It’s been almost FIVE years since we last posted about baby shower venues in Dallas. High time for an update! Although to be fair, I was surprised at how many locations from the original post are a) still in business and b) still make the list today. If you’re looking to throw a shower but don’t want to deal with the stress that comes with hosting at home, this list is for you. Note: All of these spots were chosen because they have private event options, but depending on your party size, you can often get away with a regular old reservation.
This restored historic building/restaurant on McKinney Ave. has a spacious backyard patio and a couple different indoor private event areas. They recently updated their Garden Room furnishings to be lighter and brighter, i.e. even more perfect for your next baby shower.
This Richardson tea room is legendary for showers. They offer items like salad samplers and pastries in a highly shabby chic environment. I’ve seen maybe three men in here in my life; ladies all the way. They have a private room that gets snapped up quickly, but you can choose to do your shower in the regular dining area, of course. FYI, they have second location in Plano tucked inside High Street Antique Mall.
3. The Joule
Have a casual, colorful, and stylish tea service in the Taschen Library at The Joule. Tea is served Sundays at 2:30pm or you can book the space for your event. Also on The Joule website is Mirador, the penthouse restaurant across the street at Forty Five Ten. I attended a lovely baby shower here for a party of about 10, and we reserved a regular table and ordered off the menu, although they give you the option of reserving additional space for private events.
4. La Duni
La Duni has carved out quite a niche for themselves as a go-to shower spot. They’ve got it down. Two locations (McKinney Ave. and Northpark), with a variety of private dining options between them. See the links for extensive info on booking, what you can/can’t bring, pricing, etc. Daily afternoon tea services are a more affordable option, offered from 3:30-5pm at both locations, with no minimums.
I’m noticing a bit of overlap between this list and our Mother’s Day Brunch roundup. Makes sense though, doesn’t it? Mercat does a French-y brunch on weekends, but I wanted to specifically mention their patio pavilion, which would be a very classy baby shower location.
Ice cream and pregnancy, an iconic combo. This Richardson shop has a back room and they allow you to bring in your own food and drinks (a rarity in Dallas). Since their website is a little light on info regarding private events, I called for more details. It’s $50 per hour (2 hour minimum) and comfortably fits around 20 people. You can also set up the night before your event as long as they don’t have anything booked.
This new-ish spot in Coppell gives major Joanna Gaines vibes. Fancy coffees, wine, bites, and boards are on the menu. You can reserve the Carriage House or the Library if you want a more private party space. See the link for rental details. Closed Sundays.
8. Mille Lire
Delicious Italian food in a Euro-cool setting. Mille Lire on Oak Lawn is usually closed on Sundays but they do have Saturday brunch plus desserts, cocktail snacks, and more. All private parties include a complementary Prosecco toast and table linens, settings, etc. Click here for private and semi-private dining options.
Savor is that modern, glass-walled place nestled in Klyde Warren Park. They have several different seating set-ups inside and out, all with tremendous views, obv. I’m feeling those couches for a casual appetizer & drinks gathering. Here’s their link for info on booking a private event.
Tillman’s is another one of those tried and true baby shower venues in Dallas. The Bishop Arts restaurant has a whimsical woodland party room that seats up to 24. Click here for a glimpse of the space – it has a bit of fairy tale ambiance doesn’t it? Private dining booking info here.