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Historic YWCA Downtown Fort Worth

Fort Worth , TX
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512 W. 4th Street
Fort Worth, TX US 76102 (map)

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817-332-6191

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The Historic YWCA building offers an ideal location to treat your guests to the charm and elegance of an earlier time. This historic landmark building reflects both the architectural and... Read more
The Historic YWCA building offers an ideal location to treat your guests to the charm and elegance of an earlier time. This historic landmark building reflects both the architectural and social character of Fort Worth in the 1920’s, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, your guests will be within walking distance of Sundance Square's shops, eateries and hotels. All proceeds from your rental benefit homeless women and children of Fort Worth & Tarrant County. The YWCA is the sole provider of free early childhood education to homeless children in Tarrant County, and stands as the home to women transitioning out of homelessness and into a world of opportunity and self-sufficiency. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
So far Juana has been fantastic. The venue is beautiful and I can't wait to get married there in October
So far Juana has been fantastic. The venue is beautiful and I can't wait to get married there in October
So far Juana has been fantastic. The venue is beautiful and I can't wait to get married there in October Read less
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Constance
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The YWCA was a beautiful location for our wedding and it is very affordable. Juana Cardenas was very friendly and helpful. The only complaint I have is that it was hot in our dressing room while we were getting ready. During the summer time in Texas they really needed to crank up the a/c, but overall we had a great experience with this venue and staff.
The YWCA was a beautiful location for our wedding and it is very affordable. Juana Cardenas was very friendly and helpful. Read more...
The YWCA was a beautiful location for our wedding and it is very affordable. Juana Cardenas was very friendly and helpful. The only complaint I have is that it was hot in our dressing room while we were getting ready. During the summer time in Texas they really needed to crank up the a/c, but overall we had a great experience with this venue and staff. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
If the YWCA has your date open, don't hesitate.....BOOK IT! Yes, you do have to provide your own linens and caterer,but it is so worth it! It is the perfect venue for a vintage wedding! The staff is super accommodating from the moment you first visit until the final walk through after the wedding! Your guests will be enchanted with the beauty of the building and thrilled that they only need to walk upstairs (or take a ride on Otis!) to reach the Grand Ballroom for all the post- wedding festivities! You won't regret booking this beautiful venue!
If the YWCA has your date open, don't hesitate.....BOOK IT! Yes, you do have to provide your own linens and caterer,but it Read more...
If the YWCA has your date open, don't hesitate.....BOOK IT! Yes, you do have to provide your own linens and caterer,but it is so worth it! It is the perfect venue for a vintage wedding! The staff is super accommodating from the moment you first visit until the final walk through after the wedding! Your guests will be enchanted with the beauty of the building and thrilled that they only need to walk upstairs (or take a ride on Otis!) to reach the Grand Ballroom for all the post- wedding festivities! You won't regret booking this beautiful venue! Read less
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Meryl
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The YWCA was a beautiful venue. We had a lot of guests that were from out-of-town, so it was perfect that it was downtown. The old charm and historic elements of the building were decoration within itself. The bride and groom suites were great and we loved that we could have outside vendors. We would definitely recommend booking your wedding or event with the Y. It's an added bonus that the proceeds go to charity.
The YWCA was a beautiful venue. We had a lot of guests that were from out-of-town, so it was perfect that it was downtown. Read more...
The YWCA was a beautiful venue. We had a lot of guests that were from out-of-town, so it was perfect that it was downtown. The old charm and historic elements of the building were decoration within itself. The bride and groom suites were great and we loved that we could have outside vendors. We would definitely recommend booking your wedding or event with the Y. It's an added bonus that the proceeds go to charity. Read less
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felicia
Wedding:
5/23/2014
4.1/5.0
The YWCA is a beautiful historic building, we had an antique wedding so it was perfect! Location right downtown is great, several hotels close for anyone traveling from out of town. It is also not over priced like just about everyother venue we looked at in Fort Worth, and 100% of the proceeds help the woman and children of tarrant county that are in need. We loved having our wedding there, we only had a few minor problems there. One was they booked our rehearsal at the same time as another wedding, so we had to change our time but it worked out ok. Another was it can get pretty warm in the great ball room so make sure they turn the air down low in the morning of your wedding. But besides that is was a wonderful place to get married and I would definitely recommend it.
The YWCA is a beautiful historic building, we had an antique wedding so it was perfect! Location right downtown is great, Read more...
The YWCA is a beautiful historic building, we had an antique wedding so it was perfect! Location right downtown is great, several hotels close for anyone traveling from out of town. It is also not over priced like just about everyother venue we looked at in Fort Worth, and 100% of the proceeds help the woman and children of tarrant county that are in need. We loved having our wedding there, we only had a few minor problems there. One was they booked our rehearsal at the same time as another wedding, so we had to change our time but it worked out ok. Another was it can get pretty warm in the great ball room so make sure they turn the air down low in the morning of your wedding. But besides that is was a wonderful place to get married and I would definitely recommend it. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.9/5.0
We recently had our wedding reception at the YWCA, and it was amazing! From start to finish, I had the best experience with this venue. I fell in love with the ambiance of the vintage building, and liked knowing that the fees went to a good cause. Then throughout the planning, with all my questions and last minute changes, the staff was wonderful about replying quickly and working through everything with me. We ended up renting both the great room and ballroom which worked out so well - I definitely recommend this. The wedding night was perfect, and the guests made so many comments about how beautiful the building was. I couldn't have asked for a better venue!!
We recently had our wedding reception at the YWCA, and it was amazing! From start to finish, I had the best experience Read more...
We recently had our wedding reception at the YWCA, and it was amazing! From start to finish, I had the best experience with this venue. I fell in love with the ambiance of the vintage building, and liked knowing that the fees went to a good cause. Then throughout the planning, with all my questions and last minute changes, the staff was wonderful about replying quickly and working through everything with me. We ended up renting both the great room and ballroom which worked out so well - I definitely recommend this. The wedding night was perfect, and the guests made so many comments about how beautiful the building was. I couldn't have asked for a better venue!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/1/2014
4.8/5.0
I had my wedding at the YWCA which was an absolutely beautiful location to have a wedding. They let you bring in your own vendors and set up the tables and chairs for you. I would recommend to anyone having a wedding here to take a picture in their old elevator which is an awesome vintage touch. My only complaint is their lost of a storage closet and the limits placed on what you can use for your send off. Otherwise they are relaxed and great to work with. I would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding.
I had my wedding at the YWCA which was an absolutely beautiful location to have a wedding. They let you bring in your own Read more...
I had my wedding at the YWCA which was an absolutely beautiful location to have a wedding. They let you bring in your own vendors and set up the tables and chairs for you. I would recommend to anyone having a wedding here to take a picture in their old elevator which is an awesome vintage touch. My only complaint is their lost of a storage closet and the limits placed on what you can use for your send off. Otherwise they are relaxed and great to work with. I would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.2/5.0
Great idea and concept but horrible place to have a wedding. When I first saw it, I knew I just had to book it for our wedding. Everything seemed fine until the week of the wedding.There was a Christmas tree blocking half of the room where I had told them guests would be seating. They tried to tell me too bad, but I was quick to inform them that the tree was not mentioned as a permanent structure in my contract and I needed it moved. They stated they would move it, but come day of wedding it still was in place making my wedding planner to move it by herself-a 12 ft+ tree. Then the "we do not allow residents on your floor during rental hours", was a blatant lie. I had to delay my wedding ceremony because there was a resident wondering the hall and I had to make sure she was not in my bridal sweet possibly rummaging through my things... So little problems that almost caused some upset on my wedding day. The drama really started after the wedding. Apparently my wedding planner completed the after rental inspection with the YWCA staff who signed off on no damages, but then their staff went all around me calling my wedding planner and parents to advise of damages a week after our event. The contract was in my name, I paid for the rental yet not a single sole contacted me via email, cell, or mail to advise me of any damages. So of course I did not find out about any of this until well after a month of my event. I emailed asking the date my damage deposit refund was issued to then be told it was being held due to damages. Needless to say I flipped. Leading up to our wedding I had endless correspondence with Juana, yet not one piece of information crossed me from her or any member of the YWCA advising of damages. After the mention of an attorney, the terms of my contract, and endless promises of a call back from the YWCA I picked up my refund yesterday. Thank YWCA for creating such a wonderful memory of our wedding.
Great idea and concept but horrible place to have a wedding. When I first saw it, I knew I just had to book it for our Read more...
Great idea and concept but horrible place to have a wedding. When I first saw it, I knew I just had to book it for our wedding. Everything seemed fine until the week of the wedding.There was a Christmas tree blocking half of the room where I had told them guests would be seating. They tried to tell me too bad, but I was quick to inform them that the tree was not mentioned as a permanent structure in my contract and I needed it moved. They stated they would move it, but come day of wedding it still was in place making my wedding planner to move it by herself-a 12 ft+ tree. Then the "we do not allow residents on your floor during rental hours", was a blatant lie. I had to delay my wedding ceremony because there was a resident wondering the hall and I had to make sure she was not in my bridal sweet possibly rummaging through my things... So little problems that almost caused some upset on my wedding day. The drama really started after the wedding. Apparently my wedding planner completed the after rental inspection with the YWCA staff who signed off on no damages, but then their staff went all around me calling my wedding planner and parents to advise of damages a week after our event. The contract was in my name, I paid for the rental yet not a single sole contacted me via email, cell, or mail to advise me of any damages. So of course I did not find out about any of this until well after a month of my event. I emailed asking the date my damage deposit refund was issued to then be told it was being held due to damages. Needless to say I flipped. Leading up to our wedding I had endless correspondence with Juana, yet not one piece of information crossed me from her or any member of the YWCA advising of damages. After the mention of an attorney, the terms of my contract, and endless promises of a call back from the YWCA I picked up my refund yesterday. Thank YWCA for creating such a wonderful memory of our wedding. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue was so beautiful! Our wedding day was more than my husband and I could have asked for and the venue was the main reason for that. Every guest talked about how beautiful the place was. We also really like that it is a charity group. Definitley worth every penny!!!
The venue was so beautiful! Our wedding day was more than my husband and I could have asked for and the venue was the main Read more...
The venue was so beautiful! Our wedding day was more than my husband and I could have asked for and the venue was the main reason for that. Every guest talked about how beautiful the place was. We also really like that it is a charity group. Definitley worth every penny!!! Read less
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Krys
Wedding:
9/2/2013
4.8/5.0
Unbelievably gorgeous! The moment I stepped into this beautiful, historic venue I was hooked. When I found out that the proceeds actually go back to their charity work, I couldn't sign fast enough! As if those two points weren't enough, it's also an amazingly good value for the size and duration - best deal we'd seen by far and flexible with vendor selection!

Our big day was perfect, and the warm character of the venue played right into our style. I LOVED our wedding, and highly recommend this venue to anyone with a soft spot for historic buildings. Also, the photos were to die for because of the natural light pouring into the lovely ballroom (not to mention our dynamite photographer).

It worked well for September, but my only caution would be not choosing the venue for a mid-summer wedding as historic venues struggle with adequate cooling and there was a warm moment of two during my bridal shoot. Also, the staff changed somewhat frequently (probably due to the nonprofit nature of the business), but everyone was on top of things in terms of the wedding and getting us what we needed. They really did a great job and made it seamless for us, and they were flexible about everything they could be to make it our day.

HIGHLY recommend!!!
Unbelievably gorgeous! The moment I stepped into this beautiful, historic venue I was hooked. When I found out that the Read more...
Unbelievably gorgeous! The moment I stepped into this beautiful, historic venue I was hooked. When I found out that the proceeds actually go back to their charity work, I couldn't sign fast enough! As if those two points weren't enough, it's also an amazingly good value for the size and duration - best deal we'd seen by far and flexible with vendor selection!

Our big day was perfect, and the warm character of the venue played right into our style. I LOVED our wedding, and highly recommend this venue to anyone with a soft spot for historic buildings. Also, the photos were to die for because of the natural light pouring into the lovely ballroom (not to mention our dynamite photographer).

It worked well for September, but my only caution would be not choosing the venue for a mid-summer wedding as historic venues struggle with adequate cooling and there was a warm moment of two during my bridal shoot. Also, the staff changed somewhat frequently (probably due to the nonprofit nature of the business), but everyone was on top of things in terms of the wedding and getting us what we needed. They really did a great job and made it seamless for us, and they were flexible about everything they could be to make it our day.

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Nancy
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
UNFORGETTABLE PLACE!!! The money you spend to rent this venue goes to support a woman's housing program at the YWCA, where they help battered or women in need rebuild their lives by providing housing, childcare, educational programs, etc. This place was absolutely a wonderful choice for us. First of all, a large number of our guests were coming from out of town, so this made it easy for them to have one place for the ceremony and the reception. This historical place is beautiful and needs very little decorations. We had the venue the whole day (noon to midnight). The church across the street provided free parking to our guests. This venue saved us money by NOT requiring us to have security (some venues do), allowing us to bring in our own food (some venue don't), and allowing us to bring in our own alcohol as long as we had a licensed bartender to serve it. Our great bartender (Luis 817-902-6319). We bought all of our linens & glassware so contact me if you are interested. Razzoo's Cajun Café downtown catered our food. There are plenty of hotels downtown for your out of town guests to choose from with all the excitement of Sundance Square to keep them entertained while they are visiting for the wedding. If those hotels seem a little pricey, then you may want to consider blocking some rooms off of I-20 and Bryant Irvin a few miles south of downtown. That is a great area for your out of town guests too, because they save money on the hotel and there are plenty of places to shop and eat while they are visiting, we blocked rooms at a few hotels in that area and most of our guests ended up staying at the Holiday Inn and the Hyatt. (Those two hotels are right next to each other and both are located off of I-20 and Bryant Irvin, and both hotels were very accommodating, one hotel let us host our wedding rehearsal in their conference room and the other hotel let us host our rehearsal dinner in their conference room. (Again, we were able to save a lot of money)
UNFORGETTABLE PLACE!!! The money you spend to rent this venue goes to support a woman's housing program at the YWCA, where Read more...
UNFORGETTABLE PLACE!!! The money you spend to rent this venue goes to support a woman's housing program at the YWCA, where they help battered or women in need rebuild their lives by providing housing, childcare, educational programs, etc. This place was absolutely a wonderful choice for us. First of all, a large number of our guests were coming from out of town, so this made it easy for them to have one place for the ceremony and the reception. This historical place is beautiful and needs very little decorations. We had the venue the whole day (noon to midnight). The church across the street provided free parking to our guests. This venue saved us money by NOT requiring us to have security (some venues do), allowing us to bring in our own food (some venue don't), and allowing us to bring in our own alcohol as long as we had a licensed bartender to serve it. Our great bartender (Luis 817-902-6319). We bought all of our linens & glassware so contact me if you are interested. Razzoo's Cajun Café downtown catered our food. There are plenty of hotels downtown for your out of town guests to choose from with all the excitement of Sundance Square to keep them entertained while they are visiting for the wedding. If those hotels seem a little pricey, then you may want to consider blocking some rooms off of I-20 and Bryant Irvin a few miles south of downtown. That is a great area for your out of town guests too, because they save money on the hotel and there are plenty of places to shop and eat while they are visiting, we blocked rooms at a few hotels in that area and most of our guests ended up staying at the Holiday Inn and the Hyatt. (Those two hotels are right next to each other and both are located off of I-20 and Bryant Irvin, and both hotels were very accommodating, one hotel let us host our wedding rehearsal in their conference room and the other hotel let us host our rehearsal dinner in their conference room. (Again, we were able to save a lot of money) Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The YWCA was so beautiful and perfect for our wedding. The vintage feel and look of the building is classic and we had so many compliments. The staff is helpful and they have an open vendor policy which allows you to really customize your wedding. We maxed out the seating with 170 people and everything still worked out perfectly. They are so affordable and I couldn't have been happier with our decision to get married at the YWCA.
The YWCA was so beautiful and perfect for our wedding. The vintage feel and look of the building is classic and we had so Read more...
The YWCA was so beautiful and perfect for our wedding. The vintage feel and look of the building is classic and we had so many compliments. The staff is helpful and they have an open vendor policy which allows you to really customize your wedding. We maxed out the seating with 170 people and everything still worked out perfectly. They are so affordable and I couldn't have been happier with our decision to get married at the YWCA. Read less
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Reba
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.2/5.0
The YWCA was a beautiful setting for our wedding. All of our guests were very impressed with how gorgeous the spaces we used were. They were much easier to work with and had much better prices than many other wedding venues because this is not their main business. My only recommendation to them is to update the chairs used for the reception. Renters are not allowed to bring in their own chairs and the ones owned by the YWCA are horrible, rounded back, beige folding chairs. It was difficult to find covers that fit on them correctly, and they HAD to be covered. So factor that into your budget.
The YWCA was a beautiful setting for our wedding. All of our guests were very impressed with how gorgeous the spaces we Read more...
The YWCA was a beautiful setting for our wedding. All of our guests were very impressed with how gorgeous the spaces we used were. They were much easier to work with and had much better prices than many other wedding venues because this is not their main business. My only recommendation to them is to update the chairs used for the reception. Renters are not allowed to bring in their own chairs and the ones owned by the YWCA are horrible, rounded back, beige folding chairs. It was difficult to find covers that fit on them correctly, and they HAD to be covered. So factor that into your budget. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.8/5.0
We received so many compliments about how beautiful this venue was from our wedding guests. Many had ideas it would look like a YMCA, so needless to say, they were amazed with the gold moulding, carved ceilings, beautiful wood floors and vintage styling. We had our ceremony downstairs and our reception upstairs, and we loved the convenience of having everything in one space. Also, Lori, the events manager, was so helpful in answering each and every one of my many questions throughout the process, from tiny things like the depth of the mantle and the wall space above it, to big things like helping coordinate delivery with vendors. The price was also just right for my budget, and their allowance of bringing in your own alcohol and catering allowed us to pick food and drinks that also fit our price range. I also have a heart for helping the less fortunate, so it was wonderful to know that our dollars would be directly applied towards helping the women and children that the YWCA helps bring out of poverty and homelessness. We even got to donate our leftover food to them at the end of the night.
We received so many compliments about how beautiful this venue was from our wedding guests. Many had ideas it would look Read more...
We received so many compliments about how beautiful this venue was from our wedding guests. Many had ideas it would look like a YMCA, so needless to say, they were amazed with the gold moulding, carved ceilings, beautiful wood floors and vintage styling. We had our ceremony downstairs and our reception upstairs, and we loved the convenience of having everything in one space. Also, Lori, the events manager, was so helpful in answering each and every one of my many questions throughout the process, from tiny things like the depth of the mantle and the wall space above it, to big things like helping coordinate delivery with vendors. The price was also just right for my budget, and their allowance of bringing in your own alcohol and catering allowed us to pick food and drinks that also fit our price range. I also have a heart for helping the less fortunate, so it was wonderful to know that our dollars would be directly applied towards helping the women and children that the YWCA helps bring out of poverty and homelessness. We even got to donate our leftover food to them at the end of the night. Read less
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Krystal
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
This place is beautiful and everyone was extremely helpful! Kelly was a blessing the night of the wedding. She helped my parents clean after the reception! I would recommend getting married here not only because its a gorgeous historic building but the money goes to a good cause!
This place is beautiful and everyone was extremely helpful! Kelly was a blessing the night of the wedding. She helped my Read more...
This place is beautiful and everyone was extremely helpful! Kelly was a blessing the night of the wedding. She helped my parents clean after the reception! I would recommend getting married here not only because its a gorgeous historic building but the money goes to a good cause! Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.3/5.0
The YWCA is a lovely historic building. Lori took over as coordinator during my time working with them. I found her to be very responsive. I love that it is a venue where you can pretty much do as much as you want and hire the vendors you want. I can't imagine having our 20th anniversary vow renewal any place else. That said there were some issues - the building got really warm after people started showing up. The floors were filthy and my 10 minutes with no shoes on had my feet so dirty I couldn't get them clean and now my custom shoes are stained horribly on the inside. And then there was the person in charge during our event. She was so eager to do a good job that she was intrusive and made both my coordinator and daughter in law nervous wrecks. Also there was some minor damage by one of the vendor carts to a pillar that was already cracked and they are holding my deposit hostage...I doubt I"ll see a penny of it back. Even so - it was a great experience.
The YWCA is a lovely historic building. Lori took over as coordinator during my time working with them. I found her to be Read more...
The YWCA is a lovely historic building. Lori took over as coordinator during my time working with them. I found her to be very responsive. I love that it is a venue where you can pretty much do as much as you want and hire the vendors you want. I can't imagine having our 20th anniversary vow renewal any place else. That said there were some issues - the building got really warm after people started showing up. The floors were filthy and my 10 minutes with no shoes on had my feet so dirty I couldn't get them clean and now my custom shoes are stained horribly on the inside. And then there was the person in charge during our event. She was so eager to do a good job that she was intrusive and made both my coordinator and daughter in law nervous wrecks. Also there was some minor damage by one of the vendor carts to a pillar that was already cracked and they are holding my deposit hostage...I doubt I"ll see a penny of it back. Even so - it was a great experience. Read less
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Beata
Wedding:
7/14/2012
3.6/5.0
Good price, nice venue but even coordinator changed halfway through wedding planning and made US mop the floors at the end of the night!
Good price, nice venue but even coordinator changed halfway through wedding planning and made US mop the floors at the end Read more...
Good price, nice venue but even coordinator changed halfway through wedding planning and made US mop the floors at the end of the night! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL venue! Definitely recommend! You get a long rental time for your money.
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL venue! Definitely recommend! You get a long rental time for your money.
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL venue! Definitely recommend! You get a long rental time for your money. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/1/2012
4.2/5.0
The Historic YWCA is a beautiful place to get married. We had an amazing time. I loved the fact that you can get married downstairs and have the reception upstairs. Another plus is that all proceeds go to charity. If you are having a do it yourself wedding, this is a great place to have it. You do however, have to provide everything, you just rent the space. And be careful about the time, you do have the space for 11 hours, but anything over your time limit, they will charge you $100 for every half hour! But they have no limitations on any of your vendors like some other places do, that and the beautiful facility is what sold me on the place.
The Historic YWCA is a beautiful place to get married. We had an amazing time. I loved the fact that you can get married Read more...
The Historic YWCA is a beautiful place to get married. We had an amazing time. I loved the fact that you can get married downstairs and have the reception upstairs. Another plus is that all proceeds go to charity. If you are having a do it yourself wedding, this is a great place to have it. You do however, have to provide everything, you just rent the space. And be careful about the time, you do have the space for 11 hours, but anything over your time limit, they will charge you $100 for every half hour! But they have no limitations on any of your vendors like some other places do, that and the beautiful facility is what sold me on the place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The YWCA is an absolutely fantastic venue for all brides. It is a classic look in a wonderful location and it is very affordable. Not only that, but the fact that the payment for the hall is a donation to the women and children of Tarrant County is exceptional. The staff is very helpful, flexible and sweet. Brides, if you are looking for a vintage look, YWCA is the perfect place to go!
The YWCA is an absolutely fantastic venue for all brides. It is a classic look in a wonderful location and it is very Read more...
The YWCA is an absolutely fantastic venue for all brides. It is a classic look in a wonderful location and it is very affordable. Not only that, but the fact that the payment for the hall is a donation to the women and children of Tarrant County is exceptional. The staff is very helpful, flexible and sweet. Brides, if you are looking for a vintage look, YWCA is the perfect place to go! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Great place. This is a diamond in the rough. Not many people even know what exists in this building. Loved everything about it! Make sure to have a coordinator because no one is able to do this from the YWCA. Beautiful!!
Great place. This is a diamond in the rough. Not many people even know what exists in this building. Loved everything Read more...
Great place. This is a diamond in the rough. Not many people even know what exists in this building. Loved everything about it! Make sure to have a coordinator because no one is able to do this from the YWCA. Beautiful!! Read less
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les1ie03
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The YWCA is so beautiful! I attended a wedding there several years ago and immediately knew I wanted it for my wedding venue.

~Leslie H.
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The YWCA is so beautiful! I attended a wedding there several years ago and immediately knew I wanted it for my wedding venue.

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Heather
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing ceremony/reception venue in Ft Worth! We had the ceremony downstairs and reception upstairs with about 115 guests (I wouldn't go over about 140-150ish to be comfortable). You can bring your own alcohol which saves so much money and they are so easy to work with. All of the rules/restrictions are available on their website before you book, but it wasn't anything unexpected for a historic building. It's affordable, easy, and incredibly beautiful!!
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Amazing ceremony/reception venue in Ft Worth! We had the ceremony downstairs and reception upstairs with about 115 guests (I wouldn't go over about 140-150ish to be comfortable). You can bring your own alcohol which saves so much money and they are so easy to work with. All of the rules/restrictions are available on their website before you book, but it wasn't anything unexpected for a historic building. It's affordable, easy, and incredibly beautiful!! Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.7/5.0
We had a great experience at the YWCA! Our guests were "Wow-ed" by the facilities historic beauty, and our pictures turned out amazing! The only issue that arose is that the vendor elevator broke the week of our wedding, and our caterer had to carry everything up the stairs by hand. I wish that they would have notified us or our caterer earlier so that we could have been more prepared for the situation. However, I was working with professionals, and as the bride I was unphased by the headache that had ensued. Overall, I believe the YWCA is one of the best values for your money in the metroplex, and I would recommend that anyone getting married there!
We had a great experience at the YWCA! Our guests were "Wow-ed" by the facilities historic beauty, and our pictures turned Read more...
We had a great experience at the YWCA! Our guests were "Wow-ed" by the facilities historic beauty, and our pictures turned out amazing! The only issue that arose is that the vendor elevator broke the week of our wedding, and our caterer had to carry everything up the stairs by hand. I wish that they would have notified us or our caterer earlier so that we could have been more prepared for the situation. However, I was working with professionals, and as the bride I was unphased by the headache that had ensued. Overall, I believe the YWCA is one of the best values for your money in the metroplex, and I would recommend that anyone getting married there! Read less
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Shana
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I initially looked at the YWCA because I'd heard it was one of the few venues we could afford on our budget, so I was surprised at how gorgeous this building is. It's a grand, historic old building that feels like a rich 1920's mansion. We rented both the upstairs and downstairs, and had a cocktail hour downstairs and dinner and dancing in the ballroom upstairs. The staff there was very helpful, prompt, and courteous the entire planning process, and the deposit was refunded right when we got back from the honeymoon. Hands down, this was my favorite part of the wedding because it was so beautiful and really set the tone for the evening.
I initially looked at the YWCA because I'd heard it was one of the few venues we could afford on our budget, so I was Read more...
I initially looked at the YWCA because I'd heard it was one of the few venues we could afford on our budget, so I was surprised at how gorgeous this building is. It's a grand, historic old building that feels like a rich 1920's mansion. We rented both the upstairs and downstairs, and had a cocktail hour downstairs and dinner and dancing in the ballroom upstairs. The staff there was very helpful, prompt, and courteous the entire planning process, and the deposit was refunded right when we got back from the honeymoon. Hands down, this was my favorite part of the wedding because it was so beautiful and really set the tone for the evening. Read less
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ka.partovi
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VENUE! Not only is it extremely flexible in regards to catering, but it is absolutely beautiful! Stephanie was always so helpful, and very responsive to all my emails. I know this venue can book up fast, but luckily we held our wedding on a Friday night, and were able to swoop in and claim our spot!
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VENUE! Not only is it extremely flexible in regards to catering, but it is absolutely Read more...
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VENUE! Not only is it extremely flexible in regards to catering, but it is absolutely beautiful! Stephanie was always so helpful, and very responsive to all my emails. I know this venue can book up fast, but luckily we held our wedding on a Friday night, and were able to swoop in and claim our spot! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful building! If you are having a smaller wedding (175 or less) this is the place to go. Be sure to book a year in advance because they book fast, but it is completely worth it! Even though I heard some brides were upset that they could not have open flame candles, margarita machines, kegs, bubbles, etc (and geez! It is a historic building! Do you really want to run the risk of damaging those beautiful hardwood floors?) they are VERY kind and accommodating. We weren't sure how we would coordinate getting decorations to and from the site (our day was packed) but they gave us a storage closet and even helped us find a few items we'd forgotten the next day (even though there was an event going on that they had to make sure not to disturb).

The only complaint was that the reception area got a little warm even with the AC cranked up. But if that was the only issue we had, then my day was a great one!
Beautiful building! If you are having a smaller wedding (175 or less) this is the place to go. Be sure to book a year in Read more...
Beautiful building! If you are having a smaller wedding (175 or less) this is the place to go. Be sure to book a year in advance because they book fast, but it is completely worth it! Even though I heard some brides were upset that they could not have open flame candles, margarita machines, kegs, bubbles, etc (and geez! It is a historic building! Do you really want to run the risk of damaging those beautiful hardwood floors?) they are VERY kind and accommodating. We weren't sure how we would coordinate getting decorations to and from the site (our day was packed) but they gave us a storage closet and even helped us find a few items we'd forgotten the next day (even though there was an event going on that they had to make sure not to disturb).

The only complaint was that the reception area got a little warm even with the AC cranked up. But if that was the only issue we had, then my day was a great one! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
3/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Great venue, great price, flexible and fun!
Great venue, great price, flexible and fun!
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Kimberley
Wedding:
2/19/2011
4.0/5.0
I'm so glad we chose the YWCA for our wedding and reception. The building is historical and we were going for a more vintage feel, so the ornate molding of the ceilings and the beautiful ballroom were perfect for us. The price was right for us as well, and we were on a pretty tight budget. The staff is friendly and helpful, although I only gave them 3 stars for responsiveness because they changed coordinators during the year I was planning, so for a while it was hard to get a hold of someone. Stephanie, who is the coordinator now, was very helpful and very responsive. They have a lot of restrictions, for example you must use their tables and chairs, candles must be in holders, and you can only throw birdseed for your exit. However, I didn't find the restrictions to be an issue. They even allowed us access to the bridal room early. And they replaced those awful burnt orange curtains with new black curtains. The stage is also a great asset in that you can have some fun with it by putting a photo booth up there (which we did) or maybe a band. One word of warning though, if you're having a buffet, it cuts down the number of tables you can have by at least 3 or 4. It was a bit more cozy than I expected with all the tables in there, but we only had about 75 people and wanted a decent sized dance floor. I will say that our pictures look amazing. The room really adds interest. Overall I would say this venue is worth the money, and I would highly recommend it.
I'm so glad we chose the YWCA for our wedding and reception. The building is historical and we were going for a more Read more...
I'm so glad we chose the YWCA for our wedding and reception. The building is historical and we were going for a more vintage feel, so the ornate molding of the ceilings and the beautiful ballroom were perfect for us. The price was right for us as well, and we were on a pretty tight budget. The staff is friendly and helpful, although I only gave them 3 stars for responsiveness because they changed coordinators during the year I was planning, so for a while it was hard to get a hold of someone. Stephanie, who is the coordinator now, was very helpful and very responsive. They have a lot of restrictions, for example you must use their tables and chairs, candles must be in holders, and you can only throw birdseed for your exit. However, I didn't find the restrictions to be an issue. They even allowed us access to the bridal room early. And they replaced those awful burnt orange curtains with new black curtains. The stage is also a great asset in that you can have some fun with it by putting a photo booth up there (which we did) or maybe a band. One word of warning though, if you're having a buffet, it cuts down the number of tables you can have by at least 3 or 4. It was a bit more cozy than I expected with all the tables in there, but we only had about 75 people and wanted a decent sized dance floor. I will say that our pictures look amazing. The room really adds interest. Overall I would say this venue is worth the money, and I would highly recommend it. Read less
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Lindy
Wedding:
11/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the YWCA grand ballroom. The space was a little crowded for the amount of guest we had but it was a beautiful place! The rates were very reasonable (we got married during the week) for the beauty of the venue. Plus all of the proceeds go toward the worthy cause of helping the women's shelter to continue running. The staff were always friendly. The downside is that you will have to rent your own linens and chair covers since the venue only provides the tables and chairs. No outside rental tables and chairs can be brought in so you have to make due with whatever they provide for you to use.
We had our reception at the YWCA grand ballroom. The space was a little crowded for the amount of guest we had but it was Read more...
We had our reception at the YWCA grand ballroom. The space was a little crowded for the amount of guest we had but it was a beautiful place! The rates were very reasonable (we got married during the week) for the beauty of the venue. Plus all of the proceeds go toward the worthy cause of helping the women's shelter to continue running. The staff were always friendly. The downside is that you will have to rent your own linens and chair covers since the venue only provides the tables and chairs. No outside rental tables and chairs can be brought in so you have to make due with whatever they provide for you to use. Read less
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shdwmac
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this venue!! I will admit I was hesitant at first to even check it out because I was not going to have a basketball goal in my pictures lol. But once I did check it out I was pleasantly surprised! This place is GORGEOUS!! The staff was very helpful and friendly anytime I talked to them. With this venue you get so much bang for your buck and it was so nice being able to have people just go upstairs for the reception. We got tons of compliments on the building. Also you don't need much for decor because the building itself has beautiful details. Would recommend for lots of functions, not just weddings.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this venue!! I will admit I was hesitant at first to even check it out because I was not going to have Read more...
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this venue!! I will admit I was hesitant at first to even check it out because I was not going to have a basketball goal in my pictures lol. But once I did check it out I was pleasantly surprised! This place is GORGEOUS!! The staff was very helpful and friendly anytime I talked to them. With this venue you get so much bang for your buck and it was so nice being able to have people just go upstairs for the reception. We got tons of compliments on the building. Also you don't need much for decor because the building itself has beautiful details. Would recommend for lots of functions, not just weddings. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
The YWCA is an absolutely breathtaking venue! My husband and I actually met at a wedding there, and decided it was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding. The architecture is vintage and gorgeous, and they work hard to preserve its beauty. The do have some strict guidelines, but they are not hard to abide by. The staff was also very helpful whenever I had any questions. The only difficult part was providing our own dishes, cups, utensils, etc, but most caterers provide that stuff. We had so many compliments on our ceremony and reception space from people who had never been there before! Many thanks to the YWCA and staff for helping to make our day wonderful!
The YWCA is an absolutely breathtaking venue! My husband and I actually met at a wedding there, and decided it was the Read more...
The YWCA is an absolutely breathtaking venue! My husband and I actually met at a wedding there, and decided it was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding. The architecture is vintage and gorgeous, and they work hard to preserve its beauty. The do have some strict guidelines, but they are not hard to abide by. The staff was also very helpful whenever I had any questions. The only difficult part was providing our own dishes, cups, utensils, etc, but most caterers provide that stuff. We had so many compliments on our ceremony and reception space from people who had never been there before! Many thanks to the YWCA and staff for helping to make our day wonderful! Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.7/5.0
It was the perfect place to have a wedding and reception!!!!
It was the perfect place to have a wedding and reception!!!!
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lsimms
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
This was perfect for our 175-180 guests. We set up the buffett in the bridal and grooms room to have enought room for table and chairs. THis place is so beautiful and the stairway entrance is gorgeous! And, we received our deposit back in about 2 weeks!
This was perfect for our 175-180 guests. We set up the buffett in the bridal and grooms room to have enought room for Read more...
This was perfect for our 175-180 guests. We set up the buffett in the bridal and grooms room to have enought room for table and chairs. THis place is so beautiful and the stairway entrance is gorgeous! And, we received our deposit back in about 2 weeks! Read less
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Jeremy
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
The Historic YWCA Builiding was the perfect backdrop for our wedding. Everything about this place screamed vintage and classic. The beautiful ceilings, marble staircase and beautiful floors sold us as soon as we walked in. What really floored us was the cost and time we had this facility. We couldn't find another location that provided us rental for over 12 hrs for the minimal amount. I would recommend this venue to anyone. The YWCA event coordinator Jennifer was always available to answer any questions I might have had about our wedding. The only real negative I could think of is you have to act fast. Get ready to book this place 6-12 months in advance. The slots fill up quick. But it is worth it!
The Historic YWCA Builiding was the perfect backdrop for our wedding. Everything about this place screamed vintage and Read more...
The Historic YWCA Builiding was the perfect backdrop for our wedding. Everything about this place screamed vintage and classic. The beautiful ceilings, marble staircase and beautiful floors sold us as soon as we walked in. What really floored us was the cost and time we had this facility. We couldn't find another location that provided us rental for over 12 hrs for the minimal amount. I would recommend this venue to anyone. The YWCA event coordinator Jennifer was always available to answer any questions I might have had about our wedding. The only real negative I could think of is you have to act fast. Get ready to book this place 6-12 months in advance. The slots fill up quick. But it is worth it! Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
6/27/2010
4.9/5.0
Everyone who looks at our pictures is in awe over the location. The YWCA is not only a beautiful location, but it is staffed by lovely people who are very patient and helpful! All staff from the janitor to the director of events was a complete pleasure to work with.

The Y is an insane value, and having the service and reception in the same location is very cozy and convenient. The layout and decor is classy and timeless! We had around 85 in attendance, and that was perfect. Groups larger than 125 would feel cramped.

We had to get a little creative in planning the departure (send off). The Y is a historical landmark, so they only allow birdseed to be thrown as the bride and groom leave. We wanted sparklers, so we got the next to best thing: glow stick necklaces. Guests twirled those around so it looked like a rave, and the pictures turned out great. I wish the Y allowed a larger variety of send-off options (like at least rose petals), but I understand they need to preserve the building. Once you walk around and meet the people, you will want your wedding there!
Everyone who looks at our pictures is in awe over the location. The YWCA is not only a beautiful location, but it is Read more...
Everyone who looks at our pictures is in awe over the location. The YWCA is not only a beautiful location, but it is staffed by lovely people who are very patient and helpful! All staff from the janitor to the director of events was a complete pleasure to work with.

The Y is an insane value, and having the service and reception in the same location is very cozy and convenient. The layout and decor is classy and timeless! We had around 85 in attendance, and that was perfect. Groups larger than 125 would feel cramped.

We had to get a little creative in planning the departure (send off). The Y is a historical landmark, so they only allow birdseed to be thrown as the bride and groom leave. We wanted sparklers, so we got the next to best thing: glow stick necklaces. Guests twirled those around so it looked like a rave, and the pictures turned out great. I wish the Y allowed a larger variety of send-off options (like at least rose petals), but I understand they need to preserve the building. Once you walk around and meet the people, you will want your wedding there! Read less
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Naomi
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Beautiful building, and very helpful staff! Thanks for everything!
Beautiful building, and very helpful staff! Thanks for everything!
Beautiful building, and very helpful staff! Thanks for everything! Read less
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June Bride2010
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
This was a beautiful venue for a wedding. The architectural design was fabulous and perfect for a romantic setting. The staff was very pleasant to work with and very helpful as well. This place is truly awsome especially for the price you pay, also it is nice because the proceeds go towards their cause helping women to get up on their feet again.
This was a beautiful venue for a wedding. The architectural design was fabulous and perfect for a romantic setting. The Read more...
This was a beautiful venue for a wedding. The architectural design was fabulous and perfect for a romantic setting. The staff was very pleasant to work with and very helpful as well. This place is truly awsome especially for the price you pay, also it is nice because the proceeds go towards their cause helping women to get up on their feet again. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.7/5.0
The YWCA was the perfect backdrop for our reception. They were great to work with, gave very helpful information during the planning process, and were willing to work with our needs. We only had our reception there, but we rented both the Great Room downstairs and the Ballroom upstairs. There prices were great and we enjoyed that they let us have the freedom to choose the vendors that we wanted. There was ample space for everyone and everything as we got ready for the day in the Bride's Room and Groom's Room. (The guys got ready at the chapel, while the girls got ready at the YWCA.) They are also very generous with their rental times. We had use of the space from noon until 1 AM. Awesome place for a wedding!
The YWCA was the perfect backdrop for our reception. They were great to work with, gave very helpful information during Read more...
The YWCA was the perfect backdrop for our reception. They were great to work with, gave very helpful information during the planning process, and were willing to work with our needs. We only had our reception there, but we rented both the Great Room downstairs and the Ballroom upstairs. There prices were great and we enjoyed that they let us have the freedom to choose the vendors that we wanted. There was ample space for everyone and everything as we got ready for the day in the Bride's Room and Groom's Room. (The guys got ready at the chapel, while the girls got ready at the YWCA.) They are also very generous with their rental times. We had use of the space from noon until 1 AM. Awesome place for a wedding! Read less
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valerie
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
The YWCA was absolutely perfect!!! The late 19th century building has been beautifully restored. The staff was very nice and accommodating. I liked the flexibility that you have with the YWCA- you choose all of your own vendors! The only thing that they are not flexible on is that you have to use their tables and chairs but that worked out alright for us. We had our ceremony downstairs and the reception in the ballroom. I would recommend the YWCA to anyone!
The YWCA was absolutely perfect!!! The late 19th century building has been beautifully restored. The staff was very nice Read more...
The YWCA was absolutely perfect!!! The late 19th century building has been beautifully restored. The staff was very nice and accommodating. I liked the flexibility that you have with the YWCA- you choose all of your own vendors! The only thing that they are not flexible on is that you have to use their tables and chairs but that worked out alright for us. We had our ceremony downstairs and the reception in the ballroom. I would recommend the YWCA to anyone! Read less
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lauraeliz
Wedding:
2/28/2010
4.9/5.0
It's a beautiful venue and very nice people to help you with all you need!
It's a beautiful venue and very nice people to help you with all you need!
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Aflow22
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.8/5.0
I loved this place!!! it was perfect for us!
Positive points:
-great price : for the ceremony and reception from 12-1am it was 2200.
-flexible vendors: You dont have to use any of their vendors, which help with people on a budget.
-non-profit: all the money goes to the womens shelter
-beautiful venue: it has decorative sealing and light fixtures
-set up: they set up all the chairs and tables for you.
-kitchens: plently of space and heaters and ice machines.
-grand entrance: i loved coming down the staircase. very elegant.

Negative points:
-yellow/orange curtain- this wasnt really a big deal for us at all...we had the DJ on stage and lighting everywhere, so you couldnt tell...but when you first do a walk through you may not like it....but it gets pulled to the side and no one noticed at our wedding.
-BOOKS REALLY EARLY: this location books a year in advance...so make it early.
-ceremony chairs- for larger people they werent that sturdy. no one broke a chair or anything but they were a little wobbly.
-ceremony seating- if you have a lot of guests (we had 150-175) the aisle that you walk down will be very narrow. my groom and his mom had to walk with one person in front of the other.
-grand exit: if you plan on using bubbles or flower petals for your exit outside you cant use them...i wanted sparklers but you cant have anything tha could potentially harm the building...we ended up using fiber optic wands...it was cute. but not what i wanted.

overall, great experience!!!!! great value!!!
I loved this place!!! it was perfect for us!
Positive points:
-great price : for the ceremony and reception from Read more...
I loved this place!!! it was perfect for us!
Positive points:
-great price : for the ceremony and reception from 12-1am it was 2200.
-flexible vendors: You dont have to use any of their vendors, which help with people on a budget.
-non-profit: all the money goes to the womens shelter
-beautiful venue: it has decorative sealing and light fixtures
-set up: they set up all the chairs and tables for you.
-kitchens: plently of space and heaters and ice machines.
-grand entrance: i loved coming down the staircase. very elegant.

Negative points:
-yellow/orange curtain- this wasnt really a big deal for us at all...we had the DJ on stage and lighting everywhere, so you couldnt tell...but when you first do a walk through you may not like it....but it gets pulled to the side and no one noticed at our wedding.
-BOOKS REALLY EARLY: this location books a year in advance...so make it early.
-ceremony chairs- for larger people they werent that sturdy. no one broke a chair or anything but they were a little wobbly.
-ceremony seating- if you have a lot of guests (we had 150-175) the aisle that you walk down will be very narrow. my groom and his mom had to walk with one person in front of the other.
-grand exit: if you plan on using bubbles or flower petals for your exit outside you cant use them...i wanted sparklers but you cant have anything tha could potentially harm the building...we ended up using fiber optic wands...it was cute. but not what i wanted.

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Daphni
Wedding:
8/23/2009
4.3/5.0
I would recommend this place for anyone on a budget and dont mind doing some work for your own wedding. You do have to decorate yourself. They provide tables and chairs. So you will need other either hired or family to help with decor and food etc. Overall this is so inexpensive and a great place for a all in one location for folks that stay out of town. Very pretty inside and the money helps Women and Children that need services from the Y. That is nice. Only thing that was a delima was if you cater yourself, make sure you have racks for a food warmer box that is used there because a day before the wedding I found out that they had none. I had to hunt for some, and they dont sell them in stores. In all it worked out and We had a lot of fun. Book in advance because they were booked already for the whole year. So we had to wed on a Sunday which was not bad and was cheaper.
I would recommend this place for anyone on a budget and dont mind doing some work for your own wedding. You do have to Read more...
I would recommend this place for anyone on a budget and dont mind doing some work for your own wedding. You do have to decorate yourself. They provide tables and chairs. So you will need other either hired or family to help with decor and food etc. Overall this is so inexpensive and a great place for a all in one location for folks that stay out of town. Very pretty inside and the money helps Women and Children that need services from the Y. That is nice. Only thing that was a delima was if you cater yourself, make sure you have racks for a food warmer box that is used there because a day before the wedding I found out that they had none. I had to hunt for some, and they dont sell them in stores. In all it worked out and We had a lot of fun. Book in advance because they were booked already for the whole year. So we had to wed on a Sunday which was not bad and was cheaper. Read less
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Jessi
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
The YWCA is an absolutly beautiful historic landmark of Ft. Worth. Everyone loved the comfort and splendor of the site. The staff was more than respectful and extremely helpful. Our wedding day went very smoothly as a result of the site and its staff.
The YWCA is an absolutly beautiful historic landmark of Ft. Worth. Everyone loved the comfort and splendor of the site. Read more...
The YWCA is an absolutly beautiful historic landmark of Ft. Worth. Everyone loved the comfort and splendor of the site. The staff was more than respectful and extremely helpful. Our wedding day went very smoothly as a result of the site and its staff. Read less
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JPalmeri
Wedding:
3/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing! I booked my wedding around a day that they had available (it fills up fast), which ended up giving me only 3 months to plan, but it was perfect! Great price for with everything they provide (tables and chairs). They also have a stage, catering kitchen and full kitchen (downstairs). Very vintage feel, the look I was going for.
Amazing! I booked my wedding around a day that they had available (it fills up fast), which ended up giving me only 3 Read more...
Amazing! I booked my wedding around a day that they had available (it fills up fast), which ended up giving me only 3 months to plan, but it was perfect! Great price for with everything they provide (tables and chairs). They also have a stage, catering kitchen and full kitchen (downstairs). Very vintage feel, the look I was going for. Read less
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lpacely
Wedding:
10/17/2008
4.0/5.0
Beautiful location for both the ceremony and reception if your having 150 people or less. Very nice and intimate setting for smaller weddings. Looks great at night and photographs well. Love the historic/vintage look and the hard wood floors. The stage is great for dancing so that everyone can see. Only thing we didn't like much was the restrictions, ie. what could be tossed when bride and groom are leaving, having to use glass cases around the candles etc... and they are not flexible or would even consider making exceptions. All in all we enjoyed this location and would recommend it to others.
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Beautiful location for both the ceremony and reception if your having 150 people or less. Very nice and intimate setting for smaller weddings. Looks great at night and photographs well. Love the historic/vintage look and the hard wood floors. The stage is great for dancing so that everyone can see. Only thing we didn't like much was the restrictions, ie. what could be tossed when bride and groom are leaving, having to use glass cases around the candles etc... and they are not flexible or would even consider making exceptions. All in all we enjoyed this location and would recommend it to others. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
9/5/2008
5.0/5.0
The YWCA is an amazing venue. We used the ballroom for our reception and it was gorgeous. Dim lights and candles bring the place alive! I heard from my mother that they did not set up the tables when they said that they would, but I didn't know about any of the drama (very slight drama) until after the wedding. The reception was pulled together wonderfully in the end!
The YWCA is an amazing venue. We used the ballroom for our reception and it was gorgeous. Dim lights and candles bring the Read more...
The YWCA is an amazing venue. We used the ballroom for our reception and it was gorgeous. Dim lights and candles bring the place alive! I heard from my mother that they did not set up the tables when they said that they would, but I didn't know about any of the drama (very slight drama) until after the wedding. The reception was pulled together wonderfully in the end! Read less
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Mrs. Gause
Wedding:
8/30/2008
3.5/5.0
YWCA and their beautiful ballroom was the perfect site for my recpetion. The guest services ladies need to brush up on wedding details, policy and custoemr service. I would recommend always coming in, not calling in, and always writing down who you talked to. If possible, speak with Jennifer, she is professional and knows all of the policies you need to know to have great experince.
YWCA and their beautiful ballroom was the perfect site for my recpetion. The guest services ladies need to brush up on Read more...
YWCA and their beautiful ballroom was the perfect site for my recpetion. The guest services ladies need to brush up on wedding details, policy and custoemr service. I would recommend always coming in, not calling in, and always writing down who you talked to. If possible, speak with Jennifer, she is professional and knows all of the policies you need to know to have great experince. Read less
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figbhas81
Wedding:
4/27/2008
4.2/5.0
They were very kind and accommodating. We received many compliments about this location! This is right next to a beautiful Methodist church, or you can have the ceremony and reception at the same location. Beautiful building, great staff.
They were very kind and accommodating. We received many compliments about this location! This is right next to a beautiful Read more...
They were very kind and accommodating. We received many compliments about this location! This is right next to a beautiful Methodist church, or you can have the ceremony and reception at the same location. Beautiful building, great staff. Read less
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Newjavia
Wedding:
10/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Nice big place, reasonable price, helpfull staff, plenty of time for preparing for wedding, wedding, and clean up
Nice big place, reasonable price, helpfull staff, plenty of time for preparing for wedding, wedding, and clean up
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mosaicsam
Wedding:
10/12/2007
5.0/5.0
Book early, as it fills up fast! It's a beautiful place that is very inexpensive!
Book early, as it fills up fast! It's a beautiful place that is very inexpensive!
Book early, as it fills up fast! It's a beautiful place that is very inexpensive! Read less
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melissaemoss
Wedding:
9/29/2007
4.6/5.0
The YWCA venue was amazing. So beautiful and elegant. It has so much culture to it. It makes a great place for pictures. The wedding coordinator was very helpful and called all the time to check in on me. If you are on a tight budget and want a beautiful wedding this is the place for you.
The YWCA venue was amazing. So beautiful and elegant. It has so much culture to it. It makes a great place for pictures. Read more...
The YWCA venue was amazing. So beautiful and elegant. It has so much culture to it. It makes a great place for pictures. The wedding coordinator was very helpful and called all the time to check in on me. If you are on a tight budget and want a beautiful wedding this is the place for you. Read less
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oneguynamedjosh
Wedding:
5/6/2007
4.0/5.0
The building was beautiful. We really enjoyed it. The only thing I would say is be sure to book well in advance. They are often booked several months to a year out.
The building was beautiful. We really enjoyed it. The only thing I would say is be sure to book well in advance. They are Read more...
The building was beautiful. We really enjoyed it. The only thing I would say is be sure to book well in advance. They are often booked several months to a year out. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
11/4/2005
4.4/5.0
The facility is fabulous - used to be a Men's Elk Lodge in the 1920's so it still has that old style appeal. Suzy was my contact and she did a good job, was easy to talk to the whole way through. My only draw back is the flexibility of the schedule and what you are allowed to use - you have to book atleast 8 months in advance or sooner to get the date you want, and b/e it is an older facility you aren't allowed to use real flower petals on the floor, things like that.
The facility is fabulous - used to be a Men's Elk Lodge in the 1920's so it still has that old style appeal. Suzy was my Read more...
The facility is fabulous - used to be a Men's Elk Lodge in the 1920's so it still has that old style appeal. Suzy was my contact and she did a good job, was easy to talk to the whole way through. My only draw back is the flexibility of the schedule and what you are allowed to use - you have to book atleast 8 months in advance or sooner to get the date you want, and b/e it is an older facility you aren't allowed to use real flower petals on the floor, things like that. Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
6/10/2005
3.6/5.0
The location was wonderful, the only negative comment would be that since they are booked constantly, it was problematic to come by to make measurements or show other vendors our space. Overall it was a nice venue though.
The location was wonderful, the only negative comment would be that since they are booked constantly, it was problematic Read more...
The location was wonderful, the only negative comment would be that since they are booked constantly, it was problematic to come by to make measurements or show other vendors our space. Overall it was a nice venue though. Read less
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ztabicc
Wedding:
12/4/2004
5.0/5.0
FABULOUS historic venue if you're getting married in Fort Worth! They were well priced, well-equipped, and were as flexible as we needed them to be - wonderful venue!!!
FABULOUS historic venue if you're getting married in Fort Worth! They were well priced, well-equipped, and were as Read more...
FABULOUS historic venue if you're getting married in Fort Worth! They were well priced, well-equipped, and were as flexible as we needed them to be - wonderful venue!!! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
3/13/2004
4.1/5.0
I have used the YWCA for several events other than wedding related things. They are very helpful and the room gives you lots of options for decorations, set up etc.

It is perfect for a rehersal dinner or a small reception. They can provide you with contacts with wonderful catering companies they work with. It is a great value, only thing is book as far in advance as you can. It is a very popular location and it books up.
I have used the YWCA for several events other than wedding related things. They are very helpful and the room gives you Read more...
I have used the YWCA for several events other than wedding related things. They are very helpful and the room gives you lots of options for decorations, set up etc.

It is perfect for a rehersal dinner or a small reception. They can provide you with contacts with wonderful catering companies they work with. It is a great value, only thing is book as far in advance as you can. It is a very popular location and it books up. Read less
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