River Dunes

465 E. Harborside Road, Oriental, NC 28571 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About River Dunes

River Dunes is a wedding venue located in Oriental, North Carolina, that serves the surrounding and Wilmington regions. This country club by a marina offers couples stunning views and beautiful indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy their wedding celebration. Both you and your guests will enjoy the charming the environment and relaxing atmosphere.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 of their loved ones for their ceremonies, receptions, bridal shower, and engagement parties. River Dunes has five event spaces and rooms for couples to choose from. Their indoor reception area offers couples a gorgeous, sophisticated yet inviting space with hardwood floors, exposed wooden beams, and a magnificent brick fireplace. Natural lighting floods the area from above and on the sides, filling the room with a gorgeous glow. Chic accents also liven up the room. Their outdoor wedding ceremony area on the waterfront allows couples to host their event in front of the harborside chapel. Couples may decorate the indoor and outdoor areas as they see fit.

Services Offered
River Dunes offers various services to make sure your wedding events are successful. They offer couples and their guests accommodations on-site, as well as an event planner who will help you coordinate your event and take advantage of all the venue has to offer. Couples may also rent event items from River Dunes, such as chairs, a dance floor, furniture, and tables. Staff would also be happy to help with event set up and break down. River Dunes allows couples to bring in outside alcohol, which their bartenders may serve. Bartenders will staff an open or limited bar with house beer, wine, and liquor and specialty beer and wine. Couples may also request a champagne toast and signature drink. River Dunes may also provide the following:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


Cuisine
An on-site chef would be happy to provide couples with delicious meals for their wedding events. Whether you want something elegant and refined or messy and delicious, they would be delighted to make it for you. They offer a cocktail buffets and traditional Low Country Boils. For more information about their services and selections, couples may contact River Dunes directly.

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6 Reviews for River Dunes

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0
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  • Karen

    Karen · Married on 06/14/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Such a beautiful venue for our wedding, could not have asked for a more perfect place!! There was always constant communication and they were willing to go above and beyond to make us happy. One of the things I loved most about River Dunes was the cottages that are available to rent. We had our entire immediate family & wedding party stay at the venue which made things so much easier, plus the cottage are absolutely ADORABLE! Also, River Dunes does the catering and we received so many compliments on the food. Overall our guest were blown away with River Dunes and my husband and I could not be more satisfied with how our wedding day turned out!

    Sent on 06/21/2014
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    Hope · Married on 08/28/2010

    5.0
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    River Dunes offers a premier venue loaded with fun for all parties involved. The groomsmen never had a dull moment as well as the bridal party spending some intimate time in their lavish houses. The chapel, pool, reception hall, and accomodations are so convenient with the harbor begging for attention. Photo opportunities are absolutely endless and the tranquility of River Dunes makes this a must see for potential wedding parties. Inevitably, the bride and groom will enjoy their day together; however, the response from the guests at our wedding regarding how perfect the venue was was truly overwhelming. Each aspect of River Dunes is, without a doubt, worthy of a five-star rating; whether it's the staff, accomodations, views, tranquility, or quality River Dunes is worthy of the praise. We plan on going back each year and will give this same review to all those who ask.

    Sent on 09/28/2010

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River Dunes FAQ

  • 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? $ 5,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • 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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Limited Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Country/Golf Club, Marina, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Limited Bar, Outside Alcohol, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Anne Griggs Productions
    Anne Griggs Productions Wedding Florists

    A beautiful venue for a wedding. River Dunes is a wonderful choice for a wedding, it offers such a warm and inviting atmosphere

  • Merrymaking Events
    Merrymaking Events Wedding Planners

    WOW! River Dunes level of professionalism and hospitality is unmatched. Every single member of their staff was helpful, polite and positive... making for a wonderful team to produce such spectacular events! They have AMAZING food (not "wedding food") and beverages, unparalleled service and the most gorgeous all-inclusive location you can imagine... with the most beautiful and quaint white chapel. I hope that I can help plan many more events for River Dunes in the future!

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  • 465 E. Harborside Road Oriental, NC, 28571 See on map
    8003487618 (Phone number)
    2522494908 (Other Phone Number)
    2522492324 (Fax Number)

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