Special Events

Special Events

For wedding receptions and ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, look no further than the USNWC for a unique setting to host your special event. Our full-service event platform, featuring a dedicated event planning team, multiple distinct venues, and an on-site restaurant with catering services, is geared towards meeting all the needs of your special day.

Fill out the Special Events Form to have one of our Event Planners contact you directly.

We specialize in all types of events, including:

  • Wedding receptions
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Family Reunions


The USNWC offers a variety of catered meal options to meet your group or event’s needs. All meals are prepared on site by the River’s Edge staff. The catering department offers both buffet and plated meal services as well as private bars.

Catering Menu

Event Venues

Whether you need a traditional meeting space or are looking for something a little different, we have the space to suit your needs. Both indoor and open-aired facilities offer groups of any size a venue to meet in a unique and memorable environment.

The Raft Pavilion

Offering the largest venue space at the USNWC, the Raft Pavilion opens to the Upper Pond where rafters begin their excursions. This rustic setting includes open ceilings and barn doors that lead to the attached canopy area.

Capacity: Ceremony up to 400 people; Reception up to 450 people

Conference Center

This premiere indoor space overlooks the entire facility including the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. The Conference Center includes private restrooms and can be set up with complete audio/visual packages.

Capacity: Ceremony up to 200 people; Reception up to 180 people

Adventure Pavilion

The Adventure Pavilion is a 1,400 square foot open-air, covered venue that overlooks the USNWC and can be setup for a capacity of up to 150 people.

River's Edge Bar & Grill

Typically serving as our primary dining location, this venue is one of the few with both indoor and outdoor seating. River’s Edge Bar and Grill offers access to the dining room and bar as well as the surrounding patio and is suited for countless event layouts.

Capacity: Reception – Up to 200 people

*Unavailable Saturdays May-September

The Terrace

This venue offers an unparalleled view of the USNWC. Looking down onto the water, this space allows guests to take in the full excitement of the rapids while maintaining the intimacy of a small event. The Terrace rental allows access to private restrooms inside the Conference Center.

Capacity: Ceremony up to 50 people; Reception up to 50 people

Big Drop Tents

These tented sites are located alongside the most exciting stretch of the world’s largest man-made river. The Big Drop Tents will place your event in the center of the activity, providing an entertaining view for your guests. With up to three tents available, this space can accommodate a wide range of party sizes.

Capacity: Ceremony – 100 people per tent; Reception – 50 people per tent

River Jam Center Stage

Truly embracing the whitewater experience, this wooden stage extends over the USNWC Competition Channel. A backdrop of rafters and kayakers makes the River Center Stage a unique setting for smaller ceremonies.

Capacity: Ceremony – up to 60 people

*unavailable Saturdays May-September