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Personal Venue Tour

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Mediterranean Villa is now open for your personal venue tour! In order to follow social distancing guidelines, tours are by appointment only, and a face covering is required by Tarrant County. To schedule your tour, please give us a call at 817-557-2700, or email us at

During your personal, 1-hour tour, an event coordinator will meet with you to show you the venue and help you create a vision for your special event.

Even if you are still sheltering at home, the power of technology keeps us connected. You can take advantage of our virtual tour by clicking on the virtual tour link below. This allows you to “walk” through our venue from the comfort of your own home.


Virtual Tour

If you would like to receive a quote after your virtual tour, fill out out our information request here.



We look forward to meeting with you and showing you our venue!






Celebrate the Class of 2020

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Its time to celebrate the Class of 2020. Congratulations!



Celebrate the Class of 2020

The class of 2020 has is graduating during unprecedented times, and these times will be the ones you remember forever. Just a month ago, a graduation celebration seemed almost impossible. Social gatherings were limited to 10 people or less, or they were banned all together. Thankfully, Gov. Abbott released new regulations for social gatherings effective May 5th which allows Mediterranean Villa to host receptions with up to 75 guests in our Grand Ballroom.


In order to help you continue with your graduation celebrations, we are offering booking specials for Graduation parties in June for up to 75 guests:

Celebrate the Class of 2020

Venue Rental: $2,000 off on Saturdays, $1,500 off on Fridays or Sundays

Buffet: $26.50 per person (includes bread, salad, two entrees, two sides, plates & silverware, table linens & napkins, event captain, and wait staff).

Venue Coordinator

Complimentary Centerpieces

Complimentary uplighting 

Dates are subject to availability, and specials will expire May 31, 2020. Please reach out to us at 817-557-2700 or for more information.

You can also submit an inquiry here.

Unique wedding favors

Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Unique Wedding Favor Ideas


Although your wedding day is all about you, you know that you could not be where you are without the love and support of those around you. Many clients ask if they should or shouldn’t give out unique wedding favors. To be honest, it’s all up to you! No matter your choice, your guests will still leave happy and excited for YOU, whether or not you gave them a wedding favor.

Do you want to hand out unique wedding favors? If so, make sure you include this in your budget and have an idea of how much you are wanting to spend on your guests. If money isn’t a problem and you’re goal is to go all out – do it! Maybe you are more on the frugal side – not a problem! You can always use your send off idea as your favor as well! There are many options out there to meet your wants or needs when it comes to thanking your guests for the support they have on your big day. Mediterranean Villa will gladly help you set up those gifts at each setting, or we can hold on to them until the end of the night. It’s your day and we are here to help you in any way that we can. 


Here are 48 unique wedding favors that your guests will end up thanking YOU for:


Unique wedding favors for the kitchen:


  • Tea Towels

Tea Towels

Love begins in the kitchen. Have your guests hang your personalized tea towel on their stove to remind them of your big day as they cook up their favorite meals!

Cocktail Shakers

Your family can break out those shakers on their special nights of fun and relaxation while thinking of you!

Garden Seeds

“Let Love Grow” in your hearts and their gardens!


Nothing says “I Love You” like a hug in a mug!

Olive Oil/Rosemary Oil

“Olive You!” With this personalized gift to get people really cooking for love!


“It’s about time! Drink UP!” No on want’s a warm drink in hand! 

Recipe booklets

Why not wow your guests and their appetites with your favorite home cooked meals? Recipes are special because they help you think of loved ones and your own recipes could become their family traditions for years to come!


“The Perfect Match” does exist with this personalized and useful wedding favor!


Unique wedding favors- Food:


  • Doughnuts



“Donut Mind if I DO!”


Fill up your decorative boxes, tins, bags, or tubes with your favorite candies by the bride and groom!

Candied Apples

This non traditional wedding favor is great for fall weddings, carnival themed events, and all parties that bring out a little kid in all of us!


Don’t need to blue monster to chow down on this idea! It’s a great treat for those who aren’t big cake eaters or an on the go midnight sweet!


Are you unique and love sweet romance? Go to macaroons to help say thank you to your loved ones!


The Action. The Romance. The Entertainment! It’s all said with popcorn! This option gives you many different ways on how you want your guests to receive this fun loving snack! You can either pre bag it, jar it, keep it unpopped, add some flavors, or do all the above and make it a station!

Maple Syrup

Perfect for the brunch hours or breakfast loving bride and grooms that guests will really “stick” to. 

Monogrammed coke bottles

Coke always tastes better out of a bottle. It’s science! But not as bubbly as your monogrammed designed labels to really match your unique gift!

Mini Hot Sauce Bottles

Spice things up with this idea! It will go along perfect for those who love to bbq or if you’re wanting that bbq style served at your wedding!


You were always “mint to be”! Say it with traditional mints in either candy form or with gum!

Hot Cocoa Mixes

Who doesn’t love a great cup of Hot Cocoa? Say thank you in the most delicious way! What’s great about this gift is the way you package it! Let your creativity flow in your personal way! 


“Spread the Love” with this fall inspired idea that your guests are sure to love in all ages!



Unique wedding favors that double as send-off gift: 


  • Handkerchiefs



To catch those tears of joy as you walk down the aisle, hear those choked-up toasts, and send you off on your magical day. 

Mini Lanterns

Place these on the tables before your guests arrive to help them find their seats! This ideas is great for around the house decor, a nigh light, or help you send off in a fun and whimsical way! Not to mention, they are great for centerpiece decor as well! 


Unique wedding favors- On the Go:


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    Key Chains

Key Chains

To help keep your families things together like they have helped you keep yours! 

Luggage Tags

Don’t let them leave without you! 

Tote Bags

Remind them of “The Best Day Ever” on the go or wherever life takes them!

Flip Flops

Allow your guests to kick off those heels and put on those crazy dance shoes to really bust a move at your party!

Personalized Throw Blankets

“To have and to hold in case you get cold.” This is the most perfect gift for those who are wanting winter themed event! Who wouldn’t love a blanket to keep them warm on any day of the week?


Unique wedding favors- Art:


  • Pressed Flower Frames


Pressed Flower Frames

Help your guests find their seat in one of the most unique ways yet by pressing flowers into a glass frame and writing your guests name on it for a beautiful gift for them to bring home and hang on the wall. 

Temporary Tattoos

Are you and your significant other into tattoos? Are you a tattoo artist yourself? Want to feel like a kid again? Whatever the reason, your guests will love to get themselves a temporary tattoo to commemorate your big day! 


Have an obvious artistic side? Want to bring that art to life? Make small canvas art for your guests to take home! You can either personalize their names for seating arrangements or make it fun  and do abstract and have your guest decide what style they want to bring home!



Unique wedding favors- Music, Games & Relaxation


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Add lace, ribbon, monograms, or sparkles to this idea and have your guests make their own music as they celebrate your big day! 

Guitar Picks

Play the guitar, bass, ukulele, or just in need of a guitar pick for your home band?! Help your guests know that through everything, “I pick you”! 



Poker chips

Betting on all odds and still come out as a winner? Take your Vegas themed, game inspired, all fun wedding and really personalize it with poker chips! Can’t beat that! 

Deck of cards

“Go Fish” elsewhere because you are “All In”! Take game day up a notch and remind your family when you got hitched by getting them a deck of playing cards! 



Bath Salts

This idea is fun and super clever! Just fill a jar up with Epsom bath salts, drop a few scented oils, and add your favorite dried flower for those who need a relaxing time after hitting that dance floor all night! 


“Love is in the Air!” Create your favorite potpourri smell and have your guests bring it to their homes! Every time they smell that scent, they will think of you and the amazing time they had on your big day! 


A simple thank you that all people love! This idea has been a tradition for ages!

Mini Candles

Have your family take the romance home by sending them off with a candle! They will love to smell its’ fragrance long after your day and the irredescent glow will inspire some love on their own! 

Sleep masks

If you expect your party to go all night long and well into dawn, sleeping masks will be your best bet to help your guests sleep off that crazy night during the day! 



Unique wedding favors- Simple, Personal, and Inspired by Nature


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    Succulent Plants


Succulent Plants

Succulent plants are becoming steadily more popular! This gift is great to have preset at the table if you are having a more simpler, nature inspired theme. They will really give your centerpieces and table arrangements a pop! And what’s great about giving them as gifts? Even your non-green-thumbed friends can handle a succulent! You only need to slightly water them once a month! 


Having an outdoor wedding ceremony? No worries! Have your guests be prepared and stylish with your personalized sunglasses! No squinting to see you both get hitched! 


Ceremony outside and afraid of the heat? This is Texas anyway. Keep your guest cooled by offering fans before your ceremony. This will add color to your photos and help your guests be more comfortable during your nuptials. 


Already know you will be going all out on the floral department? Have your guests take some flowers home and offer a vase for them to fill out of the centerpieces. This will be less clean up for you and less over crowding flowers in your home! 



Personalized Thank You note

Keep it simple by printing a personal thank you from the bride and groom! If you know your guests and are afraid your gift may end up in the trash or the back of most cars; lost and forgotten, just write them a thank you not and preset them at the table. This will bring color into the room and on your tables as well as help your theme while also keeping your day personal! 

Donation to Charity

Still want to give something but have no idea where to begin? Why not donate that portion of the budget to a charity? Let your guests know that you were thinking of them but instead donated to help a cause on their behalf. Although getting sweets or a keychain would be an awesome gift to remember you by, your charity of choice would be more blessed and thankful of this generous gift. 


Whatever your style, budget, or idea of how you want your day to be – we hope that this extensive list of unique wedding favors helps!

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Your wedding is here and you want to make sure you get every detail crossed off your large list – including your dramatic exit! Are you stumped on the best ideas for your wedding send-off? Your wedding send off will be the last thing your friends and family will remember about your night, and the pictures and videos will last a life time! Whether you love the flair, or you’re more low-key, we have a send off idea to fit your style and theme.

We live in Texas – the greatest state around! We have the beautiful weather, the most diverse communities, and the biggest dreams of how we want our weddings to end. Unfortunately, living in Texas can have one down side. It is dry and can risk catching things on fire easily, which means Mediterranean Villa cannot have sparklers lit during your grand send-off. But that’s okay! Here is a list of the best ideas  for your wedding send-off:

Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Fun & Simple



best ideas for your wedding send -off

Bubbles is the number one choice for any exit because they are fun, make the pictures great, and are very affordable in bulk. You can personalize them by ordering them with your name and date already on them, wrap them in a simple ribbon to accent your color combination, or even leave them simple and blank. Make sure you test them out before purchasing a lot of them! You want to make sure you have good bubbles for great pictures! We also recommend using a bubble machine to take your bubbles to the next level!


Ribbon wands


Ribbon wands can end your night off on a romantic feel and still keep it clean and classy as they wave their ribbons in joy as you and your beloved say goodbye.



Waving Handkerchiefs


Weddings are a time to laugh, celebrate, and cry tears of joy! Nothing will be the same after your wedding day and this becomes a great personalized gift for your friends and family to take home. Have your handkerchiefs embroidered with your last name, date, or wishes from the bride and groom! You can get them in your color theme and have your guests wave them as you ride off to your new life together.

Large Feathers


best ideas for wedding send off

Having a Great Gatsby, Roaring Twenties, or even romantic, whimsical wedding theme? Incorporate large feathers and be tickled with joy as you say goodbye!


Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Light up the Night


LED Light Up Baton Glow Sticks


best ideas for wedding send-off

The LED Glow Wands are a great gift and fun for pictures and videos! We find many guests playing with them long after the send off. They flash an assortment of colors and make the guests really smile from ear to ear during your last photos! If you want your guests to feel like kids again, we recommend the LED Glow Wands found here:


Glow Sticks


These are great to pass out when the DJ drops the beat! This way your guests can play with the glow sticks on the dance floor with the lights off and get their groove on in style! Later, during your send off, your guests will already have the glow sticks on hand, and it will be easy for them to whip them around during your send off to give your photos that fun party feel!


Hand Lanterns


“This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine!” – with this romantic, chic, and great favor your guests will love to take home! Hand lanterns will light up your send offs and may also make a great night light or decor for the home of your loved ones!


LED Pillar Candles


best ideas for wedding send off

Candles add so much to photos and feelings when it comes to decor, why not add them in your send offs? This idea is romantic, fun, and simple. Keep it LED candle style as we do not want any fires at Mediterranean Villa nor do we want them to blown out during this fun exit idea!


Fiber Optic Wands


Fiber Optic Wands are a great alternative to the brides and grooms that really wanted those sparklers to be their send off idea. If you’re looking for a no flame sparkler idea, this is the one! they still offer that same glow but your guests can take them home to use over and over again!


Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Most Unique


Paper Airplanes


best ideas for wedding send off

Love to travel? Already been all over the world? Have a long distance relationship that you needed to be one plane ride away to see each other? Does your significant other work for the airlines? Regardless of the reason, paper airplanes are a unique send off style and gives your guests a feeling that, between the two of you, you will go far – in miles and in life!


Fun Saying Flags


best ideas for wedding send off

Get your creativity pants on as you and your loved ones sit down to create fun flags for your guests to wave you goodbye! Make it fun by putting your hashtag, “Yay!”, “OMG”, “last name”, etc and watch you laugh with your guests when you get your photos back with this most unique idea yet!


Beach Balls


best ideas for wedding send off

Love of the sea isn’t just for mermaids, nor should it just be at the beach. If you are planning your honeymoon in Cancun, met at a beach, or have a beach themed wedding, why not add beach balls to your wedding exit? Guests will love to take these home for their own beach getaway vacations and who doesn’t take up the chance to throw things at the bride and groom!


Cap Guns


Into hunting? Love the range? Is your significant other from the army, military, or police force? Bring your guests back to the 90s with this fun idea of cap guns and watch you leave with a BANG!


Smoke  Bombs


best ideas for wedding send off

We recommend having a vendor for this one. Keep in mind that not using the proper smoke bomb may leave stains on clothing but this is an amazing idea for those who want a dramatic exit and have your exit be the talk of the next century. This has been named the “hottest wedding trend” by Huffington Post that has a dramatic and photo-worthy send off we don’t think we will tire of any time soon!


Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Loud & Cheerful




Love of music and fun but have absolutely none or limited talent with instruments? Take up the kazoo! you can personalize them with your new last name or date and let your guests sing you away with their own song of “love”.


Percussion Instruments (tambourines/maracas)


best ideas for wedding send-off

Boho more your style but still in love with music? Throw some fun and personalized percussion instruments your guests way! You can decorate your tambourines in lace, ribbon, and your date or the maracas can be dipped in your favorite colors! This idea is sure to impress your guests as they drop their own beat during your send off!


Ringing Bells/Cow Bells


WE NEED MORE COWBELL! This idea is a no-mess success! Have your guests ring tiny bells or that rustic cowbell as you depart for a melodious goodbye!


Cheering Pom-poms


best ideas for wedding send-off

Give me a “Y” “E” “S”! YES! You did it! Congratulations! You are hitched! Aren’t weddings a time of celebration? Break out those Pom-Poms and let them shower you with cheers!



Best Ideas for your Wedding Send-off: Get Back to Nature




Keep your send off traditional and say it with butterflies! This idea is great for a brunch time wedding send off. Releasing butterflies symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in life.




Releasing doves during your wedding is a very traditional and amazing experience. This is a moment one wont forget and the symbolism is amazing. This wonderful moment between you and your loved one will carry the same meaning because the release of doves symbolize love, commitment, and a long and happy marriage. Congratulations!


We hope you enjoyed our list of the best ideas for your wedding send-off. Whatever your send-off idea, we recommend talking to your facility about is allowed. We want you to have a safe time during your big day, up until the very the end! Keep it fun, simple, and about you! Congratulations of your engagement!

Planning your Event during Covid-19

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

It may seem that Covid-19 has thrown a wrench in all of our plans, but with today’s technology, it should not stop you from planning your special event.

Today’s technology allows us to work from home, facetime with our friends and family, make payments online, homeschool, and even do virtual tours at museums and zoos! While these online options are not always ideal, they still give us a way to connect to the world and “get out” of the house without actually having to leave. Covid-19 has put a pause on some of our every day routines, but we are learning to adapt. We believe the technology at our fingertips will allow us to make our plans for the future.

Virtual Tours

We are excited to offer a new feature that allows you to tour our venue without having to step out of your house. Our virtual tour allows you to see our venue as if you were walking through it in real life. The tour allows you to see the venue in great detail, and you can even look at it from a bird’s eye view, or in a floor-plan view. While the current shelter-in-place restrictions prohibit you from visiting, we are confident that our virtual tour will offer you the peace of mind you need in order to solidify your decision to book an event with us.

Ready to take your tour? Then grab a glass of wine, sit back, and click the links below:

Chapel & Loft

Grand Ballroom

East and West Ballrooms


So, do you love what you see? If that’s a yes, please reach out to us for a custom proposal. Our staff is diligently working from home to ensure that you can continue planning your event during Covid-19.

Our Guarantee

We understand the risk that goes into making a financial investment during this world crisis. As a promise to commitment to you, we will be very flexible  in the case that you need to change your event date due to gathering restrictions. None of know how long the shelter-in-place regulations will last, so we understand the need to move the date seamlessly if needed. In the case that you need to move your event date, please reach out to us, and we will work with you to find an alternate available date.


If you book your event with us after taking the virtual tour, then we will offer the following exclusive discounts toward your venue rental:

Complimentary Chapel for all events!

$2,000 off Whole Ballroom- Saturdays

$1,500 off Whole Ballroom- Fridays & Sundays

$1,500 off East or West Ballroom- Saturdays

$1,000 off East or West Ballrooms- Fridays & Sundays

Additional Complimentary Services:

Champagne Toast (1 per guest)

Champagne & chocolates in the Bride Suite

Beer & Chips in the Groom Suite


If you have already received a proposal and toured our venue, please reach out to us for any additional discounts that may be available.

We are all in this together! We hope you and your family and friends stay safe, healthy, and happy! Our staff at Mediterranean Villa is here to help you plan your special event, even during these trying times!



Micro Wedding- An option during uneasy times

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Let’s talk about a Micro Wedding and how it can help during the mounting concerns and uneasiness surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Do not throw away your date just yet.

Are you dreaming of a luxurious wedding day with gourmet food, a top-shelf bar and gorgeous decorations? If those things seem like a dream way out of your budget, or simply impossible due to the global health crisis,  rest assured that it doesn’t have to be. One option to help plans continue is to cut back the biggest thing; the guest count.

A lot of couples love the idea of being able to elope and have that destination wedding. But right now is that feasible? Travel bans, gathering restrictions, and canceled flights have thrown a hammer into everyone’s plans. With a Micro Wedding, you still have the destination feels without spending an astronomic amount, no travelling, and no worries about guest count limits.


Micro Budget

The best part about a Micro Wedding is being able to use a micro budget. You can save with having 50 or less of your closest family members and friends to celebrate with you, having an elegant, tasteful reception.

Small Event space for lower guest count

Larger weddings are a bit more difficult to celebrate with all your guests, and sometimes you only have time to greet them. Let’s truly celebrate love with those we cherish the most. Hosting a Micro Wedding gives you more time to interact with the minimal guests you chose to invite. These should be the most important people in your life. With a smaller guest count, you will have more time to enjoy the food and the entertainment on the dance floor, along with all of the elements to make your day perfect.

Let’s transform your dream wedding day into reality. At Mediterranean Villa we are here to help.

For more information, reach out to us via our inquiry form to ask about available dates.




Mock Wedding April 2020

Friday, February 28th, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! 



Valentine's Day



Every day is Valentine’s day when you’re with the one you love. For us, every weekend is a celebration of love. We are fortunate to be able to watch our couple’s love stories unfold on their wedding days.




Valentine's Day Wedding

DFW Indoor Ceremony

DFW Indoor Ceremony

Mediterranean Villa



All florals were designed by The Classic Gourmet


Noah’s Closing

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we learned yesterday of the sudden closing of all Noah’s Event Centers. If your event was affected by this news, please reach out to us at Mediterranean Villa.

We will offer our venue rental at a deeply discounted rate to those who were affected. Please call us at 817-557-2700 to check availability.

Wedding Venue DFW

Ring in Engagement Season

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020



Let’s ring in the engagement season at Mediterranean Villa! Tis the engagement season, and it is in full swing. Trends show that most couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Wonder why? Firstly, many holidays occur during this time period. As a result, our family and friends are gathering, and they are present to celebrate the happy news.

Secondly, the holiday season is a memorable time for a proposal. It’s easy to remember what day you were engaged on when it falls around or on a holiday. Maybe the question was popped during a romantic drive through the Prairie Holiday Lights, or it may have happened while the Ball dropped in Times Square!

As a venue, this our most exciting time of the year. We get to meet so many different couples and learn about their love stories. Every couple has a unique and fun engagement story that we love to hear about.




Photo by Paul García on Unsplash 


To ring in this engagement season, we are offering exclusive discounts to couples who book their wedding before February 29, 2020.

Mediterranean Villa- Engagement Season Specials

$2,000 off Whole Ballroom Rental (Saturdays)
$1,500 off Whole Ballroom Rental (Fridays & Sundays)
$1,500 off East or West Ballroom Rentals (Saturdays)
$1,000 off East or West Ballroom Rentals (Fridays & Sundays)
Ring in Engagement Season

There’s More!

Choose one of the following:

Bling Trio Centerpiece with Petals (color subject to availability)

Brasilia Cake Table

Candy Cart

Sweetheart Table linen upgrade with sashes and chargers

Welcome Mimosa Drink

Non-alcoholic beverage fountain (for use with addition of lemonade or punch)


Engagement season discounts will expire February 29, 2020. Ring in the engagement season with these exclusive discounts on your wedding. For more information, submit an inquiry with more details about your wedding.

We also invite you to our next Open House. We will run out of tickets. Please RSVP!

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