of scams and cons that you can fall prey to while on your honeymoon, but this one takes place at home – literally. Many burglars will watch social media, news, and more to find local weddings. then while the couple is away on their honeymoon the thief breaks into their home and steals all of their valuables. Thieves also watch for piled up mail, old news papers and lights being in houses.

How to Protect Yourself from Wedding Scams:

There are 3 simple steps you can take to keep yourself from falling prey to a wedding scam:

  1. When possible, make purchases on your credit card. This allows you to easily dispute fraudulent charges and offers you some protection from these types of scams
  2. Purchase wedding insurance. The insurance will reimburse you if some of these scams occur
  3. Use your gut, and check all vendors/planners/venues online to see if they are legitimate. Asking for past clients whom you may speak with will also help protect you.
Austin Venues, Featured

4 Pet Friendly Wedding Venues in Austin

January 4, 2016

You met and agreed to marry the love of your life, but you still have another love in your life which you want to incorporate on the big day: Your pet!

Pet Friendly Venues

Whether you’re looking to have your pet simply be in attendance, be the ring bearer, or even be in your wedding party, you need to find a pet friendly wedding venue. These are the top 4 wedding venues in Austin which allow pets:

  1. Chateau on the Creek
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    Chateau on the Creek – Austin, TX

    Chateau on the Creek is a romantic wedding venue set in an expensive yet cozy 7 acres.The venue features all inclusive packages, allows off site catering and is (of course) pet friendly! Old oak trees, flowing creeks and classy stone architecture make for a beautiful and unique setting – one that will surely leave your guests impressed and you with the wedding of your dreams.

  2. The Sanctuary Event Space

    A venue with a cause, The rental cost of The Sanctuary goes to support The Amala Foundation’s youth programs, but it doesn’t stop there. The beautiful wedding venue is shaded by a canopy of ancient oaks, surrounded by lush gardens, and includes 3 indoor spaces as well as several other nice amenities. The venue also comes with great pricing making it an affordable and pet friendly venue!

  3. Zilker Park Clubhouse
    Zilker Park Clubhouse - Austin, TX

    Zilker Park Clubhouse – Austin, TX

    Zilker Metropolitan Park is considered “Austin’s most-loved park”, and its beautiful clubhouse and amenities make it a serious contender for “Austin’s most-loved wedding venue” too! In addition to being friendly towards your animal companions, the venue allows off site alcohol and catering, free parking, corkage, a garden view and more.

  4. The Lookout
    The Lookout - Austin, TX

    The Lookout – Austin, TX

    The lookout combines a simple and elegant outdoor theme with a prime hilltop location to create a truly stunning wedding venue. Sunset weddings are magical at this venue as they cast a beautiful light on the magnificent lawns and gardens on the venue grounds. Boasting a full bar, on-site catering (though you do have the option for off site food and alcohol) and the most amenities of any venue on this list, this venue promises to give you a wedding to remember!

Didn’t find the venue you were looking for? Search for more pet friendly wedding venues on VenueCenter now!

Weddings

Unwritten Wedding Rules: Choosing the Same Venue as Friends and Family

January 2, 2016