Weddings

The River Club is an oasis of tranquility and the ideal setting for that special occasion, providing an exotic location for intimate affairs of only 30 guests, or larger celebrations of up to 100 guests.

Its location away from the hubbub of noise around the Victoria Falls, especially from helicopters and micro-lights, ensures that as a wedding destination it provides complete tranquility without interruption - Edwardian elegance in an African bush setting!

As a private lodge, exclusivity to our guests is guaranteed. The lodge caters for weddings for a couple just wanting to keep their ceremony a quiet one, to bigger family affairs. We are able to provide for both religious and civil services.

Island Ceremony

The River Club has an island, in front of the lodge, that makes an exotic setting for wedding ceremonies (subject to water levels, likely not available during the months of March to May).

Island Ceremony Prices:

Up to 30 guests US$ 2,250 
31 – 80 guests US$ 2,750 
81 – 100 guests US$ 3,250

Included:

Wedding ceremony 
Registrars, council arrangements and documentation
Transfers to and from the lodge by boat 
Light refreshment (fruit juice and water) for guests at the ceremony
Up to 50 chairs for guest seating (additional chairs can be arranged at an extra cost)

Lodge Ceremony and Reception

The lodge’s sprawling lawns and its magnificent vantage point over a sweeping bend on the river provide a stunning setting for an open-air ceremony, alternatively marquee tents can be arranged (at an additional cost).

Prices:

US$ 1 000 venue charge for use of lodge grounds (does not include a marquee or wedding set up; to be sourced separately for guests’ own account)
US$ 750 Registrars and council arrangements and documentation

Catering

The lodge is able to cater for indoor wedding receptions in the dining room for a maximum of 24 guests, alternatively marquee tents can be arranged for larger events (at an additional cost; The River Club can put you in touch with a wedding coordinator). 

A menu is provided on request; the menu selection must be completed 60 days before the event.

Bar Service

The Bar service is provided by River Club only and cannot be outsourced. Three bar packages are available:

  • Full open bar, to be charged to the main account;
  • Wines, sparkling wines, beers, soft drinks to be charged to the main account – all other drinks to be paid for by the guests of the bride and groom;
  • Wine at the table, sparkling wine for the toasts to be charged to the main account – all other drinks to be paid for by the guest of the bride and groom. 

Bar menu available on request. Please note that if any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages are brought to the lodge for the wedding ceremony a corkage fee will apply.

Extras

The following can all be sourced by The River Club, at an additional cost:

  • Wedding Cake
  • 1929 Rolls Royce 20/25 HP Tourer (US$ 300 per hour)
  • Table décor/ set-up
  • Marquee or wedding set up
  • Photographer
  • Hairdresser for the bride and bridal party
  • Band/ disco
  • Flowers
  • Public address system

Please Note

Final guest numbers must be confirmed 30 days before the wedding date; a reduction in guest numbers within 30 days prior to the event will be charged for in full.
For groups larger than 30 guests, a wedding coordinator needs to be hired in order to oversee the event and to ensure that all the bridal couple's requirements are met. The River Club will gladly put you in touch with a reputable coordinator to assist you in your planning your special event.
The River Club is an eco-friendly lodge, therefore the use of confetti is not permitted. The bridal couple will need to provide a bio-degradable substitute.
The bride and groom will be responsible for any and all damages caused by their wedding guests while at the lodge.
All outside providers sourced by The River Club will only be confirmed once the quotation has been accepted by the bridal couple. Once confirmed, a 100% cancellation clause will come into effect.

VALID: TILL 30 JUNE 2017 Rates are subject to change without prior notice.