Rivers Edge Policies
Rivers Edge Weddings, Events & Lodging situated in Granite Falls, Washington, provides a picturesque outdoor setting for wedding receptions and other special events. If you’re seeking a respite from the noise and busyness of the city, this facility may be the ideal site for your nuptial celebration.
We ask that you read through and adhere to our policies below while on our property to get the most enjoyment out of our day at Rivers Edge.
A Little About Rivers Edge
Our Capacity: We can accommodate up to 150 guests. We have approximately 70 parking spaces.
Facilities Coordinator: Rivers Edge will provide a facilities coordinator on the day of your event to assist with parking and to keep the venue operating smoothly. This person is not a wedding coordinator, but is there to make sure your questions about our facility are answered. We strongly recommend hiring a Day of Coordinator! In our experience things go much smoother when there is a Day of Coordinator. We recommend Seattle Brides and Brikmoda Events. At this time we are not requiring a Day of Coordinator, just strongly recommending it!
Event Catering: We allow outside catering and we also have a recommended caterer you can use (Three R Catering and Freedom Grill). You are free to choose any caterer you want. Caterers are responsible for their own trash removal. We do not have facilities for cooking or food prep so you will want to choose someone who has either the ability to cook onsite in a self-contained trailer or the ability to keep food warmed/chilled as needed. If you decide to self-cater (Food Drop off), we require that you hire professional staff to serve food and clean up. Some bartending services will offer host/hostess services for hire as well. A good number is a minimum of 1 server per 80 guests. You may need staff to assist with cake cutting, water filling, and coffee making.
Our Property Policies
Security Deposit: There is a $1,000 fully refundable damage/cleaning deposit. You can give a check or send funds using Venmo, Zelle or PayPal that will be credited back to you if there are no issues.. Checks will not be cashed unless there is a problem that must be addressed. We will walk through everything with you and give you an opportunity to rectify any issue as our goal is to return all of your deposit!
Event Insurance: A 1 million dollar Event Insurance policy is required, naming Rivers Edge B&B and Wedding Venue/Tanya and Robert Everson as additional insured must be purchased 4 weeks prior to wedding. The most popular and easiest way to purchase policy can be found at www.wedsafe.com or wedsure.com.
Accessibility: We have 2 ADA sized restrooms. We have a golf cart and are happy to drive down any guest who may need assistance. You may also use the cart if you would like help with transporting decorations, chairs, etc.
Alcohol: All alcohol must be served by a licensed and insured bartender and a banquet permit is required. No self-serve. We suggest that you limit the amount of time for alcohol so that nobody gets “Cut off” and cannot participate in the toast. Washington State law says the host of the event is legally liable for drinking and driving accidents. We require that you use Party on the Rocks or Pour Girls and Some Guys. If you would like to use a different bartending service, you must request an exception from us 3 weeks in advance so we can make sure they have proper licensing.
Smoking: Smoking is allowed in the designated smoking areas. There is one behind the restrooms and we can have a second area if you wish– just let me know.
Children: Please make sure that parents do not allow kids to climb or jump off the rock walls. Ensure that children are kept an eye on, especially near the river. It may be a good idea to hire or assign a childcare provider to oversee children ten and under and to plan some children’s activities or crafts. Parents can enjoy themselves and damages will be minimized when children are safely occupied.
Pets: Approved pets may be included in your ceremony. Please be sure to ask and we will include the specifics in your contract. Guests may not bring pets.
End of the Night: All trash should be closed tightly and placed next to the bins alongside the garage. We would like to have to have one person as a designated person to do a walk through with to ensure everything is put away/clean. We will put away the tables and chairs.
Decorations: Battery operated candles are fine. For sendoff, you may use Flower petals, bubbles, ribbon wands, balloons, and other non-impact items are allowed. Please do not use rice, birdseed, fake flowers, confetti, glitter, or potpourri. No open flames or fireworks allowed.
Payments: All payments are non-refundable.