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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The River House Events venue is the perfect spot, especially for weddings. We had so many compliments on how beautiful it was, and we really didn't have to do much to decorate! It's already beautiful as it is. Constance and Sara are very easy to work with and they are very quick with responding to emails and phone calls for any questions. The price might seem high at first, but it includes so much and the vendors they work with are amazing - so take a look at their list before searching for your own. I am so glad we had our wedding at the River House. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Our day was perfect! Thank you, Constance!