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Indian River Life-Saving Station

Rehoboth Beach, DE View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
22 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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 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.

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’s 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.

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 maximum capacity of 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
Scenic Views

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
Preferred Vendors Only

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

22 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.7 out of 5

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  • Caitlin
    Caitlin M. Married on 10/09/2021
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    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!

    Indian River Life-Saving Station's reply:

    Caitlin,

    We are so glad that you enjoyed your beautiful wedding here at the Station! Thank you so much for the kinds words. It was our honor to host and celebrate your special day with Ian and we couldn't be happier for you both.

    Wishing you a long and happy marriage,
    The Staff at the Indian River Life-Saving Station
  • Kalina
    Kalina E. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Beautiful venue!

    IRLSS is such a unique, incredible venue and it is truly a “blank slate” to work with to make your beach wedding a reality. Kayla and the staff were so friendly and helpful! The team opened the museum for the guests during our cocktail hour and the guests enjoyed getting to learn some history before going barefoot and dancing in the sand. We loved having our portraits taken in the museum - truly a unique setting. IRLSS is a natural, gorgeous setting with rolling dunes that are the perfect backdrop for photos. Highly recommend this venue!

    Indian River Life-Saving Station's reply:

    Kalina & Brian, we are so glad that your day turned out to be all that you hoped for! It was absolutely our pleasure to host and celebrate your wedding and we thank you for choosing our venue! Wishing you both a long and happy marriage!
    Kayla & The Staff at IRLSS

Awards

  • 22
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Pricing

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Map

25039 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971
3022276991
302-227-4297
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Indian River Life-Saving Station frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Indian River Life-Saving Station?

Indian River Life-Saving Station includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Indian River Life-Saving Station in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Indian River Life-Saving Station for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Indian River Life-Saving Station for wedding events?

Indian River Life-Saving Station offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Indian River Life-Saving Station offer?

Indian River Life-Saving Station offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Indian River Life-Saving Station offer for wedding events?

Indian River Life-Saving Station offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only

What percentage of users recommend Indian River Life-Saving Station and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Indian River Life-Saving Station is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 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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