11 Best Places to Elope or Renew Your Vows Near Dallas

Searching to Elope in Texas or do a vow renewal but not looking to travel too far from Dallas? Check out our list of the best places to elope near DFW. Each of these places is located within an hour from Dallas and offers varying elopement days vibes from inner-city vogue to lakefront hiking! And remember, we are all ordained and can marry you on the spot which makes it a nice inclusive package for your Texas elopement. One of the top questions is how much is an elopement package in Texas cost?

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Located in South Dallas, Cedar Hill State Park is a great place if you are wanting to Elope but don’t want to travel very far. With easy hiking trails and lake access it’s the perfect place for your Dallas elopement. It requires a special use permit as well as a simple day fee of $7 per person. 


Just an 1 hours north of Dallas, Dinosaur Valley is a great place if you are wanting to Elope or renew your vows on the water. Dinosaur Valley is a state park so it does require a special use permit and a simple day fee of $7 per vehicle, super easy. It’s a really unique location with a public access to a rock beach with amazing rocks and caves. It even has an overlook (pictured above) with a small bench nearby. If you don’t mind driving north a little bit it’s one of our favorite locations.


Located in south Ft. Worth Texas, Tandy Hills is an expansive nature preserve with an amazing view of the city in the background. With over 160 acres of land to explore there are great opportunities for a beautiful and secluded ceremony location with really epic views of a sky line. Exactly what you’d see on an elopement pinterest for those who want country not too far from the city. So if the Fort Worth Skyline in the back is calling your name, we know the perfect spot just for you! This spot does not require permits or fees, but parking can be a hassle on weekends so plan accordingly!


Located in the up and coming bishops arts district in Dallas the house of dirt offers a unique urban location to elope with a small ceremony if you are still interested in having a venue but don’t want the full traditional wedding experience. Pricing can start at $366 an hour but the atmosphere is hard to beat! Especially if you want to enjoy a meal with family. This place would be amazing for those of you who aren’t all about the hiking vibes and really enjoy the art/urban feels in your personalities

VENUE 4000

If you are looking for incredible downtown vibes for your Texas Elopement then Venue 4000 is hard to beat. Perfect for small to mid sized ceremonies it offers an incredible 360 view of Dallas Texas. They even offer some incredible catering deals if you are wanting to enjoy some fine dining after your downtown ceremony. Imagine standing here while the golden hour sunlight reflects off the buildings around you! It really does complete the REAL Downtown Dallas Small Intimate Wedding vibes.


If you want to elope at the courthouse, the Dallas courthouse is a beautiful spot to do it. Surrounded by impressive skyscrapers, an ornate building itself, it offers the perfect backdrop for a unique elopement experience. After your quick “I Do’s” we can trot all around downtown for those stellar Dallas skyscraper fun photos to celebrate


The Dallas Arboretum has lots of different places to get married or renew your vows! And with off-season pricing starting at $440 it can be a reasonable option surrounded by beautiful flowers and foliage. Plus some of their packages include chairs, how cool is that? Want greenery, cool! They’ve got you covered. Want water? Awesome, they have that, too!

Hell’s Gate at Possum Kingdom Lake

I know the name Hell’s Gate doesn’t exactly scream love, but it is quite the location! Hell’s Gate is two massive cliffs that act as a passageway into a huge cove at Possum Kingdom Lake. You know, a perfect gateway to have guests down on their boats while you’re up on the cliff, and after you say “I Do” you jump off the cliff just like the daredevils for Red Bull. (I’m kinda kidding?? Maybe? Does that freak you out or get you excited because people actually do this…)

One of the cliffs is the far edge of “Devil’s Island”. If you’re looking for that lake-side summer party scene for your reception, look no further. During the summer the cove fills with boats that anchor to relax and enjoy the water. On the Fourth of July, one of the largest firework displays in Texas is shot of this location. The cove is surrounded by luxurious lake homes, some of which can be rented. Hell’s Gate is definitely an impressive sight.

Come freaking get married on the lake and do stellar sunset photos up on the cliffs of the gate!

The Possum Kingdom Elopements is the perfect fit for couples who want to have a real texas adventure, but with water, boats, and jet skis.

This sanctuary offers everything you need such as airbnbs to get ready at and for celebration, a restaurant on the lake, and the best view for a texas sunset.

We can marry just you two or you can throw a huge party and invite your closest friends and family!


Wanting to do something totally different and unique? Get married at a museum. You can host an event at most of the dallas museum’s. Come and set up a unique tablescape for you and your closest friends, get married in the sculpture garden, and take incredible photos both in the museums halls. Imagine all of this along the sunset beams breaking through downtown.

Want to see one of our favorite hidden gem places to Elope near Dallas?

Bella Donna Chapel

The beautiful stone wedding chapel is modeled after historic buildings in Croatia and makes for a stellar location for a small intimate elopement indoor wedding near Dallas, Texas. We have a whole blog of this location on our website that’s worth seeing. There are amazing stone arches along the entrance path that’s next to an amazing bridal suite. It’s definitely worth booking if you enjoy stone castles. Bella Donna Chapel is a perfect place to elope near Dallas. Check out our sister page for the blog here

Sixty Vines Downtown Dallas Reception Area

Great food and great wine go hand-in-hand at Sixty Vines. They have incredible food and a chic outside firepit dance floor with marquee lights! It’s freaking dreamy. They have valet parking for your guests and you all can eat comfortably for your small intimate wedding in their glass house. After the best dinner you’ll ever eat, enjoy your drinks on the patio with an outdoor firepit. They have an all inclusive elopement package in Texas. Sixty vines is a great place to have your reception near Dallas Texas.


If you don’t mind driving about 4 hours north of Dallas you can elope in the beautiful Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma, with lots of gorgeous spots for a ceremony including a lakeside view, or a mountain top 360 view you are sure to find something incredible. Don’t forget to book your stay in Medicine Park, an adorable mountain town that feels like something out of a story book. 



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