After the exchange of vows and “I dos,” it’s time to cut the cake and celebrate. Whether you’ve performed the ceremony at one of the aforementioned venues or at a local church, there’s an array of places to choose from when it comes to throwing the biggest and best party of your lives.
In addition to ceremony space, the Wisenbaker Courtyard also offers room for a handful of bistro tables for a pre-reception happy hour. There’s also the Mesquite Arts Center’s Rehearsal Hall, which was practically made for dancing and merry-making. The space can seat up to 120 guests at round tables for dinner, with lovely views of the courtyard.
DD Ranch offers two excellent reception options. The Lakeview Room overlooks the nearby rolling hills and the ranch’s own lake, and it can accommodate up to 120 guests. The Grand Ballroom, meanwhile, is the place to be for an all-out party, with a capacity between 100 and 350 guests. There’s plenty of room for dancing, and covered outdoor patios also allow guests to mingle outside—making it an excellent choice for alleviating the stress over bad weather, with enough room to move the ceremony indoors in case of rain (or worse).
Another unique venue is the Corner Theatre, a community meeting space with plenty of room for celebrating. The space is designed, in its own words, to “host, recognize, listen to, celebrate and participate in whatever is good and true and beautiful in the neighborhood.” You can rent space that will accommodate up to 125 seated guests, and you’ll also have access to the lobby and food serving area. The main space also features a stage, sound system, and lighting.
Where to Stay
There’s plenty of lodging in the Mesquite area to house your guests, whether it’s a handful of close friends and family or a cast of many. To accommodate a big crew, the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite is an excellent bet. The property also has ceremony and reception venues, so is well-versed in offering blocks of rooms to keep all your guests together. Other local options include the Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, TownePlace Suites, and Fairfield Inn & Suites.
When it comes to planning your wedding, Mesquite offers all the resources you need, with experienced area vendors able to turn your plans into reality. So when tying the knot, you’ll have a place that’s easy to get to for your guests, with a unique venue that you’ll never forget.
Written by Emma Walker for Matcha in partnership with Mesquite CVB.