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Riverdale Manor

Lancaster , PA

LOCATION

62 Pitney Road
Lancaster, PA US 17602 (map)
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ABOUT US

Historic Riverdale Manor is a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate conferences, special events as well as galas.

The fully restored 19th century... Read more
Historic Riverdale Manor is a perfect setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate conferences, special events as well as galas.

The fully restored 19th century farmhouse welcomes guests to our secluded property. The bridal party can arrive early and get dressed here in separate suites for the bride and groom. The rustic yet modern ballroom accommodates up to 200 guests for dinner. Our year round pavilion is a delightful setting for winter weddings or for dancing the night away in the summer. The sweep of lawns shaded by ancient trees along the Conestoga River makes for a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony and photographs. Adjoining outdoor terraces with river vistas are available for cocktails and hors d' oeuvres.

Ample parking, easy access to Routes 30, 462, 283 and 222 and close proximity to hotels make Riverdale Manor an event destination. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2006
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm / Barn, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
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?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1300
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
65
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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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Jessie
Wedding:
12/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Troy is amazing and quite accommodating to my needs from hundreds of miles away to help plan my special day with very little time.
Troy is amazing and quite accommodating to my needs from hundreds of miles away to help plan my special day with very Read more...
Troy is amazing and quite accommodating to my needs from hundreds of miles away to help plan my special day with very little time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. Our wedding coordinator, Maureen, and her assistant Kate were absolutely incredible. The entire day went off without a hitch and I was never worried about anything. I had a very specific vision for the reception and Maureen nailed it. Everything was perfect down to the last detail. It was everything I wanted. The venue is gorgeous, the food was delicious, and we've received so many compliments on what fun everyone had. I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else to marry the love of my life. I highly recommend Riverdale to anyone!
Riverdale Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. Our wedding coordinator, Maureen, and her assistant Kate were Read more...
Riverdale Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. Our wedding coordinator, Maureen, and her assistant Kate were absolutely incredible. The entire day went off without a hitch and I was never worried about anything. I had a very specific vision for the reception and Maureen nailed it. Everything was perfect down to the last detail. It was everything I wanted. The venue is gorgeous, the food was delicious, and we've received so many compliments on what fun everyone had. I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else to marry the love of my life. I highly recommend Riverdale to anyone! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor made wedding planning a breeze! We worked with Monica and she was incredibly helpful with every aspect of wedding planning. She allowed me to ask tons of questions and always was very quick with her responses. Riverdale was incredibly flexible and made us feel like we were the only couple they were working with. On our wedding day, Monica was extremely helpful with maintaining the flow of the whole evening. The staff was very professional and all of our guests spoke very highly of everyone who helped them. The food was UNBELIEVABLE! Overall, I would highly recommend using Riverdale Manor! We wouldn't have changed a thing :)
Riverdale Manor made wedding planning a breeze! We worked with Monica and she was incredibly helpful with every aspect of Read more...
Riverdale Manor made wedding planning a breeze! We worked with Monica and she was incredibly helpful with every aspect of wedding planning. She allowed me to ask tons of questions and always was very quick with her responses. Riverdale was incredibly flexible and made us feel like we were the only couple they were working with. On our wedding day, Monica was extremely helpful with maintaining the flow of the whole evening. The staff was very professional and all of our guests spoke very highly of everyone who helped them. The food was UNBELIEVABLE! Overall, I would highly recommend using Riverdale Manor! We wouldn't have changed a thing :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor is an amazing venue and my husband and I are so happy we chose to have our wedding and reception there. When looking for a venue, we knew we wanted to have the ceremony outside, but we also worried about rain. Riverdale was the best option for us because it has a beautiful pavilion. If it rained, we knew we would still be able to have a lovely outdoor ceremony.
Riverdale is a beautiful place, and Maureen (our planner) was extremely helpful, quick to respond, and friendly as we were planning for the big day. My husband and I felt extremely secure knowing that she would be "in charge" during the wedding.
Our wedding went extremely smoothly and we had no hiccups or last minute questions. We were able to truly enjoy the day and be present in the moment because we knew the Riverdale staff was taking care of all the details and timeline behind the scenes.
The venue is beautiful, food is great, and overall this is a wonderful place to celebrate your marriage.
Riverdale Manor is an amazing venue and my husband and I are so happy we chose to have our wedding and reception there. Read more...
Riverdale Manor is an amazing venue and my husband and I are so happy we chose to have our wedding and reception there. When looking for a venue, we knew we wanted to have the ceremony outside, but we also worried about rain. Riverdale was the best option for us because it has a beautiful pavilion. If it rained, we knew we would still be able to have a lovely outdoor ceremony.
Riverdale is a beautiful place, and Maureen (our planner) was extremely helpful, quick to respond, and friendly as we were planning for the big day. My husband and I felt extremely secure knowing that she would be "in charge" during the wedding.
Our wedding went extremely smoothly and we had no hiccups or last minute questions. We were able to truly enjoy the day and be present in the moment because we knew the Riverdale staff was taking care of all the details and timeline behind the scenes.
The venue is beautiful, food is great, and overall this is a wonderful place to celebrate your marriage. Read less
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jwhaley14
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor and their great staff helped give us the wedding of our dreams. From the time we signed our contract two years ago up until the day of the wedding, Maureen was beyond attentive to all our needs and questions and kept us on schedule to make sure the wedding day went as smoothly as possible. The wealth of knowledge Maureen and the whole staff has on the process is amazing and makes what could be a stressful process a little less so. In addition to the staff, the buildings and grounds are impeccably kept and make for a wonderful backdrop for your big day. Also, their in house caterer, Thyme & Seasons Catering, makes wonderful food. You definitely won't go hungry and everything, from appetizers to the main course, is delicious and beautifully presented. I really could write a book on how amazing Riverdale Manor is, but if you even visit, that will be clear to you. Thank you to Maureen and the staff for making our day so special and perfect!! We would highly, highly recommend Riverdale to anyone and everyone for their wedding venue needs!! :)
Riverdale Manor and their great staff helped give us the wedding of our dreams. From the time we signed our contract two Read more...
Riverdale Manor and their great staff helped give us the wedding of our dreams. From the time we signed our contract two years ago up until the day of the wedding, Maureen was beyond attentive to all our needs and questions and kept us on schedule to make sure the wedding day went as smoothly as possible. The wealth of knowledge Maureen and the whole staff has on the process is amazing and makes what could be a stressful process a little less so. In addition to the staff, the buildings and grounds are impeccably kept and make for a wonderful backdrop for your big day. Also, their in house caterer, Thyme & Seasons Catering, makes wonderful food. You definitely won't go hungry and everything, from appetizers to the main course, is delicious and beautifully presented. I really could write a book on how amazing Riverdale Manor is, but if you even visit, that will be clear to you. Thank you to Maureen and the staff for making our day so special and perfect!! We would highly, highly recommend Riverdale to anyone and everyone for their wedding venue needs!! :) Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My overall experience with Riverdale Manor was very good. When looking at some of the reviews I was a little scared, but the place is beautiful and they were more affordable than a lot of other sites we considered. Our planner was Maureen. Sometimes she seemed a little rushed, both in face to face meetings and e-mails (she sent me incorrect items sometimes). However, I never felt that she was being rude or inappropriate and she was quick to correct any mistakes in documents. Riverdale does have a lot of rules, but rest assured, it is because they know what they are doing. I did not feel that any of them were out of line. They are in place to protect you, your guests, and Riverdale's property. On the day of the rehearsal/dropping off non-perishables, we were running late and I was very frazzled. Maureen was very understanding and helped calm me down. Her and the officiant were able to run through the plan with time left over. Also, when we dropped off our centerpieces and decorations, Maureen realized they were more complicated than most of her clients so she allowed us to come in a little earlier the day of to get everything set up, which was a huge relief. The day of ran super smoothly. I was not aware of any issues, the decorations looked great, the ceremony went well, and the reception was a blast! Maureen and her assistant checked in a few times and they were very friendly and helped guide us when we weren't sure what to do next. I never felt like either of them were rude or condescending.

If you're thinking of choosing Riverdale, don't let the bad reviews scare you off. Keep in mind the rules are there for good reason and they know what they are doing.
My overall experience with Riverdale Manor was very good. When looking at some of the reviews I was a little scared, but Read more...
My overall experience with Riverdale Manor was very good. When looking at some of the reviews I was a little scared, but the place is beautiful and they were more affordable than a lot of other sites we considered. Our planner was Maureen. Sometimes she seemed a little rushed, both in face to face meetings and e-mails (she sent me incorrect items sometimes). However, I never felt that she was being rude or inappropriate and she was quick to correct any mistakes in documents. Riverdale does have a lot of rules, but rest assured, it is because they know what they are doing. I did not feel that any of them were out of line. They are in place to protect you, your guests, and Riverdale's property. On the day of the rehearsal/dropping off non-perishables, we were running late and I was very frazzled. Maureen was very understanding and helped calm me down. Her and the officiant were able to run through the plan with time left over. Also, when we dropped off our centerpieces and decorations, Maureen realized they were more complicated than most of her clients so she allowed us to come in a little earlier the day of to get everything set up, which was a huge relief. The day of ran super smoothly. I was not aware of any issues, the decorations looked great, the ceremony went well, and the reception was a blast! Maureen and her assistant checked in a few times and they were very friendly and helped guide us when we weren't sure what to do next. I never felt like either of them were rude or condescending.

If you're thinking of choosing Riverdale, don't let the bad reviews scare you off. Keep in mind the rules are there for good reason and they know what they are doing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Riverdale was truly everything I had imagined and more since I was a little girl. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking- no matter what time of year. I booked Riverdale Manor in August of 2013, (everything was in full bloom) and I was nervous that my March wedding would not provide the same beautiful landscape. I was so very wrong. Every season has its own beauty in this paradise- and I wouldn't have had mine any other way.

The food was amazing- all of our friends and family raved about it. (I come from a big Italian family from the NYC area- so food is VERY important to us and we are sometimes hard to please!) The staff was incredibly accomodating and made sure both my husband and I were catered to throughout the day. Maureen was very easy to work with through the planning process and answered all of my questions in a timely manner.

Our wedding day was gorgeous- one we will treasure for the rest of our lives. I can't thank Maureen and the staff at Riverdale Manor, (and my parents, of course!) for providing us with our dream day.
Our wedding at Riverdale was truly everything I had imagined and more since I was a little girl. The grounds are Read more...
Our wedding at Riverdale was truly everything I had imagined and more since I was a little girl. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking- no matter what time of year. I booked Riverdale Manor in August of 2013, (everything was in full bloom) and I was nervous that my March wedding would not provide the same beautiful landscape. I was so very wrong. Every season has its own beauty in this paradise- and I wouldn't have had mine any other way.

The food was amazing- all of our friends and family raved about it. (I come from a big Italian family from the NYC area- so food is VERY important to us and we are sometimes hard to please!) The staff was incredibly accomodating and made sure both my husband and I were catered to throughout the day. Maureen was very easy to work with through the planning process and answered all of my questions in a timely manner.

Our wedding day was gorgeous- one we will treasure for the rest of our lives. I can't thank Maureen and the staff at Riverdale Manor, (and my parents, of course!) for providing us with our dream day. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Monica and the entire staff at Riverdale was amazing from the very beginning. We only viewed Riverdale and after the first meeting we feel in love. I would highly recommend then for your wedding venue! They are great at making sure it's your perfect day! I didn't have to worry about anything on my wedding day! They made sure that everyone was taken care of and that we were happy! Monica was always available if I had a question or concern and she quickly reassured me everything was okay! Our wedding day was perfect and in large part due to Monica and the Riverdale staff! I certainly can't forget to comment on the food because it was absolutely amazing. We received so many compliments regard how good the food was for a wedding. Everyone said they would have ordered it at a 5 star restaurant!

Thanks again for everything Monica! You were amazing!

Again, if you are looking for the perfect wedding venue Riverdale Manor is by far the only option available! :)
Monica and the entire staff at Riverdale was amazing from the very beginning. We only viewed Riverdale and after the first Read more...
Monica and the entire staff at Riverdale was amazing from the very beginning. We only viewed Riverdale and after the first meeting we feel in love. I would highly recommend then for your wedding venue! They are great at making sure it's your perfect day! I didn't have to worry about anything on my wedding day! They made sure that everyone was taken care of and that we were happy! Monica was always available if I had a question or concern and she quickly reassured me everything was okay! Our wedding day was perfect and in large part due to Monica and the Riverdale staff! I certainly can't forget to comment on the food because it was absolutely amazing. We received so many compliments regard how good the food was for a wedding. Everyone said they would have ordered it at a 5 star restaurant!

Thanks again for everything Monica! You were amazing!

Again, if you are looking for the perfect wedding venue Riverdale Manor is by far the only option available! :) Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for our wedding. Maureen does a wonderful job to help coordinate everything and make sure your day is taken care of with minimal stress. She recommends wonderful vendors that was used, who were all perfect. Not to mention, the ceremony and reception space is absolutely beautiful. We had so many compliments from people, and the food was to die for! Couldn't ask for a better place to get married.
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for our wedding. Maureen does a wonderful job to help coordinate everything and make Read more...
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for our wedding. Maureen does a wonderful job to help coordinate everything and make sure your day is taken care of with minimal stress. She recommends wonderful vendors that was used, who were all perfect. Not to mention, the ceremony and reception space is absolutely beautiful. We had so many compliments from people, and the food was to die for! Couldn't ask for a better place to get married. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my reception at Riverdale Manor in December of 2013, and I can not say enough great things about it. I have had so many compliments from my guests about how gorgeous the venue was. Monica and the rest of the staff were amazingly helpful and incredibly professional. I can honestly say that I didn't have one complaint, it was a perfect day!
I had my reception at Riverdale Manor in December of 2013, and I can not say enough great things about it. I have had so Read more...
I had my reception at Riverdale Manor in December of 2013, and I can not say enough great things about it. I have had so many compliments from my guests about how gorgeous the venue was. Monica and the rest of the staff were amazingly helpful and incredibly professional. I can honestly say that I didn't have one complaint, it was a perfect day! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
11/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome venue! Many compliments from all of our guests! Troy made the planning of my daughter's wedding less stressful and I felt like I could relax because I knew Troy would put all the pieces together for us. Beautiful and wonderful team to work with.
Awesome venue! Many compliments from all of our guests! Troy made the planning of my daughter's wedding less stressful and Read more...
Awesome venue! Many compliments from all of our guests! Troy made the planning of my daughter's wedding less stressful and I felt like I could relax because I knew Troy would put all the pieces together for us. Beautiful and wonderful team to work with. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful venue! Monica and her team did a fantastic job making sure that everything ran smoothly and they took care of so many details the day of, alleviating a lot of pressure for me. The food was great and we cot so many compliments from our guests about both the food and the venue.
Wonderful venue! Monica and her team did a fantastic job making sure that everything ran smoothly and they took care of so Read more...
Wonderful venue! Monica and her team did a fantastic job making sure that everything ran smoothly and they took care of so many details the day of, alleviating a lot of pressure for me. The food was great and we cot so many compliments from our guests about both the food and the venue. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Riverdale is the most beautiful wedding venue you will ever see. I was always more excited to be married than to actually have the wedding, but when I found Riverdale I couldn't help but become a very excited bride to be! Monica, our wedding planner, was beyond helpful in every way. She was easy to reach and always provided me with answers to our long lists of questions. The entire staff at Riverdale was incredibly nice, professional, and helpful. Their catering is amazing and everyone loved our food! Thank you Riverdale! -Chelsea
Riverdale is the most beautiful wedding venue you will ever see. I was always more excited to be married than to actually Read more...
Riverdale is the most beautiful wedding venue you will ever see. I was always more excited to be married than to actually have the wedding, but when I found Riverdale I couldn't help but become a very excited bride to be! Monica, our wedding planner, was beyond helpful in every way. She was easy to reach and always provided me with answers to our long lists of questions. The entire staff at Riverdale was incredibly nice, professional, and helpful. Their catering is amazing and everyone loved our food! Thank you Riverdale! -Chelsea Read less
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Adea
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Troy and the staff at Riverdale were AWESOME!!!! Troy was kind, helpful and patient during our entire planning process. All we had to do was make a few simple choices and drop off our wedding decorations and the staff turned their venue into a beautiful oasis. When the rain washed out our original wedding location, the owner immediately called me with other outdoor locations to ensure that I was able to have my dream wedding. It was also a great bonus to get a momento of Riverdale as a thank you gift. Thank you Troy!!!
Troy and the staff at Riverdale were AWESOME!!!! Troy was kind, helpful and patient during our entire planning process. Read more...
Troy and the staff at Riverdale were AWESOME!!!! Troy was kind, helpful and patient during our entire planning process. All we had to do was make a few simple choices and drop off our wedding decorations and the staff turned their venue into a beautiful oasis. When the rain washed out our original wedding location, the owner immediately called me with other outdoor locations to ensure that I was able to have my dream wedding. It was also a great bonus to get a momento of Riverdale as a thank you gift. Thank you Troy!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor made our wedding day perfect! My husband and I did not have to worry about anything all day. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful Riverdale Manor was. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking for pictures! They have so many options when it comes to ceremony location and menu choices. I would recommend Riverdale Manor to anyone who wants to enjoy their wedding without having to worry about all of the details.
Riverdale Manor made our wedding day perfect! My husband and I did not have to worry about anything all day. Our guests Read more...
Riverdale Manor made our wedding day perfect! My husband and I did not have to worry about anything all day. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful Riverdale Manor was. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking for pictures! They have so many options when it comes to ceremony location and menu choices. I would recommend Riverdale Manor to anyone who wants to enjoy their wedding without having to worry about all of the details. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I recommend Riverdale Manor to the fullest extent possible! My fiancée and I got married there a month ago and we still can't stop talking about how perfect the day was. The grounds are stunning, the food is delicious, and THE STAFF was just tremendous at every turn. Maureen, the owner, did the day-of coordination for our event and she now stands as superhuman in my eyes. I've always wished for the ability to be in several different places at once--don't we all?--but Maureen somehow made that a reality, and did so with a contagiously Zen demeanor and humorous disposition the entire time. She truly went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went off without a hitch. She shared her expertise with bustling trains, pinning boutonnieres, wrangling vendors and family members -- all things that one shouldn't expect of their wedding coordinator, but which she went above and beyond to do without being asked. Whenever I needed something, I didn't even need to call for her--she was already there by my side, anticipating what I would need next! The catering staff were also just wonderful -- attentive, cheerful, and so incredibly helpful in every possible way. It takes a truly special establishment to create the kind of personal, beautiful, thoughtfully managed events that Riverdale does, and they have nailed this art down to perfection. I promise that if you decide to hold your wedding or other event here at Riverdale, you'll be delighted with your decision.
I recommend Riverdale Manor to the fullest extent possible! My fiancée and I got married there a month ago and we still Read more...
I recommend Riverdale Manor to the fullest extent possible! My fiancée and I got married there a month ago and we still can't stop talking about how perfect the day was. The grounds are stunning, the food is delicious, and THE STAFF was just tremendous at every turn. Maureen, the owner, did the day-of coordination for our event and she now stands as superhuman in my eyes. I've always wished for the ability to be in several different places at once--don't we all?--but Maureen somehow made that a reality, and did so with a contagiously Zen demeanor and humorous disposition the entire time. She truly went above and beyond to make sure our wedding went off without a hitch. She shared her expertise with bustling trains, pinning boutonnieres, wrangling vendors and family members -- all things that one shouldn't expect of their wedding coordinator, but which she went above and beyond to do without being asked. Whenever I needed something, I didn't even need to call for her--she was already there by my side, anticipating what I would need next! The catering staff were also just wonderful -- attentive, cheerful, and so incredibly helpful in every possible way. It takes a truly special establishment to create the kind of personal, beautiful, thoughtfully managed events that Riverdale does, and they have nailed this art down to perfection. I promise that if you decide to hold your wedding or other event here at Riverdale, you'll be delighted with your decision. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor was simply perfect for our summer wedding! My husband and I got married in August of 2013. We worked with Monica for almost a year and a half. Monica was so helpful and just wonderful to work with! She was always very quick to respond to our questions, and she was always very professional. Because of her careful planning and attention to details, the day of our wedding (in my opinion) ran very smoothly! Monica made very helpful suggestions throughout the planning process, and my husband and I are very happy that we listened!

The venue itself is gorgeous. We could not ask for a better (more beautiful) backdrop for our wedding. It was everything that we were looking for in a venue! It was beautiful and the staff is so helpful and professional. It was definitely worth every penny!

Lastly, the food! We got a lot of compliments about the food! My husband and I personally loved everything we ate, and we have heard from so many of our guests that their meals were some of the best they've had at a wedding!

I would definitely recommend this vendor to anyone looking to get married in the Lancaster area!
Riverdale Manor was simply perfect for our summer wedding! My husband and I got married in August of 2013. We worked with Read more...
Riverdale Manor was simply perfect for our summer wedding! My husband and I got married in August of 2013. We worked with Monica for almost a year and a half. Monica was so helpful and just wonderful to work with! She was always very quick to respond to our questions, and she was always very professional. Because of her careful planning and attention to details, the day of our wedding (in my opinion) ran very smoothly! Monica made very helpful suggestions throughout the planning process, and my husband and I are very happy that we listened!

The venue itself is gorgeous. We could not ask for a better (more beautiful) backdrop for our wedding. It was everything that we were looking for in a venue! It was beautiful and the staff is so helpful and professional. It was definitely worth every penny!

Lastly, the food! We got a lot of compliments about the food! My husband and I personally loved everything we ate, and we have heard from so many of our guests that their meals were some of the best they've had at a wedding!

I would definitely recommend this vendor to anyone looking to get married in the Lancaster area! Read less
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Lydia
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We visited 7 venues before going to Riverdale Manor, and me and my now husband knew automatically it was the one. It is beautiful, and it has the rustic feel we were going for. We worked with Monica, and I could not have asked for a better coordinator. She was always calm and organized. She kept our planning on track and made our wedding smooth and organized. Several people told us the wedding was "flawless" and I know this is thanks to Monica and the staff. At the wedding, the staff was professional and went above and beyond to make sure guests (and us!) had everything they needed. I would recommend Riverdale to my family and close friends. I wish we could do it all again!
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We visited 7 venues before going to Riverdale Manor, and me and my now husband knew automatically it was the one. It is beautiful, and it has the rustic feel we were going for. We worked with Monica, and I could not have asked for a better coordinator. She was always calm and organized. She kept our planning on track and made our wedding smooth and organized. Several people told us the wedding was "flawless" and I know this is thanks to Monica and the staff. At the wedding, the staff was professional and went above and beyond to make sure guests (and us!) had everything they needed. I would recommend Riverdale to my family and close friends. I wish we could do it all again! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at Rivedale were amazing to work with. They made sure everything was done with class and professionalism. Many of my guests said the staff was wonderful and they appreciated being treated so kind. They were very helpful in choosing the many different things when it comes to a wedding. They were not pushy at all. They allowed me to take my time with decisions and were flexible. We had the pleasure of working with Troy specifically and he did an amazing job. He was there to make sure the ceremony went off without a hitch and he communicated to everyone where to go and who needed to do what. I did nothing on my wedding day but get ready and celebrate. They are very knowledgeable about the current trends in the wedding industry which I appreciated. There was not detail too small. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Thank you for making it an amazing day!
Amanda and Matthew
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The staff at Rivedale were amazing to work with. They made sure everything was done with class and professionalism. Many of my guests said the staff was wonderful and they appreciated being treated so kind. They were very helpful in choosing the many different things when it comes to a wedding. They were not pushy at all. They allowed me to take my time with decisions and were flexible. We had the pleasure of working with Troy specifically and he did an amazing job. He was there to make sure the ceremony went off without a hitch and he communicated to everyone where to go and who needed to do what. I did nothing on my wedding day but get ready and celebrate. They are very knowledgeable about the current trends in the wedding industry which I appreciated. There was not detail too small. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
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Lilly
Wedding:
7/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff at Riverdale Manor is terrific. Many of our guests told us that we has the most beautiful and fun wedding that they had ever been to. The food was spectacular! We (the bride and groom) felt very taken care of and there was always someone there to assist with whatever we needed. We could not recommend Riverdale any higher! It was a perfect day!
The staff at Riverdale Manor is terrific. Many of our guests told us that we has the most beautiful and fun wedding that Read more...
The staff at Riverdale Manor is terrific. Many of our guests told us that we has the most beautiful and fun wedding that they had ever been to. The food was spectacular! We (the bride and groom) felt very taken care of and there was always someone there to assist with whatever we needed. We could not recommend Riverdale any higher! It was a perfect day! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Monica was fantastic! Everything was beautiful and went perfectly! I couldn't have asked for a better wedding. And I didn't even have to lift a finger!
Monica was fantastic! Everything was beautiful and went perfectly! I couldn't have asked for a better wedding. And I Read more...
Monica was fantastic! Everything was beautiful and went perfectly! I couldn't have asked for a better wedding. And I didn't even have to lift a finger! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The venue is beautiful and does a wonderful job of working with the weather to make the event memorable.
The venue is beautiful and does a wonderful job of working with the weather to make the event memorable.
The venue is beautiful and does a wonderful job of working with the weather to make the event memorable. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
As we walked in we knew this was the place. The venue is breathtaking. Troy helped us from beginning to end. He was amazing and great to work with. T
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As we walked in we knew this was the place. The venue is breathtaking. Troy helped us from beginning to end. He was amazing and great to work with. T Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor really delivered a dream wedding to my husband and me. Troy, our coordinator, was like an old friend from the start; always answering even the silliest of questions. He is such an asset to Riverdale Manor. The planning process was clearly explained from the get-go and we were always 100% aware of what was expected from us. Riverdale is also the most beautiful year-round wedding venue I've ever seen. For our spring wedding everything was so green and lush; it really was like a dream come true. The bridal suites were perfect for getting ready, and the ballroom has plenty of space for many tables and tons of dancing! And let's not forget the food - it is AMAZING! I highly recommend getting the dessert bar! If you're interested in this venue, make sure you contact them well in advance since they book up fast but I can absolutely see why!! Amazing in every way.
Riverdale Manor really delivered a dream wedding to my husband and me. Troy, our coordinator, was like an old friend from Read more...
Riverdale Manor really delivered a dream wedding to my husband and me. Troy, our coordinator, was like an old friend from the start; always answering even the silliest of questions. He is such an asset to Riverdale Manor. The planning process was clearly explained from the get-go and we were always 100% aware of what was expected from us. Riverdale is also the most beautiful year-round wedding venue I've ever seen. For our spring wedding everything was so green and lush; it really was like a dream come true. The bridal suites were perfect for getting ready, and the ballroom has plenty of space for many tables and tons of dancing! And let's not forget the food - it is AMAZING! I highly recommend getting the dessert bar! If you're interested in this venue, make sure you contact them well in advance since they book up fast but I can absolutely see why!! Amazing in every way. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
4/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with Riverdale Manor about five minutes into our first visit. The grounds are beautiful. The ballroom is bright and spacious. The pavilion is the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. We met with Troy, who gave us a grand tour and explained the menu and what a wedding at Riverdale would cost. We knew before leaving that this was our place! Troy was AMAZING throughout the planning process. He responded promptly to emails, offered helpful suggestions, and squashed any potential complications before the wedding day. As a bride, I fully expected to hit some snags on the day of our wedding; Riverdale did not let snags happen! Things went smoothly from start to finish, and several of our guests came up to tell us that ours was the best wedding they had ever attended. This simply would not have been possible without Riverdale, Troy, and his assistant, Ashley. They kept us on a timeline, were kind to our guests, and fully took care of us in the process. The food from their in-house caterer, Thyme & Seasons, is fantastic! We opted for stations, and almost all of our guests went up for seconds. The servers and bartenders went above and beyond our expectations. Overall, it was a phenomenal experience. If Riverdale Manor is in your budget, book it! You won't regret it!
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We fell in love with Riverdale Manor about five minutes into our first visit. The grounds are beautiful. The ballroom is bright and spacious. The pavilion is the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. We met with Troy, who gave us a grand tour and explained the menu and what a wedding at Riverdale would cost. We knew before leaving that this was our place! Troy was AMAZING throughout the planning process. He responded promptly to emails, offered helpful suggestions, and squashed any potential complications before the wedding day. As a bride, I fully expected to hit some snags on the day of our wedding; Riverdale did not let snags happen! Things went smoothly from start to finish, and several of our guests came up to tell us that ours was the best wedding they had ever attended. This simply would not have been possible without Riverdale, Troy, and his assistant, Ashley. They kept us on a timeline, were kind to our guests, and fully took care of us in the process. The food from their in-house caterer, Thyme & Seasons, is fantastic! We opted for stations, and almost all of our guests went up for seconds. The servers and bartenders went above and beyond our expectations. Overall, it was a phenomenal experience. If Riverdale Manor is in your budget, book it! You won't regret it! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I do not think my husband and I could have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding day!! We worked with Monica throughout all the planning. Monica was such a pleasure to work with and made the journey to the day and the flow of the actual day run very smoothly!!
It is a gorgeous venue that is very well taken care of. Many guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. We had both our ceremony and reception at Riverdale Manor. We used the pavilion for our ceremony and some outside space for the cocktail hour, and the ballroom for our reception. Thyme and Seasons is the in house caterer you use at the venue.
The day went off without a hitch. Monica and her fabulous team kept everything running on time and running smoothly.
We loved how we got to take the leftover food home after the reception, as we have heard many other people not being able to do this. The food was delicious!
We also loved our wedding present from the venue, an ornament of Riverdale Manor that we can treasure for many years to come.
Riverdale Manor allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams. It was everything we dreamed of and more. I would highly recommend this to anyone!!
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I do not think my husband and I could have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding day!! We worked with Monica throughout all the planning. Monica was such a pleasure to work with and made the journey to the day and the flow of the actual day run very smoothly!!
It is a gorgeous venue that is very well taken care of. Many guests commented on how beautiful the venue was. We had both our ceremony and reception at Riverdale Manor. We used the pavilion for our ceremony and some outside space for the cocktail hour, and the ballroom for our reception. Thyme and Seasons is the in house caterer you use at the venue.
The day went off without a hitch. Monica and her fabulous team kept everything running on time and running smoothly.
We loved how we got to take the leftover food home after the reception, as we have heard many other people not being able to do this. The food was delicious!
We also loved our wedding present from the venue, an ornament of Riverdale Manor that we can treasure for many years to come.
Riverdale Manor allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams. It was everything we dreamed of and more. I would highly recommend this to anyone!! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for our wedding. I truly had my dream wedding and a lot of that is thanks to Maureen for her exceptional organization skills and ability to make weddings run smoothly like the true professional that she is. She kept everything going smoothly and flawlessly during the day. She checked in with us and made us feel so taken care of.

The property at Riverdale is beautiful for taking pictures, and relaxing for guests. The farmhouse was fun to get ready in, and having everything at one location made the whole day so much more relaxing and enjoyable. The pavilion is beautiful and so is the ballroom. I loved that we didn't have to assign people to take coats, give out programs, direct cars, etc - everything was taken care of for us. Maureen gave great expert advice that helped me in my planning process, and was just a fun person to work with. She patiently answered questions leading up to the big day, and helped to make rehearsal easy. I've been in other weddings and have to say our rehearsal at Riverdale and our wedding day were so smooth and stress-free compared to others I've been in or at.

I have zero complaints about Riverdale - it is beautiful and they take care of you like family!
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for our wedding. I truly had my dream wedding and a lot of that is thanks to Maureen Read more...
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for our wedding. I truly had my dream wedding and a lot of that is thanks to Maureen for her exceptional organization skills and ability to make weddings run smoothly like the true professional that she is. She kept everything going smoothly and flawlessly during the day. She checked in with us and made us feel so taken care of.

The property at Riverdale is beautiful for taking pictures, and relaxing for guests. The farmhouse was fun to get ready in, and having everything at one location made the whole day so much more relaxing and enjoyable. The pavilion is beautiful and so is the ballroom. I loved that we didn't have to assign people to take coats, give out programs, direct cars, etc - everything was taken care of for us. Maureen gave great expert advice that helped me in my planning process, and was just a fun person to work with. She patiently answered questions leading up to the big day, and helped to make rehearsal easy. I've been in other weddings and have to say our rehearsal at Riverdale and our wedding day were so smooth and stress-free compared to others I've been in or at.

I have zero complaints about Riverdale - it is beautiful and they take care of you like family! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
12/28/2012
5.0/5.0
SPECTACULAR! The venue is absolutely breath-taking, more beautiful than I even imagined! The wedding coordinator that we were provided is organized, precise, meticulous, wonderful, available, and made me feel like mine was the only and most important wedding he was planning! Riverdale Manor was by far the best choice in venue we could have ever made! I feel so blessed to have been able to have my wedding there! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL! I could NOT write a better review about this place!
SPECTACULAR! The venue is absolutely breath-taking, more beautiful than I even imagined! The wedding coordinator that we Read more...
SPECTACULAR! The venue is absolutely breath-taking, more beautiful than I even imagined! The wedding coordinator that we were provided is organized, precise, meticulous, wonderful, available, and made me feel like mine was the only and most important wedding he was planning! Riverdale Manor was by far the best choice in venue we could have ever made! I feel so blessed to have been able to have my wedding there! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL WONDERFUL! I could NOT write a better review about this place! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved our experience with Riverdale Manor. It is a breathtaking venue. We worked with Monica as our wedding coordinator. She was extremely helpful and attentive. She was with us on our wedding day making sure everything went smoothly. She was receptive to all of our requests, made herself available throughout all of the planning and was always responsive. All of our guests had a great time and we are still talking about what a great night it was. Riverdale Manor has a large, varied menu and you can pick and choose everything individually rather than choose a package deal--which we really loved. And the venue is so private, they host only one event at a time.
We loved our experience with Riverdale Manor. It is a breathtaking venue. We worked with Monica as our wedding Read more...
We loved our experience with Riverdale Manor. It is a breathtaking venue. We worked with Monica as our wedding coordinator. She was extremely helpful and attentive. She was with us on our wedding day making sure everything went smoothly. She was receptive to all of our requests, made herself available throughout all of the planning and was always responsive. All of our guests had a great time and we are still talking about what a great night it was. Riverdale Manor has a large, varied menu and you can pick and choose everything individually rather than choose a package deal--which we really loved. And the venue is so private, they host only one event at a time. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I fell in love with Riverdale Manor before I was even engaged! My husband and I had been talking about getting married and he was very worried about the budget. So I started looking for a place the would execute on my "vision" but stay within his budget! He has also joked that he wanted to go fishing while he was waiting for me to get dressed. Since we both enjoyed fishing and the water, I added a requirement that the place must be near a major body of water.
After months of searching the Philadelphia and Lancaster area I finally stumbled upon the Riverdale wedsite. It looked entirely too good to be true! It was on a beautiful river, the Conestoga, which we had actually fished, it looked absolutely amazing and even had great areas for us to get ready in, it was known for having great food (quite key for two foodies) and it even had different options to help us stay in budget.
I convinced my husband to take a look with me, even though I still didn't even have an engagement ring! He fell for Riverdale too and I knew it would be the place we got married. A year later we showed back up, engaged and ready to get the process started. Monica was ready and waiting for us and started to take us through the process. After we picked a date, we were still 18 months out, but I was full of questions since I was trying to plan my wedding myself. Throughout the entire time, Monica was always just an email away with lots of great info and recommendations.
As the time got nearer I had even more questions and real concerns, like a guest list that kept constantly changing! But Monica kept helping me the entire time. Finally the big day arrived and it was more than anything I had dreamed of. I simply showed up and enjoyed the beautiful day Monica and her staff had created. They handled all the other vendors that day, the timing of everything, all the guests concerns, etc. Before I could even think of questions, they were checking on me and staying 10 steps ahead.
I received numerous compliments on the venue, the food, the staff and the entire day. I am confident I could have never pulled it off without Monica's help and all the great resources the Riverdale had to offer!
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I fell in love with Riverdale Manor before I was even engaged! My husband and I had been talking about getting married and he was very worried about the budget. So I started looking for a place the would execute on my "vision" but stay within his budget! He has also joked that he wanted to go fishing while he was waiting for me to get dressed. Since we both enjoyed fishing and the water, I added a requirement that the place must be near a major body of water.
After months of searching the Philadelphia and Lancaster area I finally stumbled upon the Riverdale wedsite. It looked entirely too good to be true! It was on a beautiful river, the Conestoga, which we had actually fished, it looked absolutely amazing and even had great areas for us to get ready in, it was known for having great food (quite key for two foodies) and it even had different options to help us stay in budget.
I convinced my husband to take a look with me, even though I still didn't even have an engagement ring! He fell for Riverdale too and I knew it would be the place we got married. A year later we showed back up, engaged and ready to get the process started. Monica was ready and waiting for us and started to take us through the process. After we picked a date, we were still 18 months out, but I was full of questions since I was trying to plan my wedding myself. Throughout the entire time, Monica was always just an email away with lots of great info and recommendations.
As the time got nearer I had even more questions and real concerns, like a guest list that kept constantly changing! But Monica kept helping me the entire time. Finally the big day arrived and it was more than anything I had dreamed of. I simply showed up and enjoyed the beautiful day Monica and her staff had created. They handled all the other vendors that day, the timing of everything, all the guests concerns, etc. Before I could even think of questions, they were checking on me and staying 10 steps ahead.
I received numerous compliments on the venue, the food, the staff and the entire day. I am confident I could have never pulled it off without Monica's help and all the great resources the Riverdale had to offer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful venue, food was outstanding, service exceptional and the coordinatory Troy was wonderful to work with. I have already recommended Riverdale Manor.
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Absolutely beautiful venue, food was outstanding, service exceptional and the coordinatory Troy was wonderful to work with. I have already recommended Riverdale Manor. Read less
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Steph
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The Riverdale Manor, Troy, and staff are a dream come true! The venue is breathtaking - from the grounds, to the pavilion, reception room, and even farmhouse. There are flowers all over the grounds, a beautiful river view and lots of room for guests to spread out. The main reason I choose Riverdale was the plan B for the threat of rain on an outdoor wedding. They have a big wooden pavilion for in case that happens. After viewing the property, I decided I wanted my plan A to be in the pavilion because it was absolutely beautiful. Troy, my coordinator, was fantastic! He was fun and enthusiastic. He always returned my e-mails and calls very fast and addressed any concerns I had. On the day of the wedding, I didn't have to lift a finger! I had a lot of craft details that I did myself that Troy and staff set up on the wedding day. Troy understood my lists of what to set up and where perfectly. He didn't even have one question! He made the day run smoothly, told us what was next, and made sure my husband and I were well taken care of. The food was outstanding. We had buffet stations with plenty of choices for our guests. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food and the beautiful venue. Special thank you to Troy and everyone at the Riverdale for making this venue a great place for a dream wedding!
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The Riverdale Manor, Troy, and staff are a dream come true! The venue is breathtaking - from the grounds, to the pavilion, reception room, and even farmhouse. There are flowers all over the grounds, a beautiful river view and lots of room for guests to spread out. The main reason I choose Riverdale was the plan B for the threat of rain on an outdoor wedding. They have a big wooden pavilion for in case that happens. After viewing the property, I decided I wanted my plan A to be in the pavilion because it was absolutely beautiful. Troy, my coordinator, was fantastic! He was fun and enthusiastic. He always returned my e-mails and calls very fast and addressed any concerns I had. On the day of the wedding, I didn't have to lift a finger! I had a lot of craft details that I did myself that Troy and staff set up on the wedding day. Troy understood my lists of what to set up and where perfectly. He didn't even have one question! He made the day run smoothly, told us what was next, and made sure my husband and I were well taken care of. The food was outstanding. We had buffet stations with plenty of choices for our guests. Our guests are still raving about the delicious food and the beautiful venue. Special thank you to Troy and everyone at the Riverdale for making this venue a great place for a dream wedding! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Riverdale Manor this past June. We had a wonderful experience with all aspects of our planning process right up to the ceremony and reception. our coordinator was Monica, who was absolutely wonderful. She answered all of my questions and was attentive at every step of the way. Not being from the area she was able to provide ideas for vendors and hotels for our families to stay. Overall Riverdale went above and beyond, providing water to our guests for our 99 degree ceremony and setting out my centerpieces and favors the way I had specifically asked. In terms of value, our wedding reception was a steal. Our food was wonderful, the service fabulous, all without breaking the bank. Our invoices were always adjusted to the amount of guests at the wedding and Monica sent us an itemized breakdown of everything. Riverdale was absolutely wonderful, it's such a hidden gem!
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My husband and I were married at Riverdale Manor this past June. We had a wonderful experience with all aspects of our planning process right up to the ceremony and reception. our coordinator was Monica, who was absolutely wonderful. She answered all of my questions and was attentive at every step of the way. Not being from the area she was able to provide ideas for vendors and hotels for our families to stay. Overall Riverdale went above and beyond, providing water to our guests for our 99 degree ceremony and setting out my centerpieces and favors the way I had specifically asked. In terms of value, our wedding reception was a steal. Our food was wonderful, the service fabulous, all without breaking the bank. Our invoices were always adjusted to the amount of guests at the wedding and Monica sent us an itemized breakdown of everything. Riverdale was absolutely wonderful, it's such a hidden gem! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
A True Gem: Riverdale Manor is a gorgeous venue that my wife and I immediately fell in love with and were soon delighted to learn of the many possibilities we would have in choosing it as our All in One venue. Muareen was our coordinator and she did a superb job of working with us and interpreting our needs and tastes. We are an "interacial" couple who both belong to immensly diverse families and our circle of friends run the full spectrum of class, race and culture. Every single person present raved at the splendor, service and ammenties of Riverdale Manor and its Staff. We wish we could visit there regularly!
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A True Gem: Riverdale Manor is a gorgeous venue that my wife and I immediately fell in love with and were soon delighted to learn of the many possibilities we would have in choosing it as our All in One venue. Muareen was our coordinator and she did a superb job of working with us and interpreting our needs and tastes. We are an "interacial" couple who both belong to immensly diverse families and our circle of friends run the full spectrum of class, race and culture. Every single person present raved at the splendor, service and ammenties of Riverdale Manor and its Staff. We wish we could visit there regularly! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
12/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say that I could not have asked for a better wedding ceremony/reception venue. I had the pleasure of working with Maureen who made sure our day went smoothly. She clearly has had a lot of experience and knows how to run a wedding. My guests were thrilled to have a ceremony that actually started on time! And they raved about the food and the breathtaking reception area and grounds of Riverdale. We got married within the holiday season and they decorated the grounds beautifully, which made for some awesome pictures. I reccomend using vendors off of her list. They know Maureen and the facility well and I did not have to worry about the small things such as vendors arriving on time or knowing where to go or how to set up. Also, since I used her vendors I did not have to worry about returning cake stand or vases the following day, which for a tired bride is a big plus! Anyone considering Riverdale Manor should definitly do it!
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I can honestly say that I could not have asked for a better wedding ceremony/reception venue. I had the pleasure of working with Maureen who made sure our day went smoothly. She clearly has had a lot of experience and knows how to run a wedding. My guests were thrilled to have a ceremony that actually started on time! And they raved about the food and the breathtaking reception area and grounds of Riverdale. We got married within the holiday season and they decorated the grounds beautifully, which made for some awesome pictures. I reccomend using vendors off of her list. They know Maureen and the facility well and I did not have to worry about the small things such as vendors arriving on time or knowing where to go or how to set up. Also, since I used her vendors I did not have to worry about returning cake stand or vases the following day, which for a tired bride is a big plus! Anyone considering Riverdale Manor should definitly do it! Read less
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halfpatrick
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had our wedding about a week and a half ago and I seriously could not have envisioned things going any better. From the beginning of the process, well over a year ago, Maureen worked with us, guided us, and was very, very easy to work with. She was always very quick to respond to an email (we planned mostly from 2,000 miles away) and scheduling things like the tasting and final meeting was always very easy.

First of all, the Riverdale is beautiful! The grounds are so nice, the Pavillion (where we had our ceremony) was intimate and beuatiful, the ballroom is perfect (the vaulted ceiling was a HUGE improvement over the typical drop ceiling), and the farmhouse (where we got ready and had our cocktail hour) was terrific. Secondly, the food was wonderful. My wife and I were reluctant to book our wedding at a place that had a mandatory caterer because I am a vegetarian, my wife is vegan, and we wanted no meat at our reception. When we saw that Thyme and Seasons (the caterer that accompanies the Riverdale) had a definition section pertaining to what they consider to be vegetarian, vegan, etc. we were very relieved. This showed that they actually cared about being clear on what is and isn't veggie/vegan and that they knew what they were talking about. This is obviously not as important to everyone but it was very important to us. Further, the food was amazing! We got great reviews from vegans to super meat lovers so it went over really well! Plus, Maureen was very knowledgeable and accommodating when it came to our menu requests. The whole experience pertaining to the food could not have gone better!

Anyway, I could go on and on but it's only because we had such a great experience. I had prepared myself for the inevitable little hiccups that tend to occur at an event like a wedding but everything went super smoothly. We had a great experience from start to finish, the staff of the Riverdale from Maureen down the line were terrific, and our wedding was as great as I could have hoped. Thanks to everyone at the Riverdale for helping us create the best wedding we could have hoped for!
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My wife and I had our wedding about a week and a half ago and I seriously could not have envisioned things going any better. From the beginning of the process, well over a year ago, Maureen worked with us, guided us, and was very, very easy to work with. She was always very quick to respond to an email (we planned mostly from 2,000 miles away) and scheduling things like the tasting and final meeting was always very easy.

First of all, the Riverdale is beautiful! The grounds are so nice, the Pavillion (where we had our ceremony) was intimate and beuatiful, the ballroom is perfect (the vaulted ceiling was a HUGE improvement over the typical drop ceiling), and the farmhouse (where we got ready and had our cocktail hour) was terrific. Secondly, the food was wonderful. My wife and I were reluctant to book our wedding at a place that had a mandatory caterer because I am a vegetarian, my wife is vegan, and we wanted no meat at our reception. When we saw that Thyme and Seasons (the caterer that accompanies the Riverdale) had a definition section pertaining to what they consider to be vegetarian, vegan, etc. we were very relieved. This showed that they actually cared about being clear on what is and isn't veggie/vegan and that they knew what they were talking about. This is obviously not as important to everyone but it was very important to us. Further, the food was amazing! We got great reviews from vegans to super meat lovers so it went over really well! Plus, Maureen was very knowledgeable and accommodating when it came to our menu requests. The whole experience pertaining to the food could not have gone better!

Anyway, I could go on and on but it's only because we had such a great experience. I had prepared myself for the inevitable little hiccups that tend to occur at an event like a wedding but everything went super smoothly. We had a great experience from start to finish, the staff of the Riverdale from Maureen down the line were terrific, and our wedding was as great as I could have hoped. Thanks to everyone at the Riverdale for helping us create the best wedding we could have hoped for! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at Riverdale - we came out of the day so impressed with how everything turned out. Our coordinator, Troy, had great attention to detail and was always quick to assist with his advice and/or responses to our questions. We were able to trust that everything was in good hands. In fact, the entire staff did a great job - they made everything easy for us! What we especially loved about Riverdale is the atmosphere. Pretty outdoor areas, a stunning ballroom filled with natural light, and the cozy pavilion complete with strings of lights are the highlights. Our guests were so impressed with the venue. (Bonus: being able to provide our own alcohol - we just had beer & wine - was nice for the wallet!)
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We loved having our wedding at Riverdale - we came out of the day so impressed with how everything turned out. Our coordinator, Troy, had great attention to detail and was always quick to assist with his advice and/or responses to our questions. We were able to trust that everything was in good hands. In fact, the entire staff did a great job - they made everything easy for us! What we especially loved about Riverdale is the atmosphere. Pretty outdoor areas, a stunning ballroom filled with natural light, and the cozy pavilion complete with strings of lights are the highlights. Our guests were so impressed with the venue. (Bonus: being able to provide our own alcohol - we just had beer & wine - was nice for the wallet!) Read less
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AM
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Maureen during the planning of our wedding. My husband and I are from Philly and Riverdale was the first place we both REALLY loved. Maureen is a DREAM to work with. She kept us on time and worry-free the entire day. A few weeks leading up to the wedding she goes over the game plan for the day and alternative for the rain. We showed up on the property and everything was absolutely gorgeous. I didn't have to think about anything or tell anyone what to do. I just put on my dress and enjoyed the moment. It was hands down the best day of our lives and it was perfect.

Since we weren't familiar with the Lancaster area we relied heavily on Riverdale's preferred vendor list and picked most of our vendors. They worked out well and are very familiar with working with Riverdale.
We worked with Maureen during the planning of our wedding. My husband and I are from Philly and Riverdale was the first Read more...
We worked with Maureen during the planning of our wedding. My husband and I are from Philly and Riverdale was the first place we both REALLY loved. Maureen is a DREAM to work with. She kept us on time and worry-free the entire day. A few weeks leading up to the wedding she goes over the game plan for the day and alternative for the rain. We showed up on the property and everything was absolutely gorgeous. I didn't have to think about anything or tell anyone what to do. I just put on my dress and enjoyed the moment. It was hands down the best day of our lives and it was perfect.

Since we weren't familiar with the Lancaster area we relied heavily on Riverdale's preferred vendor list and picked most of our vendors. They worked out well and are very familiar with working with Riverdale. Read less
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Mrs. F 93011
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at Riverdale Manor certainly know how to help you create your dream wedding. I worked specifically with Monica and Troy, and they made sure we had all of our questions answered every step of the way. Riverdale is nestled beside the Conestoga River in an easy to find, yet off the beaten path, spot of Lancaster. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The ballroom and patio area are the perfect spot to host a wonderful party. If you're planning on having your ceremony at Riverdale Manor as well, their pavillon serves as an excellent "plan b" to an outside ceremony. I can not say enough positive things about this place. Book early!
The staff at Riverdale Manor certainly know how to help you create your dream wedding. I worked specifically with Monica Read more...
The staff at Riverdale Manor certainly know how to help you create your dream wedding. I worked specifically with Monica and Troy, and they made sure we had all of our questions answered every step of the way. Riverdale is nestled beside the Conestoga River in an easy to find, yet off the beaten path, spot of Lancaster. The grounds are beautifully maintained. The ballroom and patio area are the perfect spot to host a wonderful party. If you're planning on having your ceremony at Riverdale Manor as well, their pavillon serves as an excellent "plan b" to an outside ceremony. I can not say enough positive things about this place. Book early! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved Riverdale Manor and we are so glad we picked them. Besides the grounds being beautiful, everyone we interacted with was great and very professional. Troy was always very helpful and always responded quickly to my emails. We ended up having our ceremony in the pavilion due to recent rain but I think our "plan B" was just as good as any "plan A." We have gotten so many compliments on how nice everything was, the venue, food, etc.
We loved Riverdale Manor and we are so glad we picked them. Besides the grounds being beautiful, everyone we interacted Read more...
We loved Riverdale Manor and we are so glad we picked them. Besides the grounds being beautiful, everyone we interacted with was great and very professional. Troy was always very helpful and always responded quickly to my emails. We ended up having our ceremony in the pavilion due to recent rain but I think our "plan B" was just as good as any "plan A." We have gotten so many compliments on how nice everything was, the venue, food, etc. Read less
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Bridgeira
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for something out of the ordinary - not your typical hotel ballroom or country club, then Riverdale Manor is worth looking in to. They have a big ballroom, lots of flag stone patio area around it and a large open gazebo for dancing. We had an evening wedding - from 4:30 to 9:30 and it was wonderful. After dinner in the ballroom, we had the dancing and bar set up in the gazebo. We danced for hours under the twinkle lights and the candlebras. People could walk around, sit outside the gazebo and watch the dancing or sit in the ballroom if they were cold (the wedding was in Sept). The site was just gorgeous despite the recent flooding the area had seen. This place is unique and will be a memorable part of your wedding.
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If you are looking for something out of the ordinary - not your typical hotel ballroom or country club, then Riverdale Manor is worth looking in to. They have a big ballroom, lots of flag stone patio area around it and a large open gazebo for dancing. We had an evening wedding - from 4:30 to 9:30 and it was wonderful. After dinner in the ballroom, we had the dancing and bar set up in the gazebo. We danced for hours under the twinkle lights and the candlebras. People could walk around, sit outside the gazebo and watch the dancing or sit in the ballroom if they were cold (the wedding was in Sept). The site was just gorgeous despite the recent flooding the area had seen. This place is unique and will be a memorable part of your wedding. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Monica 99% of the time and we absolutely felt like we were in great hands! She always answered my questions in a very timely fashion (and I had a lot of questions). Beyond how helpful the staff was, our guests said the food was great, and the little bit I did have was delicious. We truly loved everything about the venue and our decorations looked amazing in there. It was really awesome to be able to drop off all my decorations the day before and they were assembled by the staff on the day off. Pick Riverdale if you want a venue that helps you along the way tremendously and is experienced enough to make sure you're getting the wedding you hoped for.
We worked with Monica 99% of the time and we absolutely felt like we were in great hands! She always answered my questions Read more...
We worked with Monica 99% of the time and we absolutely felt like we were in great hands! She always answered my questions in a very timely fashion (and I had a lot of questions). Beyond how helpful the staff was, our guests said the food was great, and the little bit I did have was delicious. We truly loved everything about the venue and our decorations looked amazing in there. It was really awesome to be able to drop off all my decorations the day before and they were assembled by the staff on the day off. Pick Riverdale if you want a venue that helps you along the way tremendously and is experienced enough to make sure you're getting the wedding you hoped for. Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I, family and friends all loved this venue! Monica and Maureen were very helpful and we had a great wedding and reception. It is definitely a diamond in the rough location due to the entrance but I had an artistic family member help spruce up the entrance with a sign so no guests got lost!

They were also very flexible with the food. I had two members within my group that have diabetes and celiacs disease, calling for special diets. We were able to have their needs met while still providing delicious food!
My husband and I, family and friends all loved this venue! Monica and Maureen were very helpful and we had a great wedding Read more...
My husband and I, family and friends all loved this venue! Monica and Maureen were very helpful and we had a great wedding and reception. It is definitely a diamond in the rough location due to the entrance but I had an artistic family member help spruce up the entrance with a sign so no guests got lost!

They were also very flexible with the food. I had two members within my group that have diabetes and celiacs disease, calling for special diets. We were able to have their needs met while still providing delicious food! Read less
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hlora953
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I fell in love with Riverdale from the time I saw it online and then again when I saw it in person! We signed the contract the weekend that we looked at it. It was a year and a half before our wedding date. The wonderful thing about Riverdale is it is a reception/ceremony site and planner all in one. Maureen has a lot of knowledge and has the guidelines she has for a reason. She helped us through everything and was great to work with!! We didnt have to worrry about anything the day of. We dropped everything off the day before and they set everything up. They made my candy buffet look professional and even better then i had imagined it. The food was great and the staff was great! They certainly realize it is your day and cater to you!
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I fell in love with Riverdale from the time I saw it online and then again when I saw it in person! We signed the contract the weekend that we looked at it. It was a year and a half before our wedding date. The wonderful thing about Riverdale is it is a reception/ceremony site and planner all in one. Maureen has a lot of knowledge and has the guidelines she has for a reason. She helped us through everything and was great to work with!! We didnt have to worrry about anything the day of. We dropped everything off the day before and they set everything up. They made my candy buffet look professional and even better then i had imagined it. The food was great and the staff was great! They certainly realize it is your day and cater to you! Read less
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asmsb9
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Riverdale offered a unique experience for our special day. The grounds were well kept and offered stellar photo opportunities. All the staff were friendly and willing to accomodate all of our requests! Monica did a fabulous job and our friends and family talked about our wedding and this venue well after our wedding took place. We would highly reccommend Riverdale Manor as ceremony and reception venue. - The Walters
Riverdale offered a unique experience for our special day. The grounds were well kept and offered stellar photo Read more...
Riverdale offered a unique experience for our special day. The grounds were well kept and offered stellar photo opportunities. All the staff were friendly and willing to accomodate all of our requests! Monica did a fabulous job and our friends and family talked about our wedding and this venue well after our wedding took place. We would highly reccommend Riverdale Manor as ceremony and reception venue. - The Walters Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We found Riverdale in an online search and were lucky they had a cancellation in our desired month. From our first meeting, we knew it was the ideal setting for us. We worked with the owner, Maureen. Maureen kept us on track to accomplish everything we needed to do in 5 short months. She and her staff were always professional and pleasant to work with. When we met her it was clear she knows her property and what works there for a fantastic event.
I contacted Maureen on numerous occasions to get her thoughts on other wedding vendors, and we were never disappointed with her recommendations. Her advice was spot-on.
On the day of our wedding, a large storm showed up on radar rather unexpectedly. We were supposed to have our ceremony on the lawn, however it needed to be moved to the pavilion at the last minute. They handled this unexpected change quickly and we never had to worry about the details. This was one of the most important things for us. On our wedding day, we didn’t want to have to fuss with planning and coordination details, we just wanted to be able to enjoy our day. Their professionalism and teamwork allowed us to do just that.
The grounds and buildings were absolutely gorgeous and provided the perfect atmosphere. Our guests were able to join the party or take a quiet walk down by the river. The food was delicious. We had some people comment that it was the best wedding they had attended. If we had it to do all over again we wouldn’t change a thing!
We found Riverdale in an online search and were lucky they had a cancellation in our desired month. From our first Read more...
We found Riverdale in an online search and were lucky they had a cancellation in our desired month. From our first meeting, we knew it was the ideal setting for us. We worked with the owner, Maureen. Maureen kept us on track to accomplish everything we needed to do in 5 short months. She and her staff were always professional and pleasant to work with. When we met her it was clear she knows her property and what works there for a fantastic event.
I contacted Maureen on numerous occasions to get her thoughts on other wedding vendors, and we were never disappointed with her recommendations. Her advice was spot-on.
On the day of our wedding, a large storm showed up on radar rather unexpectedly. We were supposed to have our ceremony on the lawn, however it needed to be moved to the pavilion at the last minute. They handled this unexpected change quickly and we never had to worry about the details. This was one of the most important things for us. On our wedding day, we didn’t want to have to fuss with planning and coordination details, we just wanted to be able to enjoy our day. Their professionalism and teamwork allowed us to do just that.
The grounds and buildings were absolutely gorgeous and provided the perfect atmosphere. Our guests were able to join the party or take a quiet walk down by the river. The food was delicious. We had some people comment that it was the best wedding they had attended. If we had it to do all over again we wouldn’t change a thing! Read less
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motherofthebride
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We had an AMAZING wedding for my daughter at Riverdale Manor! It was beyond our expectations. Riverdale was the perfect setting and the staff was so helpful and friendly. We heard over and over again from our guests how beautiful Riverdale was. It was stunning! Many even said that this was the best wedding they had ever been to! Maureen, our wedding coordinator and the owner of Riverdale, did a wonderful job of taking care of the details and helped me to relax and really enjoy the whole process. She was so willing to listen to us and find a way to make my daughter's dreams happen!
I would definitely recommend Riverdale Manor!
We had an AMAZING wedding for my daughter at Riverdale Manor! It was beyond our expectations. Riverdale was the perfect Read more...
We had an AMAZING wedding for my daughter at Riverdale Manor! It was beyond our expectations. Riverdale was the perfect setting and the staff was so helpful and friendly. We heard over and over again from our guests how beautiful Riverdale was. It was stunning! Many even said that this was the best wedding they had ever been to! Maureen, our wedding coordinator and the owner of Riverdale, did a wonderful job of taking care of the details and helped me to relax and really enjoy the whole process. She was so willing to listen to us and find a way to make my daughter's dreams happen!
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ajoverbey
Wedding:
1/2/2011
5.0/5.0
The food was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed it. A pleasure to work with. Took care of everything for us! Monica is the best! Best place in Pennsylvania to have a wedding.reception.
The food was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed it. A pleasure to work with. Took care of everything for us! Monica is the best! Read more...
The food was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed it. A pleasure to work with. Took care of everything for us! Monica is the best! Best place in Pennsylvania to have a wedding.reception. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding ceremony and reception at Riverdale Manor recently and I can't say enough about how wonderful everything was. I too have read some negative comments but I only experienced good things. Maureen was my coordinator and she always got back with me within a day. We corresponded mainly through email. I am not a control freak so I really liked that she and her staff handled everything. I felt that's a part of what I was paying them for. I took all my decorations, favors, etc and gave them to her and the staff took care of where everything was to go. I didn't have to worry about any of the deliveries (florist, cake, etc). They all dealt with Maureen and I liked that I didn't have to worry about any of that. They boxed everything up afterwards including the leftovers. The food was just as delicious as the day of our tasting. The venue is beautiful and I would recommend it to everyone.
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I had my wedding ceremony and reception at Riverdale Manor recently and I can't say enough about how wonderful everything was. I too have read some negative comments but I only experienced good things. Maureen was my coordinator and she always got back with me within a day. We corresponded mainly through email. I am not a control freak so I really liked that she and her staff handled everything. I felt that's a part of what I was paying them for. I took all my decorations, favors, etc and gave them to her and the staff took care of where everything was to go. I didn't have to worry about any of the deliveries (florist, cake, etc). They all dealt with Maureen and I liked that I didn't have to worry about any of that. They boxed everything up afterwards including the leftovers. The food was just as delicious as the day of our tasting. The venue is beautiful and I would recommend it to everyone. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I just loved everything about Riverdale Manor! And a special thank you to Maureen and her staff because they were wonderful!! Everyone loved the venue, the food and just the overall experience at Riverdale. Maureen really saved the day for me in so many ways and I am so thankful for that. And to any future bride out there that may be thinking of finding a "planner" there really is no need. I hired one for our wedding but I found that Maureen was just as knowledgable if not more then the planner and was much more helpful! Maureen knows her stuff! She knows the area and all the vendors and she is happy to help you with anything for your wedding as she truly cares about her business and knows the importance of this day to all brides. Thanks again Riverdale!!! :)
I just loved everything about Riverdale Manor! And a special thank you to Maureen and her staff because they were Read more...
I just loved everything about Riverdale Manor! And a special thank you to Maureen and her staff because they were wonderful!! Everyone loved the venue, the food and just the overall experience at Riverdale. Maureen really saved the day for me in so many ways and I am so thankful for that. And to any future bride out there that may be thinking of finding a "planner" there really is no need. I hired one for our wedding but I found that Maureen was just as knowledgable if not more then the planner and was much more helpful! Maureen knows her stuff! She knows the area and all the vendors and she is happy to help you with anything for your wedding as she truly cares about her business and knows the importance of this day to all brides. Thanks again Riverdale!!! :) Read less
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NMcKenzie
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I have not a single complaint about the staff/services at Riverdale Manor (and Thyme & Seasons Catering)! From considering the venue in the very beginning right on through the post-reception wrap-up, a staff member was always on hand to answer questions and offer assistance; to guide us throug the whole wedding process. And the venue itself is absolutely stunning! We were married in the outdoor pavillion on a gorgeous fall day and our guests could not stop commenting on not only the natural scenery, but the beauty of the ballroom and the pavillion as well.

In the short time since our wedding has passed, I have already recommended Riverdale Manor to a number of people and will continue to do so in the future. The staff at Riverdale went above and beyond our expectations and truly, we could not have asked for a better day.
I have not a single complaint about the staff/services at Riverdale Manor (and Thyme & Seasons Catering)! From considering Read more...
I have not a single complaint about the staff/services at Riverdale Manor (and Thyme & Seasons Catering)! From considering the venue in the very beginning right on through the post-reception wrap-up, a staff member was always on hand to answer questions and offer assistance; to guide us throug the whole wedding process. And the venue itself is absolutely stunning! We were married in the outdoor pavillion on a gorgeous fall day and our guests could not stop commenting on not only the natural scenery, but the beauty of the ballroom and the pavillion as well.

In the short time since our wedding has passed, I have already recommended Riverdale Manor to a number of people and will continue to do so in the future. The staff at Riverdale went above and beyond our expectations and truly, we could not have asked for a better day. Read less
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Melissa & Steven
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at Riverdale Manor was the best choice we ever made. The owner, Maureen, can recommend the best vendors in the area and is spot on every time. The grounds and facilities at Riverdale Manor are extremely well kept and naturally beautiful at all times of the year. We got married in August, but made visits at all times of the year -- always gorgeous! Everyone raved about the food and the service!!! Our guests told us it was the prettiest and most charming wedding they'd ever been to. They couldn't get over the attentiveness of the staff and the venue itself. We would obviously highly recommend Riverdale Manor. Best of luck!
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Having our wedding at Riverdale Manor was the best choice we ever made. The owner, Maureen, can recommend the best vendors in the area and is spot on every time. The grounds and facilities at Riverdale Manor are extremely well kept and naturally beautiful at all times of the year. We got married in August, but made visits at all times of the year -- always gorgeous! Everyone raved about the food and the service!!! Our guests told us it was the prettiest and most charming wedding they'd ever been to. They couldn't get over the attentiveness of the staff and the venue itself. We would obviously highly recommend Riverdale Manor. Best of luck! Read less
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Shaina
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Riverdale Manor, my wedding went off without a hitch! Their helpful consultants make sure your wedding day is everything you imagine it to be and will work with your vendors to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. The organization made my life so much easier! But most importantly, the venue is _gorgeous_ and the food is amazing! You will not be disappointed, and neither will your guests. When I look back at my pictures years from now I will be so happy that I chose Riverdale Manor, it really was beautiful!
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Thanks to Riverdale Manor, my wedding went off without a hitch! Their helpful consultants make sure your wedding day is everything you imagine it to be and will work with your vendors to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. The organization made my life so much easier! But most importantly, the venue is _gorgeous_ and the food is amazing! You will not be disappointed, and neither will your guests. When I look back at my pictures years from now I will be so happy that I chose Riverdale Manor, it really was beautiful! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Riverdale was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better location and the staff. The grounds are beautiful, the food was wonderful and the people were great. The staff was there every second we needed them to help in a pinch. They were friendly and helpful. The new pavilion was great location for dancing during our event and the ballroom was a beautiful set up for dinner. We loved everything about the location and couldn't have asked for anything better.
Our wedding at Riverdale was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better location and the staff. The grounds are Read more...
Our wedding at Riverdale was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better location and the staff. The grounds are beautiful, the food was wonderful and the people were great. The staff was there every second we needed them to help in a pinch. They were friendly and helpful. The new pavilion was great location for dancing during our event and the ballroom was a beautiful set up for dinner. We loved everything about the location and couldn't have asked for anything better. Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
For an outside wedding, you can't go wrong with this location. We booked Riverdale a year and a half ago for my daughter's wedding on 7/3/10. Each time we met at the location I loved it more. It is a perfect setup, from the farmhouse for getting ready, to the reception hall, the outside terraces and of course the new pavillion (which I love). We were lucky and had great weather, so we used every part of the site for a well planned wedding and reception. Working with Maureen (the owner) was fantastic. I was impressed how everything went smoothly on the day of the wedding. Mareen is a wedding coorinator, so don't hire one. I was so thankful for her help the day my daughter had the best time of her life. Thanks Riverdale, I would recommend you to anyone.
For an outside wedding, you can't go wrong with this location. We booked Riverdale a year and a half ago for my daughter's Read more...
For an outside wedding, you can't go wrong with this location. We booked Riverdale a year and a half ago for my daughter's wedding on 7/3/10. Each time we met at the location I loved it more. It is a perfect setup, from the farmhouse for getting ready, to the reception hall, the outside terraces and of course the new pavillion (which I love). We were lucky and had great weather, so we used every part of the site for a well planned wedding and reception. Working with Maureen (the owner) was fantastic. I was impressed how everything went smoothly on the day of the wedding. Mareen is a wedding coorinator, so don't hire one. I was so thankful for her help the day my daughter had the best time of her life. Thanks Riverdale, I would recommend you to anyone. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful site! We had our ceremony on the grounds and our reception in the ballroom. The food was wonderful, and we had so many compliments on the stunning site. They were extremely organized and took care of everything so that we could relax and enjoy our special day. We highly recommend the site!
Absolutely beautiful site! We had our ceremony on the grounds and our reception in the ballroom. The food was wonderful, Read more...
Absolutely beautiful site! We had our ceremony on the grounds and our reception in the ballroom. The food was wonderful, and we had so many compliments on the stunning site. They were extremely organized and took care of everything so that we could relax and enjoy our special day. We highly recommend the site! Read less
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Slicematic
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Riverdale is an awsome place, a dream come true
Riverdale is an awsome place, a dream come true
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linds8300
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We chose Riverdale Manor for our April wedding and it was the best decision we made. Maureen and her team are amazing and made our wedding day the best day of our lives. The grounds are gorgeous and the food is amazing...all of our guests were raving about it! I would recommend Riverdale Manor over and over again!
We chose Riverdale Manor for our April wedding and it was the best decision we made. Maureen and her team are amazing and Read more...
We chose Riverdale Manor for our April wedding and it was the best decision we made. Maureen and her team are amazing and made our wedding day the best day of our lives. The grounds are gorgeous and the food is amazing...all of our guests were raving about it! I would recommend Riverdale Manor over and over again! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/1/2009
5.0/5.0
We booked Riverdale Manor for our ceremony and reception more than a year in advance. When we saw the grounds and the gorgeous ballroom and farmhouse, we immediately fell in love. The place is truly GORGEOUS! First and foremost, honestly, I would take some of the past reviews with a grain of salt. As long as you respect their clearly laid-out rules about what is and is not allowed, you will get along fine with their day-of coordinators. And their rules are not bad - they all make sense, such as making sure that, if you have candles, the base/candleholders are substantial enough so that the wax doesn't drip on the linens and the flame doesn't catch anything on fire. They also don't allow things like glitter, or tacking/taping things to the walls - but we definitely didn't want any of that anyway! Trust in the coordinators - they know what they are doing. And we did not have a cookie-cutter wedding. We were quirky and fun, and Riverdale was completely supportive of our choices.

The ceremony was held in the pavilion due to inclement weather, but it was a fantastic alternative to getting married outside. It is decorated with white lights, which cast a warm glow on our ceremony - it was so romantic and truly beautiful. The one word that I would describe the atmosphere with at the ceremony is "warm" - just a lovely glow everywhere because of the natural wood of the pavilion and the soft white lights from the ceiling above. The ballroom (which held our reception) is beautiful, with fresh white walls, hardwood floors, recycled wood beams, and wrought iron chandeliers. Everything was just lovely!

Our planner was Maureen, who was great, organized and really a wonderful person to work with. She ALWAYS got back to me quickly. E-mail is a great way to get in touch with them, and I never really had to wait more than a day or so for a response - but usually I would get a response within a few hours.

The food was also spectacular. Thyme and Seasons is Riverdale's exclusive caterer, and you cannot go wrong with them. They give you a free tasting once you have booked them. We have loads of leftovers, and even after being frozen and re-heated everything is delicious, haha!

Overall, Riverdale is a great place to have your event. I would highly recommend them to anyone! I didn't have to worry about anything on the day - they took care of placing the centerpieces (which were not from a florist but were our own quirky centerpieces), our escort cards, the frame for our guests to sign - everything. We didn't need to worry about a single thing. The whole day went very smoothly, and it was really nice to have a coordinator for the day of, which comes as a free service when you book with Riverdale.

And plus, they tucked a little gift in my reception decor boxes at the end of the reception when we were packing everything away, which I will definitely be using come Christmas :-)

Thank you Riverdale!!
We booked Riverdale Manor for our ceremony and reception more than a year in advance. When we saw the grounds and the Read more...
We booked Riverdale Manor for our ceremony and reception more than a year in advance. When we saw the grounds and the gorgeous ballroom and farmhouse, we immediately fell in love. The place is truly GORGEOUS! First and foremost, honestly, I would take some of the past reviews with a grain of salt. As long as you respect their clearly laid-out rules about what is and is not allowed, you will get along fine with their day-of coordinators. And their rules are not bad - they all make sense, such as making sure that, if you have candles, the base/candleholders are substantial enough so that the wax doesn't drip on the linens and the flame doesn't catch anything on fire. They also don't allow things like glitter, or tacking/taping things to the walls - but we definitely didn't want any of that anyway! Trust in the coordinators - they know what they are doing. And we did not have a cookie-cutter wedding. We were quirky and fun, and Riverdale was completely supportive of our choices.

The ceremony was held in the pavilion due to inclement weather, but it was a fantastic alternative to getting married outside. It is decorated with white lights, which cast a warm glow on our ceremony - it was so romantic and truly beautiful. The one word that I would describe the atmosphere with at the ceremony is "warm" - just a lovely glow everywhere because of the natural wood of the pavilion and the soft white lights from the ceiling above. The ballroom (which held our reception) is beautiful, with fresh white walls, hardwood floors, recycled wood beams, and wrought iron chandeliers. Everything was just lovely!

Our planner was Maureen, who was great, organized and really a wonderful person to work with. She ALWAYS got back to me quickly. E-mail is a great way to get in touch with them, and I never really had to wait more than a day or so for a response - but usually I would get a response within a few hours.

The food was also spectacular. Thyme and Seasons is Riverdale's exclusive caterer, and you cannot go wrong with them. They give you a free tasting once you have booked them. We have loads of leftovers, and even after being frozen and re-heated everything is delicious, haha!

Overall, Riverdale is a great place to have your event. I would highly recommend them to anyone! I didn't have to worry about anything on the day - they took care of placing the centerpieces (which were not from a florist but were our own quirky centerpieces), our escort cards, the frame for our guests to sign - everything. We didn't need to worry about a single thing. The whole day went very smoothly, and it was really nice to have a coordinator for the day of, which comes as a free service when you book with Riverdale.

And plus, they tucked a little gift in my reception decor boxes at the end of the reception when we were packing everything away, which I will definitely be using come Christmas :-)

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Megan
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were recently married at Riverdale Manor and we couldn't have chosen a better location! Our coordinator, Dayna, was absolutely wonderful! She answered every question we had (and we had A LOT) and was nothing but helpful throughout our entire planning process. On the day of our wedding, everything went incredibly smoothly and we owe it in large part to Dayna. I would recommend Riverdale Manor to anyone who is in need of an event space!
My husband and I were recently married at Riverdale Manor and we couldn't have chosen a better location! Our coordinator, Read more...
My husband and I were recently married at Riverdale Manor and we couldn't have chosen a better location! Our coordinator, Dayna, was absolutely wonderful! She answered every question we had (and we had A LOT) and was nothing but helpful throughout our entire planning process. On the day of our wedding, everything went incredibly smoothly and we owe it in large part to Dayna. I would recommend Riverdale Manor to anyone who is in need of an event space! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
We would never change our decision to have our reception at Riverdale Manor. It was like a breath of fresh air - almost like we never had to worry about anything and that it was always taken care of. Our calls/emails were always returned quickly, and information we needed was gotten to us very promptly. We never felt rushed and always felt like we had great people helping us with our decisions. The food and services on our wedding day we exceptional, including the staff. Everything was in place and how we wanted it. We were just able to relax and have a great time with all of our guests.
We would never change our decision to have our reception at Riverdale Manor. It was like a breath of fresh air - almost Read more...
We would never change our decision to have our reception at Riverdale Manor. It was like a breath of fresh air - almost like we never had to worry about anything and that it was always taken care of. Our calls/emails were always returned quickly, and information we needed was gotten to us very promptly. We never felt rushed and always felt like we had great people helping us with our decisions. The food and services on our wedding day we exceptional, including the staff. Everything was in place and how we wanted it. We were just able to relax and have a great time with all of our guests. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I loved Riverdale from the moment I looked at their web site. The location is beautiful, the staff is amazing and the food is excellent. That's not to mention the fact that the cost is very reasonable and the team on-staff things of everything. They didn't ask me one thing on my wedding day and everything was handled. Even though we had bad weather, they took care of everything to the tiniest detail. I would recommend them again and again.
I loved Riverdale from the moment I looked at their web site. The location is beautiful, the staff is amazing and the food Read more...
I loved Riverdale from the moment I looked at their web site. The location is beautiful, the staff is amazing and the food is excellent. That's not to mention the fact that the cost is very reasonable and the team on-staff things of everything. They didn't ask me one thing on my wedding day and everything was handled. Even though we had bad weather, they took care of everything to the tiniest detail. I would recommend them again and again. Read less
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ctinaleigh
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing wedding at the Riverdale. Not only is the location gorgeous, but the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Maureen was our planner and took care of us from the moment we looked at the venue, with booking them and with all the planning through the wedding day. She was so helpful every step of the way. On the actual day, the entire staff went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. The food is also fabulous and we highly recommend it.
We had an amazing wedding at the Riverdale. Not only is the location gorgeous, but the staff is extremely helpful and Read more...
We had an amazing wedding at the Riverdale. Not only is the location gorgeous, but the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Maureen was our planner and took care of us from the moment we looked at the venue, with booking them and with all the planning through the wedding day. She was so helpful every step of the way. On the actual day, the entire staff went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. The food is also fabulous and we highly recommend it. Read less
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baby3384
Wedding:
7/13/2008
5.0/5.0
At Riverdale I worked with Monica as my planner. The site was beautiful and they were very willing to work with my schedule. I planned this wedding from out of town and they were very open to planning my meetings whenever I could fly in. She was also very welcoming when I would call and ask if I could stop by and show off the place to my parents. The day of they set everything up for us we didn't have to worry about anything but getting ourselves ready. I would recommend Riverdale Manor .
At Riverdale I worked with Monica as my planner. The site was beautiful and they were very willing to work with my Read more...
At Riverdale I worked with Monica as my planner. The site was beautiful and they were very willing to work with my schedule. I planned this wedding from out of town and they were very open to planning my meetings whenever I could fly in. She was also very welcoming when I would call and ask if I could stop by and show off the place to my parents. The day of they set everything up for us we didn't have to worry about anything but getting ourselves ready. I would recommend Riverdale Manor . Read less
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Kristie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.9/5.0
Riverdale was the very first place my husband and I looked at after getting engaged, and as soon as we saw it we knew that we wouldn't have to look any further. Our wedding and reception went absolutely perfectly thanks to the professionalism and knowledge of Riverdale's staff, especially our wedding coordinator, Troy. Throughout our planning process Troy was always very prompt to respond to my questions and requests. I got countless compliments at our reception on how gorgeous the venue was, and I had several people tell me that they had never been to a wedding that was run so smoothly.
If you want a perfect wedding day with no stress, this is definitely your venue.
Riverdale was the very first place my husband and I looked at after getting engaged, and as soon as we saw it we knew that Read more...
Riverdale was the very first place my husband and I looked at after getting engaged, and as soon as we saw it we knew that we wouldn't have to look any further. Our wedding and reception went absolutely perfectly thanks to the professionalism and knowledge of Riverdale's staff, especially our wedding coordinator, Troy. Throughout our planning process Troy was always very prompt to respond to my questions and requests. I got countless compliments at our reception on how gorgeous the venue was, and I had several people tell me that they had never been to a wedding that was run so smoothly.
If you want a perfect wedding day with no stress, this is definitely your venue. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.9/5.0
While searching for a venue, I randomly found Riverdale on a website and decided before even viewing in person that this was probably the place I wanted to get married. After all is said and done, I'm glad that I made that decision. Working with Troy was great. He answered all of my questions and helped me along the way with planning. The grounds are beautiful and the food was great. We got many compliments from our guests. Great place to have a wedding, but there are some restrictions/rules, so ask before you buy anything.
While searching for a venue, I randomly found Riverdale on a website and decided before even viewing in person that this Read more...
While searching for a venue, I randomly found Riverdale on a website and decided before even viewing in person that this was probably the place I wanted to get married. After all is said and done, I'm glad that I made that decision. Working with Troy was great. He answered all of my questions and helped me along the way with planning. The grounds are beautiful and the food was great. We got many compliments from our guests. Great place to have a wedding, but there are some restrictions/rules, so ask before you buy anything. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.9/5.0
My husband and I have nothing but positive things to say about Riverdale Manor. Not only is it a lovely location (we received so many compliments), but the food is good and it is run like a well oiled machine. We had Maureen, the owner, as our assigned coordinator. We were given direction every step of the way. If I had a question, all I had to do was email her and she would get back promptly (even when she was away on vacation the week before our wedding).

I gave Riverdale Manor a 5 in every category with the exception of "flexibility". The only reason I lowered this score slightly is because I can see what people mean when they say that they are set in their ways or have specific policies that they are not willing to break from. But seriously brides, there was not a single request that I made that was turned down. Nothing was unreasonable in their requests. I had nothing to worry about the day of the wedding. If perfection is considered stuck in their ways, I'll take it. They know what they are doing. As for comments of the staff being unprofessional, I would tell those who felt that way to lighten up. The servers are college age, you have to expect some minor things such as joking and chatting. We had one server who was walking around spinning the tray he was carrying on his finger like basketball players do with the ball. Not a big deal.

If you are looking for a beautiful location and less worry, I suggest Riverdale Manor. I would get married there e very year if I could afford it!
My husband and I have nothing but positive things to say about Riverdale Manor. Not only is it a lovely location (we Read more...
My husband and I have nothing but positive things to say about Riverdale Manor. Not only is it a lovely location (we received so many compliments), but the food is good and it is run like a well oiled machine. We had Maureen, the owner, as our assigned coordinator. We were given direction every step of the way. If I had a question, all I had to do was email her and she would get back promptly (even when she was away on vacation the week before our wedding).

I gave Riverdale Manor a 5 in every category with the exception of "flexibility". The only reason I lowered this score slightly is because I can see what people mean when they say that they are set in their ways or have specific policies that they are not willing to break from. But seriously brides, there was not a single request that I made that was turned down. Nothing was unreasonable in their requests. I had nothing to worry about the day of the wedding. If perfection is considered stuck in their ways, I'll take it. They know what they are doing. As for comments of the staff being unprofessional, I would tell those who felt that way to lighten up. The servers are college age, you have to expect some minor things such as joking and chatting. We had one server who was walking around spinning the tray he was carrying on his finger like basketball players do with the ball. Not a big deal.

If you are looking for a beautiful location and less worry, I suggest Riverdale Manor. I would get married there e very year if I could afford it! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Riverdale manor, first of all is a beautiful venue. My husband and I fell in love with it from day one after looking at it. We worked with Maureen, the owner. She was absolutely fantastic. We had zero complaints throughout the process. She left us do pretty much whatever we wanted as far as ceremony and reception. She runs a very "tight ship" if you will as far as rules and regulations and it shows in their service. Our timeline of events was right on track and even ran a few minutes early which was great. The food service is fantastic, very prompt and very impressive how well the staff works together. Our only downfall was that Riverdale had promised us that it was okay to have alcohol on the rocks, like whiskey etc NOT SHOTS (which a large population of our family enjoys) and the bartenders refused to serve it that way saying that no shots were allowed. All in all we had a perfect wedding day with Riverdale and would absolutely recommend them to anyone!
Riverdale manor, first of all is a beautiful venue. My husband and I fell in love with it from day one after looking at Read more...
Riverdale manor, first of all is a beautiful venue. My husband and I fell in love with it from day one after looking at it. We worked with Maureen, the owner. She was absolutely fantastic. We had zero complaints throughout the process. She left us do pretty much whatever we wanted as far as ceremony and reception. She runs a very "tight ship" if you will as far as rules and regulations and it shows in their service. Our timeline of events was right on track and even ran a few minutes early which was great. The food service is fantastic, very prompt and very impressive how well the staff works together. Our only downfall was that Riverdale had promised us that it was okay to have alcohol on the rocks, like whiskey etc NOT SHOTS (which a large population of our family enjoys) and the bartenders refused to serve it that way saying that no shots were allowed. All in all we had a perfect wedding day with Riverdale and would absolutely recommend them to anyone! Read less
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tiffany0481
Wedding:
10/7/2011
4.9/5.0
Absolutely beautiful venue!! I still have guests that attended my wedding telling me how wonderful Riverdale was. The good was excellent and so was the service.
Absolutely beautiful venue!! I still have guests that attended my wedding telling me how wonderful Riverdale was. The good Read more...
Absolutely beautiful venue!! I still have guests that attended my wedding telling me how wonderful Riverdale was. The good was excellent and so was the service. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.9/5.0
We knew Riverdale was beautiful the day we decided to book it, but we never imagined how incredible it would look on our wedding day. There is no setting more perfect than RM for our wedding out there!
They provided only one tasting for our wedding menu, so perhaps if we were to do this all again, we may request more than one entree we were considering. Aside from this minor detail, we could not suggest any changes to the way they run things.
Monica was our wedding coordinator and we feel like she is a part of our family! We e-mailed her MANY more times than necessary and were always met with kindness and tons of guidance. On the day of the wedding, she made sure there were no questions directed toward us, to ensure we could enjoy ourselves and soak up the memory of the day. We honestly can't rave about RM enough- it was more than we ever imagined a wedding venue could be to a bride and groom :)
We knew Riverdale was beautiful the day we decided to book it, but we never imagined how incredible it would look on our Read more...
We knew Riverdale was beautiful the day we decided to book it, but we never imagined how incredible it would look on our wedding day. There is no setting more perfect than RM for our wedding out there!
They provided only one tasting for our wedding menu, so perhaps if we were to do this all again, we may request more than one entree we were considering. Aside from this minor detail, we could not suggest any changes to the way they run things.
Monica was our wedding coordinator and we feel like she is a part of our family! We e-mailed her MANY more times than necessary and were always met with kindness and tons of guidance. On the day of the wedding, she made sure there were no questions directed toward us, to ensure we could enjoy ourselves and soak up the memory of the day. We honestly can't rave about RM enough- it was more than we ever imagined a wedding venue could be to a bride and groom :) Read less
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BPorman
Wedding:
6/17/2011
4.9/5.0
The setting is beautiful and accommodating for various wedding styles. The food was great - especially the appetizer options and service was excellent. We thought the staff was extremely friendly and professional. During our planning stage we received immediate responses and clear answers to all of our questions. In the beginning, I was expecting to have a few issues with their flexibility but in the end everything went smoothly and had no problem with executing my original plans. Loved our venue so much! It was pretty much perfect! We loved having our ceremony and reception at one location. Once our ceremony was finished in the pavilion our guests were able to enjoy the patio and grounds during cocktail hour before moving into the ballroom. It was a smooth transition and we even were able to set up our desserts in the pavilion which I thought was nice because it allowed our guests to enjoy the entire setting throughout the evening. Overall we were more than satisfied and would recommend Riverdale in a heart beat!!!
The setting is beautiful and accommodating for various wedding styles. The food was great - especially the appetizer Read more...
The setting is beautiful and accommodating for various wedding styles. The food was great - especially the appetizer options and service was excellent. We thought the staff was extremely friendly and professional. During our planning stage we received immediate responses and clear answers to all of our questions. In the beginning, I was expecting to have a few issues with their flexibility but in the end everything went smoothly and had no problem with executing my original plans. Loved our venue so much! It was pretty much perfect! We loved having our ceremony and reception at one location. Once our ceremony was finished in the pavilion our guests were able to enjoy the patio and grounds during cocktail hour before moving into the ballroom. It was a smooth transition and we even were able to set up our desserts in the pavilion which I thought was nice because it allowed our guests to enjoy the entire setting throughout the evening. Overall we were more than satisfied and would recommend Riverdale in a heart beat!!! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
6/3/2011
4.9/5.0
I was so pleased with the service, every detail was perfect, Any request I had was taken care of. I did not need to worry after the ceremony started because Maureen was right there taking care of any details, after ther ceremony she got guests involved with mingling and showed them to the photo booth. The food was absolutely delicious and there was plenty of it and everyone raved about it! I would highly recommend Riverdale Manor. Also her assistants were as good with detail and taking care of things and making sure I was happy.
I was so pleased with the service, every detail was perfect, Any request I had was taken care of. I did not need to worry Read more...
I was so pleased with the service, every detail was perfect, Any request I had was taken care of. I did not need to worry after the ceremony started because Maureen was right there taking care of any details, after ther ceremony she got guests involved with mingling and showed them to the photo booth. The food was absolutely delicious and there was plenty of it and everyone raved about it! I would highly recommend Riverdale Manor. Also her assistants were as good with detail and taking care of things and making sure I was happy. Read less
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goodyswim
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.9/5.0
This was the first appointment I made to look at venues and I had three additional set up after our appointment with Riverdale I canceled those because this was a perfect fit for our wedding day. We loved the atmosphere the grounds and the romantic feel of Riverdale Manor... I never had any problems adding some of my personal touches like using beta fish as center pieces and bringing in some homemade nutroll for our guests. We thought Dayna did an amazing job with putting our wedding together perfectly.
It is a popular location so it is tough that you have to move your rehearsal around but I really wouldn't take a star away for something like that!
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This was the first appointment I made to look at venues and I had three additional set up after our appointment with Riverdale I canceled those because this was a perfect fit for our wedding day. We loved the atmosphere the grounds and the romantic feel of Riverdale Manor... I never had any problems adding some of my personal touches like using beta fish as center pieces and bringing in some homemade nutroll for our guests. We thought Dayna did an amazing job with putting our wedding together perfectly.
It is a popular location so it is tough that you have to move your rehearsal around but I really wouldn't take a star away for something like that! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/10/2008
4.9/5.0
When I first saw photos of Riverdal Manor, I knew I was going to get married there! It is so beautiful and was the perfect setting for the type of wedding we wanted. We worked closely with Dayna, one of their coordinators. She was FANTASTIC!!! She always worked hard at getting us information or items we requested! We shared a lot of laughs and made me and my family feel so comfortable during an emotional time! She handled my MIL's surprise drop in one day with more grace than I ever could! :) The rehearsal went so smoothly, even though my inlaws were 20 minutes late, she made it all happen!! That day everyone was so professional, Maureen, the owner, even carried my dress upstairs to the bridal suit! We were supposed to get married outside, and minutes before the ceremony a huge storm moved in. We couldn't even get married under the side porch it was raining sooo hard! The whole team was fantastic! They quickly broke down everything that they had already beautifully set up in the ballroom, and converted it to the exact set up we were going to have outside (arch and all)!!! I was soo upset my dream wedding had been ruined by the storm, but when I saw what they did with the ballroom, I was speechless! The sun came out during our ceremony so we were able to go outside to take pictures. Dayna came down to the bridal party with hors?dorderves, which was so great, since we hadn't eaten in a few hours! The Riverdale Team converted the ballroom back to the reception set up in less than an hour! It looked amazing! I had lots of little personal touches that Dayna made sure got out! My husband still raves about his pepercorn congac steak, that it's the best he's ever had! Dayna took care of boxing up all of our decor so we didn't have to! She truly made our wedding a wonderful affair, that our family and friends say is the best wedding they have ever been to!

We were recently back at Riverdale Manor for a friend's wedding, and we were greeted right away by the owner, who said it was so nice to have us back, and Dayna, who warmly greeted my family and I with smiles and hugs! It was so nice to be remembered after almost a year! I highly recommend Riverdale and working with Dayna!

We joke that we'll renew our vows for our 10 year anniversary there, and after being welcomed back so warmly, I think it will absolutely happen!
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When I first saw photos of Riverdal Manor, I knew I was going to get married there! It is so beautiful and was the perfect setting for the type of wedding we wanted. We worked closely with Dayna, one of their coordinators. She was FANTASTIC!!! She always worked hard at getting us information or items we requested! We shared a lot of laughs and made me and my family feel so comfortable during an emotional time! She handled my MIL's surprise drop in one day with more grace than I ever could! :) The rehearsal went so smoothly, even though my inlaws were 20 minutes late, she made it all happen!! That day everyone was so professional, Maureen, the owner, even carried my dress upstairs to the bridal suit! We were supposed to get married outside, and minutes before the ceremony a huge storm moved in. We couldn't even get married under the side porch it was raining sooo hard! The whole team was fantastic! They quickly broke down everything that they had already beautifully set up in the ballroom, and converted it to the exact set up we were going to have outside (arch and all)!!! I was soo upset my dream wedding had been ruined by the storm, but when I saw what they did with the ballroom, I was speechless! The sun came out during our ceremony so we were able to go outside to take pictures. Dayna came down to the bridal party with hors?dorderves, which was so great, since we hadn't eaten in a few hours! The Riverdale Team converted the ballroom back to the reception set up in less than an hour! It looked amazing! I had lots of little personal touches that Dayna made sure got out! My husband still raves about his pepercorn congac steak, that it's the best he's ever had! Dayna took care of boxing up all of our decor so we didn't have to! She truly made our wedding a wonderful affair, that our family and friends say is the best wedding they have ever been to!

We were recently back at Riverdale Manor for a friend's wedding, and we were greeted right away by the owner, who said it was so nice to have us back, and Dayna, who warmly greeted my family and I with smiles and hugs! It was so nice to be remembered after almost a year! I highly recommend Riverdale and working with Dayna!

We joke that we'll renew our vows for our 10 year anniversary there, and after being welcomed back so warmly, I think it will absolutely happen! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
4/4/2014
4.8/5.0
Riverdale Manor was an absolutely beautiful place to get married. From the moment we visited, I knew it was the place! Our guests felt the same way once they saw it.

Our coordinator, Troy, was great. The planning process is very easy and they keep you on task as to when you need to provide them information. Their recommended vendor list is great, and of the ones we chose (you're encouraged to use them but you by no means have to) were great as well.

The food was great at our tasting, and great at our wedding (from what I hear, I barely ate anything that day). The staff (bartenders, waitstaff) were all friendly and helpful. Being able to provide your own alcohol is an incredibly wonderful perk and saves you a considerable amount of money. Also, unlike literally every other place we looked it, they don't hit you with a 18-22% service charge, which also saves you a considerable amount of money.

They are pretty rigid in their rules/procedures, but, that's how they ensure the success of each wedding. If you have very specific ideas of how you want your wedding to be that go against their suggestions/normal way of doing things, it might be a bit of an issue. However, if you're like me, and just want an easy (well, easy as possible for a wedding) beautiful day, I don't think there's a better place in the area.

I would highly recommend.
Riverdale Manor was an absolutely beautiful place to get married. From the moment we visited, I knew it was the place! Our Read more...
Riverdale Manor was an absolutely beautiful place to get married. From the moment we visited, I knew it was the place! Our guests felt the same way once they saw it.

Our coordinator, Troy, was great. The planning process is very easy and they keep you on task as to when you need to provide them information. Their recommended vendor list is great, and of the ones we chose (you're encouraged to use them but you by no means have to) were great as well.

The food was great at our tasting, and great at our wedding (from what I hear, I barely ate anything that day). The staff (bartenders, waitstaff) were all friendly and helpful. Being able to provide your own alcohol is an incredibly wonderful perk and saves you a considerable amount of money. Also, unlike literally every other place we looked it, they don't hit you with a 18-22% service charge, which also saves you a considerable amount of money.

They are pretty rigid in their rules/procedures, but, that's how they ensure the success of each wedding. If you have very specific ideas of how you want your wedding to be that go against their suggestions/normal way of doing things, it might be a bit of an issue. However, if you're like me, and just want an easy (well, easy as possible for a wedding) beautiful day, I don't think there's a better place in the area.

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stephanie
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.8/5.0
Our wedding was almost nine months ago and we are still talking about how wonderful and beautiful it was. Riverdale Manor was the absolute perfect place for us to have our wedding and we could not be happier with how our wedding day went. Everything was magical and felt just as it should have! I am still getting complimented about our wedding and how gorgeous the location was. They did an excellent job. We worked with Troy as our coordinator and he understood us and our needs completely. We love Riverdale and would recommend it to anyone looking to have an elegant, yet personal and comfortable affair. Thank you, Riverdale Manor!
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Our wedding was almost nine months ago and we are still talking about how wonderful and beautiful it was. Riverdale Manor was the absolute perfect place for us to have our wedding and we could not be happier with how our wedding day went. Everything was magical and felt just as it should have! I am still getting complimented about our wedding and how gorgeous the location was. They did an excellent job. We worked with Troy as our coordinator and he understood us and our needs completely. We love Riverdale and would recommend it to anyone looking to have an elegant, yet personal and comfortable affair. Thank you, Riverdale Manor! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
2/22/2013
4.8/5.0
Utterly fantastic, I could not have asked for a better venue. Maureen makes sure everything is perfectly coordinated and runs as smoothly as possible. Honestly, how often is it that a ceremony and reception runs perfectly on time? Well, at Riverdale it will. You will not have to worry about a thing on your wedding day and there is the added bonus of it being an utterly beautiful wedidng venue.
Utterly fantastic, I could not have asked for a better venue. Maureen makes sure everything is perfectly coordinated and Read more...
Utterly fantastic, I could not have asked for a better venue. Maureen makes sure everything is perfectly coordinated and runs as smoothly as possible. Honestly, how often is it that a ceremony and reception runs perfectly on time? Well, at Riverdale it will. You will not have to worry about a thing on your wedding day and there is the added bonus of it being an utterly beautiful wedidng venue. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/8/2012
4.8/5.0
I have always wanted a wedding with an intimate and at home feel. This location fulfilled that desire. Our ceremony was held in the pavillion. It was the perfect rustic setting for a winter wedding.

I can not say enough about Monica. She answered every email timely and was such a pleasure to work with. She made sure everything was set so that the day would run smoothly. If there were any issues I had no clue because everything was being taken care of behind the scenes.

Don't be afraid to ask for what you want with Riverdale. They are willing to work with you for the most part.
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I have always wanted a wedding with an intimate and at home feel. This location fulfilled that desire. Our ceremony was held in the pavillion. It was the perfect rustic setting for a winter wedding.

I can not say enough about Monica. She answered every email timely and was such a pleasure to work with. She made sure everything was set so that the day would run smoothly. If there were any issues I had no clue because everything was being taken care of behind the scenes.

Don't be afraid to ask for what you want with Riverdale. They are willing to work with you for the most part. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2012
4.8/5.0
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for my wedding. I had both the ceremony and reception here and I'm very glad I did. It was so easy! I had Troy for my coordinator and he was absolutely the best to work with. Just make sure you know exactly what their policy is for details such as liquor and the rehearsal. They are inflexible with their policies but as long as you know them ahead of time, you will be fine! They really know how to run a wedding and do it flawlessly. I am still receive compliments from our guests about the venue and the food. It was more than I could've hoped for!! I highly recommend Riverdale Manor for a wedding venue.
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for my wedding. I had both the ceremony and reception here and I'm very glad I did. Read more...
Riverdale Manor was the perfect venue for my wedding. I had both the ceremony and reception here and I'm very glad I did. It was so easy! I had Troy for my coordinator and he was absolutely the best to work with. Just make sure you know exactly what their policy is for details such as liquor and the rehearsal. They are inflexible with their policies but as long as you know them ahead of time, you will be fine! They really know how to run a wedding and do it flawlessly. I am still receive compliments from our guests about the venue and the food. It was more than I could've hoped for!! I highly recommend Riverdale Manor for a wedding venue. Read less
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Concetta
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.8/5.0
The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking. As soon as I visited (even in January), I knew it was actually perfect. It has a beautiful, rustic chic feel which fit perfectly into my vision. We got married under the tree by the river on a perfect August day. The servers were great and Maureen did such a good job to keep things moving. Maureen made sure the wedding day went smoothly which made the day so much less stressful. I would highly recommend the venue especially if you want to be able to have both indoor and outdoor space at your wedding.
The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking. As soon as I visited (even in January), I knew it was actually perfect. It Read more...
The venue itself is absolutely breathtaking. As soon as I visited (even in January), I knew it was actually perfect. It has a beautiful, rustic chic feel which fit perfectly into my vision. We got married under the tree by the river on a perfect August day. The servers were great and Maureen did such a good job to keep things moving. Maureen made sure the wedding day went smoothly which made the day so much less stressful. I would highly recommend the venue especially if you want to be able to have both indoor and outdoor space at your wedding. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/3/2012
4.8/5.0
It seems like a higher cost up front but everything is included together which ends up being a great value. Troy helped us make decisions in time and kept us within our budget. Overall, we highly recommend Riverdale for both ceremony and reception.
It seems like a higher cost up front but everything is included together which ends up being a great value. Troy helped us Read more...
It seems like a higher cost up front but everything is included together which ends up being a great value. Troy helped us make decisions in time and kept us within our budget. Overall, we highly recommend Riverdale for both ceremony and reception. Read less
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jereckson
Wedding:
3/4/2012
4.8/5.0
Riverdale is a very nice place to have a wedding. Everything went smoothly thanks to their coordinators. It looked very pretty when it was decorated and they are very helpful with the vendors.
Riverdale is a very nice place to have a wedding. Everything went smoothly thanks to their coordinators. It looked very Read more...
Riverdale is a very nice place to have a wedding. Everything went smoothly thanks to their coordinators. It looked very pretty when it was decorated and they are very helpful with the vendors. Read less
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bhandrews
Wedding:
11/26/2011
4.8/5.0
Amazing wedding venue.. posted 12/6/2011
Riverdale Manor far exceeded my expectaions for my daughter's wedding. Since I had never seen Riverdale decorated for a wedding, I was stunned how quickly Maureen and staff could transform the empty ballroom into an elegant reception area. The food was delicious and arrived warm even for the last table served. I can't thank Maureen enough for her skillful and professional handling of the entire event. It is a lovely memory!
Amazing wedding venue.. posted 12/6/2011
Riverdale Manor far exceeded my expectaions for my daughter's wedding. Since Read more...
Amazing wedding venue.. posted 12/6/2011
Riverdale Manor far exceeded my expectaions for my daughter's wedding. Since I had never seen Riverdale decorated for a wedding, I was stunned how quickly Maureen and staff could transform the empty ballroom into an elegant reception area. The food was delicious and arrived warm even for the last table served. I can't thank Maureen enough for her skillful and professional handling of the entire event. It is a lovely memory! Read less
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moxiegrlbride
Wedding:
11/13/2010
4.8/5.0
I had such an amazing experience at Riverdale!

Location- As an event planner myself, I was VERY picky on where I wanted the wedding to be. Riverdale was the best of all worlds. A beautiful and unique facility with a budget friendly price tag. My guest kept asking me how I found this beautiful place and how special it was. Since we had our ceremony there in the pavillion ,as well, we really got to take advantage of all they had to offer. We did pictures all over the property and held the cocktail hour on the patio post wedding and then openned up the door to the ballroom.

Meal selection- Not only can you pick an choose how much/what your meal will be...but the event corrdinator is super helpful in guiding you through the process. The other really big bonus is that they let you bring your own alchol into the facility which is a big $$$$ saver.

Staff- Originally I worked with Dayna through begining planning phases. As I mentioned I am an event planner and really wanted some one I could trust to make sure every detail was right the day of so I could really enjoy my wedding. Dayna was very helpful and always got back to you promptly.
However, the final event planner I worked with was Monica. She was FANTASTIC!! She made you feel instantly at ease with her professionalism. She was so quick to get back to you with any questions and had great ideas on how to make your wedding even better. She was not only superfriendly, but so on top of every detail and set-up all the elements I provided exactly how I imagined!!! It was amazing!!

Summary
Pro- If you are looking for a beautiful venue and awesome food & staff.. that's not a wedding mill and fits the budget nicly...look no futher!!!!!

Con- Although they are budget friendly priced...they do sort of nickel and dime you for everything ( ex. I had a cupcake tower with whoopie pies. My baker came to set it up and the guests served themselves off the tower. However, I was charged a 50cents a piece cake cutting fee). Also, brides out there....if you are looking for a really flexiable venue...you may want to look again. I found that they are amazing at what they do..but there is not a ton of room to get outside the box. For me, it really didn't effect my plans at all...but they are a little ridgged ( especially depending on who you get).
I had such an amazing experience at Riverdale!

Location- As an event planner myself, I was VERY picky on where I Read more...
I had such an amazing experience at Riverdale!

Location- As an event planner myself, I was VERY picky on where I wanted the wedding to be. Riverdale was the best of all worlds. A beautiful and unique facility with a budget friendly price tag. My guest kept asking me how I found this beautiful place and how special it was. Since we had our ceremony there in the pavillion ,as well, we really got to take advantage of all they had to offer. We did pictures all over the property and held the cocktail hour on the patio post wedding and then openned up the door to the ballroom.

Meal selection- Not only can you pick an choose how much/what your meal will be...but the event corrdinator is super helpful in guiding you through the process. The other really big bonus is that they let you bring your own alchol into the facility which is a big $$$$ saver.

Staff- Originally I worked with Dayna through begining planning phases. As I mentioned I am an event planner and really wanted some one I could trust to make sure every detail was right the day of so I could really enjoy my wedding. Dayna was very helpful and always got back to you promptly.
However, the final event planner I worked with was Monica. She was FANTASTIC!! She made you feel instantly at ease with her professionalism. She was so quick to get back to you with any questions and had great ideas on how to make your wedding even better. She was not only superfriendly, but so on top of every detail and set-up all the elements I provided exactly how I imagined!!! It was amazing!!

Summary
Pro- If you are looking for a beautiful venue and awesome food & staff.. that's not a wedding mill and fits the budget nicly...look no futher!!!!!

Con- Although they are budget friendly priced...they do sort of nickel and dime you for everything ( ex. I had a cupcake tower with whoopie pies. My baker came to set it up and the guests served themselves off the tower. However, I was charged a 50cents a piece cake cutting fee). Also, brides out there....if you are looking for a really flexiable venue...you may want to look again. I found that they are amazing at what they do..but there is not a ton of room to get outside the box. For me, it really didn't effect my plans at all...but they are a little ridgged ( especially depending on who you get). Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/17/2010
4.8/5.0
Riverdale Manor is an absolutely beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding. The inside is a completely blank slate and they allow you to decorate freely so you can personalize your special event. Troy was truly amazing. He answered every email and phone call without fail. No matter how many times I called to make changes or check on things, he was always on top of everything.

They do nickel and dime you for the linens, napkins, cake cutting fee (even if you have cupcakes). But if you are looking for a beautiful venue, that provides all the amenities for the bride and groom, allows you to use anything you want to personalize it and keeps your day hassle free, this is the place.
Riverdale Manor is an absolutely beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding. The inside is a completely blank slate and they Read more...
Riverdale Manor is an absolutely beautiful venue for an outdoor wedding. The inside is a completely blank slate and they allow you to decorate freely so you can personalize your special event. Troy was truly amazing. He answered every email and phone call without fail. No matter how many times I called to make changes or check on things, he was always on top of everything.

They do nickel and dime you for the linens, napkins, cake cutting fee (even if you have cupcakes). But if you are looking for a beautiful venue, that provides all the amenities for the bride and groom, allows you to use anything you want to personalize it and keeps your day hassle free, this is the place. Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
7/5/2010
4.8/5.0
I had my ceremony and reception at the Riverdale Manor and everything went off beautifully. We had many custom details and unique vendors (photobooth etc.) and I was a little worried about how they would all come together. Thanks to Maureen, a seasoned pro (and owner), I didn't have to think about anything on the day. Maureen was very accomodating to me and my mother during the planning period, I live on the other side of the United States and my mom lives an hour away from the venue. We planned the wedding mostly through a few face-to-face meetings and conference calls. On the day, I noticed how everything went off with military precision, she made sure everyone was where they needed to be and was always thinking three steps ahead.
I had my ceremony under the new pavillion and it was gorgeous. Many of my guests commented on how beautiful the location was. Other than being restrictive on what can be hung from trees and about the grounds, I can't possibly think of anything bad to say about Riverdale. If you're thinking about getting married in the Lancaster area, you definitely need to visit the Riverdale Manor. But do it quick, because they book up fast!
I had my ceremony and reception at the Riverdale Manor and everything went off beautifully. We had many custom details and Read more...
I had my ceremony and reception at the Riverdale Manor and everything went off beautifully. We had many custom details and unique vendors (photobooth etc.) and I was a little worried about how they would all come together. Thanks to Maureen, a seasoned pro (and owner), I didn't have to think about anything on the day. Maureen was very accomodating to me and my mother during the planning period, I live on the other side of the United States and my mom lives an hour away from the venue. We planned the wedding mostly through a few face-to-face meetings and conference calls. On the day, I noticed how everything went off with military precision, she made sure everyone was where they needed to be and was always thinking three steps ahead.
I had my ceremony under the new pavillion and it was gorgeous. Many of my guests commented on how beautiful the location was. Other than being restrictive on what can be hung from trees and about the grounds, I can't possibly think of anything bad to say about Riverdale. If you're thinking about getting married in the Lancaster area, you definitely need to visit the Riverdale Manor. But do it quick, because they book up fast! Read less
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Yoko
Wedding:
8/30/2009
4.8/5.0
In the end, everything was GREAT. But there were definitely times when we weren't sure if we liked the people there.... The venue is gorgeous! Beautiful! Everything we wanted! But we just wish that people there were more friendly and fun. They were very stiff and stern throughout the entire process and it seemed they only wanted our money!! Our coordinator really came through for us on the day of. We were so amazed! Where was all the smiles before!?!? What a beautiful venue though... :) Just loosen up people!
In the end, everything was GREAT. But there were definitely times when we weren't sure if we liked the people there.... Read more...
In the end, everything was GREAT. But there were definitely times when we weren't sure if we liked the people there.... The venue is gorgeous! Beautiful! Everything we wanted! But we just wish that people there were more friendly and fun. They were very stiff and stern throughout the entire process and it seemed they only wanted our money!! Our coordinator really came through for us on the day of. We were so amazed! Where was all the smiles before!?!? What a beautiful venue though... :) Just loosen up people! Read less
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Devon
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.7/5.0
I am so happy that I went with Riverdale Manor for my wedding. When I first visited the site, it was dark, but I already thought it was a pretty place. The first time I got to see it in the daylight, I was certain this was the place to have my wedding. The two biggest selling points were that I had a second place to hold the ceremony in case the weather didn't pan out for an outdoor one (thankfully it did), and the on site rooms for the entire bridal party to get ready in.
I worked with Monica throughout the entire planning and the day itself, and she was wonderful, always quick to respond to questions or to changes that we wanted to make with our menu (which we certainly did a few times). But I think the biggest help was how much she and the staff did on the day of the wedding to get our decorations set up. This was a huge load off of my mind, as I was so worried about being able to get things done while also getting myself ready for the wedding. Everything ran smoothly thanks to her direction, and it just helped make this a really special day for me.
I am so happy that I went with Riverdale Manor for my wedding. When I first visited the site, it was dark, but I already Read more...
I am so happy that I went with Riverdale Manor for my wedding. When I first visited the site, it was dark, but I already thought it was a pretty place. The first time I got to see it in the daylight, I was certain this was the place to have my wedding. The two biggest selling points were that I had a second place to hold the ceremony in case the weather didn't pan out for an outdoor one (thankfully it did), and the on site rooms for the entire bridal party to get ready in.
I worked with Monica throughout the entire planning and the day itself, and she was wonderful, always quick to respond to questions or to changes that we wanted to make with our menu (which we certainly did a few times). But I think the biggest help was how much she and the staff did on the day of the wedding to get our decorations set up. This was a huge load off of my mind, as I was so worried about being able to get things done while also getting myself ready for the wedding. Everything ran smoothly thanks to her direction, and it just helped make this a really special day for me. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
9/14/2012
4.7/5.0
After the first few moments on Riverdale's website we totally fell in love and things just got better from there! We chose this venue sight unseen from across the country and it along with the amazing staff did not disappoint. The feel of the old manor house, the sounds of the Conestoga River, the beautiful ballroom and decor of pavilion were outstanding and the versatility of having both indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony was phenomenal.

The little details throughout the venue were also incredible, lanterns lining the walkways, lights, fans and chandeliers in the pavilion not to mention the amazing chandeliers in the ballroom they all added to and enhanced the elegance of our event! And being the sometimes over critical, type A person that I am I was thoroughly impressed.

Troy and his team were responsive, professional, accommodating, attentive and fun! The dinner and desserts prepared by the on-site caterer, Thyme & Seasons, were delicious and the presentation was very nice. The allowance to bring your own alcohol was a huge cost savings! The attention to detail by Troy and his staff let me kick back and enjoy my day to the very fullest extent!

The only draw backs, if you can really call these draw backs, were the shortened time frames we were allowed to drop items off for the rehearsal and when vendors were allowed on the grounds the day of.

We could not have been happier having chosen Riverdale Manor as our wedding venue and would recommend Riverdale to anyone! I would not have changed a single thing and would go back and do it all over again in a heart beat!
After the first few moments on Riverdale's website we totally fell in love and things just got better from there! We chose Read more...
After the first few moments on Riverdale's website we totally fell in love and things just got better from there! We chose this venue sight unseen from across the country and it along with the amazing staff did not disappoint. The feel of the old manor house, the sounds of the Conestoga River, the beautiful ballroom and decor of pavilion were outstanding and the versatility of having both indoor and outdoor spaces for the ceremony was phenomenal.

The little details throughout the venue were also incredible, lanterns lining the walkways, lights, fans and chandeliers in the pavilion not to mention the amazing chandeliers in the ballroom they all added to and enhanced the elegance of our event! And being the sometimes over critical, type A person that I am I was thoroughly impressed.

Troy and his team were responsive, professional, accommodating, attentive and fun! The dinner and desserts prepared by the on-site caterer, Thyme & Seasons, were delicious and the presentation was very nice. The allowance to bring your own alcohol was a huge cost savings! The attention to detail by Troy and his staff let me kick back and enjoy my day to the very fullest extent!

The only draw backs, if you can really call these draw backs, were the shortened time frames we were allowed to drop items off for the rehearsal and when vendors were allowed on the grounds the day of.

We could not have been happier having chosen Riverdale Manor as our wedding venue and would recommend Riverdale to anyone! I would not have changed a single thing and would go back and do it all over again in a heart beat! Read less
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Jon
Wedding:
9/7/2012
4.7/5.0
In short, an incredibly beautiful place to have your wedding. The grounds are beautiful and the buildings are incredible. It is surprisingly affordable to have your wedding here, and the quality is excellent. Troy and Ashley were great to work with and we couldn't believe how helpful they were during the reception. The only negative thing about this place is that they do have a few inflexible rules due to insurance restrictions, but those restrictions ended up not having as big of an impact as I feared. Overall, I would definitely pick this place again!
In short, an incredibly beautiful place to have your wedding. The grounds are beautiful and the buildings are incredible. Read more...
In short, an incredibly beautiful place to have your wedding. The grounds are beautiful and the buildings are incredible. It is surprisingly affordable to have your wedding here, and the quality is excellent. Troy and Ashley were great to work with and we couldn't believe how helpful they were during the reception. The only negative thing about this place is that they do have a few inflexible rules due to insurance restrictions, but those restrictions ended up not having as big of an impact as I feared. Overall, I would definitely pick this place again! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/25/2012
4.7/5.0
Beautiful venue! We loved our wedding!! It was romantic amd elegant! Monica, the planner/coordinator was so helpful. The food was good, except the kids meals. Lots of places to take beautiful pictures!
Beautiful venue! We loved our wedding!! It was romantic amd elegant! Monica, the planner/coordinator was so helpful. The Read more...
Beautiful venue! We loved our wedding!! It was romantic amd elegant! Monica, the planner/coordinator was so helpful. The food was good, except the kids meals. Lots of places to take beautiful pictures! Read less
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lmartin5304
Wedding:
12/3/2010
4.7/5.0
Our wedding was absolutly gorgeous and most of that was due to the venue. The food was delicious! All of the staff were just wonderful. Working with Maureen, the owner, was great. She was so helpful, understanding and worried about the stuff that I didn't need to on my day.
Our wedding was absolutly gorgeous and most of that was due to the venue. The food was delicious! All of the staff were Read more...
Our wedding was absolutly gorgeous and most of that was due to the venue. The food was delicious! All of the staff were just wonderful. Working with Maureen, the owner, was great. She was so helpful, understanding and worried about the stuff that I didn't need to on my day. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
4/18/2009
4.7/5.0
I was delighted with my experience with Riverdale Manor. I planned my wedding from California, so I didn't deal with them all that much, but whenever I had questions for my coordinator, Monica, she was responsive and helpful. The day-of service was wonderful! Thanks to Monica, I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything, and that was a huge relief. I didn't feel the need to check on everything to make sure it was being done, because I knew it would be. My mom and I provided the little details, the staff at Riverdale put it all together for us, and the wedding was beautiful. Plus, Riverdale's site is gorgeous. We got so many compliments on the location, and our guests had full run of the terrace, the grounds, and the reception hall. We lucked out with beautiful weather, so our guests spent a lot of time outside, which was a lovely benefit. One thing I would say, though, is that it's pretty clear when they don't want you to do something -- they just steer you in another direction. It was just a couple of things during the planning process, so it didn't bother me, but it's something to keep in mind as you work with them. Just be up front with what you envision and I think they'll work with you to make you happy. Overall, I would definitely recommend Riverdale!
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I was delighted with my experience with Riverdale Manor. I planned my wedding from California, so I didn't deal with them all that much, but whenever I had questions for my coordinator, Monica, she was responsive and helpful. The day-of service was wonderful! Thanks to Monica, I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything, and that was a huge relief. I didn't feel the need to check on everything to make sure it was being done, because I knew it would be. My mom and I provided the little details, the staff at Riverdale put it all together for us, and the wedding was beautiful. Plus, Riverdale's site is gorgeous. We got so many compliments on the location, and our guests had full run of the terrace, the grounds, and the reception hall. We lucked out with beautiful weather, so our guests spent a lot of time outside, which was a lovely benefit. One thing I would say, though, is that it's pretty clear when they don't want you to do something -- they just steer you in another direction. It was just a couple of things during the planning process, so it didn't bother me, but it's something to keep in mind as you work with them. Just be up front with what you envision and I think they'll work with you to make you happy. Overall, I would definitely recommend Riverdale! Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.6/5.0
We had our ceremony at a nearby church and held the reception at Riverdale. Although we had to push back our wedding date in order to get this venue, it was well worth it! Throughout the planning process, Maureen made it incredibly easy. She was always available to contact when I had questions and was always accommodating, no matter how little the question. She definitely knows what she wants so sometimes you have to fight a little harder for what you want- but she is the professional for a reason, she knows what she's doing.

Our dinner was station style and that was a huge hit! People loved being able to choose whatever food they wanted, and getting as much as they wanted. The food was all delicious- we got so many compliments from people that it was better than normal wedding food. We had the dessert bar in addition to a small cake and cut and holy cow, the dessert bar is well worth it! People rushed towards it once it was announced and couldn't get enough.

Everything about the night ran so smoothly. Either Maureen or her assistant were there all night and constantly checked in with myself, my husband and my parents to ensure that everything was going well. I cannot speak highly enough of everyone at Riverdale. We have been to 2 weddings in addition to ours here and it was always a positive experience. We actually requested one of the bartenders from a previous wedding because they were so much fun! I suggest to all brides to get vendors that you can trust to do their job because it makes planning much less stressful. I never once doubted that things would run smoothly at Riverdale Manor.
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We had our ceremony at a nearby church and held the reception at Riverdale. Although we had to push back our wedding date in order to get this venue, it was well worth it! Throughout the planning process, Maureen made it incredibly easy. She was always available to contact when I had questions and was always accommodating, no matter how little the question. She definitely knows what she wants so sometimes you have to fight a little harder for what you want- but she is the professional for a reason, she knows what she's doing.

Our dinner was station style and that was a huge hit! People loved being able to choose whatever food they wanted, and getting as much as they wanted. The food was all delicious- we got so many compliments from people that it was better than normal wedding food. We had the dessert bar in addition to a small cake and cut and holy cow, the dessert bar is well worth it! People rushed towards it once it was announced and couldn't get enough.

Everything about the night ran so smoothly. Either Maureen or her assistant were there all night and constantly checked in with myself, my husband and my parents to ensure that everything was going well. I cannot speak highly enough of everyone at Riverdale. We have been to 2 weddings in addition to ours here and it was always a positive experience. We actually requested one of the bartenders from a previous wedding because they were so much fun! I suggest to all brides to get vendors that you can trust to do their job because it makes planning much less stressful. I never once doubted that things would run smoothly at Riverdale Manor. Read less
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gina
Wedding:
10/6/2013
4.6/5.0
We had a beautiful wedding at Riverdale Manor a week and a half ago. The food was amazing (everyone kept saying "this CAN'T be wedding food"), they venue and grounds looked beautiful, and the staff was very helpful. We had a few small hiccups, but nothing that was remotely a big deal. Thank you Maureen and staff for being so accommodating!!
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We had a beautiful wedding at Riverdale Manor a week and a half ago. The food was amazing (everyone kept saying "this CAN'T be wedding food"), they venue and grounds looked beautiful, and the staff was very helpful. We had a few small hiccups, but nothing that was remotely a big deal. Thank you Maureen and staff for being so accommodating!! Read less
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S. Houck
Wedding:
5/17/2013
4.6/5.0
I cannot count the amount of compliments we have received from guests on our venue and they only solidified the way my husband and I feel. We searched high and low for the perfect combination of rustic and elegance and we found it in Riverdale.

We were able to rent the venue from 2:30pm until 11pm and have complete use of the farmhouse, reception hall, pavilion and grounds. There are two suits, a bridal and a groom, in the farmhouse so we were able to dress and spend time preparing onsite. We were also able to have a private toast with our bridal party following the reception in the main hall of the farmhouse. The reception hall is in a refinished barn with high ceilings and exposed beams, and we chose to get married in the adjoining pavilion which allowed for the outside feel we wanted while still protecting guests from sunburn or potential rain. The patio was used for the cocktail hour and guests were able to roam the grounds by the creek and around the venue. It was beautiful.

Beyond the beauty of it all was the execution of the event. We worked with Troy and he could not have been better. I tease that I do not know anyone else in my life who responds to emails faster than he does, and with such detail! I often felt like we were the only wedding the he was coordinating because of the attention we received. We changed our menu about 5 times and he never made us feel silly for doing so. He was incredibly helpful in finding the balance between our foodie nature and our wallet.

The entire staff even beyond Troy was wonderful, as well. Every detail was handled with the utmost professionalism and precision. For instance, we brought our decorations in the day before our wedding and when we arrived on the wedding day everything was displayed to perfection.

Choosing Riverdale was one of the best decisions we made during the entire wedding planning process!
I cannot count the amount of compliments we have received from guests on our venue and they only solidified the way my Read more...
I cannot count the amount of compliments we have received from guests on our venue and they only solidified the way my husband and I feel. We searched high and low for the perfect combination of rustic and elegance and we found it in Riverdale.

We were able to rent the venue from 2:30pm until 11pm and have complete use of the farmhouse, reception hall, pavilion and grounds. There are two suits, a bridal and a groom, in the farmhouse so we were able to dress and spend time preparing onsite. We were also able to have a private toast with our bridal party following the reception in the main hall of the farmhouse. The reception hall is in a refinished barn with high ceilings and exposed beams, and we chose to get married in the adjoining pavilion which allowed for the outside feel we wanted while still protecting guests from sunburn or potential rain. The patio was used for the cocktail hour and guests were able to roam the grounds by the creek and around the venue. It was beautiful.

Beyond the beauty of it all was the execution of the event. We worked with Troy and he could not have been better. I tease that I do not know anyone else in my life who responds to emails faster than he does, and with such detail! I often felt like we were the only wedding the he was coordinating because of the attention we received. We changed our menu about 5 times and he never made us feel silly for doing so. He was incredibly helpful in finding the balance between our foodie nature and our wallet.

The entire staff even beyond Troy was wonderful, as well. Every detail was handled with the utmost professionalism and precision. For instance, we brought our decorations in the day before our wedding and when we arrived on the wedding day everything was displayed to perfection.

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Amy K
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.6/5.0
Riverdale Manor has a few restrictions due to the location of the property and their unwillingness to allow employees to work over 8 hours, which is good for employees but unfortunate for brides. It was disappointing to learn that they do not allow you to pay for "extra hours" or add time to your event. Once you get past the unkempt industrial park that you have to pass through to get to Riverdale, it is all uphill. The staff, Monica in particular, are friendly, accommodating, and professional. The food was excellent at the tasting, but done in a mass amount, the salmon left a little to be desired. The overall atmosphere is very relaxed and simple. The flowers on property are well maintained and lush. The lighting once dark is absolutely beautiful. The interior, a stark white, could use some additional lighting but overall fits a clean, simple, romantic vibe.
Riverdale Manor has a few restrictions due to the location of the property and their unwillingness to allow employees to Read more...
Riverdale Manor has a few restrictions due to the location of the property and their unwillingness to allow employees to work over 8 hours, which is good for employees but unfortunate for brides. It was disappointing to learn that they do not allow you to pay for "extra hours" or add time to your event. Once you get past the unkempt industrial park that you have to pass through to get to Riverdale, it is all uphill. The staff, Monica in particular, are friendly, accommodating, and professional. The food was excellent at the tasting, but done in a mass amount, the salmon left a little to be desired. The overall atmosphere is very relaxed and simple. The flowers on property are well maintained and lush. The lighting once dark is absolutely beautiful. The interior, a stark white, could use some additional lighting but overall fits a clean, simple, romantic vibe. Read less
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BTinUK
Wedding:
5/8/2011
4.6/5.0
Riverdale Manor was an absolutely wonderful place for our wedding. Our guests just raved about the location and it was perfect for the style and flow of our event. Maureen was great to work with and was patient with my millions of questions. Although no wedding goes perfectly smooth, ours was as close to it as possible and I know that we have the Riverdale staff to thank for that. However, if you are looking for a place where you can really let your creative juices flow Riverdale may not for you. They have a long list of very specific rules and expectations, which have the potential to impede a couple's vision for their wedding day. This, on the other hand, is not necessarily a bad thing. For me, the super high-strung, type-A personality that I am, those rules were just what I needed because they left me feeling safe and assured that the day would go off without a hitch. Flexibility allows for creativity, but rigidity creates certainty. Just keep in mind, if you're the kind of bride who wants to completely make over a space or one who believes you should have everything you want on your wedding day, Riverdale Manor might not be the place for you.
Riverdale Manor was an absolutely wonderful place for our wedding. Our guests just raved about the location and it was Read more...
Riverdale Manor was an absolutely wonderful place for our wedding. Our guests just raved about the location and it was perfect for the style and flow of our event. Maureen was great to work with and was patient with my millions of questions. Although no wedding goes perfectly smooth, ours was as close to it as possible and I know that we have the Riverdale staff to thank for that. However, if you are looking for a place where you can really let your creative juices flow Riverdale may not for you. They have a long list of very specific rules and expectations, which have the potential to impede a couple's vision for their wedding day. This, on the other hand, is not necessarily a bad thing. For me, the super high-strung, type-A personality that I am, those rules were just what I needed because they left me feeling safe and assured that the day would go off without a hitch. Flexibility allows for creativity, but rigidity creates certainty. Just keep in mind, if you're the kind of bride who wants to completely make over a space or one who believes you should have everything you want on your wedding day, Riverdale Manor might not be the place for you. Read less
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Anita
Wedding:
6/13/2010
4.6/5.0
We just loved Riverdale! When we were looking for sites for the wedding nothing could compare to Riverdale. The food was wonderful and our coordinator, Dayna, was very helpful. I had a lot of questions in the year and a half before we got married and she was always there to answer them. They are strict about some things, but it wasn't that big of a deal. I really wanted to get married down by the water, but we decided on the pavilion and thank goodness because it rained on and off that day and really started coming down at the end of the ceremony! Everyone told us how beautiful Riverdale was and we would definitely recommend it to anyone! Word of advice, book as far in advance as you can!
We just loved Riverdale! When we were looking for sites for the wedding nothing could compare to Riverdale. The food was Read more...
We just loved Riverdale! When we were looking for sites for the wedding nothing could compare to Riverdale. The food was wonderful and our coordinator, Dayna, was very helpful. I had a lot of questions in the year and a half before we got married and she was always there to answer them. They are strict about some things, but it wasn't that big of a deal. I really wanted to get married down by the water, but we decided on the pavilion and thank goodness because it rained on and off that day and really started coming down at the end of the ceremony! Everyone told us how beautiful Riverdale was and we would definitely recommend it to anyone! Word of advice, book as far in advance as you can! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/26/2012
4.5/5.0
Riverdale Manor is a gorgeous setting for a wedding and has many different options on what areas to have your ceremony and an a la carte menu so there are hundreds of different ways you can create your menu. Our coordinator Troy was extremely professional and answered all of my questions quickly and helped me feel at ease. They were on top of everything and made my day go off without a hitch. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, and the set up of the dining room was exactly how I imagined it would be. Troy made sure everyone knew exactly where to be and what to expect. The pavillion is the icing on the cake - we had our first dance and our reception under the pavillion and it was like a story book. Thank you Riverdale!
Riverdale Manor is a gorgeous setting for a wedding and has many different options on what areas to have your ceremony and Read more...
Riverdale Manor is a gorgeous setting for a wedding and has many different options on what areas to have your ceremony and an a la carte menu so there are hundreds of different ways you can create your menu. Our coordinator Troy was extremely professional and answered all of my questions quickly and helped me feel at ease. They were on top of everything and made my day go off without a hitch. The food was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, and the set up of the dining room was exactly how I imagined it would be. Troy made sure everyone knew exactly where to be and what to expect. The pavillion is the icing on the cake - we had our first dance and our reception under the pavillion and it was like a story book. Thank you Riverdale! Read less
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AshleyJ2134
Wedding:
11/25/2011
4.5/5.0
My husband and I wanted a rustic wedding with touches of elegance and Riverdale Manor is just the place for that. The property consists of a fantastic old farmhouse, a gorgeous open pavilion and a spacious, unique, amazing ballroom that looks like a renovated barn. We loved that the farmhouse was available to us to get ready in (so that everything was in one spot) we got married in the pavilion, and we had our reception in the ballroom. One of my favorite aspects is that even though the ballroom is the size and grandeur of a traditional ballroom, it doesn't have the crappy generic carpets and mirror walls, but instead gorgeous wood floors and white-washed walls and exposed beams. The space needed little to no decoration from me because it was already so quaint and rustic. The grounds are also extensive and perfectly maintained. On top of all this, the catering and day-of coordinating is included in your package.

The only reason I give Riverdale a 4 star value rating is because we decided to get married on a Friday in the off season, because if we had stuck with our original plan for a fall Saturday wedding, we would have had to pay thousands more. The food is well-priced and delicious, and you get to bring in your own booze, but at the end of the day, Riverdale is on the more expensive (BUT more high end) end. The only reason we give Riverdale a 4 star flexibility rating is because there were a lot of restrictions put on us as far as decorations (nothing on the walls, nothing hanging in the pavilion) and reception (we were not allowed to extend our reception time, we wanted to pay for an extra hour or two but were not allowed), as well as some other little things. I'm well aware that these restrictions probably make the day go as smoothly as possible, but I just wanted to put it out there. Our coordinator was also the owner of Riverdale and I know she has been in the business long enough and has put together hundreds of successful weddings, but we just felt like we were paying a lot of money for a little too much red tape.

That being said, I was amazed that I was able to bring in all my other decorations, etc... and they set everything up for us and really did a perfect job setting up the space to be just what I had hoped for. You just say the word and they'll bend over backwards to accomodate you. I just brought in the place cards and table decorations, etc... and our coordinator saw to the placement of everything. They also packed everything up for us at the end of the night so that clean up was a breeze.

So, to wrap it all up pretty: The venue is beautiful and beautifully maintained, the food is great, the staff is helpful, the coordination is strict but on-point, and I promise your day will go smoothly and be exactly what you'd hoped for.
My husband and I wanted a rustic wedding with touches of elegance and Riverdale Manor is just the place for that. The Read more...
My husband and I wanted a rustic wedding with touches of elegance and Riverdale Manor is just the place for that. The property consists of a fantastic old farmhouse, a gorgeous open pavilion and a spacious, unique, amazing ballroom that looks like a renovated barn. We loved that the farmhouse was available to us to get ready in (so that everything was in one spot) we got married in the pavilion, and we had our reception in the ballroom. One of my favorite aspects is that even though the ballroom is the size and grandeur of a traditional ballroom, it doesn't have the crappy generic carpets and mirror walls, but instead gorgeous wood floors and white-washed walls and exposed beams. The space needed little to no decoration from me because it was already so quaint and rustic. The grounds are also extensive and perfectly maintained. On top of all this, the catering and day-of coordinating is included in your package.

The only reason I give Riverdale a 4 star value rating is because we decided to get married on a Friday in the off season, because if we had stuck with our original plan for a fall Saturday wedding, we would have had to pay thousands more. The food is well-priced and delicious, and you get to bring in your own booze, but at the end of the day, Riverdale is on the more expensive (BUT more high end) end. The only reason we give Riverdale a 4 star flexibility rating is because there were a lot of restrictions put on us as far as decorations (nothing on the walls, nothing hanging in the pavilion) and reception (we were not allowed to extend our reception time, we wanted to pay for an extra hour or two but were not allowed), as well as some other little things. I'm well aware that these restrictions probably make the day go as smoothly as possible, but I just wanted to put it out there. Our coordinator was also the owner of Riverdale and I know she has been in the business long enough and has put together hundreds of successful weddings, but we just felt like we were paying a lot of money for a little too much red tape.

That being said, I was amazed that I was able to bring in all my other decorations, etc... and they set everything up for us and really did a perfect job setting up the space to be just what I had hoped for. You just say the word and they'll bend over backwards to accomodate you. I just brought in the place cards and table decorations, etc... and our coordinator saw to the placement of everything. They also packed everything up for us at the end of the night so that clean up was a breeze.

So, to wrap it all up pretty: The venue is beautiful and beautifully maintained, the food is great, the staff is helpful, the coordination is strict but on-point, and I promise your day will go smoothly and be exactly what you'd hoped for. Read less
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Lizzyd
Wedding:
7/25/2010
4.5/5.0
Riverdale Manor was our first choice in places to have our wedding and reception. We heard many good things about the venue, so we didn't hesitate.

We worked with Dayna, the wedding coordinator employed by Riverdale. This service was included with the cost of the venue. Dayna was very professional and organized during our correspondence prior to the wedding. She was flexible with meeting times and made several changes to our plans throughout the year. During our wedding, she tried to keep things running as smoothly as possible despite the hurricane-like weather. The only complaint we have is that she was rude to my brother and his friend who were trying to help, and she didn't speak kindly to our florist (who was offended by her actions and said she would never work with Riverdale again).

The venue itself is gorgeous - the perfect place for a scenic outdoor wedding, but versatile if you prefer something indoors or under the pavilion. The price was great for all that was included, and it was half off because our wedding was on a Sunday (Fridays are half off, too). We recommend Riverdale to everyone we know who is planning to get married in the Lancaster area.
Riverdale Manor was our first choice in places to have our wedding and reception. We heard many good things about the Read more...
Riverdale Manor was our first choice in places to have our wedding and reception. We heard many good things about the venue, so we didn't hesitate.

We worked with Dayna, the wedding coordinator employed by Riverdale. This service was included with the cost of the venue. Dayna was very professional and organized during our correspondence prior to the wedding. She was flexible with meeting times and made several changes to our plans throughout the year. During our wedding, she tried to keep things running as smoothly as possible despite the hurricane-like weather. The only complaint we have is that she was rude to my brother and his friend who were trying to help, and she didn't speak kindly to our florist (who was offended by her actions and said she would never work with Riverdale again).

The venue itself is gorgeous - the perfect place for a scenic outdoor wedding, but versatile if you prefer something indoors or under the pavilion. The price was great for all that was included, and it was half off because our wedding was on a Sunday (Fridays are half off, too). We recommend Riverdale to everyone we know who is planning to get married in the Lancaster area. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/12/2009
4.5/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at Riverdale Manor. They have two dressing areas, one for the girls and one for the guys. We were brought champagne and beer or whatever we wanted while we got dressed and took pictures. I was greeted by the photographers who had an issue and Maureen, the owner, took care of it for me because I did not want to on my wedding day. She also helped me bussel my dress before the reception. We decided to get married in the new pavillion, which was lovely, it was not too hot and there was a nice breeze blowing through. It was a gorgeous day and we got some great pictures on their beautiful property. All the guests were able to have drinks and hor'deourves on the patios outside before dinner. The food was delicious! Maureen was there to keep us on schedule, but did allow us to tell her when we were ready. She left us after the cake cutting and all went well, the rest of her staff helped pack the centerpieces and things up for us. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the wedding was and the location. They said it's the best wedding they've ever been to! Yes there were some minor miscommunications along the way, but I always got quick email responses or phone calls to all of my questions/concerns and I feel like you will have this anywhere. Everything went perfectly and exactly the way I wanted it to. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and would recommend having your wedding or any other function at Riverdale Manor!!!
We had both our ceremony and reception at Riverdale Manor. They have two dressing areas, one for the girls and one for the Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at Riverdale Manor. They have two dressing areas, one for the girls and one for the guys. We were brought champagne and beer or whatever we wanted while we got dressed and took pictures. I was greeted by the photographers who had an issue and Maureen, the owner, took care of it for me because I did not want to on my wedding day. She also helped me bussel my dress before the reception. We decided to get married in the new pavillion, which was lovely, it was not too hot and there was a nice breeze blowing through. It was a gorgeous day and we got some great pictures on their beautiful property. All the guests were able to have drinks and hor'deourves on the patios outside before dinner. The food was delicious! Maureen was there to keep us on schedule, but did allow us to tell her when we were ready. She left us after the cake cutting and all went well, the rest of her staff helped pack the centerpieces and things up for us. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the wedding was and the location. They said it's the best wedding they've ever been to! Yes there were some minor miscommunications along the way, but I always got quick email responses or phone calls to all of my questions/concerns and I feel like you will have this anywhere. Everything went perfectly and exactly the way I wanted it to. I thoroughly enjoyed my day and would recommend having your wedding or any other function at Riverdale Manor!!! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.5/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Riverdale Manor. It was everything we dreamed for our wedding day. The venue is extremely picturesque for an outdoor ceremony. We also enjoyed the flow of the day. Our guests were able to move to the beautiful outdoor pavilion for cocktails and then inside for the reception. The food was delicious. The catering offers a wide array of options and pricing to fit your budget and tastes. On top of tasty food, the service was impeccable. I was very impressed by the speed and precision of the dinner service. All the servers and bartenders were extremely professional and efficient. The venue is beautiful and perfect. I am so happy we were able to marry there.
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Riverdale Manor. It was everything we dreamed for our wedding day. The venue Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Riverdale Manor. It was everything we dreamed for our wedding day. The venue is extremely picturesque for an outdoor ceremony. We also enjoyed the flow of the day. Our guests were able to move to the beautiful outdoor pavilion for cocktails and then inside for the reception. The food was delicious. The catering offers a wide array of options and pricing to fit your budget and tastes. On top of tasty food, the service was impeccable. I was very impressed by the speed and precision of the dinner service. All the servers and bartenders were extremely professional and efficient. The venue is beautiful and perfect. I am so happy we were able to marry there. Read less
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ew
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.5/5.0
Riverdale is great, especially if you are looking for a one stop shop but not a cookie cutter wedding, and want control of the costs. We did not want to have a hotel wedding but liked the convenience and cost savings of having one vendor for the venue and the caterer; Riverdale fit the bill.

When you contract with Riverdale, you are going to be the only event at Riverdale that day. They allow you to use the farmhouse to get ready there, to have a five hour event (rather than the standard 4 hours), and to have your ceremony there for a nominal cost. The rental of the site also includes tables and chairs for the reception. Things they do not include are tablecloths (which they will rent on your behalf--one less vendor for you to have to deal with), cake plates and champagne glasses. We felt a little nickle and dimed about the plates and glasses, but when we added up all the costs, Riverdale was still more affordable than other comparable options we considered. You also can control your costs since you are able to choose your menu a la carte, and provide your own alcohol. The latter was a huge money saver, when compared to open bar prices elsewhere.

The quality of the food was excellent. We offered the beef medallion or the portobello mushroom. Guests liked both. The appetizers were also very good. We do wish they did a better job of serving those to the guests; the people near the kitchen were bombarded with passed trays and other guests never saw them. This was partially due to the fact that our guests were primarily in the farmhouse and not on the patio, since it was a bit chilly outside.

We also liked that Riverdale had a place for both us to get ready onsite (most do not have a place for the groom), and basically provides a coordinator for the wedding. We worked with Dayna. We dropped off all the alcohol, escort cards, picture frames, votives, etc. the day before and Dayna took care of getting everything set up, just the way we had planned. Dayna took care of all the set up for the ceremony as well. She also made sure everything was packed up and ready to go after the wedding. We did not hire an outside coordinator and having Dayna available before and the day of the wedding was fantastic. Whenever we had a question that Dayna did not know the answer to, she was quick to tell us she would find out. Riverdale also has an excellent vendor referral list. The only area we wish they had provided more guidance in was in the quantiity of alcoholic beverages to purchase. We ended up using the recommendations of a friend's caterer since Riverdale did not provide us with this information. (we'd be happy to share our experience in this area if you need the information--we had WAY TOO MUCH!)

As other reviewers noted, the one downside of Riverdale is they are a bit set in there ways. You could say they know what works and want to run a smooth event, which is why they heavily push to do things a certain way. Or, you could say they can be a bit inflexible at times. For example, they insist that we write our guests' entree selection on the escort cards, rather than indicating what a person had ordered through a colored ribbon or some other symbol. They were very inflexible about this. We wrote the entree choices on the inside of the cards, and one of our guests reported that when dinner was served they were told to turn their cards inside out. Seemed a bit of an overkill to me. But it was nice to be offer a split entree without a surcharge. They also were not thrilled that we wanted to have our meal served with intervals of dancing between courses; we were upfront about this before we signed the contract and were told that was fine. At our final planning meeting, we were told that we may have to pay for additional hours of service if we did this. They backed down, but the night of the wedding, they DID NOT follow our schedule. They served the dinner a half hour early and the cake immediately following. (they said people weren't dancing--they were.) Our guests did not know the difference, but we did. We were very explicit about what we wanted, and we are pretty sure that the owner of the company never had any intention of serving the meal on our schedule.

On the whole we were thrilled with Riverdale. We wanted a farmhouse setting, but also saw the benefit of having modern amenities, like climate control. We were able to hold our ceremony in the pavilion, which we did not know was going to be an option when we contracted with Riverdale. It is a wonderful addition to the place and we were so glad to have been able to use it, especially since using the patio would not have worked well in late March.

We considered venues all over the Mid-Atlantic and looked at venues in Baltimore, York, Annapolis and Lancaster. We considred many different places, Riverdale was able to give us everything we wanted at a price we could afford. If we were to do it all over again, we would definitely pick Riverdale Manor and gladly work with Dayna.
Riverdale is great, especially if you are looking for a one stop shop but not a cookie cutter wedding, and want control of Read more...
Riverdale is great, especially if you are looking for a one stop shop but not a cookie cutter wedding, and want control of the costs. We did not want to have a hotel wedding but liked the convenience and cost savings of having one vendor for the venue and the caterer; Riverdale fit the bill.

When you contract with Riverdale, you are going to be the only event at Riverdale that day. They allow you to use the farmhouse to get ready there, to have a five hour event (rather than the standard 4 hours), and to have your ceremony there for a nominal cost. The rental of the site also includes tables and chairs for the reception. Things they do not include are tablecloths (which they will rent on your behalf--one less vendor for you to have to deal with), cake plates and champagne glasses. We felt a little nickle and dimed about the plates and glasses, but when we added up all the costs, Riverdale was still more affordable than other comparable options we considered. You also can control your costs since you are able to choose your menu a la carte, and provide your own alcohol. The latter was a huge money saver, when compared to open bar prices elsewhere.

The quality of the food was excellent. We offered the beef medallion or the portobello mushroom. Guests liked both. The appetizers were also very good. We do wish they did a better job of serving those to the guests; the people near the kitchen were bombarded with passed trays and other guests never saw them. This was partially due to the fact that our guests were primarily in the farmhouse and not on the patio, since it was a bit chilly outside.

We also liked that Riverdale had a place for both us to get ready onsite (most do not have a place for the groom), and basically provides a coordinator for the wedding. We worked with Dayna. We dropped off all the alcohol, escort cards, picture frames, votives, etc. the day before and Dayna took care of getting everything set up, just the way we had planned. Dayna took care of all the set up for the ceremony as well. She also made sure everything was packed up and ready to go after the wedding. We did not hire an outside coordinator and having Dayna available before and the day of the wedding was fantastic. Whenever we had a question that Dayna did not know the answer to, she was quick to tell us she would find out. Riverdale also has an excellent vendor referral list. The only area we wish they had provided more guidance in was in the quantiity of alcoholic beverages to purchase. We ended up using the recommendations of a friend's caterer since Riverdale did not provide us with this information. (we'd be happy to share our experience in this area if you need the information--we had WAY TOO MUCH!)

As other reviewers noted, the one downside of Riverdale is they are a bit set in there ways. You could say they know what works and want to run a smooth event, which is why they heavily push to do things a certain way. Or, you could say they can be a bit inflexible at times. For example, they insist that we write our guests' entree selection on the escort cards, rather than indicating what a person had ordered through a colored ribbon or some other symbol. They were very inflexible about this. We wrote the entree choices on the inside of the cards, and one of our guests reported that when dinner was served they were told to turn their cards inside out. Seemed a bit of an overkill to me. But it was nice to be offer a split entree without a surcharge. They also were not thrilled that we wanted to have our meal served with intervals of dancing between courses; we were upfront about this before we signed the contract and were told that was fine. At our final planning meeting, we were told that we may have to pay for additional hours of service if we did this. They backed down, but the night of the wedding, they DID NOT follow our schedule. They served the dinner a half hour early and the cake immediately following. (they said people weren't dancing--they were.) Our guests did not know the difference, but we did. We were very explicit about what we wanted, and we are pretty sure that the owner of the company never had any intention of serving the meal on our schedule.

On the whole we were thrilled with Riverdale. We wanted a farmhouse setting, but also saw the benefit of having modern amenities, like climate control. We were able to hold our ceremony in the pavilion, which we did not know was going to be an option when we contracted with Riverdale. It is a wonderful addition to the place and we were so glad to have been able to use it, especially since using the patio would not have worked well in late March.

We considered venues all over the Mid-Atlantic and looked at venues in Baltimore, York, Annapolis and Lancaster. We considred many different places, Riverdale was able to give us everything we wanted at a price we could afford. If we were to do it all over again, we would definitely pick Riverdale Manor and gladly work with Dayna. Read less
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layla
Wedding:
8/29/2010
4.4/5.0
Beautiful venue. Professional people.

Overall, GREAT wedding. Would definitely recommend!
Beautiful venue. Professional people.

Overall, GREAT wedding. Would definitely recommend!
Beautiful venue. Professional people.

Overall, GREAT wedding. Would definitely recommend! Read less
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coffeelover
Wedding:
10/31/2009
4.3/5.0
Our wedding was beautiful, the day of the wedding was stress free for us. The time leading up to the wedding was a little stressful at times because they didn't want to steer away from what they wanted to do or what they were used to but in the end it all worked out. The venue is gorgeous and their new pavillion is fantastic, it's great all year and through any kind of weather. We would recommend this place, the food is also amazing. The day of the wedding is what means the most, when you get there all the stress from before doesn't mean anything anymore.
Our wedding was beautiful, the day of the wedding was stress free for us. The time leading up to the wedding was a little Read more...
Our wedding was beautiful, the day of the wedding was stress free for us. The time leading up to the wedding was a little stressful at times because they didn't want to steer away from what they wanted to do or what they were used to but in the end it all worked out. The venue is gorgeous and their new pavillion is fantastic, it's great all year and through any kind of weather. We would recommend this place, the food is also amazing. The day of the wedding is what means the most, when you get there all the stress from before doesn't mean anything anymore. Read less
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tarajenee
Wedding:
6/5/2009
4.3/5.0
Riverdale is without a doubt a beautiful place to have your wedding and the food was also wonderful! That being said they do have a lot of rules and don't like to bend on any of them, at some point it seemed like some of the rules were made up along the way. All in all, my wedding was wonderful and I wouldn't have changed a thing by having it there!
Riverdale is without a doubt a beautiful place to have your wedding and the food was also wonderful! That being said they Read more...
Riverdale is without a doubt a beautiful place to have your wedding and the food was also wonderful! That being said they do have a lot of rules and don't like to bend on any of them, at some point it seemed like some of the rules were made up along the way. All in all, my wedding was wonderful and I wouldn't have changed a thing by having it there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
We had a great experience with Riverdale Manor. They are VERY organized and on top of everything. Anything that I could possibly need the day of they had already taken care of.
We had a great experience with Riverdale Manor. They are VERY organized and on top of everything. Anything that I could Read more...
We had a great experience with Riverdale Manor. They are VERY organized and on top of everything. Anything that I could possibly need the day of they had already taken care of. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
12/30/2007
4.0/5.0
Riverdale is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen! High ceilings, wood floors, large windows (so, lots of natural light!), wrought iron chandeliers, I loved it all. Although my husband and I got married in a church, we even did our "getting ready" photos at Riverdale, because we thought that the farmhouse was so picturesque.

Another thing that I appreciated about working with Riverdale is that I didn't have to shop around for other services. Some reception sites are basically an empty room, and you may have to rent linens, or even tables and chairs, from another company. Since I mostly planned my wedding from out of town, I didn't want to have to coordinate too many different vendors, and I was delighted that Riverdale was owned by a good catering company, and they had nice tables and chairs, and they would rent the linens for me. And the staff was good about responding to my emails, so they made it easy to plan everything from a distance.

Speaking of the catering company, I would also recommend them: Thyme & Seasons. I was a little disappointed that the soup on our wedding day was a little bland compared to way it had been in our tasting, but everything else was delicious! It was definitely superior to the food that I've had at many other weddings.
The price below is the price for the FACILITY only -- catering costs extra.
Riverdale is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen! High ceilings, wood floors, large windows (so, lots of Read more...
Riverdale is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever seen! High ceilings, wood floors, large windows (so, lots of natural light!), wrought iron chandeliers, I loved it all. Although my husband and I got married in a church, we even did our "getting ready" photos at Riverdale, because we thought that the farmhouse was so picturesque.

Another thing that I appreciated about working with Riverdale is that I didn't have to shop around for other services. Some reception sites are basically an empty room, and you may have to rent linens, or even tables and chairs, from another company. Since I mostly planned my wedding from out of town, I didn't want to have to coordinate too many different vendors, and I was delighted that Riverdale was owned by a good catering company, and they had nice tables and chairs, and they would rent the linens for me. And the staff was good about responding to my emails, so they made it easy to plan everything from a distance.

Speaking of the catering company, I would also recommend them: Thyme & Seasons. I was a little disappointed that the soup on our wedding day was a little bland compared to way it had been in our tasting, but everything else was delicious! It was definitely superior to the food that I've had at many other weddings.
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jloren
Wedding:
11/18/2012
3.6/5.0
Riverdale is absolutely a BEAUTIFUL place and I fell in love with the ambience and scenery on the very first visit. Though our wedding turned out to be spectacular, our relationship with Riverdale in the beginning was a little rocky. We were not thrilled to have been given 2011/2012 rates and then after signing the contract and submitting our deposit, received notification that the rates changed and they would not be honoring the rates originally provided to us. We were given the option to have our deposit refunded and go elsewhere however I knew that Riverdale was the setting for me. I could not find another location that compared so we decided to stay. After reading other reviews that criticized their inability to be flexible, I was a little worried. As planning progressed I found that the only areas that they seemed inflexible was with food and pricing. There were some fees that I thought should have been included, ie cake cutting and glassware fees for the champagne toast. The food was really good and we got a lot of compliments on the menu from our guests. I would've liked the food to be out longer though because my husband and I barely had a chance to eat anything given all the socializing. Troy was very professional and funny! You can definitely tell he's been doing this for a long time as he really knows his stuff. He took care of it all, including any questions I had for the other vendors, and I had nothing to worry about on my wedding day. All in all it turned out to be one of the best days of my life and I would be happy to work with Troy again for another special event.
Riverdale is absolutely a BEAUTIFUL place and I fell in love with the ambience and scenery on the very first visit. Though Read more...
Riverdale is absolutely a BEAUTIFUL place and I fell in love with the ambience and scenery on the very first visit. Though our wedding turned out to be spectacular, our relationship with Riverdale in the beginning was a little rocky. We were not thrilled to have been given 2011/2012 rates and then after signing the contract and submitting our deposit, received notification that the rates changed and they would not be honoring the rates originally provided to us. We were given the option to have our deposit refunded and go elsewhere however I knew that Riverdale was the setting for me. I could not find another location that compared so we decided to stay. After reading other reviews that criticized their inability to be flexible, I was a little worried. As planning progressed I found that the only areas that they seemed inflexible was with food and pricing. There were some fees that I thought should have been included, ie cake cutting and glassware fees for the champagne toast. The food was really good and we got a lot of compliments on the menu from our guests. I would've liked the food to be out longer though because my husband and I barely had a chance to eat anything given all the socializing. Troy was very professional and funny! You can definitely tell he's been doing this for a long time as he really knows his stuff. He took care of it all, including any questions I had for the other vendors, and I had nothing to worry about on my wedding day. All in all it turned out to be one of the best days of my life and I would be happy to work with Troy again for another special event. Read less
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L AMartin
Wedding:
9/5/2008
2.5/5.0
Riverdale Manor is a beautiful place for photos, a well-kept property. As far as dealing w/ the staff they are very rigid & unprofessional. Dayna had our daughter the bride crying on the night of the rehearsal dinner because they tried to change an already agreed on seating plan. The food was not comparable to the tasting, not as spiced & cold & we were the second table served. Our wedd. cake was moved & they had strict orders not to move it & they knew that, in which case we had to take apart the cake so it wouldn't fall. Some of our guests & wedd. coordinator were treated rude on rehearsal night as well, Dayna was so rude infact they laughed because they thought she was kidding. Needless to say we will not be going back when our younger daughter gets married.
Riverdale Manor is a beautiful place for photos, a well-kept property. As far as dealing w/ the staff they are very rigid Read more...
Riverdale Manor is a beautiful place for photos, a well-kept property. As far as dealing w/ the staff they are very rigid & unprofessional. Dayna had our daughter the bride crying on the night of the rehearsal dinner because they tried to change an already agreed on seating plan. The food was not comparable to the tasting, not as spiced & cold & we were the second table served. Our wedd. cake was moved & they had strict orders not to move it & they knew that, in which case we had to take apart the cake so it wouldn't fall. Some of our guests & wedd. coordinator were treated rude on rehearsal night as well, Dayna was so rude infact they laughed because they thought she was kidding. Needless to say we will not be going back when our younger daughter gets married. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/30/2013
1.5/5.0
First I have to say that I had an absolutely amazing wedding day at Riverdale Manor. HOWEVER, I feel there are things that other brides should be aware of prior to booking their wedding at this venue. First, after signing a contract with Riverdale, I proceeded to book a baker to make my cake... only to find out that they don't allow this specific bakery to bake cakes at their venue (was never made aware of this beforehand, so this was clearly a breach of contract). I had to go find another bakery at that point. Then, they were extremely argumentative about our appetizer menu. They added things to our invoice that we had never agreed upon, and then accused me of calling them unprofessional by inquiring as to why they were adding things without my permission, at which point they told me that my bill was reflective of what THEY thought was best, and not what I, as the bride, wanted. Then, my wedding planner through the venue decided to basically "fire" us & handed us over to another wedding planner, FOUR weeks before the wedding! Her reasoning was that we disagreed with her opinions & didn't trust her judgement. I cannot believe that when you are in a business like this, that it is acceptable to "fire" clients when they don't agree with your opinion.
Their emails were unprofessional, and they even made unprofessional comments to me regarding other vendors which is entirely inappropriate. Maureen was very condescending to my parents & bridesmaids.
We met with Riverdale & went over EVERYTHING the day before our wedding, including where we wanted things placed on different tables, and clearly they couldn't even follow those directions. Despite telling us that they would put our centerpieces together for us, when we got there on the day of the wedding, they were completely a mess, and my mom & bridesmaids needed to go fix them (2 hours before the wedding!).
The only redeeming factor was the delicious food. BUT, brides beware of the above issues.
First I have to say that I had an absolutely amazing wedding day at Riverdale Manor. HOWEVER, I feel there are things that Read more...
First I have to say that I had an absolutely amazing wedding day at Riverdale Manor. HOWEVER, I feel there are things that other brides should be aware of prior to booking their wedding at this venue. First, after signing a contract with Riverdale, I proceeded to book a baker to make my cake... only to find out that they don't allow this specific bakery to bake cakes at their venue (was never made aware of this beforehand, so this was clearly a breach of contract). I had to go find another bakery at that point. Then, they were extremely argumentative about our appetizer menu. They added things to our invoice that we had never agreed upon, and then accused me of calling them unprofessional by inquiring as to why they were adding things without my permission, at which point they told me that my bill was reflective of what THEY thought was best, and not what I, as the bride, wanted. Then, my wedding planner through the venue decided to basically "fire" us & handed us over to another wedding planner, FOUR weeks before the wedding! Her reasoning was that we disagreed with her opinions & didn't trust her judgement. I cannot believe that when you are in a business like this, that it is acceptable to "fire" clients when they don't agree with your opinion.
Their emails were unprofessional, and they even made unprofessional comments to me regarding other vendors which is entirely inappropriate. Maureen was very condescending to my parents & bridesmaids.
We met with Riverdale & went over EVERYTHING the day before our wedding, including where we wanted things placed on different tables, and clearly they couldn't even follow those directions. Despite telling us that they would put our centerpieces together for us, when we got there on the day of the wedding, they were completely a mess, and my mom & bridesmaids needed to go fix them (2 hours before the wedding!).
The only redeeming factor was the delicious food. BUT, brides beware of the above issues. Read less
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Riverdale Manor responded with the following comments:

We are very glad you had an absolutely amazing day at Riverdale Manor. Amazing days happen when minimum standards of behavior are maintained, when standards of common courtesy to others are met, when all vendors meet a standard of quality and when trust is given to professionals.
Our standards mean that all of our clients have amazing days with enough delicious food for all of their guests. These standards are why Riverdale Manor has repeatedly won Wedding Wire Bride’s or Couple’s Choice Award and the Knot magazine’s Best of Award for Baltimore, Philadelphia and Central PA.
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A
Wedding:
8/20/2010
1.3/5.0
The staff at Riverdale is extemely difficult to work with and inflexible with the planning process. Although the location is beautiful, because of the unpleasant experience we had with the entire staff working there, we were very disappointed with the experience. They were unfriendly and very rigid in their rules to the point where it was almost laughable.
The staff at Riverdale is extemely difficult to work with and inflexible with the planning process. Although the location Read more...
The staff at Riverdale is extemely difficult to work with and inflexible with the planning process. Although the location is beautiful, because of the unpleasant experience we had with the entire staff working there, we were very disappointed with the experience. They were unfriendly and very rigid in their rules to the point where it was almost laughable. Read less
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Riverdale Manor responded with the following comments:

This is not a client of Riverdale Manor.
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Khouser24
Wedding:
9/3/2011
0.4/5.0
Riverdale Manor is a beautiful location for a wedding and reception. However, that is the ONLY positive thing for this venue. The staff is very unprofessional and unyielding. After being told at our finalization meeting that we could give out shots at our wedding during a special dance, they changed their mind 24 hours before the wedding and made us change. The weekend before our wedding their was substantial flooding on the grounds and we were forced to change our ceremony from outdoor to under their pavilion. This was disappointing but we were told that there was no where us to hold the ceremony on the grounds. This was a lie, as the wedding the following day was allowed to move the location to another spot outdoors. Also, be prepared for issues if you have your own wedding planners as Riverdale seems to take it very poorly if any bride or groom takes advice or direction from someone other than them.
Riverdale Manor is a beautiful location for a wedding and reception. However, that is the ONLY positive thing for this Read more...
Riverdale Manor is a beautiful location for a wedding and reception. However, that is the ONLY positive thing for this venue. The staff is very unprofessional and unyielding. After being told at our finalization meeting that we could give out shots at our wedding during a special dance, they changed their mind 24 hours before the wedding and made us change. The weekend before our wedding their was substantial flooding on the grounds and we were forced to change our ceremony from outdoor to under their pavilion. This was disappointing but we were told that there was no where us to hold the ceremony on the grounds. This was a lie, as the wedding the following day was allowed to move the location to another spot outdoors. Also, be prepared for issues if you have your own wedding planners as Riverdale seems to take it very poorly if any bride or groom takes advice or direction from someone other than them. Read less
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