The River Watch Restaurant and Marina




In Essex, Maryland resides the River Watch Restaurant and Marina. This waterfront venue is located at the junction of Middle River and Hopkins Creek. The River Watch can work with you to organize the special day of your dreams. When celebrating with River Watch you and your guests can expect a wonderful spread of food. The River Watch Restaurant and Marina have both interior and exterior spaces to host your wedding day festivities. A cocktail hour with appetizers and drinks on the patio can be a fabulous way to watch the sunset. As the river and sky light up you and your loved ones will prepare for an evening of fun. The River Watch has an elegant event space that may be reserved for your reception as well as the main dining hall. The addition of special decorations such as candles and floral arrangements can help to create a wedding that is unique to you and your sweetheart.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Ocean/Waterfront View


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 225 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 225 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 10:00AM. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony is $150. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The River Watch Restaurant and Marina is estimated at between $5,769 and $9,077 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM