River's Bend Ranch




River’s Bend Ranch is a guest ranch and event venue owned and operated by the McConnell family for almost 40 years. The property sits on over 250 beautiful acres nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the George Washington National Forest. With a half-mile of shoreline on the Shenandoah River, and over 20 bedrooms on-site, RBR offers the perfect setting for wedding celebrations. Leading up to the big day guests can enjoy fishing, birding, and walking trails, as well as lawn games and an indoor game room. Trail rides along our piece of the Shenandoah's South Fork are available to guests and the general public, and can accommodate any riding ability. Our special packages will allow you and your guests to have a truly memorable occasion even on a modest budget. We offer multiple sites for indoor and outdoor gatherings, and with so much lodging on-site no one has to leave the party!

Venue Style

Barn/Farm/Ranch, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


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

Time Restrictions

Very flexible set-up times - call for more detail. Events must end by midnight due to county noise restrictions.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $4,300 for a reception and ceremony, and includes 2 nights of lodging accommodations for up to 28 guests. Please note there is also a lodging tax of 10.3% applied for overnight accommodations. Inquire about our larger package, with lodging for up to 45 guests!

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at River's Bend Ranch is estimated at between $6,413 and $11,617 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Tables and chairs provided
Overnight accommodations available
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by midnight
Biodegradable throwables only