Mansion Wedding Venue

The Lonestar Mansion is already overflowing with classic Southern charm, but what really helps it stand out as the best Ft. Worth Wedding Venues, is our couples who want to make their event their own! Every love story has a distinctive quality. We love to see how couples personalize our venue, transforming it into a one-of-a-kind space that expresses their unique vision. One area where couples often get creative is the “altar” where they tie the knot. Take a look at a few of our favorite ceremony backdrops so far:

  • Floral Archway: a popular choice, floral archways always make an elegant statement. Adorned with flowers of your choosing, they are easily customized and guaranteed to create romantic setting.
  • Floral Installation: take the archway idea a step further with a unique floral installation. Perhaps you design a fully-covered flower wall, or use organic greenery for a lush backdrop.
  • Hanging Ribbons: Easy and elegant, a hanging ribbon installation allows for plenty of customization. Choose ribbons in your color scheme and create a personalized background that is sure to look amazing in photos.
  • Lighting: let a sparking chandelier take center stage, or use pillar candles lining the aisle for a softer ambiance. You can even pair florals with twinkling string lights for a magical feel!

Mansion Wedding Venue

You can’t go wrong with any of these backdrop choices (or even combining a couple of them!). And each one allows you to tailor the “altar” to suit your aesthetic and color palette. We love to hear about our couples’ unique ideas; along with event coordinators, they are always coming up with something new!

We strive to be the best Ft Worth Venue for couples looking for a timeless event, we hope to host your special day at the Lonestar Mansion.


DFW wedding venueFirst off, congrats on your recent engagement! It’s an exciting time for you! After your proposal you’ve jumped feet first into planning your big day, and it’s all you can think about. Your Pinterest inspiration board is in full swing, and you have appointments set up to see Fort Worth Wedding Venues all around the city. Although this time can be incredibly exciting, let us  be the first to remind you, it’s not all about the wedding day (funny coming from a Wedding Venue right?). It’s about you and your significant other, the love that you have for one another, the marriage you’re creating, and the relationship that you’ll continue to grow.

To help you remember this throughout the process, we wanted to give you a few “engaged” date ideas that you could plan along the way.

  • First Date: Go back to the site of your very first date together and reminisce about the early days of your relationship. Think how far you’ve come!
  • Plan a weekend away: make time for a weekend getaway, before the true chaos of wedding planning sets in. Choose a relaxing bed and breakfast, or an adventurous Air BnB. Keep the wedding talk to a minimum, and enjoy each other’s company in a setting outside your typical busy lifestyle.
  • See where the map takes you: Pull out a map of your city or state, close your eyes, and pick a spot. You can explore a new part of your town together, or even roadtrip somewhere out of the ordinary.
  • Date Night In: forget the hassle of a reservation and create a romantic evening at home. Cook a meal together, whether you try a new recipe or an old favorite. Create a playlist of songs you two love, and set the table with candles and flowers for a romantic atmosphere.

We hope you enjoy your “engaged” date-night, but even more so, we hope you enjoy the wedding planning process. If you’re interested in scheduling a tour at one of the most well-known Fort Worth Wedding Venues, Lonestar Mansion, schedule your tour today!

How to Ask Your Groomsmen

January 28, 2019

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One of the reasons we’re one of the most popular venues in Fort Worth is because of our little secret: the men’s suite. We know how important it is to take care of your buddies and keep your nerve. That’s why we created this list of creative ways to ask your best friends to stick with you on your big day.

Give them a Survival Kit

Weddings take a lot of preparation. Give your friends a heads up with a wedding day starter pack. Include things like a shaving kit, cufflinks, a tie bar, and socks. You can also throw in fun things like a cigar, lighter, bottle opener, knife or an engraved shot glass.

Bottle it up

Have a party full of drinking buddies? Get a miniature bottle of their favorite booze and attach a custom label. The label can have a funny saying or a sentimental note, whatever works best for your friend group. Then you can all toast to your big day.

Prank them

Are you the prankster in your group? If you’re friends love a good joke why not embarrass them at work by showing up with a bouquet of roses and ask them to be a groomsman or better yet get on one knee in front of an audience. You’ll be laughing about it for years to come.

You’ve booked your dream FW wedding venue, and now it’s time to choose your wedding bands. Here are some tips on what to consider.

Narrow Down Your Choices

Narrowing down your ring options may seem overwhelming, but don’t worry. Start by thinking about how you’ll be adding to your engagement ring. Do you want something simple or does your ring need more sparkle? Discuss with your partner if it’s important that your rings match whether that be in metal color or style.

Merging Styles

If you want your rings to match but you’re partner likes yellow gold and you like platinum don’t despair. Considering a compromise. Maybe you choose a band that is a braided mix of metals or you find a style of wedding ring you both like. At the end of the day however, your partner has to wear the ring so it should be something they enjoy wearing daily.

Set a Budget

Most couples spend about 3 percent of their total wedding budget on the rings so keep that in mind when going in to look. If want you want is custom and costs $1,000 more than you’re willing to spend, try and find a compromise. While this is an important investment, it can always be changed or added on to after the wedding or for an anniversary.