The Ultimate Guide to Getting Married at The Grand Ivory Texas Wedding Venue: Price, Photos, and Top Vendors
Nestled in the heart of Leonard, Texas, The Grand Ivory Texas wedding venue is the definition of elegance and charm for couples dreaming of the perfect wedding venue. As the search for the perfect wedding backdrops begins, many find themselves asking: What does The Grand Ivory truly offer in terms of price, visuals, and vendors? If you find yourself pondering the same questions, you’ve landed on the right page.
This comprehensive guide dives deep into every corner of this stunning venue, giving you the closest thing to an in-person tour you’ll find before booking one. Alongside photos of the bright white venue, we shed light on the cost, ensuring your dreams align with your budget.
Lastly, to make sure your personal spin is put to this all white wedding venue, we’ve crafted a list of The Grand Ivory wedding vendors to make searching for your team effortless. Let’s dive into the details together and explore all that The Grand Ivory Texas Wedding Venue holds in store for every love story.
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About The Grand Ivory Wedding Venue
Where is The Grand Ivory located?
The Grand Ivory Texas Wedding Venue is located in Leonard, Texas, about 1 hour from Dallas and 1.5 hours from Fort Worth.
The Grand Ivory address: 19611 FM 981 LEONARD, TEXAS 75452.
How much does it cost to get married at The Grand Ivory?
Wedding packages at The Grand Ivory range from $3000-$5000 for 100 guests.
- Exclusive access to the property and grounds for up to twelve hours from 11:00AM to 11:00PM (includes set-up and tear-down time). *Additional hours available upon request
- The Grand Ivory holds up to 275 guests
- (15) 60” round tables
- (15) 8’ farm tables
- 275 cross-back chairs for indoor use and outdoor use
Outdoor Ceremony Site
Loft Portrait Studio
18 acres of exceptional views
One-hour bridal portrait session
One-hour rehearsal prior to event date
On-site parking (Valet option)
String light courtyard
Cocktail hour porch
Additional Tables (cake, gifts, etc.)
Caterers Prep Kitchen
Does The Grand Ivory offer military, service-member, or senior discounts?
- The Grand Ivory does not offer discounts. However, Monday–Friday and Sunday events have a lower rental fee than Saturday events, and are a great way to keep room in the budget.
What’s the closest airport to The Grand Ivory?
The closest airports to The Grand Ivory wedding venue in Leonard, Texas are the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL).
If you have guests traveling internationally, they will need to fly into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). This airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world and serves a vast number of domestic and international flights. It’s located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, making it relatively accessible for guests traveling to Leonard.
Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) is easier to navigate and is a great option for guests traveling domestically.
The Grand Ivory address: 19611 FM 981 LEONARD, TEXAS 75452.
Unique AirBnBs near The Grand Ivory: Perfect for guests
Relaxing Modern Country Getaway
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 2.5 baths
This home is located far enough from the city to enjoy peace and quiet while also close enough to the city of McKinney/Allen for some shopping and dining. You can also enjoy some fun in the sun in the pool as well as cooking on the BBQ grill.
Texas Country Cottage on 15 Acres
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 2 beds · 2.5 baths
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind with a stay at this picturesque 1-bedroom, 2.5-bath cottage in Blue Ridge, TX! Surrounded by lush trees on private acreage, this vacation rental is the perfect spot for a tranquil getaway, whether you take a stroll around the pond, fire up the grill for a home-cooked meal, or enjoy drinks on the front porch. Inside, you’ll find all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay, including a dedicated workspace and a fully equipped kitchen!
Luxurious 4 BR Farmhouse With Private Lake
12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 8 beds · 3 baths
A quick getaway with the whole family at this stylish Lakehouse . Less than an hour from Mckinney/Frisco/Allen with own private well stocked 7 Acre Lake . Luxurious 4 BR home can easily accommodate families with Multiple built in Bunk Beds in kids room . Beautiful lake views in outdoor patio, outdoor kitchen , Fire Pit , can host small get togethers . Relax with your family and watch TV in the large living room with indoor fireplace . Enjoy family meals with well equipped Kitchen and more.
Country Side spacious ranch home
16+ guests · 4 bedrooms · 7 beds · 3.5 baths
36 Acre Texan Ranch, hidden away in heaven surrounded by electric fencing. Property has a beautiful home, pool, outdoor gazebo with barbeque grills for the perfect end to a relaxing day. Additionally, on the ranch, there are 4 ponds with exotic fishes for the kids to enjoy.
Property also has an event venue on the backside.
Planning your wedding at The Grand Ivory
To give you a fuller picture of the property as you go through these next paragraphs, here is a map of The Grand Ivory property.
Getting Ready Spaces at The Grand Ivory
The Bride’s Cottage
The Grand Ivory’s bridal cottage offers a secluded and cozy ambiance, adorned with timeless decor, and is nestled beside the property’s scenic pond. This space boasts a spacious lounge, ideal for you and your wedding party and family to congregate, three dressing stations, an elegant full-length mirror on a stand, a premium half-bath, and a fully-equipped mini bar.
A highlight of the cottage is its pair of French doors leading out to a private balcony with views of the pond. These can be opened to welcome a gentle breeze as you get ready for your momentous occasion. Another beloved detail is the cabin’s front porch, fitted with a vintage daybed, an ideal location for bridal snapshots and event-day photography. The cottage is thoughtfully arranged with numerous photogenic spots, both inside and out.
My personal favorite part of The Grand Ivory bridal cottage is the swing! (See cute photo of my bride and her girls below!)
The Groom’s Cottage
Most venues go all out on a bridal cottage and give little thought to a groom’s room. Lucky for you, The Grand Ivory does things a little differently.
The Grand Ivory’s special cottage for grooms has been crafted to offer the perfect retreat for your groom and his friends. (And great lighting for your photos!) He can kick back and catch a match on the big TV or play pool with the boys before heading out to your first look.
The cottage comes with a complete bathroom and also a wet bar. Positioned atop the estate’s hill, the groom’s retreat guarantees seclusion from the bride and her entourage prior to the vows or first look.
The Grand Ivory Ceremony and Reception Spaces
The Grand Ivory Barn
Perfect for an indoor-ceremony or reception, the Grand Ivory Barn is 6,500 square feet and can comfortably accommodate up to 275 guests.
“The ivory wood paneled walls, ceilings and white washed cedar beams create the perfect blank canvas for you to create your dream event. Four sets of French doors in the barns interior open out to the barns porch, capturing the breathtaking views of the property from every seat. The barn features an entry foyer, caterers prep kitchen and bathrooms for you and your guest.
The Grand Ivory barn was built with love and respect for its surroundings, which is evident in all the small details and customization that was thought of from the ground up. – The Grand Ivory
The Grand Ivory Chapel
The Grand Ivory Chapel can accommodate up to 250 guests. My favorite part about the grand ivory chapel is that it’s indoor-outdoor so if it rains, you don’t have to worry about losing your gorgeous view or making a last minute plan to switch your ceremony indoors.
It’s also got the best view of the sunset for portraits following the ceremony.
The Grand Ivory Archway
Another great ceremony option at The Grand Ivory is the archway. (Photo from thegrandivory.com)
Best Time of Year to get Married at The Grand Ivory Texas Wedding Venue
With the indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, you can get married at any time of the year and know that it’ll be beautiful. The only timeframe I don’t recommend getting married in Texas is early-mid February as we’ve had ice and snow consistently for a few years at that time, making traveling difficult and dangerous. Consider this if you have guests coming from out of town/state/country.
The Grand Ivory Wedding Vendors
Sourcing your own vendors to find the perfect dream team is… dare I say, a little daunting. You have to find a vendor you like, which can take months, and then you have to vet them for credibility and hope they’re available.
While I can’t guarantee anyone on this list’s availability, I can vouch for them being an incredible vendor to work with. Each person on this list I have worked with at least once, if not multiple times.
- Hive & Honey Events (@hiveandhoneyevents)
- Xo Moreau (@xomoreauweddings)
- Honey & Co Weddings (@honeyandco.weddings)
- Maxwell and Gray (@maxwellandgray)
- Morgan Archer (That’s me! The work you’ve seen in this blog belongs to me. Keep scrolling to learn more about what I offer to couples getting married at The Grand Ivory.) If I’m not available for your day, I have a few recommendations I can send your way!
- Tease to Please (@teasetopleasehairandmakeup)
- Krista Ann (@thekristaann)
- Jessica Stoughton (@muah_jessicastoughtonco)
- Designed to Perfection (@designed2perfection)
- Timber Bloom Design (@@timberbloomdesign)
- Remi & Gold (@remiandgold)
- Band – Jordan Khan Orchestra (@jordankahnorchestra)
- DJ – Dom Nagella with LeForce DJ (@domnagella)
- Northmark Films (@northmarkfilms)
- Bessophelia Films (@bessopheliafilms)
Cakes & Desserts
- Cake (@sugarbeesweets)
- Churros (@thechurrofactory)
- Donuts (@funkytowndonuts)
- Cake (@thejennylaynebakery)
Other Vendors to Consider
- Rentals – linens, table scapes, marquee letters @royaleventrentalsdfw
- Beer Burros (Donkeys) (@bigcityfarm)
- Draping (@mayfield_events)
- Strings (@joplinstrings)
Hiring your The Grand Ivory Wedding Photographer
Now that you’ve gotten to know The Grand Ivory, I’d like you & I to get to know one another, too. Soon, you’ll be on the search for an experienced wedding photographer to document your wedding at The Grand Ivory! (or another venue in DFW). I’ve photographed at The Grand Ivory myself and absolutely love it. View my full Grand Ivory wedding gallery or just scroll thorugh the gallery highlights on my website.
How much do you charge to photograph a wedding at The Grand Ivory?
My average booking is around $4500 for photography coverage from getting ready to the final exit. This ensures we can capture all of the parts of your day how they deserve — fully and candidly. While that is my average booking price, I do have dialed back and expanded options as well.
In addition to day-of-wedding photo coverage, I also offer:
- Rehearsal dinner coverage
- Engagement and bridal sessions
- Film photos (the fun, trendy ones!)