Sunday, June 20, 2021

Plan Your Graduation Party With Legends Hall

It’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner.

We say it all the time, but time really has flown by these past few months. To some, it might feel like the holidays just happened. It may feel like August was just a few weeks ago for students wrapping up the school year! And for those students getting ready to move on to their next great adventure, Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake is here to help you celebrate in style.

Let’s not dismiss all the hard work it took to get to this point, let’s celebrate it, and what better way to celebrate than with a graduation party? Maybe it’s high school graduation, and you’re getting ready to leave home for the first time. Perhaps it’s college graduation, and you’re about to enter the “real world.” Make your life’s celebration a memorable one with us at Legends Hall.

Legends Hall is the perfect place to host your celebration. Remember, Southlake residents are eligible for a 20% discount on any event rental! Let us help you bring together the event your graduate deserves. We offer multiple packages that include many of the most popular amenities to make your party a true success. Those amenities include centerpieces, linens, cloth napkins, microphones, AV, and so much more!

We have space to host a memorable party of any size. Want to throw a large party to celebrate with everyone? Take a look at our Diamond Social Package. It’s ideal for large groups looking to have their event all in one space. Your event will include the ballrooms and the covered outdoor terrace.

If you are looking to have a smaller, more intimate celebration, maybe one of our other spaces will appeal to you. Our Lounge and Parlor and Club Lounge are perfect spaces for a cozy celebration with cost-affordable rates.

We pride ourselves on customizing our packages to fit your unique needs. Interested in learning more about what we can offer you? Visit our website at ExperienceLegendsHall.com

We’re looking forward to hearing from you and building a world-class experience your graduate will never forget.

 

Lunch and a Show: Lucille Ball Impersonator Arrives in Southlake

The Southlake Senior Activity Center is kicking it old school this week with a special Lunch and Lucy Show Picnic.

There’s no better time than April to enjoy the Spring weather now that winter is behind us. To bring in the new season, the Senior Center, in partnership with Southlake Library, will be celebrating the National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 7. The Senior Center is inviting members to join them on the back patio of The Marq’s Legends Hall and the Aria Amphitheater lawn for a picnic lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s. The fun doesn’t stop there. Senior Center members can look forward to a hilarious Lucille Ball impersonator show!

Lucille Ball rose to international fame with the premiere of I Love Lucy in 1951. I Love Lucy set the standard for the American sitcom for decades to come. Its hilarious take on the cultural issues of the time, and emphasis on strong, female friendships, made I Love Lucy one of the most popular tv shows in history. The Senior Center is excited to be bringing the nostalgic humor of Lucille Ball to Legends Hall.

The Senior Center is always coming up with fun and creative events to involve Southlake’s senior community. From weekly wellness calls, the Monday lunch curbside pickups, and safe outdoor events, Senior Services Coordinator, Soheila Phelps, is always committed to bringing fun to Southlake’s seniors.

“Now that the beautiful Spring weather is upon us, providing outdoor programs where our senior community can safely get together is a step in the right direction in bringing some normalcy back into their lives,” stated Soheila Phelps. “We hope to bring more outdoor activities and programs like this in the coming months.”

Don’t miss out on the fun! Seniors 55 and over can grab their blankets and chairs, social distance, and join us on April 7! Advance online registration is required, and the fee to participate is $6.00. Lunch begins at noon, and the show goes from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Register here.

City of Southlake Community Services Department Shines with Multiple Winners in the Southlake Style Readers’ Choice Awards

The Southlake Style Readers’ Choice results are in, and the Community Services Department boasts numerous winners and finalists!

The annual Readers’ Choice survey closed after approximately 43,000 votes were cast by Southlake community members. Voting was open from February 2 until February 18. Having been nominated in multiple categories, here are the results of this year’s survey:

  • Entertainment Category—Swimming Pool/Water Park—Champions Club at The Marq Southlake—Winner
  • Entertainment Category—Park—Bicentennial Park—Winner
  • Entertainment Category—Event/Wedding Venue—Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake—Finalist
  • Entertainment Category—Park—Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve—Finalist
  • Summer Camp—Camp Mania—Finalist

Make sure to keep up with everything that is going on at these award-winning venues. With Spring Break just around the corner, the possibilities for fun are never-ending!

Here is a list of events to look forward to within the Community Services Department:

  • Swimming Pool at Champions Club at The Marq Southlake
    – Preschool Water Play on March 26
  • Camp Mania at Champions Club on March 15
  • Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake
    – Sip and See event on March 7
  • Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
    – Cross Timbers Forest Preschool Spring Break starting March 15
    – Cross Timbers Spring Break Nature Camp on March 15
    – Nature Center Open House on March 27
    – Adult Outdoor Education on March 30
    – Cross Timbers Nature Club on March 31

Register for these events and more here.

Congratulations to the winners and the teams who make creating world-class experiences for our community possible. Thank you to everyone who voted for us! Serving our community and working towards becoming the premier destination for lifelong memories is what drives us. Keep an eye out for our winners in the April issue of Southlake Style.

Southlake Women’s Club hosts Annual Senior Valentine Luncheon

Winter weather did not stop the Southlake Women’s Club from spreading the love at the Senior Activity Center last Friday during the annual Senior Valentine Luncheon.

The beloved community event finally came to fruition on February 26, after being postponed due to weather concerns. A large turnout of around 80 seniors showed up in front of Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake for the Luncheon. The Southlake Women’s Club provided a wonderful afternoon complete with goody bags, roses, and a catered meal for our seniors to celebrate the month of love.

The Luncheon looked a little different this year, adapting to a curbside pick-up model due to COVID-19 restrictions.  However, that didn’t stop our wonder women from delighting Southlake seniors with Valentine’s surprises. Seniors rolled up sporting pink and red to pick-up a warm meal provided by Fajita Pete’s Mexican restaurant. Fan-favorite love songs played, bubbles filled the air, and volunteers cheered on the streets with signs as seniors pulled up to receive their treats. Southlake Women’s Club members alongside Senior Center staff were even spotted dancing to the “Cupid Shuffle.”

Seniors were all smiles as they collected their warm meals.

“This always makes my day,” one senior stated as he received a yellow rose.

“I always look forward to the events at the Senior Center,” claimed another Senior Center member.

The annual Senior Center Valentine Luncheon is one of the Southlake Women’s Club’s signature events. Dating back to the early 2000s, the first Valentine Luncheon took place at the old Southlake Senior Center before moving to the Senior Activity Center at The Marq. Since then, the event has only grown in popularity, with festivities and community spirit increasing every year. With so much love to go around, it’s easy to see why this event is a highlight of the year for Southlake seniors.

Partnerships like the one between the Southlake Women’s Club and the Senior Activity Center give our residents world-class experiences. Coming together to celebrate Southlake’s giving spirit through events like the Valentine Luncheon creates life-long memories for our residents and staff.

Legends Hall Makes a Marq in North Texas Wedding and Events Industry

Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake is making a name for itself as the premier North Texas wedding destination. True to its world-class promise, Legends Hall recently received several top honors.

In January, Society Life magazine selected Legends Hall as the Number One Wedding and Events Venue in North East Tarrant County. This is a monumental accomplishment for Legends Hall as it vied against numerous local private and non-profit competitors. This recognition would not have been possible without the support of residents who nominated and voted for Legends Hall in a web-based survey hosted by Society Life Magazine.

When asked why she chose Legends Hall, one local bride raved:

“We chose Legends Hall for a few reasons. One HUGE benefit was the option to choose our caterer and alcohol services. This allowed us to save money and have our favorite restaurants cater our wedding. We also loved the versatility of the space, such as the option to do an outdoor or indoor ceremony, cocktail hour either in the hallway or outdoors, a bar area to keep the drink lines short, and a huge space for the actual hall. We were able to have a large wedding with a large dance floor without going above our budget!”
– Alyza Sunny, Legends Hall Bride

The honors don’t stop there! Brides of North Texas magazine recently revealed their new Spring/Summer Edition which featured an October Legends Hall Wedding. Long-time Southlake residents, the Bond family chose Legends Hall because they knew it was the perfect destination to celebrate this joyous occasion.

“The Marq was extremely helpful and communicative during the uncertain months of the pandemic leading up to our wedding. They walked us through several options and accommodations, allowing us to have our wedding the way we always envisioned, and in a safe way for our guests. Their kindness and professionalism contributed to a stress-free and fun planning process, as well as an incredible wedding weekend!”
– Jessica Bond, Southlake Resident and Legends Hall Bride

Their beautiful wedding is highlighted in this season’s magazine through the end of May.

If you’re engaged and looking for a world-class venue, tour Legends Hall during their Sip & See event on Sunday, March 7th. Enjoy light bites and drinks as you get all your planning questions answered by Legends Hall Event Specialists. Take advantage of 10% off all 2021 packages if you book now through March 31st!

Be a part of something great. Experience how grand your wedding can be at Legends Hall!

Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake Bridal Open House

Fall in love at Legends Hall’s annual Bridal Open House on Thursday, August 6, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. Admission is free. This event is perfect for eager brides, event planners, or individuals looking to host fun social events. Legends Hall will host a variety of vendors that will be sure to engage all of your senses and create an exciting, but safe, night out!

Not only can you choose from world-class vendors and venues but each one will be offering large incentives and promotions to celebrate Legends Hall’s five-year anniversary! Did we mention we will have swag bags to give away to our first 100 guests?!

Legends Hall preferred caterers will offer complimentary menu tastings and samplings and will be available to chat with guests about their booking policies. Culinary Art Catering, City Kitchen, G Texas Catering, Loveria Caffe, and Scratch Kitchen will be sure to amaze you with all of their offerings! HD Liquid Catering will also provide complimentary signature cocktails, and the Bubble Tap Dallas mobile champagne will be sure to delight.

No wedding planning is complete without a cake tasting! Sugar Bee Sweets, Sinsational Cakes, and Sweet Memories will also indulge all your sweet cravings for the evening and help you design the perfect look for your special day. Not interested in cakes, cupcakes, or cookies? Peace Love and Little Donuts Southlake will spread the love with their yummy bites as well!

Dan Quinn Entertainment will provide all of the evening’s entertainment that will be sure to keep your feet moving! Learn more about DQB Entertainment and AVSD production services and all they can provide for your special event.

Do you have your floral décor decided yet? Out of the Garden and Devin Designs will surely excite you with all of their beautiful displays! Have you considered a decorator? Are you looking for custom linens, chargers, or décor? AM Linens, Marquee Event Rentals, and Simply Elegant could take care of all of your needs.

Almost all venues will recommend an event planner–even just for the day or month prior to your wedding! MK Event Boutique, LM Events, and Wedding Stone will be on property to help you plan all of your large and small details!

Photos and videos capture the day’s events so you can remember them for a lifetime! Do you have a photo booth or photographer booked? PHOTOConcepts and PLUSH photobooths will be onsite to amaze you with their services and creativity to create stunning visuals of your big day.

Do you have a getaway vehicle? Are you looking for transportation for your night out? Take you There Limo Service will be on property to showcase their signature limousine. Have you secured your honeymoon? Southlake Travel can help concierge all of your travel questions, especially at this time!

Legends Hall is waiting to host your next event as safely and efficiently possible. We can’t wait to meet you and show you all we can offer for your big day! For more information, visit Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake Facebook Event Page or visit the website at www.ExperienceLegendsHall.com

NOTE:

Legends Hall staff ensures that all vendors will be appropriately distanced as well as wearing masks. Staff will also be cleaning high traffic areas throughout the night, and multiple hand sanitizer stations will be available at each door entry point. All guests are required to wear masks while socializing and walking through the venue.

 

Safely Reopening The Marq Southlake

As we’ve started to transition into more familiar routines, the City of Southlake has taken steps to safely restore our services, programs and meetings in accordance with State of Texas guidelines.

We’re excited to announce that next on the list is the reopening of The Marq Southlake. Following Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order on recreation and exercise facilities, waterparks and event venues, The Marq Southlake will open in accordance with the maximum 25% capacity guidelines.

The Community Services department has continued to take steps to safely restore parks and recreation-related services and programs. The next big step is the reopening of Champions Club on Saturday, May 30, at 9 a.m. and Legends Hall on Monday, June 1 at 9 a.m.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in a safe environment and encourage everyone to abide by state regulations. We also ask that you be patient as we work through required protocols and protective measures to ensure your safety. The City is very excited to be able to deliver state-of-the-art recreation programs and services once again!

Champions Club

Our staff has worked diligently to open the facility with as many amenities open as allowed under the Governor’s current guidelines. We are happy to announce that the majority of the facility’s amenities will be available for member use. Champions Club components that will remain closed include the locker room showers and lockers, spray pad, interactive pool amenities and the indoor playground.

Operating hours will be modified and include a mid-day closure Monday-Friday for cleaning and sanitization to make sure our customers are protected and safe.

New Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Mid-day closure, Monday – Friday: 1 – 3 p.m.

  • Saturday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

When members visit for the first time, they will notice several measures in place to ensure member and employee safety. Upon arrival, there will be designated entry and exits to the building and a guided path to the front desk. Sneeze guards have been installed at all customer service desks. The seating area has also been modified to accommodate physical distancing guidelines and coffee services have been eliminated. The Child Watch area has been expanded to provide separate spaces for children 4 years old and younger and children 5 years old and older.

The fitness floor and aquatic center have been modified to accommodate physical distancing and capacity requirements. In addition, the number of group fitness classes has been reduced.

In an effort to protect our older and more vulnerable citizens, all Senior Activity Center programming has been canceled. Staff has been trained on new policies and procedures and will engage in enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices so that we can open safely and in the best interest of seniors when the time is right.

To learn more about what Champions Club is doing to make sure patrons are safe and what to expect when visiting, please visit the Champions Club website.

Legends Hall

Legends Hall will reopen to the public for regular operating hours, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

New protocols are in place to ensure the safety of staff and potential clients during facility tours. Virtual tours are also available. Event layouts will be modified to abide by current physical distancing guidelines. As with Champions Club, additional cleaning and sanitization practices have been enacted.

The Senior Activity Center located inside Legends Hall will remain closed until we can safely open for our senior citizens.

Visit the Legends Hall website to learn more about booking an event and any enhanced requirements for events.

Stay Informed and Safe

When visiting The Marq Southlake, we encourage you to make the best possible decisions for yourself and your family by following state requirements, expert guidance and advice.

To help you stay informed, the City regularly updates www.ProtectSouthlake.com for easy, quick access to the City information you need.

We’re ready to be safely back, Southlake and look forward to seeing you at The Marq.

Help us Celebrate What Makes Southlake Special

UPDATE MARCH 12, 2020: Celebrate Southlake has been postponed. Read more here.

 

Join Mayor Laura Hill and her Alliance for Unity & Culture as they Celebrate Southlake, March 20 -22 in Bicentennial Park.

Celebrate Southlake is a community event designed to bring the people of Southlake together in celebration of our cultural diversity and inclusion that makes our beautiful city so special.

As Mayor Hill has said before, “I believe in Southlake, and I believe in anyone who is willing to stand up with me to make Southlake the best it can be.”

Celebrate Southlake events provide an opportunity and location to gather and have conversations that contribute to creating meaningful change and inclusion in our community all while enjoying food, music, performances and entertainment.

New this year will be three days of different events to help celebrate our great community. If you can’t make it to one event, there will be two other opportunities to celebrate with us!

On Friday, March 20, take some time to talk with Mayor Hill and members of her Alliance for Unity & Culture while enjoying a meal in Bicentennial Park, appropriately right on Unity Way.  The Community Dinner kicks off at 5 p.m. Sit side-by-side with your neighbors, taste a variety of world cuisines and feast on engaging conversation.  It’s a special opportunity to really break bread with your Southlake neighbors and get to know them. Sharing a meal is always a great opportunity to sit back, relax and take time for conversation. The Community Dinner gives you the opportunity to do just that while enjoying a variety of local cultural cuisines available for purchase.

Saturday, March 21, the fun moves to Aria Amphitheater and The Marq promenade to bring back the cultural festival that started Celebrate Southlake three years ago.  We invite you to “Travel the World” with us and visit cultural booths. While you’re learning more be sure to get your Celebrate Southlake passport stamped.  The passport will make the perfect keepsake to commemorate all the different cultures that make up Southlake.  When you’re not learning more at the booths, take in some of the cultural performances and entertainment. Some of the entertainment will include Indian music and dance, the music of China and much more.  Kids and adults will enjoy lawn games and various interactive cultural activities.

Celebrate Southlake wraps up on Sunday, March 22 at Champions Club with a family-friendly trivia competition. Teams of six will compete to answer questions and prove their knowledge of local and world history and culture all while enjoying small snacks and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded each round, with the last team standing taking home the grand prize.

We hope you will save the date and join us. This promises to be a special weekend so tell your friends and neighbors and we hope to see you there. For more information, please visit our website or give us a call at (817) 748-8019.

Dance with Your Sweetheart at Legends Hall!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the ones you love most while dancing the night away at Southlake’s annual Sweetheart Dance sponsored by Chickfila Southlake coming up on February 8.

This year’s theme is the Roaring 20s, so come dressed in your best 20s era attire, and get ready to have swanky good time! The evening will include a live DJ, limo rides, light refreshments, a candy snack bar, and lots of photo opportunities.

Two identical dance sessions are available so there’s plenty of room on the dance floor for everyone. Register online today to reserve your spot!

February 8, 2020
Session 1: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Session 2: 7:30 – 9:00pm

Location: Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake

Member Fee: $14
Non-Member Fee: $18
Children under 3 are free.
Register here.