Our interior designer has selected furnishings both new and antique that give each room character and Old World charm. Our color palette is soft, muted gold and sage green with hardwood floors and/or carpet in the rooms. The overall feel of River House is that of an upscale yet comfortable setting.
Weddings, festive ceremonies and hallmark events become even more special in the River House Grand Ballroom. Our ballroom can accommodate 240 guests seated with a 32ft round hardwood dance floor. We offer 6ft round tables of ten, with ivory-cushioned Gold Chiavari chairs. The Grand Ballroom also includes French doors overlooking the terrace and spectacular water views!
Relax and enjoy the beauty of the Matanzas River from the timelessly elegant River House terrace. As guests descend the down lit terrace steps and onto the tumbled stone pavers, they are greeted with a breathtaking view of the St. Augustine lighthouse. Our terrace is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hour, or a stroll on our down lit dock. Also includes 7 cast-iron tables with 28 chairs, and 8 wicker rocking chairs.
The Conservatory, just off the ballroom has travertine floors, white walls, iron-framed mirrors shaped like palladiums windows lining the walls, antique hanging lanterns and six square tables each with 4 white Chiavari chairs. All this helps to complete the feeling of a “garden room.”
Our library features hardwood floors, a fireplace, built-in bookcases, button-tucked leather sofas, and 8 wingback chairs. Also includes huge French doors that open out onto a covered terrace overlooking the Matanzas River and St. Augustine Lighthouse.
Our private gathering room for the bride and bridesmaids features floor-to-ceiling mirrors, a private entryway, wall hooks for formal wear, lounge seating, up to six square tables with white Chiavari chairs, and gorgeous natural light in the afternoon. Access to a private bathroom is directly adjacent to this room.
The Board Room, typically used as the Groomsmen Lounge, has a 5’x16’ rosewood table with 14 leather chairs, a full-length mirror, wall hooks for formal wear, and a flatscreen TV with access to cable and digital streaming services. The Board Room also opens up to the library for mingling during cocktail hour, if desired.
The River House is absolutely 5 stars with not only a beautiful upscale venue with amazing views, the event team is incredibly attentive, and the interior is suburb for photography. As a wedding photographer I highly recommend the venue to couples being in my top 5 St Augustine wedding venues.
We had our wedding reception May 25th, 2019 and it was perfect! My husband and I live in Jacksonville but all of our guests were coming from Pennsylvania. We picked the River House because if he indoor/outdoor flexibility! We wanted our guests to embrace the Florida lifestyle! We didn’t have to worry about the weather and got to enjoy the beautiful views of the river and lighthouse. There also have their own dock where we took amazing sunset photos. Lastly, Constance and her staff were a joy to work with and always willing to help!
St. Augustine is such an amazing destination for your special day and River House is no exception. Truly a hidden gem away from downtown that is right on the river that offers you amazing views and service for your wedding. Allison was so communicative throughout the planning process and even on day of with rain in the forecast she was ready to jump to have our ceremony outside if we had the chance. Such a beautiful day with a beautiful venue to match.