The Cottage at Riverbend Idaho Wedding Venue. Image of tuscan style home that sits on beautiful green property surrounded by trees.

You’ve got the love, you’ve got the ring, now let’s find the venue. Locking in a wedding venue allows you to start making decisions on the overall design and aesthetic for your big day. I invite you to keep reading for a wedding planner’s deep dive on The Cottage at Riverbend.

Located on a riverfront property in Eagle, ID, The Cottage at Riverbend is a Spanish revival home built-in 1930. This home has bountiful flower beds and is nestled amongst soaring spruce, elm, maple, and cypress trees. The interior is calming, charming, and asking to be photographed. This venue is unique in the fact that the rental fee covers the whole weekend! You can check in on a Friday at 4 pm and check out at 11 am the following Monday. This makes for a much more seamless set-up and take-down process. Not to mention getting to spend time and make memories in a beautiful space.

This venue is extremely versatile and has options to accommodate 250-350 guests. A tent is also available for use, it’s an excellent option for a seated dinner. It is important to note that this tent is not large enough for a dance floor and accommodates about 115 people when completely enclosed. In addition, parking is also available to your guests, it’s marked nicely and easy to find.

Fun Fact: This home turned venue rental was renovated by the Boise Boys (from HGTV). They did a wonderful job of restoring the history of what made this home special while adding new modern and functional elements. 

Something you ought to know: 

  • Rental Cost: $5,500
  • If you are interested in a weekday wedding. They offer a discounted rate
  • The Cottage is zoned for a 10 pm noise ordinance. However, as long as the music isn’t blaring, they don’t mind if you go a bit later.
  • Beer & wine can be served without a liquor license. However, to serve hard alcohol it must be served by someone with a liquor license. 
  • You do need to provide event insurance when renting the venue. This is not hard to obtain and generally runs about $150
  • Restrooms in the home are available for use, however, for the big event, a porta potty is provided since this historic home can’t handle plumbing for large parties. You can also rent a luxury mobile restroom.
Included in the wedding experience at The Cottage at Riverbend:

The entire main-floor is offered for the bridal suite. There is a kitchen, dining room, open living room, and master bedroom/bathroom. In addition, the large windows and open floor plan let in plenty of natural light for more space to do hair and make-up. For the guys, the basement is used for the groom’s quarters. This cozy space boasts an open living room with leather couches and a foosball table. Also available in this space are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The most convenient part is the back entrance staircase, for a certainty that the bride and groom won’t cross paths!

Also Included: 

  • Bistro lights across the grassy area
  • Crystal chandeliers inside the tent 
  • 4 wine barrels 
  • 300 white plastic folding chairs
  • A mix of round and long tables, seating for 300

I’ve had the opportunity to design and coordinate two weddings at The Cottage at Riverbend and have two more weddings to look forward to in 2021. There is no venue in Idaho like this Tuscan getaway and I’m so excited to return!

The Cottage at Riverbend Idaho Wedding Venue. Image at the end of the isle of the bride and groom holding hands. Stunning forest back drop
Schiebout Wedding | The Cottage at Riverbend
Collage images of a wedding at The Cottage at Riverbend an Idaho Venue. Event design done by Ivory and Sage Events
Schiebout Wedding | The Cottage at Riverbend
The Cottage at Riverbend Idaho Wedding Venue. Collage photo of wedding reception table scapes done by Ivory and Sage Events
Schiebout Wedding | The Cottage at Riverbend
The Cottage at Riverbend Idaho Wedding Venue. Collage photo of wedding reception table scapes done by Ivory and Sage Events
Moore Wedding | The Cottage at Riverbend
The Cottage at Riverbend Idaho Wedding Venue. Collage photo of wedding reception table scapes done by Ivory and Sage Events
Moore Wedding | The Cottage at Riverbend
The Cottage at Riverbend Idaho Wedding Venue. Collage photo of bride inside venue. beautiful floor to ceiling windows with a lot of light coming through. Ivory and Sage Events
Moore Wedding | The Cottage at Riverbend
The Cottage at Riverbend

Curious to learn more about the wedding services offered by Ivory & Sage Events?

Schiebout Wedding Vendor List:

Full Service Wedding Design and Planning: Ivory & Sage

Photography: Parker Miles Photography

Videography: Kim Haskell 

Venue: The Cottage at Riverbend

Bride’s Dress: A and Be Bridal

Floral: Bloom and Boards

Bar: Whimsical Wagons

Hair + Makeup: Brielle Hudson

Rentals: Bliss Events

Silverware & Glasses: Idaho Tents & Events

Catering: Kanak Attack

DJ: Sound Wave Events

Cake: Gimme Some Sugar

Moore Wedding Vendor List:

Wedding Planner: Ivory & Sage Events

Photography: Radion Photography

Venue: The Cottage at Riverbend 

Floral & Decor Rentals: LAE Floral

Dress: Adrianna Papell

Hair & Makeup: TSG Artistry 

Spray Tan: Tanz by Kinz

Large Item Rentals: Idaho Tents & Events

Linens: La Tavola Linens

Catering: Open Table Catering 

Bar: Craft Lounge

Cake: Dulcerella Cakes

DJ: Sound Wave Events 

Calligraphy & Signage: Mercy Letters

Lounge Furniture & Bar Front: Bliss Events

Coffee Table & Etagere: Blush Creek