It's never a bad time to throw a party in Dallas, but with so many event venues to choose from, how do you pick the best? You go to the experts and ask the top event planners in Dallas where to find the best venues. While we can’t reveal our sources, we can assure you — these five venues are sure to knock your socks off.
Sixty Five Hundred
With nearly 20,000 square feet of party space, Sixty Five Hundred is the perfect combination of rustic chic meets modern luxury. The building was constructed in 1952 and used as a warehouse by General Electric, but with its 20-foot pine ceilings, stained concrete floor, and open, flowing floor plan, its updated feel means that “warehouse” is the last thing you’ll be thinking when you step inside. Offering in-house furniture rental, a huge prep kitchen, and even interior vehicle access, Sixty Five Hundred provides a wealth of flexibility, no matter what you’re celebrating.
D.E.C. on Dragon
Part glam retro hangout, part speakeasy, and all class, the D.E.C. on Dragon is as impressive as they come. The Design District venue features a 3,000-square-foot rooftop deck offering unobstructed views of the downtown Dallas skyline. Inside, you’ll find an expansive open floor plan full of retro-modern décor and furnishings, with an chic bar to boot. It’s a must-have for hip holiday parties, avant-garde fashion shows, chic charity events, and modern rehearsal dinners. With a professional kitchen, an open reception area, and a state-of-the-art sound system, D.E.C. on Dragon is a favorite among top Dallas event planners and residents alike.
Hickory Street Annex
Receive the star treatment at Hickory Street Annex. They only host one event per day, so there’s zero chance that someone else’s event is going to intrude on yours. With windows on all four sides, exposed brick walls, and views of downtown, this swank urban venue is perfect for book signings, CD release parties, corporate launches, and employee appreciation events. Not to mention that the grounds are beyond Instagram-worthy.
Renaissance Hotel’s City View Terrace
With a whopping 5,080 square feet of outdoor space, the City View Terrace at the Renaissance Hotel is breathtaking. It’s even got a retractable roof, so partying al fresco is possible year round. Enjoy panoramic views of downtown Dallas under the glow of the Texas sky or head inside to the adjacent City View space, complete with a private bar and attractive modern décor. The two spaces are set apart from the rest of the hotel, with guest access via a separate set of elevators and escalators, adding even more privacy to your exclusive shindig.
The Venue at 400 North Ervay
Luxury meets modernity at the Venue at 400 North Ervay. Built in 1930, The Venue features eye-catching architectural details and multiple party spaces for any size group. From a cocktail party in the Art Deco Grande Hall, with coffered ceilings and statement-making pendant lights, to a luncheon hosted in the Court Room, where restored French-painted ceilings and hand-carved wood wainscoting adds a touch of nostalgia, The Venue is sure to satisfy. The Rooftop Garden, with striking urban views, is an ideal option for intimate get-togethers.
CORRECTION: Originally 129 Leslie was on this list, but it is no longer available as a party space. We regret the error.