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The Chapel

This is not a "venue". This is a Chapel, consecrated for the worship of God and enjoyed in life's sacred moments. Fashioned after a 16th-century church in Croatia, Bella Donna is the heart of Adriatica Village. On the day they were married, Jeff Blackard (Adriatica's designer & developer) and Donna Blackard (the Chapel's owner and namesake) stood on the ground beneath the existing chapel, said their vows and placed a Bible in the earth. Adriatica was only a field then, and they wanted to physically place the Word of God into the foundation of both their marriage and the community they were building.

Whether it's the beginning of a new life together, renewing vows already made or honoring the life of a loved one, we welcome you to encounter life's defining moments at Bella Donna Chapel.

Jeff & Donna Blackard

The Village

Adriatica is a 45-acre village located on a private lake in the beautiful Stonebridge Ranch community of McKinney, Texas. A replica of the Croatian fishing town of Supetar, it was designed by developer Jeff Blackard and inspired by his travels in Europe and extensive time spent in Croatia.

Adriatica consists of both residential and retail spaces with a wide range of offerings. From the quaint flower shop and wine bistro to several restaurants, boutiques and other small businesses to a concert & events hall, a Medical Park, most of the establishments in Adriatica are family-owned businesses. Adriatica also offers everyday conveniences like Starbucks, UPS and Independent Bank.

Because Adriatica is a village, it is home to several kinds of homes. From the apartments at St. Paul's Square to an Assisted Living facility, condominiums to million-dollar villas, the community invites residents of all backgrounds to live in a communal space where walking is encouraged and green space is plentiful.


Meet The Team


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