I've put on numerous banquets at the Riverfront since they opened almost 20 years ago. It's been one of the best places to hold fundraising activities here in Alexandria. They allow you to choose your caterer, which saves you $'s. While it's not the cheapest, it's very nice, and modern, and they allow you to bring in vehicles, boats, equipment, etc to help offset the rent. Mark & all his staff are easy to work with.