Top Wedding Venues around Waco

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Are you planning your dream wedding in the heart of Texas? Waco, with its charming blend of history, nature, and Southern hospitality, offers a unique backdrop for your special day. One of the most critical decisions you’ll make is choosing the perfect wedding venue. I hope this list of my top wedding venues around Waco helps you narrow down your search. Choosing the right venue is by far one of the hardest choices a bride and groom have to make and as soon as possible, but luckily the selection of venues in Texas are as vast and diverse as the Lone Star State itself. Here’s my list of enchanting and diverse wedding venues that promise to make your celebration memorable. If you would like more information or advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. My name is Arlene and I am a wedding photographer in Dallas and serve all of Texas with no travel fees required.

1. Carleen Bright Arboretum:

The premier destination in Central Texas for life’s special moments – weddings, private parties, or corporate events. The Pavilion at the Arboretum is a state-of-the-art 10,000 square foot venue designed for all occasions, and offers you an opportunity to brings the outdoors inside. The large, floor to ceiling windows take you out of the hustle and bustle and wrap you in nature. Surrounded by beautiful grounds, it is the perfect space for weddings, corporate events, and large parties. The Gandy Gazebo is a stunning and natural outdoor event location that offers the perfect amount of structure and flexibility to bring any event to reality. Whether dreaming of a quaint ceremony or a lavish affair, this unique event lawn holds historic charm with striking scenic views. Picture a wedding ceremony set against breath-taking scenery, and beautiful seasonal color.

2. Levi Gin Social House:

Nestled in the trees on the banks of the Bullhide Creek sits the most perfect dreamy wedding chapel. The chapel is architecturally stunning and has the perfect intimate background for your special event. Looking out from the chapel is the social house-the modernized original Levi Cotten Gin, just steps away from the chapel. The gin is perfect for lodging guests and hosting receptions. The Gin social house is the perfect mix of old and new, from the original tin to the new stone, it is truly magnificent.

3. Silo & Oak:

Rural and private sits the home of venue owners, Escape the city to Silo and Oak where shabby chic meets rustic venue accommodating up to 72 guests in Temple, Texas. The clay block silo is a signature feature of the property and loved as a photo backdrop. Silo and Oak offers couples an intimate setting to celebrate their day, inviting their closest friends and family for a once in a lifetime event. Whether you’re planning a simple elopement or a grand family celebration, Silo and Oak offers the best of luxury and home comforts in one magical wedding venue.

4. Vintage Oaks Ranch:

This gorgeous venue offers a picturesque setting for couples dreaming of a country-chic wedding. It is nestled in a grove of oak trees on a 130 acre working ranch and features approximately 4,800 sqft of climate controlled indoor space. The sprawling grounds and rustic barn create an idyllic atmosphere, blending natural beauty with Southern charm. Located in Central Texas and just a short drive to a major highway for easy travel.   While this building may be “NEW” it truly is a work of art with an “OLD” soul.

5. 4 North Event Center:

If you are willing to drive a little bit farther outside of Waco’s suburbs, 4 North Event Center in Comanche offers a unique and versatile space for your wedding festivities. Weddings, reunions, anniversaries, and birthday celebrations can all be held at the 4 North Event Center, which has four unique spaces. All of the spaces have been completely rebuilt, and there are numerous restrooms and a full caterer’s kitchen available. This venue’s flexibility allows you to personalize your celebration, ensuring it reflects your love story.

6. Mari Springs:

This hidden gem in Temple, Mari Springs is a venue that captures the essence of Texas hospitality. The lush landscapes and thoughtfully designed spaces provide a romantic canvas for your wedding day, ensuring a magical experience for both you and your guests. The Red Barn Event Center is an Indoor/outdoor space with top-tier sound, chandeliers, and grand entrance doors. A perfect place to exchange vows at Mari Springs is their Country Chapel, which boasts of a beautiful indoor space filled with natural light from the all white walls and ceiling, the crystal chandeliers and walls of windows. You can hear the quaint tolling of the Chapel Bells as you exit to spend your lifetime with your love. Mari Springs also offers a few more outdoor amenities such as the courtyard and corral with it’s string lights and surrounded by pastures and longhorns. The lakeside pavilion offers and area for relaxation, rehearsal dinners and intimate gatherings. Also on the grounds is The Manor- a million dollar mansion that can host up to 16 people for 24-48 hour stays. Mari Springs also offers a bridal suite, Horsetrailer Bar and a 1950 Chevy 4400.

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