Situated in Vista, California, River Garden Wedding & Event Venue is a picturesque getaway nestled in the heart of Southern California. Lending a dash of al fresco charm to Suburban San Diego County, this venue can provide the backdrop for your entire once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Though close to State Route 78 and San Diego International Airport, the property evokes a sense of tranquility that will surely endear your nearest and dearest. Owners Matt and Amy Stoehr invite you and your partner to say “I do” at this Golden State gem.
Facilities and Capacity
River Garden Wedding & Event Venue can host several hundred of your friends and relatives. With 36,000 square feet of flexible event space, the property boasts a mix of indoor and outdoor settings. Your guests are sure to be delighted by the calming waterfalls and immaculate gardens, details that contribute to the venue’s relaxing vibe. You can say “I do” at the covered patio area before exploring the idyllic grounds. Receptions can also take place outside, allowing you and your loved ones to dance the night away beneath the stars.
At River Garden Wedding & Event Venue, the team will endeavor to bring your vision to life without a hitch. From planning assistance to event set-up, they can attend to every facet of your occasion. You can rent the whole property for up to 24 hours, and you have the freedom to bring in your own choice of vendors. Altars, dance floors, tables, chairs, and lighting are just a few of the many event items that can be provided. Further aspects of their service include:
Matt and Amy Stoehr originally arrived in Vista to work as pastors. Passionate about bringing people together, they made it their mission to establish an event venue that would welcome soon-to-be newlyweds from all over California. After decades of dreaming, the duo fulfilled their ambition and opened River Garden Wedding & Event Venue in the 2010s.
6 Reviews for River Garden Wedding & Event Venue
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Samantha S. · Getting married on 06/07/2021
Highly Recommend River Garden!
Awesome new venue for North County, San Diego. The venue itself is stunning and the on-site team is professional and helpful. I highly recommend checking this venue out if you are looking for a spacious outdoor venue.Sent on 11/25/2020
Amari P. · Getting married on 08/09/2021
Love this venue!!
River Garden is such a hidden gem! Fully private, plenty of parking in their dedicated lot and on the adjacent neighborhood streets, and completely gorgeous on the inside. Ceremonies and receptions can be configured in several different ways throughout the space so couples can come in and add their own style to the already beautiful grounds. The crowning jewel of River Garden is the massive waterfall. It’s such a unique, striking feature and one that I haven’t seen at many other San Diego venues! The staff was friendly and professional and there was a dedicated vendor break room, which is always appreciated. We can't wait to shoot more weddings at this lovely venue!Sent on 01/15/2021
Suzan H. · Married on 11/15/2020
Profesional and Beautiful
We had to relocate clients last minute and glad we found River Garden! Once you enter the giant wooden gates, you find yourself in a unique lush setting. Beautiful people to work with. Patience and very helpful.Sent on 12/06/2020
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Team of River Garden Wedding & Event Venue
Nicole has experience both as a wedding and events venue manager at a 23,000-acre ranch and also as a wedding planner in Southern California. She joins our team and brings her own winsome way, wonderful sense of humor, positive vibe, and consistent hardworking attitude and we love having her apart of our team!
Julianna is our COO, and so much more! She takes care of payroll, helps with scheduling the onsite team, setting up systems for our venues, and runs Common Sense Events our partner staffing company! We are so lucky to have her on the team!