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Brides: Best locations for a DFW wedding

We asked, and local brides answered. If we want a place to start to look for a place to have a remarkable wedding, what venue do you recommend?

Top wedding venues by location:

ANNA TX WEDDING VENUES

Barn Hill Vineyard – 11917 CR 509 Anna TX – P: 214-537-1047

River Road Chateau – 5511 CR 424 Anna TX – P: 214-425-4445

CELINA TX WEDDING VENUES

Bill Bates Cowboy Ranch – 5454 CR 126 Celina TX – P: 972-382-4995

Chandler’s Gardens – 7150 CR 206 Celina TX – P: 972-954-7643

Eden Hill Winery and Vineyard – 4910 Eden Hill Lane east of Preston Road Hwy. 289 – P: 214-850-4081

Rusty Barn at The Ranch – 744 Bourland Bend Celina TX – P: 469-684-1801

The Venue at Waterstone – 10455 CR 133 Celina TX – P: 214-444-0008

FAIRVIEW TX WEDDING VENUES

NOAH’S – 351 Southwind Lane – Fairview TX – P: 469-600-8421

FRISCO TX WEDDING VENUES

Fairy Tale Manor – 10865 Preston Road Frisco TX – P: 214-624-5180

Frisco Heritage Center – 6321 Paige Street – Frisco TX – P: 972-905-4985

Magnolia Terrace –6910 Pecan Street Frisco TX 75034 – P: 214-872-1947

Stonebriar Country Club – 5050 Country Club Drive Frisco TX – P: 972-375-9571

The Vine in Frisco TX – 8849 Carroll Circle Frisco TX – P: 469-751-8463

Verona Villa – 6591 Dallas Parkway Frisco TX – P: 972-837-8034

MCKINNEY TX WEDDING VENUES

Bella Donna Chapel – 6641 Mediterranean Drive McKinney TX – P: 972-836-7718

Bingham House – 800 South Chestnut Street McKinney TX – P: 972-529-1883

Chestnut Square Historic Village – 315 South Chestnut Street McKinney TX – P: 972-562-8790

Cotton Mill – 610 Elm Street across Hwy. 5 from downtown McKinney TX – P: 972-838-7558

D-Vine Grace Vineyards – 3747 Grace Ranch Trail McKinney TX – P: 214-450-6837

Eldorado Country Club – 2604 Country Club Drive McKinney TX – P: 972-529-6779

Gather in Downtown McKinney TX – 207 East Virginia Street McKinney TX – P: 972-548-8882

Grand Hotel and Ballroom – 114 West Louisiana Street McKinney TX – P: 214-726-9250

Heritage Ranch and Golf Country Club – 465 Scenic Ranch Circle McKinney TX – P: 972-886-4700

McKinney Performing Arts Center – 111 N Tennessee Street in Downtown McKinney TX – P: 972-547-2650

Mitas Hill Vineyard – 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane McKinney TX – P: 972-316-7991

Myers Park and Event Center – 7117 CR 166 McKinney TX – P: 972-548-9742

Piazza on the Green – 6200 TPC Drive McKinney TX – P: 214-383-2500

Rock Creek Ranch – 4934 FM1461 McKinney TX – P: 469-742-9847

RoseMary Barn – 2929 CR 338 McKinney TX – P: 972-249-7218

Stonebridge Ranch Country Club – Dye Course: 7003 Beacon Hill Road and Hill Course: 5901 Glen Oaks Drive in McKinney TX – P: 972-529-5993

Surrey House and Gardens – 312 South Tennessee Street McKinney TX – P: 972-727-0709

The Sanctuary Music and Events – 6633 Virginia Pkwy #102 in Adriatica McKinney TX – P: 972-540-9293

MELISSA TX WEDDING VENUES

The Bird’s Nest – 1 Country Ridge Rd, Melissa TX – P: 214-385-7768

NEW HOPE TX WEDDING VENUES

Stone Crest – 160 Rockcrest Road in New Hope near McKinney TX – P: 972-544-6848

PARKER TX WEDDING VENUES

Cross Creek Ranch – 3406 Dublin Road – Parker TX – P: 972-221-0167

Southfork Ranch – 3700 Hogge Drive east of U.S. 76 in Parker TX – P: 972-442-7800

PLANO TX WEDDING VENUES

34 Events Downtown Plano Historic Event Venue – 1017 East 15th Street Plano TX – P:  469-885-1849

Crystal Banquet Plano – 6300 Independence Parkway – Plano TX – P: 972-491-6880

event1013 – 1013 East 15th Street Plano TX – P: 972-890-7970

Reflections on Spring Creek – 1901 E Spring Creek Parkway east of U.S. 75 Plano TX – P: 972-633-9595

Rooftop Event Spot – 1000 14th Street #400 – downtown Plano TX – P: 972-423-5535

PRINCETON TX WEDDING VENUES

1899 Farmhouse Wedding Venue – 7450 FM982 across lake from Lucas TX on 546 and south of Hwy. 380 down 982 in Princeton TX – P: 469-212-6975

PROSPER TX WEDDING VENUES

3R’s RANCH – 1695 Coit Road Prosper TX – P: 972-762-3117

RICHARDSON TX WEDDING VENUES

Canyon Creek Country Club – 625 West Lookout Drive Richardson TX – P: 972-231-1466

Richardson Woman’s Club – 2005 North Cliffe near Sherrill Park GC in Richardson TX – P: 972-238-0841

ROCKWALL TX WEDDING VENUES

The Castle in Rockwall -2071 Clem Road north of Interstate-30 Rockwall TX – P: 469-702-1222

THE COLONY TX WEDDING VENUES

Chapel at Ana Villa – 5921 Stonecreek Drive The Colony TX – P: 972-624-8017

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AUBREY TX WEDDING VENUES

The Grove in Aubrey TX – 6100 Wildcat Road Aubrey TX – P: 214-695-7874

CARROLLTON TX WEDDING VENUES

The Windsor at Hebron Park – 3016 E Hebron Parkway Carrollton TX – P: 972-306-3300

VALLEY VIEW TX WEDDING VENUES

Tower Oaks Haven – 528 North Shore Lane – Lake Ray Roberts in Valley View TX – P: 940-580-2709

WHITEWRIGHT TX WEDDING VENUES

Best Day Ever Ranch – 5927 Rose Hill Road, east of 75 and west of 69 north of 121 in Whitewright TX – P: 903-546-6424

Notable: No venue made this list if surveys includes more than one bad wedding experience. We did not list all local area wedding venues.

As a disclaimer, had our wedding at the former home of Audie Murphy in Addison at Dovie’s Restaurant, which held court south of Belt Line Road and west of Midway Road for a long time back when Addison was about as far north as Dallas went.

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Thanks to all the city employees and plumbers who answered the call when an overwhelming number of pipes burst during the Winter of 2021.

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Plano TX: No water?

If you are a Plano resident without water, visit one of the City of Plano recreation centers. Any resident who wants to shower can come in and use the locker rooms and showers free of charge.

Guidelines:
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  • Face masks required
  • Check in at the front desk and show your license to verify residency
  • Staff will take down your name, address and phone number and time of check in
  • Stop by the front desk to check out when you are done using the facility
  • Bring personal toiletries (towels, wash cloths, shampoo, etc.)
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Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Snow day: Two coyotes on the golf course at Stonebridge in McKinney Texas – Photo video credit @andersonteebox

Coyotes on the course around 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at Stonebridge @andersonteebox

Photo: Anderson Golf
Photo: Anderson Golf
Photo: Anderson Golf
Photo: Anderson Golf @andersonteebox

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Aerial view of Stonebridge Ranch

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Music: Frisco ISD all-state performers

Texas Music Educators Association Texas All-State Music Ensembles:

Fifty-five Frisco ISD high school students have advanced through the highly competitive audition process to become members of one of the elite Texas Music Educators Association Texas All-State Music Ensembles.

In a rigorous process that started in August, these 55 students rose to the top of the Region 24 All-Region auditions and were soon among the top-ranked students who advanced to the Area level. 

At each phase of the competition, these students faced new challenges and opportunities for growth, including a virtual audition and submission process.

The entire audition process is extremely competitive and the commitment of these students is impressive. Less than three percent of the students that began this process in August have been selected as an All-State musician.

Pete Hazzard, Frisco ISD’s managing director of Fine Arts, said: “Music making at the highest level is the result of hard work, determination and grit over an extended period of time, all while being supported by great educators. These student performers are among the best in the country being named as a TMEA All-State musician. This is a recognition of the highest caliber, and Frisco ISD is proud of all of these wonderful musicians and their incredible teachers.”

Frisco ISD congratulates the directors and their students listed below who were selected as Texas All-Staters, the highest individual accomplishment a music student can achieve. 

All-State Band

Sonakshi Bhatia, Bassoon – Wakeland
Krista Caparas, English Horn – Liberty
Eujin Chung, Flute – Liberty
Mia Cotton, Flute – Independence
Hannah Dryden, Horn – Lebanon Trail
Chloe Ellis, Trumpet – Wakeland
Jim Fang, Alto Sax – Reedy
Josh Graves, French Horn – Liberty
Adarsh Javvaji, Clarinet – Liberty
Nicole Johnson, Clarinet – Liberty
Josh Jung, Oboe – Centennial
Lily Kern, Horn – Heritage
Jacob Leach, Bb Clarinet – Independence
Hannah Lenn, Flute – Liberty
Landon Murr, Bassoon – Lone Star
Olivia O’Brien, Piccolo – Liberty
Paul Park, Clarinet – Centennial
Calvin Sall, Clarinet – Reedy
Abbey Summers, Oboe – Wakeland
Olivia Thomas, Piccolo – Lebanon Trail
Jeffrey Wang, Percussion – Liberty

All-State Choir

Megan Guidry, Soprano 2 – Liberty
Chaya Ranganatha, Alto 1 – Centennial
Mark Ford, Bass 1 – Frisco

All-State Jazz

Jacob Ogbu, Trombone – Lone Star
Garrett Hilburn, Alto Sax – Lebanon Trail
Bradley Buss, Tenor Sax – Lebanon Trail

All-State Orchestra

Sarika Ahire, Harp – Centennial

Colin Cha, Cello – Independence
Nandika Chirala, Violin – Liberty
Jacob Choi, Viola – Liberty
Yejin Choi, Violin – Centennial
Amy Danjul, Violin – Independence
Julia Johnson, Violin – Liberty
Urja Joshi, Harp – Liberty
Jaewoo Kang, Violin – Independence
Simone LeFavour, Viola – Independence
James Li, Cello – Frisco
Matthew Li, Cello – Independence
Jasmine Liew, Harp – Independence
Wiley Liou, Viola – Lebanon Trail
Willa Liou, Viola – Lebanon Trail
Giselle Menezes, Harp – Liberty
Christopher Minn, Harp – Lebanon Trail
Ananya Nair, Violin – Reedy
Dennis Park, Viola – Centennial
Diego Patiño, Bass – Independence
Finnegan Powers, Bass – Heritage
Yee Hong Pua, Cello – Lebanon Trail
Tom Punnen, Cello – Liberty
Jase Smith, Bass – Heritage
Danielle Yoon, Cello – Independence
Erin Yoon, Violin – Independence
Jayna Yoon, Violin – Liberty
Nathan Zhou, Harp – Centennial

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