About Us

The Bowden is unique in that we are a non-profit event venue committed to building community by providing educational scholarships to deserving local area high school students and donations to local non-profit organizations helping families in need.  When you host your event at The Bowden, you are helping to support our mission.


Located in the heart of Keller near shopping, dining, entertainment and  is centrally located near the growing Alliance Corridor and only eleven miles from DFW airport.


The Bowden is a first-class venue with state-of-the-art amenities, floor to ceiling windows, and 24-31′ high ceilings.  The spacious patio overlooking our lushly landscaped grounds and pond are the perfect setting for any event.  In addition, the Holly Chapel & Suites, boasting unmatched details, are elegant and breathtaking.

Our Founders

Linda and Don Bowden, long-time Keller residents, have been heavily involved in various service and philanthropic organizations, including the Greater Keller Women’s Club, Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation, Jewel Charity, Cook’s Children Medical Center, Keller ISD Board of Trustees, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Rocky Top Therapy Center, North Texas Community Foundation, and Victory Therapy Center. Their involvement in, and commitment to, the Keller community continues to grow and has exceeded all expectations with The Bowden. This event and wedding venue is home to the Greater Keller Women’s Club and Greater Keller Women’s Club Foundation and is the premier event center and wedding destination in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.

Linda and Don were driving home from a wedding and inspired by the whole evening: a beautiful bride, a quaint chapel, and a large banquet hall to entertain family and friends. This inspiration has grown into the structures you see here: a place where citizens of Keller and schools can host social and philanthropic events, a place where their generosity will continue to impact this community for years to come. All profits of The Bowden will benefit the GKWC Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that has already donated more than one million dollars back into this community.