This is my favorite wedding filming location in Fort Worth. It offers very unique experiences and moments especially for animal enthusiasts. Staff will take you and your guests from the parking lot to the wedding location in golf carts, so your guests don’t have to worry about walking far in painful heels. Exotic animals make special guest appearances at your reception, and best of all, you use the mini-train as your departure at the end of the reception! Talk about a unique Fort Worth wedding venue! The Fort Worth Zoo has five venue locations on site including Bluebonnet Café and Deck, Texas Wild!, Special Events Pavilion, The Portraits of the Wild Art Gallery and Crocodile Café and MOLA Gardens. You can learn more about each venue below.
This area has both an indoor and outdoor location. The outdoor deck provides the perfect location to mingle with guests after the wedding. This space can host 250 inside and 400 outside – perfect for any size wedding!
This is truly a wild way to celebrate your wedding. Your guests will arrive on train to the venue, then walk through unique spots such as an ice cream parlor, carousel, play barn and wild animals. This venue can house up to 3,000 guests!
The Special Events Pavilion at The Fort Worth Zoo has the potential for you to really make it your own. With an outdoor tent area, you can customize and DIY as much as you want.
Here you’ll be surrounded by artwork by Wilhelm Kuhnert. When outside, you’ll be shaded by the canopy of trees in the Fort Worth Zoo. This area can hold up to 180 guests.
This location provides a super cool view for your guests; they’re able to see an underwater view of the crocodiles, turtles and fish!
My parents were married here a few years before I was born. Since I became a wedding videographer, I have wanted the opportunity to film here, but it has not happened yet (let me know if you’d like to change that!). It is the very last on my wedding venue bucket list.
This place is called an ‘urban oasis’ for good reason. There are two locations on the site – the meditation pond and the active pond. The blue medication pond is a tranquil pond surrounded by tall Cypress trees and walls of gently streaming water. The active pond is a dramatic combination of stone, 38-foot waterfalls and terraces and steps that lead to a pool.
This is truly a hidden Fort Worth wedding venue. Once of the most creative weddings I ever filmed was at the Rose Marine Theater. The couple had a one act play about how they started dating and how he asked her for her hand in marriage! They lit the back of the theater in a way so that the actors playing them were silhouettes. They played a pre-recorded CD of the actual couple reading the dialogue of the actors. After the play, they got married on the same stage. It was a very memorable wedding. Bravo!
The Rose Marine Theater was a movie house that opened in the 1920s in Fort Worth’s historical Stockyards. It has dressing rooms, a full box office and reception area. It is managed by the non-profit group, Artes de la Rose, which makes important cultural and community contributions to Fort Worth’s north side.
This was built as a house of worship in 1911 and was later saved from demolition by a preservation group in the late 1990s. Now it is among one of the oldest and most unique Fort Worth wedding venues. I have filmed many weddings here, it is a gem of Fort Worth’s historic south side. I particularly like the ballroom with the hard wood floors and small band stage. This indoor chapel also has an outdoor courtyard to celebrate with friends and family.
I spent some of my ‘pre-wedding videography’ days here helping out the sound engineer on the weekends when bands came to perform. I also watched movies here back when it was a traditional movie theater. This place has gone through many changes though the years. I really enjoy filming weddings here. There is a lot of history here and it has been restored beautifully.
One of the coolest things about this venue is that it’s really a theatre! You can even have your names displayed on the marquee outside. The Ridglea Theater has a main party room featuring a dance floor and two bars. Let the fun begin!
This 7.5-acre Japanese stroll garden is home to Japanese maples, bamboo and magnolias. You’ll also find winding paths and small wooden bridges centered by a pond with over 1,000 Koi fish. The tea house, and especially the pavilion overlooking the pond, make for excellent wedding sites.
This historic chapel seats up to 200 guests. This is a traditional and historical Fort Worth that makes a beautiful backdrop for a timeless wedding video.
Built in 1904 and restored to its 1912 condition, this mansion is one of my favorite Fort Worth wedding venues. It is very spacious and has an incredible amount of detail. The grand wooden staircase and other woodwork are real highlights of this place.
The Victory Arts Center is a large and open area that’s perfect for any size wedding. There are beautiful and spacious areas you can use to get dressed for the wedding or take pictures!
This venue is located in downtown Fort Worth and truly puts off a Gatsby vibe. You can even rent your linen and use the catering team at Historic 512. There’s plenty of room to host your wedding and reception in one simple spot!
As 809 at Vickery says, “This is where industrial meets elegance.” What a true statement! The spacious front room features a bar, beautiful 14-foot ceilings, and large windows that give you a perfect view of the downtown skyline.
809 at Vickery accommodates up to 150 standing guests and 100 dinner seated guests. You even have the option to do an indoor or outdoor ceremony!
This outdoor venue is decadently landscaped and gives you a breathtaking view. Within the garden, you have a plethora of options for your actual venue. Whether it’s the rose garden, pavilion or the Grove area that you choose, Fort Worth Botanical Gardens provides you with a beautiful venue that can accommodate anywhere from 7-450 people!
These venues are all beautiful. You’ll want to relive the day again and again, so make sure you have your wedding day captured on video! I’d love to video your wedding for you, but if professional wedding videography service is not in your budget, check out my e-book to explore a lower cost DIY friendly alternative.