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, 8 wingback chairs and in-house speakers for background music if desired. Also includes huge French doors that open out onto a covered terrace overlooking the Matanzas River and St. Augustine Lighthouse.

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The Bridal Suite

Our 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

Christa M.

The Knot

River House in St. Augustine, FL is an amazing venue! From the beginning, Constance and her staff were very professional, responsive and accommodating. You can't beat the view of the river and the lighthouse which made for excellent pictures! They also have plenty of free parking which is a huge plus when it comes to venues in St. Augustine. Highly recommend!

Marion M.

Google

Very beautiful and elegant venue that is perfectly situated on the water and the right location for a gala or wedding or meeting. The rooms are large. The bar is available and it has a nice dance floor as well. It is beautiful for photos at any point of view from the front to the library area and back deck. I really loved it and highly recommend it

Sherry H.

The Knot

I could not have been happier and can not say enough good things about The River House. The venue itself is breathtaking. We worked with Constance who was so wonderful. She responded to all of my emails right away, even when she wasn't working. It rained on the day of our wedding and the ladies of the river house were outside wiping down the chairs minutes before our wedding began. Again I cannot say enough good things about The River House and their employees.

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