The Old-World Elegance and Artful Flair of a Wedding at the Warwick Melrose Dallas
Nearly a century old and having hosted such luminaries as Elizabeth Taylor, Arthur Miller and Luciano Pavarotti, the stately Warwick Melrose Dallas has long been one of the most desirable addresses—and wedding destinations—in Texas. This eight-story redbrick stunner—with 184 graciously furnished rooms, a grand restaurant specializing in innovative mod-American cuisine, and a legendary cabaret and cocktail bar—is situated in the heart of upscale Oak Lawn, a diverse and inclusive neighborhood known for fine shopping and dining that’s also close to such desirable areas as Turtle Creek, Uptown, and the Design District.
A Night to Remember
With a half-dozen stately yet flexible event spaces, top-notch staff, and popularity with the gay community, it’s no surprise that the Warwick Melrose Dallas has developed into a favorite venue for LGBTQ weddings. Whether you’re planning a small ceremony and dinner for a dozen of your closest friends or a jubilant feast and dance party for 300 guests, you’ll find just the right venue—and a timeless, elegant aesthetic that’s easy to tailor to any theme you can dream up. Intimate spaces include the gracious, second-floor Bridewell Suite, which leads out to a gorgeous balcony overlooking the hotel’s grand entry, while the high-ceilinged Ballroom—with mirrored columns and soaring windows—is ideal for larger receptions. The hotel is also perfect for rehearsal dinners, engagement soirees, morning-after brunches, and other festive occasions.
Photos, clockwise from left: Apryl Ann Photography, Adrian Faubel Photography, Allen Tsai Photography
Dinner and Drinks
Having developed a reputation among foodies for first-rate contemporary American fare at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the stylish Landmark Restaurant can also cater a delicious wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Smoked-gouda biscuits and gravy and crab Benedict are among the favorite dishes in the morning, while later in the day you might consider lobster mac-and-cheese with truffle cream, or a 16-ounce Black Angus ribeye steak with brandied green peppercorn sauce. The hotel’s superb catering team can also coordinate off-site weddings and celebrations.
Regularly ranked among the most memorable bars in Dallas and located just off the hotel’s courtly lobby, The Library offers live cabaret entertainment six nights a week, plus a menu of creative craft cocktails and sophisticated bar food. If you and your wedding guests still have the energy for some late-night dancing and revelry, you’re in luck. It’s a quick and easy one-block stroll up Cedar Springs Road to the center of one of the most vibrant LGBTQ nightlife districts in the country.
The roomy accommodations at the Warwick Melrose Dallas exude vintage charm but also come with all the modern perks required by today’s travelers, including fast Wi-Fi, iHome docking stations, and flat-screen TVs. All rooms have spacious bathrooms with European marble accents, premium bedding, and period-style furnishings. For a special occasion, consider booking one of the hotel’s Deluxe Suites—these 800-square-foot corner units are ideal for entertaining, with their wet bars and spacious sitting rooms, shimmering crystal chandeliers, and canopy king beds with plush Fili D’Oro duvets. Whatever type of room you book, you’ll have access to all of the hotel’s first-rate amenities, including valet parking, 24-hour room service, a well-designed fitness center, and a courtesy vehicle service within a 3-mile radius.
Look No Further
With refined event spaces, a welcoming staff, and sumptuous old-world accommodations, the Warwick Melrose Dallas makes a storybook setting for your wedding. Set in one of Dallas’s most celebrated neighborhoods, the hotel is near the city’s finest retail, dining, and nightlife and convenient to major freeways as well as Dallas Love Field Airport. Find out more about the extensive wedding packages and comprehensive planning services offered by Warwick Melrose Dallas.