Plano, Texas has 10+ unique venues for conventions, meetings, and events. Convention venues for meetings are more than arriving at a city, checking into your hotel, and walking to and from the itinerary of the day. We pride ourselves on providing memorable experiences with Plano hospitality and state-of-the-art venues, all while tying it into local experiences your guests won’t forget. From a convention center and convention hotels to historic venues and even rooftop patio’s with an Airstream, there’s so much to offer events in Plano. Let’s take a look!
Plano meeting venues
1. downtown plano arts district
Named one of the top 10 best downtowns in America by Livability.com, downtown Plano offers a charming setting for a simple stroll, an afternoon of shopping, or an evening’s entertainment. But, did you know there are also several venues for private events? Check out these 8 venues below:
- 34 Events
- Cox Building Playhouse
- Courtyard Theater
- Event 1013
- Rooftop Event Spot
- Saigling House
- Urban Crust
- Urban Rio
2. event 1013
Event1013 is a stylish, award-winning, Texas State Landmark venue. This premier gathering spot in Historic Downtown Plano Arts District blends authentic architecture, vintage charm, warm character with technology and sustainable modern conveniences and finishes. The venue that was selected as one of the Top 20 Totally Unique Venues in all of Texas is ready to serve your special event needs. At event1013, you’ll find an alternative, urban and upscale setting to hold a successful business meeting, create wonderful memories, mark a milestone and celebrate!
Hearty enough for the ranch hand and perfectly refined for the business man or woman, Haywire takes the Texas dining experience to a new level. Here there are various private dining spaces for gatherings from 15-100 guests. From the Whiskey Lounge to the Rooftop Airstream, you are sure to impress your attendees at Haywire. Their Box Garden Terrace even overlooks the Legacy Hall Box Garden. Don’t skimp on the food at Haywire! Their Texas-inspired menu includes items like fried green tomatoes, branding iron onion rings, elk tacos, venison chili, local lamb burger, shrimp & grits, BBQ ribs, and Texas Angus flat iron steak.
4. hilton dallas plano granite park
Hilton Dallas Plano Granite Park has consistently been awarded for outstanding guest services and upscale, contemporary hotel products since opening in 2014. This convention hotel provides the space, style and personalized service guests expect for meetings and events. The hotel can accommodate anything from grandiose galas and meticulous meetings to private parties and social soirees. The hotel features 11 meeting rooms (largest room is 14,400 square feet), two spacious ballrooms, and all meeting rooms are equipped with A/V technology. Plus, the Hilton Granite Park sits adjacent to The Boardwalk at Granite Park, a 30,000 restaurant park featuring restaurants serving up burgers and seafood to French cuisine and even a brewery and coffee shop!
5. legacy hall
Legacy Hall, one of the nation’s largest and most unique food halls, is dedicated to serving the best-of food trends prepared by premier chefs and local artisans. The three-story, 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue is located in Plano’s acclaimed Legacy West development and was named USA Today’s 2019 2nd Best Food Hall in the U.S.
Legacy Hall brings a new dining experience to North Texas. It’s a community committed to bringing the best that local chefs and entertainers have to offer in one unforgettable space. Legacy Hall is a truly unique venue and is an exciting place to host a private party or corporate event. The expansive first floor selection of artisan food stalls created by top local chefs means there is something for every palate — from pizza to BBQ, and tacos to lobster rolls. It’s fun for everyone to peruse all the options they want, and then meet back at the bar or reserved space to enjoy it along with a cocktail, wine or beer.
6. Marriott dallas/plano at legacy town center
When every detail must be perfect, the upscale, full-service, and picturesque Marriott at Legacy Town Center delivers with advanced facilities and expert meeting professionals. Located at the acclaimed Shops at Legacy, the 417-room hotel is within walking distance to many posh restaurants, nightlife, and various shops.
Meeting amenities include: 35,000 square feet of meeting space that features 23 meeting rooms, a 14,000 square-foot ballroom that divides into four sections and seats 1600 theater-style and 800 for banquets, in-house catering by the award-winning Executive Chef Damon Simmons with 27 years of expertise catering for Marriott, a dedicated event manager assigned to each group, an on-site audiovisual department to meet every need, and wireless internet access throughout.
7. Plano event center
The newly renovated and renamed Plano Event Center is an 86,400 square foot venue providing flexible function space accommodating as many as 5,000 people. The exhibition hall offers 21,600 square feet of column-free, completely carpeted space, a professional master stage, and high dock and street level move-in access. There are also 14 additional breakout rooms available. Amenities include on-site catering and audio-visual teams, free parking, and free public Wi-Fi.
8. renaissance dallas at plano legacy west
An anchor to the upscale complex of Legacy West in Plano, their design-forward hotel is within walking distance of top dining and shopping options. Step into the Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West and feel the warmth of their modern décor, merging Asian and Texan influences. Gather with friends for light bites and libations at Whiskey Moon bar. Take a dip in the rooftop pool and drink in the Texas sunset with a crafted cocktail in hand. Tailored options for meetings, events and weddings enable physical distancing in our venue spaces, with hybrid meetings available via live streaming.
9. Southfork ranch
Mixing boots with business! Just a few minutes outside of Plano, Southfork Ranch is one of the finest ranch facilities in the state of Texas. In addition to the famed Ewing Mansion, Southfork boasts over 63,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space in their Event and Conference Center.
The facility hosts over 1,300 events per year, ranging from elegant five-course seated dinners for small groups to themed extravaganzas for several thousand guests. Treat your guests to a little bit of television history and a whole lot of Texas hospitality at Southfork Ranch.
10. The nature & retreat center
The Nature & Retreat Center provides a beautiful backdrop for events. Offering unique indoor and outdoor event locations, guests will love the view from their intimate ballroom or back patio. Amenities include: audio-visual equipment, outside catering, complimentary parking, free Wi-Fi, and polished silver tables with black banquet chairs.
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