You’ve gotten your engagement ring, popped the question, she said yes, & now you’re looking for a place to tie the knot – look no further, we have the perfect solution! Designed by HGTV’s Leanne Ford, Emerson Venue’s timeless wedding chapel embodies the perfect mixture of authentic style, timeless architecture, and bold design. The pews are original to the chapel, with updated wood finishings to have a more modern feeling, and can set up to 150 guests. Our chapel is also filled with natural light and modern fixtures that keep the ceremonies conducted inside the chapel bright and airy.
Why do couples choose to get married in a chapel?
Churches, mosques, and synagogues are often the first places that people think of whenever it comes to a wedding venue. However, these churches typically don’t have the style that the couple is looking to have on their big day and often can only seat 80-100 guests at most, so if you have an enormous guest list then this may not going to work for you.
If you’re thinking about a smaller wedding or an elopement, most wedding venues are just overkill. Using a chapel as the wedding venue provides all the same amenities as any other church or mosque (such as parking, seating, a specific look & feel to the venue, etc.) but your ceremony will still feel intimate because everyone is in one room together on your big day- you definitely get the aesthetic that you’re looking for as well! Wedding chapels have a great nostalgia to them that keeps them alive in weddings today.
Whether you’re planning your wedding on your own or using a professional wedding planner to help with things, smaller places like the Emerson’s wedding chapel just outside of DFW, in Kaufman, TX, is a great little spot to hold your service. Whether you choose to keep it small & have just the ceremony or if you’re interested in our reception hall as well, we’re positive that you’re going to fall in love with our wedding chapel & its genuine country style charm.
Why does the aesthetic of the wedding venue matter?
Once you choose your Dallas wedding venue, all of the other details for your wedding are going to rely on the venue that you chose. A common mistake that couples make while choosing a wedding venue is to not take into account the aesthetic of the event venue. Choosing the type of venue that doesn’t necessarily have an elegant design aesthetic can make planning for your wedding difficult, as you can’t change the entire aesthetic of a venue without having a wildly extensive budget. Before getting married, you should consider everything that you are looking for in your wedding venue. Whether you’re looking for a reception hall, crystal chandeliers and a dance floor, floor-to-ceiling windows in a grand ballroom, or an outdoor ceremony, taking a look at what your idea of the perfect venue in the Dallas area is as a couple is the most important step in choosing a venue.
Do we have to be religious to get married in a chapel?
No, you do not have to be religious in order to get married at a chapel! However, if religion is important for your ceremony and it’s the main focal point of your event, this wedding venue will still work for you! How you celebrate your wedding day is up to you and your partner, so you can conduct the ceremony or decorate in any way that you see fit!
Is the wedding venue just a chapel?
It’s not! We have a few commodities besides the chapel to make your special day even more special!
The Event Space
The revival of this event center creates a customizable experience for any style, celebration or event. Our classic/modern design provides a variety of spaces for lounging, dancing, cocktails, and more! Specialty dining tables and chairs are provided for up to 200 guests.
The Bridal Suite
This sweet suite will give a bride and her best gals the perfect space and to get ready for a wedding! Not only does our bridal suite include amenities for hair and make-up and dressing room, but brides also have access to a fully styled lounge area and sunroom for a light brunch or luncheon as they get ready for the big moment!
The Groom’s Cabin
This cabin is perfect to give grooms and their best men a space to relax and soak in some quality time before saying “I DO”. Our modern cabin provides an entertaining outdoor area for corn hole and washers … not to mention a space designed 100% for THE GUYS.
The Great Outdoors
We also have a nice area of land! Our outdoor area is in place with your wedding reception in mind. Give your reception the Southern Texas charm of being outdoors with your loved ones in the land surrounding our chapel, event space, bridal suite, and groom’s cabin!
The Emerson is nestled on 16 acres of property that provides the perfect backdrop for your special day! Everything you need is here on the property including the chapel, outdoor space, reception area, bridal suite and groom’s cabin.
Most of our couples take full advantage of our patio space equipped with a built-in custom bar and cafe lights. This area is used for cocktail hours and a large dance floor. Most of our couples rent fun lounges from Coral Lane rentals to add a personal and cozy touch. We also provide 2 sets of black cornhole boards for some fun yard games for your guests. The lights stay up year around and are included in all packages.
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Here at Emerson Venue we also offer day-of assistance, which includes coordinating with your wedding vendors for catering menus, floral arrangements, and photography, among many others. We want to make your big day as stress-free as possible.
Start thinking about vendors, such as catering, or a wedding coordinator!
The Emerson requires that the Client hire or appoint an event planner or coordinator (not participating in the wedding party). This requirement aids in the overall success of the event. The client may forgo the hiring of a professional wedding planner in lieu of appointing a coordinator to supervise and orchestrate personal wedding details, timeline, and vendors.
Check out our pricing guide for our wedding packages here!
Need wedding vendor recommendations?
We have some for you! Being in the wedding industry for over 3 years has been such a blessing and we have created a list of some of our favs! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our vendor recommendations – and we have it all!
Want to check out our wedding chapel?
We’d love to have you at our wedding chapel in DFW!
Our passion in life is to help couples have the wedding of their dreams! Our location has been lovingly curated and updated to be the best wedding location that it can be. As you explore wedding venues and locations, give ours a visit and see if we’re the perfect wedding venue and location type to give you your dream Texas wedding.
Have questions about your reception, overnight accommodations, whether or not you can have a cocktail hour, questions about our indoor and outdoor areas, or anything else to do with our event space? For more information, check out our Q+As here!