River Farm

Arlington

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Description

With 25 acres of lawn, meadows, woodland, formal gardens, and scenic views of the Potomac, River Farm is a place of natural year-round beauty and a perfect showcase for your wedding any time of year. Begin the day in the dressing room on the second floor of the Estate House. Then move onto the red brick front steps for an intimate “First Look” moment. River Farm offers endless possibilities when choosing the perfect location for your wedding vows and reception; you might choose the meadow and the Potomac River as your ceremony backdrop, or perhaps you'll want to say your vows in the formal or informal gardens. After your ceremony, move onto the spacious wrap around porch of the classic white Estate House. It's the perfect spot for an amiable cocktail hour. During the wedding season, a 30' X 80' tent is provided over the slate patio, next to the Estate House and overlooking the Potomac River, creating a festive outdoor reception area that allows you to dine amongst the gorgeous landscaping. During the colder months the first level of the Estate House provides a fantastic historic space for your reception, including use of the ballroom for a wonderful night of dancing.

Venue Style

Mansion, Private Estate, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Ballrooms, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 8:00AM. Events must end by 10:00PM Friday and Saturday or 9:00PM Sunday through Thursday.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $5,000 to $10,500 for a ceremony and reception and includes 9 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding ranges starts at $500. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr. A tent is included during peak season but is an additional fee of $1,500 during off-peak season.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at River Farm is estimated at between $11,916 and $21,038 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

Choose from List

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Music must end by 10:00PM
Lavender buds and bubbles permitted
Music end time is 9:00PM Sunday through Thursday
Acoustic music only for outdoor events