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The River View is a wedding venue located in Lorton, Virginia. This beautiful, multi-million dollar venue is located at Occoquan Regional Park, offering stunning natural scenery and a peaceful location for your upcoming event. With several indoor and outdoor spaces available for your use, along with attentive service and rich history, The River View could be the perfect venue for you.

Facilities and Capacity
The River View’s main venue space is a large, spacious indoor area with floor-to-ceiling windows and unique wood accents. There is also the 1608 Room available, which offers a unique, educational experience, and it a great spot for your cocktail hour. This venue also offers a couple of outdoor ceremony sites as well, so that you can get married overlooking the gorgeous Occoquan River. On your wedding day, you will also have exclusive, private access to the Hospitality Suite and historic Scale House Cottage, for all of your preparations. This venue has enough space and resources to accommodate groups of up to 300 people for a wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or other special celebration.

Services Offered
The River View not only offers a beautiful location for your wedding day, but also a great selection of services that will only enhance your experience. The attentive staff and great accommodations will make your day stress-free and easy. Take advantage of the detailed coordination services, top-notch rental items, and delicious catering menus. At your reception, enjoy a buffet, plated, stationed, or family style meal that will impress all of your guests. The venue can provide all of the tables, chairs, decor, flatware, glassware, china, and more for your event, as well. Aside from these services, you may also receive the following at The River View:

  • Bar services
  • Setup/cleanup
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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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The River View is a highly recommended wedding venue in Northern Virginia with stunning views and exceptional service. Reviewers praise the venue for its beauty, spaciousness, and intimate feel, accommodating larger groups comfortably. The staff, including wedding coordinators Hannah, Ashley, Cori, and Fern, are commended for their professionalism, responsiveness, and attention to detail. Guests were impressed with the delicious food provided by the Great Blue Heron catering team and the seamless execution of their events. Despite a few minor hiccups, reviewers highly recommend The River View for its breathtaking location and excellent service.

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The River View is a highly recommended wedding venue in Northern Virginia with stunning views and exceptional service. Reviewers praise the venue for its beauty, spaciousness, and intimate feel, accommodating larger groups comfortably. The staff, including wedding coordinators Hannah, Ashley, Cori, and Fern, are commended for their professionalism, responsiveness, and attention to detail. Guests were impressed with the delicious food provided by the Great Blue Heron catering team and the seamless execution of their events. Despite a few minor hiccups, reviewers highly recommend The River View for its breathtaking location and excellent service.

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Emma Sent on 10/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever!

River View is an incredible Northern VA wedding venue! It really is one of the only venues that fits a larger amount of guests and knows how to work with bigger groups. They were so easy to work with leading up to the wedding and so willing to help.
The day of it rained and they were so quick to help us with the rain plan. The space is really stunning and our guests loved it.
The food and bar package is super reasonable and really good. Their service was AMAZING!
We were blown away. We are so glad we went with them and would absolutely recommend!
Tommy
Tommy D. Sent on 09/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Venue on the Occoquan River

The River View at Occoquan is an absolutely stunning venue in a pocket of Northern Virginia we didn't even know existed (until our wedding planner suggested it to us as a potential wedding site and ultimately was the perfect location for our big day).

River View offers the intimacy for a private wedding, while easily accommodating 150-200 guests, and provides the perfect backdrop of the Occoquan river for any outdoor ceremony/event. We were so impressed by the food, the service, and the overall experience provided by the team!

Despite the logistical challenges of planning a Virginia wedding from the West Coast (we live in Los Angeles), it was a smooth process working with the River View team. We were very impressed with the responsiveness and high touch support we received from Hannah, Ashley, and the River View staff along the way. They were easy to communicate with and super accessible throughout the planning process and the final weeks leading up to our wedding day, which made the whole experience very enjoyable.

Day-of-wedding execution was seamless, with only a few hiccups that none of our guests were aware of (firepits were not turned on and wine table service was limited). Otherwise, we were very happy with the way our wedding turned out - guests were very pleased with the food catered by the Great Blue Heron team and everyone loved the venue (especially the scenic drive up to the venue )!

Thank you to the entire River View team for making our dream wedding a reality! We will definitely recommend River View to friends and family looking for a wedding venue or event space in the future!
Briana
Briana H. Sent on 10/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue!

We had such a wonderful experience working with Hannah and the River View team! We had so many changes leading up to out wedding due to Covid and rain, and they were so on top of everything! It is such a beautiful venue both indoors and outdoors!
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