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Wedding Venues that Allow Outside Catering

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We reveal 6 Dallas & Ft Worth wedding venues that allow outside catering. From a hotel to urban loft to budget settings find the ideal BYO Catering venue.

Wedding Venues that Allow Outside Catering

wedding venues that allow outside catering

wedding venues that allow outside catering

The Country Abbey

For some, the wedding reception feast is a family affair. Aunts, uncles, grandmas, and moms prepare family recipes handed down from generation to generation. So, brides look for a wedding venue that allows outside catering.

In my 30 years in the wedding market the most frequently asked question from brides is for wedding venues you can cater yourself.

At times, it seems that finding a wedding venue that welcomes BYO catering is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Well, I am pleased to introduce you to The Country Abbey. They welcome outside catering and they will do everything to help ensure that your wedding is a spectacular success!

The Country Abbey is a historic wedding chapel and reception hall in Justin. It is an easy drive from Denton, Lewisville, Keller, and Fort Worth.

The 100 year old wedding chapel has been updated while preserving its unique charm. As you enter the chapel you are instantly smitten. The neutral color palette matches any color scheme. Patches of sunlight dance through stained glass windows. The sanctuary features candelabra, antique chandeliers, wooden oak pews, and a spacious altar area.

The Country Abbey specializes in small to medium size weddings; it accommodates up to 160 guests.

Rental for the wedding chapel with reception hall are quite reasonable.

  • Saturday-$2500
  • Friday-$2000
  • Sunday-$1500
  • Monday-Thursday-$900

Rental includes:

  • Wedding chapel and reception hall
  • Venue for 5 hours
  • Bridal suite and groom’s room
  • White floor-length tablecloths with your runner color
  • Bose sound system with wireless mic
  • Full kitchen with private entrance
  • Free parking
  • Up to 100 guests
  • Additional guests and hours may be added

Teaming up with the wedding pros at The Country Abbey is your assurance of a picture-perfect wedding day!

The Country Abbey
116 N Jackson Ave
Justin, TX 76247

wedding venues that allow outside catering

Grapevine Concourse is a fun wedding venue that allows outside catering!

Grapevine Concourse

Owned by the City of Grapevine, you can relax knowing that your wedding will be managed with the upmost care and professionalism. The affordable wedding venue’s generous policy welcomes outside catering as well as BYOB.

The ballroom accommodates from 40-200 guests. DIY brides will be delighted with the decorating possibilities. Dimmer lights are positioned around the ballroom for maximum effect. Uplighting is available.

Next to a golf course, Grapevine Concourse features beautifully landscaped grounds. A terrace is adjacent to two sides of the building. Outdoor wedding ceremonies are particularly lovely in the garden-style setting.

Several wedding ceremony and wedding reception packages are available.

Grapevine Concourse
Phone: 817-410-3459-Ask for Event Coordinator

wedding venues that allow outside catering

2616 Commerce Event Center is a contemporary wedding venue with three unique spaces.

2616 Commerce Event Center

Located in downtown Dallas, 2616 Commerce Event Center is one of the most unique wedding venues that allow outside catering as well as BYOB. It is a chic, modern facility with an urban loft setting.

2616 Commerce Event Center features three distinctive settings for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies (indoor or outdoor), and wedding receptions.

  • The Commerce Room is located on the first floor. It is a rustically elegant room accommodating up to 300 guests for a seated dinner. Special features of the room include brick walls, exposed ceilings, white leather lounge booths, white sheer draping, and chandeliers. A maple wood dance floor is available.
  • With a canopy of stars overhead, the Rooftop Deck is perfect for a evening wedding ceremony. The 4,500 square foot deck has stunning views of the Dallas skyline. It features globe string lighting, stage, cedar bar, and wrought iron furniture.
  • Third in this trio of unique space is the 3rd Floor Penthouse. The room accommodates up to 200 guests for a full seated dinner or 100 guests with a dance floor. The penthouse features concrete floors, large chandelier, and two private balconies overlooking the rooftop deck.

2616 Commerce Event Center
Phone: 214-748-5567 ext 4 – Ask for Lisa

wedding venues that allow outside catering

Best Western Plus Dallas may be one of the only hotel wedding venues that allow outside catering.

Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel and Convention Center 

As far as I know, Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel is the only Dallas hotel that allows outside catering. This gem of a venue has a luxury ballroom accommodating up to 250 guests. The ballroom is easily sub-divided to host smaller events.

The hotel is experienced in hosting weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and quinceañeras.

Wedding packages start at only $750 and include a many amenities. Some of those amenities may include:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens
  • Place Settings
  • Centerpieces
  • Uplighting
  • Set-up, break-down, and clean up
  • and more!

Weddings held on a Friday night or Sunday afternoon receive a big discount! In addition to being a wedding venue that allows outside catering, the hotel welcomes BYOB.

Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel and Convention Center
Phone:972-952-9554 – Ask for Juanita Lopez, Director of Catering

wedding venue that allows outside catering

SpringPark Club is a Garland wedding and event venue that allows outside catering and BYOB. Their rental rate for a Saturday night is under $2,000!

SpringPark Club

SpringPark Club is illuminated by its natural surroundings: beautiful fountain, mature trees, and untamed grasses. The large windows of the two-story, 4,000 square foot building overlook this picturesque scene.

SpringPark Club accommodates from 50-150 guests. Ceremonies are held outside with a fountain view or indoors in the club.

They have a commercial kitchen to prepare or warm your food. They allow outside catering as well as BYOB.

The Garland venue includes a media room, bar area, and dance floor. Bride and groom have separate, private dressing rooms.

The rental fee for a Saturday reception is a budget-friendly $1,899. The rates are even lower for other days of the week.

The rental rate includes:

  • Complimentary centerpieces, vases, and tulle
  • On-site employee to assist you during your wedding reception or event
  • Chairs and tables
  • Outdoor deck
  • Free parking
  • Personalization on their marquee sign.

SpringPark Club
Phone: 972-495-4464 – Ask for Michaela

wedding venues that allow outside catering

Not only is St. Anthony Hall one of DFW’s wedding venues that allow outside catering, their rental rate is only $700 for 4 hours!

St Anthony Hall

St Anthony Hall in Bedford is a sweet deal at only $700 for four hours for their reception hall plus three hours for set-up and break-down.

They host rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, wedding receptions, quinceaneras, and other parties.

If you plan to cater yourself, you will appreciate their spacious kitchen with every convenience including warming ovens and ice maker.

The Grand Hall seats up to 180 guests. You and your friends can celebrate for hours on the spacious dance floor. Their rental rate includes:

  • 600 square foot dance floor
  • 60″ round tables
  • Chairs
  • Rectangular tables for guest book, mementos, and food service
  • Bar and Bartenders
  • P.A. System
  • Banquet hall clean-up

The neutral backdrop of the venue will be in harmony with any decorating theme.

There is free, well-lit parking.

The staff is very service oriented; they are ready and willing to help your wedding or event be a smashing success.

St. Anthony Hall
Phone:817-280-9323 – Ask for Tom Guziak

Check out our #1 ranked feature article on BYOB wedding venues in Dallas or Fort Worth.

Wedding Venues that Allow Outside Catering was last modified: March 22nd, 2023 by Rachel Sommer