Located five miles south of Old Town Alexandria, River Farm rests on 25 acres of gardens and forest overlooking the Potomac River. Tucked conveniently close to the Washington D.C. metro area, it serves as an ideal location for your upcoming social gathering or business get-together. The manor-style house, ornamental and landscaped gardens, and sprawling lawns offer endless options for your creativity in planning an unforgettable event. Once part of five farms that made up George Washington’s 8,000-acre estate, River Farm is now the national headquarters of the American Horticultural Society.

From colorful perennial borders to a gardendedicated entirely to children, the property features an artful blend of formal and informal gardens. The centerpiece of the property is an elegant estate house, built in the early twentieth century. Recognized as a “gentleman’s home” by the Historical Society of Fairfax County, the house includes a 45-by-20-foot ballroom, a tastefully appointed powder room, a large parlor overlooking the river, a dining room opening onto broad porches with garden and river views, and a charming entrance hall featuring a hand-painted floral frieze. A large warming kitchen with generous preparation space is available for your caterer. The flagstone garden patio has a permanent tent for outside dining from mid-spring to mid-fall.


Ceremony on site
Garden, patio, or outdoor area
Outside caterers allowed
River views
Handicap accessible


Tent (seated): 160 guests
Tent (standing cocktail): 200 guests