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.
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.
- Sunday-Thursday after business hours only- $350 for 4 hours, $75 per add. hour
- A $300 deposit is required to book a date on the calendar. For availability check out our rental calendar by clicking here. To inquire about a reservation please call 940-767-0843 and ask for Erika.
- Price includes rental of the learning center and use of the trail system and security for your event.
- RBNC also has 6ft rectangle tables (6 available), 8ft rectangle tables (6 available), 60in round tables (15 available), 31in cocktail tables (6 available), 150 white folding chairs, and a PA sound system available for rent for an additional fee.
For more information, call us at 940-767-0843 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have on-site parking?
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 Erika 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 60in round tables, 6 31in cocktail tables, 145 white folding chairs, 16 aluminum picnic tables, 100 aluminum folding 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.