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Special Events: Artist Showcase at Mill Creek Ranch Resort

special event | Mill Creek Ranch ResortMill Creek Ranch Resort invites you to come discover the local artists of East Texas. Come enjoy this one of a kind art show with wine and cheese reception where you can meet the artists and have an opportunity to purchase original pieces. A variety of mediums will be displayed. There is something for all art enthusiasts.

This special event is one day only, Saturday Nov 23rd from 2pm to 5pm in the Grand Lodge of our beautiful resort. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception from 6-7pm compliments of the resort. Then be sure to enjoy a night of music and fun starting at 7pm with The FM 19 back porch band as the Grand Lodge becomes “The Creek”, featuring a full bar and restaurant with light foods for moderate prices.

Make plans to stay the night in one of our cozy cottages with a special Saturday only discount of $25 off a rental price when you attend the art show.  

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Join us for this local artist showcase. Call now to reserve your spot at this special event!

877-927-3439

Featured Artists Include:

Christi Barrett,  Cheryl Hicks, Don Hollis,  John Dietz, Dan Wells, David AckersonGaylon DinglerMary HortmanDeborah WoodCharlie BullockBill Williamson Roy Spann

Pelican on the waterDon’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook to stay up to date on happenings at our beautiful resort!  Call us to book your next special event, whether it be a wedding, Christmas party or family reunion we have the special event venue space for you!

 

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, TX 75103
877-927-3439

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort Makes the Perfect Dallas Special Events Venue

Dallas special events | Mill Creek Ranch ResortOur facilities at Mill Creek Ranch Resort make a perfect little getaway for anyone looking for a Dallas special events venue, and we are just an hour out of town nestled in the beautiful East Texas Piney Woods in historical Canton, TX. We accommodate any event you may have in mind, including weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats and team building events, church retreats, even RV rallies!

We have meeting spaces that can accommodate a small group of 10 to a larger group of 100 for corporate events, board meetings or symposiums, audio/visual equipment to meet any technical needs you may have and the ability to adjust the seating arrangement in a more formal, banquet or classroom style or a more casual theater style. We are also right in the vicinity of the Twin Lakes Golf Course (one of Dallas’ top ten according to the Dallas Morning News), a challenging zip lining course (perfect for team building), several wonderful little shops and restaurants or stay on site and enjoy an archery competition. Check out our facebook page to see more team building fun!

For a smaller, family event, we are also just a mile away from Yesterland farm, an old-school style farm that’s kind of like a nostalgic country fair all the time. They have loads of special events and a renowned pumpkin patch and special Christmas events (like a Christmas tree farm). You can double up on your deals too with a wintertime visit; Yesterland farms has free admission during the Christmas season and we have a special off-season 50% discount on event spaces when you make us your Dallas special events venue from November through February. (Be sure to call us for more details and to book your holiday event!)

If your family reunion is anything but small, don’t worry; the more the merrier. We love big families! Our outdoor entertainment pavillion can accommodate up to 150 people.  In the pavilion and RV Lodge,  you can cook your own meals or we offer catering services if you just want to relax and let us handle everything.

Don’t forget our great executive cabins to make any getaway a pleasure.  We have many styles of our Texas cottages.  You can view more on our interactive map, or come out for a tour!

Whether you want to DIY it with a ton of personal touches or sit back, relax and let us do all the work, we are here to help. Mill Creek Ranch Resort, your Dallas special events venue. Let us help make your event fun, relaxing and memorable.

Dallas Special Events Venue
Mill Creek Ranch Resort

Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

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TIPS FOR PLANNING YOUR DALLAS SPECIAL EVENTS TEAM-BUILDING WORKSHOPS

dallas special events | Mill Creek Ranch ResortSometimes teams, whether co-workers, student government leaders, church group leaders,  etcetera aren’t quite functioning at their optimum level.  Or perhaps, there is a newly formed group who have not yet had the opportunity to get to know each other.  A Dallas special events team-building workshop might be just the ticket to get your group up and running at its best.

Following are some tips to assure that your Dallas special events team-building workshop is a success:

HAVE A PURPOSE IN MIND.  Mind Tools, an organization highly recommended as an important part of one’s professional leadership toolkit, suggests that, “Team-building exercises can be a powerful way to unite a group, develop strengths, and address weaknesses. However, only if the exercises are planned and carried out strategically.  In other words, there has to be a real purpose behind your decision to do the exercise – for example, improving the team’s problem-solving or creativity skills – rather than because you felt like giving your people a nice day out of the office.”

WHAT ARE YOUR TEAM’S CHALLENGES?  Mind Tools suggests that the very most important step in the process of planning a team-building event is figuring out what issues your team is facing.  Then you can select a team-building activities that will most effectively help them work through these challenges.

IDENTIFY THE ORIGIN OF THE PROBLEMS.  Mind Tools further suggests asking some questions to identify the source of the organizations troubles:

  • Do members of the team need to get to know one another?
  • Is there an issue with communication?  Do communication problems slow the advancement of the group?
  • Are some members seeking their own accomplishments to the detriment of the group?
  • Do group members need to learn how to work collectively, instead of individually?
  • Is there a morale problem among group members?
  • Are some individuals opposed to change?  Is this affecting the rest of the group?
  • Are there disagreements between certain people that generates divisiveness within the team?

A handy tool that Mind Tools shares to investigate the issues facing your team is their Team Effectiveness Assessment.  Upon completion of the assessment you are directed to tools that will help improve the areas of team-working problems identified in the assessment. 

“Teamwork has a dramatic effect on organizational performance.  An effective team can help an organization achieve incredible results.  A team that is not working can cause unnecessary disruption, failed delivery and strategic failure.”

Sometimes in order to achieve the most successful Dallas special events team-building workshops, it is important to get away from the usual work environment.  Mill Creek Ranch Resort is perfect for your Dallas special events.  Offering: Corporate Meetings, Board Retreats, Seminars and Corporate Trainings.  The beauty and serenity of Mill Creek Ranch Resort allows your group to focus, relax and re-energize.  Less than an hour from Dallas in beautiful East Texas, we offer exceptional facilities, corporate amenities and state of the art technology.  Our meeting space accommodates groups of 5 to 150.  Theatre, conference, banquet and classroom-style seating arrangements are available.  Full catering is also available with budget friendly options.  Our Activities Director is available to coordinate all your team-building activities and desired entertainment, and our Corporate Sales Manager will handle every other detail for your group.  Overnight accommodations are available in our gorgeous cottages and cabins each equipped with a queen bed, sofa sleeper, WiFi, TV, full bath/shower and kitchen.  Executive cottages offering deluxe amenities are also available.  Let us help make your next Dallas special events Team-Building Workshop a success.

Dallas special events
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439

 

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Things to Look For in A Venue When Planning your Dallas Special Events Wedding

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LOCATION

Getting ready to plan your wedding? What should you look for to find the perfect location to host your Dallas special events? If it’s a wedding you’re planning, on your special day, you want something unique, something extraordinary. You can choose to settle for the lackluster mediocrity of the standard hotel or banquet hall wedding and reception or you can search for someplace different, someplace exceptional. The location of your wedding and reception sets the tone for your special day and is the single most important factor in making your wedding and reception uniquely YOU!

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort our goal is to make your dream wedding a reality! Nestled in the East Texas Woodlands, nothing about your wedding will be humdrum or common when the helpful and friendly staff at Mill Creek Ranch Resort help you plan your Dallas special events wedding. The resort is magical, with a stunning collection of wedding reception settings and a plethora of services from which to choose.

Looking for a rustic lodge or country pavilion for your wedding ceremony and reception? Or how about a romantic garden wedding? You’ll find them all at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.

DECORATIONS & DETAILS

Once you’ve determined the location of your wedding ceremony and reception, what decorations will you use? Does the venue provide decorations and if so, will they add to the special feeling that you’re trying to create? If not, can you provide your own? What about other planning details, like photography & videography, cakes, etc? This can be the most tedious, stressful and frustrating part of the venue planning process.

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort besides surrounding yourself in beautiful scenery, we provide superior amenities that will define a truly remarkable wedding day. We know there are many planning details the go into your beautiful day, including photographers, disc jockeys, cakes, horse drawn carriage, catering, hosted or cash bar, groomsmen golf packages, bridesmaids spa packages, etc. We have a variety of vendors with proven success that we feel confident in referring to our brides.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

Many Dallas special events venues have restrictions on the food and beverages served. Before booking your event you’ll want to be sure that your food and beverage desires can be accommodated.

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort we’d love to help you to create the menus and services that exceed your expectations and fit your budget. Our goal is to make sure that your Dallas special events wedding truly is everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

BUDGET

Of course all the dreaming and planning in the world will not come to fruition unless it fits within your budget!

At Mill Creek Ranch Resort we have many affordable wedding package choices. Our wedding packages always include a minimum 4 hours for the wedding ceremony and reception, wedding in the gardens and white garden chairs for the ceremony, our beautiful white lantern centerpieces and choice of Grand Lodge or Pavilion for the reception, and tables, chairs and linens for the reception and more.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Where do you plan to stay on your wedding night? Included in our wedding package we have a beautiful honeymoon cottage for your first night as husband and wife. Do you have out of town guests that will need accommodations? Let us set up a group block to keep your family and friends close on your special day.

Unlike traditional hotel rooms, Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers upscale cottages that have a modern feel with rustic charm. Our beautiful cottages are fully equipped with kitchens, microwaves, living rooms with sofa sleepers, full sized baths, TV and sound systems and a wonderfully comfortable queen sized bed in the bedroom. We also offer executive cottages equipped with upgraded amenities. Enjoy the peacefulness of that charming cabin in the woods, but with the luxury of a 5 star resort! We also have RV sites to accommodate the cross-country traveller in your family. Just let us know what you need, and we will make it happen.

We’d love it if you’d take a look at pictures from some of our previous contented Dallas special event wedding customers, then contact our Social Events Manager today at 877-927-3439 ext: 261 to schedule a tour of our facilities, and be prepared to fall in love! Our goal is to create the perfect Dallas special events wedding, for each and every special couple!

Dallas special events
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
877-927-3439