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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST

Palmetto , FL
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LOCATION

1102 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
Palmetto, FL US 34221 (map)

PHONE

941-981-5331

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is a new destination on Florida,s beautiful West Coast to host your intimate Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception or special event.

Our old... Read more
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is a new destination on Florida,s beautiful West Coast to host your intimate Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception or special event.

Our old Florida style venue offers six gracious overnight guest accommodations for brides and family, with breathtaking riverviews and romantic sunsets.

Our picturesaue gardens offer comfortable seating arrangements for 200 guests. You and your guests will experience a truly, memorable and elegant experience.

Our preferred exquisite gourmet caterers offer delectable cuisine.
Please contact us on our contact page of our website. Thank you! Read less
Wedding Venue

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1913
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
3
Number of suites
3
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
6000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Patrick
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
best venue is absolutely perfect for our big day exactly what we both wanted and the couple that runs the bed and breakfast is amazing. I would highly recommend you check out this venue it's perfect for an outdoor wedding.
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best venue is absolutely perfect for our big day exactly what we both wanted and the couple that runs the bed and breakfast is amazing. I would highly recommend you check out this venue it's perfect for an outdoor wedding. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear Mr Patrick and Miss Jenna, Thank you very much for this kind review. We look forward to seeing you here many times. It is going to be GREAT!! Mieke and Wim
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Amber
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot really express what a magical location this is for a wedding. The grounds, accommodations, and hosts are exceptional. My entire family stayed there for the weekend and we had an amazing time. Mieke and Wim are warm and take care of everything from the moment you begin your journey. I could not imagine a better wedding day or better venue. Thank you for a wonderful day!
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Words cannot really express what a magical location this is for a wedding. The grounds, accommodations, and hosts are exceptional. My entire family stayed there for the weekend and we had an amazing time. Mieke and Wim are warm and take care of everything from the moment you begin your journey. I could not imagine a better wedding day or better venue. Thank you for a wonderful day! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear families, It has been our pleasure to working for you for almost a year of planning. Thank you very much for your kind review, it was great to having you as our guests. Always welcome at our home! Sincerely yours, Fam. Lippens
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Allison
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
When you know, you just know. My husband and I knew that having our wedding at the Palmetto Riverside B&B was the right choice for us immediately. Being an out of town couple, a lot of our research was done online. I couldn't believe my eyes when I found the stunningly beautiful Palmetto Riverside B&B. It was a dream come true, a breath of fresh air, the most perfect place to have a wedding. I had to contact them to see if they were available. Wim & Mieke immediately responded and within hours welcomed my parents to their beautiful b&b and we immediately fell in love. Everything was perfect and we are so lucky to have had our wedding there.

Mieke & Wim are the most warm and welcoming people you will ever meet, and they truly care about each and every one of their brides and grooms as well as their guests. They are professional, prompt, so thoughtful, and keep their venue in immaculate condition. They routinely went above and beyond leading up to our wedding and on the day of to provide us stellar service, and for that I am eternally grateful.
When you know, you just know. My husband and I knew that having our wedding at the Palmetto Riverside B&B was the right Read more...
When you know, you just know. My husband and I knew that having our wedding at the Palmetto Riverside B&B was the right choice for us immediately. Being an out of town couple, a lot of our research was done online. I couldn't believe my eyes when I found the stunningly beautiful Palmetto Riverside B&B. It was a dream come true, a breath of fresh air, the most perfect place to have a wedding. I had to contact them to see if they were available. Wim & Mieke immediately responded and within hours welcomed my parents to their beautiful b&b and we immediately fell in love. Everything was perfect and we are so lucky to have had our wedding there.

Mieke & Wim are the most warm and welcoming people you will ever meet, and they truly care about each and every one of their brides and grooms as well as their guests. They are professional, prompt, so thoughtful, and keep their venue in immaculate condition. They routinely went above and beyond leading up to our wedding and on the day of to provide us stellar service, and for that I am eternally grateful. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear Allison and families, It is a real honor to receiving this wonderful review from you. We as well as you and your guests, had a delightful time during your Wedding weekend. We look already ahead to seeing your parents AND you here again as our return guests. Success in your lives and all what you do. Fondly, Mieke and Wim
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Elyse
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner and ceremony at the B&B. I stayed there the evening before the wedding with the bridesmaids. My husband and I spent our wedding night at the B&B and our immediate family also stayed after the wedding.
Wim and Mieke played large roles in making our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. From the moment we met them and saw the B&B we knew it was the perfect spot for our ceremony. They went above and beyond our expectations and truly know the meaning of hospitality. Every last detail was considered and we cannot thank them enough.
We had a very large rehearsal dinner (over 100 guests) and Wim and Mieke were so involved and were extremely helpful the day of the dinner. They also cook the best breakfast you will ever have and present the meals beautifully. On the day of the ceremony they were constantly working and helping to coordinate with the other vendors to make sure things went smoothly. They were also very responsive leading up to the wedding via email and phone and accommodated all of my requests. They made everything so special for us and made everyone that entered the doors to the B&B feel welcome and comfortable. In addition to being wonderful hosts, the rooms are absolutely spectacular and the house is impeccably clean.
We highly recommend the B&B for a wedding or any event!
We had our rehearsal dinner and ceremony at the B&B. I stayed there the evening before the wedding with the bridesmaids. Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner and ceremony at the B&B. I stayed there the evening before the wedding with the bridesmaids. My husband and I spent our wedding night at the B&B and our immediate family also stayed after the wedding.
Wim and Mieke played large roles in making our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. From the moment we met them and saw the B&B we knew it was the perfect spot for our ceremony. They went above and beyond our expectations and truly know the meaning of hospitality. Every last detail was considered and we cannot thank them enough.
We had a very large rehearsal dinner (over 100 guests) and Wim and Mieke were so involved and were extremely helpful the day of the dinner. They also cook the best breakfast you will ever have and present the meals beautifully. On the day of the ceremony they were constantly working and helping to coordinate with the other vendors to make sure things went smoothly. They were also very responsive leading up to the wedding via email and phone and accommodated all of my requests. They made everything so special for us and made everyone that entered the doors to the B&B feel welcome and comfortable. In addition to being wonderful hosts, the rooms are absolutely spectacular and the house is impeccably clean.
We highly recommend the B&B for a wedding or any event! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear friends, we have been delighted very much with your kind words to our venue and our services. You gave us the chance to working for you for over 1 year of planning and it has really been such a great experience getting to know you and your families. Remember that if you travel to Florida from your home up North, we always have a chilled wine in the refrigerator to open upon your arrival! All the best and see you soon. Mieke and Wim
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Jack
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
When Annette and I arrived unexpectedly at the B&B. Wim, the inn keeper met us with a welcome that not one other venue could compare to ! Now remember we did not have an appointment , funny thing I hadn't proposed to Annette yet ! Wim showed us everything i.e. , rooms, the residence , the grounds . When we left Wim his wife Mieke had us so comfortable that there was no doubt The Riverside Bed & Breakfast was THE PLACE !!!!! A year later we showed up and Wim remembered US ! In a time when there is "stress" Wim and Mieke listened to every detail and truly cared about everything and adjusted to any and all request. Over the short time that we were in the care of Wim and Mieke they became our friends !
The Inn is so well maintained and decorated to the time we barely used any " decorations " we felt adding would take away from the what Wim and Mieke have so elegantly provided.
Even though all great experiences must end , Annette and I are truly forever gracious to Wim , Mieke and The Riverside Bed and Breakfast for the most memorable experience to start our life together !
As a side note one of our guest reserved a room , that night for his 31st wedding anniversary !
When Annette and I arrived unexpectedly at the B&B. Wim, the inn keeper met us with a welcome that not one other venue Read more...
When Annette and I arrived unexpectedly at the B&B. Wim, the inn keeper met us with a welcome that not one other venue could compare to ! Now remember we did not have an appointment , funny thing I hadn't proposed to Annette yet ! Wim showed us everything i.e. , rooms, the residence , the grounds . When we left Wim his wife Mieke had us so comfortable that there was no doubt The Riverside Bed & Breakfast was THE PLACE !!!!! A year later we showed up and Wim remembered US ! In a time when there is "stress" Wim and Mieke listened to every detail and truly cared about everything and adjusted to any and all request. Over the short time that we were in the care of Wim and Mieke they became our friends !
The Inn is so well maintained and decorated to the time we barely used any " decorations " we felt adding would take away from the what Wim and Mieke have so elegantly provided.
Even though all great experiences must end , Annette and I are truly forever gracious to Wim , Mieke and The Riverside Bed and Breakfast for the most memorable experience to start our life together !
As a side note one of our guest reserved a room , that night for his 31st wedding anniversary ! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a real pleasure to meeting you from day one and helping you to make your Wedding date very memorable for you and your guests. We look forward to having you as our return guests in the near future so we can talk about all the lovely memories. It was Great!
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Lee
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Wim and Mieke, the owners of this quaint, but refined bed and breakfast on the Manatee river, provided thorough guidance throughout the 10 months leading up to the big day. Thanks to their warm personalities, their extensive knowledge and networking in the wedding industry and their extreme professionalism my daughter's wedding day was the unique, quaint, vintage, yet highly polished and professional event that she wanted.

With just over 75 guests, this venue was the perfect setting for both ceremony and reception. The glorious old oak tree out front overlooking the Manatee River was festooned with a simple drape of fabric and a chandelier under which the bride and groom exchanged their vows. Afterwards, guests walked to the patio behind the house where a buffet dinner was served. The patio area with side lawn area was more than large enough to accommodate bar, welcome tables, guest tables and dance floor, even considering that at the last minute, due to questionable weather we had to place a tent over the pavered patio.

But aside from the logistics being right on at this 1918 venue, the venue itself is breathtaking...especially if you are looking for a vintage or unique, intimate setting for an event. From the interior rooms which have been completely updated without sacrificing an ounce of authenticity and warmth to the grounds which feature a mix of tropical and well established plants and trees, The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is quite simply perfect!!!

Guests are still raving to me about my daughter's beautiful wedding, but none of it would have been possible without the personal touches, care and attention provided by Wim and Mieke at their beautiful bed and breakfast on the river.
Wim and Mieke, the owners of this quaint, but refined bed and breakfast on the Manatee river, provided thorough guidance Read more...
Wim and Mieke, the owners of this quaint, but refined bed and breakfast on the Manatee river, provided thorough guidance throughout the 10 months leading up to the big day. Thanks to their warm personalities, their extensive knowledge and networking in the wedding industry and their extreme professionalism my daughter's wedding day was the unique, quaint, vintage, yet highly polished and professional event that she wanted.

With just over 75 guests, this venue was the perfect setting for both ceremony and reception. The glorious old oak tree out front overlooking the Manatee River was festooned with a simple drape of fabric and a chandelier under which the bride and groom exchanged their vows. Afterwards, guests walked to the patio behind the house where a buffet dinner was served. The patio area with side lawn area was more than large enough to accommodate bar, welcome tables, guest tables and dance floor, even considering that at the last minute, due to questionable weather we had to place a tent over the pavered patio.

But aside from the logistics being right on at this 1918 venue, the venue itself is breathtaking...especially if you are looking for a vintage or unique, intimate setting for an event. From the interior rooms which have been completely updated without sacrificing an ounce of authenticity and warmth to the grounds which feature a mix of tropical and well established plants and trees, The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is quite simply perfect!!!

Guests are still raving to me about my daughter's beautiful wedding, but none of it would have been possible without the personal touches, care and attention provided by Wim and Mieke at their beautiful bed and breakfast on the river. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear Mrs Lee, what can we say after reading your wonderful wonderful comments. We are truly honored and humble for all that you write about our BnB. It is so much fun to doing this. Thank you so much for being able to work for you and your daughter on this most special day!! It has been great. We look forward to seeing you here as a return guest in the future. Our sincere regards and all the best! Mieke and Wim
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There is not enough time or space here nor the proper words to describe just how amazing Wim, Mieke and their beautiful B&B are. Their endless flexibility, generosity and hospitality were incredibly heart warming and made us so happy to have chosen this venue for our wedding. My family spent the night before our wedding with me at the B&B. The house is immaculate. Breakfast was superb both mornings we were there. The property is extremely well maintained and very peaceful. There were several things that were not planned out perfectly on our side, but Wim and Mieke were extremely accommodating and helpful and everything turned out perfect in the end. They were even able to arrange for a bell to ring as soon as we were pronounced which made the moment absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend booking the Palmetto Riverside B&B for any event (book well in advance!) and look forward to staying there in the future! Thanks Wim and Mieke!
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There is not enough time or space here nor the proper words to describe just how amazing Wim, Mieke and their beautiful B&B are. Their endless flexibility, generosity and hospitality were incredibly heart warming and made us so happy to have chosen this venue for our wedding. My family spent the night before our wedding with me at the B&B. The house is immaculate. Breakfast was superb both mornings we were there. The property is extremely well maintained and very peaceful. There were several things that were not planned out perfectly on our side, but Wim and Mieke were extremely accommodating and helpful and everything turned out perfect in the end. They were even able to arrange for a bell to ring as soon as we were pronounced which made the moment absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend booking the Palmetto Riverside B&B for any event (book well in advance!) and look forward to staying there in the future! Thanks Wim and Mieke! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review you wrote us. We really hope you will be back to see us whenever you are in the area or on your Anniversary. All the best in married life and please pass our regards to your family and friends.
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Private User
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment I met Wim & Mieke and saw the wedding venue I knew this was the perfect place to get married. It is the most beautiful wedding venue and Wim & Mieke are the most wonderful and professional people we could ask to work with. The quality of service is astounding and they truly made our wedding a magical experience.
From the moment I met Wim & Mieke and saw the wedding venue I knew this was the perfect place to get married. It is the Read more...
From the moment I met Wim & Mieke and saw the wedding venue I knew this was the perfect place to get married. It is the most beautiful wedding venue and Wim & Mieke are the most wonderful and professional people we could ask to work with. The quality of service is astounding and they truly made our wedding a magical experience. Read less
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Marilyn
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
This Venue is by far, the most beautiful place a couple can get married. From the grounds to the living quarters and even the owners, absolutely SUPERB!!! We could not have asked for a better Venue. The owners, Wim and Mieke, are very professional and accommodating. This Venue is a must see. The pictures you find online do not reflect the true beauty of this Venue. If you are a bride seeking a very special place for your wedding, you MUST check this Venue out. I guarantee you will not be let down. Our wedding was everything we imaged and we couldn't have done it without the help of our new friends, Wim and Mieke. We will be returning very soon!

Oh and BTW...the breakfast that is prepared the next morning is absolutely amazing!!!! All homemade by the owners themselves. Thank you Palmetto Riverside B&B we LOVE you and your Venue!!

J&M Voyles
This Venue is by far, the most beautiful place a couple can get married. From the grounds to the living quarters and even Read more...
This Venue is by far, the most beautiful place a couple can get married. From the grounds to the living quarters and even the owners, absolutely SUPERB!!! We could not have asked for a better Venue. The owners, Wim and Mieke, are very professional and accommodating. This Venue is a must see. The pictures you find online do not reflect the true beauty of this Venue. If you are a bride seeking a very special place for your wedding, you MUST check this Venue out. I guarantee you will not be let down. Our wedding was everything we imaged and we couldn't have done it without the help of our new friends, Wim and Mieke. We will be returning very soon!

Oh and BTW...the breakfast that is prepared the next morning is absolutely amazing!!!! All homemade by the owners themselves. Thank you Palmetto Riverside B&B we LOVE you and your Venue!!

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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear Mr and Mrs Voyles, thank you for your wonderful review. The best for us is that we feel so special that you call us "friends". That is a great honor and truly....this is why we love what we do! See you soon and ALWAYS welcome! With our warmest regards. The Lippens
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Vivian
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I just could not imagine marrying my husband anywhere else. This place is nothing short of a gem. Wim & his wife Mieke are two of the most amazing, helpful, dedicated hosts on the planet. They made sure Dennis and I were always taken care of and our guests were left wanting of nothing! We are so happy we chose the BnB for our wedding weekend and have already booked our return trip for our 1 year anniversary. Happy Bride, Happy Groom, Happy Family & Happy Friends.
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I just could not imagine marrying my husband anywhere else. This place is nothing short of a gem. Wim & his wife Mieke are two of the most amazing, helpful, dedicated hosts on the planet. They made sure Dennis and I were always taken care of and our guests were left wanting of nothing! We are so happy we chose the BnB for our wedding weekend and have already booked our return trip for our 1 year anniversary. Happy Bride, Happy Groom, Happy Family & Happy Friends. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for the nice words. We are happy to have such good new friends from the other coast. We will see you next year for your Anniversary or earlier.
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Beth &Jeremy
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
we LOVE palmetto riverside B&B - my husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the B&B in December, 2013. It is an beautiful piece of property, the view is outstanding, and the location was ideal for our guests. The owners, Wim & Mieke, are absolutely wonderful - their hospitality was outstanding. They made our wedding day and our time spent at the B&B so special.They attended to every detail and made sure that the rehearsal, wedding, and reception went as smooth as possible. The experience of staying at the B&B added so much to our wedding weekend and we are over the top happy with having chosen Palmetto Riverside B&B. My husband and I are looking forward to going back and staying with them again in the near future!
we LOVE palmetto riverside B&B - my husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the B&B in December, 2013. It Read more...
we LOVE palmetto riverside B&B - my husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the B&B in December, 2013. It is an beautiful piece of property, the view is outstanding, and the location was ideal for our guests. The owners, Wim & Mieke, are absolutely wonderful - their hospitality was outstanding. They made our wedding day and our time spent at the B&B so special.They attended to every detail and made sure that the rehearsal, wedding, and reception went as smooth as possible. The experience of staying at the B&B added so much to our wedding weekend and we are over the top happy with having chosen Palmetto Riverside B&B. My husband and I are looking forward to going back and staying with them again in the near future! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear Friends,
We are delighted with your lovely comments in regards to your experience while staying at our Bed and Breakfast during your Wedding Weekend. It was truly an amazing Wedding. Just beautiful!
We are already looking forward to your next visit. Always welcome any time! Your hosts, Mieke and Wim
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Jamii
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast??? It is the most beautiful place ever to get married! We are lucky that we found such an amazing and beautiful wedding, it really made our entire wedding perfect.

The pictures on their website don’t really do it justice; you should go there in person to really get a feel for it. The innkeepers, Wim and Meike, are just as amazing as the bed and breakfast! They are not only so nice and sweet but so helpful and accommodating. They were there since day one, answering any and all of my questions and providing suggestions to make the day perfect. Wim would email me back within an hour every time. I loved that! I also met with him about 2 weeks before and he sat down with me and we went over all the details. They also helped my wedding coordinator setup and decorate.

The actual bed and breakfast is gorgeous! I stayed the night before in the downstairs suite which was an excellent idea because I just woke up and was already there, in the room where I would be getting my hair and makeup done. We bought the package where we had all of the rooms for the night of the wedding which was really nice because we stayed there along with our immediate family. Oh and the actual breakfast?? Soooooo yummy!!! Best breakfast I have ever had.

The scenery for the ceremony, under the tree and on the water, is breathtaking! And the courtyard for the ceremony is great! I was nervous it would be tight with over 100 guests but it wasn’t at all. We had plenty of room for the tables and dance floor.
The only downfall is the lack of hotels nearby. I reserved rooms at the closest hotel, Marriott Courtyard, but it filled up fast and many of our guests had to drive a bit further for their hotels. But I hear a new hotel close by will be opening up soon!

If you are looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding, check this place out!
What can I say about Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast??? It is the most beautiful place ever to get married! We are Read more...
What can I say about Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast??? It is the most beautiful place ever to get married! We are lucky that we found such an amazing and beautiful wedding, it really made our entire wedding perfect.

The pictures on their website don’t really do it justice; you should go there in person to really get a feel for it. The innkeepers, Wim and Meike, are just as amazing as the bed and breakfast! They are not only so nice and sweet but so helpful and accommodating. They were there since day one, answering any and all of my questions and providing suggestions to make the day perfect. Wim would email me back within an hour every time. I loved that! I also met with him about 2 weeks before and he sat down with me and we went over all the details. They also helped my wedding coordinator setup and decorate.

The actual bed and breakfast is gorgeous! I stayed the night before in the downstairs suite which was an excellent idea because I just woke up and was already there, in the room where I would be getting my hair and makeup done. We bought the package where we had all of the rooms for the night of the wedding which was really nice because we stayed there along with our immediate family. Oh and the actual breakfast?? Soooooo yummy!!! Best breakfast I have ever had.

The scenery for the ceremony, under the tree and on the water, is breathtaking! And the courtyard for the ceremony is great! I was nervous it would be tight with over 100 guests but it wasn’t at all. We had plenty of room for the tables and dance floor.
The only downfall is the lack of hotels nearby. I reserved rooms at the closest hotel, Marriott Courtyard, but it filled up fast and many of our guests had to drive a bit further for their hotels. But I hear a new hotel close by will be opening up soon!

If you are looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding, check this place out! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear friends,
Wow... we are so thankful for such a wonderful review. Likewise for us, your entire stay, meeting your very nice family and friends, made it a perfect Wedding time. The pleasure working for you from the first day of planning until the actual Wedding day, was a great experience for us. Thank you again and all the best in the future of your life!! Mieke and Wim
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Jillian
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better venue; from the moment we walked into this exquisite bed and breakfast, we could envision our special day before our eyes. The Palmetto riverside bed and breakfast made our wedding the perfect day it was. We rented the house for the weekend and, therefore, were able to spend precious time with our family. Wim, Mieke and their beautiful girls became part of our family that weekend too and were so helpful, accommodating and hospitable. We truly felt at home. This is the place to get married; we can not say enough and we will be back for anniversaries! Book fast as this hidden charm fills quickly! Can't wait to return.... Jillian and Adam Chaykin
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We couldn't have asked for a better venue; from the moment we walked into this exquisite bed and breakfast, we could envision our special day before our eyes. The Palmetto riverside bed and breakfast made our wedding the perfect day it was. We rented the house for the weekend and, therefore, were able to spend precious time with our family. Wim, Mieke and their beautiful girls became part of our family that weekend too and were so helpful, accommodating and hospitable. We truly felt at home. This is the place to get married; we can not say enough and we will be back for anniversaries! Book fast as this hidden charm fills quickly! Can't wait to return.... Jillian and Adam Chaykin Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

It has been an honor to work for you during one of your most memorable days (weekends) in your life. We as well had a great time during the time you were here with us and we look very forward to see you again and look at the pictures from your wedding! Hope you have a lovely vacation trip! With kindest regards to you and your families/friends!!
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Liz
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely floored with the personal touches and attention to detail Wim provides! There is no better place to get married or stay for a romantic getaway!
Absolutely floored with the personal touches and attention to detail Wim provides! There is no better place to get married Read more...
Absolutely floored with the personal touches and attention to detail Wim provides! There is no better place to get married or stay for a romantic getaway! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your raving review. You are both truly an amazing couple and your family and friends are too. Thank you for hosting your Wedding with us and we look ahead to your next visit with us as one of our BnB guests! Warmest regards!
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Mark & Colleen
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of staying with Wim and Mieke for both Friday and Saturday. We booked the whole B and B so our wedding party could stay with us. I can safely say that this was THE place to have our wedding. We knew as soon as we walked through the door that this is where we were going to be married. Wim and Mieke treat you like family as soon as you call... Very accommodating, the food they make for you is out of this world. They worked with us to help plan the wedding too! They are like a part of the family and we plan on returning as soon as possible (hurry, this place fills up fast!!!).

Drs Mark and Colleen Shank
We had the pleasure of staying with Wim and Mieke for both Friday and Saturday. We booked the whole B and B so our wedding Read more...
We had the pleasure of staying with Wim and Mieke for both Friday and Saturday. We booked the whole B and B so our wedding party could stay with us. I can safely say that this was THE place to have our wedding. We knew as soon as we walked through the door that this is where we were going to be married. Wim and Mieke treat you like family as soon as you call... Very accommodating, the food they make for you is out of this world. They worked with us to help plan the wedding too! They are like a part of the family and we plan on returning as soon as possible (hurry, this place fills up fast!!!).

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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Thank you both so much for taking the time to review us about your experience at the BnB. We really hope you stop by next time you are in the area ! Have a wonderful honeymoon in September and we wish you lots of happiness in the future. Mieke and Wim Lippens
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jodi
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough kind words about the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast and the owners, Wim and Mieke. The venue is absolutely stunning and the owners are so hospitable. I would highly recommend this location for an outdoor wedding! We will be coming back for anniversaries in the future!
My husband and I cannot say enough kind words about the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast and the owners, Wim and Mieke. Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough kind words about the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast and the owners, Wim and Mieke. The venue is absolutely stunning and the owners are so hospitable. I would highly recommend this location for an outdoor wedding! We will be coming back for anniversaries in the future! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for the nice words we received on our review. Also from our side, we enjoyed working with you to make your day unforgettable. Hope you both will be back to celebrate your Anniversary or other occasions.
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Judy
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Despite the rain, it did not dampen the great experience of my daughter's wedding. Wim and Mieke were so wonderful and helpful rearranging our venue to reorganize our wedding during the rain, making it an experience we will always cherish and never forget. The place is beautiful, but Wim and Mieke are unforgettable and the most gracious hosts one will ever find. Thanks Wim and Mieke for all you did for my family!

Phil and Judy Miller
Despite the rain, it did not dampen the great experience of my daughter's wedding. Wim and Mieke were so wonderful and Read more...
Despite the rain, it did not dampen the great experience of my daughter's wedding. Wim and Mieke were so wonderful and helpful rearranging our venue to reorganize our wedding during the rain, making it an experience we will always cherish and never forget. The place is beautiful, but Wim and Mieke are unforgettable and the most gracious hosts one will ever find. Thanks Wim and Mieke for all you did for my family!

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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

DEAR FAMILY,
IT HAS BEEN OUR GREAT PLEASURE TO WORK FOR YOU DURING THE WEEKEND OF YOUR DAUGHTER. YOUR WONDERFUL REVIEW IS SO APPRECIATED BY US. WE CHERISH YOUR FAMILY VERY MUCH AND HOPE TO HAVE YOU AS OUR RETURN GUEST IN THE FUTURE. SINCERELY YOURS, MIEKE AND WIM
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast as well as the Inn Keepers Wim & Mieke. They made our wedding day everything we could have ever wanted and more. We both knew that we didn't want to get married and have our reception at the typical wedding venue. I searched long and hard for somewhere that would fit our vision and I immediately feel in love when we came upon this venue. I knew this is where we were going to get married. It is completely idyllic and picturesque.
It was so wonderful to have everything in one spot. It alleviated a lot of stress. We were able to drop everything that we needed for the wedding the day before, which again alleviated a lot of stress. It was so nice to stay there the night before so I could wake up the next morning already where I needed to be. No stress of getting to the venue on time. Breakfast was amazing! Wim & Mieke were so attentive but also unobtrusive. It was wonderful to be able to have my hair and makeup team come there to get me and my ladies ready. Again no need to rush around.
You can tell that they are seasoned professionals when it comes to weddings. Everything ran so smoothly. They worked so well with all of our vendors. They make a great team, a team you definitely want to have on your wedding day.
We also stayed there on our wedding night. A perfect ending to a perfect day. We woke the next morning to another delicious homemade breakfast that was to die for. When it came time to pack up the rest of our belongings and items from the wedding they were so helpful. Even though they had another event that day they were very flexible with us getting everything loaded up and out. We had to make two trips to get everything home and that was no problem for them.
Thank you so much Wim & Mieke! You are amazing!
I cannot say enough good things about the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast as well as the Inn Keepers Wim & Mieke. They Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast as well as the Inn Keepers Wim & Mieke. They made our wedding day everything we could have ever wanted and more. We both knew that we didn't want to get married and have our reception at the typical wedding venue. I searched long and hard for somewhere that would fit our vision and I immediately feel in love when we came upon this venue. I knew this is where we were going to get married. It is completely idyllic and picturesque.
It was so wonderful to have everything in one spot. It alleviated a lot of stress. We were able to drop everything that we needed for the wedding the day before, which again alleviated a lot of stress. It was so nice to stay there the night before so I could wake up the next morning already where I needed to be. No stress of getting to the venue on time. Breakfast was amazing! Wim & Mieke were so attentive but also unobtrusive. It was wonderful to be able to have my hair and makeup team come there to get me and my ladies ready. Again no need to rush around.
You can tell that they are seasoned professionals when it comes to weddings. Everything ran so smoothly. They worked so well with all of our vendors. They make a great team, a team you definitely want to have on your wedding day.
We also stayed there on our wedding night. A perfect ending to a perfect day. We woke the next morning to another delicious homemade breakfast that was to die for. When it came time to pack up the rest of our belongings and items from the wedding they were so helpful. Even though they had another event that day they were very flexible with us getting everything loaded up and out. We had to make two trips to get everything home and that was no problem for them.
Thank you so much Wim & Mieke! You are amazing! Read less
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Karin
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was not only our wedding ceremony site but also our reception, day-after Brunch, and family accommodation site. The total package is available at this beautiful restored, historic B&B. We loved every minute spent there and Wim and Mieke Lippens, the owners, are amazing people. Their welcoming and caring style is present in eveything they do from the decor, the cleanliness, the assistance throughout our stay, to the amazing breakfasts that we enjoyed each morning. We highly recommend this venue to anyone seeking a romantic wedding site.
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The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was not only our wedding ceremony site but also our reception, day-after Brunch, and family accommodation site. The total package is available at this beautiful restored, historic B&B. We loved every minute spent there and Wim and Mieke Lippens, the owners, are amazing people. Their welcoming and caring style is present in eveything they do from the decor, the cleanliness, the assistance throughout our stay, to the amazing breakfasts that we enjoyed each morning. We highly recommend this venue to anyone seeking a romantic wedding site. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear friends,
Thank you for your very kind words about your experience of staying with us for 4 nights. We were very lucky to have you among our guests and truly enjoyed every minute of being part of your special day in life. We thank you and hope to seeing you for a visit any time. Cheers to you and warmest regards from Mieke and Wim
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are from Florida and we really didn't want your typical On the Beach wedding. We found the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast online and fell in love with it. As soon as we went to visit the Venue, I knew right then and there that this was where we were getting married!! Mieke and Wim are the Owners of this Beautiful Home and they keep up with everything and are extremely accommodating. I think throughout the entire year of our planning, we went over there at least 8-10 times. They had no problem at all with us going over and emailing back and forth questions through out the whole year. It was wonderful, and when your planning a wedding on your own that's exactly what you want....WONDERFUL! And it was, I have heard nothing but amazing comments about how everyone loved the Venue we picked. This venue described our personalities and we were able to make it our own! I can only say positive things about this venue and HIGHLY recommend it! :)
We are from Florida and we really didn't want your typical On the Beach wedding. We found the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Read more...
We are from Florida and we really didn't want your typical On the Beach wedding. We found the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast online and fell in love with it. As soon as we went to visit the Venue, I knew right then and there that this was where we were getting married!! Mieke and Wim are the Owners of this Beautiful Home and they keep up with everything and are extremely accommodating. I think throughout the entire year of our planning, we went over there at least 8-10 times. They had no problem at all with us going over and emailing back and forth questions through out the whole year. It was wonderful, and when your planning a wedding on your own that's exactly what you want....WONDERFUL! And it was, I have heard nothing but amazing comments about how everyone loved the Venue we picked. This venue described our personalities and we were able to make it our own! I can only say positive things about this venue and HIGHLY recommend it! :) Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear friends, thank you for the wonderful review you gave us. We had a great time meeting with you over the last year and are so happy that we were able to meet you and work for you. We hope to see you soon again. Thank you! Mieke and Wim
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Kristin
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The moment I got to the Palmetto Riverside B&B I knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. Mieke and Wim were so, so helpful from the time we first visited until the morning after the wedding! I really can't say enough good things about them or their lovely venue. All of our guests (and other vendors) kept saying how beautiful the location was, the bridal suite is amazing, and the breakfast they served the morning after the wedding was so good! They helped us set up, answered any questions we had throughout the process and are just the nicest people. I highly recommend the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast!
The moment I got to the Palmetto Riverside B&B I knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. Mieke and Wim were so, so Read more...
The moment I got to the Palmetto Riverside B&B I knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. Mieke and Wim were so, so helpful from the time we first visited until the morning after the wedding! I really can't say enough good things about them or their lovely venue. All of our guests (and other vendors) kept saying how beautiful the location was, the bridal suite is amazing, and the breakfast they served the morning after the wedding was so good! They helped us set up, answered any questions we had throughout the process and are just the nicest people. I highly recommend the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

dear Kristin and Ray, Thank you very much for hosting your wonderful wedding at PalmettoRiverside Bed and Breakfast. We as well have a lovely time hosting you and your family/friends with us. We already look forward to being able to celebrate your first Wedding Anniversary! With warmest regards, Mieke and Wim
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Mrs
Wedding:
2/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The Palmetto Riverside B&B is a dream wedding venue. We had our wedding in the garden under their beautiful tree looking out over the water and it was just perfect. Our wedding was very small and it worked really well for us but I think it would also work well for larger groups too as there is a lot of space.
Wim and Mieke are such gracious hosts - they couldn't do enough to help both before, during and after the wedding and nothing was too much trouble for them. They really helped us out as we were coming to Florida from overseas and sent photos and suggested vendors to us. They are very responsive by email or phone.
The rooms are immaculate and wonderfully furnished and it is great to have the whole place exclusively for you and your guests after the wedding (it feels like the party continues over the delicious breakfast the next day that Wim makes).
The price of the package was really outstanding value as well. I would definitely recommend them to other couples - not just for weddings, but any type of event.
The Palmetto Riverside B&B is a dream wedding venue. We had our wedding in the garden under their beautiful tree looking Read more...
The Palmetto Riverside B&B is a dream wedding venue. We had our wedding in the garden under their beautiful tree looking out over the water and it was just perfect. Our wedding was very small and it worked really well for us but I think it would also work well for larger groups too as there is a lot of space.
Wim and Mieke are such gracious hosts - they couldn't do enough to help both before, during and after the wedding and nothing was too much trouble for them. They really helped us out as we were coming to Florida from overseas and sent photos and suggested vendors to us. They are very responsive by email or phone.
The rooms are immaculate and wonderfully furnished and it is great to have the whole place exclusively for you and your guests after the wedding (it feels like the party continues over the delicious breakfast the next day that Wim makes).
The price of the package was really outstanding value as well. I would definitely recommend them to other couples - not just for weddings, but any type of event. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear friends,
How wonderful to receive such a nice review from you. Thank you very much. We hope you had a wonderful honeymoon in South-Africa and look forward to your next visit to Florida! All the best and our sincere greetings.
Mieke and Wim
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wim and Mieke have made this victorian home into the most amazing bed and breakfast. The venue is straight out of a dream wedding catalog. Our guests had a great time, the grounds were beautiful, and Mieke and Wim took great care of us. The next morning, they made us the most amazing breakfast. It was picture perfect. Thanks guys! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Wim and Mieke have made this victorian home into the most amazing bed and breakfast. The venue is straight out of a dream Read more...
Wim and Mieke have made this victorian home into the most amazing bed and breakfast. The venue is straight out of a dream wedding catalog. Our guests had a great time, the grounds were beautiful, and Mieke and Wim took great care of us. The next morning, they made us the most amazing breakfast. It was picture perfect. Thanks guys! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for giving your good comments. We loved to having you and wish you all the best in life!!! You are always welcome here.... Mieke and Wim Lippens
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Danielle
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked a room at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast so we would have a place to stay close to our venue. I also used the room to get ready for the wedding- so that meant my mom, sister, makeup artist, photographer and several others were there too. The innkeepers were so sweet and obliging. We originally booked an upstairs room, and they allowed us to switch to the first floor bridal suite because it was also unoccupied. I don't know if I would've made it down those stairs in gown and heels! Breakfast the morning after was delicious. I don't think we could've picked a better place with more personalized service.
We booked a room at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast so we would have a place to stay close to our venue. I also Read more...
We booked a room at the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast so we would have a place to stay close to our venue. I also used the room to get ready for the wedding- so that meant my mom, sister, makeup artist, photographer and several others were there too. The innkeepers were so sweet and obliging. We originally booked an upstairs room, and they allowed us to switch to the first floor bridal suite because it was also unoccupied. I don't know if I would've made it down those stairs in gown and heels! Breakfast the morning after was delicious. I don't think we could've picked a better place with more personalized service. Read less
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Tory
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
This is the most beautiful Wedding spot in the whole area! We looked at a lot of places before we saw this B&B and we just weren't 100% until we met Wim and toured this beautiful house! When we first saw the house it was still getting remodeled for the Bride and Groom's sweet and the reception hall. Even with the construction going on we still fell in love with the home and the location! Wim is such a wonderful person! He responded to all of my emails and calls right away about any questions I had about anything to do with our wedding. We stayed the whole weekend, and Wim and his wife Mieke made us feel so welcome! At last minute I had no one to help with putting my decorations around and Wim told me not to worry at all and to just tell him how I wanted things and where I wanted them and he took care of it all! He made everything go so smoothly! I never once felt overwhelmed with anything! The location is breathtaking and the rooms are decorated so gorgeously! We want to come back again for our anniversary and we can not wait to see Wim and Mieke again!
This is the most beautiful Wedding spot in the whole area! We looked at a lot of places before we saw this B&B and we just Read more...
This is the most beautiful Wedding spot in the whole area! We looked at a lot of places before we saw this B&B and we just weren't 100% until we met Wim and toured this beautiful house! When we first saw the house it was still getting remodeled for the Bride and Groom's sweet and the reception hall. Even with the construction going on we still fell in love with the home and the location! Wim is such a wonderful person! He responded to all of my emails and calls right away about any questions I had about anything to do with our wedding. We stayed the whole weekend, and Wim and his wife Mieke made us feel so welcome! At last minute I had no one to help with putting my decorations around and Wim told me not to worry at all and to just tell him how I wanted things and where I wanted them and he took care of it all! He made everything go so smoothly! I never once felt overwhelmed with anything! The location is breathtaking and the rooms are decorated so gorgeously! We want to come back again for our anniversary and we can not wait to see Wim and Mieke again! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was the most amazing venue and atmosphere a couple could ever dream of to share their Big Day! The Bed and Breakfast is a very romantic luxurious mansion with charming historic aspects and is absolutely stunning. This is truly a gem.

The owners Wim and Mieke are absolutely fantastic. They are very professional, informative, easy to communicate with and clearly they have poured their hearts and souls into the flawless Bed & Breakfast. They went out of their way to help make everything perfect and truly made us feel that we were part of the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast family from the first time we met.

We did the Golden Package as well and Highly suggest it. We stayed Friday and Saturday. Everyone felt as though they had entered paradise as soon as they entered the immaculate house. The rooms were all grand and had amazing views. Each room was perfectly clean had charming aspects and such attention to detail that made it feel special and luxurious.

We had 100 people attend our wedding and this venue was perfectly accommodating. The ceremony was held in the front of the house under a beautiful tree with romantic Spanish moss over-looking the Manatee River waterfront during sunset. The reception was held in the back of the house which was the perfect elegant setting. The gorgeous gardens surrounded the remodeled patio large enough to accommodate all our guests with twinkle lights strung above reception setting the perfect mood and ambiance. There is also a large hard wood covered porch with beautiful lantern lights leading into a indoor area that was absolutely top notch.

Word to the wise: BOOK EARLY because the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast is spectacular and dates do fill up rather quickly.

Wim and Mieke - Thank You for making our Wedding Day so amazing!

Sincerely,

The Newlyweds
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was the most amazing venue and atmosphere a couple could ever dream of to share their Read more...
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was the most amazing venue and atmosphere a couple could ever dream of to share their Big Day! The Bed and Breakfast is a very romantic luxurious mansion with charming historic aspects and is absolutely stunning. This is truly a gem.

The owners Wim and Mieke are absolutely fantastic. They are very professional, informative, easy to communicate with and clearly they have poured their hearts and souls into the flawless Bed & Breakfast. They went out of their way to help make everything perfect and truly made us feel that we were part of the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast family from the first time we met.

We did the Golden Package as well and Highly suggest it. We stayed Friday and Saturday. Everyone felt as though they had entered paradise as soon as they entered the immaculate house. The rooms were all grand and had amazing views. Each room was perfectly clean had charming aspects and such attention to detail that made it feel special and luxurious.

We had 100 people attend our wedding and this venue was perfectly accommodating. The ceremony was held in the front of the house under a beautiful tree with romantic Spanish moss over-looking the Manatee River waterfront during sunset. The reception was held in the back of the house which was the perfect elegant setting. The gorgeous gardens surrounded the remodeled patio large enough to accommodate all our guests with twinkle lights strung above reception setting the perfect mood and ambiance. There is also a large hard wood covered porch with beautiful lantern lights leading into a indoor area that was absolutely top notch.

Word to the wise: BOOK EARLY because the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast is spectacular and dates do fill up rather quickly.

Wim and Mieke - Thank You for making our Wedding Day so amazing!

Sincerely,

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Meredith
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast enough!!! We wanted a vintage, romantic, casual wedding, and we got just that.

We reserved the venue under their "Golden Package" which gave us the entire property for the weekend, which I would highly recommend because it allowed us to do some set-up and organization before hand. It was also great to have the night after to relax with family and friends. We also took advantage of the AMAZING breakfast they have on both mornings.

The venue itself is gorgeous, and it showed in our photos and the day itself. There were great options for photos and we took some on the dock, seawall, on the front step of the house, in the trees, the staircase of the house, and even in the really cool old-style footed bathtub they have in one of the rooms. We had app 85 guests, and it was the perfect size for us with more than enough room to have space to share.

Mieke and Wim, the owners, were probably the BEST part of the experience. They were so helpful in helping us plan the day based on their experiences. They were ALWAYS there with helpful suggestions, and were extremely responsive to emails and communications and we took their suggestions on other vendors on numerous occasions, including our caterer and were SOOOOO happy with all of their recommendations.

We could not have been happier with our entire experience!
I cannot recommend the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast enough!!! We wanted a vintage, romantic, casual wedding, and Read more...
I cannot recommend the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast enough!!! We wanted a vintage, romantic, casual wedding, and we got just that.

We reserved the venue under their "Golden Package" which gave us the entire property for the weekend, which I would highly recommend because it allowed us to do some set-up and organization before hand. It was also great to have the night after to relax with family and friends. We also took advantage of the AMAZING breakfast they have on both mornings.

The venue itself is gorgeous, and it showed in our photos and the day itself. There were great options for photos and we took some on the dock, seawall, on the front step of the house, in the trees, the staircase of the house, and even in the really cool old-style footed bathtub they have in one of the rooms. We had app 85 guests, and it was the perfect size for us with more than enough room to have space to share.

Mieke and Wim, the owners, were probably the BEST part of the experience. They were so helpful in helping us plan the day based on their experiences. They were ALWAYS there with helpful suggestions, and were extremely responsive to emails and communications and we took their suggestions on other vendors on numerous occasions, including our caterer and were SOOOOO happy with all of their recommendations.

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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

DEAR MRS MEREDITH AND MR PATRICK,
WE WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR MOST KINDEST WORDS AND COMMENTS TO US AND YOUR EXPERIENCE DURING YOUR WEDDING WEEKEND. A BIG AND SINCERE THANK YOU! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BNB SOON AGAIN. WARMEST REGARDS. MIEKE AND WIM
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katie
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Wim and Mieke were great people to work with in planning details for the ceremony site. Nothing can beat this site for beauty if you want to have an outdoor wedding. The B&B is overlooking the Manatee River and there is a huge old oak tree in the yard for the ceremony. My guests couldn't get over the gorgeous backdrop for our wedding. Although I only used them for a ceremony site, they do have a reception room and an outdoor area if you plan on having a small reception.
Wim and Mieke were great people to work with in planning details for the ceremony site. Nothing can beat this site for Read more...
Wim and Mieke were great people to work with in planning details for the ceremony site. Nothing can beat this site for beauty if you want to have an outdoor wedding. The B&B is overlooking the Manatee River and there is a huge old oak tree in the yard for the ceremony. My guests couldn't get over the gorgeous backdrop for our wedding. Although I only used them for a ceremony site, they do have a reception room and an outdoor area if you plan on having a small reception. Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect all the way around, from the owners to the location and everything in between! I have absolutely no complaints at all. Wim & Mieke were a dream to work with. Extremely nice & personable. Beautiful location and grounds. I can't wait to go back and visit!
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Perfect all the way around, from the owners to the location and everything in between! I have absolutely no complaints at all. Wim & Mieke were a dream to work with. Extremely nice & personable. Beautiful location and grounds. I can't wait to go back and visit! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue is an amazing place; we had our wedding here on 4/14/12 and had it mostly outdoors on their beautiful lawn (ceremony) and new patio (reception). The food and cake were indoors in their smaller reception room. We had about 140 guests and it was the perfect amount. The B&B is so beautiful and has a lovely historic feel to it. Wim and Mikey, the owners, are so professional and work with you every step of the way. The only con is that the reception has to end at 10pm because it is in a residental neighborhood. Everything else is more than I ever dreamed of!
This venue is an amazing place; we had our wedding here on 4/14/12 and had it mostly outdoors on their beautiful lawn Read more...
This venue is an amazing place; we had our wedding here on 4/14/12 and had it mostly outdoors on their beautiful lawn (ceremony) and new patio (reception). The food and cake were indoors in their smaller reception room. We had about 140 guests and it was the perfect amount. The B&B is so beautiful and has a lovely historic feel to it. Wim and Mikey, the owners, are so professional and work with you every step of the way. The only con is that the reception has to end at 10pm because it is in a residental neighborhood. Everything else is more than I ever dreamed of! Read less
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AJ102012
Wedding:
4/2/2012
4.7/5.0
Amazing and beautiful location. It is a little bit pricey, but the couple running the place are so sweet and courteous. The location is beautiful and the suites are so cute!
Amazing and beautiful location. It is a little bit pricey, but the couple running the place are so sweet and courteous. Read more...
Amazing and beautiful location. It is a little bit pricey, but the couple running the place are so sweet and courteous. The location is beautiful and the suites are so cute! Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear Jennifer, thank you very much for your lovely review. We look forward to your next stay with us. Sincerely yours, Mieke and Wim.
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asb3315
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a venue that would allow for the ceremony and reception to be at the same location. We met with Wim and Meike and instantly knew Palmetto Riverside B&B would be our venue. We signed a contract with them prior to the additon of the new bridal suites and reception hall. Needless to say we were and still are in awe with how perfect the new additions turned out. The venue was amazing and Wim and Meike went out of their way from the many many planning meetings, the visits just to see the house, the rehersal, the girl's night the night before the wedding and the wedding itself. We spent our first night as husband and wife in their bridal sweet and it was perfect and their breakfast's were amazing. If you are planning a wedding any where in the Tampa Bay area then Palmetto Riverside is a must see!!!
We were looking for a venue that would allow for the ceremony and reception to be at the same location. We met with Wim Read more...
We were looking for a venue that would allow for the ceremony and reception to be at the same location. We met with Wim and Meike and instantly knew Palmetto Riverside B&B would be our venue. We signed a contract with them prior to the additon of the new bridal suites and reception hall. Needless to say we were and still are in awe with how perfect the new additions turned out. The venue was amazing and Wim and Meike went out of their way from the many many planning meetings, the visits just to see the house, the rehersal, the girl's night the night before the wedding and the wedding itself. We spent our first night as husband and wife in their bridal sweet and it was perfect and their breakfast's were amazing. If you are planning a wedding any where in the Tampa Bay area then Palmetto Riverside is a must see!!! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The first time we saw this charming bed and breakfast, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. When my husband and I first visited the site, there was no reception hall. This was still being built, so we had to put faith in the owners and their assurance that the renovations and addition would be completed on schedule. We could not have made a better decision. The reception hall (way too cute to be called a 'hall') and the addition of two guest rooms were completed ahead of schedule and far exceeded our expectations. The space was perfect and the travertine patio was great for dancing. Our guests raved about the site and how beautiful it was (we had about 70 guests, by the way, and there was plenty of room for them all).

Additionally, we stayed in the bed and breakfast, along with our family and wedding party, for the duration of the weekend. The owners, Wim and Mieke, were gracious and inviting hosts. They really allowed us to feel at home the entire weekend. My husband and I were able to have the parents join us for dinner at the bed and breakfast, as well as for coffee in the living room after our meal (an additonal option - Wim and Mieke can cook dinners on site in their amazing kitchen). And every single breakfast was a treat. We never ate better for breakfast. My only concern was that, after three mornings there, I might not fit into my dress! Wim and Mieke went above and beyond in every single thing they did. Palmetto Riverside is our newest home away from home! I am sure we'll be back again, even if just to visit or to stay and relax for the weekend.
The first time we saw this charming bed and breakfast, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. When my Read more...
The first time we saw this charming bed and breakfast, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding reception. When my husband and I first visited the site, there was no reception hall. This was still being built, so we had to put faith in the owners and their assurance that the renovations and addition would be completed on schedule. We could not have made a better decision. The reception hall (way too cute to be called a 'hall') and the addition of two guest rooms were completed ahead of schedule and far exceeded our expectations. The space was perfect and the travertine patio was great for dancing. Our guests raved about the site and how beautiful it was (we had about 70 guests, by the way, and there was plenty of room for them all).

Additionally, we stayed in the bed and breakfast, along with our family and wedding party, for the duration of the weekend. The owners, Wim and Mieke, were gracious and inviting hosts. They really allowed us to feel at home the entire weekend. My husband and I were able to have the parents join us for dinner at the bed and breakfast, as well as for coffee in the living room after our meal (an additonal option - Wim and Mieke can cook dinners on site in their amazing kitchen). And every single breakfast was a treat. We never ate better for breakfast. My only concern was that, after three mornings there, I might not fit into my dress! Wim and Mieke went above and beyond in every single thing they did. Palmetto Riverside is our newest home away from home! I am sure we'll be back again, even if just to visit or to stay and relax for the weekend. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

DEAR MR AND MRS BALLARD,

THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS ON YOUR STAY WITH US. IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!! KINDEST REGARDS AND SEE YOU SOON AS OUR RETURN GUESTS, SINCERELY YOURS, MIEKE AND WIM
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Sara
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow! What can I say the venue is breath taking and just full of history. The inn keepers are amazing and their attention to detail is beyond words. They looked after all of our guests with the highest regard and care. The food they prepared was amazing - I believe at least a 6 course breakfast all homemade and they went out of their way to ensure the food was prepared safely due to my allergies. Wim and Mieke have created an amazing romantic destination in Palmetto Florida and we intend to go back for a quiet weekend. As a venue for our wedding as soon as we walked in we were sold - water, nature and a cozy quiet feel that was our dream. All our guests loved the venue and the amazing atmosphere that was created. Thank you Wim and Mieke!!!
Wow! What can I say the venue is breath taking and just full of history. The inn keepers are amazing and their attention Read more...
Wow! What can I say the venue is breath taking and just full of history. The inn keepers are amazing and their attention to detail is beyond words. They looked after all of our guests with the highest regard and care. The food they prepared was amazing - I believe at least a 6 course breakfast all homemade and they went out of their way to ensure the food was prepared safely due to my allergies. Wim and Mieke have created an amazing romantic destination in Palmetto Florida and we intend to go back for a quiet weekend. As a venue for our wedding as soon as we walked in we were sold - water, nature and a cozy quiet feel that was our dream. All our guests loved the venue and the amazing atmosphere that was created. Thank you Wim and Mieke!!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast this past weekend and could not have ever imagined how perfect this venue would be for our wedding! The above and beyond hospitality in which Wim and Mieke provided made us feel as if we were home with family. We rented out the entire B&B for our family to stay with us and were amazed by the warm feeling the house provided and each of its rooms--each was beautifully decorated and immaculately cleaned. Each morning’s breakfast was fresh, homemade and absolutely delicious and served on beautiful china and glass. We couldn’t have imagined the variety served each morning: fresh fruit, bread, homemade yogurt, eggs with all the trimmings, French toast—whatever you wanted they had it! Amazing! And it’s served overlooking the front yard and the Manatee River. My entire family was blown away.
Wim and Mieke did anything they could to help make our wedding go off without any kinks—which it did, thanks to their help! Our wedding guests can’t stop talking about how breath-taking the B&B was. They, too, commented on the comfortable feeling this place provided them.
I encourage anyone to stay here—it will be a stay you will never forget!
We had our wedding at The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast this past weekend and could not have ever imagined how Read more...
We had our wedding at The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast this past weekend and could not have ever imagined how perfect this venue would be for our wedding! The above and beyond hospitality in which Wim and Mieke provided made us feel as if we were home with family. We rented out the entire B&B for our family to stay with us and were amazed by the warm feeling the house provided and each of its rooms--each was beautifully decorated and immaculately cleaned. Each morning’s breakfast was fresh, homemade and absolutely delicious and served on beautiful china and glass. We couldn’t have imagined the variety served each morning: fresh fruit, bread, homemade yogurt, eggs with all the trimmings, French toast—whatever you wanted they had it! Amazing! And it’s served overlooking the front yard and the Manatee River. My entire family was blown away.
Wim and Mieke did anything they could to help make our wedding go off without any kinks—which it did, thanks to their help! Our wedding guests can’t stop talking about how breath-taking the B&B was. They, too, commented on the comfortable feeling this place provided them.
I encourage anyone to stay here—it will be a stay you will never forget! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding weekend at the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast was incredible. We could not have asked for a more beautiful location, more welcoming and accommodating hosts, or a more relaxed stay. Wim and his wife Mieke were both on site when we arrived on Friday afternoon and welcomed my husband and I and our families (we booked the Gold Package which includes all rooms...there are SIX not four as the description here states) with fresh flowers in all of the rooms and champagne for my husband and I. The decor inside and out is superb. It's actually so beautiful that we decided against hiring a florist since there is so much natural beauty. They recently added a reception hall and a back patio which only adds to the ambience of the venue. We had a wedding of approximately 42 guests and it was very comfortable, we very easily could have had another 100 guests (or more) in attendance. Wim set up our ceremony chairs and our reception tables perfectly and were very gracious the whole weekend (we stayed Friday - Sunday...8-10 guests). Wim and Mieke are very hospitable and treat you like family. This place is a steal! Plus, being on the water without having to be on the beach makes for some beautiful photos (we used Dana Helstrom Photography). I have zero complaints and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a waterfront location. I wish I could have stayed longer. I've never felt so comfortable away from home. It truly was perfect.
Our wedding weekend at the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast was incredible. We could not have asked for a more beautiful Read more...
Our wedding weekend at the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast was incredible. We could not have asked for a more beautiful location, more welcoming and accommodating hosts, or a more relaxed stay. Wim and his wife Mieke were both on site when we arrived on Friday afternoon and welcomed my husband and I and our families (we booked the Gold Package which includes all rooms...there are SIX not four as the description here states) with fresh flowers in all of the rooms and champagne for my husband and I. The decor inside and out is superb. It's actually so beautiful that we decided against hiring a florist since there is so much natural beauty. They recently added a reception hall and a back patio which only adds to the ambience of the venue. We had a wedding of approximately 42 guests and it was very comfortable, we very easily could have had another 100 guests (or more) in attendance. Wim set up our ceremony chairs and our reception tables perfectly and were very gracious the whole weekend (we stayed Friday - Sunday...8-10 guests). Wim and Mieke are very hospitable and treat you like family. This place is a steal! Plus, being on the water without having to be on the beach makes for some beautiful photos (we used Dana Helstrom Photography). I have zero complaints and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a waterfront location. I wish I could have stayed longer. I've never felt so comfortable away from home. It truly was perfect. Read less
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Acleary
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I CANNOT say enough AMAZING things about Wim, Meike and the Bed and Breakfast. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and both owners went above and beyond for anything we needed. Anytime I needed to get a hold of Wim, he always replied to my emails very quickly and encouraged me to stop by whenever I wanted. My friends now joke they are mad I got married first because they want to get married there too!
I CANNOT say enough AMAZING things about Wim, Meike and the Bed and Breakfast. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and Read more...
I CANNOT say enough AMAZING things about Wim, Meike and the Bed and Breakfast. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and both owners went above and beyond for anything we needed. Anytime I needed to get a hold of Wim, he always replied to my emails very quickly and encouraged me to stop by whenever I wanted. My friends now joke they are mad I got married first because they want to get married there too! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Wim and Mieke and the Palmetto Bed and Breakfast was so exceptional it has taken me a year to try to find the words to express how truly amazing it was. A year ago my husband and I married here. For us it was a destination wedding and the one thing we knew we wanted was not to get married on a beach or in a ballroom- so the search for a venue was not an easy one. After searching and searching we stumbled across the Palmetto B&B- it was truly answer to prayer. It somehow meet my husband and my vision of a charming backyard wedding, my Father’s vision of an elegant wedding venue, and was handicap accessible to meet the needs of my grandparents (which surprisingly not every venue is). We quickly fell in love with the B&B and with its owners Wim and Mieke and their sweet family. We decided to book the entire B&B for the weekend and were so glad we did.Wim and Mieke are the most gracious hosts you will ever have. They will bend over backwards to make you experience as perfect as possible. Their eye for detail and strives towards perfection are evident in every aspect of the amazing venue.

Marrying facing the water, under an old tree in what feels like your own private front yard was absolutely magical. The whole experience of marrying in the yard and walking around back to the reception created such a sense of intimacy and ease. The reception was equally as beautiful under the glowing string lights and the magical backyard venue, like one of my friends said,“felt like movie set”. My only regret was not staying at the B&B another day- if you can, stay the day before, the night after the event, and the day and evening following. The wedding is such a fast happy blur, you will want more time to absorb the special moment that just happened while relaxing at the beautiful home that Wim and Mieke have created. Every part of our experience staying in and marrying at the Palmetto B&B was beyond anything we could have ever dreamed.
Our experience with Wim and Mieke and the Palmetto Bed and Breakfast was so exceptional it has taken me a year to try to Read more...
Our experience with Wim and Mieke and the Palmetto Bed and Breakfast was so exceptional it has taken me a year to try to find the words to express how truly amazing it was. A year ago my husband and I married here. For us it was a destination wedding and the one thing we knew we wanted was not to get married on a beach or in a ballroom- so the search for a venue was not an easy one. After searching and searching we stumbled across the Palmetto B&B- it was truly answer to prayer. It somehow meet my husband and my vision of a charming backyard wedding, my Father’s vision of an elegant wedding venue, and was handicap accessible to meet the needs of my grandparents (which surprisingly not every venue is). We quickly fell in love with the B&B and with its owners Wim and Mieke and their sweet family. We decided to book the entire B&B for the weekend and were so glad we did.Wim and Mieke are the most gracious hosts you will ever have. They will bend over backwards to make you experience as perfect as possible. Their eye for detail and strives towards perfection are evident in every aspect of the amazing venue.

Marrying facing the water, under an old tree in what feels like your own private front yard was absolutely magical. The whole experience of marrying in the yard and walking around back to the reception created such a sense of intimacy and ease. The reception was equally as beautiful under the glowing string lights and the magical backyard venue, like one of my friends said,“felt like movie set”. My only regret was not staying at the B&B another day- if you can, stay the day before, the night after the event, and the day and evening following. The wedding is such a fast happy blur, you will want more time to absorb the special moment that just happened while relaxing at the beautiful home that Wim and Mieke have created. Every part of our experience staying in and marrying at the Palmetto B&B was beyond anything we could have ever dreamed. Read less
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PALMETTO RIVERSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST responded with the following comments:

Dear Families, .......Waw!....Thank you VERY MUCH for all these kind words. You know, we just do what we really LOVE to do and to receive such kind words from you only makes us want to do more....Thank you for taking your time to sit down and express your feelings. It is true that the longer you stay, the more you can really enjoy this special day and times. Congratulations with your pregnancy and indeed, we would be honored to have you as our guests during the time you visit your family in Florida. With most kindest regards, greetings and kisses to both you and your families.
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Bed & Breakfast provided wedding night accommodations for my daughter and her new husband. They were kind enough to let the groom check-in early and have his groomsman get ready with him there. As they are adding on to this beautiful home there was some question as to whether the requested room would be ready on-time, which it was not, and Wim stepped up to the plate to make it right for the newlyweds! He was even up to greet them when they arrived at 11pm! Thanks Palmetto Bed & Breakfast, see you soon!
Palmetto Bed & Breakfast provided wedding night accommodations for my daughter and her new husband. They were kind enough Read more...
Palmetto Bed & Breakfast provided wedding night accommodations for my daughter and her new husband. They were kind enough to let the groom check-in early and have his groomsman get ready with him there. As they are adding on to this beautiful home there was some question as to whether the requested room would be ready on-time, which it was not, and Wim stepped up to the plate to make it right for the newlyweds! He was even up to greet them when they arrived at 11pm! Thanks Palmetto Bed & Breakfast, see you soon! Read less
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