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The River View

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The River View is a wedding venue located in Lorton, Virginia. This beautiful, multi-million dollar venue is located at Occoquan Regional Park, offering stunning natural scenery and a peaceful location for your upcoming event. With several indoor and outdoor spaces available for your use, along with attentive service and rich history, The River View could be the perfect venue for you.

Facilities and Capacity
The River View鈥檚 main venue space is a large, spacious indoor area with floor-to-ceiling windows and unique wood accents. There is also the 1608 Room available, which offers a unique, educational experience, and it a great spot for your cocktail hour. This venue also offers a couple of outdoor ceremony sites as well, so that you can get married overlooking the gorgeous Occoquan River. On your wedding day, you will also have exclusive, private access to the Hospitality Suite and historic Scale House Cottage, for all of your preparations. This venue has enough space and resources to accommodate groups of up to 350 people for a wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or other special celebration.

Services Offered
The River View not only offers a beautiful location for your wedding day, but also a great selection of services that will only enhance your experience. The attentive staff and great accommodations will make your day stress-free and easy. Take advantage of the detailed coordination services, top-notch rental items, and delicious catering menus. At your reception, enjoy a buffet, plated, stationed, or family style meal that will impress all of your guests. The venue can provide all of the tables, chairs, decor, flatware, glassware, china, and more for your event, as well. Aside from these services, you may also receive the following at The River View:

  • Bar services
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Liability insurance

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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
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Set Up

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Cake Cutting

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Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Signature Drink

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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    Amazing venue!

    We loved our wedding at The River View! It's a gorgeous site with delicious food. The coordinating team (Cori, Fern, and Hannah) were all so pleasant to work with and very responsive (including Liz, the catering contact)! The venue's team has an organized system and timeline. We felt fully supported by their efforts. We are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at The River View. P.S.- The food actually tasted better than when we had it at our tasting.
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    Beautiful venue and great service

    I鈥檓 so glad we picked The River View for our venue. The River View and Blue Heron catering staff were all very accommodating and easy to work with. It made planning easy and enjoyable! The location is stunning as well. Our guests loved the park, river, and indoor/outdoor spaces.
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Cori Talbot
Cori Talbot
Hospitality & Event Sales Manager

Cori Talbot | CMP, PCA & IAVM member

As a graduate of the University of Florida, I have worked in both the public and private sectors of hospitality & events. From medieval fairs to art festivals, historic community events to wine festivals, and finally from large-scale conventions to weddings, I feel I have a one-of-a-kind view on event planning.

In my role as the Hospitality & Events Sales Manager for The River View with NOVA Parks, I work directly with clients from the touring phase, throughout planning, and during the day-of execution. I have been in this role for three years and I LOVE helping clients make their day go smoothly.


  • I am obsessed with my dogs (Cotton & Crash)
  • I'm an east-coast girl who has lived in New Hampshire, Florida, and now Virginia.
  • In my free time, you'll find me roller skating!
Fernanda Harman
Fernanda Harman
Events Coordinator

Fernanda "Fern" Harman | PCA

After working 2 years at Events Services (GMU) as a Lead, working with a wedding planner as her intern, and graduating from George Mason University, I quickly realized that events is what I love to do.

As the Events Coordinator at The River View, I am able to show all clients my passion when delivering their event. My happiness comes from seeing others happy!

I am very thankful to work with an amazing and caring staff that makes coming to work something to look forward to. It's true when they say, if you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life!


  • I was born and raised in Brazil (Yes, I can speak Portuguese)
  • I am very competitive when it comes to board games

  • On my free time, I like to do anything that's arts and crafts

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