Located about 30 miles north of Dallas with a population of just over 149,082 residents, McKinney is a true respite from the hustle and bustle of the Metroplex. With more than 800 hotel rooms, the nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and a colorful selection of unique McKinney event venues, this small town is a top spot to meet and conduct business.
While DFW is close by and is an international gateway, McKinney is also close to Dallas-Love Field, which is the hub for Southwest Airlines.
Chief among popular event venues in McKinney and Collin County, Myers Park & Event Center has several stunning event spaces: The Landing boasts 5,000 square feet adorned with exposed wood beams, a stone fireplace and lakeside views. For company picnics, reunions and other affairs in need of lots of room, the Back 40 and Polo Field offer an expanse of wide-open field space. The Show Barn also has 57,000 square feet of enclosed space, ideal for trade shows, expositions, banquets and more.
Hotel venues in McKinney also feature great event spaces. The Grand Hotel features luxuriously appointed rooms, each individually decorated and equipped with granite bathrooms and pressed-tin ceilings. Its Grand Ballroom offers an equally opulent ambiance, thanks to crystal chandeliers, a pressed-tin ceiling and French doors. The 2,500-square-foot ballroom can accommodate up to 180 people seated or 225 standing. The 100-room Quality Inn in McKinney has an impressive 6,000 square feet of space, ranging in capacity from 13 guests to over 300. The Comfort Suites, Best Western McKinney Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn & Suites also have meeting space.
Event venues in McKinney welcome groups with open arms. Looking for a convenient downtown location? The name says it all at Gather in Downtown McKinney. Boasting a stylish ambiance accented by Swarovski crystal chandeliers and hand-scrapped floors, this unique venue welcomes events all of kinds. Elsewhere, located in the historic Collin County Courthouse, the McKinney Performing Arts Center sets the stage for an elegant affair with its maple floors, marble wainscoting and numerous soaring windows. In addition to being home to exhibits that range from Texas' venomous snakes to minerals and fossils, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary has several indoor and outdoor event spaces.
Take advantage of the gorgeous Texas landscape at one of McKinney's area wineries or ranches. Landon Winery can host cocktail receptions of up to 100 people and offers custom wine making. Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery has spaces that can accommodate groups as large as 500 people and includes an outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard. Storybrook Ranch brings the spirit of the West alive and offers several private event spaces for groups, while the Lone Star Party Barn lends 4,000 square feet to groups looking to get down in true Texas fashion.