Meetings & Groups

Top Five Reasons Why Southlake is the Site for Socializing

Your Destination for Meetings, Events & Get-Togethers 

Planning a family reunion, corporate retreat or other meeting? Whether you’re in search of a fun location to meet friends or a special setting for a reception or business event, Southlake is the site for socializing. Here are our top five reasons why Southlake is the perfect place for hosting your event.

1. Premier Event Facilities & Accommodations 

Looking for a large venue? Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake features 23,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a spacious ballroom with nearly 5,000 square feet—enough space to accommodate 300 guests. Additionally, meeting rooms total more than 1,400 square feet and are suitable for smaller events. Legends Hall features nearly 2,800 square feet of pre- or post-function space, including a lounge and 1,380 square feet of covered, usable outdoor patio space with lounge seating and fire features. The Marq also offers expert banquet specialists, flexible catering and alcohol policies, and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Several Southlake hotels also offer meeting and event spaces, including Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square featuring 17,585 square feet of event space between two ballrooms and nine meeting rooms, Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Southlake with 8,105 square feet of event space between nine event rooms, Cambria Southlake offering 4,837 square feet of event space among a ballroom, boardroom and conference room, and soon-to-open the Westin Dallas/Southlake totaling 33,420 square feet of event space with ten event rooms (and a 22-foot ceiling grand ballroom).

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2. Dining

Gather, sip and savor in Southlake. Boasting more than 130 restaurants, breezy patios, casual bars and upscale eateries, Southlake caters to many tastes. Looking for private dining space? With chef-crafted steaks and Sommelier-chosen wines, Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse can accommodate up to 80 private dining guests (or the room can be divided into two separate private facilities, one of which has an eye-catching wine cellar backdrop). Rather savor seafood and crab? Truluck’s is a catch with two private rooms that seat up to 45 guests and 25 guests, respectively. The restaurant also offers group lunch and dinner menus, as well as group reception and rehearsal menus. Other notable restaurants in Southlake offering private dining include Del Frisco’s Grille, Brio Italian Grille, and Wildwood Grill.

3. Shopping 

Make plans to meet and shop till you drop at over 260 retail venues in Southlake. Offering both world-renowned retailers and one-of-a-kind boutique stores, upscale shopping and affordable style are equally easy to find in Southlake. Get inspired to organize at The Container Store in Southlake Town Square, gather your gear for the outdoors at REI in Park Village, or glam up your party look at Nordstrom Rack in Shops of Southlake. What makes shopping in Southlake even more special? It’s easy! The three above-mentioned shopping centers conveniently create a retail therapy triangle at the intersection of Southlake Boulevard and Carroll Avenue, and almost all of the shopping centers in Southlake are walkable. The many shady awnings, live oak trees and gentle fountains make shopping in Southlake feel like a stroll in the park.

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4. Conveniently Located 
Location, location, location. Southlake is conveniently situated in the middle of the metroplex and is a 15-minute drive from Dallas-Fort Worth International airport, and roughly a 30-minute drive from Dallas Love Field Airport, Dallas and Fort Worth. Southlake has access to Hwy 114, Hwy 121, FM 377, FM 1938 and FM 1709, making travel to our city simple from every direction.

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5. Parks and Recreation 

Get together and enjoy the great outdoors in Southlake with more than 1,100 acres of park land and open space. Southlake offers 20 parks, seven playgrounds, 14 park pavilions, 11 ponds, 44 athletic fields, 21 tennis courts, and many miles of trails. With a variety of both passive and recreation spaces, the parks are open year-round with park hours typically being sunrise to sunset. Looking to get lost in nature? Don’t miss Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve, a nature center surrounded by more than 700 acres of Cross Timbers habitat with more than 20 miles of hiking trails.

These are just a few of several reasons why Southlake is a special location to meet, greet and socialize. As always, spending time in Southlake should feel safe – and it is. Many Southlake businesses continue to play a significant role in ensuring customer safety during the COVID-19 pandemic by participating in Southlake Safe and following recommended health and safety guidelines. From business to pleasure, plan like a pro and pick the place that exceeds expectations. We’ll see you in Southlake!

For more information, contact the Visit Southlake team at VisitInfo@visitsouthlaketexas.com or 817-748-8652.