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3 Must-Haves To Consider When Planning Rustic Fall Wedding Events

Events Canton TXPlanning wedding events do not have to be challenging since Mill Creek Ranch Resort offers the essential elements you will need for your rustic ceremony and reception. From planning the menu and seating arrangements to choosing your dress and entertainment, you may not know where to start when it comes to wedding organization. Here are a few must-haves to consider when planning your rustic wedding ceremony and reception for the upcoming fall season.

Natural Location

All rustic ceremonies and receptions require a natural location. A wooded background during your reception and a colorful display of the changing leaves during the ceremony are both perfect options for the events on your special day. If you prefer an elegant backdrop, consider a ceremony or reception near the water or inside beautiful gardens. With numerous types of natural locations, planning your rustic wedding day will be simple.

Rustic Décor

Wedding ceremony altars made from reclaimed wood, mason jar candles for accent lighting, and burlap table linens are must have accessories for your rustic fall wedding. Add a bit of color to your event by creating table centerpieces out of pumpkins. Place sunflowers, daisies, and baby’s breath in the center of each pumpkin to create a colorful autumn accent. Or, use miniature pumpkins place cards to reserve seats for your guests.

Not only are these decorative accessories affordable, but they also will complement the rustic, natural setting of your ceremony and reception.

Utilize the resort’s own wedding décor or create your own to use in personal ways. If you prefer to enhance your special day with only the elements of nature, make sure your guests receive clear visuals of the fantastic woodlands, lush greenery, colorful gardens, and romantic setting of the country.

Fine Country Dining

One of the greatest benefits of planning a rustic wedding is that there are no set rules or guidelines on what you should serve your guests. Traditionally, light appetizers come before a formal dinner that is then followed by the standard wedding cake. If this traditional catering is appealing to you and your groom, the resort can accommodate perfectly. However, if you prefer a more casual menu, work with the team of catering professionals to design your dining around your personality and budget.

An elegant, sit-down dinner, simple appetizers on a buffet, or family-style country dining are all options to consider for your rustic fall wedding.

If you are planning wedding events in the Canton, TX area for the upcoming fall season, contact Mill Creek Ranch Resort at 877-927-3439.

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Nature Provides the Perfect Setting For Events In Canton TX

Events in Canton TXGroups looking to host events in Canton, TX will have the added benefit of the beauty brought on by a natural setting that no interior decorator or designer can match. Mill Creek Ranch Resort will lend a rustic charm to your event, regardless of the occasion, plus our expert staff and planners have experience planning a wide range of events, from weddings to RV rallies.

Naturally Beautiful Weddings

Save thousands on flowers or decorations and let the East Texas landscape do all the work of taking your guests’ breath away. The East Texas Piney Woods is teeming with vibrant woodlands and immense green spaces, offering a great selection of settings for your dream wedding. Mill Creek Ranch Resort has a variety of upscale cottages that blend rustic charm with modern amenities, perfect for adding to the comfort of the bridal party and the guests the day of.

An Inspired Setting for Team Building

Whether your team is large or small, Mill Creek Ranch Resort has the wide open spaces to accommodate your team-building event. While we also have all of the latest technology, our gorgeous outdoors amenities will provide the perfect setting for any number of team-building exercises, from the fun and physical, to the quiet contemplation of group meditation.

Wide Open Spaces for Big Family Reunions

A one-stop shop can save you a bundle by bundling! Our resort offers everything you need for your big family reunion from catering to activities, and our outdoor amenities like our pool and cabana area will ensure the comfort of you and your guests. The spacious entertainment pavilion can handle parties of up to 150 while giving you all of the creature comforts in the middle of the great outdoors.

Serene Surroundings For Discovering Spirituality

Let nature provide all the serenity and setting that you need for worship or your next church retreat. Whether you want to worship in the woods, need space indoors or outdoors for workshops, or want to host a worship concert, Mill Creek Ranch has all of the resources you and your congregation will need.

Rally Right In the Heart of Texas

If you’re planning on holding an RV Rally, our resort has the perfect setting and all of the amenities you need, whether you need full catering or you want to host your own cookout or potluck. Make sure to ask about our special pricing for rallies!

Mill Creek Ranch Resort is the perfect setting for all types of events in Canton, TX from weddings to family reunions to corporate team building events. Our staff is ready to help you bring your group together and your vision to life. Call us today at 877-927-3439 for help with booking and planning your next event at our resort.

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Events in Canton, TX: Corporate Retreats–Mixing Business and FUN!

Events Canton TXAre you in charge of planning your company’s corporate retreat? With so many factors to consider for your group, there are probably several questions about where to go, what to do, and how to keep your employees well-fed and well-entertained while accomplishing the specific goals for the retreat. The secret to having a corporate retreat that brings your team together and strengthens your company is all in the location.

  • Is the venue within driving distance of your company? A venue closer to the office will help the bottom line budget for the retreat while hours spent traveling might keep you from all of the activities and team-building efforts that are the crux of your corporate retreat. If the retreat is too close, however, your employees might be tempted to go home or leave early. Further, they may feel as if the familiarity of the area didn’t provide them with a sense of “being away from it all” like they might have hoped.
  • What does the venue offer in terms of meeting space and catering? Your chosen venue should have ample room for not only the whole team but also breakout spaces suitable for smaller group projects and meetings. The staff able should be able to keep your group well-fed so that your whole team can stay focused during meeting times.  Make sure the venue has technical help on call for audio-visual or technological needs. You’ll also appreciate an experienced helper as your retreat liaison, working to proactively plan for the needs of your group.
  • What does the venue offer in terms of attractions and amenities? Because your employees won’t be in meetings or team-building activities around the clock during your retreat, make sure the place you choose has plenty of options for fun and relaxation, both on-site and in the surrounding area. You’re pulling your employees away from their day-to-day lives; make sure they are compensated by having fun options, both indoors and out. Also, be sure to give them a place to actually retreat, have some time to relax and recharge.
Mill Creek Ranch Resort believes that you can find the answers to these questions in our cottages, meeting spaces, amenities, and local events here in Canton, TX. With a location about an hour from Dallas, TX, we are budget-friendly for the company yet far enough outside the Metroplex to give the true sense of being on a retreat. Our meeting spaces work for groups of 10 to groups of one hundred. Our corporate manager stands ready to help you with all technical needs, catering needs, as well as great ideas for fully utilizing our facilities and amenities. We have always been known for our amazing amenities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, disc golf, games, and s’mores at the fire pit! Let Mill Creek Ranch Resort take care of the location details so you and your company have a trouble-free atmosphere for taking care of your business. When you’re ready to book your corporate event in Canton, TX, call Mill Creek Ranch Resort at 877-927-3439!

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Events in Canton TX: What Makes Great Texas Music?

Events in Canton TXTexas has a style all its own. Whether you’re eating the incomparable Tex-Mex, buying high-fashion cowboy boots, or admiring a home built with dazzling Austin stone, you always recognize the Texas “style stamp” of approval. In much the same way, the music of Texas–played in Texas or played by Texans at events in Canton TX–has an unmistakable air of Texan authenticity. Also much like the visual arts, pinning down exactly what makes it unique to Texas takes some work. Like most musical genres, however, the Texas style has had various influences over time:

  • Country–Because most of the folks who originally settled in Texas were from other Southern states, they naturally brought their country music with them. They also brought stringed instruments, some of which–notably the banjo and fiddle–had African roots.
  • Fiddles–Ironically, it was the band Alabama who noted, “If you wanna play in Texas, you’ve gotta have a fiddle in the band.” Perhaps some things are clearer from a distance? Fiddles in the Texas music genre are characteristically slower, although it wasn’t a hard and fast rule because of the region’s love of dancing to fiddle music, too.
  • Western swing–As a response to the love of dancing, bands incorporated more instruments and added a jazzier tempo. Early purveyors of the Western swing were known to enjoy black musicians and tried to fuse that style into pieces that their audiences could dance to.
  • Outlaw music–Even as the relatively genteel Western swing orchestras entertained dance houses across the state, smaller bands of musicians put forth a rougher strain of country music for their patrons in honky-tonks. By this time in the 1970s, musicians were able to access musical styles beyond the former geographic constraints. Rock music came to Texan ears by way of radio and TV and musicians eagerly blended it into the country style they had grown up hearing and playing.
  • Tejano–as with most of the arts in Texas, no list would be complete without mentioning the significant influence of Mexican artists. From Mariachi bands to horn- and voice-driven musical groups, Tejano music has been both a style of its own as well as an influence on more traditional Texas musicians.

Naturally, in a state as big and diverse as Texas, no one style of music can lay claim to being more authentic. Nonetheless, musicians continue to consider their sound “authentically Texan,” as does their audience. In most cases, those musicians have been heavily influenced by some or all of the historically Texas sounds. Throughout Texas, and specifically at events in Canton TX, the music that speaks to the traditionally Texan soul of the state gets played to great acclaim.

Mill Creek Ranch Resort proudly showcases authentic Texas music every Friday night at The Creek. Whether you’re a dedicated music aficionado or simply looking for truly enjoyable events in Canton TX, a concert in a spectacular lodge-like setting overlooking the gorgeous infinity pool at The Creek sounds like a winner. To answer the question about what makes Texas music great, Mill Creek Ranch Resort responds: Texan musicians, great food and drink, and an enthusiastic audience. To find out who’s playing on a given Friday night, call us at 877-927-3439.

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Events Canton TX: Big Fun Year Round in East Texas

Events Canton TXWhile Canton, Texas, is virtually synonymous with First Monday Trade Days, the city has plenty to offer the rest of the time, too. The Civic Center holds many different events throughout the year, including car shows, chili cook-offs, gun shows, and even beauty pageants. In addition to these niche events, Canton, TX, also boasts other exciting events. Some events are seasonal, others occur throughout the year. No matter the season, though, Canton always has something interesting to see or do.

  • Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest, May 13 & 14,2016–Located at First Monday grounds, the balloon fest includes not only the magnificent hot-air balloons but also a 5K Glow Run, Car Show, and Battle of the Bands. Additionally, they have food, craft, and merchandise vendors, a kid’s fun zone, petting zoo, and pony rides. The spectacular balloon glow on Friday and Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m is a must-see.
  • First Monday–The classic event of Canton, TX, the world’s largest flea market is held the weekend preceding the first Monday of each month. For an experience like no other, make plans to see at least a portion of this extravaganza…then come back next month to see more!
  • Splash Kingdom–open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, a family-friendly water park to cool you off in the Texas heat.
  • Yesterland Farms–Open in the fall for seasonal fun, including a pumpkin patch and Christmas Tree farm. Family-owned and family-friendly!
  • The Creek at Mill Creek Ranch Resort–See authentic local Texas musicians performing live every Friday night. The Creek makes a fun Friday night out easy to find!
  • Blackwell House Museum–situated in Canton’s oldest home; open by appointment and worth the call.
  • Canton Plaza Museum–housing one of the state’s largest bell collections, First Monday memorabilia, and Native American Artifacts.
  • Van Zandt County Library of Genealogy and Local History–research your family history or local history…or both!
  • If you’re willing to travel a short distance outside of Canton, make sure to head to Athens, TX, and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center or the East Texas Arboretum. Both venues give you a taste of the natural beauty and diversity of East Texas.

For more up to date events in Canton, TX, check out the “Canton TX Events” page thoughtfully provided by Mill Creek Ranch Resort. You can find current information about fun programs such as local plays, car shows, rodeos, etc.

Once you find the perfect events in Canton, TX, make sure and book your cabin or RV spot at Mill Creek Ranch Resort. The Resort’s location makes it the perfect spot to launch your Canton, TX, adventures. The resort activities available to Mill Creek Ranch Resort guests also make it the perfect spot to unwind between forays. Call the Resort at 877-927-3439 to secure the perfect spot for your Canton vacation!

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Things To Do Canton TX: Making the Best Family Spring Break

Things To Do Canton TXAs any school-aged child can tell you: spring break is almost here! As any parent of a school-aged child knows: planning a spring break with the kids can be hard! Before deciding on specific things to do Canton, TX, consider a few ideas to help your family prioritize and make the most out of your spring break time together.

  • Relax.  No, really! Just as one family member’s stress can rub off on the rest of the group, one person’s commitment to letting go of day-to-day anxiety calms the group. Your family has packed and traveled and arrived, so now…take a moment to breathe in deeply and savor the moment. Smile. Laugh. Exhale.
  • Keep it simple.  Limited time away tempts you to jam pack every day with as many activities as possible because no one wants to miss “the good stuff.” Consider your pace, however, and make time for relaxation and down time, too. An hour long game of cards in your cabin may yield just as many fun family memories as a stressful day at an amusement park. Consider your family’s energy level, and pace yourself accordingly.
  • Take Pictures of everyone! That means you, too.  Don’t hide behind the camera. Most passersby love to help you get everyone in your family picture, so let them help. When your children look at the pictures years from now, they’ll want to see all the faces smiling back at them. With all the fun things to do Canton TX, you’ll want pictures to document all your experiences. Bonus: spring is wildflower time in East Texas. With such abundant natural beauty as a backdrop, everyone in the family will look fantastic!
  • Be ready to make a game-time decision or punt.  Not every plan comes to fruition, especially when the plans involve the great outdoors. Three straight days of rain may keep your family from swimming or playing disc golf or hiking, but it can’t keep you from spending time together. You can cook together if you’re staying at a fully-equipped cabin, or read, or catch a classic movie, or work a puzzle, or play a game, or any of the many other things that often get pushed aside for “a rainy day.”
  • Be the adult, but don’t forget to be a kid, too.  Vacations provide the perfect opportunity to play with your kids. Challenge them to a game of horseshoes, a race to the turn in the hiking trail, or a paddle boat race. Don’t worry about getting dirty; concentrate on laughing and learning and playing together.
  • Let everyone choose an activity.  Imagine how proud your youngest child will be when the whole family enjoys the s’mores cookout and beggs to do it again the next night!
With all the fun things to do Canton TX, a fun family vacation can easily be planned. Mill Creek Ranch Resort can be a big part of your spring break experience. Our professional event planner has crafts, family games, contests, day trips, movie nights, and, even more, events ready to round out your family’s own plans to swim and hike and fish and play and…don’t forget to pace yourself. You can always come back in the summer and do even more.

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Spring Break Special Events in Canton, TX

canton texas special eventsMill Creek Ranch Resort is excited to welcome our East Texas cottage and RV guests to Canton for Spring Break!  We have many indoor and outdoor activities to entertain your family during their Spring Break vacation.

Some of those activities include:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • A trip to Gator Farm
  • Fishing Derby
  • Tie Dye
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Wii Sports Extravaganza

Can’t wait to see all of our friends for these special events over Spring Break!  Don’t forget to bring your s’mores supplies!

Contact us for more information about our special events.  Like us on Facebook to stay caught up on the latest news at Mill Creek Ranch Resort in Canton, TX and to get a special Spring Break Coupon!

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