How To Plan A Large Group Outing

Planning an event for a large group can be stressful. A successful event takes a lot of preparation and coordination, while managing the specific needs and desires of everyone in the group. At Southfork Ranch, we’ve hosted and planned many large group outings. Now, we’re sharing our secrets for how to plan a fun and rewarding event your guests will rave about.


Guest List


Curate your list of attendees with careful detail. In other words, make sure you don’t miss anyone! This is because you’ll likely send out your invitation as a mass distribution, and no one likes to get a forwarded invite. Know ahead of time, though, that your final guest count will likely fluctuate up until the day of your event.


Food & Drink


Make sure your guests are well fed and hydrated. Even if you’re planning a short event, it’s nice to have snacks and drinks available. If you’re coming to Southfork Ranch, we’ve got you covered! We offer a full catering menu of gourmet food options made on-site by our team of chefs. We cater everything from a company picnic to an elaborate VIP dinner.




An event or outing should not be short of entertainment. Even if you’re planning a company outing or corporate event, you can still have fun with your coworkers! At Southfork Ranch, we offer trail rides, horseback riding lessons, history tours, and a beautiful ranch setting under the gorgeous Texas sky where you can settle into the simple life. Gathering around a picnic blanket and swapping stories is our kind of team bonding.




Choosing a venue for your large group outing goes hand in hand with catering and entertainment. When you’re looking at venues, make sure there’s enough space for your guests to sit, dance, mingle, and eat. Also, check the parking situation before booking.


At Southfork Ranch, we strive to provide a beautiful backdrop for any kind of group outing or event. These are just a few of the types of events we host at the ranch:

  • Corporate Meetings and Retreats

  • Convention Events

  • Holiday Parties

  • Wedding Receptions

  • Seminars, Fundraisers and Company Picnics

  • Trade Shows and Product Launches

  • VIP Entertaining

  • School and Church Functions

  • Corporate Training Sessions

  • Alumni and Family Reunions

  • Themed Extravaganzas and School Proms

  • Large Outdoor Concerts


ranch that offers a full-service venue complete with on-site catering, two full-time event planners, and a beautiful Dallas setting you won’t find anywhere else. Contact us at or call 972-442-7800 for more information on hosting your group outing at Southfork Ranch.

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