River Farm - American Horticultural Society

Alexandria, VA

Amenities + Details


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Contact Info

7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA (703) 768-5700

Reviewed on 10/24/2017 Michele-Ann W

We could not have asked for a better venue than River Farm. When we first visited, we were struck by the natural beauty of the location on the banks of the Potomac. The gardens, the meadow, the estate house, and the terrace all added to this beauty. We wanted a venue that was... Read More striking enough that it wouldn't need a lot of additional decoration, and River Farm absolutely fit the bill. Additionally, all of the distinct indoor and outdoor spaces available made it very easy to have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception on-site, and our guests all loved strolling around and exploring the property on the wedding day. Janet and the rest of the River Farm staff were so easy to work with, and were always friendly and available when we had any questions in the months running up to the wedding itself, and on the wedding day itself. We would highly recommend River Farm as a wedding venue.

Reviewed on 8/22/2017 Katie C

Our guests can't stop raving about the beauty and elegance of River Farm. It is definitely a hidden gem that many Alexandrian's aren't familiar with. We had a fabulous time at our wedding and had a great time working with the River Farm staff. Don't hesitate to book this... Read More venue! You won't be disappointed!!

Reviewed on 8/13/2016 Claudia C

River Farm is an absolutely gorgeous place to get married! It is so beautiful but also down-to-earth and not overly manicured. It had the perfect low-key garden party vibe we were aiming for. Janet and the staff were very easy to work with and helped make our planning easy.... Read More We highly recommend the venue to anyone looking for an outdoor wedding near DC.


Reviewed on 10/01/2013 Caitlyn G

So Gorgeous! Get married here if you want a stunning outdoor wedding only minutes from DC

Beautiful River Farm

Reviewed on 7/25/2013 Margot-Layne` G

This venue is absolutely fantastic. Expensive but totally worth the cost. It is so beautiful with incredible well manicured grounds and a lot of space and hidden places for guests to wander too. It was so beautiful that it took a while for people to start dancing! They loved... Read More the venue so much that they wanted to explore more than dance. It has a great rain substitute in the ballroom, tent included, and parking for all guests. My husband and I had a wonderful time and incredible pictures to show for it.

Beautiful Venue!

Reviewed on 10/23/2012 Emily W

We fell in love with River Farm on our first visit there. We hosted 120 guests and had our ceremony outside in the garden area, dinner under the tent, and dancing in the ballroom. The grounds are beautiful, with a lovely garden area and a meadow that leads down to the Potomac... Read More River. Because it is an historic site and in a residential area, there are several restrictions (noise limitations, no open flame) but it didn't get in the way of us having a good time. We are looking forward to visiting again soon.

Perfect outdoor garden party!!

Reviewed on 7/14/2012 Emily T

River Farm is a hidden gem, and one that you and your guests will LOVE to explore!! The website has a ton of useful information, including photos of the garden during each season, recommended vendors, all rental agreements and regulations, pricing, etc. If you still have... Read More questions, the onsite managers are very helpful and prompt in returning calls and emails. The house on the property has useful spaces for smaller ceremonies or to use as a backup incase of rain. There are restrooms, and a decent sized kitchen for the catering staff to use. At the rear of the house is a large slate patio, where the tent is found during the season. The tent is included in your rental fee, as is the house, and all of the gardens!! This is not the case at other venues!! The grounds are impeccably maintained by the volunteer staff. The photo opportunities are limitless!! We had a Sunday morning wedding with a brunch reception immediately after. We set up croquet and bocce ball for our guests to play, and they were able to walk the grounds and gardens as well. There are a few limitations, which are all spelled out in the agreement...guests cannot exceed 200 people. Once you hit 160 people you will be required to provide a bathroom trailer and valet. Amplified music cannot be played outside. We highly recommend River Farm!!

Our Gorgeous Ceremony Site

Reviewed on 6/27/2012 Ediana F

We had our outdoor ceremony at River Farm. River Farm is an amazing venue. The grounds are gorgeous!! Our contact at River Farm was great and very helpful. It poured the day of our wedding but we were still able to finish our ceremony right before the rain started! :) River Farm... Read More was the reason we decided to have a local wedding. We couldn't of asked for a better ceremony site!


Reviewed on 5/14/2012 Alison Frances R

We fell in love with River Farm the moment we saw it and the staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful as we planned our reception there. It was everything we hoped it would be, and live close enough to visit and enjoy the flowers and peaceful atmostphere anytime!

Beautiful venue!

Reviewed on 12/18/2011 Gillian M

This was a beautiful venue - bald eagles even made an appearance during the ceremony. Janet Daniels was a pleasure to work with.

River Farm Dream Wedding

Reviewed on 8/16/2011 Shirley J

River Farm was the perfect location for my daughter's wedding. My daughter and her fiancee wanted a historic site, her fiancee wanted a site near water, and they both wanted an outdoor garden wedding and a tented reception, with a ballroom for dancing. River Farm offers all... Read More that and much more. If you are looking for a wedding venue that has it all, then River Farm is the place for you. You need to book this site at least one year in advance, so walk, don't run!

Review for River Farm

Reviewed on 5/10/2010 Jessica S

Beautiful garden for ceremony. Lovely historic home for getting ready and entertaining guests. Gorgeous views. Romantic setting but not overly formal.