The Bowden: Event & Weddings

Keller, TX


  • Commercial


  • civil engineering
  • land surveying
  • landscape architecture


  • 35,000 SF

The Bowden is a newly constructed, unique event center for weddings and community events in Keller, Texas. The center includes an 7,000 SF chapel and a 28,000 SF community center that can be divided into three smaller meeting rooms. Architectural design elements include an elegant stone and stucco façade, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, intricate wood ceilings reaching heights up to 31 feet, and LED room lighting.

A spacious patio overlooks landscaped grounds and a pond with LED fountain lighting. The center was constructed to complement the natural landscape and views of the surrounding 5.6-acre wooded site. Additional measures were taken to minimize impact to the environment. A ground water well supplies the landscape irrigation system.

In addition, only a few trees were removed during construction and subsequently replaced on the multi-acre wooded site. The unique elements of The Bowden also extend to its impact on the Keller community. Constructed on land donated by Linda and Don Bowden, the facility serves as a social and event location for citizens of Keller and Keller ISD. All profits from the center benefit the Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation (501(c)(3) non-profit) to support local educational scholarships and families in need.

Key People

  • Tom Kellogg, RLA

  • John Margotta, RPLS