WELCOMEto Rustic River Wedding & Venue

 

Enter our 10 acre venue through a half-mile of ancient forest and cedar groves,  only to be inspired even further as it opens up to surround you by massive timbers, open fields, and 900+ feet of river frontage, along with a crystal clear creek running along our southern border and water filled canals throughout the venue itself. Our tranquil setting offers ample beautiful photo opportunities and the perfect memories for your fairy-tale day.

Welcome

to Rustic River Events

Enter our 10 acre venue through a half-mile of pure forest and cedar groves, where it opens up to surround you by ancient timbers, open fields, and 900+ feet of river frontage with a crystal clear creek running along our southern border; offering ample beautiful photo opportunities and a wonderful experience on your perfect day.

Thank you for your interest in our venue! 

Rustic River

Our ceremony sites and amenities

The Barn

Our 5,000 square foot barn has been standing tall (over 50′ actually) since 1899!  All of the barn wood is the original wood it was built with, with the exception of the flooring, which we had to replace for safety reasons. We did replace it with the same tree family and size of the original floor in order to keep as much of the original look as possible. Naturally, this 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 NEW 50′ pillar pergola! Made out of solid 10′ beams, it is strung with lights and between every other pole, running down both sides,  hangs  vintage wooden window frames. The HUGE yard area is perfect to host your ceremony and unlimited guests. The area next to the pergola can also host your reception, or line your tables under the pergola for a very unique, classy dining experience. The pergola is a staple at our venue and truly sets the scene for a romantic wedding ceremony place or as a perfect photo opportunity! 

  • In our recent remodel, we are replacing our pergola with a new one offering rustic archways,  lit by the perfect lighting to set the ambiance for your fairy-tale wedding. This will be complete before our Bride’s Day Out Open House on June 28th.  Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for the revealing!
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The Courtyard

We knew the garden-turned-courtyard would be absolutely gorgeous for hosting wedding ceremonies and it most definitely is!  At the east end of the garden, grape vines 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 wood benches, this courtyard is a beautiful setting that offers a close location to the bar and reception area. This is one of several ceremony sites available for choosing. This ceremonial site can seat up to 300 guests. 

The River's Edge

The scene from the Pend Oreille River’s edge is drop dead gorgeous, from dawn till dusk. Your wedding party and guests will never tire of this view. The beach and river make an elaborate background for your ceremonies photos. The strategically placed gazebo and lavender near the river’s edge, adds to your special day’s tranquil setting. The 3-day over night  package, allows you to further enjoy the true peace and relaxation the river has to offer. 

The Bridal Suite

With a large room and full bath to get ready in, your Bridal Party will feel relaxed and stress free! The bridal room consists of cosmetic bars, 5 make-up stations, several full length large mirrors, a hair station and a full bathroom. This large accommodating area is perfect for everyone; including mom, grandma and the photographer to fit in and comfortably join in on those precious moments before the ceremony. The Bridal Headquarters are housed inside the Farmhouse to allow for easy access to anything else one may need… coffee station; extra rooms; 2 full bathrooms; over sized closets to hold the gowns, dresses and tuxes; a gathering area for friends and family; as well as a separate side entrance that leads to the Groom’s Cabin for the Bride to sneak in and out of without guests getting that sneak peak. 

The Groomsman Cabin

From having it’s own private porch area out back overlooking the creek and beaver dams, to hosting a backgammon/poker table and vintage beer fridge; this one is sure to keep the guys entertained and allow the Bridal Party to tend to their own preparations for the day. Hosting a full bathroom with showering facilities gives the guys the freedom to enjoy the great outdoor activities and still have plenty of time to clean up without interrupting the bridal party or their private space. The inside gives a “man cabin” feel decorated with galvanized metal, deer heads and pine wood. It also has the original brick fireplace that keeps it’s 1917 cozy cabin vibe. 

The Farmhouse

 OVERNIGHT LODGING
The 1917 farmhouse offers overnight lodging for guests, as well as hosts the Bridal Headquarters.  It offers 3 bedrooms: 2 king and one queen size bed.  Additionally, there are bunk beds in the loft area and cots available as well, creating sleeping accommodations for 10+.  There are 2 full bathrooms, laundry facilities, and is a regular, turn-key home; meaning we supply the basic necessities: dishes, towels, bedding, coffee pot, keurig, laundry and dish soap, shampoos, soaps, etc.
*Any food/drink items will need to be supplied by the occupants.

*You do not share the house with the owners. Your rental includes the WHOLE house! You decide who stays in it. 

School House Kitchen

This 1917 Schoolhouse was moved to the property from the Camp 1 Logging Camp Headquarters. It is said to have been one of the first schoolhouses in the area, hosting a one room school with a small area in the back where the teacher lived.

While we honor it’s historical background, it is used as the base camp for any caterers or friends and family wishing to serve food on site or make their own flower arrangements. This is a preparation kitchen and does not host the requirements for a commercial kitchen. It houses a commercial sized fridge, which will easily fit a wedding cake, flowers and/or several large dishes of food. It is furnished with countertops and cupboards along the west side of the building for storage and food prep! It also has a large island with open shelving to use for storing your supplies or decorations. 

The back room displays our variety of signs, fake flowers, log rounds, vintage bottle collection and several other decorations that are available to use for free. 

*While we do not participate in any of the food prep or serving, we do have several chaffing pans and beverage dispensers available for use. 

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The Bar House

Centrally located on the property, the bar house is equipped with multiple fridges for all beverages, serving counters on both sides of the building, and space for a full serving staff. We also stock a freezer in the bar full of ice for the entire weekend!

The Bar House is limited to beer and wine only, no hard liquor is allowed to be served on the premises.

Campgrounds

There is plenty room for tents or sleeping out under the stars. Being this far out of the city, we often have crystal clear skies which makes for amazing star gazing opportunities! We do not have perfectly, well groomed areas set aside for camping, or that takes away from the true camping experience. However, the forestry is very spaced out and there are plenty of camp spots, some right along the creek! There is also camping in the open area along the Pend Oreille River if you prefer to camp in the open near the bon fire and yard games. 

We are in the woods, so keeping mind that we do get the occasional wildlife, as well as ticks and mosquitoes. Please plan 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. 

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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
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What a fantastic wedding venue, not enough good things to say. Our daughters wedding was truly beautiful

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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
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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
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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
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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!