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Our Venue

Our Venue

Our Venue

Because of its vintage charm and superior services, Gather continues to win Best of Wedding Venue awards. But we’re not just about weddings. We have a rich tradition of providing best-in-class services for all types of events: bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, quinceañeras, corporate events. We even offer Micro Weddings and Elopement packages. If you have a something special to celebrate, we can make it happen.

Honoring Your Vision

You may have a picture in mind of exactly what you want for your event. Or maybe you’d prefer professional input, some fresh ideas. Either way, we love transforming visions into reality. Boho, modern, shabby chic, rustic, a touch of bling—we pride ourselves on listening to what you want.

Dining area setup for wedding
Young women enjoying food at a reception at Gather

Catering

A successful event isn’t just about the ambience. Great food is a must!  Gather has five-star in-house catering. We offer an amazing array of appetizers, meals, and desserts, all freshly cooked and served by our staff. Your guests will love every bite of our culinary artistry. Best of all, it’s hassle free. Gather manages all your catering needs, so there’s no need for a second contract. No need for you to do anything more than sample and choose!

Of course, you are welcome to bring in a caterer of your choice. Your outside caterer must be licensed and insured, and there is a $300 outside-catering fee.

Libations

We offer multi-tiered Open Bar Packages and Consumption Bar Packages for all our events. Our bar options include bartender, ice, and pristine glassware. Alcohol may only be served by a staff member, and all of our staff are TABC certified.

We do not offer a BYOB option.

Champagne bottles on table at baby shower
Brian and Caroline wedding reception tables set up

Seating and Accoutrements

All event packages include:

  • 60″ round tables
  • black cross back chairs
  • white floor length linens
  • white china and all necessary dinnerware

Occupancy

Gather has an occupancy of 150 people for a seated dinner with a dance floor; we can accommodate 200 guests if just “mingling.”

location, location, location

Brian and Caroline Wedding walking downtown mckinney
Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District Sign at Sunset
Brian and Caroline wedding party cheering in street as couple kisses

Much of Gather‘s charm is due to its location. Downtown McKinney has one of the oldest, most lovingly preserved and largest historic districts in Texas. The downtown area draws people from all over the world to its nostalgic setting and its abundance of unique shops.

The downtown has art galleries; antique, gift, and home décor shops; apparel and accessory boutiques, as well as other specialty shops. Almost two dozen eateries in and around the historic downtown offer some of the best culinary experiences in North Texas, with many of them sourcing their ingredients from local farmers.

Gather is at the heart of the McKinney experience—close to transportation and lodging, but also close to all the fun!

Pricing

Pricing is based the type of event and the options that you choose. We are committed to being competitively priced and affordable to everyone who wants that special moment.

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount to all teachers, veterans, military and first responders. We thank you for your service. Please note this cannot be combined with any other offers.

Financing is available.

Robin and Emily Wedding First Kiss at Gather

Requirements

To secure a date, we require:

  • A signed contract and a 30% nonrefundable retainer to hold the date
  • A completed Damage Form
  • A security team (two minimum) if liquor is being served. No Security is required for events that just serve beer, wine, and champagne.

The team at Gather will care about you, your event, and work with you to create a wonderful memory to last you a lifetime. Twice a year we are able to host an all-abilities social night at Gather in Downtown McKinney. This night is full of fun, dancing, smiles, and energy that is hard to describe as anything other than magical. The team at Gather allows us to have this event as a way to engage with the community and give a social opportunity for individuals with disabilities. We are so thankful to know Darrell and Jill not only as amazing business owners, but as amazing neighbors always willing to lend a hand. Darrell helped us move the heaviest bookcases imaginable and still gives me a hug hello every time I see him. When I tell you this couple will give your their best- I mean it. They are amazing at what they do, and they love this community so much. Please consider booking your event at Gather in Downtown McKinney, where great people are making magical memories just for you!

Lauren Ford