River Market Pavilions

Enjoy a spectacular backdrop view of both the Arkansas River and First Security Amphitheater - the spacious outdoor pavilions provide combined seating for 1,000 guests.

 


Located between the two pavilions, you'll find the River Plaza - the perfect area to host your guests. The two unique pavilions are home to the Farmers' Market and offer an ideal setting for entertainment, special events, and cultural activities.

Every event is a big event at the River Market Pavilions; from corporate functions or parties, picnics, wedding receptions, class reunions, cultural or church related events, to award ceremonies, fundraisers, and birthday parties.

Call (501) 370-3323 to book an event at the pavilions.

Frequently Asked Questions about renting the River Market Pavilions

Can I bring in my own caterer?
Yes, any caterer is welcome. However, you are responsible for clean up. 

Can I cook my own food?
Yes, certain regulations apply.

Do you have tables and chairs?
We have a limited amount of tables and chairs. If an event requires more than what we can accommodate, they will need to rent the entire quantity needed from an outside source. Our staff can direct you to providers of this service.

Do you have linens?
No, we do not provide nor have access to linens.

Can I bring in alcohol?
Alcohol is allowed. A security fee of $35/hour applies and all state and local laws must be followed. 

Do I have to take out the trash? 
No, a staff person will be on site to do this. If your event is larger than 500 people, additional clean up charges will apply. 

Do you have any AV equipment?
A complete equipment list of audio visual services is available upon request. Please contact 501-370-3240 for specific details and a complimentary quote. 

How do I see the pavilion?
The pavilions can be seen 24 hours a day since it is an outdoor venue. Call (501) 370-3323 for an appointment to discuss rental. 

How far in advance do I need to book the pavilion?
The River Market books the facility up to a year in advance, but in concert season (Memorial Day - September 30) we can only contract six weeks out.

Can I bring a DJ?
Yes, DJ's and bands are welcome. The City of Little Rock Noise Ordinance stipulates that any concerts, performances, or other loud music end by 11 pm.

Can I bring candles? 
Candles are allowed in candle holders.

Can I come in the day before to decorate or rehearse? 
If you pay for an additional rental day then this is allowed, based on availability. 

Where are the restrooms? 
Restrooms are located on the first floor inside the Market Hall. 

Where do we park? 
There are a number of parking options for the pavilions. For more information on the River Market Parking Deck call (501) 376-4781. 

How do you keep people out of our private event? 
River Market staff will set up bicycle barricades for this purpose. Manning of the entrance points is your responsibility. 

What happens if it rains? 
Both pavilions are covered with permanent roofing. If rain is heavy or blowing, expect some rain to enter through the sides of the pavilions which are open.

Do you have heaters? 
No, the River Market does not provide nor have access to heaters. 

Are the pavilions air-conditioned? 
No, the pavilions are not heated/cooled.