Doug Betz, a board member for eight years and a partner in Receptions Conference Centers, has opened a new venue with Towne Properties in Mt. Adams. The Monastery Event Center, or Romantic Ruins, is a converted church that was built in 1895. The historic property’s rejuvenation was guided by careful reverence for this iconic building and the goal was to leave as much history as possible. Even more amazing was achieving Silver LEED certification, acknowledging the attention paid to making a 120 year old building eco-friendly in 2016.