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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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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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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What You Can Host At Southfork Ranch’s Event Center

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The event center at beautiful Southfork Ranch is available for groups from 10 to 10,000. We offer unique meeting spaces from small, intimate areas to grand ballrooms. Plus, with over 300 acres of groomed ranchland, there’s plenty of room to spread out and host big events such as concerts and festivals. Wondering what kind of event you can host at Southfork Ranch? Here are some ideas.

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What To Look For In North Dallas Wedding Venues

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If you’re planning a wedding in the North Dallas area, come take a tour of Southfork Ranch! Our gorgeous outdoor setting is perfect for brides wanting an outdoor wedding. Southfork Ranch truly personifies the grand style of Texas. From the elegantly appointed Ewing Mansion to the beautifully manicured lawns, our ranch is the perfect backdrop for wedding celebrations with legendary style. As you search for a wedding venue, here are some things to look for.

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Dallas Group Tours At Southfork Ranch

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For 13 years, Americans made themselves at home at Southfork Ranch through the television series Dallas. From 1978 to 1991, Dallas aired as a prime time television soap opera in which Southfork Ranch was the Ewing family home. Still today, we continue to welcome visitors from around the world who want to see where this beloved show was filmed and experience the ranch lifestyle made famous by the Ewing family. Southfork Ranch is open year-round for guided tours of the ranch. Here’s what you can expect on a group tour.

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How To Plan A Large Group Outing

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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.

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How to Choose Your Dallas Conference Venue

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If you’re planning a conference in the Dallas area, you’ll need a venue that can accommodate your attendees but doesn’t fall flat when you announce the much-anticipated conference location. To be honest, it’s hard to figure out how to choose a conference venue that’s both unique and on budget. As experts in event planning, we’ve compiled this list of things to consider when choosing your Dallas conference venue.

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Why Photographers Love Ranch Wedding Venues

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The barn and ranch wedding trend isn’t going anywhere. Many 2018 brides are embracing the great outdoors with themes like enchanted forest, secret garden, and urban vintage. The appeal of these trends is hyped by the gorgeous photos that you see on Pinterest. The thing is, brides aren’t the only ones who love ranch wedding venues. Wedding photographers are eager to book clients with a vision for all the elegance of a wedding in a charming rustic setting.

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How to Design an Inspiring Meeting Space

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Choosing to host an off-site company meeting or corporate event usually stems from a need for team bonding and innovative thinking outside your normal parameters. Whether you’re planning an event for 10 people to 2,000, you want your attendees to feel inspired and free to think creatively. Knowing how to design an inspiring meeting space may not be in your repertoire, but you’re already on the right track if you’ve reached out to the event experts at Southfork. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Best Places to Take Horseback Riding Lessons in Dallas

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At Southfork Ranch, it’s no secret that we’re proud of our hometown roots in Dallas, Texas. Part of the ranch lifestyle includes horseback trail rides. What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than riding around on a horse? Horseback riding is one of the most popular activities in the Dallas area. If you’re looking for the best place to take horseback riding lessons in Dallas, we’ve got you covered.

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Quiz: What Should You Write in Their Wedding Card?

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Nothing tests your personal etiquette more than a wedding. It doesn’t matter if the bride is your best friend since elementary school, or an extended family member you barely know, no one wants to be the one the bride and groom wrinkle their noses at or complain about later. Gift giving is especially tricky, but there’s one gesture that can really help you shine as a guest: don’t skip the wedding card! Even if you’re sending your gift ahead of time, or giving the gift of money, it’s always good etiquette to bring a card to a wedding.

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