When choosing a ceremony site, reception venue, or getting-ready spot, there are lots of factors to consider—proximity, amenities, and price among them. But don’t forget to consider its photogenic qualities, too. When it comes to photo opps on your big day, these six venues have undeniable aesthetic appeal.
Courtney Scott and Austin Klinger
October 17, 2020
The Venue: Hall Arts Hotel
Why we love it: Turn your wedding photos into a work of art! The Hall Arts Hotel takes its location in the Dallas Arts District seriously, with original artwork in every common space, hallway, and guest room. This suspended piece by artist Lava Thomas is entitled “Resistance Reverb: Movement 1.”
Taylor Martin and Ben Nyamaah
August 7, 2021
The Venue: Renaissance Plano Legacy West Hotel
Why we love it: This soaring installation of origami longhorns makes a stunning backdrop with a uniquely Texan touch. Situated above the landing of the reception area’s floating marble staircase, the white steers and neutral wall and flooring look crisp, modern, and clean.
Giang Nguyen and Tyler Jones
May 30, 2021
The Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens
Why we love it: In addition to Texas Discovery Gardens’ expansive grounds, the onsite Butterfly House and Insectarium provides another lush (and better yet, weatherproof!) option for your big day portrait sessions.
Alexandra Anderson and Timothy McEuen
October 3, 2020
The Venue: Le Méridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh
Why we love it: Talk about timeless! Though recently renovated, this historic hotel still boasts nods to its 1920s origins, like the 11th-story penthouse, which includes this library area that once belonged to the building’s owner.
Emma Gabel and Kyle Gabel
April 16, 2021
The Venue: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Why we love it: It’s no wonder Emma and Kyle Gabel chose the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for this anniversary shoot—done in lieu of a Covid-era engagement session—with its expansive sightlines, manicured hedges, and reflecting pond.
Leann Keach and Robert Bender
October 2, 2021
The Venue: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Why we love it: Eye-catching photo opps are par for the course at The Modern, and rotating exhibits mean your photos won’t look like anyone else’s. This sculpture, entitled “Ladder for Booker T. Washington,” is part of the permanent collection.