With an elegant stone facade, floor-to-ceiling windows, intricate wood ceilings, and a picturesque pond, the Bowden Event Center is hard to miss. Located in Keller, Texas, this venue is perfect for a classic, fairy-tale wedding with some added Texas flare. Aside from serving as a unique event space, the Bowden also gives back to residents in need in the Keller community.
Nominated for the 2017 Topping Out Award, the Bowden Event Center was a BHB project in concert with Jacob & Associates, Cadence McShane, Frank W. Neal & Associates, and B&H Engineers. This project consisted of two buildings, a 6,913 square-foot chapel, a 28,036 square-foot event center, and 201 parking spaces. While the primary purpose for the facility is to hold weddings and subsequent receptions, the event center can also be used for meetings, seminars, and training sessions. Known as a first-class venue, the Bowden is the first facility in Keller that can hold 600 people in a single room, with an additional two breakout rooms.
The center is owned by the Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation, whose charter is that of a charitable organization. After recognizing the need for an event center in Keller, Don and Linda Bowden started the process in the summer of 2014, donating half of the land and all of the building and furnishings. Unfortunately, Linda passed away earlier this year and did not live to see her dream project completed.
The Bowden is a non-profit event venue that provides educational scholarships to deserving high school students as well as donations to non-profit organizations helping families in need. BHB is proud to have provided civil engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture services for this project benefitting Keller and surrounding communities.
“We were pleased to have the opportunity to assist with a project that is focused on serving its community, and truly enjoyed getting to know Don, Linda, and Esteva Bowden,” said Konstantine Bakintas, President and Senior Civil Engineer at BHB. “By capitalizing on the wooded nature of the back portion of the property and incorporating a water feature into the required stormwater detention facility, we were able to implement the Bowdens’ ideas and help create their vision.”
Whether attending a wedding or a corporate event, The Bowden does not disappoint when it comes to picturesque views, a variety of amenities and services, and a one-of-a-kind experience—all while giving back to the community.