WELCOMEto Rustic River Wedding & Venue

Located just over an hour north of Spokane is a tranquil slice of heaven like no other. Our venue encompasses:

  • Our 1874 original all-wood barn holds the catering and ceremony/reception area . This is a 70 X 50 foot building, with lofts along both sides of the upstairs that over look the main floor, along with a covered area for catering
  • The Bridal Suite Headquarters are located inside the Farmhouse; hosting 6 makeup/hair stations, as well as a full bathroom and shower. 
  • There are FIVE ceremony sites to choose from to meet your style
  • Our 1917 schoolhouse provides ample space for food and/or flower storage and prepping, along with hosting 2 commercial fridges
  • Our new BBQ area holds FOUR 1600 sq inch Pitboss grills and 2 Pitboss smokers
  • The 1917 Groom’s Cabin has a Murphy bed, poker table, private outside area and a full bathroom
  • Our vintage bar has its own separate area to allow for easy crowd flow. We provide 3 freezers full of ice and you pay for what you use
  • The dance floor is fully covered, and is attached to the barn for easy transition from reception to dancing. It also has water misters for those hot days
  • There are 8 RV sites offering electrical hook-ups; potable water is available at entry of venue. NO septic dump available. 
  • Unlimited tent space
  • Tranquil greenhouse for star-gazing through it’s clear, see-thru roof

Oh, and did we mention the setting yet….

  • 1000 feet of river frontage
  • Surrounded by ancient cedar grove forests and open fields
  • Flowing water canals meandering through the entire 10 acre property
  • A perfect photo op spot next to our robust year-round creek

There’s no words to explain the absolute beauty and tranquility our venue offers. We have ample space, numerous beautiful photo opportunities, and the perfect atmosphere to create memories for your fairy-tale day.

Please remember and respect that we do NOT ALLOW DOGS at the venue unless they are in the wedding. 

If you don’t have a sitter, we have used and recommend www.rover.com . We always read the reviews for each caretaker until we find someone we feel comfortable with.

Rivers Edge
The Barn Out Back
Creekside Courting
Barn Reception
Creekside Moments
Enjoy the Bridal Suite with 6 make up stations and a full bathroom!
Pergola Arbor
Barn lit Up
We have numerous dessert trays available at no extra cost!
The Barn

Doubling as an indoor ceremony site, with seating for 150 on the main floor, as well as seating upstairs in the lofts that run along both sides, this area is perfect for receptions or ceremonies. The Barn also houses a large catering area that is fully covered. At 5,000 sqft, this barn has been standing tall since 1874!  All of the barn wood is the original, with the exception of the flooring which we had to replace. Maintaining the historical aspect, we replaced it with the same tree family and size of the original floor. Naturally, the barn is one of our favorite features of the property and we are sure you will fall head over heals in love with it as well.

The Pergola

Take your first steps as a married couple, down our 50′ pillar pergola! Made out of solid 10′ beams, it is strung with Edison lights, boasts rustic archways and offers the perfect ambiance for your fairy-tale wedding.  The pergola is a staple at our venue and truly sets the scene for a romantic day. You choose how to use it: line your tables under the pergola for a very unique, classy dining experience; put your head tables in front of or under it; or use it for your ceremony and say your “I DO’s” under the grand arbor.  It sits in a huge grass covered area that is perfect for a large gathering of guests.

The Courtyard

We knew this ceremony site would be absolutely gorgeous for hosting weddings in, and it most definitely is!  At the east end of the garden, grape vines and hops droop down the arbor to reveal a peak-a-boo entrance for the bride, while the west end offers views of the river. Aligning the isle with church pews and/or wood chairs, this courtyard is a beautiful setting that offers a close location to the bar and reception area.  This ceremonial site can seat up to 150 guests with additional seating easily  being able to be added on each side of the site to accommodate more guests. 

The River's Edge

The scene from the Pend Oreille River’s edge is drop dead gorgeous, from dawn till dusk and offers sunsets that will awe your guests. 

 Though the forest is in close competition, the river backdrop is hard to beat for a perfect background for your photos. 

The Barn Out Back

This area is perfect for a ceremony or reception. Whether you set up tables or our electrical spools out here, the natural aging of the barn, along with the old rusty metal bridge, gives the true look and feel of what tranquility is really about. Rows of strung Edison lights offer a touch of elegance to give a nice finish to this area. The barn door slides open to offer guests in this area a look into the barn as well as the mountain peaks.

The Groomsman Cabin

From having it’s own private fenced in area out back which overlooks the creek and beaver dams, to hosting a backgammon/poker table and a vintage beer fridge; this one is sure to keep the guys entertained!  The inside gives a “man cave” feel decorated with galvanized metal, deer heads and pine wood. It also has a full bathroom with a shower and a pull down double size Murphy bed. The original brick fireplace keeps it’s 1917 cozy cabin vibe. 

The Farmhouse

The farmhouse offers overnight lodging, as well as hosts the Bridal Headquarters.   (The Bride and Groom decide who stays in the house.) It offers 2 full bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and a loft: offering 2 king and 2 queen size beds,  creating sleeping accommodations for 8 in beds and several other options on the futon, couches and cots.   When you rent the facilities, you take the WHOLE house; you do not share it with the owners. The house is a full turn-key home; meaning we supply the basic necessities: washer/dryer, dishes, towels, bedding, pots and pans, coffee pot, keurig, etc. This does NOT include dishes for the rehearsal or reception. 
*Any food/drink items will need to be supplied by the occupants.

The Bar

Centrally located on the property, the bar is equipped with a fridge for your beverages and 2 chest freezers for ice bags. You can bring your own ice or prearrange to have it stocked at an extra cost. The bar offers serving areas from both sides of the building, and space for a full serving staff. We do require that you use our approved and licensed bartenders. This is an additional cost. 

The Bar is limited to beer, champagne and wine. We do not have a liquor license so No hard liquor is allowed to be served on the premises unless you bring in a separate mobile bar and their licensed servers.

We also have available several options for non alcohol drink dispensers.


There is plenty of room for tents or sleeping out under the stars while over-looking the river. Being this far out of the city, we often have crystal clear skies which makes for amazing star gazing opportunities!  

  • We are not an established RV park. We offer electrical hook up’s with 110, 30 & 50 AMP’s;  water tanks can be filled upon entry of the venue with our well water but there is NOT water at the RV sites, no septic, nor a pad. You will be parking on the unlevel grass. ALL RV’s need to have pads under their outriggers. ALL motorhomes and toy haulers will need to park in the parking area as they are too heavy on the grass and easily tear it up.
  • Please remember, there are NO DOGS ALLOWED. You will be asked to leave and return without the dog.
  • We are in the woods, so keeping mind that we do get  wildlife, as well as ticks and mosquitoes. Plan to pack mosquito spray and sun screen just to be prepared. Pack accordingly and have a secure place to keep any food items or put them in the School House Kitchen. Bears are not cute or funny when they are looking for your food….
  • Kids are not allowed in wooded areas or near the water without an adult present.
  • Enter water areas at Your Own Risk. The venue is NOT liable for any activity near water areas.
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We had our wedding last weekend at Rustic River. The venue is gorgeous and secluded. It was such a blessing to have been able to book this place. We are a big camping/outdoor family and this venue met all our needs. We had 9 or 10 RV's along with tent campers and many others who stayed and "crashed" where there was room. And believe me there is plenty of that. Rache' and her daughter Katie made the weekend go so smoothly for us while we watched and waited to see what the weather was going to do. I give the ladies and the venue a 10!
Renee and Marty Devore
What a fantastic wedding venue, not enough good things to say. Our daughters wedding was truly beautiful
I had my wedding here in July and let me tell you, it was a dream come true! The owners are amazing! They are so passionate about your wedding and to make sure all the details just fall into place. They have beautiful tables and chairs so you save on the rentals! Its a camping venue so you get more quality time with your guests and you have safe accomodations for those guests who have adult beverages. They have some decorations too! My wedding was so amazing and I'm still in love with every detail! The catering area was a perfect set up for our taco bar. I knew I loved this venue from meeting the owners at the bridal fair and then when i went to see it in person, it was even more amazing! My family had such a great time playing in the river, kayaking, playing on the swing set, we brought yard games to keep the adults entertained. There's even a fire pit! My wedding was so much more than I ever dreamed it could be. If you are still searching for a venue, check them out!
Kristy Harington
My sister and new brother in law recently got married here. I can not explain to you enough on to level of detail the owners go into to ensure your experience is one to remember. Beautiful view, right on the river, astonishing buildings including a gorgeous barn to hold your reception. Coming from a full time photographer's standpoint this venue is one of the best! Please give them a call if you are interested, you will not regret it.
Turner Sutton
These amazing ladies did everything then some to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted! Rache was there on my rehearsal dinner night to help with all the set up! I planned our wedding from three states away so i didn't get to see the venue until our rehersal dinner, but i told her my vision and she made it happen! She had the aisle set up exactly where & how i wanted it when i arrived Friday and the barn ready for me to decorate for my reception. They knew I was having a food truck cater the wedding so she helped my plan where they would set up to make sue it was easy access for my guests and close to the reception. She was so helpful and there whenever we needed anything, but not oer the top or in the way. They were very laid back and let my family come to the property multiple times before the wedding day to help plan things. There are too many amazing places to take pictures to even mention all of them. All my guests & bridal party have such a blast! It was so fun our DJ stayed till almost 1 am and kept the party going. Absolutely have your wedding or family event here!
Lexi Chantry
Courtyard Site
If you're in need of a wedding venue, Rustic River Wedding & Venue is the absolute BEST! I was just married here and couldn't have dreamt of a better day. From the lovely ladies who are there to help assist in anything you need to make your dream day come true, to the MANY beautiful back drops available for whatever vision you wish, AND the cutest little farmhouse I've ever seen! I could go on and on, but you'll just have to see for yourself!
Mackenzie Pedersen

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We are looking forward to hosting your wedding and to create unforgettable memories of your Big Day!