Trends in Formal Dinner Attire

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The name is Bond … James Bond. Oh wait, no it’s not, and most of us aren’t in the habit of wearing tuxedos to every dinner event/at bedtime/during boat chases. You get where we’re going here; it can be hard to tell what formal dinner attire to wear at events, and even harder to know what to say when requesting it for your wedding.

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How Far in Advance Should You Plan a Wedding?

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Of the many years, months and days that make up a lifetime, few are as memorable as a wedding day. You want those memories to be good, of course, which means it’s imperative that you adhere to a strict timeline when it comes to planning your nuptials.

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Outdoor Company Retreat Ideas

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When planning a company retreat for a large group, it’s important to plan activities that will engage guests and encourage them to get to know each other. Here are some unique retreat ideas that take advantage of the wide-open spaces here at Southfork Ranch.

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The Most Iconic Corporate Event Space in Dallas

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In 1978, the iconic history of Southfork Ranch began when it was chosen as the site for the TV series Dallas. For 13 years, Americans were captivated by the Ewing family’s massive oil empire and their larger-than-life Dallas lifestyle. The show set rating records and captivated millions of viewers across the world.

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Dallas TV Series Fun Facts

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History at Southfork Ranch began in 1978 when Lorimar Productions chose it as the site for the CBS TV series Dallas. The hit series, which counted millions of viewers across the United States and in 95 countries as fans, was originally broadcasted in the United States from 1978 to 1991. Because of the ranch's high profile on television, the beautiful white mansion, the pool, the barns, and surroundings quickly became a tourist mecca.

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Must-See Mansions in Dallas

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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. The show set rating records and captivated millions of viewers across the world. The series finale of the original series aired on May 3, 1991.

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Why We're One of the Best Event Spaces in Dallas

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If you’re planning an 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’s fun and inspiring. Head to Plano where you’ll find a gem of a venue called Southfork Ranch. How cool would it be to host your event on a ranch? We’re here to tell you why you should.

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Things You Didn't Know About This Dallas Wedding Venue

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Combining the classic elegance of Southern culture with the rugged lifestyle of a ranch, Southfork Ranch has quickly become one of the most desired wedding venues in Dallas. Brides- and grooms-to-be are continually impressed with the space that is available and the opportunities for customization.

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Unique Fundraising Ideas for Large Groups

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When planning a fundraising event for a large group, it’s important to plan activities that will engage guests and encourage them to donate. Here are some unique fundraising ideas to consider when planning your next group fundraiser.

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Yeehaw! Fun Western Themed Birthday Party Games

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When planning a birthday party at Southfork Ranch, we have everything you need. When you first set foot on our property, you’ll find a quintessential barn, perfectly manicured lawn, and many opportunities to create the party you envision. You can’t go wrong with choosing Southfork Ranch as your venue for a birthday party, no matter what age group!

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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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