Three Three Three First Avenue
333 First Avenue: What a unique place for a wedding reception! The loft style and big windows that overlook downtown gave the atmosphere that we were looking for. With the help of Kaylah, we secured the date quickly and communication was great throughout the entire wedding planning process. Kaylah was great to work with and always just a phone call away. The open lobby area offered a great cocktail reception area and the upstairs had a fantastic layout for our large reception. The windows offered a great view and as evening fell, the downtown lights were a great backdrop for the cake cutting and dancing. It is a bare canvas but the possiblities are enormous with what a planner/events vendor can do. The lighting/table decor/florals/music/catering all added the perfect touches to this Loft area. Loved the huge elevator; had a great attendant who made sure everyone had a grand time during the short ride up. Security was fantastic; valet was very adequate and the overall evening was perfect. Acoustics were very good; and plenty of room for dancing. Many of our guests complemented us on the selection of this venue; found it very trendy and comfortable; not the typical ballroom reception. 333 First Avenue has a style of its own; for the couple who wants a memorable evening; this is the place for you!
My husband and I picked Three Three Three because we wanted something that was a little different. (In other words, no ballrooms or a country club.) It's great for couples who want to work with a blank canvas - but work then becomes the operative word. Because of the high loft ceilings and industrial materials in the space, it takes a lot of care and details to make it feel more appropriate for a wedding. I ended up throwing out a lot of ideas I'd had at the last minute because I didn't want to spend extra money (like patio stringed lights, candles for the window sills, or throw pillows for the lounge chairs) or deal with the extra stress (creating personlized signs for tables, stations, etc). In hindsight, I should have done those things because the details make an enormous difference in that space. If you have a wedding planner before the big day, however, it's all pretty easy to delegate.
Three Three Three is also a little bit more work because you have to rent everything (tables, chairs, china, linens, etc.) on top of bringing in outside alcohol. Catering companies can usually order all of the rentals, and can also provide bar tenders and mixers and whatnot. But, if you have a wedding planner, this isn't really a hassle. If you don't have a wedding planner, just be ready to do a little bit more work. Not hiring wedding planner on the day, however, is almost not an option. You have to have someone there running the ship.
I think the venue is a little overpriced, especially given that they don't provide anything. (This is a competitive advantage of hotels and clubs in Dallas - the room fees can usually be applied to food or additional rentals.) That being said, there are few venues in Dallas that offer the same atmosphere - which is modern and vintage, contemporary and rustic at the same time. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably still chose this venue, but I would put in the extra effort in the last leg of the planning process.
We LOVE the space at 333! It's an amazing venue that can be set up with so many different options. The staff is great to work with and makes the entire experience easy and hassle free.
Three Three Three is such a unique venue and one of our favorites in DFW. It lends itself to so many different opportunities in terms of design and style and the staff is great to work with!
At the heart of an urban renaissance, Three Three Three First Avenue’s unique allure contrasts wildflower gardens against a stunning downtown backdrop. Built in 1926, the 6,000-square-foot venue blends historical charm with modern architectural details and is able to accommodate up to 300 guests.
The second floor is designed to capitalize on the simple elegance of 1920’s-style hand-rubbed plaster walls, immaculate aluminum-framed windows and rich hardwood floors. The unparalleled space, complete with an outdoor park, highlights exceptional views of the city’s skyline.
“Three Three Three First Avenue… A venue as unique as you are.”