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River House Events

Saint Augustine, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
242 reviews
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$6k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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:

  • The Grand Ballroom - perfect for lavish affairs and features a hardwood dance floor, gorgeous water views, and French doors that overlook the terrace. It can be used for your ceremony and/or reception.
  • River House Terrace - ideal for your outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. Your guests will descend down lit terrace steps to tumbled stone pavers, where they will experience breathtaking views of the St. Augustine Lighthouse.
  • The Conservatory - situated just off the Ballroom and boasts travertine floors, white walls, iron-framed mirrors shaped like palladium windows, and antique hanging chandeliers. This garden room can seat 24 guests.

Services Offered

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:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Outside alcohol
  • Parking
  • Shuttle
  • Valet
  • WiFi

Other Facilities

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.

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?

$9,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$8,000

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

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$9,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$8,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
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

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

February
March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
July
August

242 Reviews

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    Vladimir B. Married on 03/12/2022
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    A wonderful delight with service and venue

    I wish I could give them more than 5 stars! From start to finish, River House made our wedding dreams come true. Allison and Devan are amazing at what they do. They are prompt, knowledgeable and beyond helpful. We got married in the terrace and had our reception in the ballroom last weekend. The venue is breathtaking. The service is spectacular. My guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had. The bartenders made amazing drinks and people rarely had to wait. The night started and ended perfectly, I am beyond happy with my experience. If you are looking for a wedding venue in the St. Augustine area, this is it. No need to look further. You won’t regret it!!!!
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    Erica E. Married on 02/11/2022
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    Beautiful and Classy Wedding Venue

    My husband and I were married at The River House on February 11, 2022. The venue is breathtaking, classically designed, and has an unbeatable view along the river. The staff was great to work with and responsive to all my questions and requests (we stopped by multiple times). There is plenty of parking on-site for guests and close to downtown. Your event is the ONLY event on your rental day. The design makes it easy for vendors to navigate the venue without interrupting the ceremony or reception. The reception room has a dedicated dance floor which is open and spacious and placed next to a full-size kitchen.
    The venue required us to have a coordinator (a day-of or dedicated wedding planner), which is honestly a blessing in disguise for those against a coordinator. They provided a very long list of recommendations which brought us in touch with most of our vendors. The location was great, and the ceremony was breathtaking. Luckily, the venue provided a backup location in case of bad weather (we did not have bad weather). They managed our linen order and allowed us to use their stock of wedding decorations (easels, extra tables, cake stands, lamps).
    We truly appreciate that this venue did not price gouge us or limit our creativity to specific vendors or enact a multitude of rules that others venues in St. Augustine try to do. We were able to bring our alcohol and choose our vendors without limitations. Finally, we were lucky enough to bring in the stuff for our wedding the day prior and store it in a locked room before the rehearsal (I believe this is only allowed if there are no events the night before). I honestly do not have anything bad (or anything deserving of less than five stars) to say about the venue, but that it’s a uniquely beautiful venue with a kind and responsive staff who work hard to make our dream wedding a reality. My husband and I recommend this venue to every couple planning a wedding or event in St. Augustine and would not make any changes if we could have our wedding again!

Awards

  • 242
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
The Perfect Pour The Perfect Pour Bar Services & Beverages

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.

Lisa Silva Photography Lisa Silva Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Weddings at Colonial Quarters Weddings at Colonial Quarters Historic Weddings

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.

Map

179 Marine St. Saint Augustine, FL, 32084
904-826-6210
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