Having a Fort Worth wedding? Want your out-of-town guests to experience the best Fort Worth has to offer? There are numerous ways to encourage your guests to dive into Fort Worth’s rich history and lush art culture while in town! Here are our top recommendations:
Fort Worth Hotels
Where your guests should stay depends on both your venue’s location and preferred driving distance from the venue. These hotels are near PalmWood Event & Conference and downtown Fort Worth:
- Embassy Suites
- The Ashton
- Sheraton Hotel
- Worthington Renaissance Marriott
- The Fort Worth Club
- Fairfield Inn & Suites
- Hampton Inn & Suites
- Omni Fort Worth
- Blackstone Marriott
- Towneplace Suites
Fort Worth Themed Gifts
Consider welcoming your out-of-town guests with a local or regional themed gift! Some of our favorite ideas are Fort Worth brewed liquor, craft beer or a stuffed Molly (Fort Worth’s own mascot)! Or, pay homage to Fort Worth’s college team, the Horned Frogs (which is also a symbol of Texas). Pecan pralines, honey or even a nice package of beef jerky all say Texas. There are so many ways to go big on this theme!
Check out these companies who offer great welcome gift boxes: WellGiftedFW.com, TheWelBox.com or The Detail Department!
Show wedding guests where to visit!
Let your guests know some of the fun places to visit nearby. The Herd at the Stockyards is an obvious choice. The Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum, the Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame and Fort Worth’s History and Science Museum pack a punch and are all within walking distance to the others. Guests could also set aside some time to venture out to one of the top zoos in the nation: the Fort Worth Zoo!
Be sure to check out all the offerings at visitfortworth.com before you make any plans!
Put together an activity.
If you are looking for more intimate happenings, consider hosting a cooking class at local eatery. Call local, well-known restaurants to see if they would host something of the sort, or make arrangements at Sur la Table — their classes are the best!
Since you may not be hosting all the out-of-town guests at the rehearsal dinner, you could host a cookie and coffee reception to make everyone feel included. This can even take place during the rehearsal dinner; ask a dear friend to host it for you! If this isn’t doable, host it after the rehearsal dinner. I bet your hotel will find a space for this little gathering.
The Ale Trail, Fort Worth’s new craft beer tour through town, is another great interactive option. This “trail” is a self-paced tour that can be completed in one day or during a 90-day time period. You get to pick which breweries to tour and get a sample flight at each location.
Hosting a post-wedding brunch is another wonderful activity for your wedding guests. (And we would love to recommend a brunch at Branch & Bird overlooking the beautiful city of your nuptials!) Have your guests share your first breakfast over a delicious brunch with a bountiful buffet of your favorites. Be sure to serve up mimosas and bloody Mary’s, as well as lattes and cappuccinos! What a great ending to an incredible Fort Worth Wedding Weekend!
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