If you’re planning a large group event in Dallas, here are some qualities we believe your outdoor activity venue should have.
This usually goes without saying, but location is high up on the list when choosing an event venue. Look for a venue that’s easy to get to for your guests. You probably won’t be able to accommodate everyone, but trying to find a central location is key.
A venue location with a large open parking area will be a big benefit on event day. If the venue doesn’t have parking, you might be able to use a local valet company to help, but on-site parking is ideal.
A large group event like a fundraiser, reunion, or corporate party requires a lot of space for people to sit. But it’s not just tables and chairs for mealtime. If you want to create a stimulating environment, you’ll want to optimize other areas of the venue to create additional seating areas. Ideally you would want one large entertainment space that could fit several rows of chairs or benches.
Every event planner knows that a large event must have activities and things to do. Make sure you check out the venue for areas that can be transformed into activity areas. A large open field is ideal for hosting a festival or craft fair with live entertainment. Even better if the venue offers unique activities like horseback riding, for example.
An event space with on-site catering is a win for you. Let the venue take care of the planning, while you do the hosting. Make sure your guests are hydrated and happy with snacks and drinks available throughout the event. If you’re planning on serving a meal during your event, having an in-house food and beverage staff is ideal for any type of event, from picnics to VIP dinners.
No Dallas event is complete without some Southwest flair. When you first set foot on our property at Southfork Ranch, you’ll find a quintessential barn, perfectly manicured lawn, and the beautiful mansion made famous in the long-running television series Dallas.
Host your event at Southfork Ranch!
We are experts in creating memorable events with legendary style. We offer gorgeous ballrooms, full-service catering, impressive décor and entertainment amenities with a special touch of Texas hospitality. Our full staff of event planning professionals will help make your experience effortless and enjoyable.
Southfork Ranch is a renowned Texas legend and landmark that is home to more than 1,400 events each year and we love what we do! Contact us at (972) 442-7800 for more information and to speak with one of our event planning professionals.