Saturday, June 19, 2021

Award Winning Legends Hall to Host a Sip and See Event on March 7

Spring is just around the corner and that means that event season is almost here!

Are you interested in safely hosting an end-of-year banquet, graduation, or birthday celebration? Perhaps you recently said, “I do,” and are on the hunt for the perfect wedding destination. Whatever the occasion may be, Legends Hall invites you to visit us on Sunday, March 7 for our Sip and See event.

Tour our award-winning venue with Legends Hall experts and get the answers you need to plan your big event! Join us for some light bites from one of our local favorites, Scratch Catering and Fine Foods, along with some drinks served from one of our very own preferred vendors–HD Liquid Catering. Admission is FREE.

When you plan your celebration with us, you can rest assured that our staff always keeps your safety top of mind. Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake is operating under state and CDC guidelines limiting to 50% capacity, requiring face coverings, providing hand sanitizer, and more to ensure the safety of each guest.

We can’t forget to mention that Legends Hall is currently offering 10% off all Event Packages for 2021 dates through March 31, 2021. This is a fantastic savings of up to $1,000! Our Spring and Summer dates are filling up quickly, and we only have a handful of prime Saturdays available in the Fall.

Say yes to being impressed and let go of planning stress! We look forward to seeing you at Legends Hall.

Diamonds and denim made for a dazzling night at the annual Sweethearts Dance!

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but denim is a love that never fades!

Valentine’s Day arrived early in Southlake as families celebrated love and friendship at the annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 13 at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake. Crafts, cookie decorating, and dancing ensured that a dazzling time was had by all as Southlake’s finest arrived decked out in denim and diamonds!

While the beloved annual event looked a little different this year, Southlake Community Services employees were determined to put on a fun and safe celebration.

Masks were worn, tables were reserved for individual households, and guests rotated between fun craft activities and dancing to ensure safe social distancing. Two identical dance sessions were held during the night to allow more families to celebrate love responsibly.

“The Sweetheart Dance went very well this year!” said Programs Coordinator, Gretchen Morgan. “We had some very positive reviews from our attendees this year including loving our creative layout and appreciating that food was brought to them. While we were concerned about the weather, we had a large turnout, and it was rewarding to see the event come to fruition. I want to give special thanks to our sponsors: Chick-fil-A, Ethan Allen, and CommunityMed Family Urgent Care! I am also proud of the team that made this event possible. From setting up the decorations, taking guests to their tables, to managing volunteers and getting the party started on the dancefloor, this event would not have been possible without the hard work and support of our incredible staff and volunteers.”

Safe and memorable family programming like the Sweetheart Dance is just one example of how the Southlake Community Services department enriches the quality of life for Southlake residents. Delivering remarkable experiences to our residents is simply the Southlake Way!

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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!

HO! HO! Santa’s coming to The Marq Southlake all week long!

The holiday season officially kicks off at The Marq Southlake when Santa comes to visit with your family the week of December 5-12, 2020.

Mr. Claus himself wouldn’t miss making a special trip to Southlake to hear Christmas wishes and to enjoy breakfast with your family. Southlake Parks and Recreation’s annual Breakfast with Santa will continue holiday traditions with a full breakfast, crafts, and printed photo opportunity. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be sure to maintain their distance for the photoshoot, but don’t forget your wish list for Santa, and parents, bring your cameras!

Families with children over 10 years old are encouraged to wear masks except while seated and eating and drinking. Breakfast will still be as scrumptious as always but will be individually boxed and served to your table directly! Parents must register with children. Children under the age of two are free and do not need to register.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020

AT LEGENDS HALL AT THE MARQ SOUTHLAKE

Session 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Session 2
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Resident Fee: $14 per person
Non-Resident Fee: $18 per person
(Children under 2 are free.)
Register here.


Can’t stay for an entire breakfast? Is your family only looking for your annual Santa photo? Santa will stay in Legends Hall December 7-12 for pre-registered times to take photos with your family and to hear Christmas wishes. Mrs. Claus and her jolly elves will also be in attendance to chat and spread Christmas cheer. Masks are required for everyone age 10 and up while in line, but masks may be removed during the photo. Santa and his crew will maintain a safe distance of six feet. Families will receive 3 digital images within 24 hours via email. Tickets are per family: $25 for Southlake residents and $30 for non-residents. No taxes or additional fees.

Register today to ensure your spot, as only 20 families per hour will be permitted.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020
AT LEGENDS HALL AT THE MARQ SOUTHLAKE

December 7-11
3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
December 12
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Resident Fee: $25 per family unit
Non-Resident Fee: $30 per family unit
Register here.


Looking for more holiday cheer events? Check out the 20 days of Holiday Cheer at VisitSouthlakeTexas.com

This year may look slightly different due to our new health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but Santa and Mrs. Claus will be sure not to disappoint. Please see our website at ExperienceSouthlakeTexas.com/Programs for more information, or you may contact us at 817-748-8900.

Apex Arts League, on behalf of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, announces an upcoming Chamber Music Concert

Join the Apex Arts League as they present their first opportunity to bring you “DSO on the GO Brass Quintet,” featuring world class musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, November 8 at 3 p.m. at the Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake.

The Dallas Symphony Brass will present an afternoon of popular, classical and jazz favorites composed and arranged for brass quintet. Out of all orchestral instruments, brass lend themselves to outside performances because of their ability to project so all can hear.

This concert is free and open to the public. Please bring a chair and or blanket to enjoy this outdoor event. Masks and social distancing requirements will be enforced.

A virtual recording will be released after the concert at apexartsleague.com.

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.

Southlake Wins TRAPS Promotions and Marketing Award for Champions Club

The Southlake Community Services Department is a Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) 2020 Promotions and Marketing Award winner.

The team won for their efforts in promoting the 2019 opening and membership drive for Champions Club at The Marq Southlake.

Community Services Director Chris Tribble is excited The Marq Southlake team is being recognized for its efforts.

“Opening the doors to a new building is always a big job, and I am so proud to be a part of a team that was able to welcome all of our new Champions Club members with open arms,” Tribble stated. “We love seeing people learn about and enjoy the new facility.”

Jennifer Oaks, with the TRAPS awards committee, noted that “Your nomination stood out above the rest to exemplify commitment and dedication in the field of recreation. We are honored to present this award to you.”

Are you interested in learning more about Champions Club at The Marq?  Visit us at www.ChampionsClubSouthlake.com for more information.

 

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.

 

Radio Theater Live

Apex Arts League and OnStage in Bedford are pleased to announce “Radio Theater Live.”

The dinner theater will take place Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at The Marq Southlake. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Seats will be assigned.

The theater will bring back the days when families sat around the radio. Historically, radio drama depended on dialogue, music and sound effects to
help the listener imagine the characters and story. With the addition of the finest local thespians on the stage, it is sure to entertain. Expect drama, intrigue, humor, cool sounds and old tim advertisements.

A full dining experience hinting to 1940s family dining with a contemporary twist will be provided by City Kitchen. Wine will be included.

Get your tickets at Apexartsleague.com for $45, $40 for Apex members.

Apex brings excellence in the arts to Northeast Tarrant County. Music, dance, theater, art, film. Something for everyone. Close to home. Affordable.

ONSTAGE in Bedford is a volunteer-based theater providing accessible, diverse and high quality live entertainment to North Texas.

For details, ticket sales and more, go to ApexArtsLeague.com