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The Grand Hotel & Ballroom

Mckinney , TX
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LOCATION

114 West Louisiana Street
McKinney, TX 75069 US (map)

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214-544-9612

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ABOUT US

The Grand Ballroom’s elegant crystal chandeliers, pressed tin ceiling, and French doors deliver charm and elegance to any private event with a capacity of 160 guests for a seated dinner... Read more
The Grand Ballroom’s elegant crystal chandeliers, pressed tin ceiling, and French doors deliver charm and elegance to any private event with a capacity of 160 guests for a seated dinner and 200 for a cocktail style reception. Restored to its 19th–Century charm, this 2,500 square foot ballroom housed the original Opera House of McKinney from 1885 until 1923. The Grand Ballroom is an ideal venue for weddings receptions, ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners.

The Grand Hotel blends old world charm with modern luxuries. In McKinney's historic downtown, the Grand Hotel is regarded as one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Texas. With trademark beds, luxurious linens, charming interiors and a unique relaxed style of hospitality, the Grand Hotel is designed for visitors who want to feel at home while away. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
160
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Southern
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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David
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
The ballroom was the perfect size and a beautiful setting for our wedding reception. The food was all prepared to perfection. The staff were so professional and helpful. stayed on top of our schedule while coordinating serving food, DJ, photographer, florist and anyone else that participated in the preparation. The hotel staff treated all our guest special and were very accommodating. We recommend this venue to anyone wanting a worry free reception.
The ballroom was the perfect size and a beautiful setting for our wedding reception. The food was all prepared to Read more...
The ballroom was the perfect size and a beautiful setting for our wedding reception. The food was all prepared to perfection. The staff were so professional and helpful. stayed on top of our schedule while coordinating serving food, DJ, photographer, florist and anyone else that participated in the preparation. The hotel staff treated all our guest special and were very accommodating. We recommend this venue to anyone wanting a worry free reception. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
First off, the Grand Hotel is BEAUTIFUL. Seriously. Do yourself a favor, and just go and visit them to see what it's all about. The pictures (while still beautiful) do NOT do it justice! Melanie and Shawna were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. From moving the date around a few times to accommodate schedules, to the myriad of questions about set up, timing and food, and they never even flinched. Any emails were ALWAYS promptly responded to, even when it was well after business hours and they didn't have to! The wedding and reception itself went so smoothly, it was unbelievable. Shawna had everything running like clockwork, and everything was set up and served impeccably. I cannot recommend this venue enough!

Moreover, we still have guests commenting on the quality of the food. For the price, Grand Hotel is ABSOLUTELY the best value of any venue we looked at in the DFW area. You'll get an affordable wedding that looks, feels and tastes like a 5 star affair. I wish I had another party coming up just so we could book with them again!
First off, the Grand Hotel is BEAUTIFUL. Seriously. Do yourself a favor, and just go and visit them to see what it's all Read more...
First off, the Grand Hotel is BEAUTIFUL. Seriously. Do yourself a favor, and just go and visit them to see what it's all about. The pictures (while still beautiful) do NOT do it justice! Melanie and Shawna were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. From moving the date around a few times to accommodate schedules, to the myriad of questions about set up, timing and food, and they never even flinched. Any emails were ALWAYS promptly responded to, even when it was well after business hours and they didn't have to! The wedding and reception itself went so smoothly, it was unbelievable. Shawna had everything running like clockwork, and everything was set up and served impeccably. I cannot recommend this venue enough!

Moreover, we still have guests commenting on the quality of the food. For the price, Grand Hotel is ABSOLUTELY the best value of any venue we looked at in the DFW area. You'll get an affordable wedding that looks, feels and tastes like a 5 star affair. I wish I had another party coming up just so we could book with them again! Read less
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Lia
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about The Grand Hotel & Rick's Chophouse. We had our rehearsal dinner in a private room at Rick's and let me tell you, we definitely did not leave there hungry. The food was wonderful and the service was even better. We had our own bartender in the room which was really nice as well. It was definitely the perfect spot for our rehearsal. Highly recommend it!

The Grand Hotel Ballroom is absolutely everything I had ever dreamed of & more. I loved the chandeliers that fill the room- definitely the selling point for me. It was this elegant and romantic feel to the room, which I totally loved. We honestly did not do any decorating besides the center pieces on the tables- the room is beautiful enough. I cannot wait to get the pictures back from the talented, Joy Neville. I know she captured some great shots in the ballroom. Thank you for making our special day PERFECT.
Wow! I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about The Grand Hotel & Rick's Chophouse. We had our rehearsal dinner in a Read more...
Wow! I have nothing but AMAZING things to say about The Grand Hotel & Rick's Chophouse. We had our rehearsal dinner in a private room at Rick's and let me tell you, we definitely did not leave there hungry. The food was wonderful and the service was even better. We had our own bartender in the room which was really nice as well. It was definitely the perfect spot for our rehearsal. Highly recommend it!

The Grand Hotel Ballroom is absolutely everything I had ever dreamed of & more. I loved the chandeliers that fill the room- definitely the selling point for me. It was this elegant and romantic feel to the room, which I totally loved. We honestly did not do any decorating besides the center pieces on the tables- the room is beautiful enough. I cannot wait to get the pictures back from the talented, Joy Neville. I know she captured some great shots in the ballroom. Thank you for making our special day PERFECT. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Robert
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
As a minister I've conducted hundreds of weddings over the years in all kinds of venues and with the help of many different wedding coordinators. This wedding was different. It was for my last child and only daughter. So, I speak as the officiating minister, but more importantly, as the father of the bride.

First, the hotel accommodations were wonderful. The hotel has a very stylish décor and is as comfortable as any modern facility while retaining its historic feel. We rented a number of rooms for our family and everyone was impressed with the hotel. The set up for the ballroom for the wedding and then the reception was seamless.

Second, the staff of the hotel treated every one of our guests as if they were royalty. From the manager, Jose, to the housekeepers, the staff were professional and helpful.

Third, Rick's Chophouse provided the catering for our reception. The meal was delicious. The service was excellent. Guests couldn't believe how amazing the meal was given the number that had to be served. Some said that the steak was the best ever.

Fourth, we used the services of Shawna Darden as wedding coordinator. I am particularly critical of wedding coordinators because they can set the tone for the entire wedding event. If they are unprepared the rehearsal can be a fiasco. If they are too domineering they can offend people who are at the event to celebrate and have a good time. The emotions of a bride and others tend to run high leading up to a wedding. The only thing that can calm the anxiety is thorough preparation. Shawna is the best I've ever seen. There were times I wondered how she was able to do all she did. Never did I feel like she had missed a thing.

Believe me, all the experience in the world doesn't prepare the father of the bride to give his daughter away. At the time of ceremony my mind was completely focused on my daughter and her
moment. That would not have been possible without the outstanding work of Grand Hotel and Shawna.
As a minister I've conducted hundreds of weddings over the years in all kinds of venues and with the help of many Read more...
As a minister I've conducted hundreds of weddings over the years in all kinds of venues and with the help of many different wedding coordinators. This wedding was different. It was for my last child and only daughter. So, I speak as the officiating minister, but more importantly, as the father of the bride.

First, the hotel accommodations were wonderful. The hotel has a very stylish décor and is as comfortable as any modern facility while retaining its historic feel. We rented a number of rooms for our family and everyone was impressed with the hotel. The set up for the ballroom for the wedding and then the reception was seamless.

Second, the staff of the hotel treated every one of our guests as if they were royalty. From the manager, Jose, to the housekeepers, the staff were professional and helpful.

Third, Rick's Chophouse provided the catering for our reception. The meal was delicious. The service was excellent. Guests couldn't believe how amazing the meal was given the number that had to be served. Some said that the steak was the best ever.

Fourth, we used the services of Shawna Darden as wedding coordinator. I am particularly critical of wedding coordinators because they can set the tone for the entire wedding event. If they are unprepared the rehearsal can be a fiasco. If they are too domineering they can offend people who are at the event to celebrate and have a good time. The emotions of a bride and others tend to run high leading up to a wedding. The only thing that can calm the anxiety is thorough preparation. Shawna is the best I've ever seen. There were times I wondered how she was able to do all she did. Never did I feel like she had missed a thing.

Believe me, all the experience in the world doesn't prepare the father of the bride to give his daughter away. At the time of ceremony my mind was completely focused on my daughter and her
moment. That would not have been possible without the outstanding work of Grand Hotel and Shawna. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding ceremony and reception in the Grand Ballroom this past weekend. The whole experience was great. Shawna and Melanie were very responsive and made sure everything went perfectly! The food was great, and they were able to accommodate special requests with ease. All of the guests commented on how wonderful the staff was, including the servers and bartender. I would highly recommend the Grand Hotel and Ballroom for any event, but especially for a perfect wedding!
I had my wedding ceremony and reception in the Grand Ballroom this past weekend. The whole experience was great. Shawna Read more...
I had my wedding ceremony and reception in the Grand Ballroom this past weekend. The whole experience was great. Shawna and Melanie were very responsive and made sure everything went perfectly! The food was great, and they were able to accommodate special requests with ease. All of the guests commented on how wonderful the staff was, including the servers and bartender. I would highly recommend the Grand Hotel and Ballroom for any event, but especially for a perfect wedding! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
The absolute best place to stay in McKinney. A gem of a hotel with first class service for all our wedding guests. Oscar and Jose and the rest of the staff were excellent. Will be back just for a vacation.
The absolute best place to stay in McKinney. A gem of a hotel with first class service for all our wedding guests. Oscar Read more...
The absolute best place to stay in McKinney. A gem of a hotel with first class service for all our wedding guests. Oscar and Jose and the rest of the staff were excellent. Will be back just for a vacation. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We LOVED The Grand Hotel and Ballroom. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception went so smoothly thanks to Shawna and her staff. Her assistant, I cannot remember his name, was so sweet. They both made my husband and I feel like we had nothing to worry about throughout the whole day. Shawna was very responsive to our questions and very accommodating to everything. She was organized, patient, and reassuring when the nerves kicked in. We adored her!
Melanie, the one in charge of billing, was nice, but sometimes seemed to be a little annoyed with our financial questions, and didn't always seem sincere. Regardless, she did get the job done, and did remain organized with our payments and billing and such. She was good at e-mailing back or returning calls.
Lastly, Jose, the man at the hotel service desk was a doll. He was SO kind and optimistic. I absolutely loved talking with him. He seemed so excited about my wedding which made me feel really special. He was so good at answering questions and clarifying information. We loved him so much!
Chip, the bartender, was also great! Very nice and energetic. He was fun to talk with!

Thank you Grand Hotel and Ballroom!
We LOVED The Grand Hotel and Ballroom. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception went so smoothly thanks to Shawna and Read more...
We LOVED The Grand Hotel and Ballroom. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception went so smoothly thanks to Shawna and her staff. Her assistant, I cannot remember his name, was so sweet. They both made my husband and I feel like we had nothing to worry about throughout the whole day. Shawna was very responsive to our questions and very accommodating to everything. She was organized, patient, and reassuring when the nerves kicked in. We adored her!
Melanie, the one in charge of billing, was nice, but sometimes seemed to be a little annoyed with our financial questions, and didn't always seem sincere. Regardless, she did get the job done, and did remain organized with our payments and billing and such. She was good at e-mailing back or returning calls.
Lastly, Jose, the man at the hotel service desk was a doll. He was SO kind and optimistic. I absolutely loved talking with him. He seemed so excited about my wedding which made me feel really special. He was so good at answering questions and clarifying information. We loved him so much!
Chip, the bartender, was also great! Very nice and energetic. He was fun to talk with!

Thank you Grand Hotel and Ballroom! Read less
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Darryl
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfection! Not one detail was overlooked. Melanie, Shawna and their staff went above and beyond any expectation we had. The venue was perfect. The food was perfect. The service was impeccable.
Perfection! Not one detail was overlooked. Melanie, Shawna and their staff went above and beyond any expectation we had. Read more...
Perfection! Not one detail was overlooked. Melanie, Shawna and their staff went above and beyond any expectation we had. The venue was perfect. The food was perfect. The service was impeccable. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The Grand Hotel was the perfect location for our May wedding. My husband and I knew immediately that it was the place for us upon first look of the amazing ballroom. The food was amazing, the space was perfect and unique, and Melanie and Shawna were so helpful. We were truly pleased with the service we received and would highly recommend this location to any bride looking for a true gem of a venue.
The Grand Hotel was the perfect location for our May wedding. My husband and I knew immediately that it was the place for Read more...
The Grand Hotel was the perfect location for our May wedding. My husband and I knew immediately that it was the place for us upon first look of the amazing ballroom. The food was amazing, the space was perfect and unique, and Melanie and Shawna were so helpful. We were truly pleased with the service we received and would highly recommend this location to any bride looking for a true gem of a venue. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I used the Grand Hotel and Ballroom for the ceremony and reception. The space is absolutely stunning- the exposed brick wall to the beautiful chandeliers. Everything was stunning! The guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the ricks room. It was a good change of pace from a feminine room to a masculine room back to a feminine room. It couldn't have been more perfect!
I used the Grand Hotel and Ballroom for the ceremony and reception. The space is absolutely stunning- the exposed brick Read more...
I used the Grand Hotel and Ballroom for the ceremony and reception. The space is absolutely stunning- the exposed brick wall to the beautiful chandeliers. Everything was stunning! The guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the ricks room. It was a good change of pace from a feminine room to a masculine room back to a feminine room. It couldn't have been more perfect! Read less
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