Fellow nerds, history buffs, and RPGers: it's that time of year again that you and I both wait for with bated breath. Renaissance Fest season is coming! This means that it's time to start finding that venue that you can transform into a fantasy-filled wonderland with a ton of rented decor and fake bricks, and um, wait a second. If you're in the Dallas area, this is going to be a no-brainer. One of our favorite magical, whimsical, and Medieval-themed venues exists to do all of that for you. Let's see what your fantasy, Renaissance, Game of Thrones, or fairy tale wedding could be if you have it at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas.
Oh, and we've got the biggest discount we've ever featured, totally fit for royalty, just for readers, so stay tuned…
Turn-key weddings with killer themes
Scarborough Renaissance Festival is 16th Century throwback fun located just 30 minutes from Downtown Dallas. Enjoy 25+ stages of non-stop, totally unique entertainment, full combat jousting, birds of prey exhibitions, mermaids, a living chess match, knighting ceremonies, Renaissance music, dancing and more. And you can literally have it as your wedding venue. No joke.
All-inclusive wedding packages range from $900 to $4,700 and can include your ceremony, officiant, flowers, Renaissance-style music, a reception, a royal feast, cakes, and even a Mead toast from the King! You can even grab all your outfits and decor from their artisan vendors to make it a one-stop wedding planning experience.
All weddings include tickets to the Festival for you and your guests so you can enjoy ALL aspects on your wedding day in addition to the wedding festivities.
What details will you have at your wedding?
A gorgeous historical venue
Period music (harps, dulcimers, and minstrels, oh my!), a reserved wedding garden and private pavilion, a gorgeous bouquet, flower garlands — it's ambiance all over the place. Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers themed weddings that can be themed in many different ways: lords and ladies of the court, knights and their ladies in waiting, English villagers and wenches, Celtic, pirates, and tons of other options. You can don your favorite Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings gear, too. Costuming is available to rent or you can wear your own chosen garb.
A pike arch
For a seriously unique photo opportunity after your ceremony, a pike arch for you to walk under is one of those historical touches that totally makes you feel like actual royalty.
A Renaissance-themed feast
Scarborough Renaissance Festival provides a Renaissance feast including the classic turkey legs, rogue sandwiches, chicken-on-a-stake, breads, and other grub worthy of your subjects. You can also snag a pair of limited edition Scarborough goblets presented by a member of the Royal Court and a special bottle of Scarborough Mead with which to toast.
Monsters, dungeons, and knights
The best part? You're at a literal entertainment venue with unlimited fun pre-baked in. Your reception can include shows, musicians, performers, acrobats, comedians, games, shops, and of course, access to some of the best artisan vendors anyone planning a wedding could ask for. The Scarborough Renaissance Festival also rocks a Mythical Monster Museum, the Dungeon of Yorkshire Tower, a petting zoo, archery, jousting, and so many more that will rival photo ops anywhere. And you get to walk around there as the star of the show.
Oh, and check out your fest's special event weekends to match your specific theme. Scarborough Renaissance Festival has a Time Traveler’s Weekend, Celtic Weekend, Royal Ale Festival, Legends of the Seas Weekend, and more for some extra themed adventures.
Save some gold in your purse with this discount
This is the biggest discount we've seen so far from the fest, so now's the time to cash in…
Offbeat reader promo:
25% Off a Royalty Wedding during the 2019 season (April 6 – May 27, 2019) — contact [email protected] and mention Offbeat Bride for all the details and to book your wedding today!
Weddings take place only during the Festival season — 2019 dates Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day Monday April 6 – May 27, 2019.
If you're planning a themed wedding in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival has everything you need to make your wedding seriously magical (and not a Red Wedding, I promise!). Go get your discount, choose all your trinkets and goblets and dresses, and say huzzah to your royal wedding bliss.