Situated in Hickory Creek along the Dallas-Fort Worth corridor, The Olana recently broke ground on a new addition to its iconic grounds. Called The Olana Design Center, this one-stop-shop destination offers soon-to-weds everything they need to plan a picture-perfect wedding day – from swoon-worthy desserts to gorgeous big-day blooms. But it doesn’t just stop at weddings.
Nestled inside The Olana Design Center, you’ll find two elegant spaces for hosting your next events, whether you’re celebrating a milestone anniversary, throwing a fun-filled bachelorette party, or gathering your most hard-working employees for an incentive event. Here are a few (really good) reasons you should consider hosting your next celebration at The Olana Design Center.
1. Ample and Varied Event Spaces
At The Olana Design Center, you’ll find two dedicated event spaces – both large and intimate – capable of accommodating a variety of events. There are two ballrooms (The Jolie Room and The Versailles Room), micro-meeting rooms, and an outdoor area for mingling with your loved ones en plein air.
The Jolie Room and The Versailles Room both boast a timeless look and a versatile, personalizable space; the biggest distinction between the two is size and capacity. The Jolie Room can host up to 275 guests – a perfect setting for a wedding or corporate event with a longer guestlist. On the other hand, The Versailles Room accommodates up to 120 attendees, which allows for a more intimate celebration.
2. Personalized Packages
From decor and stationery to photography, there are multiple items to check off your checklist when you’re planning an event. Luckily, if you select The Olana Design Center as the backdrop to your big day, you’ll be able to take advantage of the venue’s all-inclusive packages – meaning you won’t have to lift a finger when it comes to finding the right services to bring your vision to life.
No two events are alike, which is why Walters Wedding Estates allows you to personalize its packages. That way, you can focus on what’s meaningful to you and make sure your event is aligned with those priorities. “The possibilities are endless with our inclusive packages that can be customized to fit any vision with the help of our expert planning team,” Walters Wedding Specialists say.
3. Expert Event-Planning Team
One of the biggest perks of hosting your event at The Olana Design Center? Having a team of industry experts and professionals with decades-long experience by your side. “The Olana Design Center is home to the expert vendor teams of Walters Hospitality, giving our busy clients the convenience of being able to plan their celebrations with ease,” Walters Wedding Specialists say.
Planning a wedding? The Olana Design Center’s team can usher in wow-worthy installments, centerpieces, and blooms for an elegant wedding reception. Hosting a corporate gala or award ceremony? Custom linens, decor, and tablescapes can be created to represent your company’s overall branding and color palette. A well-vetted in-house team of DJs, bakers, photographers, entertainment experts, and more are there for you every step of the way.
4. Customizable Menus
Food and beverage offerings are a big focus of any celebration, and every event warrants its own kind of menu and meal style. For example, a corporate gala might benefit from a cocktail-forward bar and hors d’oeuvres or even a buffet-style dinner featuring a wide assortment of delicious fare. For a wedding, you might find yourself gravitating toward a plated, sit-down dinner, with the option for your guests to pre-select their entrée of choice.
“Walters Wedding Estates takes pride in offering a diverse menu from the start, but it takes it a step further with its ability to customize or create new items to fit the culinary vision of the event,” Walters Wedding Specialists say. “Whether it is presentation, recipe, or service style, our in-house team will work with you and your planning team to cultivate the culinary experience of your dreams.”
5. Unique Location
Aside from versatile spaces, an expert planning team, and top-notch vendors, The Olana Design Center also offers an added perk: a stunning locale. Nestled on the grounds of the Olana Estate – an opulent, baroque-style mansion built as an homage to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Paris – the venue sits on 40 acres of breathtaking landscape. Think: lush surroundings, a perfectly manicured lawn, and of course, a fairytale-worthy property.
Once you’re here, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to a remote French countryside. In fact, The Olana’s location and architecture makes it one of the most sought-after venues in the Walters Wedding Estates portfolio. “This venue offers a picturesque backdrop that is hard to beat,” Walters Wedding Specialists say.