The city of Dallas has a beautifully curated roster of high-class venues touting some of the best in event spaces, from ballrooms outfitted with gold-coffered ceilings at the Hotel Crescent Court to legendary hotels like The Mansion on Turtle Creek with its Palladian window-filled Promenade space. Here’s our list of the best in luxury ballrooms and venues you don’t want to miss.
The stately sized Grand Ballroom, along with 22 smaller banquet salons and the smaller Century Ballroom, total more than 24,000 square feet of professional and social event space at the Adolphus Hotel. Here, everything is grand like the French Renaissance-styled Grand Ballroom measuring 5,300 square feet. Its exquisite Italian flair is evident with hand-blown crystal chandeliers procured from Murano as well as trompe l’oeil celestial paintings adorning the walls that depict palatial scenes from Rome and Venice. Guests are both indulged and amazed at the Adolphus, where Baroque glamour meets Texas style.
A 19th century mansion restored to all its glory, the Belo Mansion and Pavilion is a beautiful, stately building with many desirable features like a terrace looking out onto the city’s Arts District—the view of the Nasher Sculpture Center makes for a great conversation piece—and the Pavilion Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. Fit for up to 500 guests, the Pavilion Ballroom is a spacious and grand option, especially for weddings, with alabaster chandeliers and a 17-foot vault barrel ceiling. And the Belo Mansion and Pavilion is always ready for business, it can accommodate small corporate groups of 10 to as many as 1,500 for breakfast meetings and receptions.
With one of the largest ballrooms in the area and endless space options throughout the property, the luxury destination can accommodate a grand reception, an intimate affair or a unique Texas gathering all with unmatched southern hospitality and charm. In addition, the Resort’s extensive wedding space includes two outdoor venues for your ceremony: the Event Lawn with a cascading water feature amid lush, rolling hills and Dallas’ newest outdoor event space, The Terra
With at least 10 different types of marble imported from Italy and Spain and an elaborate roof made of slate from Wales, Hotel Crescent Court was designed to be unique and sophisticated from the very beginning. In addition to its visually impressive facade, the 17th floor Crescent Club boasts the Dallas skyline as the backdrop for events of all types—most notably, romantic weddings. There’s also the Crescent Ballroom, with an ornate gold-coffered ceiling, and the more contemporary Gallery Ballroom perfect for company events with a built-in projection option.
Easily one of the city’s most unique and interestingly decorated venues, Hotel ZaZa is a sure thing when it comes to a memorable occasion. Its self-proclaimed “theatrical style” is most clearly seen in the Stay ZaZa Art House and Social Gallery, a popular setting for fashion shows, creative meetings, exhibits and more. Private board meetings can take place in The Red Room, exotically bedecked with vintage wine racks and antique wood accents. Meanwhile, the Uptown Ballroom attracts brides for its easily transformable space and views of the poolside lounge and Dallas skyline. And the newest addition, the Metropolitan Ballroom, spares 1,700 square feet for cocktail receptions, conferences and more.
The Joule, a boutique hotel named for the international unit of energy, located in the heart of downtown Dallas, creates a tasteful union of old world quality and contemporary design. At The Joule each event is unique, and the team works together to ensure your wedding is completely tailored to your taste. With 14,000-square feet of indoor and over 16,000-square feet of outdoor event space, the property includes a distinctive outdoor lawn space featuring an iconic 30-foot-tall sculpture called Eye by artist Tony Tasset, and a striking rooftop terrace with a climate-controlled glass pavilion, retractable roof, private access via an all-glass elevator and stunning skyline views. The Joule’s progressive banquet and catering program provides creative custom menus with a seasonal sensibility and focus on locally and sustainably raised products.
Claiming prime real estate in the Magnolia Petroleum Company Building—built in 1922 with the iconic flying red Pegasus horse atop its roof—The Magnolia is a staple destination for Big D residents and visitors alike. A generous 8,000 square feet of event space makes it a cinch to host company luncheons, conferences (there’s seven breakout and meeting rooms) and the exquisite Pegasus Ballroom packs in the party with space for 225 guests. Its Art Deco style, 18-foot ceilings, luxe chandeliers and LED lighting make for one seriously lasting impression.
Situated on Uptown’s bustling McKinney Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas lays claim to the city’s largest luxury ballroom, measuring 9,450 square feet and for as many as 600 guests. It can also be divided into slightly smaller spaces to custom fit any type of event, while the classic timeless decor provides the ideal backdrop for an opulent wedding scene or professional setting. An executive boardroom is a prime spot for business meetings and small conferences, while various other options include the Arboretum and private banquet halls like the Elm room for a top-notch event experience like no other.
Extravagant European flair and charming Texas hospitality are two of the mainstays that have carried Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek’s impeccable reputation since it opened in the 1980s. The hotel’s first class event spaces boast the 2,232-square-foot Pavilion Ballroom for 250 guests—it can be divided into three separate event spaces—and the Pavilion’s reception foyer, known as the Promenade. Palladian windows with lush greenery and natural light lend a garden-like vibe for lunches, weddings or meetings. Small dinners are best served the Library or the wine cellar, while gorgeous historic private suites entertain receptions of up to 100 guests. Legendary cuisine compliments the hotel’s sophisticated, beautiful and inviting décor.