River Bend Nature Center

Dallas

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Description

The River Bend Nature Center located in northern Texas serves as a prime location for a beautiful intimate wedding. With an indoor and several outdoor venues, River Bend Nature Center is the perfect place to celebrate your love with gorgeous forest trails and nature surrounding you. Host your guests in the Exhibit Hall for post-ceremony drinks where they can observe and enjoy some of the live nature exhibits. The uncovered terrace and the beautiful native vegetation surrounding it is an ideal location for dinner and dancing. Allow yourself and your love ones to celebrate the night away under the bright stars at the River Bend Nature Center. Whether your wedding takes place in the Forest Ceremony Site or in the expansive outdoor Elizabeth Prothro Pavilion, it will certainly be a picturesque one-of-a-kind affair for your guests.

Venue Style

Event Center, Park/Garden, Outdoor, Modern

Services

Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 80 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up and break down time is included in your rental time and begins at the time you indicate on your contract. For example, if your event time starts at 9 and ends at 11 pm, you could start setting up at 9 and the facility would need to be clean and vacated by 11:30. All events have to be over by midnight.

Rental Fees

There is a minimum rental time based on facility. Pricing is as follows: Elizabeth Prothro Pavilion-Weekend Pricing (Fri.-Sat.) is $600 for 4 hrs (minimum), and $150 per add. hour. Full Day Rental- $1,500 for 12 hours (saves $300). Weekday Pricing (Sun.-Thurs.) is $300 for 4 hrs (minimum), $75 per add. hour. The Bryant Edwards Learning Center can only be rented after business hours and pricing is as follows: Weekend Pricing (Fri.-Sat.) is $375 for 3 hrs (minimum), and $125 per add. hour. Weekday Pricing (Sun.-Thurs.) is $150 for 3 hours (minimum), $50 per add. hour. The J.S. Bridwell Terrace, Forest Ceremony Site, and the Bridal Prep Room are included with the rental. A refundable security deposit of $300 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at River Bend Nature Center is estimated at between $6,640 and $12,640 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Outdoor lighting
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by midnight
Security required if alcohol is being served
LED candles encouraged