The Olana is one of the top wedding venues in Dallas and really is the epitome of elegant romance! The French chateau-style mansion was built in 2006, but was only inhabited for about 2 years before the builders moved out and left it empty. It wasn’t until 2018 that it was purchased by Walter’s Hospitality (a giant in the Texas wedding industry) and turned into a luxury wedding venue. It’s truly unlike anything you’ve seen before with ballrooms, a large spiral staircase, bowling alley, indoor pool, sauna, private movie theater, basketball court, two story closets, a library and more. It’s truly a sight to behold and a must-see if you’re on the search for show-stopping wedding venue!
As a Dallas wedding photographer that has photographed countless weddings, nothing truly tops The Olana when it comes to luxury. I specialize in colorful, timeless photos, and the Olana is always the perfect backdrop for couples that prioritize sophisticated, timeless photos and who want a more neutral-colored setting to make their colorful florals and decor pop.
Almost every room in The Olana is good for photos, which is a photographer’s dream! But the venue is so large, it’s important to do a walkthrough and have a conversation with your photographer about the top locations you would like photos. Otherwise, you could spend hours on your wedding day walking to all the photo spots at the venue! Scroll down to see some wedding photos taken in the Tea Room, side hallway, entry room and bridal suite! Some other popular locations are the balcony, library and the front steps.
If you’re interested in having your wedding at The Olana, schedule a tour! The staff there is great and always a pleasure to work with. And with multiple locations on site to have your ceremony and reception, both indoor and outdoors, it’s bound to have something you love.
The photos below were taken during a workshop put on by the talented vendors below!
PHOTOS – @madelinecphoto
BRAND/HOST – @waltersweddingestates / @emilychappellphotography
VENUE – @olanatx
FLORAL – @designhaus
HAMU – @teasetoplease
DRESS – @bblewisville
PAPER – @lyonspaperie
MODELS – @darbsss_94 / @james_edward_foster
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