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country club with sophisticated amenities celebrating the community
through unique and indigenous experiences.
;To book a meeting or event at Hotel Crescent Court, contact: Saun Lightbourne,
Director of Sales and Marketing; 214.871.3212;
Court in Dallas
FREDERICKSBURG: HISTORIC CHARM IN THE
HEART OF TEXAS WINE COUNTRY
Fredericksburg, Texas continues to strike the radar of meeting and
convention planners looking for new yet convenient destinations. Only
about an hour from Austin or San Antonio, its sophisticated business
services, abundant lodging and unique group activity opportunities
make it an irresistible contender for corporate meetings, small
conventions and seminars. Its historic charm and distinction as “ Texas
Wine Country” is just icing on the cake.
Whether you’re looking for hotels with on-site conference facilities,
quiet B&Bs and inns within walking distance of Main Street or one-of-a-kind lodging like the Hangar Hotel, Fredericksburg has an eclectic
array of accommodations to suit groups up to 200. Plus, the recent
$4 million renovation of Fredericksburg Inn & Suites adds to the
modern, fresh and comfortable lodging inventory.
You’ll be in good hands when planning your event. The
Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau will guide you every
step of the way. Besides helping to coordinate professional services,
catering and transportation, your Fredericksburg CVB CMM can
provide myriad ideas for group activities. Plan a six-course dinner at a
local winery or a casual tasting at one of the local craft breweries. Hold a
reception at one of the impressive art galleries with an on-site art demo.
Don your cowboy boots and two-step together at Luckenbach Texas. Or
tie on an apron for a “Cooking School” experience.
How about a golf tournament? The spectacular 18-hole Lady Bird
Johnson Golf Course has beautifully matured into its $2 million
renovation and features a clubhouse, pro shop, practice range and
banquet room. It’s challenging play, spectacular scenery and just a
stone’s throw from Main Street action.
After a day of meetings, get your group outside. Just a few miles
east of Fredericksburg is Wildseed Farms, the nation’s largest working
wildseed farm with an overflowing gift shop, huge nursery, indoor and
outdoor biergarten and wine tasting room. Plus, depending on the
season, you can stroll by acres and acres of breathtaking wildflowers.
Perfect for an afternoon outing with lunch.
Head 20 minutes north of Fredericksburg and marvel at the
wonder that is called Enchanted Rock. Whether you’re in for the
climb to the top, the four-mile Loop Trail or just a relaxing lunch
in the picnic area, it’s one of the most beautiful state parks in Texas.
Fredericksburg’s walkable Main Street is an attraction in itself with
over 150 sophisticated shops, boutiques and art galleries. All these, plus
the world-class National Museum of the Pacific War and a bit of local
history at the Pioneer Museum—are just steps from many hotels.
Restaurants and wineries abound. Your group will not go hungry.