Riverside Receptions is a beautiful outdoor venue. Our guests would not stop talking about this diamond in the rough. John was there every step of the way accommodating all of our needs. We loved getting a "sneak peek" of our wedding through facebook (the day after the event) and a video he sent by mail. John also went trash digging for us (as he did for the other review I read) for a few misplaced items. He found the six pence that was glued to my shoe on the grounds a few days after the event and mailed it to us. These are just a few examples of many how he went out of his way to make our day so memorable. We will be referring this venue to our friends and family. Thanks Riverside!!!
TajulHartini - July 4th, 2010. The BEST venue for a one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding in Michigan! John and his staff are very professional, supportive, courteous and friendly, making the wedding planning and execution a breeze. All in one - Wonderful & serene grounds, river, koi ponds, beautiful flowers, gazebo, large open hall with screens for bad weather, catering kitchen, outdoor grill, restrooms, dressing room, large parking area - they have thought it all. The best part is that the whole event looked effortlessly natural and supreme with minimal decorations. It has a fresh, ZEN-like atmosphere that truly compliments the binding love between two hearts and the bond between families and friends. Just the way we like it. You just have to see and experience it yourself. Highly recommended! Thank you, Riverside Receptions, Etc!
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Riverside is a wonderful place to hold a wedding! Every interaction and planning process was accommodating and professional. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and many of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they had been to!
My wife and I were intent on having a unique wedding. We wanted something outdoorsy, and within a 200 mile radius of Detroit. We were also intent on finding a venue that would let us do things the way we wanted. So often, you see that the best venues make you use their caterer, place restrictions on how long the bar can be open, etc, and we wanted to avoid that to make sure we could throw the best party possible. We scoured the internet, and found virtually no options that met these criteria.
When we came upon RR's website, we were obviously impressed by the pictures. However, we always assume that pictures are deceiving. So, when we visited the venue for the first time, we were astounded. Seriously, this is the most beautiful place you can imagine. The precision and care that went into the design of RR is mind blowing. Every detail is perfect - it's like Disney.
John, the owner, was absolutely wonderful to work with. He let us do whatever we wanted, and provided tons of support in terms of pulling everything together. We had our set up at 10am, started the cocktail hour at 3pm, and didn't have to be out of the venue until midnight. How often can you find a wedding venue where the party is 9 hours long? And, since we were allowed to bring in our own bar and our own caterer, we were able to save thousands when compared to other venues. I've read other reviews online saying that RR is expensive. These reviewers are *insane*. You couldn't possibly find a venue as beautiful as this and spend less money. In the end, the comments from the guests ranged from "How the hell did you find this place?" to "This can't be real". Our goal was to wow people, and RR made that possible.
Moral of the story: For us, having our wedding at Riverside Receptions was the best decision we've ever made. Just visit the venue, and you'll understand why.