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$10,000 starting price
$10,000 starting price


On WeddingWire since 2020

The Rivers Retreat is a sprawling 13-acre wedding venue and retreat center located in Covington, Louisiana. Bordered by the white sandy beaches of the scenic Tchefuncte river, The Rivers Retreat is unlike any other event property. Our facility affords couples the opportunity to have their wedding, exactly the way they want it, without any interference or time constraints. When you reserve the Rivers Retreat, you, your family, and your guests will have exclusive use of the entire grounds.

Facilities and Capacity

Rental of our facility includes the following:

  • Large banquet room along with all of the dining tables, chairs, and table linens.
  • Commercial kitchen that is attached to the banquet room. We provide every pot, pan, flatware, serving dishes, and kitchen equipment that you or the caterer of YOUR choice can use during your time here.
  • Very large community room which is perfect for cocktail parties, ceremonies, or a place for games and movies ( we have a pull down screen and a projector).
  • Enormous outdoor, screened pavilion which has a gorgeous brick fireplace. This structure was actually built in the late 1800's and is the perfect setting for your ceremony and/or reception.
  • Jr. Olympic size swimming pool, which is fenced and gated and contains a covered pavilion, bar area, and ample pool furniture and umbrellas, and pool toys.
  • Tennis court ( with basketball goals), mountain bicycles, horseshoes, croquet, volleyball, and other games.
  • 10 clean, stylish cabins that sleep up to 50 guests. We provide all of the sheets, towels, and soap and shampoo.
  • Fire pit area with seating. We provide firewood every night for you and your guests so they can relax by an open fire and make memories and smores.

Services Offered

One of the main advantages to our facility over others, is that you will be totally unrushed here. If you and your guests want to party until 5 in the morning, you are allowed to do that here. You and your guests will be able to relax and savor your event, as opposed to rushing through it while someone follows you around with a stop watch telling you when and what to do. You, your friends and your family will be able to make a lifetime of memories while you are here and your experience will be more meaningful and relaxed. Please reach out to me if you would like to schedule a tour, or if you have any other questions.

Marcus Clavier, Owner

The Rivers Retreat

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Tori Married on 11/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical! Everyone loved the retreat and the location is easily accessible off the interstate!

We had a wonderful reception at the River’s Retreat! It was magical! Marcus was wonderful to work with. The cottages were perfect to stay late and end the night at the retreat! The location for many of our families was great! We had a fire in the fireplace and ended the night with another in the fire pit! We started with a cocktail hour in the Community Hall! It was the perfect space for it! The caterer was Nonna Randazzo. Everyone enjoyed the food! Marcus recommended the bartenders Ron & Barbara Hebert. They were great to work with as well! The pavilion was perfect for the band to setup with enough electrical outlets and space! With a large dance floor in front of the band! We had an LSU game playing under a tent on the lawn! I highly recommend The River’s Retreat! I wanted to add that they are pet friendly! We were able to bring three of our large trained dogs with us!
Rebecca G. Married on 10/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fall in Love with The Rivers Retreat

We can’t express enough how awesome this venue was. There is absolutely nothing like it and it really made our wedding experience everything we dreamed of. Marcus was AMAZING and was there whenever we needed it with solutions and guidance. He was very professional and open to all of our ideas. Our family and friends stayed with us the entire weekend at the rivers retreat and the time we got to spend together because of this outstanding venue was so special and meant everything to us. We would love to come back and be able to utilize the venue again for other event as well. Our wedding was truly an amazing and memorable adventure because of this unique venue.
Haley A. Married on 09/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t be more perfect!

Marcus and the staff were so helpful and accommodating! Having the property for the whole weekend was a huge blessing for us since we had so much family traveling from out of state! Such a beautiful place! The perfect place for our wedding!
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