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 92% of couples
Molly · Married on 06/03/2017
We had a great experience getting married at IRLSS last week! The team there was so flexible and accommodating to every request we had. The venue itself looked beautiful and we appreciated certain little touches, like the water in the bridal party room!
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.
Amy · Married on 08/20/2011
The moment we stepped onto the beach at the Indian River Life-Saving Station I knew it was where I wanted to have our wedding - even if it meant rushing everything to take the only date they had available for the season. Chris was wonderful to work with - she answered all our questions, even when I emailed her multiple times a day, and she clearly took pride in her job and loved showing off and sharing the beautiful state park and museum. We were able to have the beach wedding we wanted, just steps from the outdoor/tented reception on a perfect summer day.
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