River House Events is a waterfront wedding venue located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, Florida. This four-star venue offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of the Matanzas River and St. Augustine Lighthouse. Situated directly on the Intercoastal Highway, this unique event space offers both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception. River House Events prides themselves on their old-world charm, creative flair, and romantic atmosphere.
Facilities and Capacity
This elegant wedding venue can accommodate up to 240 guests. The interior of River House features both new and antique furnishings, as well as a color palette of soft, muted gold, and sage green. They exude an upscale yet comfortable setting. Couples may choose from the following event spaces:
This full-service venue lets you select your own outside vendors for a truly one-of-a-kind affair. Tables and chairs are included in the rental fee, along with setup and cleanup. They only host one event per day, allowing their staff to give you the time and attention you deserve. River House Events also has a list of approved caterers to select from, ensuring your delicious meal exceeds your expectations. Additional services include:
You and your wedding party can start your day in the venue's spacious Bride’s Room and Board Room, typically used as a groom’s lounge. Their Bride’s Room features a private entryway, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, tables, white Chiavari chairs, and access to a private bathroom. There’s also a steamer and CD player that you can use at your disposal. The Board Room boasts a rosewood table, 14 leather chairs, a full-length mirror, cable TV access, and a beautiful view overlooking the southeast end of the terrace. This unique space also opens up to their Library for mingling during cocktail hour.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Kenneth Gerber · Married on 03/03/2019
My wife and I were brought to tears over finding the River House for a number of reasons. First and foremost the St Augustine lighthouse is in view from the outside and that is where we got engaged. A unique space with plenty to remember it by, the entire house is a wonderful setup with plenty to offer for your needs.Sent on 04/05/2019
Constance was a delight from the get go and my lasting memory will be a small detail she made for me. During our 30 day walkthrough I made a joke about adding some emerald green cloths into our red/blue/neutral decor and was given appropriately confounded faces by our planner and fiance. What I didn't expect when my bride and I sat at our table was to find a single green napkin sitting underneath my plate. Brought tears to my eyes.
We had a 130 person wedding and the space was very comfortable. Their usual setup for catering which is in a room to the side of the main great hall is a fantastic setup and impressed me from day one. The library makes you feel like a king and there is more than enough parking. tThe views from the water, especially having the dock attachment and the lighthouse in the background make it a picture perfect backdrop.
River House Events's reply:What a sweet and thoughtful review, thank you so much Kenneth! From day one, we loved working with you and Kristen. After your walkthrough we decided to add a green napkin to surprise you and give you both a little laugh :) Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness to you both!!
Samantha · Married on 07/27/2019
We loved EVERYTHING about the River House
The River House Events venue is the perfect spot, especially for weddings. We had so many compliments on how beautiful it was, and we really didn't have to do much to decorate! It's already beautiful as it is. Constance and Sarah are very easy to work with and they are very quick with responding to emails and phone calls for any questions. The price might seem high at first, but it includes so much and the vendors they work with are amazing - so take a look at their list before searching for your own. I am so glad we had our wedding at the River House. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Our day was perfect! Thank you, Constance!Sent on 08/14/2019
River House Events's reply:Thank you so much, Samantha! We do our best to be available to answer any calls and emails in a timely manner. So happy to hear you appreciated the value in what is included in our packages! We strive to make everyone's big day as seamless as possible. Best wishes to you both!!
AJ · Married on 07/06/2019
Beautiful venue for a wedding! Spectacular views of the water!
The River House was a gorgeous place for a wedding! The building is beautiful and elegant and sits directly on the water, so the views are spectacular as the sun sets. Although it rained on our wedding day, they had the most stress-free "back up plan" inside the Grand Ballroom and it was still just as beautiful inside still facing the water through windows. Constance and the River House team were very experienced and so sweet and wonderful to work with, and we appreciate all they did to make planning as smooth as possible! The venue also has parking and a kitchen for the catering company to work out off, which are both very important but often overlooked necessities! We couldn't have chosen a better place for our wedding and would highly recommend River House!Sent on 09/04/2019
River House Events's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words! We were thrilled you chose us to host your wedding celebration! It turned out beautifully despite the inclement weather. It's wonderful to see that you pointed out some of the logistical perks of our venue, not every notices and appreciates those details.
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The Perfect Pour LOVES working events at The River House! This remarkable venue is unlike any in our town. You simply cannot beat the view, the helpful staff, and the wonderful amenities.
I always love working at the River House. With a beautiful view of the intercostal, a huge ballroom, elegant library area, and beautiful bay windows, there are plenty of gorgeous photo-ops!
River House has all the elegance of a country club and the casual sophistication of a country inn with spectacular water views from every window. The staff are professional and accommodating. This is a win win venue.