Arneson River Theatre

Everlasting Elopements couple kissing under arch at Arneson River Theatre

Elopement Packages

Up to 4 guests

Professional wedding officiant


Custom bouquet & boutonniere



*Day-of coordinator


Small Ceremony Packages

12 guests included

*Additional guests up to 75 can be added for a per guest fee

Professional wedding officiant

Day-of coordinator


Custom bouquet & boutonniere




Custom Ceremony Packages

Up to 20 guests

*Additional fees for more than 20 guests

Professional wedding officiant

Additional services may be added:

Day-of coordinator


Decor   Floral

Cake   Video

And more…

Arneson River Theatre is ideal for larger wedding parties!

Located in the La Villita Historic Arts Village, the Arneson River Theatre is a world-famous amphitheater that hosts concerts, and performances, and can even host your memorable and beautiful wedding ceremony! Perfect for large groups who still want the River Walk experience.

Guest counts of 30 or less can all fit on the stage and do not require security.

The location is not private and is open to the public. The riverboats do go through the space during ceremonies and speak on their microphones. Visitors on the Riverwalk and boat drivers may cheer and speak out during a wedding being performed.

Max Guest Count: 300

Ceremony Space: Outdoor

Bridal and Groom Suite: No

Restrooms Onsite: Yes

Aisle Entry: Side of the stage over Bridge

Parking: Paid lots, garages, and metered street parking nearby

Seating: free seating included but chairs can also be set up on the stage for a fee

Additional chairs can be rented starting at $3.50/chair

Damage Deposit: Required Non-Refundable

Security: Two Officers Required

Not required for smaller weddings just using the stage of 30 guests or less.

Interested in adding a Reception?

Here Are the Options Available for Arneson River Theatre
Plan a Reception your own


Many couples plan receptions on their own at their homes, AirBnBs or simply make reservations at a restaurant.  If you are having 20 guests or less this may be the best option for your own day. If you need any services, we can provide as little or as much as you need from table settings to additional hours of photography!

Onsite Mini Reception

Onsite Mini Receptions are simple receptions meant to simply capture the moments of cake cutting, toast/speeches, and 1st dance immediately following your ceremony at the ceremony location.  These short mini receptions add about 20 minutes to the event and allow you to get pictures of these wedding traditions without the expense of a sitdown-style reception. Everlasting Elopements will set up a small decorated table to display your cake and provide all materials needed to cut and serve the cake as well as do a toast.  Additional reception services can not be added to this service.

Choose one of the multiple Reception venues in La Villita

Arneson Theatre resides in Historic La Villita which houses multiple reception venues.  Add on one of these venues for a reception just steps away from the theatre.

1.  Cos House- Indoor & Outdoor, privately enclosed with private restrooms $500

2. Bolivar Hall- Indoors not ADA accessible $500

3. O’Neil Ford Plaza- all outdoors $300

*Closed for renovations* 4. Plaza Juarez $700

5. Plaza Naticional $500

6. Many restaurants within feet of the theatre with private rooms

Non-Meal Receptions

Everlasting Elopements offers smaller receptions for couples not wanting a traditional full reception with a sit-down meal.  Best for those couples having small guest counts who would not likely dance we offer the following packages:

1.  Mini Receptions conducted at a restaurant

2.  Cake & Punch Reception

3.  Cocktail Reception

Micro-Receptions (Micro-Weddings)

Our micro-reception packages designed for small guests counts are perfect for those couples wanting all the aspects of a large wedding but slimmed down to better suit their smaller guest counts.  Choose between these 3 levels :

1.  Dinner Reception Only

2.  Micro Reception

3.  Traditional Reception

Exploring your Destination

Arneson River Theatre is located in Downtown San Antonio along the famous Riverwalk, just off the historic La Villita district. This artsy area boasts a wide variety of small local businesses and fantastic dining experiences. Places to consider for dining include La Villita CafeGuadalajara Grill, and Smoke BBQ River Walk right next door. Explore the history of the river on a River Boat tour.

See the sights of the city at 750 feet in the Tower of the Americas or take a stroll and play through the family-friendly Hemisfair Park. If you’re up for a walk, head down the street and back in time through the historic King William District and view stunning state homes. There are a number of hotels to stay at nearby, including the Grand Hyatt and Embassy Suites.


The worst part for me was planning the wedding. Using Everlasting Elopement help me void all that because they took care of all that for me. It’s like one stop shop, and being a person that’s new to the area it was God sent. I didn’t have to find five different people to do five different things for just one wedding day. On my day I didn’t have worry about flowers or cake they pick that up for me & made arrangements for the photographer. It was exactly what I wanted EASY & reasonably priced.

Jessica E.

Everything came out perfect and beautiful. Crystal took awesome pictures. They made my day amazing and I am forever grateful.

Charmagne J.

From the day we first contacted Everlasting Elopements to arrange for our wedding, they made planning so stress-free and easy! They contacted us about everything that we needed to do and when decisions needed to be made. Our ceremony was perfect, the cake was to die for and the flowers were gorgeous! We were so very happy with every aspect of working with Everlasting Elopements! We can’t say enough about how truly wonderful they helped make our special day!

Sheena P.

How does it work?

Everlasting Elopements’ unique and simple virtual wedding planning system was built to simplify the wedding planning process. To keep the stress out of the process, we have a step-by-step system to plan your wedding ceremony from now to ‘I Do’. 

It all starts with the ceremony package! Once you have selected this we can customize any extras and build on a reception package. Then we will help you select and book the perfect venue that fits your vision. Once you book, it’s just a matter of completing a few forms, then showing up on the day with your license and rings– we do everything else!  Wedding Planning does not have to be stressful or hard if you have the right team behind you to execute a flawless wedding day!

Weddings have many variables so it is essential to take things in steps in order to build a customized wedding package to suit your needs– this way you’re only paying for services you need (and nothing you don’t)!


1. Select Your Wedding Ceremony Package

Whether you are looking for an elopement, a micro wedding, or just a simple exchange of “I Do”- we have a package for you to choose from. The first step is to select which one is right for you.

2. Select Your Extras

Once you have selected your package, you can select which level suits your needs. Each package has a Basic, Deluxe, and Premium level that offers various upgrades and add-ons. This allows us to do as little or as much as you need on your big day!

3. Select Your Reception Options

Once you have finalized your ceremony plans, we can add on one of a variety of reception options. Whether you want to have a Mini-Reception or Full Reception on-site, eat at a restaurant, or plan a reception on your own, we can help with rentals, cake, coordination, photography, and everything else you could need.  If you decide to add reception elements in addition to your ceremony, we will simply pair the two packages together to get you the services you need for the full wedding day you are dreaming of!

4. Choose Your Venue

Now that we’ve gotten to know you and your wants and needs we can recommend venues that will work best for you! Or, if you have one already in mind, our packages will work there too. While we have many locations on our website for you to browse, if it’s not on our website we can still serve you there! Our packages work at ANY location!

5. Stress Free Planning

Once your ceremony has been reserved through our online reservation system, we will send you a series of emails with forms that go directly to your vendors. All you need to do is complete the forms and your vendors will reach out if needed. Remember, you always have the ability to add new elements as well as upgrade services you already have at any point if you choose!

6. Your Wedding Day

You and your fiance, along with any guests, will show up at the venue you have chosen with your marriage license and rings. The Everlasting Elopements Team of Wedding Vendors will take care of the rest and all the details so you can focus on what the day is really about- Marrying the One You LOVE!

Don’t wait any longer.

Start planning your ceremony today.