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4 Tips On Hosting Corporate Retreats Texas Exployees Will Love

Corporate Retreats TexasHosting corporate retreats in Texas is a great way to rejuvenate and reinvigorate your staff. Unfortunately, the thought of most corporate retreats makes Texas employees cringe as they imagine a long weekend of corny trust exercises or pointless meditation. Too often, corporate retreats in Texas can seem more like a forced weekend on the clock versus bonding with the boss and their peers. Here are some tips to make sure you host a corporate retreat Texas employees will love.

Allow your employees to be involved in the planning and decision-making

Like most things in the business world, giving employees ownership or involvement in a project ensures not only success but mutual pride. If they are involved in the planning of the events and the general run-of-show, you are less likely to hear any griping about the event or the usual host of excuses as to why some people can’t attend.

Evaluate whether or not speeches really need to happen live

The only person truly enthralled at a corporate speech is usually the person giving it. Think about whether or not you really need to hold your employees hostage in an auditorium while some guy in a suit who they’ve likely never even really met before waxes poetic about his leadership skills. Turn those speeches into videos that people can watch on the plane or in their hotel room and dedicate the time saved to more meaningful team building and bonding moments.

Use your budget to spend money on stuff people care about

Forget about the hibiscus shirts with the company logo or booking one-half of Fleetwood Mac. Eschew the personalized golf balls or the wine glasses with the cheeky motto on them about how booze fixes everything or how it’s always “wine-o-clock” somewhere. This kind of stuff just makes your company look cheap and uncool. Again, this is a great opportunity to tap your employees for their input.

Bond (and drink) responsibly

Speaking of drinks, there is a right way and a wrong way to serve alcohol at your event. Make sure you staff the bar appropriately so that folks spend more time mingling and less time waiting in line. Most importantly, don’t encourage people to drink. Your employees should never see your corporate retreat as an invitation to binge-drink and get hammered, and a big part of that is how the event is advertised within the company.

At Mill Creek Ranch, our dedicated corporate sales managers can expertly assist you with every aspect of your corporate retreat, from the banquets to the workshops to the team-building activities to even the meal and menu planning.  Our staff will work closely with you to create a unique, customized event that will not only be fine-tuned to your goals for the event but will be in line with your budgetary expectations as well. Contact one of Mill Creek Ranch resort’s corporate sales managers at 877-927-3439 to discuss your needs for your corporate retreat today.

Corporate Retreats Texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103

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How to Throw a Barbecue Party at Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas

RV Park Texas | Mill Creek Ranch ResortCooking with flame is one of the human race’s oldest traditions. No matter where we live, the impulse to gather with your loved ones around a fire for fun and socializing remains. When your home is on the road, a barbecue party is a fun alternative to in-house entertaining. When you can get a group together in an RV Park in Texas, the whole family can enjoy the party. Bring your family to stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton for the get-together.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers cottages for non-RV party guests. Depending on the cottage, they can sleep anywhere from four to six people. Amenities include full kitchens, washer/dryers, covered patios and televisions. For fellow RV travelers, the resort offers site rentals. These sites have their own picnic areas, WiFi and cable, concrete level pads with 20.30.50 amp, city water sewage, and laundry facilities. All resort guest have access to a store with supplies and groceries.

Bringing your family to Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers the chance to take advantage of resort amenities, such as two pools,  a hot tub, bicycle rentals, walking and hiking trails, playgrounds, a dog park, and a disc golf course. Mill Creek also has an activities coordinator who plan weekend events for all ages.  The pavilion facility offers space for the larger events. It has a full kitchen with a grill and a smoker. If you plan to have a large gathering, consider allowing Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas to help you cater your barbecue meal .

There is also a cabana for smaller gatherings. Located near one of the pools, the cabana can be rented on its own or with the use of the pool. For families who need less space, the cabana is an ideal choice for a family barbecue. There is a fire pit big enough for you to serve everyone. Catering service is available here as well. Consider also renting play equipment, such as discs for disc golf and fishing poles, so that your family can enjoy themselves while their food is cooking.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort and RV Park Texas can offer you the perfect place to gather with your family for a big, Texas-style barbecue. Whether you want to have a large family gathering with all of your travelling relatives, or you want a small party where you can spend some time with your non-RV family, there is a place for you to enjoy it. Park your RV in one of Mill Creek Ranch Resort’s sites and enjoy the scenery beside a roaring flame. RV lifestyle is better at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.

RV Park Texas
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103

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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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  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!

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103


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Corporate Event Planning for Dallas, TX Businesses

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This past Wednesday Mill Creek Ranch Resort participated in Partyfest Extravaganza 2013, the largest one-day exhibition & tradeshow of its kind held in the Southwest… a one-day event featuring over 250 of D/FW’s top party & event suppliers.  

We were thrilled to be surrounded by Dallas area event planners, party vendors, and other event venue representatives.  It was especially interesting to see all that they have to offer party goers of corporate events and weddings and other special events from food to entertainment.
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Partyfest brings out the best of Dallas area party planners, catering services, live entertainers, party decorators, and they all brought their best wares to showcase and share.  We will be incorporating many ideas from the various vendors into our corporate events and special events here at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.   We also realized what a special venue space we have here at Mill Creek Ranch Resort.  Being an hour from Dallas has its advantages, a true escape!

Mill Creek corporate events are a special treat for your employees.  We offer cabin rentals with executive meeting space, in a relaxing retreat atmosphere underneath the pines of East Texas.  Your employees could bring their families and relax for the weekend by the pool or take in a bit of catch and release fishing at our stocked ponds.  A friendly race in our paddleboats could be used for team building exercises!  Our pavilion offers a great outdoor space with full catering for any corporate event.  

We hope you will contact us for more information or a tour when planning your next corporate event, family reunion, wedding or other special event at 903-567-6020.  Mill Creek Ranch Resort is an ideal event venue!

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Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
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New Year’s Eve Barn Bash at Mill Creek Ranch Resort – Canton, TX

Looking for a New Year’s Party?  Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX is having a party that will ring in 2013 with a hoot and a holler!  Our New Year’s Eve Barn Bash in the Pavilion will host, food, drink and dancing.  Mill Creek welcomes Chez Willie as he cooks up a tale and a black pot dinner of jambalaya, red beans and rice with sausage and cornbread!  Cut a rug as the FM 19 back porch band plays your favorites! Warm up to the bon fire,  enjoy your favorite beverage when our full cash bar opens at 7:00 p.m and don’t forget your jacket.

You won’t need to worry about traveling home as you stay the night in one of our cozy cottage rentals at a reduced price of $125!  Childcare is available for a fee to ticketholders.  

Call Now to get your purchase your tickets!  903-567-6020

Tickets are $25 per person if purchased by December 27, 2012!

Canton Texas New Year's Eve party

Contact us for more information about our New Year’s Party and cottage rentals at 877-927-3439.

Cottage Rentals  Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103
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Planning a Holiday Party? Let us Help with our Blog Special! – Canton, TX

Are you looking for that perfect venue for your family holiday party or company Christmas party?  Do you need a party venue that provides a unique experience for your guests?  Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers a beautiful East Texas setting and all the amenities you would expect from an upscale resort at a price that won’t break the bank!

Variety of Venue Spaces

We have several large party venue spaces to meet the needs of your special event!  The Grand Lodge has ample space for a party or event up to 150 guests.  Also in the Grand Lodge we offer the Hickory and Sycamore rooms for meetings or gatherings that can accommodate up to 80 guests with A/V and Wi-Fi capabilities.
The RV Lodge can accommodate up to 60 guests for your company party or family gathering. The RV Lodge also offers complimentary WI-FI.  If your party includes children, they will love to play games and use the Wii on the large flat screen TV. The RV lodge venue includes access to the playground and RV pool with a large fire pit, great this time of the year for ‘smores and roasting hot dogs .

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If you are having your event during the day you can check out fishing poles, discs for the disc golf course, bicycles for all ages and volleyballs/basketballs for a friendly game of sport!  Click here to see more pictures of our great party venues!

Family gathering venue space

The Pavilion offers a wonderful location for a large event and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Plus we can cater for you or you can do your own cooking . The Pavilion is a favorite with the Family Reunions because it has a full kitchen, smoker, large grill and refrigeration making this a fantastic place to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

Special Event Catering

Our banquet services and facilities are first-rate, and our staff will work with you to tailor services, menus, and prices for your special event.  Take a tour of our facilities and fall in love.

Beautiful Cottages and Cabins


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Your guests will enjoy a unique overnight experience when they stay in one of our cabins.   Our upscale cottages have a modern feel with rustic charm.  Unlike traditional hotel rooms, our cottages are surrounded by beautiful woodlands to explore and enjoy with all of the fine amenities that define a truly great resort experience.

Special Savings

Working within a budget?  Mill Creek Ranch Resort can help you with this blog special!  Mention our blog when you call, and receive 10% off your venue space fee for all dates reserved for  November and December, 2012.

Contact our office for more information about booking a

holiday party venue at Mill Creek Ranch Resort! (903) 567-6020 ext. 229 or (866) 488-6020

Party Venue – Canton, TX
Mill Creek Ranch Resort
2102 N. Trade Days Blvd
Canton, Texas 75103