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With a commitment to sustainable design, River Legacy Nature Center is a masterpiece of architecture, rising dramatically as its wing-shaped roof soars above the surrounding forest, providing a natural backdrop for your one-of-a-kind event or special occasion.

Designed by renowned architecture firm, Jones Studio, the limestone and granite building features three enormous red oak trees as structural support for the roof, literally bringing the outside in and providing a seamless connection to the surrounding woodlands. River Legacy Nature Center is an excellent indoor/outdoor site for the couple wanting a nontraditional and unique venue.

Click Here for a slideshow of wedding/event pictures at the Nature Center.

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What the Nature Center has to offer:
  • Beautiful, peaceful venue sitting under soaring oak trees near a tranquil pond

  • Ideal setting to have a wedding ceremony and reception in one location

  • A newly renovated 3,000 square foot Discovery Room and 2,000 square foot Atrium with floor to ceiling windows

  • Beautiful outdoor terrace featuring a large limestone patio and staircase

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces (inclement weather backup)

  • Convenient circular drive for unloading and plentiful free parking at the Nature Center and adjacent River Legacy Park

  • Convenient location close to DFW airport, Arlington Entertainment District and numerous hotels

  • Guest capacity up to 200

  • Staff on site to manage the facility during your event

  • Use of 30 foot interactive screen in the Discovery Room to display customized slideshow, video, photos, logos, etc.

  • Staging kitchen for caterers

  • 1 hour rehearsal time included with rental fee

Price and Availability:
  • $2750 for full facility including our Atrium, Discovery Room & Outdoor Terrace and can accommodate up to 200 guests

    • Fridays and Saturdays unlimited time between 5 pm and midnight

  • $1750 for Sunday Economy Package – Available Sundays for smaller events year round (may be available Fridays & Saturdays during certain times of the year) Includes 7 hours of access to the Nature Center and can accommodate up to 110 guests.

    • *security deposits are additional on both packages.

  • Use of up to 10 count  36” cocktail tables and your choice of black or white covers for additional $150 (includes table set up and take down)

To request more information about renting River Legacy Nature Center or to book a tour, contact our Venue Coordinator or call 817.860.6752, ext. 104.

If you are interested in renting a pavilion or space in River Legacy Park, please contact the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department by visiting the Park Department’s website here.