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When it comes to choosing the perfect wedding venue, there are countless factors to consider. From the setting and amenities to the proximity to other attractions for out of town guests, there are so many factors to consider to ensure that you have the day of your dreams. If you’re considering tying the knot in the enchanting city of St. Augustine, the River House is a gem that ticks all the right boxes. As a professional wedding photographer in St. Augustine, I can confidently say that this venue offers the ideal canvas for your special day. In this blog post, I’ll highlight the top reasons why the River House is a dream wedding venue in St Augustine, as well as share some beautiful River House Events Photos!

Waterfront Ceremony Space

The River House in St. Augustine provides a stunning waterfront ceremony space that sets the stage for a beautifully picturesque wedding. The scenic river views and the view of the famous St Augustine Lighthouse in the background create the perfect landscape to say “I do”. Pro tip – plan your wedding right at sunset time for the BEST ceremony photos!

waterfront wedding ceremony set up with white chairs on a stone patio
waterfront wedding ceremony set up with white chairs on a stone patio with guests in chairs and bride and groom at altar looking at each other

The Library for Photo Opportunities

As a wedding photographer in St Augustine, I know the importance of having a venue that is beautiful inside as well ass outside, because we know how unpredictable the weather can be. Thankfully, The River House offers more than just a gorgeous outdoor setting. Inside the venue, you’ll find a charming and cozy library filled with old-world charm. This unique space is perfect for intimate wedding portraits, capturing candid moments, or staging your first look. The soft, natural light filtering through the large windows and the rich wooden furnishings create a timeless and classic backdrop for your photos.

Close to Other St. Augustine Activities

St. Augustine is a city steeped in history, culture, and beauty. Choosing the River House as your wedding venue also means that you and your guests are just moments away from the countless attractions this city has to offer. From exploring the historic Castillo de San Marcos to taking a romantic stroll through the charming streets of the Old City, your wedding party can enjoy the best of St. Augustine before or after your special day. The River House is conveniently located close enough to downtown that it is a quick and easy uber ride, while also being far enough away from the hustle and bustle that you feel completely secluded and like you have your own private area.

Bride and groom images one in the day on top in front of a fountain and one at night in front of the same fountain

You can bring your own caterer

Couples may choose to use their own caterer for their wedding rather than opting for an in-house caterer for several reasons. First and foremost, personal caterers often offer a more extensive range of menu options, accommodating diverse tastes and dietary restrictions with greater flexibility. This freedom to customize the culinary experience can be especially appealing for couples who have a particular theme or vision in mind for their wedding. Additionally, hiring an independent caterer can sometimes result in cost savings, as it allows couples to shop around for the best value. If you’re in search of a St Augustine wedding caterer, we highly recommend Anthony’s gourmet catering (link to their website please!)

Inside wedding reception space set up with tables and chairs and decor

Other spots for River House Events Photos

Of course, you know that I have to highlight the best photo opportunities for your wedding at the River House! In front of the River House, you have a beautiful set of wooden doors that make a great backdrop for photos. Additionally, there is a great fountain to take photos in front of, during day or night! One reason that I love this venue is that the photo ops only get more beautiful at night time. We also love to take our couples out all the way to the end of the dock and look back toward the venue for that perfect shot with the venue lit up in the background. Lastly, if you have extra time to take a 5-10 minute drive into downtown, you can take advantage of the WIDE array of beautiful photo opportunities in downtown St Augustine like the bridge of lions, castillo de san marcos, and magnolia avenue. You really can’t go wrong with any of these beautiful backdrops for your wedding photos!

Bride and groom portraits in front of greenery with a sunlit background
Bride and groom portrait at night in front of wooden doors


In short, if you are looking for a venue that is situated right on the water, that allows you to bring in your own catering and create the day of your dreams, the River House is a great choice! Contact me today to discuss how we can make your dream wedding at the River House a reality.

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Bride and groom kissing in front of a fountain

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