If you’re planning a wedding in McKinney, the only difficult part about choosing your venue is narrowing down your options. This city is bursting with beautiful spots for your ceremony and reception. You can say your vows outside under a canopy of trees and dance the night away beneath dangling fairy lights, or retreat to a sleek contemporary space housed in a former garage.
Whether you’re interested in a traditional wedding or a modern event, there are plenty of places for you to pick from. Choose an all-in-one event space that handles the details for you, or put your wedding together piece by piece, pulling in your own catering from great local restaurants and crafting floral arrangements yourself. The options are endless.
Bingham House can accommodate both indoor and outdoor wedding events, so you can have your ceremony in one part of the estate and host the reception just steps away. This arrangement also provides the perfect backup plan in the event of rain during an outdoor event.
The house can accommodate up to 100 guests in an elegant setting that seamlessly blends historic charm and modern, minimalist decor. The event hall is populated with enough round dining tables to accommodate up to 200 guests. Surrounded by wide French doors, this space is flooded with natural light. The courtyard has seating for up to 200 people as well, and features a decorative pergola perfect for saying your vows.
Chandler’s Gardens spans more than 250 acres, offering plenty of space for a rustic wedding event. The Gardens Wedding Package allows you to choose one of three garden venues for your ceremony. The Secret Garden venue is nestled in the forest, shaded by towering oaks. The Antique Heritage Rose Garden has a flagstone walkway leading to a massive wooden arbor with expansive views of the surrounding landscape. The Reflections at Water’s Edge venue features a bluestone walkway leading to a lakeside ceremony site surrounded by roses.
The Gardens Wedding Package also includes a reception at either the Legends Rose Garden Tent or the open Circle of Trees site, which has strings of romantic lights dangling from the trees. Alternately, you can choose the Tuscan Wedding Package. This includes a ceremony in the cobblestone-floored Tuscan Pergola and an elegant reception at the indoor Tuscan Banquet Hall.
D’Vine Grace Vineyard
The D’Vine Grace Vineyard transports you to a venue with all the romantic ambiance of Italy. The Tuscan-style mansion features a variety of possible venues. You can have your event in the Chapel D’Vina and say your vows beneath beautiful wood beams and elaborate sparkling chandeliers, select the Il Prato event lawn, or celebrate your wedding in La Piazza D’Amore, a 7,000-square-foot amphitheater with two water features. The Grand Ballroom is an ideal reception destination, with 3,000 square feet of space, an upstairs mezzanine, and a hardwood dance floor.
Rock Creek Ranch
The Rock Creek Ranch Event Center spans 379 acres and features a waterside pergola and rows of sleek benches for your ceremony. The 10,000-square-foot wedding venue offers the ideal destination for your reception, filled with rustic charm. The venue has everything you need for your wedding event, including tables, chairs, white linens, romantic lighting, and flat-screen monitors for a slideshow. You’ll also have access to a walk-in cooler and a margarita machine for your reception. A bride’s suite and groom’s suite are available on-site for the duration of your event.
Surrey House and Gardens
The historic Surrey House was constructed in 1910 but has undergone several remodels to keep it modern and comfortable. The venue is conveniently located in the historic district of downtown McKinney. The yard behind the main house features a wedding gazebo and bridal cottage. Events in the gardens can accommodate up to 150 guests. If you’d like to have your reception inside the house, there’s a limit of 100 guests, as this is the seating limit in the reception room. Receptions at the Surrey House are catered on-site by Truly Delicious.
Grand Hotel & Ballroom
If you’re interested in having your ceremony and reception indoors, the Grand Hotel & Ballroom can meet your needs. The Grand Ballroom features stunning crystal chandeliers, wide French doors, and a beautiful pressed-tin ceiling that retains the facility’s 19th-century charm. The ballroom spans 2,500 square feet and can accommodate up to 160 guests for a plated dinner, or 225 guests for a cocktail reception. You can even reserve the entire hotel for the bride, groom, and their guests to provide an unforgettable escape for everyone involved in your special day.
The Chapel at Chestnut Square
The charming white clapboard chapel in McKinney’s Chestnut Square is perfect for a timeless wedding. The chapel can accommodate up to 150 guests, and includes a groom’s suite, restroom, and kitchen. The bridal party is housed in the nearby Victorian-era Johnson House. If you prefer an outdoor wedding, the chapel garden can accommodate up to 75 guests. The garden is overflowing with roses and wisteria, providing a picturesque backdrop for your event.
Enjoy a rich, rustic ambiance at The Station, a distinctive wedding venue housed in an old automotive garage. The space features shiplap walls dating back 100 years, concrete countertops, black iron fixtures, antique doors, and reclaimed wood features. Modern industrial style collides with rustic charm in this venue, where you’ll find salvaged harvest tables set beside roll-up garage doors that can open onto the streets of historic downtown McKinney.
The open space and clean aesthetic make this the ideal choice if you want ample customization. You can bring in your own decor to transform The Station into your dream venue. On-site amenities include a 72-inch mounted television, elevated corner stage, Bose sound system, and seating for up to 100 guests. The Station also has a separate area for cocktail hour, so you can transform the ceremony venue into a reception site while guests mingle elsewhere.
Did we include your favorite local wedding venue on the list? If we missed any great wedding destinations in McKinney, contact our team at Huffines Hyundai McKinney and let us know!
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