Heard-Craig Center For The Arts

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Starting at $1,941 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $1k for 50 Guests
Starting at $1k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 150

Starting price

2K$ to start

Peak Season



Carriage House
Carriage House


Historic/Landmark Building
Event Center


The Heard-Craig Center For The Arts garden is an enchanting setting to host your special outdoor wedding ceremony (up to 150). Our Historic Carriage house is ideal for a small (up to 50 people) indoor ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner or wedding shower. In our Main Museum (a historic residence built in 1900), we host elegant Bridal Teas for 12-20 people. Enjoy a full high-tea in the dining room and then open gifts in the elegant front parlor or library. Extraordinary, elegant, exceptional! With a gazebo, fountains, and gorgeous garden urns, this picturesque venue will surely create an impression on all your guests! With room for personalization, you can choose the tone and atmosphere of your big day. The Heard-Craig Center For The Arts would be honored to help you create memories!

Venue Notes

The fee for a "ceremony only" in the Garden is $800 for up to 50 guests. Additional chairs are available for $3/chair for up to 150 guests (outdoor ceremony only). For a small indoor ceremony in the Carriage House (for up to 50 guests), the fee is $800 for up to 6 hours. The rental fee for both a Garden ceremony and a Carriage House reception for 6 hours of rental time is $1600 (for up to 50 people). Additional hours are available, please inquire directly with the venue. - You may provide linens of your choice or rent from the venue. - You may select the caterer of your choice or we would be happy to recommend local catering venues. - No alcohol or open flames allowed on the property.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Complimentary bridal suite
First United Methodist Church right across the street
From Thanksgiving to Jan 1st, the downtown is beautiful lit in twinkle lights
Full kitchen facilities
Groom's Secret Garden
Large parking lot
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Located 20 steps from the downtown McKinney Square
Outdoor lighting
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
The Grand Hotel in downtown McKinney is within walking distance
Venue set up and clean up


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Approved outside caterer allowed- BYO alcohol- Beer and wine only- General liability insurance required- LED candles only- Music must end by 11:00PM- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- No smoking