Riverside Gardens Event Center

Riverside Gardens is located along the Mary Ingles Highway in Dayton, KY, next to Riverside Marina. This appropriately named wedding venue is situated on the south bank of the Ohio River, and has gazebos and gardens to host outdoor wedding ceremonies.

View of the entrance and gardens

The West Lodge is the indoor reception area, with seating for 300, and a deck looking out at the Ohio and covered outdoor patio with seating for 200 more. It is a cavernous room, with steep, cathedral-like ceilings, wood paneling, and a small stage for the bridal party or an emcee, band, or DJ setup. The floor is carpeted outside of the dance floor next to the stage.

A look at the inside of the West Lodge. A small stage is at the head of the room.

The venue and its grounds have a great view of the river. The gardens are beautifully maintained making a great backdrop in the warmer months. Alternatively, the outdoor deck can be used to host ceremonies.

Outdoor wedding ceremony on the deck.

Rental Rates and Packages

Four hour rentals run $1600 on Friday and Saturday, and additional hours are $200. Soft drinks, beer, and wine must be purchased from the venue, and an 18% gratuity applies to beverage purchases. They have two preferred catering options, but any other option may be used with a $1 per person surcharge. Ample parking is on-site and free.

Floorplan of Riverside Gardens.


Riverside Gardens Event Center – Website

81 Mary Ingles Hwy.

Dayton, KY 41074