Sherman, TX Meeting Planning Overview
With a population of 38,212 people, Sherman, Texas, is small in size but big on charm. Having hosted outlaws such as Jesse James and William Quantrill during its frontier days, Sherman earned the nickname of "Helldorado on the Cross Timbers." These days, the city is certainly tamer, but no less exciting thanks to new retail shops, restaurants and opportunities for arts and theater (some of which double as Sherman event venues).
Sherman is located at the crossroads of US Highways 75 and 82, just 65 miles north of the rapidly expanding Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It is almost equidistant from and within an hour's drive of both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL).
There are eight main hotel venues in Sherman, many of which offer conference space in addition to lodging. Located on Lake Texoma, Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center has 120 spacious guest rooms and an attached conference venue. The center features banquet halls and breakout rooms that accommodate up to 500 guests, along with business-friendly features such as a business center and registration area. Tanglewood's activities director can pair any group with a matching team -building event. Plan a golf tournament at the resort's 18-hole championship course, charter a private bass fishing expedition on 89,000-acre Lake Texoma or coordinate spa treatments at the on-site Tranquility Spa.
For groups in need of smaller hotel meeting venues in Sherman, try the recently remodeled 67-room Comfort Suites, which has a 600-square-foot meeting room. The AAA Three Diamond Hampton Inn Sherman has 1,000 square feet of event space and free high-speed wireless Internet. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sherman Hwy 75 and La Quinta Inn & Suites Sherman-Denison also have meeting space near downtown Sherman.
With a diverse history that dates back to 1850, Sherman has a number of historic buildings and homes that make for unique and interesting special event venues. Built by a prominent Sherman businessman in 1896, the C.S. Roberts House is the only remaining Eastlake-Stick-style Victorian home in Grayson County and a gorgeous setting for receptions and business entertaining. It has several period rooms and the grounds and gazebo are available for outdoor events. For galas and dinners, try the Kidd-Key Auditorium, located in historic downtown Sherman. Groups can also take a day to venture out of the city to one of Sherman's nearby wineries, including Grayson Hills, Eden Hill and Homestead Winery, all of which can accommodate meetings and special events.