The River View

New events venue at Occoquan Regional Park with a stunning view
The River View

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!

CURRENT RENTAL SPECIALS

25% off evening rental rates in:
September 2021, November 2021, December 2021, February 2022

Venues

Opening Hours

CURRENT STATUS:

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

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

Thanksgiving
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

Menus

Great Blue Heron Catering wants to make your day everything it can be. We offer a wide variety of options for both our Black Tie and Picnic catering services. We also believe that creating the ideal menu goes much further than simply picking items from a list.

Contact us today, and let’s begin planning your event.

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Contact

The River View at Jean R. Packard Center

9751 Ox Road
Lorton VA 22079
United States

Hospitality & Event Sales Manager: Cori Talbot
Events Coordinator: Fernanda Harman

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Reviews

I can’t even begin to explain how much lucky my husband and I are to have found The River view or shall I say CORI & FERN!!!

I can’t even begin to explain how much lucky my husband and I are to have found The River view or ... Read more

I can’t even begin to explain how much lucky my husband and I are to have found The River view or shall I say CORI & FERN!!! We found this venue at the last minute and they immediately catered to us and made sure that we had everything that we needed and answered all of my 1000 questions via email and phone. We are so grateful for them. Our wedding coordinators were super lazy and disappeared during our wedding day and CORI & FERN literally saved the day!! I am so thankful. If it wasn’t for Cori & Fern, my husband and I would have had to coordinate our own wedding. These ladies and this venue are the best! Cori & Fern helped with EVERYTHING!! From setting up, helping with my dress alllll night, following the timeline & making sure everyone was lined up and etc. I mean I should have hired them to be my coordinators They saved my wedding day!!! HIRE THIS VENUE!

Wedding Wire

by Neya S.

I can guarantee you will be in the best hands if you have your wedding/event at River View. Cori and Fern in the events department are AMAZING.

I can guarantee you will be in the best hands if you have your wedding/event at River View. Cori and... Read more

I can guarantee you will be in the best hands if you have your wedding/event at River View. Cori and Fern in the events department are AMAZING. We recently hosted a photo shoot there and had vendors drop out the morning of, and they came to the rescue. They secured a new cake and full decor options in under five minutes, like there is nothing they can’t do! If they bend over backwards for a shoot, imagine what they would do on your wedding day! Thank you again Cori and Fern, can’t wait to be back!

Wedding Wire

by Jennifer B.

All of the staff at the River View would be the examples in a dictionary definition of "professionalism". 

All of the staff at the River View would be the examples in a dictionary definition of "professional... Read more

All of the staff at the River View would be the examples in a dictionary definition of "professionalism".  They were organized, prepared and had all of the information, even when we were frazzled and unsure and couldn't remember what we had decided.  It rained on our wedding day and when we arrived there, everything was already set up according to the rain plan and still looked beautiful.  They were on top of everything, even steering away park visitors from the background during our photos and ceremony.

Wedding Wire

by Ria W.