Think Outside the Ballroom in Gaylord, Texas

A Sponsored Message from Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center


Let the team at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center help turn your event into an experience to remember.

Why settle for a traditional banquet dinner when you can create an out-of-the box after-hours event? Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center (located just outside Dallas) has the creative spaces and flexibility to transform into many unique environments for socializing, each specially designed to surprise, delight and inspire your attendees.

Poolside Parties

A pool deck offers an incredible, waterside setting for an outdoor soiree. Gaylord Texan’s Paradise Springs 10-acre pool complex features waterfalls, a lazy river, a poolside bar and several cabanas you can utilize to plan an event steeped in fun and relaxation. Move the loungers off the ground, and you’ve got enough room to host a refreshing alfresco lunch or a lantern-lit BBQ for up to 1,500 guests.

Exclusive, Underground Events

For a completely unexpected twist, surprise your group with an event held below street level. Gaylord Texan boasts a number of tucked-away, underground spaces you can utilize for social events. From the moodiness of a prohibition-style speakeasy, to a VIP get-together featuring trapeze artists, live bands and DJs, to a food-focused party where local artists work in tandem with chefs—the common thread here is exclusivity.

Memorable Meals

At Gaylord Texan, a dinner out with your attendees is never just a dinner. All around the resort, you’ll find restaurants that double as experiences. Burgers and beers at the Texan Station can transform into an opportunity to watch a game together on the Texas-sized, 52 foot-wide TV. A flavorful meal at the open-air, Tex-Mex Riverwalk Cantina offers a chance for attendees to stroll the surrounding Riverwalk Atrium, designed with winding walkways modeled after the famous San Antonio River Walk. A sumptuous steak dinner at the Old Hickory Steakhouse can be kicked off with a private, expert-led bourbon tasting. After dinner, your attendees can walk over to Glass Cactus—a modern, stunning waterfront event venue that’s part of the resort. It features two large outdoor terraces, where folks can cap off the night by watching the moon over the beautiful, sparkling Lake Grapevine.

Right outside of Dallas, transform your event into a one-of-a-kind experience at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.