ElectriCritters Holiday Parties

Want to make your holiday party unforgettable? River Bend Nature Center is the ideal place to have your event! Enjoy over 200 lighted displays throughout our trails! After taking in the festive sites and sounds cozy up inside in the Bryant Edwards Learning Center.


Additional Information

For more information, call us at 940-767-0843 or email us info@riverbendnaturecenter.org

Check out our rental calendar by clicking here.


Do you have on-site parking?

Yes, we have parking in front of the facility, and a spacious un-paved lot across the street. You can also use the parking lot down the hill after 5 pm on weekdays, and anytime on weekends.

How much is the deposit?

$300. There is a $10 non-refundable convenience fee if you pay with a credit card. The deposit does not go towards the cost of your rental. If you meet the terms of your contract it will be sent back to you after your event.

Do we have to make an appointment to book?

Yes, and a completed contract with a deposit is required to set your date on our calendar. Call Mary at 940-767-0843 and we’ll set something up with you.

Does the facility include tables and chairs?

Yes! Price includes rental of the Elizabeth Prothro Pavilion, J.S. Bridwell Terrace, Forest Ceremony Site, and Rotary North Library. It also includes 5 6ft rectangle tables, 4 8ft rectangle tables, 15 60-in round tables, 6 31-in cocktail tables, 145 white folding chairs, 16 aluminum picnic tables, 44 black chairs, and security for your event.

RBNC also has PA sound system available for rent at an additional fee of $75.

However, you can bring in whatever you would like. If you rent tables and chairs from an outside source they can only be dropped off or delivered during your rental time and have to be removed at the end of your rental time unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Does RBNC have a catering policy?

RBNC does not have a catering policy. You’re allowed to bring in whatever you would like. However, there is no on-site kitchen. If you choose to use an outside company/vendor, they are required to provide RBNC with a certificate of insurance.

Does the rental time include set up and take down?

Yes, it does. Each rental has a minimum rental time.  You won’t have access to the facility until your rental time begins, and it has to be cleaned and vacated by the end of the scheduled rental.

Is alcohol allowed?

Definitely! If alcohol is present, it must be served by a TABC certified bartender. RBNC required a current TABC training certificate from anyone serving alcohol.