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Dallas Design District Interview Spotlight: Howell and Dragon

No matter what kind of event you're hosting, you can find plenty of venues to choose from in the Dallas Design District. With beautiful views of Downtown Dallas and a cool, urban location, the Design District has what it takes to get everyone talking about your wedding, holiday party or other celebration for years to come.

We spoke with Lance Hudes from the DDD’s newest event venue, Howell and Dragon, to get a taste of what it's like to host your next event in the Design District.

Tell us a little about the Howell and Dragon space.

Howell and Dragon is the newest event venue in the Design District. Formerly known as the Chandelier Room, Howell and Dragon has been totally redesigned with a new look we call "romantic industrial." With vintage brick in the cocktail area and distressed white brick in the ballroom, the venue has an elegant look and feel and is suitable for many uses.

The venue has brick walls throughout, magnificent chandeliers, elegant accent lighting, a modern bar and chic furniture. It holds up to 300 people with a separate pre-function/cocktail area, ballroom, private groom’s suite and bridal salon as well as an outdoor patio.

What sorts of events are typically held at Howell and Dragon?

Howell and Dragon is an ideal venue for weddings, corporate events, fundraising galas, sweet sixteens, quinceaneras, mitzvahs, fashion shows and other events.

Other than being an event space, does Howell and Dragon provide any additional offerings or services?

Howell and Dragon has an exclusive caterer, CN Catering, and an exclusive audio/visual provider, Marc Events. Howell and Dragon will help you plan all of the details for your event to make it a success.

What do you enjoy most about having a venue located in the Design District?

Having a venue located in the Design District is ideal! Whether you are planning a wedding or a corporate event, a Dallas Design District location allows easy access for all of your guests.

What sets Howell and Dragon apart from other local event spaces?

Howell and Dragon has set itself apart from other Design District venues by providing a romantic, industrial ambience that has been previously unavailable.

The beautiful brick walls and the crystal chandeliers provide an elegance that cannot be matched by any other venue in the area. When you couple that with the best catering services in the Metroplex from CN Catering, your event is guaranteed to be one to remember.

Of all the events that have been hosted at Howell and Dragon, are there any in particular that stand out as a favorite?

Although we have only owned Howell and Dragon for few months, we have already hosted a fashion event as well as a couple of weddings, which were huge successes.

Complete this sentence: “No event is complete without...”

No event is complete without a great caterer and exceptional service — both of which we provide.

If a reader is interested in hosting an event at Howell and Dragon, what's the best way to get in touch and begin the process?

We encourage everyone to visit our website for more info. They can also email us at, or call us at 214-926-0019.

When planning your next event, consider Howell and Dragon. And if you love Howell and Dragon but need a bigger space, keep an eye out for Hudes’ new soon-to-be-opened event space, The Hall on Dragon at 1500 Dragon Street.


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