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.
The following dates are available for our 2021 season:
Saturday, September 25, 2021
The following dates are available in 2022:
July 16th, 2022
August 13th, 2022
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.
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.
15 Reviews for Indian River Life-Saving Station
Recommended by 95% of couples
9 User photos
Nina S. · Married on 05/09/2021
The most beautiful location for a beach wedding
If you want to get married on the beach, this is the location for you. The views are breathtaking, you get freedom to choose your vendors, and it is intimate and private. Martina (wedding coordinator) was unbelievably perfect the day of the wedding, helping coordinate all of the vendors together to make it as stress free for us as possible. I wouldn't have wanted to get married anywhere else!Sent on 09/23/2020
Kaitlyn · Married on 10/10/2020
The perfect day
The Indian River Life Saving Station was everything we could have asked for and more for our wedding venue. Martina was great to work with throughout the planning process and took such good care of us the day of the wedding. The beach ceremony was breathtaking and having the museum as the backdrop to our reception was picture perfect. IRLSS allowed us to have the exact day we wanted, and we couldn’t be happier.Sent on 10/21/2020
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
Indian River Life-Saving Station Price Rates
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.