River Farm, a Garden Estate

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

A River Farm Wedding

With a grand Manor House that includes a parlor, a ballroom, and a slate patio (canopied April - November) that seats up to 240 guests, 25 acres of formal and informal gardens, sprawling lawns, woodlands, a meadow, and scenic views of the Potomac River, River Farm is a place of natural year-round beauty and a perfect showcase for your wedding any time of year. Take a look at the photos below that highlight not only the event spaces available, but also the splendor that will surround your wedding. Please contact us to schedule a tour.

The River Farm Property

At River Farm you'll have access to both the gardens and grounds AND the first floor of the Manor House. Evening and weekend afternoon-to-evening events have PRIVATE ACCESS of the property! The main level of the Estate House, including a ballroom for dancing and a parlor for quiet time available to your guests. There is also a private dressing area on the second floor that is open to your wedding party. Look at the pictures below to get an idea of the facilities available.

Ceremony and Reception

River Farm offers endless possibilities when choosing the perfect location for your wedding vows and reception. Whether you choose to use the meadow and river view as a backdrop, or say your vows in the gardens, you and your visitors will have an unforgettably beautiful day. The pictures below will give you an idea, but by arranging a tour of the gardens and House, you'll experience firsthand the magic of a River Farm wedding.

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Our gardens are luxurious in the fall, too!
Our gardens are luxurious in the fall, too!
Our Osage Orange tree (try to find another on of these in the DC metro area!)  is a perfect place...
Our Osage Orange tree (try to find another on of these in the DC metro area!) is a perfect place...
A favorite ceremony spot - our garden arbor.
A favorite ceremony spot - our garden arbor.
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One area to get married in overlooks our meadow and the Potomac River ....
One area to get married in overlooks our meadow and the Potomac River ....
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River Farm, a Garden Estate
The front of our manor house is a great place for photos!
The front of our manor house is a great place for photos!
The gardens beyond our arbor are beautiful ....
The gardens beyond our arbor are beautiful ....
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A beautiful bride, surrounded by beautiful gardens!
A beautiful bride, surrounded by beautiful gardens!
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River Farm, a Garden Estate
Our meadow is gorgeous in the fall!
Our meadow is gorgeous in the fall!
River Farm is beautiful in the winter.  The view to the Potomac River is nice and open.
River Farm is beautiful in the winter. The view to the Potomac River is nice and open.
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the grounds are yours, for you and your guests to stroll in!
the grounds are yours, for you and your guests to stroll in!
Dining under our open tent, surrounded by gardens ....beautiful!
Dining under our open tent, surrounded by gardens ....beautiful!
Our patio is the perfect place to incorporate your favorite colors into your event!
Our patio is the perfect place to incorporate your favorite colors into your event!
Even if the weather doesn't cooperate, dining under our tent is lovely.
Even if the weather doesn't cooperate, dining under our tent is lovely.
Go formal or fun!  The tented patio is yours to decorate the way you want to.
Go formal or fun! The tented patio is yours to decorate the way you want to.
The ballroom is perfect for all of your guests to dance in!
The ballroom is perfect for all of your guests to dance in!
Our ballroom can be a spectacular place to dine, for smaller events ....
Our ballroom can be a spectacular place to dine, for smaller events ....
Our ballroom works great for business events
Our ballroom works great for business events
The Parlor is a great place to get away from the crowd for a moment ....
The Parlor is a great place to get away from the crowd for a moment ....
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walking thru the meadow
River Farm, a Garden Estate
gardens, gardens, gardens!  All open to you and your guests
gardens, gardens, gardens! All open to you and your guests
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the grounds, reflected in light from the tented patio, are wonderful!
the grounds, reflected in light from the tented patio, are wonderful!
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The Manor House at night.  How beautiful is this?!
The Manor House at night. How beautiful is this?!
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River Farm, a Garden Estate
Our gardens are luxurious in the fall, too!
Our gardens are luxurious in the fall, too!
Our Osage Orange tree (try to find another on of these in the DC metro area!)  is a perfect place...
Our Osage Orange tree (try to find another on of these in the DC metro area!) is a perfect place...

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53 Reviews for River Farm, a Garden Estate

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

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

    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

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

    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, a Garden Estate Pricing

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River Farm, a Garden Estate 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 240
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • 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

6 Endorsements

  • 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, VA 22308 See on map
    703-260-6910 (Phone number)

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