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Dallas Arboretum

Dallas , TX

LOCATION

8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX US 75218 (map)

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214-515-6511

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Rachel
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.7/5.0
Great venue full of beautiful sprawling plants. Overall I loved this place and would choose it again in a heartbeat. That being said there are a few things that were a small hassle. The parking was a little weird and far from the actual site. Not really that big of a deal though. Again overall loved the experience.
Great venue full of beautiful sprawling plants. Overall I loved this place and would choose it again in a heartbeat. That Read more...
Great venue full of beautiful sprawling plants. Overall I loved this place and would choose it again in a heartbeat. That being said there are a few things that were a small hassle. The parking was a little weird and far from the actual site. Not really that big of a deal though. Again overall loved the experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.3/5.0
The Dallas Arboretum was a beautiful venue for a wedding reception. We did have a little trouble communicating with our assigned wedding coordinator. When we were able to talk to her or she answered an email she was helpful.
The Dallas Arboretum was a beautiful venue for a wedding reception. We did have a little trouble communicating with our Read more...
The Dallas Arboretum was a beautiful venue for a wedding reception. We did have a little trouble communicating with our assigned wedding coordinator. When we were able to talk to her or she answered an email she was helpful. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.0/5.0
Could not have had a more stunning venue for my wedding, it was an absolute fairytale! The events team is extremely busy, so they have very demanding schedules, but with the help of my wedding planner the day was flawless. Just make sure you have a little extra help if you're having a huge wedding that is extremely detail oriented like mine!
Could not have had a more stunning venue for my wedding, it was an absolute fairytale! The events team is extremely busy, Read more...
Could not have had a more stunning venue for my wedding, it was an absolute fairytale! The events team is extremely busy, so they have very demanding schedules, but with the help of my wedding planner the day was flawless. Just make sure you have a little extra help if you're having a huge wedding that is extremely detail oriented like mine! Read less
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LaToya
Wedding:
6/14/2014
1.8/5.0
My fiance is in the military and when he came home from Afghanistan, I showed him and we booked a year in advance for June 2014. I had such high hopes. We were immediately assigned a coordinator who took down all of our information and expectations, got us in touch with our caterer, and told us what to expect along the way. Unfortunately none of those things happened. By the time we reached our wedding day we had been assigned to three different coordinators...the first passed us off due to a larger event the same day that she would rather do, another just quite and the third...well...I am not sure why she even showed up. The day of the wedding she kept disappearing. When we would lose one coordinator, they did not pass on all the notes to the next so we ended up speaking to the VP of sales that assured us that our wedding day would go off with out a hitch. Well when the bridal party arrived to the Arboretum at 4:58pm we were told we were told that we could not come in until 5pm. Hmm ok...2 min...sure we'll wait.Then we were told we could only drive up to the DeGolyer House one car at a time and then we would have to park our car in general parking and walk through the garden all the way back. Really? Even the head of the valet kept telling our coordinator that he would park our cars, the coordinator kept saying no to my father who was limping at the time and had our getaway car. The coordinator kept disappearing and we could not find her, she misplaced my picture seating chart and then did not know where things were supposed to go even though I had given her multiple copies and had met with her a month prior to the wedding. She did not check in to tell the bridesmaids when to get dressed. I had to keep up with the time while getting my hair and makeup done. Our wedding started at 7pm. The coordinator came in smiling at 6:45pm asking if we were ready to go. Thank God we were!
My fiance is in the military and when he came home from Afghanistan, I showed him and we booked a year in advance for June Read more...
My fiance is in the military and when he came home from Afghanistan, I showed him and we booked a year in advance for June 2014. I had such high hopes. We were immediately assigned a coordinator who took down all of our information and expectations, got us in touch with our caterer, and told us what to expect along the way. Unfortunately none of those things happened. By the time we reached our wedding day we had been assigned to three different coordinators...the first passed us off due to a larger event the same day that she would rather do, another just quite and the third...well...I am not sure why she even showed up. The day of the wedding she kept disappearing. When we would lose one coordinator, they did not pass on all the notes to the next so we ended up speaking to the VP of sales that assured us that our wedding day would go off with out a hitch. Well when the bridal party arrived to the Arboretum at 4:58pm we were told we were told that we could not come in until 5pm. Hmm ok...2 min...sure we'll wait.Then we were told we could only drive up to the DeGolyer House one car at a time and then we would have to park our car in general parking and walk through the garden all the way back. Really? Even the head of the valet kept telling our coordinator that he would park our cars, the coordinator kept saying no to my father who was limping at the time and had our getaway car. The coordinator kept disappearing and we could not find her, she misplaced my picture seating chart and then did not know where things were supposed to go even though I had given her multiple copies and had met with her a month prior to the wedding. She did not check in to tell the bridesmaids when to get dressed. I had to keep up with the time while getting my hair and makeup done. Our wedding started at 7pm. The coordinator came in smiling at 6:45pm asking if we were ready to go. Thank God we were! Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.8/5.0
This place is crazy busy, and for good reason. Our venue was so perfect and Kaley (our coordinator at the Arboretum) handled everything like a true professional.

Our ceremony was at Crape Myrtle Alley...which takes seeing to believe how amazing it is. One note about this venue, the sun can be a problem at certain times of the year so take that into consideration. Our reception was at The Alex Camp House.

Kaley and the other coordinator put everything together like it was the easiest thing they've ever done. The caterer, the florist, the lighting, the dj, all set up and good to go. They communicated via walkie-talkies to have me and the guys walk out at the perfect moment, and then to have my wife and the procession start at the perfect moment. I was blown away at how perfect everything went. You guys are awesome. Thank you so much.
This place is crazy busy, and for good reason. Our venue was so perfect and Kaley (our coordinator at the Arboretum) Read more...
This place is crazy busy, and for good reason. Our venue was so perfect and Kaley (our coordinator at the Arboretum) handled everything like a true professional.

Our ceremony was at Crape Myrtle Alley...which takes seeing to believe how amazing it is. One note about this venue, the sun can be a problem at certain times of the year so take that into consideration. Our reception was at The Alex Camp House.

Kaley and the other coordinator put everything together like it was the easiest thing they've ever done. The caterer, the florist, the lighting, the dj, all set up and good to go. They communicated via walkie-talkies to have me and the guys walk out at the perfect moment, and then to have my wife and the procession start at the perfect moment. I was blown away at how perfect everything went. You guys are awesome. Thank you so much. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.7/5.0
We had our Wedding here about a month ago. The weather was just as beautiful as the Arboretum. Its the most beautiful place and I could not imagine getting married anywhere else. Our ceremony was at the Jonsson Color Garden and our reception was held at Rosine Hall. Everything about that day was amazing minus our "day of" coordinator. We booked the venue in February of 2013 and in the 15 months leading up to our big day we went through four different coordinators. All of them were not that great at communicating or returning any of my emails or phone calls. Once one would quit, nobody at the Arboretum would inform us until we called and demanded to speak with someone. I understand that they are very busy and deal with so many weddings through out the year, but I still would have like to know what was going on especially considering how much money we paid. Now back to our "day of" coordinator. I had never met this lady prior to the big day and she was never introduced to me. Towards the end of the evening, a few guests heard her in the back screaming that, "she hated her job and she was quitting" along with a few more choice words. Overall the wedding staff was not as professional as I had hoped, but if I had to choose the venue again I would still choose to have it at the Dallas Arboretum, there is no other place like it.
We had our Wedding here about a month ago. The weather was just as beautiful as the Arboretum. Its the most beautiful Read more...
We had our Wedding here about a month ago. The weather was just as beautiful as the Arboretum. Its the most beautiful place and I could not imagine getting married anywhere else. Our ceremony was at the Jonsson Color Garden and our reception was held at Rosine Hall. Everything about that day was amazing minus our "day of" coordinator. We booked the venue in February of 2013 and in the 15 months leading up to our big day we went through four different coordinators. All of them were not that great at communicating or returning any of my emails or phone calls. Once one would quit, nobody at the Arboretum would inform us until we called and demanded to speak with someone. I understand that they are very busy and deal with so many weddings through out the year, but I still would have like to know what was going on especially considering how much money we paid. Now back to our "day of" coordinator. I had never met this lady prior to the big day and she was never introduced to me. Towards the end of the evening, a few guests heard her in the back screaming that, "she hated her job and she was quitting" along with a few more choice words. Overall the wedding staff was not as professional as I had hoped, but if I had to choose the venue again I would still choose to have it at the Dallas Arboretum, there is no other place like it. Read less
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Brendan
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
An all out perfect place for an outdoor wedding. It is pricey but you get what you pay for and that is pure beauty. Made my wedding photos perfect.
An all out perfect place for an outdoor wedding. It is pricey but you get what you pay for and that is pure beauty. Made Read more...
An all out perfect place for an outdoor wedding. It is pricey but you get what you pay for and that is pure beauty. Made my wedding photos perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.7/5.0
Obviously a gorgeous venue. Everything worked out as planned so I cannot complain, however, the arboretum is very stingy on their contract and lacked flexibility to accommodate us. They are EXTREMELY picky as to what you can hang from the trees for lighting (weight limitations and wiring limitations) , you can't stick anything in the grass (shepherds hooks or arches), no open flames (candles had to be enclosed somehow and no sparklers for sendoff), no beer, and also you have to choose vendors based off of their approved vendor list. Luckily we loved their options and like I said, things worked out beautifully in the end.... planning details was a tad difficult.
Obviously a gorgeous venue. Everything worked out as planned so I cannot complain, however, the arboretum is very stingy Read more...
Obviously a gorgeous venue. Everything worked out as planned so I cannot complain, however, the arboretum is very stingy on their contract and lacked flexibility to accommodate us. They are EXTREMELY picky as to what you can hang from the trees for lighting (weight limitations and wiring limitations) , you can't stick anything in the grass (shepherds hooks or arches), no open flames (candles had to be enclosed somehow and no sparklers for sendoff), no beer, and also you have to choose vendors based off of their approved vendor list. Luckily we loved their options and like I said, things worked out beautifully in the end.... planning details was a tad difficult. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.0/5.0
Yes, this is a gorgeous venue in Dallas! It's stunning... and it met my garden dreams! It was beautiful at sunset on the water. Perfect weather in the evening... and yes, it is lovely in every way. Our ceremony was gorgeous.

However, I truly would not recommend having your wedding here. You can find other beautiful outdoor venues in Dallas.. .you just need to look and book early. There were some tears involved while working with the Arboretum. It's just not worth the stress. The arboretum is very stingy on their contract and lacked flexibility to accommodate us. We had more guests attending than we had originally planned for the Lower Meadow garden (10 extra), and they were going to charge us a lot of money to add a few additional rows of chairs. Upsetting. I also did not realize that people standing during your ceremony *your bridal party, groom, bride, Pastor* still count as chairs in the garden. I did not anticipate that the people standing were included in the number of "chairs" allowed in the garden. I still don't understand that.

My event coordinator at the Arboretum left her job 6 weeks before our wedding. So... that was exciting. Our new event coordinator did not know to take our bridal party to the bridal suite room before the ceremony... everyone was hot and did not know where to go... and I was taking pictures so I did not know this was happening. :( Bummer.

Overall, I was disappointed. Great location. Not great service. You're paying a lot of money for your venue. Select somewhere that will cater to your needs for your wedding!
Yes, this is a gorgeous venue in Dallas! It's stunning... and it met my garden dreams! It was beautiful at sunset on the Read more...
Yes, this is a gorgeous venue in Dallas! It's stunning... and it met my garden dreams! It was beautiful at sunset on the water. Perfect weather in the evening... and yes, it is lovely in every way. Our ceremony was gorgeous.

However, I truly would not recommend having your wedding here. You can find other beautiful outdoor venues in Dallas.. .you just need to look and book early. There were some tears involved while working with the Arboretum. It's just not worth the stress. The arboretum is very stingy on their contract and lacked flexibility to accommodate us. We had more guests attending than we had originally planned for the Lower Meadow garden (10 extra), and they were going to charge us a lot of money to add a few additional rows of chairs. Upsetting. I also did not realize that people standing during your ceremony *your bridal party, groom, bride, Pastor* still count as chairs in the garden. I did not anticipate that the people standing were included in the number of "chairs" allowed in the garden. I still don't understand that.

My event coordinator at the Arboretum left her job 6 weeks before our wedding. So... that was exciting. Our new event coordinator did not know to take our bridal party to the bridal suite room before the ceremony... everyone was hot and did not know where to go... and I was taking pictures so I did not know this was happening. :( Bummer.

Overall, I was disappointed. Great location. Not great service. You're paying a lot of money for your venue. Select somewhere that will cater to your needs for your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.2/5.0
DABS was wonderful in the fact that the wedding coordinator I used, Angela Rollins, was highly professional and I felt like she really dedicated her time to me. The venue was gorgeous and the event went well. My only complaint was how unprofessional the staff treated myself and my guests. As a frequent visitor of DABS I was surprised that they treated us so poorly. When my sister-in-law and I drove up to the venue we asked if there was any place we could park to unload our things, (i.e. wedding dress) and we were told no, we would have to park far out in which we were fine with, but we additionally asked if there was anyone who could help us carry dresses and materials for the wedding. We were rudely told no, and then we asked if we could get a cart to help us. The woman at the front was exceptionally rude and said that she could let me "borrow" a wagon and she "guessed I could use it without renting it". I was appalled that I was paying good money to rent this venue and couldn't even get my wedding dress, flowers etc to the front without risking them getting ruined. Then, the "VIP" room I rented for extra money was right next to the bathroom and couldn't even fit my bridal party, makeup artist and hairdresser; not to mention people kept coming in thinking it was the restroom. My photographer was literally standing up on the toilet to take pictures. And on top of all of that, 5 minutes before the event was to start, we were told to get all of our things out of the room when we were under the impression we could leave our things there since we were given a key. So here I am with my bridal party stuffing our belongings every which place to move it. In the end, several people lost items. Would I visit DABS again? Yes, but only for the beautiful scenery, but I would DEFINITELY never have an event there again. It was too expensive for the poor treatment.
DABS was wonderful in the fact that the wedding coordinator I used, Angela Rollins, was highly professional and I felt Read more...
DABS was wonderful in the fact that the wedding coordinator I used, Angela Rollins, was highly professional and I felt like she really dedicated her time to me. The venue was gorgeous and the event went well. My only complaint was how unprofessional the staff treated myself and my guests. As a frequent visitor of DABS I was surprised that they treated us so poorly. When my sister-in-law and I drove up to the venue we asked if there was any place we could park to unload our things, (i.e. wedding dress) and we were told no, we would have to park far out in which we were fine with, but we additionally asked if there was anyone who could help us carry dresses and materials for the wedding. We were rudely told no, and then we asked if we could get a cart to help us. The woman at the front was exceptionally rude and said that she could let me "borrow" a wagon and she "guessed I could use it without renting it". I was appalled that I was paying good money to rent this venue and couldn't even get my wedding dress, flowers etc to the front without risking them getting ruined. Then, the "VIP" room I rented for extra money was right next to the bathroom and couldn't even fit my bridal party, makeup artist and hairdresser; not to mention people kept coming in thinking it was the restroom. My photographer was literally standing up on the toilet to take pictures. And on top of all of that, 5 minutes before the event was to start, we were told to get all of our things out of the room when we were under the impression we could leave our things there since we were given a key. So here I am with my bridal party stuffing our belongings every which place to move it. In the end, several people lost items. Would I visit DABS again? Yes, but only for the beautiful scenery, but I would DEFINITELY never have an event there again. It was too expensive for the poor treatment. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/11/2013
4.5/5.0
I was looking for a venue that could accommodate a small brunch wedding (about 50 people) and had an indoor reception area and outdoor ceremony area. This turned out to be a very hard thing to find in the DFW area, but the Dallas Arboretum had everything I was looking for. The Arboretum is absolutely beautiful, and the dining room at the Camp House was the perfect size for a small wedding. I was able to have my ceremony in the Camp House’s backyard, which had great views of White Rock Lake. The Camp House’s proximity to the ceremony spot was also great because we got married in August, and our guests were able to stay inside until immediately before our ceremony and could return to the air conditioning immediately after. Our guests only had to spend about 15 minutes outside. The Arboretum does limit which caterers you could use, but I actually saw this as a plus because it prevented me from getting overwhelmed with catering options. I have only two complaints about the Arboretum. First, their communication wasn’t great, especially before I was assigned my event coordinator. In the beginning stages, I had to contact them multiple times before getting answers to my questions. Second, they didn’t inform me at the outset that they don’t allow rehearsals on the weekend (I found out when I e-mailed them to schedule the rehearsal), which was problematic because my wedding was on a Sunday. Although these things were annoying in the planning stages, they ended up being insignificant compared to how well everything ran the day of the wedding and how absolutely beautiful the venue was.
I was looking for a venue that could accommodate a small brunch wedding (about 50 people) and had an indoor reception area Read more...
I was looking for a venue that could accommodate a small brunch wedding (about 50 people) and had an indoor reception area and outdoor ceremony area. This turned out to be a very hard thing to find in the DFW area, but the Dallas Arboretum had everything I was looking for. The Arboretum is absolutely beautiful, and the dining room at the Camp House was the perfect size for a small wedding. I was able to have my ceremony in the Camp House’s backyard, which had great views of White Rock Lake. The Camp House’s proximity to the ceremony spot was also great because we got married in August, and our guests were able to stay inside until immediately before our ceremony and could return to the air conditioning immediately after. Our guests only had to spend about 15 minutes outside. The Arboretum does limit which caterers you could use, but I actually saw this as a plus because it prevented me from getting overwhelmed with catering options. I have only two complaints about the Arboretum. First, their communication wasn’t great, especially before I was assigned my event coordinator. In the beginning stages, I had to contact them multiple times before getting answers to my questions. Second, they didn’t inform me at the outset that they don’t allow rehearsals on the weekend (I found out when I e-mailed them to schedule the rehearsal), which was problematic because my wedding was on a Sunday. Although these things were annoying in the planning stages, they ended up being insignificant compared to how well everything ran the day of the wedding and how absolutely beautiful the venue was. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
While I had heard the Arboretum was somewhat inflexible, I knew I had to have my wedding ceremony there. I was wonderfully surprised to see that what I had heard was untrue. Angela was very responsive and helped make my wedding absolutely fantastic.
While I had heard the Arboretum was somewhat inflexible, I knew I had to have my wedding ceremony there. I was wonderfully Read more...
While I had heard the Arboretum was somewhat inflexible, I knew I had to have my wedding ceremony there. I was wonderfully surprised to see that what I had heard was untrue. Angela was very responsive and helped make my wedding absolutely fantastic. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/20/2012
0.6/5.0
Wow. This venue almost completely ruined my wedding.They promised things that never happened such as our bus of guests being able to pull up to the ceremony. The security guard yelled at my dad the day of his daughters wedding and said "there is no way in hell that bus is going up there. I don't give a damn what they told you". Fairy tale moment huh? Safe to say he never got in trouble. So my father and ushers in their tuxedos had to move 32 cases of beer and 36 bottles of wine from one bus to another in 80 degree weather and no one helped them from the arboretum even though the whole situation was their fault!! This happened 2 hours before the ceremony. Horrible service and treatment. Also you will pay a ridiculous amount of money there to have nothing included. It's ridiculous. They told us at the rehearsal that a microphone for the pastor wasn't included and it would be $400!!! Also the only option for wedding time is evening wedding at 7:00 yet lighting isn't included so you will spend another $2,000 for that on top of the $10,000 plus they charge you for their "amazing customer service". My coordinator left halfway through my wedding and just didn't do the send off so my amazing DJ (Jim Weisz discovery djs) took it on himself to do that for me. Also they didn't send gold carts for our physically impaired grandparents like they promised they would. They were about to make my bridesmaids walk miles to the ceremony sight in heels and dresses. Great treatment huh? Also you have to turn off your music at 10:30 even though you pay the ridiculous amount of money to have the place until 11 and they make sure not to tell you that until after you've signed the contract as well. The arboretum caused so much stress and chaos to not only my engagement but my wedding day. Please save yourself the tears and stress and do NOT choose this venue.
Wow. This venue almost completely ruined my wedding.They promised things that never happened such as our bus of guests Read more...
Wow. This venue almost completely ruined my wedding.They promised things that never happened such as our bus of guests being able to pull up to the ceremony. The security guard yelled at my dad the day of his daughters wedding and said "there is no way in hell that bus is going up there. I don't give a damn what they told you". Fairy tale moment huh? Safe to say he never got in trouble. So my father and ushers in their tuxedos had to move 32 cases of beer and 36 bottles of wine from one bus to another in 80 degree weather and no one helped them from the arboretum even though the whole situation was their fault!! This happened 2 hours before the ceremony. Horrible service and treatment. Also you will pay a ridiculous amount of money there to have nothing included. It's ridiculous. They told us at the rehearsal that a microphone for the pastor wasn't included and it would be $400!!! Also the only option for wedding time is evening wedding at 7:00 yet lighting isn't included so you will spend another $2,000 for that on top of the $10,000 plus they charge you for their "amazing customer service". My coordinator left halfway through my wedding and just didn't do the send off so my amazing DJ (Jim Weisz discovery djs) took it on himself to do that for me. Also they didn't send gold carts for our physically impaired grandparents like they promised they would. They were about to make my bridesmaids walk miles to the ceremony sight in heels and dresses. Great treatment huh? Also you have to turn off your music at 10:30 even though you pay the ridiculous amount of money to have the place until 11 and they make sure not to tell you that until after you've signed the contract as well. The arboretum caused so much stress and chaos to not only my engagement but my wedding day. Please save yourself the tears and stress and do NOT choose this venue. Read less
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Sharron
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.5/5.0
We had our wedding at the Dallas Arboretum and it was a good choice by us. It is spacious and peaceful. The staff did not interact with us much but not in a rude way. They were very courteous and polite when we did talk with them. I think they just wanted to stay out of the way and quietly make sure that everything was going smoothly. I am very pleased with this venue. Thank you!
We had our wedding at the Dallas Arboretum and it was a good choice by us. It is spacious and peaceful. The staff did not Read more...
We had our wedding at the Dallas Arboretum and it was a good choice by us. It is spacious and peaceful. The staff did not interact with us much but not in a rude way. They were very courteous and polite when we did talk with them. I think they just wanted to stay out of the way and quietly make sure that everything was going smoothly. I am very pleased with this venue. Thank you! Read less
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Emilie
Wedding:
4/13/2012
3.9/5.0
We had our wedding recently at the Arboretum and despite some glitches on the administrative end, it was the most beautiful site I could ask for for our wedding. We were in a Woman's Garden for the ceremony and then at DeGoyler for the reception. Everything looked absolutely beautiful. We do wish we had a little more help from the wedding team there but all in all, it was wonderful.
We had our wedding recently at the Arboretum and despite some glitches on the administrative end, it was the most Read more...
We had our wedding recently at the Arboretum and despite some glitches on the administrative end, it was the most beautiful site I could ask for for our wedding. We were in a Woman's Garden for the ceremony and then at DeGoyler for the reception. Everything looked absolutely beautiful. We do wish we had a little more help from the wedding team there but all in all, it was wonderful. Read less
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Racquel
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.1/5.0
I am so happy my husband and I chose The Dallas Arboretum as our wedding venue. It was absolutely perfect. We did have both our ceremony and reception there so it made it much easier for us and our guests. I definitely recommend The Dallas Arboretum as a wedding venue to anyone who wants an outdoor ceremony. The staff is great and the arboretum is just stunningly beautiful.
I am so happy my husband and I chose The Dallas Arboretum as our wedding venue. It was absolutely perfect. We did have Read more...
I am so happy my husband and I chose The Dallas Arboretum as our wedding venue. It was absolutely perfect. We did have both our ceremony and reception there so it made it much easier for us and our guests. I definitely recommend The Dallas Arboretum as a wedding venue to anyone who wants an outdoor ceremony. The staff is great and the arboretum is just stunningly beautiful. Read less
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minielsen
Wedding:
3/11/2012
4.6/5.0
The Arboretum has a special meaning for us so we were excited to be able to hold our ceremony and reception at the Arboretum during the Dallas Blooms event. Our out of town guests were especially amazed by the beauty of the location. While basic chairs/tables etc are included in the venue rental price, other items can quickly add up. As I suppose is expected for a place that must be careful with its grounds, the Arboretum is strict about vendors, load in times and details.
The Arboretum has a special meaning for us so we were excited to be able to hold our ceremony and reception at the Read more...
The Arboretum has a special meaning for us so we were excited to be able to hold our ceremony and reception at the Arboretum during the Dallas Blooms event. Our out of town guests were especially amazed by the beauty of the location. While basic chairs/tables etc are included in the venue rental price, other items can quickly add up. As I suppose is expected for a place that must be careful with its grounds, the Arboretum is strict about vendors, load in times and details. Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.5/5.0
The Dallas Arboretum was the perfect place for our ceremony. When we were looking for places to have it, none gave us the "take your breath away" feeling as the Arboretum did. We decided to have our ceremony at the Lower Meadow, a garden that was just being built when we originally went. Sheila helped us out tremendously and was very responsive to emails, voicemails and in person visits. A note to brides wanting to book the Arboretum: 1. note that if you want to have the reception there they want you to be out by 11pm which is why we chose to do our reception at an alternate location. 2. They are SUPER strict on a lot of things- we really wanted an isle to walk on to the alter and that was not allowed, just check the very long contract. For us it ended up being ok since we did our ceremony there. 3. If you do not do the reception there is no changing room or place alloted for you if your just doing the ceremony. Overall we had the sunset over the lake in a beautiful garden for our ceremony so I'm very happy we decided to get married there!
The Dallas Arboretum was the perfect place for our ceremony. When we were looking for places to have it, none gave us the Read more...
The Dallas Arboretum was the perfect place for our ceremony. When we were looking for places to have it, none gave us the "take your breath away" feeling as the Arboretum did. We decided to have our ceremony at the Lower Meadow, a garden that was just being built when we originally went. Sheila helped us out tremendously and was very responsive to emails, voicemails and in person visits. A note to brides wanting to book the Arboretum: 1. note that if you want to have the reception there they want you to be out by 11pm which is why we chose to do our reception at an alternate location. 2. They are SUPER strict on a lot of things- we really wanted an isle to walk on to the alter and that was not allowed, just check the very long contract. For us it ended up being ok since we did our ceremony there. 3. If you do not do the reception there is no changing room or place alloted for you if your just doing the ceremony. Overall we had the sunset over the lake in a beautiful garden for our ceremony so I'm very happy we decided to get married there! Read less
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Nancii G.
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.8/5.0
Had our wedding ceremony at Nancy's Garden it was small & private only 50 guest. What i loved is that other people can not look into your ceremony. It was beautiful.
Had our wedding ceremony at Nancy's Garden it was small & private only 50 guest. What i loved is that other people can not Read more...
Had our wedding ceremony at Nancy's Garden it was small & private only 50 guest. What i loved is that other people can not look into your ceremony. It was beautiful. Read less
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Mrs
Wedding:
4/30/2011
1.2/5.0
In short, the Arboretum is absolutely beautiful but they really really need to work on their customer service and professionalism.
In short, the Arboretum is absolutely beautiful but they really really need to work on their customer service and Read more...
In short, the Arboretum is absolutely beautiful but they really really need to work on their customer service and professionalism. Read less
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LeAnn
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We took our engagement photos here!! The staff was so sweet to us. It was fun having people look on and wish us well. They are closed every year for Dallas Blooms. If you are having a spring wedding, check the date.
We took our engagement photos here!! The staff was so sweet to us. It was fun having people look on and wish us well. They Read more...
We took our engagement photos here!! The staff was so sweet to us. It was fun having people look on and wish us well. They are closed every year for Dallas Blooms. If you are having a spring wedding, check the date. Read less
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Yenyi
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.8/5.0
Dallas Arboretum is a really beautiful place and our guests really enjoy the view there.
Tara discusses with us about the wedding day timeline -- when our guests arrive, when our ceremony begins, and so on. She is really professional and helpful.

The only disadvantage is that they only allow some approved vendors.
And they do not allow red wine.
Dallas Arboretum is a really beautiful place and our guests really enjoy the view there.
Tara discusses with us about Read more...
Dallas Arboretum is a really beautiful place and our guests really enjoy the view there.
Tara discusses with us about the wedding day timeline -- when our guests arrive, when our ceremony begins, and so on. She is really professional and helpful.

The only disadvantage is that they only allow some approved vendors.
And they do not allow red wine. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.8/5.0
If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue in DFW, stop your search. The Arboretum is absolutely beautiful. You won't be disappointed! I worked with Kathryn and she was super sweet and flexible with all of my last minute changes. The only reason I rated the Arboretum a 4/5 stars on responsiveness is that it took quite a while after my initial inquiry to receive a call back and book them. After that though, no problems!
If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue in DFW, stop your search. The Arboretum is absolutely beautiful. You won't Read more...
If you are looking for an outdoor wedding venue in DFW, stop your search. The Arboretum is absolutely beautiful. You won't be disappointed! I worked with Kathryn and she was super sweet and flexible with all of my last minute changes. The only reason I rated the Arboretum a 4/5 stars on responsiveness is that it took quite a while after my initial inquiry to receive a call back and book them. After that though, no problems! Read less
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coleslaw315
Wedding:
9/3/2010
4.9/5.0
I personally do not think there is a more gorgeous place in Dallas to get married then the arboretum. I had countless guests comment on how magnificent my venue was and how they had not been to a more beautiful wedding. There are many different ceremony cites at the arboretum to choose from and the professional staff really helps you invision how everything will look on your big day. No ceremony décor is really required because just about anything you could bring would take away from or be over shadowed by the existing beauty that is already there. I actually have a few friends from out of town who recently got married or are about to get married and they all commented on how they loved their venue but it was nowhere near as pretty as the arboretum. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.
I personally do not think there is a more gorgeous place in Dallas to get married then the arboretum. I had countless Read more...
I personally do not think there is a more gorgeous place in Dallas to get married then the arboretum. I had countless guests comment on how magnificent my venue was and how they had not been to a more beautiful wedding. There are many different ceremony cites at the arboretum to choose from and the professional staff really helps you invision how everything will look on your big day. No ceremony décor is really required because just about anything you could bring would take away from or be over shadowed by the existing beauty that is already there. I actually have a few friends from out of town who recently got married or are about to get married and they all commented on how they loved their venue but it was nowhere near as pretty as the arboretum. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone. Read less
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Brianne
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.6/5.0
The price was amazing. It was so beautiful outside, no need for extra flowers or decorations because everything is already there! The staff is also very helpful and sweet, Sheila is great!
The price was amazing. It was so beautiful outside, no need for extra flowers or decorations because everything is already Read more...
The price was amazing. It was so beautiful outside, no need for extra flowers or decorations because everything is already there! The staff is also very helpful and sweet, Sheila is great! Read less
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jmac-b
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.8/5.0
We loved the Arboretum! Once we decided on Dallas for our wedding, there was no question we would have it at the Arboretum (assuming they had a date available for us). Check in early with them on dates, they book quickly! There aren't many outdoor venue locations in Dallas and rental fees are high, but worth it for the view/pictures (and you can save on decorations/flowers). We worked with Sheila who was absolutely amazing (and completely available) throughout the entire planning process. Her flow diagrams and floor plans were exactly what I needed! We had our ceremony at The Women’s Garden and our reception at DeGolyer. We lucked out with the weather, but had to add the tent for the reception a few days before the wedding as the backup plan just in case (for our size group we couldn’t fit inside the DeGolyer house Tea Room)… but we ended up loving the tent so it worked out (and think about lighting – the tent added lighting for us, but it’s a little dark otherwise). Two Sisters was our caterer and did a fabulous job on the food – we continue to get compliments on the menu! The only problem with the Arboretum is the timing of everything… If you’re using their outdoor site, the Dallas noise ordinance laws require the music to end pretty early (but that’s what an after party is for!). The other timing issue is that since it’s a public garden, your vendors can’t arrive prior to 5:00pm (when it’s closed to the public). It’s all manageable, and was a concern of ours originally, but it wasn’t an issue the day of.
We loved the Arboretum! Once we decided on Dallas for our wedding, there was no question we would have it at the Arboretum Read more...
We loved the Arboretum! Once we decided on Dallas for our wedding, there was no question we would have it at the Arboretum (assuming they had a date available for us). Check in early with them on dates, they book quickly! There aren't many outdoor venue locations in Dallas and rental fees are high, but worth it for the view/pictures (and you can save on decorations/flowers). We worked with Sheila who was absolutely amazing (and completely available) throughout the entire planning process. Her flow diagrams and floor plans were exactly what I needed! We had our ceremony at The Women’s Garden and our reception at DeGolyer. We lucked out with the weather, but had to add the tent for the reception a few days before the wedding as the backup plan just in case (for our size group we couldn’t fit inside the DeGolyer house Tea Room)… but we ended up loving the tent so it worked out (and think about lighting – the tent added lighting for us, but it’s a little dark otherwise). Two Sisters was our caterer and did a fabulous job on the food – we continue to get compliments on the menu! The only problem with the Arboretum is the timing of everything… If you’re using their outdoor site, the Dallas noise ordinance laws require the music to end pretty early (but that’s what an after party is for!). The other timing issue is that since it’s a public garden, your vendors can’t arrive prior to 5:00pm (when it’s closed to the public). It’s all manageable, and was a concern of ours originally, but it wasn’t an issue the day of. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The great thing about the Dallas Arboretum is that they have so many options depending on what your budget is and what you are looking for in regards to your ceremony. And no matter where you are in the Arboretum, it is absolutely beautiful rain or sunshine. Sheila and everyone at the Arboretum were beyond wonderful! They were very understanding and willing to work with us in regards to scheduling, planning, etc. and very responsive via email/phone. They have facilitators there for the rehearsal and on the big day to ensure that everything goes smoothly and, boy, did it! Even with all the rain on our wedding day. Couldn't be happier with the way things went. I highly recommend the Arboretum!
The great thing about the Dallas Arboretum is that they have so many options depending on what your budget is and what you Read more...
The great thing about the Dallas Arboretum is that they have so many options depending on what your budget is and what you are looking for in regards to your ceremony. And no matter where you are in the Arboretum, it is absolutely beautiful rain or sunshine. Sheila and everyone at the Arboretum were beyond wonderful! They were very understanding and willing to work with us in regards to scheduling, planning, etc. and very responsive via email/phone. They have facilitators there for the rehearsal and on the big day to ensure that everything goes smoothly and, boy, did it! Even with all the rain on our wedding day. Couldn't be happier with the way things went. I highly recommend the Arboretum! Read less
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Cynthia19780
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.6/5.0
Oh, this place is so beautiful. We did both our Engagement shoot, Wedding and Reception here. Every corner was breath taking. Great staff. A little difficult getting the desired time for the rehearsal dinner, but we were able to work it out for early in the day. Oh so beautiful and very affordable.
Oh, this place is so beautiful. We did both our Engagement shoot, Wedding and Reception here. Every corner was breath Read more...
Oh, this place is so beautiful. We did both our Engagement shoot, Wedding and Reception here. Every corner was breath taking. Great staff. A little difficult getting the desired time for the rehearsal dinner, but we were able to work it out for early in the day. Oh so beautiful and very affordable. Read less
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Sydney
Wedding:
6/5/2009
5.0/5.0
The Arboretum was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! It was absolutely breath-taking! And all of the staff were so kind and helpful!
The Arboretum was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! It was absolutely breath-taking! And all of the staff were so kind and helpful!
The Arboretum was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! It was absolutely breath-taking! And all of the staff were so kind and helpful! Read less
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eleanorb5209
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
I love the arboretum - it is so beautiful & the perfect spot for a wedding and reception! Only problem was that it monsooooned on the night of my wedding so we had to move it indoors, but our coordinator was amazing and so helpful and they pulled it off like champs. It was still beautiful and Rosine Hall is the best place for a reception! Gil's one of their preferred caterers made the whole place beautiful too... loved everything about it!
I love the arboretum - it is so beautiful & the perfect spot for a wedding and reception! Only problem was that it Read more...
I love the arboretum - it is so beautiful & the perfect spot for a wedding and reception! Only problem was that it monsooooned on the night of my wedding so we had to move it indoors, but our coordinator was amazing and so helpful and they pulled it off like champs. It was still beautiful and Rosine Hall is the best place for a reception! Gil's one of their preferred caterers made the whole place beautiful too... loved everything about it! Read less
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