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, white 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 private 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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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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
Katie · Married on 08/05/2017
Beautiful Beach Wedding!
We had an incredible experience. The staff at this site are amazing and helped make our big day very special! The beach was quiet and beautiful, and the reception site was gorgeous!Sent on 05/06/2019
Indian River Life-Saving Station Price Rates
Make Payment “in full” at time of reservation and take a 15% discount ($675.00). Instead of paying $4,500.00 for site rental you'll be paying $3,825.00 and considered “paid in full”.
Of the $3,825.00 payment $2,250.00 is considered non-refundable.