Venue Spaces

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Venue Overview

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.

Venue Spaces

The Grand Ballroom

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!

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River House Terrace

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.

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The Conservatory

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.”

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The Library

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.

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Private Gathering Space

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.

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The Board 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.

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Reviews of River House

Jada S.

Wedding Wire

If you a searching for the perfect St. Augustine wedding venue, look no further! The River House is such a magical spot and not only do you get the feel of downtown but you get to be slightly out of the hustle and bustle. Allison and Devan went above and beyond to ensure that the venue was ready for my wedding and guests. Even a few days after Hurricane Ian flooded the streets Allison was on top of communicating with me that the venue survived and was ready for us. The building itself is absolutely stunning, I loved that I could get married outside with the water behind us while still having an indoor reception, and the best part, our guests didn’t have to travel between! They are so accommodating and I couldn’t be happier with my choice to be at the River House on my best day! If you’re considering this venue, you have truly found a hidden gem!

Emily S.

Wedding Wire

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!

Erica E.

The Knot

The River House was my dream wedding venue and it most certainly did not disappoint. They were nothing but absolutely amazing to use through our long journey. We booked the venue in 2019 for a March 2020 wedding but unfortunately our date was 5 days after Florida was shut down and we had to postpone. We ended up postponing multiple times due to surges in Covid with concern for the older family members and we just really wanted to have a safe but fun and not super restricted celebration. The River House team was so understanding and flexible each time we had to sign a contract and we are so thankful we were able to keep a contract with them, worth every penny! We finally had our day July 3rd, 2022 and when I say they made sure everything was perfect, I mean it. They were so understanding and helpful and we didn't just feel like another random wedding- we felt like they really cared about how our day went. The views of Saint Augustine from this venue are enough to book it but trust me when I say that their customer service, hard work and genuine dedication to their craft is enough to book them now! You will not be disappointed and your guests will rave for days about how beautiful of a place it is. Thank you River House team for making our awaited celebration the best day ever.

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