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Riverside Event Center

Up to 200 guests


Riverside Event Center is a romantic wedding venue located on Lake Lure, North Carolina. Offering scenic views of the bounty of nature, the property provides couples with an idyllic setting for their wedding day. With a backdrop of the historic Chimney Rock and Blue Ridge Mountain range, this venue is an unforgettable location where couples can host a timeless and dreamy event.

Facilities and Capacity

At Riverside Event Center, couples are welcome to choose from a number of both indoor and outdoor spaces to host their ceremony and reception. You will be invited to begin your day in the estate鈥檚 Get Ready Suite, preparing with your wedding party for the festivities ahead. For a romantic ceremony under the sun, your service can be held by the bank of the Broad River. Alternatively, The Deck features a natural wood wedding arch where couples can exchange vows set to the backdrop of the picturesque Chimney Rock. Guests are welcome to dance the night away in the estate鈥檚 barn-style reception area under cathedral ceilings and exposed beams. Originally constructed in 1928, this restored structure offers endless versatility, allowing couples to personalize their space to suit their needs and requirements. The open-plan banquet hall provides ample space for a dance floor, as well as buffet stations and dining tables for a formal meal. This venue can accommodate both small gatherings and formal wedding affairs, accommodating 200 guests in their facility.

Services Offered

Riverside Event Center has an in-house wedding planner that will work with your vendors to ensure that everything goes smoothly. For couples who do not need full planning services, they also offer day-of coordinators that will take care of all the small details so you can enjoy your big day. Friendly and professional bartending staff will be on hand throughout your event to serve delicious drinks from an open or cash bar. A number of event items are available for use, including tables, chairs, linens, and drapery, as well as table centerpieces and other items of decor. For your entertainment needs, the team is happy to provide the use of their state-of-the-art audio equipment, as well as a fun and exciting photo booth. This pet-friendly venue is an ideal choice for those looking to include their furry friends in their wedding celebrations.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2- Ceremony sites, 1- Ballroom, Tents, Veranda

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Photo booth
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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    Meghan C. Married on 10/23/2022
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    Wonderful place for our wedding

    We truly enjoyed our wedding at riverside event center! The space was easy to decorate because it is already beautiful. We enjoyed doing everything at one location. Robin and her staff were wonderful to work to work with and very accommodating.
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    London P. Married on 10/22/2022
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    Go ahead and book it

    If this venue has found its place on your list of potentials, just go ahead and have your wedding here!! I got married October 22nd and I relied on Robin and her team to find all vendors, set up, and coordinate the whole day. I was extremely happy with the vendors, the expertise of everyone involved, the attention to detail and the positive energy from everyone involved. Robin was incredibly helpful on the day of and did things I wouldn鈥檛 have expected such as putting my veil on, helping with my bustle, and overall just making sure I had a great day. This venue goes above and beyond, not to mention the mountain views and adorable areas to take photos nearby like The Flowering Bridge. We love Riverside event center and we will definitely consider using it for any events our family could have in the future. Thank you so much Robin 馃挏
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    Chris G. Married on 01/01/2021
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    Fantastic Experience

    Working with Robin and Calyssa has been the highlight of our wedding planning process. The venue itself is perfect in terms of size, ceremony options, views, decor, and adaptability. All that paired with Robin and Calyssa's extensive wedding planning experience make Riverside a dream place to get married. Every step of the process was smooth, professional, friendly, and relieving knowing we were in good hands. Rather than pump out the same event over and over, they go to great lengths to make each event unique and special. I cannot recommend them enough!
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DiPietro Weddings: Photography & Films LLC DiPietro Weddings: Photography & Films LLC Wedding Photographers

Had the pleasure photographing Alex and Jazmins wedding here. Beautiful venue and with a scenic view of chimney rock off the back deck! Robin and her staff were very friendly and professional. They did a fantastic job decorating and catering the food in. Anyone who wants a classy venue with professional service look no further!

Sweets Mountain Bakery Sweets Mountain Bakery Wedding Cakes

I've had the pleasure of working with Robin at Riverside Events Center. It's a fantastic place for a wedding or any other event. Beautiful property with a very pleasant and hard working staff!

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