2022 Wayside Trail McKinney, TX 75071

 More than just a place, this was total peace of mind

Avalon Legacy Ranch was an amazing venue. We felt like we had gone completely to rural Hill Country Texas, yet we were only about 8 miles outside of McKinney! The setting is casual elegance and natural beauty! Debi Ladd created this place and the structures, the landscaping, and the ambiance and it is a totally wonderful harmony!
The chapel is glorious— it is an open air structure has stained glass framing the natural elements, a beautiful chandelier, as well as old-fashioned church pews set on lush green grass. It is set back in a wooded enclave with a wooden bridge and stone walkways leading to it from the main house. Such a beautiful, peaceful, lovely place to begin my daughter’s marriage!
The facilities for the reception were awesome! There is a HUGE covered deck and it accomodated over 120 very comfortably. The tables and chairs are there so that was one detail we didn’t have to arrange, which was very nice. The dance floor and the catering were all there on this deck as well, but no one felt cramped and everyone could converse at their tables easily. It was a fabulous environment for the celebration party of the wedding.
Prior to the ceremony, the ‘Bridal Suite’ and the ‘Groom’s Room’ were fun, super accommodating, lots of space for all to get ready… and great backdrop sets for some candid and posed pre-wedding photos!
The very large open-floor plan house itself, which was also available for the guests was elegant and inviting. It really was the best of both worlds— the intimacy of an “at home” wedding with the accommodations of a large venue. The three beautifully landscaped gazebos also had seating which some of the guests really enjoyed.
One fabulous feature of Avalon Legacy Ranch was the courteous and complimentary parking attendants. These two young gentlemen graciously helped guests park and drove formally dressed guests to the venue, so they didn’t have to walk a long distance. That was a huge asset for women in heels as well as elderly guests, for whom walking is a challenge. This is a most thoughtful and considerate and unique feature of this place.
Ms. Ladd, the visionary owner and operator of Avalon Legacy Ranch was beyond accommodating to us. Her insights and gracious hospitality and kindness conveyed to the atmosphere of the wedding experience itself— there is a lot of stress and details to be handled at a wedding and Debi didn’t add stress, but, worked with me, as Mother of the Bride, to not worry a bit about the place or the expectation of what would occur there. Her ‘all in one’ pricing was generous, especially for the Dallas area.
This place is a great value and a real bargain and I would imagine will be solidly booked for years to come!
We looked at dozens of venues, and Avalon Legacy Ranch was a real dream come true for us. It fulfilled every hope we had for a pleasant and hospitable and beautiful place to host a wedding at a very affordable price! Thank you, Debi, and Avalon Legacy Ranch, for a fantastic experience!
Service – 5 star
Quality – 5 star
Value – 5 star