*No dates are available for 2020 at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. May through October dates are completely booked. If interested Delaware Seashore State Park has other waterfront locations available in May, June, September & October 2020*
The following dates are open for 2021:
July 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 27
Sept 11, 18
Oct 9, 16
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.
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 100-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’s also plenty of outdoor space for your cocktail hour, and an open-sided pole shed at your disposal, as well.
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.
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’s now operated by the Delaware State Parks as a museum, historic site and event venue.
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.
13 Reviews for Indian River Life-Saving Station
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Jamie · Married on 09/21/2019
We could not have asked for a better venue for our amazing day. The Indian River Life-Saving Station delivered on everything we wanted. The venue provides the beach vibe while at the same time providing beautiful history and charm as well. Martina was always very helpful and responsive.Sent on 02/22/2020
Grace Toolan · Married on 06/01/2019
We were so happy with out wedding at the IRLSS. Martina, the event coordinator, was great to work with and the space is really stunning. We had so much fun dancing in the sand and our wedding photographs on the beach are stunning.Sent on 08/01/2019
Jane · Married on 08/04/2018
We absolutely loved this venue. It was the perfect beach wedding setting and I strongly believe you won't find anything like it. Martina was an absolutely delight to work with. Our vendors and guests commented on how helpful and friendly she was. We were thrilled with our choice to go with Indian River Life Saving Station and strongly recommend it.Sent on 08/26/2018
Make Payment “in full” at time of reservation and take a 15% discount ($750.00). Instead of paying $5,000.00 for site rental you'll be paying $4,250.00 and considered “paid in full”.
Of the $4,250.00 payment $2,500.00 is considered non-refundable.