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Brides-to-be Will Find All They Need Right Here in Denton

by on November 15, 2010

Are you bride-to-be planning your big day in Denton? Think you have to drive 30 minutes south to find all you need to make your fairy tale dreams come true? One of Denton’s best-kept secrets is the loads of wedding services offered right here, within city limits. From florists and bakeries, to bridal boutiques that carry the designer gowns that dreams are made of, a bride-to-be will find all she needs in Denton.

 Denton Trade Shows:

 

The Planner’s Zone

The first stop for any future bride, mother-of-the-bride, maid of honor, or anyone else planning an event for that matter, should be the annual Planner’s Zone. The Planner’s Zone is a trade show held each year through a partnership between the University of North Texas Gateway Center, and the Denton Convention and Visitors bureau. The trade show highlights the variety of event facilities, restaurants, catering companies, and even musicians that call Denton home. Las year, the Planner’s Zone hosted more than 50 vendor booths and hundreds of attendees. 

Denton Charity Bridal Show

Another must-attend trade show hosted each year is the annual Charity Bridal Fair. The next event will be held the last weekend of February 2011 on the UNT campus- just in time for those planning a spring or summer wedding!

 

 

Event Venues in Denton:

 

The Milestone

The Milestone, an elegant southern mansion located 3 miles west of I-35, is one of Denton’s newest event facilities. The Milestone is located on 14 acres of land, and offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites. The venue also has a Grand Ballroom that accommodates up to 300 guests, and their wedding packages include everything from table linens, to a 3-tier wedding cake!  

Image Credit: The Milestone


  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 Buffalo Valley Event Center

The Buffalo Valley Event Center offers over 13,500 square feet of space to meet the needs of brides with 25 to 1200 guests. The Center features a full size bar, a dance floor, a waterfall, patio, VIP Loft, and mezzanine. They also offer full audio and visual equipment for those touching slideshows that are popular at weddings. Do your out-of-town guests need a place to stay? Look no further! The Buffalo Valley Event Center offers 19 hotel rooms.

 

 

Texas Women’s University Little Chapel in the Woods

 Brides looking for a small, intimate ceremony with a vintage feel may opt for the Little Chapel in the Woods, located on the TWU campus. The chapel, which seats 110 people, has been a wedding site of choice for Denton brides since 1939. The chapel, which has been designated one of Texas’ 20 most outstanding architectural achievements by the Texas Society of Architects, was built by more than 300 TWU students and faculty members, and was dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt on November 1, 1939.  Follow your chapel wedding with a reception in a ballroom or conference room at the beautiful Hubbard Hall. TWU conference services offers reasonably priced wedding packages for up to 100 guests that include everything from Hors oeuvre to alcohol. 

Image Credit: Texas Women's University

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

The University of North Texas

 Not to be outdone by its neighboring university, UNT offers two unique wedding venues: The Gateway Center and The Silver Eagle Suite. The Gateway Center is one of the newest facilities on campus. When you book your event at a UNT facility, you get experienced on-site staff to help you plan your event, state-of-the-art computers and presentation equipment, and a variety of catering packages to choose from. 

 

Center for Visual Arts

The Center for Visual Arts is located at 400 East Hickory Street and can be rented through the Greater Denton Arts Council. The CVA features a sound system, table and chairs and a full kitchen. Using the CVA will allow the bride to be to choose her own catering company, which can often save money. There is also a discount for members of the GDAC. The CVA can accommodate up to 250 guests, and allows beer and wine. 

 

The Wildwood Inn

The Wildwood Inn is a fairly new, European style mansion located just ½ mile west of I-35E. The Inn hosts both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, full-service receptions for up to 120 guests, and is also used as a wedding shower and rehearsal dinner site. Catering is provided by the Inn’s 4-star chef and professional coordinators are on hand to help the bride and groom with every step of planning. The Inn features a lush garden, swimming pool, full-glass French doors, a covered patio, and a custom built pergola.

 
The Heritage Inn

For a more intimate celebration, brides can book a ceremony and reception with The Heritage Inn. The Inn hosts weddings in their gazebo wedding garden, or indoors, fireside in the parlor. Receptions are held at Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant patio garden, which shares a location with the Inn, or in the private dining room. Weddings can be booked in the afternoon or evening, and packages include complete setup and cleanup, 3 hour facility rental, and 3 bridal consultation visits.

Denton Civic Center

The Denton Civic Center features a 9,000-square-foot indoor rotunda and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor, covered plaza. Rental of the facility includes tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, updated lighting and acoustics, a full kitchen, and allows for outside catering and the consumption of alcoholic beverages. 

Image Credit: The City of Denton

 

  

  

  

  

 

 

Denton Women’s Club

The Denton Women’s Club is a historic building built in 1928. The Women’s Club is fully stocked with dinnerware, silverware, cookware, and serving pieces, along with tables, chairs, and linens. The Club features a fully equipped modern kitchen with a back entrance, convenient for catering staff. The facility, which accommodates up to 200 guests, has a stage with a Steinway grand piano, a speaker’s podium with a sound system, elegant décor and parlor seating, a dressing room, and ample parking for guests.

 

Fremaux’s Metropolitan Catering

Fremaux’s is a full-service banquet and catering facility that offers three styles of on-site service, including reception-style, plated service, and sit-down buffet service. Fremaux’s amenities include table linens, gold-banded china, polished silver, centerpieces, punch fountains, a dance floor, and a cake by Candy Haven. Fremaux’s can accommodate up to 250 guests for sit-down dinners, and 350 guests for receptions.  

 

Hotel Wedding Facilities

Various hotels in Denton feature wedding reception sites that will meet all of your wedding day needs. These include the Hilton Garden Inn, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, and the Courtyard by Marriott.

 Wedding Day Attire

Brides and grooms don’t need to leave Denton to find the latest bridal style to wear as they tie the knot. Engaged couples will find tuxedos, wedding gowns, and bridesmaids’ dresses at the following locations:

 

Bridal Co.

 Located at 5800 N I-35, #505, Bridal Co. offers wedding gowns from numerous designers, at prices that will meet every budget. Bridal Co. also carries attire for the entire wedding party, from the flower girl to the groomsmen.

 

Image Credit: Bridal Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue’s Bride N Formal

Like Bridal Co., Sue’s offers attire selections for everyone in the bridal party. It is located at 216 W. Oak Street.

Tuxedo Junction

 Located inside Golden Triangle Mall, Tuxedo Junction is the place to go for the stylish groom-to-be. 

Al’s Formal Wear

Al’s carries a wide variety of tuxedos available to rent, as well as wedding invitations, and more. Al’s is located at 2219 S. Loop 288, across from Golden Triangle Mall.

 

 

Various Vendors
Denton has the best to offer when it comes to wedding services. The following list is just a sample of florists, photographers, catering companies, bakeries, and other wedding vendors.

 

Florists

 

Crickette’s Flowers and Gifts

1636 W. University Dr. Denton, TX. 76201

(940) 383-0584

Holly’s Gardens and Florist

700 East Sherman Drive Denton, TX 76209

 (940) 382-1548 

Denton Florist

2926 E. University Suite 103 Denton, TX 76209

(940) 387-6191 

The Flower Shop

202 W. McCart St., Ste. A Krum, TX 76249

(940) 482-6093

 

Photographers

 

Luminous Photographs

108 N. Locust Street Denton, TX 76201

(940) 368-4918 

The Photographers

3805 West University Drive Denton, TX 76207  

(940) 566-1888

Shannon Drawe Photography

630 Hillcrest Street Denton, TX 76201

(940) 380-0408

DTX Weddings

(940) 226-4144



Catering Companies/ Bakeries

 

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant

821 N. Locust St.

Denton, TX  76201

(940) 381-2712  

Extreme Cuisine Catering

2126 Hamilton, Suite 430

Denton, TX 76226

(940) 380-8770

Carino’s Italian Restaurant

1516 Centre Place Dr., Denton, TX 76205

(940) 898-0990 

El Guapo’s Mexican Restaurant

419 S. Elm St. Denton, TX, 76201

(940) 566-5575 

Davis Purity Bakery

520 South Locust Street Denton, TX 76201

(940) 387-6712 

Candy Haven

301 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX

(940) 565-1474 76205



Image Credit: Candy Haven Denton

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One Comment
  1. I would recommend adding a music section including a classical guitarist, Aaron Caruthers. He’s a graduate of UNT and plays weddings and all other events throughout the metroplex. To read his bio and hear his music visit, http://www.myspace.com/caruthersaw.

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