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Price range: $2,500 - $4,500 Price range: $2,050 - $3,200
Couples usually spend $4,000 Couples usually spend $2,650
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
Reception
$4,000 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person

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About

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
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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?

$4,500

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

4,000.00

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

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:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Barn
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
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
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Reviews of Riverside Event Center

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
18 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 18 reviews
Google
4.8/5 80 reviews
Lauren
Lauren Sent on 09/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Robin was very helpful with anything needed in the day of our wedding

Great place for our wedding beautiful location. Staff was nice and helpful
Meghan
Meghan C. Sent on 03/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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. Sent on 11/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
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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