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Destination Weddings in Dallas

Words by Jennifer Stein
Photos courtesy of The Sheraton Dallas

The art scene in Dallas is as big as one would expect, I mean we are talking about Texas, aren’t we? The Dallas Arts District is now revered as the largest urban arts district in the United States welcoming over 600,000 visitors each year.

The city is posh and sophisticated too, offering upscale chic eateries, incredible boutique hotels and the flagship Neiman Marcus store. Nightlife offers hipster destinations like Greenville Ave and Deep Ellum featuring live music and emerging visual and creative artists.

After staying in Dallas for a little under a week, I quickly discovered how a destination wedding or honeymoon here would easily meet the needs of any city-seeking couple.

STAY:

The Joule
A luxury boutique hotel property located in the heart of downtown Dallas in the old 1920’s Dallas National Bank building, the space still boasts original doors and gothic structures but has been totally updated with sleek and sophisticated décor, a private collection of art. Even their standard rooms are lavishly appointed, but if you’re going to experience a honeymoon here, their Penthouse is the place to be. Sweeping views of the city through the floor-to-ceiling windows , private kitchen, two outdoor balconies and a master bath that rivals any penthouse in New York City are a few of the stand-outs.

Sheraton Dallas
The newly renovated property just underwent a $90 million transformation and now offers visitors state-of-the-art technology, eco-friendly amenities and plenty of event space for a wedding as big as the state you’re in. If you’d like to experience a rehearsal dinner in true Dallas style, ask for J.R. Ewing’s old office, located in the center tower of the hotel. The size of the hotel (boasting the most rooms in all of Texas) allows for large groups of people to stay together under one roof.

EAT:

Charlie Palmer at the Joule
Offering an eclectic menu of savory combinations such as their caramelized shrimp skewers for starters and the dry aged NY Sirloin paired with spring onion confit and bone marrow ragout for the main course, guests will have a sincerely satisfied palette. 

Dallas Fish Market
Enjoy a menu of modern sushi options, contemporary and stylish décor along with a long wine list. There are also options for the guests who aren’t keen on raw fish such as the American Wagyu Kobe Strip Loin.

Draft Media Sports Lounge
Your mother always told you to never play with your food. That entire concept goes right out the window at Draft. Between the Frito Pie, Bleacher Flat Bread Salads and Tailgate Sandwiches, guests will find themselves breaking mom’s rules.

PLAY:

Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art houses over 24,000 pieces from all of the world ranging from ancient times up to current works of art.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Visitors are lead through the sixth floor of the old Texas School Book Depository while learning of the life and death of one of America’s most famous presidents. 

Nasher Sculpture Center
Not only is the Nasher an amazing place to come and explore different works of art, but it is a perfect place to tie the knot. With an impressive outdoor garden and catering offered by Wolfgang Puck, the property offers a truly unique private event experience.

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