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Wedding Catering and Floral Delivery

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

When it comes to weddings, catering and floral are two of the biggest factors that play into the grand scheme of your event. These are the items that will make a lasting impression on you and your guests. If you are searching for a wedding catering and floral delivery in the DFW area, we highly recommend The Classic Gourmet

Wedding Catering Delivery

The Classic Gourmet is Mediterranean Villa’s in-house vendor for catering and floral. They have provided these services to our venue for over 16 years. Even if you are not booked at the Mediterranean Villa, you still have the opportunity to enjoy the services provided by The Classic Gourmet.

Floral Delivery


The Classic Gourmet offers menu choices from all across the globe, and each client receives a complimentary tasting. The design team also provides beautiful florals tailored to each client’s preference.

Here are some of the types of menus offered:


Passed Appetizers








Kosher Style

Latin American





Vietnamese Nine-Course




All catering deliveries include china, silverware, wait staff, event captain and coordination. The catering staff will also take care of all of the set up and break down of the catering portion of your event.

If you contract the Classic Gourmet for your florals, the event team will also set up your custom centerpieces and bouquets.


If you are interested in a quote for Wedding Catering and Floral Delivery, give us a call at (817)-557-2700 for more information.

You can also submit your inquiry here. 











Free Bridal Bouquet

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Free Bridal Bouquet




No, your eyes are not deceiving you. You can receive a free bridal bouquet! For a limited time, spend $500 on floral with The Classic Gourmet and receive a complimentary bridal bouquet valued at $198. The bouquet will consist of hydrangeas, roses and greenery.

 Free Bridal Bouquet

We offer a free consultation to discuss all of your floral needs. For the meeting, we encourage you to bring your ideas to the table.  Many of our clients come with Pinterest photos and color swatches. With these details, our designer will walk you through the beautiful details of the entire event.

We offer everything you need to personalize your wedding. For personal flowers we offer bouquets, boutonnières and corsages. We also offer altar pieces and centerpieces.

Schedule your consultation today:

Call us at (817) 557-2700

or email us at

We also offer delivery within the DFW metroplex.

Visit our floral page here to see our past work.


We invite you to visit Mediterranean Villa’s Open Houses to get a first-hand view of our latest floral designs. Head over to the East Ballroom to view some of our latest floral design from our design team at The Classic Gourmet. We will have each table decorated with different floral designs and color schemes to help you design vision come to life.


Venue Open House

Open House at Mediterranean Villa

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

You’re invited! Join us at our first Open House of the year on February 20, 2020. This Open House is sure to be the biggest and best Open House of the year.

Our Open House events give you the opportunity to tour our venue while sampling items from our menus. You can also meet and greet with event coordinators.

Open House

New clients, as well as booked brides are welcome to attend this event. We have limited spacing, so please RSVP. We want to make sure we have enough food to feed everyone!

How does Open House Work?

Once you arrive, please check in with our hostess. Grab a name tag, and enter your name into our raffle for fun door prizes. We recommend that you start out in the West Ballroom, where you can sit and sample select items from our menu.

Wedding caterer Dallas

Also, let our bartender pour you a nice glass of wine or beer to compliment your food tasting.  If you have a question about pricing, or if you would like to speak to a coordinator, we will be walking around ready to assist you. After your sample tasting, don’t forget to check out our cake vendors, who are sure to provide yummy cake samples!

One of our preferred DJs, DJ Connection, will serenade you with classic and modern hits from all over the globe. If you don’t have a DJ, check them out!

Next, head over to the East Ballroom to view some of our latest floral design from our design team at The Classic Gourmet. We will have each table decorated with different floral designs and color schemes to help you design vision come to life.

Wedding Centerpiece

Lastly, make sure to check out our Gardens, Chapel and Villa Loft during your self-guided tour.

If you would like to RSVP, please email us at, or call us at 817-557-2700.

You can also text us at 214-557-7009.

We can’t wait to see you at our biggest Open House of 2020!


With Love,


Mediterranean Villa

Clearance Wedding Dates

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Planning an affordable wedding is easy with up to 75% off select dates

We have a few prime clearance wedding dates left in  2020. As a full-service wedding venue, we make planning your wedding a breeze and affordable. No matter how short your planning process may be, we will help you every step of the way.  Our wedding coordinator will assist you to make important decisions about the details and flow of your event. Our in-house caterer, The Classic Gourmet, also takes care of your catering, and floral and décor options are available! Planning an affordable wedding is easy when you choose to work with the team at Mediterranean Villa.

These specials will expire on January 31, 2020.

Clearance Wedding

Jerrell TruLove Photography


Up to 75% off Select 2020 Dates:

Friday Evenings:          2/7    2/14     2/21    2/28     3/6    3/13     3/27

Saturday Evenings:      2/8     2/15     2/22    2/29    3/7    3/14     3/28

Sundays:                          2/16    2/23    3/15    3/29


Click below to contact us:

Information Request

These clearance wedding dates are quickly disappearing! Contact us today to set up a tour. Our facility is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. We look forward to meeting you and giving you a tour of our beautiful facility.






How to Write Your Wedding Vows- 7 Meaningful Ways

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

December 24, 2019

by Marca Ray

Where there is Love

there is Life!



how to write your wedding vows

Photo by Andrew Itaga on Unsplash


Knowing how to write your wedding vows is one of the most delicate tasks. The words you and your soulmate recite to each other will be cherished for years and years to come….


How to write your Wedding Vows:



Remember to start early. Your vows are going to be recited in front of a lot of people, so starting early will give you time to plan and take some of the stress off.

Carry a notebook…Write down things that your partner does that make you happy and maybe even a little annoyed (through thick and thin, right)? Write down things that made you fall in LOVE. All the little quirks and silly little puns that you have shared. Memories made and future plans. Of course you will not use all that you have wrote down in your final vows, but it will give you lots of material to be inspired by.

Discuss your vows with your Fiancé. We do not want any surprises at the altar. Make sure you are both on the same page. Are we going corky and short, or sentimental and long? You want to have the same style, tone and length.

Not a writer? DON’T panic… Start by saying who your fiancé is to you. Your best friend, lover, soulmate… Partner in crime. Do not forget to say “I love you”, of course! You would be surprised with how many people forget to say I love you.

Get sappy, maybe even SILLY! Do not be ashamed to pull on the heart strings. If the words are heartfelt they are not cheesy. Making jokes in your vows will help your nerves and get your guests laughing… Remember those “little annoying things”. The gift of making your soon to be spouse smile will serve your marriage well.

Always end with a final promise… The promise of forever, until death do us part.


Practice. Practice reciting your vows. Read them a few times. Memorize them and breathe. YOU’VE GOT THIS!

Utilizing your Vows after your marriage….

This is some of the best wedding advice we have heard. If you and your spouse get in an argument, get out your vows, sit on opposite sides of the room (with or without a bottle of wine) and re-read the promises that you have made to each other out loud. This shall remind you both of why you chose each other forever.

Flash Wedding Sale and Free Honeymoon Suite

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Afforbale Wedding in DFW


Flash Wedding Specials and


Free Honeymoon Suite


Book your Wedding for January, February or March of 2020 to receive exclusive discounts and a FREE Honeymoon Suite!


DFW wedding venue



Deeply Discounted Room Rental

with Food & Beverage minimum

$2,000 off East Ballroom

up to 130 guests

$2,600 off West Ballroom

up to 180 guests

$4,000 off Whole Ballroom

up to 300 guests

Affordable Wedding Venue in DFW


   Rental Includes:


  • Day of Coordinator
  • Chapel or Garden Rental
  • Bride & Groom Suites
  • Three hours for bridal or engagement portrait time
  • 60″ round tables
  • Gold Chiavari Chairs
  • White tablecloths and napkins
  • 4 hour reception
  • Event Waitstaff
  • China & SilverwareCenterpieces



Honeymoon Suite


Includes a one-night stay at our partner Hotel

on the night of your wedding with a bottle of wine & chocolates.

*Event must be booked before December 31. 2019 for discounts to apply. New bookings only.


Call us today at 817-557-2700, or email us at for more information about this exclusive special.


Submit an inquiry here


Wedding Menu

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Our in-house caterer, The Classic Gourmet, offers over 25 menu options to satisfy any of your wedding menu needs. Our chefs specialize in many cuisines, including Mediterranean, Italian, French, Caribbean, Indian and Vietnamese cuisines. Whether you are looking for a traditional wedding menu or something with international flair, The Classic Gourmet offers it all.

Wedding menu

The “Classic” Menu: Jack Daniel’s Roasted Beef, Chicken with alfredo sauce, Green beans and garlic mashed potatoes

We make your wedding menu decisions easy by presenting menu items that pair well with each other. You can choose from one of our curated menus, or mix and match elements to create your own. Many of our clients ask us for a combination of two menus, and it always turns out to be a delicious and fabulous decision.

At Mediterranean Villa, all of our booked clients receive a complimentary tasting for two. We also recommend attending our Open House events in order to try even more of the unique menus we offer.

We also offer several food options to upgrade your event, including food stations, passed hors-doeuvres, candy bars and late-night snacks. Please visit our catering website at The Classic Gourmet for more wedding menu inspiration!



Fall Open House

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

You’re invited to our Fall Open House at Mediterranean Villa! This event will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Open House is a come-and-go event where you can tour our venue and meet with coordinators. In addition, you have the chance to taste sample menus from The Classic Gourmet, while enjoying a drink from our beer and wine bar. We will also have cake vendors, a DJ, and a few other vendors to help you make the best of your special event.

RSVP early, as space is limited! This will be our last and biggest Open House of 2019. Let’s sit down and plan your wedding or special event at our beautiful venue!


Wedding Venue DFW

Corporate Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Corporate Happy Hour

As a thank you to our previous Corporate customers, we are hosting a corporate happy hour. This event is on Friday, October 4th, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please register below if you would like to attend.

*Happy hour is restricted to Corporate customers only, RSVP is required

Register Here

Learn more about Corporate Events at Mediterranean Villa!


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How to Plan a Wedding- Step by Step

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

How to Plan a Wedding


Wedding Reception in DFW

Jerrell Trulove Photogrpahy



Wedding planning can seem daunting. As soon as you’re engaged, thousands of questions will flood your mind on how to plan for you big day. There’s so much information to sort through, and it may be hard to know where to start. Should I pick a color first? How much money can we actually afford to spend? Do we prefer a Bohemian style floral scheme, or a classic and timeless look? Do I book my venue first or do I buy my dress first? The questions are never ending.

While it’s inevitable to avoid all stress during wedding planning, an organized checklist will help you make the process a little easier. Here are the major decisions to make, and our suggestions and advice on when to make them.



Soon after engagement:      

  •  Decide on a wedding date. It’s difficult to make decisions pertaining to what vendors you will use without knowing your wedding date. Consider how much time you need to plan a wedding. If you are planning on your own, we recommend setting your date for 12 to 18 months after your engagement. Also, decide what season of the year you want to hold your event. If you want an outdoor ceremony, you will need to consider what the temperature will be outside, to ensure you and your guests are not uncomfortable from heat or freezing temperatures. Also, consider if you’re getting married in a high wedding season or off-peak time, as this can affect your budget.


  • Estimate your budget. Set a limit on what you are comfortable spending. Find out if you will be paying for everything on your own, or if you have family members who are contributing. Keep in mind that the major costs to consider will be your venue, food, flowers, DJ, photographer. Set a realistic budget for each and keep each budget in mind when you are reaching out for quotes.


  • Choose your color palette & Style. While your color scheme and style may change throughout the planning process, choosing your favorite colors and styles from the beginning will help you while making major decisions later on.
How to Plan A Wedding

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash           



12 to 18 months before:


  • Book a Venue. Many decisions will fall easily into place once you book a venue. Keep in mind that most wedding venues book their prime dates at least one year in advance. Saturday nights will always be the most expensive, but many venues offer discounted rates on Saturday Afternoons, Fridays and Sundays. If you are willing to go with a weekday event, you will save even more! Choosing a venue will depend on your style, budget and the amenities that are offered. Keep in mind that with an all-inclusive venue, many things such as your catering, linens, wait staff and event coordination will be included. Also, your venue will most likely have a preferred vendor list full of DJs, photographers, videographers, florists, cake bakers and ministers to recommend to you. Inquire here for more information about our venues at Mediterranean Villa. 


Book a Wedding Venue


  • Book a photographer. Photo memories will last you a lifetime, and we cannot stress how important photography is for your event! A great place to research your options are from your venue’s website and their preferred vendor list. This will give you great ideas on the best areas of the venue for photo ops!


  • Plan a Wedding Party. While this is not totally necessary, having a bridal party is an old tradition that includes your close friends and family in a special way on your wedding day. Decide on how many bridesmaids and groomsmen will stand beside you, and who you want to stand as Maid Honor and Best Man. Also, decide if you will have any Juniors, Flower Girls, or Ring Bearers walking down the aisle.


  • Go Dress Shopping! At this point, you likely have a few styles in mind based on your  color and venue decision. Pick one or two bridal salons to visit, and have fun! Be honest with the sales rep about your budget, and stick to trying on dresses in your price range.
Wedding Dress Shopping

Photo by Charisse Kenion



6 to 9 Months Before:

  • Send a Save the Date. Your guests will appreciate the advanced notice. If you are having a destination wedding, it is acceptable to send out the save the date even earlier.
When to send a wedding save the date

Photo by Micheile Henderson


  • Build a Wedding Website. A wedding website will give your guests easy access to the important details of your wedding, such as the location, a link to RSVP, your gift registry, and hotel accommodations. We recommend building a free wedding website and gift registry on The Knot.


  • Schedule a floral consultation. Reach out to floral designers in your budget range. Then, gather inspiration photos of flowers and styles you love. Refer to your venue’s preferred vendor list for recommendations if you are not sure.


Bride Bouquet



  • Book your DJ. Booking a professional wedding DJ is very important to enhance the overall feel of your ceremony and reception. Look for vendors with good reviews from real weddings.

wedding Dj in Dallas



  •  Book your wedding cake vendor. Again, refer to your venue’s preferred vendor list for cake vendor recommendations.


3 Months Before:

  • Send out your invitation (if you have not already!). Keep track of your RSVPs with your wedding website, and record any information such as plus 1’s and special dietary requests. It’s important to set an “RSVP by” date os at least one month prior to get an accurate guest count for your venue and caterer.


  • Food Tasting. We suggest deciding on one full menu to taste, including two proteins, two side dishes, one salad, and at least three appetizers. Also, take advantage of the open houses offered by your venue, so you have the opportunity to try many different menus.


1 Month Before:

  •  Final Details. At this point, you should have an estimate on your final guest count. Final decisions on your menu and floral choices should be done as well. We recommend setting up an appointment with your venue’s day of coordinator to create the final details such as your rehearsal lineup, wedding timeline, and reception floor plan. Also, schedule a time to finalize your playlist with your DJ.


Although this is not a comprehensive list, these are some of the major decisions you will have to when you want to plan a wedding. Here at Mediterranean Villa, we make the process as simple as possible for you with our in-house services such as catering, bar, linens, floral and day-of coordination. To find out more information, inquire with us here.


Happy Wedding Planning!!






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