Your Wedding at the Historic YWCA will feature:
- Central location in the heart of beautiful downtown Fort Worth
- Longer rental hours. Historic YWCA books only one event per day.
- Open vendor policy. You may select the service provider of your choice.
- Unique way to give back. All proceeds from your rental fee benefit YWCA programs including: Free early childhood education to homeless and impoverished children in Tarrant County, housing stability for women living in homelessness and poverty and financial empowerment services for women and their families.
The historic YWCA building in downtown Fort Worth offers an ideal location to treat your guests to the charm and elegance of an earlier time. This landmark building reflects both the architectural and social character of Fort Worth in the 1920s. Designed by noted Fort Worth architect Wyatt C. Hedrick, the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Great Room, located on the first floor, provides an elegant setting for a wedding ceremony or small reception. It features Spanish Renaissance styling, a beamed and stenciled ceiling of gold, teal and green, ceramic tile floor and an impressive fireplace.
The Grand Ballroom, located on the second floor, offers the ideal setting for a reception or dinner party. The Ballroom features intricate plaster detailing, gold-capped pilasters, arched windows enhanced by gold tapestry draperies, black walnut floor and a wonderful view of downtown Fort Worth. A marble staircase with wrought iron railing connects the upper-floor Ballroom with the Great Room. Elevators also provide access to the Ballroom level. The YWCA facility is handicap accessible.
Capacity: The Great Room seats up to 175 guests for a wedding ceremony; 225 for a standing reception. The Grand Ballroom seats up to 175 guests; 250 for a standing reception.
|Wedding & Special Event Rental Fees|
|Day of Week||Ceremony & Reception||Only Reception or Ceremony||Reception on both floors|
|Monday – Thursday||$1,750||$1,550||$1,900|
|Monday – Thursday||1:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.|
|Friday||1:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.|
|Saturday||Noon – 1:00 a.m.|
|Sunday||Noon – Midnight|
Rental fee includes use of the: * Great Room * Grand Ballroom with stage and sound system * Attractive, portable oak bar * Caterers’ kitchen adjoining Ballroom * Commercial kitchen on ground floor * Elevators for easy access to the second floor Ballroom * Accessible Restrooms In addition, the wedding ceremony rental fee includes: * Set up of the Great Room for wedding ceremony * Dressing parlors for the wedding party * One-hour rehearsal in the facility * Use of the facility for bridal portraits * Use of audio/visual equipment Tables and chairs are provided with set up and break down at no additional fee.
Contact us for more info and to book your tour!
Bridal Portraits: Attention Brides!!! Whether or not you say your vows at the YWCA, you can still reserve our beautiful facility for your bridal portraits. The fee is $150 for 3 hours. Call 817-484-1544 now to reserve time for the most important photos of your life!
For more information on renting the historic YWCA for your wedding or gala event, contact us at 817-484-1544 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Escorted tours are by appointment only. Schedule your tour Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Metered parking for tours is available around the building on Burnett, 3rd and 4th Streets. A fee is associated with parking in the First United Methodist Church lot which is adjacent to our building. Do not park in any lots labeled for the YMCA – they are private lots for members only. The YWCA recommends finding metered parking spaces surrounding the Historic YWCA building.
Special thanks to Nicki Cathro of Cavern Media for being our photography sponsor for the 2012 Women Who Care Share Luncheon. You provided beautiful photos and saved the YWCA hundreds of dollars. Thank you so much!