Weddings & Rentals

Weddings with Historic Fort Worth, Inc.

 Historic Fort Worth’s elegant historic mansion and picturesque garden is available for parties of all kinds, including weddings, receptions, engagement parties, showers, portraits, and more. The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, provides an atmosphere unrivaled in Fort Worth. Your guests will enjoy the glow of period fixtures, intricate woodwork, original wall finishes, and colors that are reminiscent of romantic times of days long past.

The landscaped grounds at McFarland House offer a beautiful sandstone gazebo, a love knot garden, and an expansive brick terrace. It provides for a variety of options for indoor and outdoor events, from intimate affairs to parties up to 120 guests.

The McFarland House can be booked for photography sessions any day of the week. With indoor and outdoor shooting locations, you can find all the variety you need in one venue. This beautiful Cattle Baron mansion played a big part in Fort Worth’s history.  Why not make your event a part of that history?

If you are interested booking an event or a portrait session, please complete this inquiry form:

For more information, contact rentals@historicfortworth.org or call 817.332.5875.

Beautiful bride poses for photo on stairs of McFarland House
McFarland House

Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House
1110 Penn Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Built in 1899, the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House is known as the region’s most intact Queen Anne Victorian residence. Built high on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River, this sophisticated Victorian beauty of a little over 5,000 square feet was designed by English architect Howard Messer for Galveston widow Mrs. George Ball (Sarah) and her son Frank in 1899. The house cost $38,000 to build at a time when the average cost of a home was $2,000 to $4,000. The home was occupied by only three families in its history and remains largely unaltered from its original construction. The late Victorian exterior features turrets, gables, copper finials, a slate tile roof, and a porch of red sandstone and marble. The elaborate interior displays original ornate oak mantles, cornices, coffered ceilings, paneling, and parquet flooring. McFarland House was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1979, and designated as Fort Worth’s second Historic and Cultural Landmark in 1980.