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Venues and Catering and Planner in Lake Lure, NC,
(828) 436-5130

About Us

Riverside Event Center is a romantic wedding venue located on Lake Lure, North Carolina. Offering scenic views of the bounty of nature, the property provides couples with an idyllic setting for their wedding day. With a backdrop of the historic Chimney Rock and Blue Ridge Mountain range, this venue is an unforgettable location where couples can host a timeless and dreamy event.

Facilities and Capacity

At Riverside Event Center, couples are welcome to choose from a number of both indoor and outdoor spaces to host their ceremony and reception. You will be invited to begin your day in the estate’s Get Ready Suite, preparing with your wedding party for the festivities ahead. For a romantic ceremony under the sun, your service can be held by the bank of the Broad River. Alternatively, The Deck features a natural wood wedding arch where couples can exchange vows set to the backdrop of the picturesque Chimney Rock. Guests are welcome to dance the night away in the estate’s barn-style reception area under cathedral ceilings and exposed beams. Originally constructed in 1928, this restored structure offers endless versatility, allowing couples to personalize their space to suit their needs and requirements. The open-plan banquet hall provides ample space for a dance floor, as well as buffet stations and dining tables for a formal meal. This venue can accommodate both small gatherings and formal wedding affairs, accommodating 200 guests in their facility.

Services Offered

Riverside Event Center has an in-house wedding planner that will work with your vendors to ensure that everything goes smoothly. For couples who do not need full planning services, they also offer day-of coordinators that will take care of all the small details so you can enjoy your big day. Friendly and professional bartending staff will be on hand throughout your event to serve delicious drinks from an open or cash bar. A number of event items are available for use, including tables, chairs, linens, and drapery, as well as table centerpieces and other items of decor. For your entertainment needs, the team is happy to provide the use of their state-of-the-art audio equipment, as well as a fun and exciting photo booth. This pet-friendly venue is an ideal choice for those looking to include their furry friends in their wedding celebrations.

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  • Working with Robin and Calyssa has been the highlight of our wedding planning process. The venue itself is perfect in terms of size, ceremony options, views, decor, and adaptability. All that paired with Robin and Calyssa's extensive wedding planning experience make Riverside a dream place to get married. Every step of the process was smooth, professional, friendly, and relieving knowing we were in good hands. Rather than pump out the same event over and over, they go to great lengths to make each event unique and special. I cannot recommend them enough!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Linens, Parking, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 25.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    2- Ceremony sites, 1- Ballroom, Tents, Veranda

    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Barn, Historic Building

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, December

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