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Vendor Spotlight: Dallas Wedding Venue | La Cour

May 11, 2017

“Vendor Spotlight” is part of a series in which I spotlight and interview local wedding vendors in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex! In this blog series, I feature my favorite wedding industry talent while sharing insider information for couples getting married in the Dallas area. Today’s post features information about a beautiful outdoor Dallas wedding venue named La Cour Venue. Enjoy!

La Cour Blog Feature Title Image with Courtyard In Background

Tucked away in the rural countryside of McKinney, Texas, La Cour Wedding Venue is one of those hidden gems that you can’t help but want to tell everyone about. From the very first time I photographed a wedding at La Cour, I was hooked. The rustic setting combined with the Old World feel of the architecture was enough to sell me on this beautiful Dallas wedding venue, but what really drew me in was venue owner Amy Teague. And trust me – if you are lucky enough to meet her in person, you’ll see exactly what I mean!  She is cool, calm, and collected – which is exactly what  a bride needs on her wedding day when any number of unexpected things can possibly come up.  She is also flexible and accommodating, assisting couples in custom tailoring their wedding day experience to reflect their personality.  But most importantly, she is one of the sweetest individuals I’ve had the privilege of knowing, and I cannot recommend her and her venue enough to couples looking for a wedding venue in the Dallas area!  Read the following interview with Amy to learn more!

Lantern filled with romantic florals and a candle in front of brick courtyard

La Cour Venue is obviously a labor of love – anyone can tell that! Tell me about how it all began!

“Opening a wedding and event venue began as just and idea 15 years ago. When we moved to the Dallas area, we searched for beautiful land that was saturated with trees near DFW, and found our dream property. Designing a lovely venue with several outdoor spaces for entertaining finally began in 2013!”

What would you say makes La Cour Venue different from other Dallas wedding venues?

“La Cour has so many options for creating the perfect vibe! With all of the brick indoors and out, elegant chandeliers & string lights, and trees galore, endless entertaining styles and photo options are available. From simple to dramatic, the courtyard can be transformed into a ceremony space, dance floor with cocktails, or dining at tables. You can bring in food trucks, set up for a buffet, or have caterers serve plated dinners. Guests love the feel of the country setting, and each space feels cozy, intimate and relaxing. The location and uniqueness of La Cour sets it apart from many other venues, and makes it one of a kind.”

I know first hand that wedding venues in Dallas tend to book up really fast. With this in mind, how far in advance would you recommend brides book La Cour for their wedding day?

“We recommend you put a deposit down to book your wedding date 12-18 months in advance.”

When brides book their wedding day at La Cour, what comes with their package?

“Included in La Cour Wedding Venue’s Wedding Package: 12 hrs of property use including all Indoor and Outdoor venue spaces; Tables & Chairs; Glass Vases; Bride’s room; 2 Additional hours of property use for a photo session, 1 hour of Rehearsal time, 1 Security Officer.”

And how many people can La Cour comfortably accommodate?

“The interior of La Cour Venue accommodates 130 guests seated at tables, 150 guests for a ceremony, and 150 for standing cocktails.”

What’s one interesting or unique fact about La Cour Wedding Venue?

“Since La Cour is in the country, we’ve had a few escapee animals from neighboring farms stroll by. Donkeys are the coolest!”

What is your favorite thing about owning and managing a wedding venue?

“Meeting and working with my clients and their families is what I love to do. Their wedding day memories are so important to me, and being able to help them make that day what they’ve dreamed about makes me grateful to be a tiny part of it. My favorite thing is to see people enjoying the moments they have together at the venue. It’s all about the laughter and love!”

Amy, thank you so much for your time! It has been wonderful getting to know you, and I am so excited about many, many more weddings at La Cour Wedding Venue!

The following images are from a styled shoot at La Cour Venue featuring an amazing team of vendors. It was first featured on The Every Last Detail Blog. See below for talent information!

Photography: Emily Chappell Photography
Planning and Styling: Katie Frost Weddings
Venue: La Cour Venue
Florals: Haute Poppies
Cake: The London Baker
Hair and Makeup: WZ Beauty
Dress: Leann’s Bridal
Suit: The Black Tux
Stationery and Paper: Sweet Magnolia Paper
Rentals: Dixie Does Vintage
Linens: AM Linen Rentals

Ceremony set up at La Cour Venue in the courtyard
Bride and groom portraits at La Cour
A bride and groom sitting on the benches behind La Cour
A bride and groom walking together and cutting the cake at La Cour
Courtyard at La Cour Wedding Venue
Headtable and guest table view with lavender and pink set up
Inside Reception Hall at La Cour with a floral and lavender tables cape
Bride and groom inside reception at La Cour Venue featuring soft lavender and pink decor
Bride and groom flirting at their head table
Guest table place setting with romantic florals and glassware
Bride and groom leaning out of window overlooking courtyard at La Cour
Wedding reception decor with lanterns and romantic florals and candles
Outdoor wedding set up with whimsical heart chairs and romantic forest themed florals
Romantic forest tablescape with pink and purple florals and greenery
Close up of bride and groom under veil
Closeup of bride and groom kissing
Closeup photo of groom's hand on bride's back

Are you planning a wedding at La Cour Venue, or perhaps another beautiful Dallas venue? Visit Emily Chappell Photography for details about having me capture your special day!

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