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Have a Wedding on the Water with these North Texas Waterfront Venues

by Sara Haugland

Having a waterfront wedding in the middle of Texas is easier than you may think! These waterfront North Texas wedding venues are sure to bring uniqueness and fun along the way – not to mention the spectacular and one-of-a-kind views that are included. These venues will take your breath away, and your guests will love feeling a breeze off of the water! Scroll through these Texas waterfront venues to find the perfect locale for your celebration!

waterfront wedding venues in North Texas - The Gardenia Venue

The Gardenia Venue – Located in Valley View, Texas, The Gardenia Venue is just under an hour away from the metroplex and 20 minutes away from Denton. Sitting on 40 acres of beautiful land, this North Texas locale offers a one-acre pond, gorgeous chapel, and stunning reception space for your special day!

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The Milestone Denton waterfront wedding venue

The Milestone Denton –The Milestone in Denton is an exquisite coastal-inspired mansion that combines Southern charm and elegance! Sitting on 15 acres of beautiful land, there’s no other place to have a waterfront mansion wedding. The venue’s gorgeous dock and gazebo overlooking the pond offer the sweetest intimate ceremony locations and serve as the perfect backdrop for any photos. This all-around stunning venue is sure to serve as the perfect location for any waterfront wedding!

Photo // Charla Storey



Lone Star Lodge and Marina – Lone Star Lodge and Marina is a wedding venue located in Pilot Point, Texas, also serving the Dallas area. Located in the foothills of Central Texas, this waterfront venue is situated on 30 acres of breathtaking natural landscape in Jordan State Park. Here, you and your guests can enjoy majestic oak trees, natural plant life, luxury accommodations, and rustic tranquillity.

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The French Farmhouse waterfront wedding venue

The French Farmhouse – Nestled on 56 acres of open field, featuring beautiful oak trees, a covered bridge and a three-acre lake, The French Farmhouse is bringing a French touch to North Texas! This brand-new wedding venue is sure to wow with their stunning views, oh-so cute farmhouse and on-site inn, located right on the water. Be one of the first to have your waterfront wedding here – it’s without-a-doubt worth the wait!



Avalon Legacy RanchAvalon Legacy Ranch is unimaginably unique and gloriously beautiful – making it the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Nestled in the midst of 25 wooded acres bordering a stunning reservoir perfect for waterfront photos, Avalon Legacy Ranch is everything you have ever imagined and McKinney’s top choice of wedding venues. Avalon Legacy Ranch is the only wedding venue of its kind. No copycat barn, no rectangular room; instead, a myriad of places for your guests to enjoy making your day their very favorite.

Photo // Maryn Elise Photo



The Nest at Ruth Farms –  The Nest at Ruth Farms features a beautiful white-washed barn on 37 acres of lush rolling fields. Whether you’re searching for a venue with a waterfront ceremony option or looking for a beautiful backdrop for your photos, their breathtaking venue and surrounding land form the perfect gathering place for friends and family alike to come together and celebrate the things that matter most.

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Dallas arboretum Texas waterfront venue

Dallas Arboretum – Isn’t the Dallas Arboretum just the prettiest place for a garden wedding? Nothing could make this location better – oh, except for the gorgeous lake in the background to completely tie everything together! With so many different locations to choose from in this one venue, you will without-a-doubt find what you are looking for. Have your own private oasis wedding at this waterfront venue!

Photo // AR Photography


The Madelyn Venue and Guesthouse

The Madelyn – The Madelyn Venue & Guesthouse blends rural authenticity with rustic elegance, making it one of the most historically charming wedding destinations in North Texas. Enjoy the wide-open Texas country in your private hillside estate featuring panoramic sunset views, beautifully manicured grounds, rolling hills, mature pecan groves, a scenic 2-acre pond, and some of the most photogenic cattle you’ll ever meet. Their newly remodeled modern farmhouse that sleeps up to 12 is perfect for celebrating early with family and friends or retreating to a romantic hideaway after the big day.

Photo // Madison Neely Photography



Trinity River Audubon Center – Trying to find a way to bring the outdoors in? Trinity River Audubon Center is the venue for you. With floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto a vast nature preserve, this venue is a dream come true. No need to make backup plans with this stunning space, because rain or shine, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your picture-perfect wedding day is secure.

Photo // AR Photography

See our full list of preferred DFW venues on our Venues directory here. Happy planning!