We know how hard it is to find a good venue rental. That’s why when we discovered Summerfield at Tate Farms, we wanted to shout about the 600-acre property 30-minutes outside of Dallas from the rooftops!
Just as dreamy as the rustic-meets-elegant Rockwall event and wedding venue? The owners are giving away a wedding to benefit the community and raise money for their historic chapel renovation (more on that later)!
Roll into Tate Farms and you’ll be welcomed by gorgeous Texas horse country with perfectly rustic structures including a 3,400-square foot barn the family built with their bare hands.
For more than 50 years, Tate Farms has been a working ranch (it’s home to 200 horses and 150 cattle throughout the year!) and is a place for people to board horses, take riding lessons and participate in training workshops. In addition, the property offers private event space for parties and weddings.
The venue recently added a very unique structure to its portfolio: Smirl Chapel, a 121-year old neighboring church that was slated for demolition when Tate Farms stepped in to save it and transport it to their digs.
“The move and restoration of the church has nearly doubled in cost, so we are finding creative ways to raise money that can also benefit the community,” owner Melissa Tate says.
The restoration will add hardwood floors, white beaded board walls and tall ceilings to create a space perfect for weddings, conferences, workshops, live music, private dinners and so much more. As Summerfield at Tate Farms prepares to renovate their historic chapel, the venue is giving away one free wedding to a soon-to-wed couple.
“The Wedding Giveaway is a creative way to raise money for the renovation of the chapel and gift one lucky couple with a free wedding,” Tate says. “My dream is for a couple that has a truly inventive vision for their wedding win the package, and be able to enter into this new season of their life stress-free.”
The giveaway includes the venue, photographer, catering, full bar, cake, dessert bar, florals, DJ, photo booth and custom signage. Yes, you read all of that correctly.
Some of Dallas’ favorite wedding vendors are part of this giveaway, including local small businesses Crumb & Kettle Bakery and R Love Florals.
To enter to win the giveaway, purchase a $15 entry until Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. (all money goes to the renovation). Guests can register to attend here online; the winner will be selected Sunday at 3 p.m. during the venue’s Wedding Showcase on site that is free and open to the public. For official rules and regulations — and all the amazing details — visit summerfieldtatefarms.com.
Images courtesy of Summerfield Tate Farms.