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!
- 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!
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
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
Calligraphy & Signage: Mercy Letters
Lounge Furniture & Bar Front: Bliss Events
Coffee Table & Etagere: Blush Creek