Occoquan Regional Park is home to The River View at the Jean R. Packard Center, a multi-million dollar events venue with stunning views of the Occoquan River. The center boasts a large wedding and events area that can accommodate approximately 400 seated guests, the 1608 Room that interprets the area’s history and environment, and two adjacent outdoor spaces.

Wedding parties will have access to a private Hospitality Suite and historic cottage to prepare for their special day. Your rental includes set up and breakdown of the event, table & chairs, detailed planning by our attentive staff, and much more. Email us today at riverview@nvrpa.org and book our stunning, new venue for your next event!


50% off evening rentals in July & August 2021
$1,000 off Sundays rental rate in November & December 2021
$1,000 off rental rates in February 2022


The River View

River View Occoquan

This modern events venue features both natural wood accents and floor to ceiling windows for an upfront view of the Occoquan River. Perfect for a waterfront wedding, this venue can accommodate up to 400 guests both indoors and outdoors.

The 1608 Room

1608 Room Rental

The 1608 Room pays tribute to the rich history of the area, when Captain John Smith was surveying the Chesapeake Bay. This space can serve as a pre-event space and also a great educational foyer for guests to the park.

The Pavilion

Occoquan Pavilion

The Pavilion at Occoquan Park offers picnicking for groups up to 1,500. Amenities include electricity, covered seating with tables for up to 250 and additional field space available for lager events. Catering for the pavilion is provided by Brickmakers Catering - offering a variety of picnic menus, add-ons, beer & wine for your event.

The Pavilion is perfect for events like corporate gatherings, family reunions, quincineras, outdoor weddings and more. To start your booking, call 703-359-4610 or via email at brickmakers@nvrpa.org.

Outdoor Spaces

Do you dream of the ideal outdoor wedding with a water backdrop? Glad you’ve found us then. We have two outdoor ceremony areas overlooking the Occoquan River.

Opening Hours


The River View is open during normal business hours. Tours are by appointment only.


Daily for Tours
Open daily 10 am - 4 pm, pending private events. Contact us to schedule a tour!

CLOSED * Available daily for events- no blackout dates

Christmas Eve
CLOSED *Available daily for events- no blackout dates

Christmas Day
CLOSED * Available daily for events- no blackout dates


The River View at Jean R. Packard Center
9751 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079
United States

T 703-690-2121, ext. 1
E riverview@nvrpa.org

Hospitality & Event Sales Manager: Cori Talbot

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The staff went above and beyond to make the day special.

The staff went above and beyond to make the day special. The setting is beautiful. The groom's cottage is unique and a wonderful space. From planning, to the event day the whole thing was easy, no stress, and a real pleasure. We couldn't be happier!

The Knot - 10/19/2020 by Patricia D.

We fell in love with The River View the moment we toured this beautiful venue.

We fell in love with The River View the moment we toured this beautiful venue. We loved the glass building and the view of the Occoquan River. The staff of The River View were amazing to work with. Our wedding was in September 2020, so we were affected by COVID. In the months leading up to our wedding Cori did a great job of keeping us up to date on the venue’s status and our options if we were to reschedule. It was obviously stressful for us but we really appreciated their transparency and their flexibility in giving us options. We kept our wedding as scheduled and it went very well. Everything was set up perfectly, everything looked amazing. We were very pleased with the River View and the staff was a joy to work with. We’d highly recommend this venue to other couples.

The Knot - 10/06/2020 by Jaleesa B.

Amazing venue and great responsive and professional crew.

Amazing venue and great responsive and professional crew.  Amazing

The Knot - 09/08/2020 by Noha E.

I got married here in February of 2020, and I am so glad I chose this venue!

I got married here in February of 2020, and I am so glad I chose this venue! Their team answered my questions promptly whenever I asked. I had tons of access to the venue during the planning process, and there were a million great places for photo ops. The day of my wedding went perfectly, and I felt very well attended by the whole staff.

The Knot - 02/29/2020 by Elizabeth E.

We couldn't have imagined our reception anywhere else. I fell in love with the space from the second I saw it.

We couldn't have imagined our reception anywhere else. I fell in love with the space from the second I saw it. It was so beautiful and refined, and was even better than my wedding dreams. The girls were a pleasure to work with, they heard what we were saying and brought our vision to life, special mentions to Cori and Fernanda. They set up your decor and break it down for you, help you with your linen rentals, and SO much more. We live near the venue and definitely popped in unannounced and they still made time to work with us and answer any questions we may have had. They were so flexible and truly made our experience flawless. Thank you for our dream reception!

The Knot - 11/28/2019 by Madden O.

We can't say enough about how much we loved the River View

From our very first tour (while it was still under construction) to communication after the event, Cori and Kaila were incredibly competent and easy to work with. We were easily able to coordinate in person, through emails, and through phone calls. No matter what the detail was (like scheduling walk through with four different people's schedules in mind, coordinating with our event designers, providing platters to our baker, sending me photos of what pre-plated salads would look like because I couldn't decide, working on lighting the day of, answering endless questions, etc.) Cori and Kaila were professional and always knew what to do. We were so grateful for their help in coordinating with catering too because then the whole even went seamlessly. They made us feel special, excited, and relaxed through out the whole process and that is truly a blessing while wedding planning. If you are thinking about having your wedding here, do it! You will not regret it!

Weddingwire.com review - 01/19/2019 by Heidi

It was all a dream!

The River View location, staff, food and amenities are amazing. We had six months to plan our wedding reception and with Cori and team’s help, pulled off the most memorable event. Accommodating, friendly, genuine and ready to help make your event as perfect as it can be.

Extensive communication from The River View on all aspects of rental. I could ask anything and get an answer right away, almost always a Yes! Delicious food from onsite catering - Great Blue Heron, customized to our needs/preferences. A variety of options to choose from and French fries as a late-night snack was a hit! Fire pits, 1608 room (used for cocktail hour), onsite Bridal and Groom suites were all useful and beautiful inclusions in rental. Perfect!

Weddingwire.com review - 01/05/2019 by Dee

beautiful location & amazing service and food!

 This venue was absolutely... AMAZING! It's such a beautiful venue, inside and out! I just had my wedding on 10/19 and it was just so beautiful! This venue has a large bridal room and the groom can hangout at a little modern "club house" outside. Complete privacy and the venue is so spacious, with very modern designs. The service of EVERYONE prior to the big day, on the day of the wedding was great too! From the first time we went to do a tour, to the walk through, setting up tables on the day of, wait staff, bartender... everyone was extremely nice, caring and very professional. No one complained about any service and the interactions all feel very genuine! The caterer they partner with was also very VERY impressive! We did buffet style and all the food was very well prepared. Our guests could not stop talking about the salmon and the beef!! (Highly recommend it!!) Nothing was dry, over/under cooked. Our guests came happy, left happy and well fed! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location and service for our special day! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Wedding Wire - 10/29/2018 by Wendy

Beautiful venue!

Beautiful venue with excellent staff!

Facebook Review - 08/29/2018 by Alan F

Beautiful event space!

This is a brand new facility that is right on the bank of the river! It is a beautiful event space and highly recommended it for any and every event!

Google Review - 08/04/2018 by Logan K.

Wonderful experience!

We had a wonderful experience planning and hosting our wedding at the River View! It is a gorgeous and spacious venue! I loved that the venue is located within Occaquan Regional Park as I played many a soccer game on the fields there. Traveling to The River View was also easy for our guests and the venue has all the parking you could need to host your event.

Despite the pouring rain on our wedding day, we had a lovely reception! The view overlooking the water is spectacular and the venue offers plenty of places to capture your wedding photos (we will be returning for a photo shoot as we were unable to get outside due to the relentless rain). Cori and Carson were always available and made planning our event fun! Their professionalism is top notch and they were able to offer their knowledgable assistance in making our wedding one we will look back on fondly for all our years to come. 

Wedding Wire - 07/21/2018 by Hannah