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Downtown Denton adds intimate events venue

After Frank Zangerl and Kasina West decided to get married in front of the Courthouse on the Square in Denton, the next question was where to have the reception. 

Zangerl owns the building at 117 N. Elm St., and the space above First People's Jewelers was an apartment that wasn't being used. They decided to have a reception party there, thrown by West's daughter, Lalin Nantadecha.

As the event came to life around her, Nantadecha thought this was something she could keep doing as a business. Now relaunched as Venue on the Square, the former apartment fits about 40 people, has two big living spaces and plenty of space for caterers and bartenders to set up shop. 

"It’s more for a reception or small party," Nantadecha said. "We’re open for any kind of party or private events — it’s good for birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers."

In less than two weeks of being "launched," they're already fielding a lot of event requests, she said. The space is priced per hour, based on the time and date, starting at $150. They have dates and spaces available immediately.

The venue has also already formed a caterer agreement with Thai Squared if guests are unsure of what they'd want to eat or drink. It's also open for other caterers, and if the customers want to bring their own food and drinks, that's fine too, she said. 

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JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889.

FEATURED PHOTO: The bride and groom, Kasina West and Frank Zangerl, celebrate their marriage at Venue on the Square, above First People's Jewelers. Zangerl owns the building and used the upstairs apartment space as a venue after his wedding, coordinated by his now-stepdaughter Lalin Nantadecha. They decided to launch the space as Venue on the Square, with Nantadecha in charge of all the weddings, private parties and other functions that could take place. Contributed photo