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These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of May through October.
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$775 starting price
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$775 starting price

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Indian River Life Saving Station is a historic wedding venue located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This picturesque property features a museum, gift shop, indoor dressing area and restrooms. They offer space for both your ceremony and reception on their pristine, sandy beach. Indian River Life Saving Station is a unique venue situated off of the Atlantic Ocean, offering your guests beautiful waterfront views.

Should you wish to receive information regarding our other two venues within Delaware Seashore State Park, please let us know and we would be happy to send over the information!

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this coastal venue. They offer expansive grounds that can accommodate a 40-foot by 120-foot tent, perfect for your reception directly over the dunes. For your ceremony, you can have the ocean as your backdrop or the Life-Saving Station. If you would like to exchange your vows on the beach, they offer a private pedestrian crossing. There鈥檚 also plenty of outdoor space for your cocktail hour, and an open-sided pole shed at your disposal, as well.

Services Offered
This beach venue offers a bridal suite on-site, parking for your guests and a preferred vendor list that they ask you to use. They're completely wheelchair friendly, even offering a beach wheelchair for your oceanside ceremony. Indian River Life Saving Station will provide an on-site attendant to oversee your day, and, for an additional fee, you can hire a Park Ranger or Historical Interpreter for your celebration.

History
This historical venue was built in 1876 as a Life-Saving Service for the United States. This organization later became known as the U.S. Coast Guard, and was created to assist with the large number of shipwrecks along the Eastern seaboard. In 1976, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in the late 1990s they returned it to its original 1905 appearance. It鈥檚 now operated by the Delaware State Parks as a museum, historic site and event venue.

Location
Indian River Life Saving Station is situated approximately one and a half miles north of the Indian River Inlet, within the Delaware Seashore State Park. They're located off of Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

If interested, Delaware Seashore State Park has other waterfront locations available. Please specify when inquiring if you would like to receive information on our other locations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$775

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$775

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Beach
Historic Building
Museum
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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4.9 out of 5 rating
24 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples

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Molly
Molly Married on 10/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

IRLSS Was Beautiful for our Wedding

It was such a beautiful place to get married, we'd do it all again in a heartbeat. We had our ceremony on the beach and our reception under a tent next to the museum. It was truly the best day of our lives. Book early! They fill up quickly, and we can see why :) BIG thanks, Erin Gallagher for making all the difference.
Megan
Megan L. Married on 06/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue for a beach wedding

We are so happy we chose IRLSS. It's absolutely beautiful, and the staff was very helpful. The "turtle talk" was a hit with kids and even some adults. People ate and danced under the tent, and strolled onto the (otherwise empty) beach. Beautiful golden hour photos by the water and the dunes.
Caitlin
Caitlin M. Married on 10/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, unique, fun venue!

I grew up going to Bethany Beach every summer and really wanted to get married at a venue in the area. The Indian River Life Saving Station was absolutely perfect. It's right on the beach; guests absolutely loved going barefoot for our event. It's a down to earth, unpretentious, fun vibe, and we all had a blast. Kayla and her crew were so kind and helpful. 10/10 would recommend!
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Indian River Life-Saving Station frequently asked questions

Indian River Life-Saving Station includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking
The space offered by Indian River Life-Saving Station for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Waterfront
Indian River Life-Saving Station offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Indian River Life-Saving Station offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Indian River Life-Saving Station offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
Indian River Life-Saving Station is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in value.

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