How to Plan an Unforgettable Dallas Christmas Event

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When planning a large group event at Southfork Ranch, we have many rental spaces to choose from. When you first set foot on our property, you’ll find a quintessential barn, perfectly manicured lawn, and the beautiful mansion made famous in the long-running television series Dallas. You can’t go wrong with choosing Southfork Ranch as your venue for a magical Christmas event.

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How to Design a Ranch-Themed Wedding Invitation

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If you’re dreaming of a wedding with elegance and rustic charm, you’ve come to the right place! At Southfork Ranch, we know a thing or two about ranch weddings. Imagine a wedding surrounded by lush green pastures, tree-lined pathways, and the warm glow of a gorgeous Texas sunset. If you’ve picked a date and found a photographer, next on the list is the invitations.

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A Guide to Horseback Riding for Beginners

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Are you getting ready to head to Southfork Ranch for a horseback trail ride or lesson? We offer horseback riding experiences for beginners and experts alike. If you’re nervous about your first time going horseback riding, here are some basic ways to ease the nerves and prepare for your session.

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Inspiration for your Winter Wedding Decorations

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There’s nothing more enchanting than a Texas winter wedding. At Southfork Ranch, you’ll find a gorgeous ranch backdrop surrounded by lush green pastures, massive oak trees, and the infamous white mansion. If you’re eager to plan an elegant wedding in a charming rustic setting, here is some inspiration for your winter wedding decorations.

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Corporate Team Building Activities for Small Groups

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When planning a corporate event for a small group, it’s important to plan some interactive activities that will help break the ice. Team building activities might get some eye rolls at first, but the end results are positive. A group of people that feels connected and engaged with each other will likely be more productive and conducive at work. Here is a list of our favorite team building activities for small groups.

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Things to Do in Plano, Texas at Night

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After a fun day exploring all that Southfork Ranch has to offer, you might be wondering what to do with the rest of your evening. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite things to do in Plano, Texas at night.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Planning a Corporate Retreat

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If you’re planning a large group event in the Dallas area, you’ll need a venue that can accommodate your attendees but doesn’t fall flat when your employees show up to the corporate retreat. It’s hard to figure out how to choose a conference venue that’s both unique and on budget, but avoid these mistakes and you’ll be on the right track. As experts in event planning, we’ve compiled this list of things not to do when planning a corporate retreat.

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Guide to Finding the Perfect Corporate Event Space Near Plano

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If you’re planning a corporate event in the Dallas area, you’re probably searching for a venue that has enough space for your attendees, but also offers an inspiring environment that sparks creativity and community. Head to Plano where you’ll find a gem of a venue called Southfork Ranch. You may have seen the large white mansion on the television series Dallas. If not, you’ll feel right at home when you witness its charm. How cool would it be to host a corporate event on a ranch? We’re here to tell you it’s possible.

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How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Venue for Your Fall Wedding

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If you’re looking for a fall wedding venue in the Dallas area, you’ll need to consider a few key points so you don’t end up choosing the wrong one. To be honest, it’s hard to figure out how to choose a wedding venue that’s both unique and on budget. As event planning experts, we’ve compiled this list of things to consider when choosing your Dallas wedding venue.

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Ultimate Dallas Day Trip Guide

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Kids and adults alike will love the Dallas World Aquarium. Get an in-depth history lesson at the George W. Bush Library and Museum. Then come take a horseback trail ride at Southfork Ranch. There’s plenty to do if you’re gearing up for a day trip to Dallas. Read on for the ultimate guide to 24-hour fun.

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Decorating Tips For Your Next Event Space Rental

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When planning your next event at Southfork Ranch, we have many rental spaces to choose from. Take a walk around the grounds and you’ll find a quintessential barn, perfectly manicured lawn, and the beautiful mansion made famous in the long-running television series Dallas. You can’t go wrong with choosing Southfork Ranch as your venue. Because the ranch already exudes character and class, you don’t have to do much in terms of decorating, but we do have some tips for making your event run smoothly.

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What's Happening at Southfork: Diwali Festival of Lights

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After a successful inaugural event in 2017, Southfork Ranch is proud to host the Dallas Festival of Lights again this year. As one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, this spiritual event brings people together to celebrate the symbolism of light, goodness, knowledge and hope. The event will take place on October 27th and will include a variety of musical and dance performances, food and beverage vendors, a light show and grand finale fireworks display.

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5 Benefits of Offsite Meetings and Training

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Planning an offsite meeting or training event is a common activity for many companies. Whether your employees are coming together from all over the country or making a short trip out of the office, getting everyone together in one room to learn and grow can provide tremendous benefits.

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Expert Planning Tips To Make Sure Your Ranch Wedding is Affordable

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Southfork Ranch is a popular choice for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, engagement parties, bridesmaids’ luncheons and other special events. Our wedding vendors provide the utmost in service and our gorgeous grounds exude the grand style of Texas. In other words, we take care of everything while you enjoy the gorgeous ranch-style backdrop. Sound too good to be true? If you’re looking for an affordable option for your ranch wedding, take it from the experts at Southfork Ranch.

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What You Need to Know About the Plano Balloon Festival

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The Plano Balloon Festival will take place at Oak Point Park September 21-23. Here’s everything you need to know about this annual event. Balloons galore! There will be 40 hot air balloons putting on a show in the sky. Kids of all ages will have fun spotting the special shapes like Humpty Dumpty, Annie the Lady Bug, High Jack and more!

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5 Must-See Museums Near Plano

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If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or are planning to visit, there are many museums worth checking out. You can learn about the agriculture and history of Texas at one of the many museums near Plano dedicated to preserving the area’s farm culture. Plus, watch little minds learn and grow at Play Street Museum, recently named one of USA Today’s top 10 awesome museums for families to explore in the Dallas area.

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Why You Should Visit Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

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Made famous by the Ewing Family in the television series Dallas, the legendary Southfork Ranch offers daily mansion tours, a premier special events and meeting space, horseback riding trails, and a beautiful backdrop for weddings, reunions and parties of all kinds. If you’re visiting Southfork Ranch for an event or party, we recommend checking out some of the other parks in the area.

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Dallas TV Show Ranch Scene Favorites

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In 1978, Dallas aired as a prime time television soap opera in which Southfork Ranch was the Ewing family home. For 13 years, Americans were captivated by the Ewing family’s massive oil empire and their larger-than-life Dallas lifestyle. It wasn’t until the famous 1980 cliffhanger of who shot J.R. that the show began setting records and captivating millions of viewers across the world. To celebrate Dallas turning 40 years old this year, we’re reminiscing with these scenes featuring Southfork Ranch and America’s favorite villain.

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5 Ways to Make a Company Picnic Fun

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A company picnic at Southfork Ranch is unlike any other corporate event you’ve planned or attended. We will help you plan entertainment, catering and décor, while managing the specific needs and desires of your attendees. At Southfork Ranch, we’ve hosted and planned many large corporate events. Make your company picnic fun and rewarding with these planning tips.

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Why You Should Plan Your Summer Event at Southfork Ranch

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Summer is a great time to embrace your carefree spirit and enjoy fun times with coworkers, family and friends. If you’re planning a summer event, Southfork Ranch is the perfect venue. With spacious event facilities and professional on-site planners, we’re currently booking up our summer calendar with events for a variety of occasions—corporate meetings, wedding receptions, bridal showers and outdoor concerts, just to name a few.

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Horseback Riding Trails At Southfork Ranch

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The horses at Southfork Ranch are living the good life with wide-open spaces under the gorgeous Texas sky and cozy old barns fit for a TV show backdrop. To enjoy horseback riding at Southfork Ranch, you don’t have to travel far.

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