By Caroline Bercu, Writer
Celebrate successes, reflect on achievements, acknowledge growth, mingle with friends and coworkers — these are just a few of the reasons to celebrate the end of the year with a fabulous holiday party. One of the first steps when planning any kind of event is to find a venue. From glamorous hotels to rustic raw spaces and industrial lofts, we’ve curated a list of the top holiday party venues in Dallas. After all, it’s never too early to start preparing for the most wonderful time of the year.
For a unique vintage locale that feels totally modern…
Originally built in 1887 and reconstructed in 1916, The Schoolhouse was once known as Eagle Ford School House and educated hundreds of Texas schoolchildren. Today, this institution is known as The Schoolhouse and hosts some of the most incredible parties in Dallas. With its spacious rooms, bright natural light, and rustic wood floors, The Schoolhouse is a blank canvas just waiting to be transformed into a winter wonderland for your holiday celebration.
Capacity: 100 (seated) – 200 (standing inside) 300 (standing inside and outside)
For a flexible, wow-worthy ballroom and top-notch staff…
The Westin Galleria Dallas is a luxurious space we love for over-the-top holiday parties. The hotel property features seven breakout rooms, as well as multiple ballrooms that can accommodate hundreds of guests. The Westin Galleria Dallas also has onsite staff who can work with you to create a theme for the celebration, hand-pick menu items and bar packages, and take care of any other details to make sure your holiday party is one to remember.
Capacity: 1,020 (seated) – 1,233 (standing)
For an industrial chic vibe and stunning views…
Located in downtown Dallas in the heart of the Design District, DEC on Dragon St. boasts amazing views of the Dallas skyline from both of its beautiful event spaces. Exposed brick and industrial chic décor offer the perfect backdrop for a holiday party in Dallas. Weather permitting, use the covered rooftop deck for a dinner party or cocktail reception, so your guests can enjoy passed appetizers, drinks, and good company while taking in the incredible views of the city.
Capacity: 140 (seated) – 350 (standing)
For a space that wows with unusual installations and 360-degree views…
With 360-degree views of the entire city, there is no other holiday party venue in Dallas like Reunion Tower. Fittingly called Cloud 9, the venue’s private event space can accommodate up to 300 guests who will all be wowed by its floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking backdrop. Work with the team at Wolfgang Puck Catering – Dallas (the fabulous onsite caterer) to design a series of stations, perfectly situated against the wall of windows. Your guests will have a unique experience at Reunion Tower, while celebrating the holiday season in style.
Capacity: 220 (seated) – 300 (standing)
For a spot steeped in history, rocking a warehouse vibe…
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza was formerly the Texas School Book Depository, but this industrial event space now also doubles as a museum that commemorates the legacy of John F. Kennedy. Located in an early 20th century warehouse, each of the three event spaces (known as the Seventh, Central, and South Galleries) at the museum has exposed brick walls, track lighting with gorgeous ceiling beams, and expansive windows that let in plenty of natural light, ideal for a winter holiday party.
Capacity: 200 (seated) – 270 (standing)
For an elegant soirée in a chic space…
The Belo Mansion & Pavilion has two different event spaces, each perfect for its own style of holiday party in Dallas. The Pavillion Ballroom is grand and large with enough space to hold up to 750 guests for a cocktail-style celebration, while the more intimate Historic Belo Hall is better suited for a holiday party of up to 250 guests. Both elegant event spaces have vaulted ceilings, traditional chandeliers, delicious in-house catering, and plenty of space for a packed, lively dance floor.
Capacity: 500 (seated) – 750 (standing)
For personalized attention and an industrial feel…
Originally built as an oil distribution center, Hickory Street Annex is the industrial venue of our holiday party dreams. With its concrete floors, exposed brick walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows, your guests will love the historic feel of the spacious, rustic event space at Hickory Street Annex. A unique differentiator is that Hickory Street Annex only hosts one event each day or night, so you can rest assured you and your guests will be the only group utilizing the space during your personalized holiday party celebration.
Capacity: up to 200
For an order of history and charm paired with a side of rooftop…
The Venue at 400 North Ervay was originally built in 1930 inside the US Post Office and Courthouse building in Dallas. When you host your holiday party in this event space, history and charm will be on display, but with a modern twist. Three different event spaces offer three different approaches to any type of event. While the Rooftop Garden may not be feasible during the winter months, the Court Room and the Grande Hall both offer high ceilings, charming character, and space for hundreds of guests.
Capacity: 200 (seated) – 300 (standing)
For an eclectic venue that requires little décor…
With an ideal Uptown Dallas location and seven unique event spaces, Hotel Zaza Dallas has the perfect private event space for your festive holiday party celebration. Art House and Social Gallery is one of our favorite event spaces in the hotel. The dynamic, eclectic venue space displays original works of art, which serve as built-in décor for any type of holiday party or celebration. If your guest list is more than 150, choose one of the two ballroom spaces for a more expansive holiday celebration.
Capacity: 320 (seated) – 550 (standing)
For a unique, memorable setting where you’ll be wowed and educated at once…
Located in Victory Park, this five-story museum is a venue your guests will love as much for its beauty as they will for its quirks. With 11 permanent exhibits and a 297-seat theater, your holiday party guests will be entertained from the moment them step into the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The venue has valet parking and an event planning staff that will help produce the perfect party. Each level of the museum plays host to a different event space, so choose the space that’s right for your size party or the unique holiday vibe you’re trying to capture.
Capacity: 300 (seated) – 400 (standing)
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