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River Garden Wedding & Event Venue

Vista, CA View map Visit website
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$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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 up to 350 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 also take place outside, allowing you and your loved ones to dance the night away beneath the stars.

Services Offered

At River Garden Wedding & Event Venue, the team will endeavor to bring your vision to life without a hitch. The team can attend to every facet of your occasion. You can rent the whole property for up to 12 hours, and you have the freedom to bring in your own choice of vendors. Arches, tables, chairs, bar services and lighting are just a few of the many event items that can be provided for an additional cost.

History

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$8,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Garden
Park
Religious

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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    Kennie L. Married on 03/05/2022
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    The best wedding venue - really!

    We had the best experience with River Garden and highly recommend this spot to couples!! It’s so beautiful, the staff is so kind, and it really feels like a hidden gem in Vista. Caleb and I have gotten so many compliments on this venue. We ended up having a rainy day wedding and as the bride, I did not have to worry at all because the staff at RG immediately took care of it and made sure guests were warm and dry - even though it’s a fully outdoor venue! The vendor list RG provides is also incredible as we used a lot of their recommended vendors. The communication was always quick, kind, and easy. Again, we feel so blessed to have gotten married here and it was truly such a magical, beautiful day!!
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    Olivia I. Married on 07/03/2021
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    Best Wedding Venue Ever!!!

    We had the most amazing day at River Gardens. They made set up and tear down so smooth with their planning system. All the flowers and waterfalls added such a spectacular effect to the venue! My guest’s did not stop telling me how gorgeous the venue was and were so comfortable the entire time! Also their dance floor is perfect to boogie with all your besties!!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

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Team

Nicole Park
Nicole Park
Venue Manager

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 Aymin
Julianna Aymin
COO

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!

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390 Mimosa Ave Vista, CA, 92081
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