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Wedding & Event venue

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"Your wedding venue is more than just a setting; it's the place where lifetime memories are made, so set the date and let your dreams become reality." 

We're so glad you're here!

The idea for The Gardenia was born when we were looking for a wedding venue of our own. We wanted a beautiful place close to Dallas/Fort Worth but far enough away to be outside of the city. Located in Valley View, Texas, The Gardenia is just under an hour away from the metroplex and 20 minutes away from Denton. We have 40 beautiful acres of land set aside for you to share your most important day with your loving family and friends. We want to create a magical experience for you.

The Gardenia Venue has incredible features, like its "endless natural light" gallery windows, a gorgeous one-acre pond, and a contemporary, Insta-worthy aesthetic that creates the most stunning backdrop for photos.

We have space in our reception hall for up to 300 guests for your weddings, formal or casual functions, as well as a variety of locations on the property for special events. Our 20-foot gallery windows, patios, and air conditioned chapel views are an idyllic setting and the perfect back drop for your event. 

Welcome to
The Gardenia Venue

Photography by: Rebecca Tripp Photo

Unique Features

20-Foot Gallery Windows

Our Venue Rental Features:
All Day Rental (10am-11pm)


• Air-conditioned chapel to accommodate 300 guests
• 5,300 Sq. foot reception hall
• 40 Acres of scenic pastures
• 20-Foot gallery windows
• Cross-back chairs
• 10 Signature farmhouse tables & 20 round tables
• Capable of hosting events from 50 to 300 guests
• Setup of tables and chairs
• Outdoor courtyard; perfect space for outdoor ceremonies
• Covered porch
• Outdoor/Indoor bar areas
• Bridal suite featuring a lounge area, hair and make-up stations, private balcony & private restroom.
• Groom’s suite with large TV’s, lounge area, and private restroom.
• Outdoor heaters included
• Arch rentals
• Beautiful pond

*We also offer optional all-inclusive packages as well. 

"Remember tonight.....
for it is the beginning of always."
-Dante Alighieri

Click below for Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us directly to receive information on our rates. We offer peak and non-peak rates for the upcoming wedding season. You may use our contact page to send us a direct message. We look forward to making your wedding dreams come true at The Gardenia!

Reservations are required for individual and group tours. Call or email us and we will be happy to accommodate your request. However, to offer our couples full privacy, we do not offer tours during the day of an event.

Rates & Information

How can I schedule a tour to see The Gardenia?
Reservations are required for individual and group tours. Call or email us and we will be happy to accommodate your request. However, to offer our couples full privacy, we do not offer tours during the day of an event.

What is included in the venue fee when I book The Gardenia?

Once you have decided on your date, you will have exclusive access to the property and grounds for up to twelve hours (which includes set-up and tear-down time). The venue can be accessed starting at 10:00AM to 11:00PM. If additional hours are requested, a $250.00/hr charge will be incurred. We can accommodate parties of up to 300 guests, and we provide you with (20) 60” round tables, (10) 8’ farm tables (300) cross-back chairs for indoor use and outdoor use. We only host one event per day. We also offer optional all-inclusive packages if you would like more to be included though:)

How can I book the venue for my event?
Dates are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure a date, The Gardenia must receive a completed and signed contract and 50% of the rental fee. Discussion of dates does not guarantee a reservation.

Do you offer discounts (Military, Senior, etc.)?
In order to be fair to everyone, we do not offer discounts. However, Monday–Friday and Sunday events have a lower rental fee than Saturday events, and are a great way to keep room in the budget.

Can I host a reception only at the venue? Is there a discounted rate?
We are dedicated to hosting no more than one event per day, and all of our pricing is based on exclusive use of The Gardenia for up to 13 hours. We do not offer discounts for reception only events.

What is the cancellation policy? If I cancel will my deposit be refunded?
Venue reservation fees and all payments made, regardless of due date, are non-transferable and non-refundable if you cancel the event. We highly recommend that in addition to purchasing Wedding Liability Insurance, you also purchase Wedding/Event Cancellation Insurance which would cover any unexpected change of plans.

Booking Questions

Can I set up the day before my wedding or earlier than 10:00AM on the day of?
You will not be permitted to begin set-up the day before your event. All setup will be restricted to the rental period. If extra hours are desired the morning of your event, those can be purchased at $250/hr.

Do I meet with someone prior to the event?
Two check-ins will take place 60 days prior and 15 days prior to the event date via email. At the 60-day meeting, you are expected to provide a full list of your vendors, rough floor plan and timeline. Fifteen days prior to the event, you are expected to provide your final floor plan & final timeline.

Do you offer on-site coordination? Do I need to have a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator?
A Gardenia event manager is included in the venue fee, a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator is not included. The event manager is in charge of overseeing venue related operations for your wedding day from the beginning to the end of your rental time. The venue manager does not take place of a wedding planner or day-of-coordinator. If you need assistance in wedding planning, set up, and coordination- we offer a preferred vendor list that includes a selection of coordinators. The Gardenia does require a day-of-coordinator for all events.

Can we rehearse at The Gardenia?
Yes, the rental fee includes a one-hour rehearsal time. The latest time we offer for rehearsals is 4:00PM. Rehearsal times are based on venue availability. If an event is booked after you have chosen your rehearsal time, the booked event will take precedence and your rehearsal time will be rescheduled. You will be notified as soon as a conflict occurs.

Do you have areas for the bridal and grooms party to get ready?
Yes, The Gardenia venue fee includes the use of the Bridal suite as well as the Groom’s suite on the day of your wedding. The suites can be accessed as early as 10:00AM on the day of your event.

Are we responsible for tables, chairs, linens, silverware or plates?
The Gardenia will provide tables and chairs for use included in the rental price. We do not provide linens, silverware or plates in the standard rental rate. We do offer optional all-inclusive packages if that is something you would like included though!

How do I provide you with a floor plan for my event?
All floor plans are due 15 days prior to your event. After you book with us, we send you an invite with the layout of The Gardenia, using the Wedding Assistant website. This website allows you to customize your seating and table arrangements however you see fit.

Can I hire my own vendors (caterer, coordinator, DJ, etc.), or must I select from a preferred vendor list? If I can bring my own, do you have a list of recommended vendors?
The Gardenia provides a recommended vendor list, but allows the use of outside vendors as well. It is your special day which is why we want you to be able to choose the vendors of your choice.

Can I take bridal portraits at the venue?
Yes, you are given a 1 hour portraits time which is included in your booking. Bridal portraits are allowed Monday's or Tuesday's based upon availability. We do not offer bridal portrait times on weekends due to weddings and Mondays for venue cleanup. We only allow Gardenia brides to take their bridals at the venue.

Can I visit the venue for planning after I book?
Yes, we allow site visits Tuesday-Thursday by appointment only. We do not allow site visits on the weekends to allow privacy for events.

Can I set up the day before my wedding or earlier than 10:00AM on the day of?
You will not be permitted to begin set-up the day before your event. We do not permit items (decorations, rentals, alcohol, etc.) to be brought in prior to your event. All setup will be restricted to the rental period. If extra hours are desired the morning of your event, those can be purchased at $250/hr.

Before Your Event Questions

What are the restrictions on decor? What is the policy on candles?
The only adhesive material allowed on the walls, floors, or wood pillars is stage/drafting/painters’ tape or gaffers tape. All other decorations must be freestanding. You may use candles as long as they are enclosed in glass and the flame does not reach higher than 2” below the height of the glass. Only silk petals can be used for the flower girl to throw in the chapel. No confetti, rice, rose petals, bird seed, balloons, wish lanterns, or glitter will be allowed. All send off items must stay attached to the guests hands.

What is parking like? Do you offer valet parking?
Valet parking is not included in the rental fee. However, you may opt to use one of our preferred valet vendors or vendor of your choice to allow a valet option for your event. Guests will pull into the circle drive located in front of the main buildings and their car will then be parked in the designated lot. Our parking lot can accommodate up to 300 guests. Please be advised, guest are not permitted to leave their vehicles at the venue overnight.

Do you require event insurance?
We require that each of our couples obtain event insurance for $1,000,000 liability, and if you are serving alcohol, you are required to get the additional alcohol insurance. It is a great idea to add on cancellation insurance to cover you in case anything happens prior to your event. This can be purchased through wedsafe.com and typically cost around $175.00.

Does The Gardenia allow pets on the premises?
Your pets are allowed to be a part of your outdoor ceremony and/or cocktail hour, but are not permitted inside the main building.

Are there extras charges for cleanup?
Set up and take down of floors/tables/chairs are included in the venue fee. However, all items and trash brought by you, your vendors, or your guests are to be removed from the indoor space by the end of your rental period. The kitchen and bar should be free of food and beverages and wiped down. You are responsible for making sure that your vendors are completely finished and out by the end of your 13 hour time frame. The Vendors are responsible for removing their trash. If your vendors do not remove their trash, you will be responsible for trash removal. We have 2 on-site dumpsters for your use.

During Your Event Questions

Thank you so much for reaching out to The Gardenia! Send us a note through the contact form to inquire or to schedule a tour of the venue.

We will be sure to get back to you within 24-48 hours. Thank you so much for your inquiry!

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T h e   G a r d e n i a

Wedding & Event venue

775 S Pecan Creek Trail
Valley View, TX 76272