Links to Our Preferred Vendors & Friends

Audio Visual
PSAV Presentation Services


Strong Productions

Bands and Entertainment
Absolute Entertainment

Bravo Entertainment

Center Stage Band

Encore Productions Entertainment

Dallas Gigs, LLC

The Special Edition Band

Frosted Art Bakery

Disc Jockey's
Andy Austin – Distinctive DJ Ent.

Bill Cody's Party Time Productions

Colby Logan – Astounding Sounds Ent.

DJ Connection

Jaime H. Chavez – Ambiance Ent.

Brandon Olds Entertainment

Randal Stout Events

Simply Music

David Allen Events

PTP Entertainment & Design

Floral Design and Décor
The Garden Gate

Bella Flora


todd.eventdesign.creative services

The Wildflower

Branching Out

Darrell Ward Designs

Hotel Accomodations
The Fairmont Hotel

Hotel Crescent Court

The Ritz Carlton Hotel

The Adolphus Hotel

Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

Marriott Dallas City Center

Melrose Warrick Hotel

The Joule

Linens and Rentals
BBJ Linens

M & M Special Events Company

Ducky Bob's Event Specialists

Specialty Lighting
Absolute Ent. & Specialty Lighting


Astounding Sounds & Specialty Lighting

Relive Photography by Laura Parent

Andrea Polito Photography

Blu Door Studios

Gary Donihoo Photography – F8 Studio

Greg Blomberg, Inc.

Luke Edmonson

Visual Image Photography & Video

The Mamones

Perez Photography

Blue Diamond Limos

Carey Limousines


Wedding Consultants
Colleen Harkins & Associates

Donnie Brown Weddings and Events

Elegance by Stacey Allen

LeGlace' Events

Jordan Payne Events

Mary Frances Hurt

Sally Jones

As You Wish Events

Significant Events of Texas

Ricardo Tomas Weddings

Fabulous Fete

The Belo Hall and Atrium are approximately 3,500 square feet. The Pavilion ballroom is approximately 7,000 square feet plus foyer and terrace.

  • The convenient parking garage under the Pavilion accommodates 280 cars.

  • A circular grand entrance of architectural stone and limestone sets a majestic tone for any event.

  • Guests enter through a glass enclosed atrium with Portuguese limestone floors, flowing easily through the atrium to the Belo Mansion or Pavilion.

  • Culinaire International provides the Belo Mansion and the Pavilion with complete catering, banquet and meeting services including audio visual arrangements, valet parking, event design and décor, florals, and entertainment packages.

  • Diverse catering menus provide guests with many options.

  • Professional meeting and event planners are on staff.

Floor Plan

Virtual Tour


Built in the neo-classical revival style, the Belo Mansion was built in the late 1800's by Colonel Alfred Horatio Belo, who founded the Dallas Morning News. The house was said to be patterned after the family home in Salem, North Carolina, and conceived as a tribute to Colonel Belo's wife, Nettie. The contractor was Daniel Morgan, who, in 1893, completed the Dallas County Courthouse now known as "Old Red." Construction on the home was completed in time for the wedding of the Belo's son, Alfred Jr., to his bride, Helen Ponder. The Belo home at Ross and Pearl Streets became a city showplace as the family was active in civic and cultural affairs.

Colonel Belo died in 1901 and Alfred, Jr, in 1906, but Nettie Belo lived in the mansion with her daughter-in-law and two granddaughters until her death in 1913. In 1922, Helen Ponder Belo was forced to leave Dallas due to ill health, marking the end of the occupancy of the mansion by the Belo family. 

In 1977, the Colonel's granddaughter, Helen Belo Morrison, agreed to sell the property to the Dallas Bar Association. She had been born in the house in 1902 and felt the Bar's plan to restore the home as the Dallas Legal Education Center was in accordance with family principles and feelings. The Dallas Bar Association connected the historic home and the chapel with an expansive, glass-roofed atrium.
In 2003, The Dallas Bar Association victoriously concluded its capital campaign which resulted in the addition of the exquisite Pavilion. Once again, the past was linked to the present and future through innovative design and distinctive architecture.

Spanning three centuries, there has always been only one Belo Mansion.


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