6th & River, A Restored Warehouse Event Space

Become one for the ages

Located in the historic small town of Honesdale, PA - just 2 hours from New York City and 2.5 from Philadelphia, 6th & River is a restored industrial warehouse event venue featuring original architectural elements ... exposed brick, amazing natural light, 25-foot wood beamed ceiling and period accents that provide an extraordinary backdrop for an unforgettable event.

We believe in making your history memorable by creating events, ceremonies and receptions that are as unique as you. With 4,500 square feet of unbelievable space to work with, we invite you to re-imagine your idea of what a wedding venue or event space can be.

History in the Making



And Be Married


6th & River is a restored warehouse mixed-use event venue in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. But we don't just host events. We make memories. From weddings and engagement parties to holiday, birthday and anniversary celebrations. Showers, corporate events, fundraisers, reunions ...

What memories do you want to make?

6th & River ... History in the making.

The Enduring Spirit Of Place



Walking into 6th & River, the first thing you will feel is a sense of timelessness. Old buildings never get old. The twenty-two large windows from one end of the room to the other overlooking the Lackawaxen River allow the room to fill with a magical, natural light, especially in the evening. The cathedral style ceiling with open beams gives the room a feeling of grandness, while the exposed brick walls give it a sense of warmth and coziness. A perfect combination. In keeping with the industrial past, the fixtures throughout pay homage to the past yet add a touch of modernity...

Honoring The Past


Built in 1902 by Katz brothers Jacob, Jonas and Samuel, the building was home to Katz Underwear Company. The space we occupy was a large sewing room where women sat side by side and hand operated machines to manufacture wearables for the Katz product line. Renovation of our wood floor unearthed thousands of pins and needles which found their way into spaces between the planks, preserved for over a century! Current building owner Rudy Schemitz has breathed life into this beautiful, historic structure where new businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit are alive and well.

The Katz brothers would be proud.

Planning your event


What is the rental fee for the space?

Our rental fees change depend on time of year and the week. Please send us an email detailing the nature of your event, approximate number of people, and timing and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

What is included in the rental price?

The venue itself, tables and chairs, bridal bouquet from Fox Hill Farm, bridal suite, lounge/mezzanine, restrooms for men and women, staff for assistance, separate catering/prep area.

How do I book a date?

A 50% deposit of the rental fee is due at the time of booking.  In addition, we require a $500 security deposit, which is refunded 10-15 business days after the event, provided there are no damages. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the event. 6th & River accepts check, money order, and all major credit cards.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel up to 1 year prior to your scheduled event, you will receive your rental fee deposit back minus a $500.00 booking fee. Within 1 year of the event you forfeit your rental fee deposit.  If you decide to move the date of the wedding, you may do so, pending availability. We charge a $500 booking fee for date change.

What kind of tables and chairs?

Tables are 72” round - comfortably sit 10 with metal bistro chairs

How long is the rental on the day of the event?

Wedding rentals are six hours; music off by 11; guests depart.

Are there any restrictions on vendors I can use?

We pride ourselves on being flexible and accommodating; you may use the vendors of your choice. Caterers and bartenders must be licensed.

Where would the ceremony happen?

There are a myriad of (church options) within blocks of 6th & River, or the connecting space can be used as the ceremony spot; a unique glass atrium is a focal point for the ceremony or in the room.

Do I need to hire an event planner or coordinator?

Yes. A manager will be on-site during your event to answer any questions, provide general assistance and oversee the building and our staff, but he/she will not coordinate your event. 6th & River  provides additional day of coordination services and would be happy to discuss the options to best suit your needs!

Am I responsible for clean-up?
6th & River will clean the space before and after your event: sweeping, mopping, detailing the bathroom, and taking care of any necessary repairs.
In order to get your full security deposit back, you (or your caterer) must complete the following break down procedures immediately following your event:
  • All centerpieces, candles, additional décor and alcohol must be removed from tables, neatly packed away, and consolidated in the kitchen or foyer. You may store personal belongings overnight, but must arrange for pick-up no later than 11 AM the following morning.
  • Linens must be bundled and tied, or bagged and consolidated with outside rentals.
  • Tables and chairs must be folded and stacked against one wall in the main space. 6th & River furniture must be separated from outside rentals when applicable.
  • Glasses, dishes, food, drinks and personal items removed from lounge area.
  • All glasses, plates, silver, etc. back in their original crates, consolidated in the kitchen.
  • Food + drink removed from kitchen.
  • Bars emptied of ice, completely drained, wiped down, and dried. Remove all products, candles, and coasters.
  • Break down all boxes, bag all trash and remove from kitchen through rear emergency exit.
Is there a dressing area onsite?

Yes.  Many couples use our private lounge to relax with their wedding party before the main event, and some couples use it as a place to sneak away during the reception. There are many creative ways to use the space.

Do I need to provide my own insurance?
We require you to provide a certificate of insurance that covers your vendors. Your caterer may be able to add your vendors as additional insured to their policy. We require $1M general aggregate / $1M per occurrence including property damage. Your policy should include Host Liquor Liability if you are serving alcohol.  We recommend wedsafe.com or privateeventinsurance.com. The policy will cost approximately $175 and can be purchased up to 24 hours before your event. Please have a copy of the policy sent directly to your private event manager
Is there a kitchen?

6th & River includes a prep space area with ample counter space, a refrigerator and 3-bay sink. There is also a commercial kitchen available for rent in the building for further food preparation.

Where do my guests park?

There is a parking lot for the building as well as street parking.  Should your guests need directions or a car service at the end of the evening, our front-end manager will happily assist. Local valet companies are also available for hire.  Please inquire for more information.

Does the building have heat and A/C?


When can we get in to set up?

That depends on the type of event you’re hosting, but in most cases, you and your vendors gain access to 6th and River at 9 AM on the day of your event.

Do you have an outdoor space?


Is smoking allowed?

There is absolutely no smoking allowed onsite.

Are candles allowed?

Yes, however all candles must be contained in votives. Open flames are not allowed anywhere in the building.

Is the building wheelchair accessible?


What’s the deal with the bathroom situation?

Three restrooms for men and women, each with wheelchair accessibility.

What am I responsible for upon renting 6th & River?

Licensed caterer and bartender, entertainment, table linens and any additional decor.

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6th & River
Restored Warehouse - Multi-Use Event Space

218 6th Street, Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431 | (570) 647-9476

© 2018 | 6th & River is a sister company of Fox Hill Farm | Honesdale | PA

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