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.
Recommended by 93% of couples
Jennifer · Married on 09/02/2017
My now husband and I fell in love the second we visited River Farm. It has everything you could ask for- multiple ceremony options (including an inside option if it rains, which we needed!), views of the river, a spacious reception tent with lighting (INCLUDED!), lush garden spaces, and of course the beautiful historic home itself. Even on our very rainy wedding day, the property looked stunning and provided a lot of options for great photos. Janet helped us throughout the planning process, and was exceedingly professional and warm. She was happy to answer any questions that arose and worked well with our caterer to make a seamless transition to our "plan B" when it became apparent our outside ceremony wouldn't be feasible. This spot truly is a hidden gem, and its price is extraordinarily reasonable for the amount of time you get at the venue (including the option to drop of items the evening before), the incredible support Janet provides, and the sheer beauty of the venue itself.
Meredith · Married on 10/26/2018
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!!!!
Elizabeth · Married on 10/05/2018
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!
River Farm, a Garden Estate Price Rates
River Farm is a very beautiful venue.
River Farm is an amazing place to shoot, and the staff is super helpful! A lovely venue, we always look forward tow working there!
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!