Monday, November 29, 2021

Santa Claus to Make an Appearance at Legends Hall for Photos With Santa

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is making a stop at Legends Hall to help your family make life-long holiday memories!

The most wonderful time of year is here, and the team at Legends Hall made the Nice List once again! As a special reward for being so good this year, Santa Claus himself has agreed to make a special appearance at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake before the holiday rush.

Don’t miss your opportunity to meet Chris Kringle himself. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus for your family’s annual holiday photo at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake on Friday, December 10, from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM and Saturday, December 11, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM! Make sure to bring your gift Wishlist with you to give to Santa in person.

This is the perfect opportunity to secure world-class family holiday photos in our beautiful state-of-the-art facility. The Legends Hall team goes above and beyond to set up a winter wonderland in our lobby so that the Big Guy feels right at home.

Families will receive three digital photos with Santa Claus emailed within three business days of the event.

Register for your spot today! Tickets are designated per family, limited to pre-register only, and limited to 10 families per 30 minutes to ensure ample time with the Jolly Elf.

The cost is $25 for Southlake resident families and $30 for non-resident families.

Start writing your lists and practicing your smiles. We’ll see you at Legends Hall!

Home-Grown Staff: From Banquet Specialist to Hospitality and Sales Manager

If you’ve booked a special event at Legends Hall, then you’ve witnessed the planning, decoration, and management magic of Crystal Maddalena.

Crystal is the perfect example of home-grown staff. She started her career with the City of Southlake in 2009 as a Teen Court Office Assistant. In 2011, she became the Teen Court Coordinator and stayed there until Legends Hall opened its doors six years ago.

Crystal was the Banquet Specialist at Legends Hall since it opened in 2015. As such, she was responsible for coordinating and executing every event to world-class perfection. Her meticulous attention to detail, empathetic understanding of clients’ needs, and flawless execution of breath-taking events have earned her various raving NPS and Wedding Wire reviews from previous clients. Earlier this year, Crystal was even recognized city-wide during Employee Appreciation week with the Accountability Award for her relentless dedication to creating world-class experiences.

This month, she stepped into a new role as the Hospitality and Sales Manager for The Marq Southlake! As such, Crystal is now in charge of managing the entire Legends Hall team to ensure The Marq Southlake remains the premier destination for life’s most memorable occasions. As a long-time member of Team Southlake, there’s no doubt that she will lead the team to new reach new heights!

When asked what she likes most about her new position, Crystal stated that she “enjoys working with our guests as we have a unique opportunity to be involved in once-in-a-lifetime events with them. It all comes down to customer service, and I have the privilege to practice that both internally and externally every day!”

Congratulations on your promotion, Crystal! Thank you for your years of dedicated service, and best of luck in this new role!


It’s Not Too Soon to Think About Your Holiday Party!

We say it all the time, “Time flies by.” It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the holiday season, but here we are again! Time has flown by, and the holidays are almost right around the corner.

It will soon be time to gather and celebrate all the great things that happened this past year. And what better way to celebrate than to party in style at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake?

It’s not too early to start planning. Let us do the heavy lifting for you. We can check one more thing off your to-do list. We’re here to help you create life-long memories with your friends and family by pulling off the party of the year.

Legends Hall features 23,000 square feet of event space for any party you can imagine. We have the perfect space for everything from small intimate gatherings to large end-of-year bashes. And let’s be honest, Texas weather is so unpredictable it’s not out of the realm of possibility to be able to take advantage of our magical outdoor space. The possibilities are endless!

Not sold yet? Here are a few more reasons to host a holiday party with us:

We dress to impress.
We love the holidays as much as your mom, and we decorate to the nines. What does this mean for you? The photo ops will be endless, and you won’t need to worry about decorating for your event. Let us take care of that for you.

We have the best team.
Our dedicated and award-winning team is here for you. From helping you select the best rental package for your event, navigating your vendor selection, to taking care of all the small details, we are here for you. Your party is our party. Making sure your experience with us is the best it can be is our top priority.

Location, location, location.
We’re located in the heart of Southlake, just a few miles off SH 114. We’re easy for your in-town guests and your out-of-town guests to find. We also have ample parking so no need to worry about that either.

Ready to check out our space? Learn more here, and book your tour today!

Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake Hosting Third Annual Open House

Fall in Love at Legends Hall Third Annual Open House on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 5:00-8:00 PM at 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. Admission is Free. This event is perfect for eager brides, event planners, or individuals hoping to host fun social events. Legends Hall will host multiple vendors that will be sure to engage all of your senses and create an exciting and safe night out!

Not only can you mingle with incredible vendors at our world-class venue, but each one is offering incentives and promotions to celebrate the occasion. Did we mention we will have brand new Brides of North Texas Magazines and Swag bags to give away to our first 50 brides?! New clients will receive 10% off all event packages- a value of up to $1,000 OFF with attendance!

Legends Hall preferred caterers will offer complimentary menu tastings and samplings, plus will be available to chat with all of our guests on their booking policies. Culinary Art Catering, City Kitchen, Loveria Caffe, Wildwood, and Scratch Kitchen will be sure to amaze you with all of their offerings!

HD Liquid Catering will also provide complimentary signature cocktails along with their specialty beverage vehicle, “Pearl.”

No wedding planning is complete without a cake tasting! Indulge your sweet cravings and design the perfect look for your special day with
top-tier wedding cake vendors, Sweet Memories Cakes, Sinsational Cakes, Belle of the Bakery, and Elegant Cakery.

Rod Baker with DFW Parties will provide all of the evening’s entertainment that is sure to keep your feet moving! Learn more about his DJ skills, neon lights, and all they can provide for your special event. Marquise Jones of Marquise Pro will also be on the saxophone as you arrive!

Have you found the perfect gown or accessories yet? Bluebonnet Bridal Boutique will display a few dresses and accessories to take your breath away for the big day and cross off a vital checklist item! Jen Trotter will also be onsite to wow you with her Hair & Makeup services for any event! Speaking of, get that pre-wedding glow taken care of with the help of Renew MD!

Need some floral inspiration? Out of the Garden 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 and Marquee Event Rentals could take care of all of your needs.

Almost all venues will recommend an event planner- even if just for the day or month before your wedding! Events by Indya will be on property to help you plan all of your large and tiny details. You will also get to witness the fabulous designs of Gold Dust Vintage Rentals in the Traditions Ballroom.

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 Beat Box Portraits 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 and Delta Marriott Southlake can help concierge all of your travel questions, especially at this time!

Legends Hall is waiting to host your Big Day! We can’t wait to meet you and show you all we can offer! For more information, visit Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake Facebook Event Page or visit the website at

Legends Hall is the Perfect Place for a Summer 2022 Wedding

Summertime is the season of love, flowers, and sunshine, and if you are engaged and looking for the ideal spot to say, “I Do,” look no further than Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake!

At Legends Hall, we’re obsessed with creating life-long memories by helping you execute the wedding of your dreams. Located in the heart of Southlake, Texas, our masterfully designed state-of-the-art venue features 23,000 square feet of event space. Legends Hall is gorgeous any time of year, but since it is summer, we want to share a few reasons why getting married in July and August is a great idea.

Sure, Texas summers are hot, but its many benefits beat the heat. Here are just a few reasons to consider a summer 2022 celebration:

Guest Availability is Increased
Summer weddings are ideal because school is out, and parents don’t have to worry about keeping up with their children’s academic schedules. Not only is there no school, but guests tend to have fewer family holiday commitments as there aren’t as many holidays during the summer months. Because of this, you can ensure that you get more RSVPs than “Regretfully Declines.” You want your wedding day to be a celebration to remember with all the most important people in your life. Hosting a summer wedding increases the chances of your loved ones being available, and Legends Hall is here to help you every step of the way.

You Get Your Pick of Florals
Because many popular flowers are in bloom during the summer, your floral options won’t be limited. As a bonus, easier accessibility to flowers will likely mean you’ll get a better deal. Flowers are the perfect complement to our beautiful event spaces at Legends Hall.

Stunning Photo Opportunities
Texas Sunsets are second to none. With summer days lasting longer than any other time of the year, you’ll have plenty of time to capture your picture-perfect moment. Legends Hall boasts a plethora of unique backdrops for your Insta-worthy pictures! A crowd-favorite is the gorgeous outdoor Aria Amphitheater which overlooks a stunning pedestrian bridge and our award-winning Bicentennial Park.

Summer outdoor weddings indeed look gorgeous in pictures. If you want to avoid the Texas sun, Legends Hall offers unique indoor spaces perfect for your celebration. Get ready in our beautiful bridal Lounge & Parlor, host a cocktail reception in the Club Lounge, and dance the night away in the Traditions Ballroom! Our rental fees include banquet, cocktail tables, neutral-toned padded banquet chairs, audiovisual capabilities, table linens, napkins, and an elegant centerpiece for your event.

If you’re recently engaged and looking to plan a summer 2022 wedding, then make sure to check out Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake. Save the Date as our Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Learn more here, and book a tour today!

Celebrate Park and Recreation Month this July

The City of Southlake Community Services Department celebrates Park and Recreation Month this July by telling “Our Park and Recreation Story.”

The United States has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month since 1985. The City of Southlake is proud to follow that tradition. Just this week, Mayor Huffman proclaimed July as Park and Recreation Month in Southlake. This month highlights the vital and powerful role local park and recreation professionals play in building more vibrant, and more resilient communities across the country.

It’s no secret that access to public parks and recreational activities is vital to a healthy and thriving community. In Southlake, we are proud to have more than 1,000 acres of parkland and hundreds of programs and activities for all residents to participate in each year. We strive to be the premier recreation destination for our residents. It’s what keeps us motivated to go to work every day.

When you visit one of our parks, The Marq, or participate in one of our programs, our goal is to create life-long memories for you and your family. Everything we do is for you! When you give us your time, we do everything we can to create a world-class experience for you.

This month we celebrate all the stories that make up our park and recreation history. We honor everything we have accomplished—from the staff who work hard to bring you world-class services, to the amenities and programs our department offers.

Follow our Experience Southlake Facebook Page to see pictures and hear stories about our team. We will also be sharing staff highlights on My Southlake News this month, so stay up-to-date with all our articles as we share Our Park and Recreation Story.

Celebrate Park and Recreation month by exploring a new park, visiting Champions Club, or signing up for one of our world-class programs. There is always something exciting to do in Southlake, and that’s reason enough to celebrate this month and beyond!

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

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.