Tuesday, May 24, 2022

March is All About Member Appreciation

Everyone at Champions Club feels so lucky to have so many incredible members, and that’s why we love spoiling you with our monthly Member Appreciation events! March is the perfect month to spring into action, and Champions Club is your one-stop shop to reaching your health and fitness goals!

Check-in Challenge
This month’s fitness challenge is a St. Patrick’s Day-inspired Check-in Challenge to prove just how lucky we feel to have you be a part of our family. Just in case you need a little extra motivation to make it to the gym, we’re giving you a chance to get lucky! Check-in at Champions Club at 17 times this month, and you can win a raffle featuring a fitness gift set worth over $100!

March Madness Shootout
It’s nothing but net during March Madness. Stop by the fitness desk and join our March Madness Shootout Challenge! Every day you’ll have a chance to make up to 3 shots. For each basket you make, you’ll earn an entry into a drawing for a custom, one-of-a-kind Southlake basketball jersey! Better start practicing, because if you miss all 3 shots, you’ll owe the fitness staff 3 burpees!

Member Mondays
Don’t forget that Monday mornings are dedicated just for you! Stop by the Champions Club lobby from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM for a special, complimentary members-only treat!

Are you up for the challenge, Champions Club members? Join today to take advantage of our member benefits!

The Marq Southlake Wins the 2022 TRAPS Recreation Facility Design Award

Community Services staff learned last Friday that The Marq Southlake won the 2022 Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) Recreation Facility Design Award at the State level!

The Department submitted The Marq Southlake for consideration in November. According to the TRAPS committee, “The awards committee had many wonderful entries to score, and it was a difficult task. 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 and for your commitment to excellence in all that you do in your daily pursuits.”

The Marq Southlake serves as the City’s premier destination for family recreation, leisure, and communal gatherings. Almost two decades in the making, The Marq is the realization of a multi-year development dream to provide Southlake residents with a recreational oasis from the hustle and bustle of the DFW metroplex. When you enter The Marq, be it from the Legends Hall side or the Champions Club side, you immediately feel a sense of belonging. There is no better place for the community to come together, celebrate life’s most joyous occasions, participate in innovative programs, and make life-long memories.

The Marq’s positive impact on the Southlake community is monumental. The Marq Southlake has become the heart of recreational programming in the City since opening its doors in 2015 for Phase 1. The facility is bustling with activity in the early mornings. Senior Citizens arrive for daily socialization while Champions Club’s early birds hit the treadmill. The Marq transforms in the afternoon as seniors leave and school children arrive for after-school activities. Later in the evening, families and working professionals come to the Marq for social programs, meetings, exercise classes, and fitness. Weekends in Legends Hall consist of beautiful weddings and social events while Champions Club offers exciting programs for the whole family. The Marq is an example of what a modern multigenerational recreation center can be at its best.

Community Services staff is honored to receive this recognition from such esteemed industry partners! The Marq Southlake would not be what it is today without the input and support of various City departments, community partners, and residents.

The City of Southlake Community Services Department will receive this award on Thursday, February 17 at the TRAPS 2022 State Institute and Expo in College Station, TX. Congratulations to everyone that helped make The Marq Southlake the gem it is today!


New Year, New Goals, New Member Appreciation Events

We know you are working hard to kickstart those New Year resolutions. We’re working hard to ensure January is chockful of Member Appreciation events to encourage you on your wellness journey.

Mark your calendars and grab your accountability partners because there are so many incredible events to look forward to this month!

Bring a Friend Friday
Weekends just got a lot better! We know that getting a good workout in on a Friday can be a little challenging, so we’re making it fun with Bring a Friend Friday. Every Friday this month, we invite you to bring one complimentary guest with you to Champions Club. Grab a buddy and start the weekend off right! Now is the perfect time to bring a friend to Champions Club. If members bring a friend and they join, they each receive 10 extra guest passes!

Weekend Workshops: Saturdays at 9 AM in Hall of Fame 2-3
The fun doesn’t stop on Friday nights. Saturdays are for smashing goals! Our exciting new Weekend Workshop series will teach you how to establish goals, understand the crucial components of an effective workout plan, and how to choose the best exercises for your fitness journey. Join Leslie Jones, CPT, and learn how to establish and maintain healthy habits.

  • January 8 – S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting
  • January 15 – Planning & Programming
  • January 22 – Exercise Selection 1
  • January 29 – Exercise Selection 2

Women with Weights: Wednesdays at 6 PM in Elite Studio
Want to learn how to lift weights or feel comfortable in the weight room? This beginner class teaches you total body strength training techniques with free weights and machines. **Sign-up required. Instructor: Lindsay Erikson

  • January 5
  • January 12
  • January 19
  • January 26

We love pampering our members because we know you work hard in everything you do! Thanks for being a part of or Champions Club family. Ready to take advantage of these awesome member-only benefits? Become a member today!

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!

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.



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.


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.