Monday, March 27, 2023

Meet World Class Employee Emily Wood

October is a beautiful time to host a wedding, and there’s no better place in the DFW metroplex to get married than in Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake.

Legends Hall is a gorgeous state-of-the-art wedding and events venue located in the heart of Southlake. On any given weekend our venue hosts life’s most memorable occasions such as weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations. Booking ahead of time is the key to securing your spot in this beautiful place. If you’ve ever wondered who’s in charge of keeping our venue busy, and profitable, look no further than Sales Specialist Emily Wood.

Let’s get to know her better.

Emily has vast experience in the wedding and event industry. She began her career in 2010 during an internship in the Marketing and Events Department of NYLON Magazine in New York City. She’s worked for multiple wedding planners and restaurants as an Event Coordinator and helped open a wedding and events venue in Fort Worth called BRIK. Emily was at BRIK for two years selling and marketing the venue and working closely with clients on their events. Emily’s career eventually took her to Napa, California, where she worked for Visit Napa Valley, the Marketing and Tourism bureau for the City of Napa. In 2019 she returned to Fort Worth as an Event Coordinator for the ToroToro restaurant in the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Emily made her way to the City of Southlake as the Sales Specialist for Legends Hall in August 2020.

In her current role, Emily enjoys “making that initial connection with clients. Whether it’s for their Wedding, Birthday Party, Anniversary, or Graduation, they are always so excited to find the right venue and start the planning process. It can be fun to be a part of that journey!”

Working in the events and wedding industry means that Emily keeps tabs on emerging trends. While not so common at Legends Hall, “we are seeing a lot of smaller, more intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples are really prioritizing who they want present for their special day. They aren’t worried about inviting everyone they’ve ever met.”

Emily has a lot of fun hobbies she enjoys when she’s not booking deals and helping customers plan the most exciting celebrations of their lives. As a new Dallas resident, she enjoys exploring new neighborhoods and finding great local spots! She also likes spending time with her boyfriend Kelly, her dog Sookie, and kitten Eleven. A woman of many interests, she appreciates wine tasting, working out on her Peloton, and spending time with friends and family.

Legends Hall wouldn’t be the success that it is without dedicated employees like Emily. If you are looking for the perfect venue for your next big event, give her a call!

Schedule a tour today.

Book Your Big Day By March 31 and Enjoy 10 Percent Off Event Packages

The wedding industry is back with a vengeance, and 2022 and 2023 are going to be busier than ever!

Wedding trends come and go, but the desire to celebrate love and partnership never goes out of style! Couples are ready to celebrate love again in a big way, and wedding venue bookings will be high in 2022 and 2023. Nothing grounds the aesthetic and theme of your wedding more than the venue, and choosing the perfect one is a crucial step in planning an elegant affair. If you are searching for an exquisite backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration, look no further than Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake.

Located in the heart of Southlake, Texas, our beautifully designed state-of-the-art venue has served the greater North Texas metroplex since December 2015. The award-winning and world-class staff at Legends Hall is ready to help you make your Big Day dreams come true! Whether you want an intimate, private affair, or a full-blown big bash, Legends Hall is the ideal venue for every moment of your event. Legends Hall has it all, from gorgeous outdoor ceremonies at the Aria Amphitheater to a luxurious reception at the Traditions Ballroom! Our unique event packages give you the flexibility to design your event in a way that meets your style and budget!

If you’re recently engaged or have been waiting for the perfect date to say, “I Do,” March is the best time to book your Big Day at Legends Hall. We are extending our Engagement Season Special through the end of March! If you book your event by March 31, you can enjoy 10% off event packages from the Silver Package and higher!

Dates in 2022 are filling up soon! Contact us today to schedule a tour!

Legends Hall Wins “Venue Choice” Award at The Southern Social and Chic Network’s “The Chic Social Gala”

The world-class, award-winning team at Legends Hall has done it again!

Legends Hall’s most recent recognition is winning the “Venue Choice” award from Southern Social. This designation was announced at “The Chic Social Gala” sponsored by The Southern Social and Chic Network on December 12, 2021 and hosted at Legends Hall.

The Southern Social is a Texas-based bridal magazine and blog that features “artful and elevated weddings with romantic and authentic stories.” The “Venue Choice” award was given to Legends Hall in recognition of the team’s outstanding work.

“We are honored to win this award! The entire Legends Hall team works very hard to create world-class experiences for our couples and are thankful to win recognition from an esteemed industry partner,” stated Legends Hall Sales Specialist Emily Wood.

Legends Hall is the premier destination for an elegant and elevated social event in DFW. If you plan on tying the knot in 2022, our team is ready to help you every step of the way. Schedule a tour today to see how we can turn your wedding dreams into reality. Reserve your big day by February 28, 2022 and receive 10% off our fabulous event packages!

Congratulations to the hard-working Legends Hall team!

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.

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


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.