Grapevine has everything necessary to make any event memorable and special. From delicious catering, featuring the best Texas wines, to extraordinary venues and entertainment, Grapevine has exactly what you’re looking for. Plan your next special event in Grapevine with confidence knowing that it will turn out great.
Conferences & Conventions
Due to its central location and proximity to DFW Airport, Grapevine has become one of the top destinations for large groups and business organizations. Smaller groups and business travelers have a variety of office spaces they can lease short term for meetings, hiring fairs, and training sessions.
Group planners work to orchestrate large conventions, business meetings, trade shows or special fundraising events at a variety of venues and meeting spaces. Grapevine boasts over 5,300 hotel rooms at 20 hotels throughout the city; and there is at least 700,000 square feet of meeting space to choose from.
The Travel Industry Sales Team is available at the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau and works with travel agents and tour operators to develop itineraries. They also provide detailed information about booking in Grapevine. They can help organize accommodations, attractions and activities, and transportation. Contact them for more information and organize your next event in Grapevine.
Once the event location is set, let the exciting activity planning begin. Offer the best for your guests while they are visiting Grapevine. Groups can organize a variety of fun activities such as a train ride in a vintage railcar, a murder mystery dinner, ghostly wine tours, team builders, group rock climbing sessions, or even rent a private yacht or sailboat on Lake Grapevine. There are also six wineries that offer wine tastings, daily specials and delicious food.
Most everything is within walking distance or a short drive from Historic Downtown Grapevine, making it easy for everyone to get from place to place. The Grapevine Visitor Shuttle is also a convenient and inexpensive way for your guests to get around town. Charter buses, shuttles and trolleys are available for large groups, and taxis are available as well.
One reason many groups chose Grapevine is due to the Texas-style activities and destinations. Grapevine has that true “Texas Flair” and has plenty of places to entertain you and your guests. No, people aren’t riding their horses down Main Street (anymore at least), but the Texas tradition still remains strong in Grapevine. For 40 years, Austin Ranch has been a premier destination for reunions, corporate events, fundraisers and weddings. It is also one of the oldest dude ranches in Texas. They offer western hospitality, trail rides, and the property is over 90 acres of dense woods, rolling hills, and a private lake.
Grapevine is home to numerous wedding ceremony and reception sites as well. There are also several locations for rehearsal dinners, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and wedding showers. There are many unique and beautiful indoor and outdoor options. The Botanical Gardens in Heritage Park is a local favorite for outdoor ceremonies. Many of the area hotels also have special wedding packages. Celebrating your parent’s 50th wedding anniversary or renewing your vows? Grapevine has it all, including wedding planners, caterers, photographers and great entertainment and live music. Be sure to check out everything Grapevine has to offer and find what fits for your special day.
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Close your eyes and imagine…
An Amazing Grapevine Wedding Weekend
All of your friends and family fly in and stay at one of Grapevine’s great hotels. The hotel offers a shuttle from DFW, so you don’t have to stress about everyone getting there.
Everyone meets for happy hour at the hotel bar. After, the boys and girls split for the bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the ladies go to an art studio for some wine and painting. The men head to Main Street for some live music and margaritas. A trolley-car reunites the group and they take a short ride over to the Glass Cactus for some dancing and great lake views from the deck.
The next morning, enjoy your day lounging by the pool, playing golf, renting a boat, or at one of Grapevine’s deluxe spas. After pampering yourself and enjoying a relaxing day, you’re more than ready for the wedding rehearsal at a local winery. Everyone enjoys the wine tasting and great company. Afterwards, dinner is only a short walk down Historic Main Street. Your guests are blown away by the delicious menu, great service, touching wedding toasts, and exciting night.
The big day is finally here…
You wake up in time for brunch and mimosas at the hotel. You haven’t seen your fiance since last night. Your hair and makeup artists meet you at the hotel to complete your wedding look. Your flower bouquet arrives and it is breathtaking. Everyone is ready and it’s finally almost time for your big moment.
You arrive at the ceremony and it is beyond your greatest dream. The flowers, the decor, the site…it’s everything you imagined it could be. After walking down the aisle and reciting your vows, you and your guests move to the reception. The room is decorated to perfection, and your wedding cakes sit perched in the center of attention. It’s more beautiful than you ever imagined, but exactly what you wanted. Dinner is delicious and your signature cocktail is served with style. Dancing follows dinner and even your grandmother is up dancing and having a great time.
The next morning, everyone reunites at the hotel for a delicious breakfast before flying back to where they came from. You hop on your honeymoon flight and take a deep breath knowing that everyone had an amazing weekend that is sure to be remembered.