River Farm

7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About River Farm

River Farm, a Garden Estate is a 25-acre garden estate wedding venue located in Alexandria, Virginia. This breathtaking botanical venue features sprawling lawns, informal and formal gardens, woodlands and more. When it comes to River Farm’s architecture, the captivating Manor House will enchant your guests with its parlor, ballroom and slate patio.

Facilities and Capacity

With a variety of event spaces available for use, River Farm has a maximum capacity of up to 200 guests. Say “I do” in any of the venue’s stunning garden areas, complete with bright, lively florals and brick accents. Or, for a peaceful aquatic backdrop, exchange vows right on the edge of the river as you and your guests peer out over the water. The venue’s spacious slate patio, which is covered from April through November, is the perfect setting for outdoor dining and can accommodate up to 160 seated guests. For smaller, more intimate gatherings, utilize the venue’s classic ballroom, which has space for up to 50 seated guests.

Services Offered

When you book your wedding with River Farm, a Garden Estate, you’ll have the flexibility to design your wedding to be all that you imagined it would be. By having the freedom to bring in your own vendors, you’ll be able to choose the companies that fit your style and budget. When it comes to services that are provided on-site, River Farm gives every couple complete access to their premier bridal room. Additionally, all couples have access to the venue’s country kitchen and indoor and outdoor prep porches for caterers to enjoy as they prepare you wedding day meal. River Farm’s services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Outside vendors
  • Catering kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Location

River Farm’s ideal location is just one of the things that make this venue so special. Located four miles south of Old Town Alexandria, this stunning venue features small-town charm while being just a short drive away from our nation's capital.

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53 Reviews for River Farm

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Meredith · Married on 10/26/2018

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    The Perfect Wedding Setting

    River Farm was the very first place we looked at for our October wedding. It is truly a gem! And even more wonderful is Janet who serves as the lead for all weddings and events. Janet is hilarious, warm and genuinely wants to help couples on their special day. The grounds are beautiful and make for a wonderful backdrop for your vows. The new and improved tent is incredibly lovely and can be heated or cooled in case of inclement weather. It rained on our wedding day, but we were dry and warm inside that beautiful tent, which by the way, has 2 incredible chandeliers. Our guests are still raving about River Farm!!!!

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    Elizabeth · Married on 10/05/2018

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    If you are looking for a gorgeous venue who knows what they are talking about when it comes to hosting events, look no further! They made everything effortless when we were setting up for our wedding. Janet is so knowledgeable and helpful. The location is to die for. We heard all night how much everyone loved our venue and how gorgeous it was! Dancing must be in the ballroom because River Farm is in a neighborhood and there are noise ordinances. I was a bit worried having it slightly separate from the dining area just outside, but I had guests say how much they loved this, because if they wanted to talk, they could go outside and they didn’t have to yell at eachother over music. Highly recommend!

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River Farm Pricing

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River Farm FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Garden, Historic Building, Mansion, 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, Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Bloom Fresh Flowers
    Bloom Fresh Flowers Wedding Florists

    River Farm is a very beautiful venue.

  • Documentary Associates
    Documentary Associates Wedding Photographers

    River Farm is an amazing place to shoot, and the staff is super helpful! A lovely venue, we always look forward tow working there!

  • jan michele photography
    jan michele photography Wedding Photographers

    River Farm is a stunning location for weddings - any time of the year. I've photographed weddings here from January through November and every one is gorgeous! Truly a top venue in the Washington DC area with a little bit of everything from history, to gardens, to meadows, to the estate house. Home of the American Horticultural Society, the grounds are always beautifully maintained with lots of colorful flowers. Before becoming a full time wedding photographer 10 years ago, River Farm was already on my list of hidden gems in the DC area. In addition, it's conveniently located just south of Old Town Alexandria on the Potomac River so any couples who don't get ready at River Farm can use a hotel in Old Town. I'm always thrilled to photograph a wedding a River Farm!

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  • 7931 East Boulevard Drive Alexandria, District of Columbia, VA 22308 See on map
    703-260-6910 (Phone number)

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