207 E. Virginia McKinney, TX 75069

Gather in Downtown McKinney has had the pleasure of being open since 2011, and has been recognized by many wedding industry and local wedding venue press and awards. This is because of our brides and grooms, and we could not have won these awards without their kind words of gratitude based on their experience at Gather.

Thank you to everyone in years past and to our couples who we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet but know we will soon.

Visit our The Knot page and read our wedding venue press and awards reviews too!

Our story

While the packages range in services offered, each includes consulting with a team of experts who have experience in event planning.

Gather in Downtown McKinney is an intimate, historic-luxe wedding venue located on the square in Downtown McKinney, Texas. Gather is owned and operated by Darrell and Jill Barnes, a husband and wife team who are thrilled to be able to share in some of your most special moments. Since opening in 2011 Gather remains a staple in the local community.

With its historic location, original wood floors, exposed bricks and crystal chandeliers, Gather is an elegant, timeless venue that hosts up to 150 guest providing a celebration that is sure to be memorable. We are an excellent location for hosting bridal or baby showers, birthday parties or quinceaneras, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and much more.

We team up with our exclusive catering partners to provide an amazing variety of appetizers, meals, desserts, and more to crave anyone’s appetite. Our venue is BYOP and we do require that all beverages are served from the bar by our TABC certified bartenders.

Please visit our preferred vendors page for more recommended vendors.


Rehearsal Dinners
Private Events

Virtual Tour

What is Gather?

It’s an event venue, Weddings, Corporate, Bithdays…and More

So much of the charm Gather exudes is due to it’s historic surroundings from Downtown McKinney, Texas. Because we understand not everyone is comfortable with face to face meetings at this time, we hope you enjoy this virtual tour of Gather in Downtown McKinney, but, please don’t hesitate to call for a live tour as well when your ready. For questions regarding a specific wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower or other private event; please visit our contact us page so we can answer you ASAP.


Thank you,

Jill and Darrell Barnes

Preferred Vendors

Simply the Best!

We have a passion for supporting local, small business owners and have had the pleasure of working with the best of the best within the wedding industry.  Below are some of our favorites.  You are not required to use their services; our hope is that helping you discover them provides you a starting point for your search.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Cakes and Dessert Bars
Disc Jockey
Bridal Salon
Bed and Breakfast
Event Design & Suppliers

Come celebrate with us!

“Located in the heart of downtown McKinney, TX; Gather is an intimate and romantic venue for your perfect wedding. Newly renovated, Gather has an occupancy of 150 guests. We have an exclusive caterer and also offer BYOB services.”

Darrell & Jill


We would love to hear from you!

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INQUIRY TO: info@gathermckinney.com

Looking forward to see you!

Gather in Downtown McKinney