Wednesday, October 28, 2020

New website debuts for The Marq Southlake

If you have visited Bicentennial Park recently, you’ve seen firsthand the rapidly emerging community recreation center, officially known as The Marq Southlake (Phase 1). Also under construction for the past few months has been the website for the new multi-purpose facility, which debuted May 20, 2015:

The website gives a glimpse of what is to come when Phase 1 of The Marq opens in late 2015. The premier activity and event venue will include Aria, an outdoor amphitheater and Legends Hall which houses a grand ballroom, conference and meeting rooms, the Club Lounge, a catering kitchen and a senior lounge; The Marq will be the new home for the Southlake Senior Center. Phase 1, encompassing approximately 23,000 square feet will be a state-of-the-art venue available for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate meetings and luncheons, social events, concerts and art performances and select City of Southlake community events.

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To help Southlake residents, as well as welcomed visitors throughout the DFW metroplex (and beyond) envision the finished product of The Marq Southlake Phase1, the website has been constructed with images and details for the facility’s distinct areas and functions:

  • Weddings: Designed to be both elegant and comfortable, The Marq features versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding ceremonies and receptions. A nearly 5,000 square foot ballroom (with dance floor) accommodates up to 300 guests (seated banquet style). The Club Lounge has easy access to the outdoor patio with fire features and lounge-style seating – both are ideal spots for a cocktail hour or after-party.
  • Meetings & Events: Whether you’re hosting a corporate retreat or multi-day seminar, this state-of-the-art event venue offers convenience and versatility along with high-tech amenities to ensure your next corporate meeting or social event is successful.
  • Aria: An outdoor amphitheater that can accomodate up to 1,000 attendees will play host to a variety of events, including concerts, theatrical performances, live entertainment and outdoor wedding ceremonies. Surrounded by beautiful architecture and landscape overlooking a water feature, it is the ideal backdrop to say “I do” or enjoy a concert under the Texas stars.
  • Senior Center: A hallmark of The Marq is offering something for everyone in the community, including seniors. Legends Hall will play home to the new Senior Center featuring a lounge area, game room and fitness room for seniors to utilize.  Being located within The Marq will also allow more space for special events as well as additional rooms for taking classes and other activities and programs for members to keep their mind, body and spirit engaged in meaningful activities.

The new website also provides an online event booking form, links to all of The Marq’s social media channels and contact information for the Sales Specialist when you are ready to schedule a tour or book an event.

A  community recreation center has been in the City of Southlake’s Parks Master Plan since 1996 and became a top priority when it was frequently cited in the 2009 and 2011 citizen surveys. In August 2013, City Council put the plan into action when it approved $1.72M to design Phase 1 and the site plan was approved June 3, 2014. A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 27, 2014, and City Council approved the facility’s name October 21, 2014. It is important to note there will be no increase in taxes to construct or operate the facility.

Because of the magnitude of the project, The Marq Southlake will be built in two phases and has a multi-year development timeline:

  • September 2014 – Phase 1 construction began
  • Summer 2015 – Phase 2 design finalized
  • Late 2015 – Phase 1 opens
  • Fall 2016 –  Phase 2 construction begins
  • Early 2018 – Phase 2 opens

The Marq Southlake is located at 411 Unity Way, Southlake, TX 76092. For more information, visit the new website at