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Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

College Park, MD View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
139 reviews
$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

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$5k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 500 guests

Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is a stylish and sophisticated wedding venue located just outside of Washington, D.C in College Park, Maryland. With a variety of event spaces available, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center has a maximum capacity of up to 500 guests seated banquet and 800 standing reception. Each space features its own unique flair, featuring breathtaking details such as marble floors, fireplaces, grand staircases, stained glass and a finely manicured garden for a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The picture-perfect setting just outside of our nation’s capital is sure to make you and your guests’ hearts skip a beat!

Wedding Packages begin at $5,000 and include the following features:
- Use of Orem Alumni Hall
- LED Up Lights
- Audiovisual equipment for slideshow
- Tables
- Silver Chivari Chairs
- Marble Hall (Rever Alumni Hall) perfect for a cocktail reception or to stage your catering buffet.
- Two Dressing/Preparation Rooms (Chaney Library and AAI Conference Room)
- Your choice of a white dance floor or up to 9 panels of staging.
- 2-hour allotment for set-up (Caterers & Decorators can access the ballroom 3 hours in advance)
- 4-hour allotment of event time
- 1-hour allotment for clean-up & breakdown (covered by the Riggs team and your caterers)
- Free Parking and Valet Services Available
- All Spaces are Wheelcahir Accessible

A ceremony can easily be added in one of our many spaces and includes a one hour rehearsal the week of your wedding, a one hour ceremony and chair rental. Moxley Gardens is a beautiful ceremony site in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

Required Approved Caterers:
We offer a variety of selected caterers to satisfy even the most diverse palate. Visit us online to see the approved caterers you can choose from.

Bar/Beverages:
Alcohol must be purchased through the Riggs Alumni Center but we offer a variety of bar options. From our Celebration Bar with just beer and wine to our Premium Open Bar to a Cash Bar we have something to fit every budget!

Site Visit/Walkthrough:
We would love for you to visit the space in person and allow us to show you how we can make an unforgettable evening for you and your guests.

We look forward to creating a night to remember kicking off a lifetime of happiness for you and yours!

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?

$5,000

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

$4,000

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

Yes

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

$1,500

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

$800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

500

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building

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
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Outside Cake

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?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

139 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    A fantastic option for Terps!

    As Maryland alums, we couldn't have been happier with Riggs as our reception venue. We worked with Rhonda and Shannon and felt cared for every step of the way. The space is large and versatile with indoor and outdoor spots. We used the atrium, patio, and garden for cocktail hour and then moved to the ballroom for dinner and dancing. With COVID, we were able to spread out nicely, and still have an intimate feel. All of the communication with the team was timely and professional. The day-of, everything went off without a hitch. Testudo even made an appearance! A beautiful, meaningful venue with a great value! We are so grateful for the Riggs team!

    Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center's reply:

    Thank you very much for your kind words Kareena! It is always wonderful to bring home our alums for such joyous occasions. Congratulations and wishes for a lifetime of great memories, laughter and adventure together.
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    Jermaine G. Married on 02/01/2020
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    Get married here!

    Samuel Riggs Alumni Center was such an outstanding picturesque space. Rhonda Whyte and Brittany Pain were so amazing, patient and warm. This was Brittany's first wedding and she made sure that whatever we needed was provided. We could not tell that this was her first time taking the lead. Her warm and welcoming demeanor during the whole process of planning and day of was incredible. We couldn't ask for anything more. We couldn't have picked a better place to start our journey together.
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    Bailey S. Married on 07/06/2019
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    Get married at the Riggs Center! Go Terps!

    Our experience with the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center was a wonderful, stress-free, wedding experience!! Every time I had a question, something to add or alter, our coordinator from Riggs was quick to respond and SO helpful! We loved how we were able to have our wedding, cocktail hour, and reception all in one beautiful building. We had one small issue, our grooms suite wasn't ready the day of and we had to have them wait 20 minutes while they got the room ready. Other than that the over all experience was perfect. We wouldn't have picked to have our wedding any where else!!!

Awards

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  • 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
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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Team

Rhonda Whyte
Rhonda Whyte
Director, Sales and Marketing

Rhonda graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI with a BS in Hospitality, Sales and Meeting Management and an MS in Managerial Technology. When notselling joy and planning events, Rhonda enjoys shopping and spending time with her husband and three children.

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
OBMBridal OBMBridal Wedding Dresses

We've partnered with the Riggs Center for bridal expos in the past. Amazing staff, super organized, and a great layout for weddings and special occasions. We highly recommend!

Options Caterers Options Caterers Wedding Caterers

What a lovely space for your event! The staff at Riggs Alumni Center provides excellent service for you as you plan your event. We are so pleased to be partners with such a professional group! Take a look and you will find a great venue!

Astounding Affairs Astounding Affairs Wedding Planners

Jessica Roberts, at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, on University of Maryland is a Great asset to this venue. Her promptness and professionalism is beyond words. I recommend this venue to anyone who's looking to have a successful, elegant event.

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7801 Alumni Drive College Park, MD, 20742
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