DISCOVER TEXARKANA | Venues host leisure, celebrations, annual occasions

The Four States Fairgrounds is located at 3700 E. 50th St. Photo by
Christy Busby Worsham
/ Texarkana Newspaper.

Crossties, Texarkana’s newest multi-level venue, hosts weddings, receptions, rehearsals, catered dinners, corporate events, birthday parties, reunions, school dances, banquets and concerts. It is located at 324 E. Broad St. in Texarkana, Arkansas. Its owners bought the building, which served as Moore’s Home Furnishing for decades. It is the premier venue for events in Texarkana, Arkansas. Crossties offers a bespoke event experience with an experienced and detail-oriented staff who are responsive to your vision. Call (870) 774-6134 or visit

Silvermoon on Broad in downtown Texarkana, Texas has several different meeting places. The Art Deco room, 1885 Parlor (at 211 West Broad), is cozy with carpeted floors and elegant lighting. The funky and cool Singer Courtyard outdoors (behind the salon) rounds off the main rooms. The inviting Great Hall (behind the 213 West Broad facade) in the heart of the complex is the largest room and is ideal for receptions, meetings and dinners. It also offers a commercial kitchen.

Unanimous Vote for Texarkana, TX Leisure District


On Monday June 14th, Texarkana, Texas city council members unanimously approved the entertainment district ordinance that would create a seamless entertainment district on both sides of the state line.

The regulation was proposed on May 24th and officially approved last night. Councilor Hart gave the first approval and was seconded by Councilor Williams. The rest of the council agreed. Members of the Texarkana community will be able to view the ordinance in full on June 24th.

“I think that’s a really great thing. We’ve been hoping for a number of years to make things level between the Texas and Arkansas sides so that businesses on the Texas side could become part of an arts and entertainment district. People love to come down, drink and enjoy the area with their adult drinks, so I think it will be very helpful to equate things with the Arkansas side, “said Debbie Gilliam, Audience Services Manger des Perot Theater.

The new regulation allows people to open alcoholic beverages in non-glass containers outdoors. Sundays between 2.15 a.m. and 12 p.m. are excluded. Weekdays and Saturdays 2:15 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. The precinct would extend from the Perot Theater through downtown and would not include the Bi-State Justice Building.


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4 Fifteen Estates: Bringing a Fashionable Leisure Venue Again to the Texarkana Space

For years Shelby Stephens dreamed of all things wedding after falling in love with planning her own in just under six weeks. “After planning my own wedding, I was so sad when it was over. I knew I wanted to do something with weddings and events. After a friend suggested that I open my own wedding venue, all I knew was that I had to, ”said Shelby. Her mother deepened her daughter’s love for weddings when she bought the now Gracyn Elizabeth Bride in Texarkana, where Shelby worked for a year. “One day I finally looked at my husband and told him we could afford to open a wedding venue,” says Shelby, and her husband Caleb agreed. A few months later they bought 50 acres in New Boston. In July 2020, the Stephens broke ground with fourteen stands.

Four Fifteen Estates Chapel

Shelby and her husband have set out to provide COVID brides with a new place for their special day that so many venues continue to cancel or close. Many decisions were made during the construction process, including the specific design of each building. The lobby was originally supposed to be white, but Shelby had other plans. Four Fifteen Estates now has a gorgeous black lobby and chapel with blue stained glass windows on the door, following the traditions of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue that Shelby loves. Every building, from the chapel to the foyer to the bridal suite, is decorated with modern chic, exposed wood and beautiful land surrounding the venue. The focal point of the venue and the main photography location is the outdoor fireplace, which was salvaged from one of the remaining houses on the property when the Stephens was first purchased.

“We were very nervous because everything got so modern,” says Shelby, “but we wanted it to be different and it’s definitely a selling point for our customers and the community,” says Shelby. To date, Four Fifteen Estates has booked 24 weddings and hopes to book more weddings and events in the future. “What we built isn’t just for the next modern bride, we built a community event center for the whole community to come out and enjoy,” says Shelby.

Four Fifteen Estates Chapel

Four Fifteen Estates offers clients a fully equipped kitchen for catering, a bridal suite (to get dressed and ready) and a grooms loft for getting dressed for the wedding reception. They also provide tables and chairs for large parties as well as a coordinator for the wedding day. In addition to the regular one-day event package, Four Fifteen Estates offers a weekend package to offer its customers a relaxing experience. This package gives customers the opportunity to prepare for a day, celebrate a day, and clean up a day. “We wanted to give everyone who comes here a chance to get ready and create a party atmosphere,” said Shelby.

Four fifteen booths will have their grand opening this Thursday April 15th at 6 p.m. and their first wedding will be this Saturday April 17th.

Four Fifteen Estates is located at 415 Co Rd 2101, New Boston, TX 75570.