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Aldredge House

Dallas , TX
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5500 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75214 US (map)

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214-368-0087

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Aldredge House, in the historic Swiss Avenue District of Dallas, offers an elegant site to celebrate your special occasion, be it a meeting, party, wedding, or reception. Steeped in... Read more
Aldredge House, in the historic Swiss Avenue District of Dallas, offers an elegant site to celebrate your special occasion, be it a meeting, party, wedding, or reception. Steeped in history, this stately, 17-room mansion exudes a rarified ambiance unrivaled in Dallas.
The 7,000 square foot manor accommodates up to 175 guests, but is quite appropriate for smaller parties. The home features:
A sweeping mahogany staircase Exquisite walnut paneling An inlaid marble foyer 21’ x 20’ dance floor Sun room Morning room Conservatory An exterior wraparound terrace ideal for cocktails Impeccably maintained gardens for outdoor activities.
Catering at Aldredge House is provided exclusively by Culinaire, the premier caterer of Dallas. The Catering Director at Aldredge House is personally involved in the coordination of every event and will work closely with you to transform your vision into a perfect catered affair. Read less
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Eugene
Wedding:
10/10/2015
1.3/5.0
Note that once you sign the contract, the southern charm and hospitality is immediately replaced with snark and open hostility. The duplicity that Ms. Twitchell, the resident event keeper of Aldredge House, possesses is no less than astonishing: expect to receive contrived niceties sandwiched in between strangely passive-aggressive snipes.

Also don't expect anything unique or special. When asked if they have any specialty dishes, the answer was an emphatic no. When we asked for something unique, two weeks later, you'll receive a menu where one of the dishes has been replaced with something else equally uninspired.

It's obvious they're purely margin minded. If you request something special, they'll always push back with something distinctly lacking in originality - primarily interested in cooking "Luby's" like cafeteria dishes that are easy to cook in bulk. Don't let the fancy descriptions fool you into thinking the dishes will be special - it's barely a step up above all-you-can-eat buffet cafeteria food.

Oh, and if you want to try any of the foods, so you know what your $10k tab will be buying? Not only do they exhibit external annoyance at the request, but they're quick to let you know that you'll be paying for retail price for every dish that you test. They're looking to nickel and time you every step of the way.

Having an abhorrent attitude, seething in snark, just doesn't make sense in the event business. People are already stressed enough as it is without having to be concerned with the weight of such petulance.

Stay as far away as humanly possible, unless you particularly enjoy uncouth pretense.
Note that once you sign the contract, the southern charm and hospitality is immediately replaced with snark and open Read more...
Note that once you sign the contract, the southern charm and hospitality is immediately replaced with snark and open hostility. The duplicity that Ms. Twitchell, the resident event keeper of Aldredge House, possesses is no less than astonishing: expect to receive contrived niceties sandwiched in between strangely passive-aggressive snipes.

Also don't expect anything unique or special. When asked if they have any specialty dishes, the answer was an emphatic no. When we asked for something unique, two weeks later, you'll receive a menu where one of the dishes has been replaced with something else equally uninspired.

It's obvious they're purely margin minded. If you request something special, they'll always push back with something distinctly lacking in originality - primarily interested in cooking "Luby's" like cafeteria dishes that are easy to cook in bulk. Don't let the fancy descriptions fool you into thinking the dishes will be special - it's barely a step up above all-you-can-eat buffet cafeteria food.

Oh, and if you want to try any of the foods, so you know what your $10k tab will be buying? Not only do they exhibit external annoyance at the request, but they're quick to let you know that you'll be paying for retail price for every dish that you test. They're looking to nickel and time you every step of the way.

Having an abhorrent attitude, seething in snark, just doesn't make sense in the event business. People are already stressed enough as it is without having to be concerned with the weight of such petulance.

Stay as far away as humanly possible, unless you particularly enjoy uncouth pretense. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Lauren of the Aldredge House and Food Glorious Food Catering was an incredible help. She helped make our wedding day into the most perfect celebration! She was always available to meet, and responded quick via email and texts. Plus, the Aldredge House is an incredibly beautiful and historic wedding venue. My guests all loved the historical significance and the food!

If I could do it all over again, I would do it the same! Thank you Lauren and the staff the Aldredge House!
Lauren of the Aldredge House and Food Glorious Food Catering was an incredible help. She helped make our wedding day into Read more...
Lauren of the Aldredge House and Food Glorious Food Catering was an incredible help. She helped make our wedding day into the most perfect celebration! She was always available to meet, and responded quick via email and texts. Plus, the Aldredge House is an incredibly beautiful and historic wedding venue. My guests all loved the historical significance and the food!

If I could do it all over again, I would do it the same! Thank you Lauren and the staff the Aldredge House! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Cynthia
Wedding:
6/19/2015
1.9/5.0
I used the Aldredge house for my wedding and reception in June of 2015. Even though it is a beautiful place, there are politics going on that make this a highly stressful event place. The staff are not prepared to deal with the homeowners around. The neighbors called the police on my wedding two days before "just to make sure I was not doing anything I was not supposed to be doing". I was told by the staff that I could have music and doors a certain way and then the night of because of neighbors had to change. The head staff person left in themiddle wedding which made dinner run slow, table set up not correctly and the catering staff unprofessional because their boss was not there.(which only allowed to use the ones they suggest) The catering company took all my extra cake and poured out all the extra wine and drinks so I was not able to tell how much alcohol was actually consumed. The staff allowed a "rehearsal" for another wedding the day of my wedding while I was getting dressed and set up. (Thanks only to my amazing wedding coordinator that put a stop to it). The staff cared more about the neighbors then they did in providing a beautiful and smooth event for my wedding. I would not recommend this place for anyone. These are only "some" of the things that did not work out, there is a list of many more... It is sad, because it is beautiful, but until they can regroup and be in charge of their facility and not cater to the neighbors every cry... and actually treat the brides with respect and thankfulness this place will not last.
I used the Aldredge house for my wedding and reception in June of 2015. Even though it is a beautiful place, there are Read more...
I used the Aldredge house for my wedding and reception in June of 2015. Even though it is a beautiful place, there are politics going on that make this a highly stressful event place. The staff are not prepared to deal with the homeowners around. The neighbors called the police on my wedding two days before "just to make sure I was not doing anything I was not supposed to be doing". I was told by the staff that I could have music and doors a certain way and then the night of because of neighbors had to change. The head staff person left in themiddle wedding which made dinner run slow, table set up not correctly and the catering staff unprofessional because their boss was not there.(which only allowed to use the ones they suggest) The catering company took all my extra cake and poured out all the extra wine and drinks so I was not able to tell how much alcohol was actually consumed. The staff allowed a "rehearsal" for another wedding the day of my wedding while I was getting dressed and set up. (Thanks only to my amazing wedding coordinator that put a stop to it). The staff cared more about the neighbors then they did in providing a beautiful and smooth event for my wedding. I would not recommend this place for anyone. These are only "some" of the things that did not work out, there is a list of many more... It is sad, because it is beautiful, but until they can regroup and be in charge of their facility and not cater to the neighbors every cry... and actually treat the brides with respect and thankfulness this place will not last. Read less
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AmandaJane
Wedding:
10/5/2014
4.9/5.0
We had our "Sunday Funday" garden wedding at The Aldredge House in October 2014 and absolutely LOVED this venue. Lauren Twichell is such a fun person to work with and will handle all of the details without pestering you unnecessarily. The entire staff treats you like absolute royalty and takes care of your every need. If you're looking for a beautiful venue that will simplify the entire wedding planning process for you this is the ticket! :)
We had our "Sunday Funday" garden wedding at The Aldredge House in October 2014 and absolutely LOVED this venue. Lauren Read more...
We had our "Sunday Funday" garden wedding at The Aldredge House in October 2014 and absolutely LOVED this venue. Lauren Twichell is such a fun person to work with and will handle all of the details without pestering you unnecessarily. The entire staff treats you like absolute royalty and takes care of your every need. If you're looking for a beautiful venue that will simplify the entire wedding planning process for you this is the ticket! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This venue was amazing! Everything was beautiful, the service was amazing and the food was fantastic. Lauren, the venue coordinator, went above and beyond, she was always available and did a wonderful job running the event. The home is beautiful and we received compliments on it all day. The food was so, so good; the staff was very attentive and we had our own personal attendant to serve us all day, Dayna was amazing. It was the perfect venue for our brunch wedding and I would definitely recommend them.
This venue was amazing! Everything was beautiful, the service was amazing and the food was fantastic. Lauren, the venue Read more...
This venue was amazing! Everything was beautiful, the service was amazing and the food was fantastic. Lauren, the venue coordinator, went above and beyond, she was always available and did a wonderful job running the event. The home is beautiful and we received compliments on it all day. The food was so, so good; the staff was very attentive and we had our own personal attendant to serve us all day, Dayna was amazing. It was the perfect venue for our brunch wedding and I would definitely recommend them. Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.2/5.0
The moment I saw the Aldredge House I knew I would have my wedding there. It is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. I also appreciated that it was a turn-key experience without feeling like a wedding factory. The house definitely has a lot of charm and personality.

Included in your price is linens, plate/glass/silver wear, and tables and chairs. They will handle any additional rentals you may want. The only catering company used is Food Glorious Food, and oh my goodness they make great food! All my guests were really impressed with their dinners. People have come to expect wedding food to be less than stellar, but that is not the case here. FGF goes above and beyond to make delicious, classy meals.

Lauren Twitchell is also great to work with. I really felt like she cared about us, and wanted to work to make our vision come true.

I will say, the room where the dancing happens was a little warm, but that is to be expected when people are going from the outside in and doors are being opened frequently. Also, you are not allowed to have speakers outside after a certain time, so it can be hard to hear toasts and things like that. And, the beautiful stringed lights/lanterns in the backyard are an extra $750. My groom and I thought it was worth it, but were a little surprised by the added cost. You are also charged for the lights to be removed if you choose to not use them.

All in all, I loved the Aldredge House. Probably the best kept wedding venue secret in Dallas!
The moment I saw the Aldredge House I knew I would have my wedding there. It is one of the most beautiful houses I have Read more...
The moment I saw the Aldredge House I knew I would have my wedding there. It is one of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. I also appreciated that it was a turn-key experience without feeling like a wedding factory. The house definitely has a lot of charm and personality.

Included in your price is linens, plate/glass/silver wear, and tables and chairs. They will handle any additional rentals you may want. The only catering company used is Food Glorious Food, and oh my goodness they make great food! All my guests were really impressed with their dinners. People have come to expect wedding food to be less than stellar, but that is not the case here. FGF goes above and beyond to make delicious, classy meals.

Lauren Twitchell is also great to work with. I really felt like she cared about us, and wanted to work to make our vision come true.

I will say, the room where the dancing happens was a little warm, but that is to be expected when people are going from the outside in and doors are being opened frequently. Also, you are not allowed to have speakers outside after a certain time, so it can be hard to hear toasts and things like that. And, the beautiful stringed lights/lanterns in the backyard are an extra $750. My groom and I thought it was worth it, but were a little surprised by the added cost. You are also charged for the lights to be removed if you choose to not use them.

All in all, I loved the Aldredge House. Probably the best kept wedding venue secret in Dallas! Read less
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Haleigh
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
My dream wedding was held at the Aldredge House. I couldn't have imagined my special day anywhere else. The elegance, setting, location, etc at the house are breath taking. Thank you to Food Glorious Food for the wonderful catering and service.
My dream wedding was held at the Aldredge House. I couldn't have imagined my special day anywhere else. The elegance, Read more...
My dream wedding was held at the Aldredge House. I couldn't have imagined my special day anywhere else. The elegance, setting, location, etc at the house are breath taking. Thank you to Food Glorious Food for the wonderful catering and service. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/30/2013
4.2/5.0
Great location and beautiful! Only not flexible about catering as they require you use them but in the end the food was the most amazing part of the night!
Great location and beautiful! Only not flexible about catering as they require you use them but in the end the food was Read more...
Great location and beautiful! Only not flexible about catering as they require you use them but in the end the food was the most amazing part of the night! Read less
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Kasey
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.9/5.0
A gorgeous venue with a helpful event coordinator. She made planning easy and the day of the wedding run smoothly. Everything turned out better than I even hoped.
A gorgeous venue with a helpful event coordinator. She made planning easy and the day of the wedding run smoothly. Read more...
A gorgeous venue with a helpful event coordinator. She made planning easy and the day of the wedding run smoothly. Everything turned out better than I even hoped. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Beautiful venue, allowed us to make several changes to the originally provided contract to meet our needs.
*Any flowers/arrangements must be pre-arranged before arriving to venue
*The outside string lights are beautiful, even in the day time! (Adds $750 to budget)
*Communication improved as our event date got closer.
*Day-of-coordinator (comes with use of venue for ceremony) makes everything flow really smoothly.
*Costs add up quickly: service charges (valet required), and decor.
Beautiful venue, allowed us to make several changes to the originally provided contract to meet our needs.
*Any Read more...
Beautiful venue, allowed us to make several changes to the originally provided contract to meet our needs.
*Any flowers/arrangements must be pre-arranged before arriving to venue
*The outside string lights are beautiful, even in the day time! (Adds $750 to budget)
*Communication improved as our event date got closer.
*Day-of-coordinator (comes with use of venue for ceremony) makes everything flow really smoothly.
*Costs add up quickly: service charges (valet required), and decor. Read less
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