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 300 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 a 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 the piece of the Shenandoah's South Fork are available to guests and the general public, and can accommodate any riding ability. River's Bend Ranch would love to host your family and friends for a wedding celebration. Imagine an outdoor ceremony with a backdrop of lush greenery and a tented reception with those you love most. With different packages to choose from, and a setting that is second-to-none, River’s Bend Ranch can help give you the day you've been dreaming of.

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

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $4,300 for a reception and ceremony and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Event booking also includes lodging accommodations for up to 28 guests. Please note there is also a lodging tax of 10.3% applied for overnight accommodations.

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

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
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