The Bright Shawl
I instantly fell in love with The Bright Shawl! Erica who was guiding us at the time made me feel very comfortable and trustworthy that right then and there that I signed, set the date and made my deposit. She was very pleasant to work with but during the time that our wedding is being planned new management was in the works. The food and service was excellent! The wait staff was impressive to us and our guests BUT I had many headaches with new people that took care of our contract. Up until the few days of our wedding event the staff made our week crazy! I was under a lot of stress because of the issues that were brought upon. We had our reception in the gallery but then found out that there was not a room for the bride and bridesmaids to dress or to touch up. Also what was very frustrating that we did not get a chance to have a rehearsal for our ceremony and a quick walk through for our reception in the ballroom. That was very upsetting and did not want to argue since the wedding was the next day even though in the beginning we were told that we would have a chance to do all of the above. For the future brides to be, this is a beautiful place with great food and excellent waitstaff. Just make sure that you get what you are promised. I had to have a bridesmaid take control to get what we kind of wanted. Overall, we had a great wedding and everyone had a great time.
We had the most wonderful experience here at The Bright Shawl! Our wedding went smoothly from ceremony thru reception beautifully!!! Staff was friendly and always on the double to have things in excellent service!
Our guests had a great time and the place is amazing!
We're so glad we choose this nice Texas landmark to be a part of our love story...
Daniel and Laura Espinosa
The Bright Shawl was an idea from our wedding coordinator. We wanted to have our reception downtown, but parking was an issue. The Bright Shawl is so close to downtown that guests can stay on the riverwalk and it's just a short taxi ride or a little bit of a walk to get there. Also, there is plenty of parking for our in-town guests! The food was amazing and the staff so professional. They underwent quite a few management changes during our planning, but we ended up working with Erica who did everything she could to make sure our day was perfect. It was pricey, but compared to all the other places we looked at, at the Bright Shawl we got the most for our money. And did I mention the food was amazing?! My husband (fiance at the time) took one bite of the chicken fried steak and decided then and there that that's where we were having our recpetion! They also have indoor and outdoor space, and a huge dancefloor, so our guests had options during the reception. Overall, we loved the experience with the folks at the Bright Shawl and ended up having a beautiful reception that went off without a hitch.
The Bright Shawl was amazing. The location is prefect because you are near downtown without all the traffic. The building is very versitatle and is gorgeous! The staff are amazing - Ivie was extremely flexible and was so easy to work with especially since I was planning from out of town. The FOOD WAS FABULOUS! All my guest raved about it! I don't think I could have imagined a more perfect location for both our ceremony and reception! Thank you!
Incredibly friendly and helpful staff, good food, and nice location. The staff is super flexible in booking your event, and offer discounts for "less popular" days of the week. Also, this site is close to downtown and a couple of nice hotels without the high dollar pricetag.
The Bright Shawl is a beautiful place to have a wedding. Ivie was qiuck to respond to my e-mails and always returned my calls in a timely manner. The food they provided was delicious!! Better than I had orginally expected. Everyone was telling me how great the food was!! The price is a little much and they were not real flexible but overall it still is a good choice. You wouldn't be disappointed.