On top of all the amazing meeting venues Plano has to offer, like our top-notch Plano Event Center and meeting hotels like the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park, and Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West, there are also many other unique venues you may have not considered yet. From an Airstream and Box Garden to a world-famous ranch and a colorful family-friendly attraction, let’s explore six of Plano’s unique event venues.
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Unique Meeting Venues
Angelika Film Center
The Angelika Film Center & Café is a stylish five-screen boutique cinema located The Shops at Legacy and is an ideal venue for corporate presentations, receptions, cocktail hours, group conferences, movie screenings & premieres and private rentals. This venue has areas to accommodate a reception for as many as 125 guests. With leather seats, AV capabilities, designated event WiFi, and a concession and café area, The Angelika Film Center makes for a successful event.
Located at The Shops at Willow Bend, the Crayola Experience features 60,000 square feet of colorful fun with 22 hands-on shows and attractions. It is truly a one-of-a-kind destination where guests are encouraged to let their creativity run free, to color outside the lines and to play, explore and learn. This is where color, chemistry and technology magically combine to create a colorful adventure for everyone’s imagination. Groups and private events are encouraged and meeting rooms are available. What a way to add team building into your meeting! Purchase discounted attraction tickets here.
Two of America’s favorite things, bowling and football, collide in the best way possible. It started as a one-lane mashup of two popular sports while tailgating at the 2001 Indy 500. Today, Fowling is quickly turning into a national sensation. Fowling is a unique and entertaining game that merges football with bowling and is perfect for small or large groups. It’s as easy as throwing a football at ten bowling pins until someone knocks them all down. Fowling Warehouse’s Plano location is the first in the south, their largest venue, and the first venue with full food & beverage options. The VIP Room available for private events, and includes six private lanes, a private 30 foot bar, and luminescent lounge seating areas, and offers an elevated Fowling experience. Learn more about Fowling Warehouse in Plano.
Haywire takes the Texas dining experience to the next level. At Haywire 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. And 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.
Legacy Hall & Box Garden
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 Yakitori 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.
From the outdoor Box Garden to the Tap Room, Legacy Hall & Box Garden has quite a few areas available for your next meeting. For events with as few as 25 guests to as much as 1500 attendees, their space is sure to accommodate your needs. Find more details outlined in this blog post.
The historic Saigling House in the Downtown Plano Arts District is home to the ArtCentre of Plano. Their indoor art galleries can accommodate private events with up to 250 guests and their outdoor performance deck is capable of holding another 200+ guests.
Amenities include art displayed by the presiding artist, the newly renovated historic house with classrooms upstairs, a large performance desk, a bandstand/dance area, private outdoor restrooms, a caterer’s kitchen and prep room, audio/visual presentation technology, a wraparound porch, tables, chairs, and gazebo.
Internationally renowned for the hit television series, “Dallas,” Southfork Ranch is known worldwide as America’s most famous ranch. Not only is the Ranch an international tourist destination, it plays host to over 1,400 events a year!
With more than 63,000 square feet of indoor event space, Southfork Ranch features distinctive event options for groups of 10 to 10,000 and is a three-time winner of the “Facility of the Year” Award from the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. The venue boasts 10 ballrooms and has acres of sprawling Texas ranch-land for guided tours, private parties, and special events.
As a full-service event facility, Southfork Ranch can arrange all aspects of your event, from in-house catering, specialty linens, décor, and floral to cakes, transportation, and entertainment – all with a special touch of Texas hospitality.
There are so many other unique venues in Plano – from a black box theater to indoor entertainment complexes.
For more information about planning a meeting in Plano, explore Visit Plano’s resources.