Riverfront Events is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. Couples whose dream wedding is set before a sparkling river may find their hearts are set on this riverfront venue. Riverfront Events, featuring a contemporary, chic yet casual style, has everything you need to make your big day one to remember.
Facilities and Capacity
Imagine enjoying a riverfront ceremony by the Christina River, saying your vows before sparkling waters. Then, imagine your reception in a spacious ballroom that accommodates up to 225 guests. With both indoor and outdoor pre function spaces, couples can enjoy riverfront cocktail hours and receptions that are full of natural light. Outdoor furniture allows for lounging and casual conversation, which is ideal for spring and summertime weddings. Riverfront Events is attached to Hyatt Place Wilmington Riverfront, a hotel that allows for convenient, modern, and luxurious accommodations for you and your wedding day guests. Hotel rooms include wide-screen televisions, modern polished wood furniture, and sunny views of Wilmington.
Riverfront Events is special for a variety of reasons, but one of the most primary appealing factors is catering services courtesy of the culinary team at Big Fish Restaurant Group. Big Fish Grill, an adjacent and renowned restaurant specializing in seafood, provides a professional team, delicious cuisine, and general services like setup, cleanup, and a variety of serving options. You can enjoy plated dinners, stations, or a buffet-style reception. Bar services are also available, complete with specialty libations and a champagne toast for the happy couple. Wedding day essentials come with catering and bar service packages, including barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. Other more general services include:
Seafood lovers need look no farther than a catering experience from Riverfront Grill, which offers summery meals like grilled lobster with butter, grilled tuna atop rice and vegetables, raw shellfish, crabcakes, and beyond. Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan menus are also available for those with dietary restrictions. Other cuisine options are available ranging from veggie platters, hors d'oeuvres, decadant dessert and more.
5 Reviews for Riverfront Events
Recommended by 99% of couples
Heather · Married on 10/24/2020
The best venue
The Riverfront Events team is the BOMB! Sarah, Kelsey & Abby are such a pleasure to work with. Due to COVID, our wedding was originally supposed to be in Lancaster, PA & we had to move our venue a month before our wedding date & not only was Riverfront Events the only venue that had our date available, but they were just so comforting & opened their arms to us. With the stress of moving our venue just weeks before the wedding, the Riverfront Events team stepped in & helped up make the transition as smooth & stress-free as possible. On our actual wedding day, everything went so seamlessly from start to finish. Sarah & Kelsey made sure that everything was taken care of & made sure the me & my husband got to enjoy our wedding day, which most couples don't get to do. The food was also absolutely amazing! All the guests could not stop raving about it. The day was perfect. The Riverfront Events may not have been our first choice, but if I could do it over again, I would choose Riverfront Events as our venue. I HIGHLY recommend them!Sent on 11/02/2020
Loretta · Getting married on 04/11/2022
Wedding ceremony and reception
We are thrilled beyond words to have celebrated our special WEDDING DAY at the Riverfront Events!Sent on 12/21/2020
Abigail Lewis, Sales and Event Manager, could not have done anything more for us leading up to and on our WEDDING DAY.
Including the Rehearsal arranged by Abigail. She could not be there assured us Sarah Timmons, Director of Sales and Events would meet with us for Rehearsal. Sure, enough she did and recorded all of my questions and communicated every aspect. We had some guests with strict diet needs not on the menu. Thank you goes out to Mike Sheridan, Executive Chef. He clearly arranged with no hesitation to meet diet needs for our guests. The catering arrangements with Riverfront Events and Big Fish Grill was the best ever for us and our guests. We often go to the Big Fish Grill and extremely satisfied with the menu, and especially for our Wedding day! Everyone applauded the Riverfront Event, Big Fish Grill, and Hyatt Place. You never had to leave the location. They had everything for us!
Due to COVID-19 the entire location was heavenly cleaned and managed to exercise social distances for our ceremony and dining arrangements for the entire wedding.
We blocked many rooms at the Hyatt Place connected to the Riverfront Events. They all worked together as team work and fulfilled all of our needs. We are hoping to go back to the Riverfront Events for a special occasion without hesitation! We will book the next family event at the same location if the opportunity applies to us, in the near future:)!
Thank you, thank you and thank you, Abby and crew!
Akua D. · Married on 11/20/2020
The best ever
Having a wedding during a pandemic couldn’t have happened without the this amazing venue. The Riverfront is an amazing venue with GOOD food(very important!)I had the opportunity to work with Abby at this venue and from the first day of consultation to the day off, she had all the answers I needed for my event. Abby would check in and follow up with information every time and she did it with a smile. Even on the day of the event she was very helpful during the set up process. Aside from this venue being very beautiful Abby definitely made the experience worthwhile for me and my couple.Sent on 11/24/2020