5 reasons to have a most wondrous wedding at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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Details at a Renaissance fest wedding that you won't see at any other as seen on @offbeatbride
A Scarborough Renaissance Festival wedding! Photo by Pink Light Images

Verily we LOVE Renaissance Faire weddings. Which is why we're love partnering with one of our sponsors, Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, who basically provide the ultimate destination wedding — all the way to the 16th Century! (Okay, really it's just 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas.)

Yup, Scarborough offers all-inclusive weddings and receptions during their festival in April and May of each year! Let's talk about the five reasons you should totally consider a Renaissance festival wedding…

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Photo by Pink Light Images

1. An immersive historical venue

Period music, a reserved wedding garden and private pavilion, a gorgeous bouquet, flower garlands — it's ambiance city here, folks. Scarborough Renaissance Festival offers Renaissance weddings that can be themed in many different ways: Knights in shining armor, ladies of the court, English villagers (or even wenches!), Celtics, pirates, fairies and many, many others options. Costuming is available to rent or you can wear your own chosen garb.

You're not likely to easily find such an awesomely-themed 16th century world with dragons, castles, and ambient extras for your historical wedding. Add in the Renaissance-themed music — harps, dulcimers, and minstrels. They'll totally create your world, complete with photo ops a plenty!

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2. Your Renaissance-themed menu is already taken care of. Huzzah!

Scarborough Renaissance Festival provides a Renaissance feast including big ol' turkey legs, rogue sandwiches, chicken-on-a-stake, breads, and other yummies for your hulking post-battle guests.

You can also snag a pair of limited edition Scarborough goblets presented by a member of the Royal Court and a special bottle of Scarborough Mead with which to toast.

Details at a Renaissance fest wedding that you won't see at any other as seen on @offbeatbride
Photo by Pink Light Images

3. Your reception can include shows, games, and shopping

This goes without saying, but you're at a Ren fest! Your reception can feature musicians, performers, acrobats, comedians, games, and, of course, access to some of the best artisan vendors anyone planning a wedding could ask for. The Scarborough Renaissance Festival also boasts a Mythical Monster Museum, the Dungeon of Yorkshire Tower, a petting zoo, archery, jousting, and about a million other attractions. I dare you to try not to have fun. Plus, you're the STAR of it all! Have you seen some of our Renaissance weddings? Talk about becoming royalty for a day.

4. You can choose a themed weekend to fit your personalities

Check out Scarborough Ren Fest's special event weekends to match your specific theme. Scarborough Renaissance Festival has a Royal Ale Festival, Celtic weekend, Live the Fantasy weekend, and a Legends of the Sea weekend (pirate wedding, ahoy!).

Details at a Renaissance fest wedding that you won't see at any other as seen on @offbeatbride
Photo by Pink Light Images

5. Special budget-friendly Offbeat Bride discount

Offbeat discount:

Since we've got an in with the Scarborough Renaissance Festival, we can even get you a 20% discount on your wedding. But you need tor book by March 15, 2017 and mention Offbeat Bride to snag this deal.

If you're planning a themed wedding in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival has the resources to make your wedding truly magical. Go get your discount, choose all your trinkets and goblets and dresses, and make this day amazing. HUZZAH!

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