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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT WEDDING CEREMONY LOCATION

There’s so much to think about with your wedding, from choosing the venue and the dress to the food and guest list. Don’t forget, though, that your wedding is really all about the union of you and your groom. Arguably, the most important part is the ceremony itself, so we are here to shed light on finding the perfect wedding ceremony location for you and your partner! 

We’ve pulled together some of our best thoughts on planning your perfect wedding ceremony after years of watching couples wed. 

First things first, choose the wedding ceremony location.

Your very first step in choosing a venue will be determining if you want an indoor ceremony or an outdoor ceremony.  Most venues have both options (especially as an inclement weather backup plan!), and many couples specifically book a venue for their ceremony site! On the contrary, we often see couples choosing to host their ceremony in a church and continue with the reception at an event venue like the Diamond A. The options are endless to create your perfect day!

At the Diamond A Ranch, couples often choose our venue because of the 200 year old Live Oak trees that adorne our entire hilltop landscape. Our couples have options, option, and more options! We offer 4 ceremony sites to choose from, so there is sure to be one to fit your unique couple’s personality.  

1. Live Oak Grove: 

Nestled under oak trees that date back to the 1700s, Live Oak Grove is on grass, and offers unique lighting through the tree branches.

Depending on the time of year you get married, the oak grove can offer some shade, which can be helpful, especially in those hot Texas summers!

A wedding ceremony under gigantic Live Oak trees at a Texas ranch wedding venue.

2. Stoneway:

Like its name implies, the Stoneway is a beautiful, handcrafted stone walkway and pad that fits the bride, groom, and bridal party. Guests will be seated around the Stoneway in grass.

This location receives direct sunlight, which can be lovely during the winter months and can give an intimate feel as guests are situated around the stone pad. 

An outdoor wedding ceremony on a Texas ranch in Granbury, Texas.

3. The Saloon:

For those seeking an indoor ceremony, The Saloon is your spot! It also offers an outdoor turfgrass ceremony option with views overlooking the ranch’s greenery.

After the ceremony, you can head straight inside to the reception with minimal movement of guests.

The Saloon turf is the only option for a ceremony location if you choose to move forward with Diamond A’s one-day wedding package; we know you will love it, as it is our most convenient site!

An ornate outdoor wedding ceremony with white barn doors and floral arrangements as decor at the Diamond A Ranch.

4. Lake:

Finally, we do have a lake at the Diamond A. Many couples choose to take some engagement and wedding photos here, but smaller ceremonies are also available at this location! This is also a stunning place to take bridal photos before your big day.

Newlyweds holding each other close in front of a lake at the Diamond A Ranch.

What Should I Consider in Choosing the Perfect Ceremony Location?

Your wedding ceremony location sets the tone for your entire day. 

Here are a few considerations that you and your groom may want to take into account to choose the perfect ceremony location:

  • ​Capacity: The first thing to consider is how many guests you plan on inviting to your wedding ceremony. Some ceremony sites can more comfortably accommodate larger numbers of guests than others. 
  • Weather: If the wedding is taking place during a certain season or time of day, consider whether the location suits the timing you are planning on.
  • Aesthetic: Each of the 4 locations have a different look and feel. Consider your style and the aesthetic you want to achieve for your wedding. If you have a specific dream, let us know and we can suggest the location that best matches your vision!
  • Accessibility: Make sure that the location is easily accessible for all guests, including those with disabilities or mobility issues.
  • Privacy: Consider the level of privacy that you desire for your ceremony. If you want a more intimate setting, a secluded location, such as the Lake, may be the ticket! 
  • Amenities: Take into account any amenities that you may need for your ceremony, such as electrical outlets, lighting, or decor. We have lots of options at Diamond A, but some dreams are better suited for certain locations. 

 

Remember, we are here to help! When you book a tour at Diamond A Ranch, we can show you each ceremony site and offer suggestions based on your needs. 

Additionally, with our wedding experience packages, you will have full access to the entire ranch, so you can still take photos in one of these locations and have the ceremony in another. 

We look forward to having you and can’t wait to help you plan the perfect wedding ceremony for you and your man. The beauty is limitless!

Contact the Diamond A Today!