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Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings

Palmetto , FL
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1001 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221 US (map)

PHONE

941-721-3800

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It does not get any more spectacular than the Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings on the historic Manatee River at Regatta Pointe Marina...where every view makes its own very special memory... Read more
It does not get any more spectacular than the Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings on the historic Manatee River at Regatta Pointe Marina...where every view makes its own very special memory no matter what the occasion. The Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings is a waterfront event venue located on the historic Manatee River at Regatta Pointe Marina in Palmetto, Florida. Built on an island, the Riverhouse offers a unique event facility with stunning views and breathtaking atmosphere. The Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings facility can comfortably host 275 guests, making it the ideal venue. The Riverhouse Banquets & Weddings has an on-site event coordinator to ensure your event runs smoothly. The Riverhouse is all-inclusive and is available for daily, evening, or luncheon bookings. Our hours of operation vary by event to best fit your needs. Call us today to book this waterfront venue with a breathtaking view. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1980
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Nautical, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
240
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2295
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?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We spent a long time checking out wedding reception venues in the Sarasota area, and we are SO happy we chose The Riverhouse. Everything about our reception was perfect -- from the food to the setting to the banquet staff. Carrie, the banquet manager, was amazing to work with from start to finish. She was always quick to respond to our (many, many) questions and requests, and she went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. The event staff as a whole was incredibly impressive in every way, always ready to help.

Since the banquet venue at The Riverhouse is attached to a really great restaurant, we didn't have any worries about the quality of the food. And we were definitely not disappointed! All of the food was delicious, appealed to a wide range of tastes, and was served efficiently and cheerfully. The kitchen had no problem accommodating the special dietary restrictions that some of our guests have. We're still getting compliments about how great the food was!

Since we had a lot of out-of-state friends and family attending our wedding, it was important to us that the wedding give them a little bit of a "Florida feel." But, we didn't want to go all out and do a beach wedding. The Riverhouse offered an ideal solution -- you get stunning views of the water, a wraparound deck, and an elegantly rustic feel, plus all the comforts of a fully equipped wedding venue. All in all, it was the perfect place for what proved to be a perfect evening. Highly recommended!
We spent a long time checking out wedding reception venues in the Sarasota area, and we are SO happy we chose The Read more...
We spent a long time checking out wedding reception venues in the Sarasota area, and we are SO happy we chose The Riverhouse. Everything about our reception was perfect -- from the food to the setting to the banquet staff. Carrie, the banquet manager, was amazing to work with from start to finish. She was always quick to respond to our (many, many) questions and requests, and she went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. The event staff as a whole was incredibly impressive in every way, always ready to help.

Since the banquet venue at The Riverhouse is attached to a really great restaurant, we didn't have any worries about the quality of the food. And we were definitely not disappointed! All of the food was delicious, appealed to a wide range of tastes, and was served efficiently and cheerfully. The kitchen had no problem accommodating the special dietary restrictions that some of our guests have. We're still getting compliments about how great the food was!

Since we had a lot of out-of-state friends and family attending our wedding, it was important to us that the wedding give them a little bit of a "Florida feel." But, we didn't want to go all out and do a beach wedding. The Riverhouse offered an ideal solution -- you get stunning views of the water, a wraparound deck, and an elegantly rustic feel, plus all the comforts of a fully equipped wedding venue. All in all, it was the perfect place for what proved to be a perfect evening. Highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Riverhouse is very likely the best location for a reception in the entire area. While reasonably priced to begin with (especially compared to country clubs or any other classy locations in the area), the night of the wedding showed us that it was worth every penny. The view was breathtaking as the sun was setting over the marina, the food was first rate, and the decorations provided by the Riverhouse made our lives so easy (all we had to do was make centerpieces--the enormous bay windows and strings of lights throughout the room were more than enough).

Of course, what really made us feel as though we'd struck reception gold was the event manager, Carrie. Simply put: she is fantastic. She helped us along the entire way, met with us multiple times, and made sure everything ran smoothly: from helping arrange a seating chart for more than a hundred people to providing last-minute table numbers and some much needed guidance for a couple of wedding rookies such as we were (we'd each only attended one wedding before and really had no idea what all was involved in planning one of these babies). On the night of the wedding, she clearly took charge and everyone within the wait and bar staff knew to go to her for questions (if there even were any), leaving us free to enjoy ourselves and talk to our many guests.

Overall, we could not have asked for a more perfect evening and we are so pleased to recommend this venue (and Carrie) to any couple, no matter the size of your budget.
The Riverhouse is very likely the best location for a reception in the entire area. While reasonably priced to begin with Read more...
The Riverhouse is very likely the best location for a reception in the entire area. While reasonably priced to begin with (especially compared to country clubs or any other classy locations in the area), the night of the wedding showed us that it was worth every penny. The view was breathtaking as the sun was setting over the marina, the food was first rate, and the decorations provided by the Riverhouse made our lives so easy (all we had to do was make centerpieces--the enormous bay windows and strings of lights throughout the room were more than enough).

Of course, what really made us feel as though we'd struck reception gold was the event manager, Carrie. Simply put: she is fantastic. She helped us along the entire way, met with us multiple times, and made sure everything ran smoothly: from helping arrange a seating chart for more than a hundred people to providing last-minute table numbers and some much needed guidance for a couple of wedding rookies such as we were (we'd each only attended one wedding before and really had no idea what all was involved in planning one of these babies). On the night of the wedding, she clearly took charge and everyone within the wait and bar staff knew to go to her for questions (if there even were any), leaving us free to enjoy ourselves and talk to our many guests.

Overall, we could not have asked for a more perfect evening and we are so pleased to recommend this venue (and Carrie) to any couple, no matter the size of your budget. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
From the beginning, working with Carrie and the Manatee Riverhouse for our venue and catering vendor has been effortless. Every question answered quickly, every concern (and there were very few) addressed immediately, and Carrie was always available to show myself and my planner the venue and allow any needed accommodations. The catering is in-house through the downstairs restuarant (Riverhouse Reef and Grill). I was concerned at first that bundled catering wouldn't allow for personalization or much room to choose; I was totally wrong! Everything was wonderful. Staff was efficient, quick, friendly, and funny (I had to hide off to the side before walking down the aisle, and the couple staff members back there helped calmed me down with jokes!).

I highly recommend this as a venue (beautiful waterfront location and views with a lovely dock and wooden balconies) and as a caterer (amazing food and great service). Carrie was wonderful to work with, and our event was perfect!
From the beginning, working with Carrie and the Manatee Riverhouse for our venue and catering vendor has been effortless. Read more...
From the beginning, working with Carrie and the Manatee Riverhouse for our venue and catering vendor has been effortless. Every question answered quickly, every concern (and there were very few) addressed immediately, and Carrie was always available to show myself and my planner the venue and allow any needed accommodations. The catering is in-house through the downstairs restuarant (Riverhouse Reef and Grill). I was concerned at first that bundled catering wouldn't allow for personalization or much room to choose; I was totally wrong! Everything was wonderful. Staff was efficient, quick, friendly, and funny (I had to hide off to the side before walking down the aisle, and the couple staff members back there helped calmed me down with jokes!).

I highly recommend this as a venue (beautiful waterfront location and views with a lovely dock and wooden balconies) and as a caterer (amazing food and great service). Carrie was wonderful to work with, and our event was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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kate
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Carrie and the Riverhouse team went above and beyond to make our wedding day fantastic! Carrie personally helped me through the entire "wedding year" up to wedding day. She made me feel at ease and assisted with every decision. I can't thank her enough! Riverhouse is a beautiful venue on the water and the perfect spot for a Florida wedding. The food was excellent, the space is fantastic, and we loved the giant dance floor! Thank you Carrie & Riverhouse!
Carrie and the Riverhouse team went above and beyond to make our wedding day fantastic! Carrie personally helped me Read more...
Carrie and the Riverhouse team went above and beyond to make our wedding day fantastic! Carrie personally helped me through the entire "wedding year" up to wedding day. She made me feel at ease and assisted with every decision. I can't thank her enough! Riverhouse is a beautiful venue on the water and the perfect spot for a Florida wedding. The food was excellent, the space is fantastic, and we loved the giant dance floor! Thank you Carrie & Riverhouse! Read less
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Vlad
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so fortunate that my wife met Carrie at a Bridal show in Sarasota. In less than two month we did an entire wedding planning. We have received a true professional service. Amazing food, friendly and professional personal. The place itself was superb and had beautiful manatee river views. Everyone who attended our wedding reception said: - "WOW !!!". It was a great experience for us and our guests. We can't be any happier.

Thank you so much from our family !

Jane and Vlad
We were so fortunate that my wife met Carrie at a Bridal show in Sarasota. In less than two month we did an entire wedding Read more...
We were so fortunate that my wife met Carrie at a Bridal show in Sarasota. In less than two month we did an entire wedding planning. We have received a true professional service. Amazing food, friendly and professional personal. The place itself was superb and had beautiful manatee river views. Everyone who attended our wedding reception said: - "WOW !!!". It was a great experience for us and our guests. We can't be any happier.

Thank you so much from our family !

Jane and Vlad Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
When we looked at the RiverHouse for a reception venue, we knew instantly we wanted our reception there. The place is absolutely stunning, and perfect for a beautiful Florida wedding. We are from the Midwest so most of our guests had to travel to come to our wedding. We received nothing but compliments about how beautiful and amazing the venue was. It looked breathtaking as the sun was setting, and it was perfect for pictures out on the pier. The food is delicious as well. Our favorite is the kickin shrimp and chicken.

Another perk of the place is Carrie, the Banquet Manager. She is absolutely amazing to work with. She answered all of our questions from day one and worked with us closely so we could have our dream wedding. She was great and quick to respond. She made sure we were happy and everything went as planned. I could not imagine working with someone else for our wedding. She definitely helped make our day very special. Her team is amazing as well. Hands down one of the best venues I have ever seen and the best staff!
When we looked at the RiverHouse for a reception venue, we knew instantly we wanted our reception there. The place is Read more...
When we looked at the RiverHouse for a reception venue, we knew instantly we wanted our reception there. The place is absolutely stunning, and perfect for a beautiful Florida wedding. We are from the Midwest so most of our guests had to travel to come to our wedding. We received nothing but compliments about how beautiful and amazing the venue was. It looked breathtaking as the sun was setting, and it was perfect for pictures out on the pier. The food is delicious as well. Our favorite is the kickin shrimp and chicken.

Another perk of the place is Carrie, the Banquet Manager. She is absolutely amazing to work with. She answered all of our questions from day one and worked with us closely so we could have our dream wedding. She was great and quick to respond. She made sure we were happy and everything went as planned. I could not imagine working with someone else for our wedding. She definitely helped make our day very special. Her team is amazing as well. Hands down one of the best venues I have ever seen and the best staff! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We had my niece's wedding and reception here. The catering manager, Carrie and her crew worked like a well oiled machine to make this an event to remember. They were professional, efficient, courteous and catered to every detail we requested, and helped to make this a beautifully memorable event. They followed my sister's color choices, layout, and table setting plan to a T, and allowed us to get in the day before, and morning to execute our elaborate setup.

Aside from the amazing, courteous service, the venue itself is beautiful, scenic (on the water in a marina) clean and perfectly suited for this or any other type of event.

And let's not forget the food. My sister chose 5 menu choices for the guests to choose from. Everything was deliciously prepared and beautifully presented - a far cry from most "event food" I've eaten in the past. From the filet cooked to perfection, to the vegan portabella mushroom dinner (as a vegan my expectations were low), all of the food far surpassed my expectations.
We had my niece's wedding and reception here. The catering manager, Carrie and her crew worked like a well oiled machine Read more...
We had my niece's wedding and reception here. The catering manager, Carrie and her crew worked like a well oiled machine to make this an event to remember. They were professional, efficient, courteous and catered to every detail we requested, and helped to make this a beautifully memorable event. They followed my sister's color choices, layout, and table setting plan to a T, and allowed us to get in the day before, and morning to execute our elaborate setup.

Aside from the amazing, courteous service, the venue itself is beautiful, scenic (on the water in a marina) clean and perfectly suited for this or any other type of event.

And let's not forget the food. My sister chose 5 menu choices for the guests to choose from. Everything was deliciously prepared and beautifully presented - a far cry from most "event food" I've eaten in the past. From the filet cooked to perfection, to the vegan portabella mushroom dinner (as a vegan my expectations were low), all of the food far surpassed my expectations. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got engaged on Anna Maria Island and knew we wanted to head back down that way to exchange vows. After much searching, we happened upon the River House through a Sarasota wedding website and decided to give the place a look. Our day was jam packed with venue appointments and we knew that they had a restaurant downstairs from the venue, so we figured we would stop in for lunch before the appointment so we could see if we liked the food.Wow is all I have to say. The food was phenomenal and we enjoyed every last bite. Luckily, there was a wedding taking place the next day, so Carrie, the banquet manager, told us we could view the space already set up. From the moment we walked upstairs to view the space, we both fell in love. We instantly booked the River House for our ceremony and reception.
Carrie was amazing to deal with every step of the way. She was extremely responsive to us and kept in touch with us regularly during our 8 month wedding planning process. She kept our entire event on schedule and really went above and beyond to make us happy. She helped put us in touch with the hotel where our guests stayed and even recommended a water shuttle that our guests were able to take across the river from the hotel to the venue. Carrie even let us into the space the day before to set everything up just as we wanted it. This really helped keep everything on track for the day of the wedding.

On the day of the wedding, the venue and the weather was perfect for a beautiful Florida wedding. My husband and I are both from the Northeast and only recently relocated to Florida. Most of our guests had to travel to come to our wedding and gave rave reviews on how beautiful the venue was and how delicious the food was. They were really all blown away. The photos that we took are absolutely gorgeous, especially the ones on the pier at sunset.

We come back often to eat at the restaurant and revisit the magic of our wedding day!
My husband and I got engaged on Anna Maria Island and knew we wanted to head back down that way to exchange vows. After Read more...
My husband and I got engaged on Anna Maria Island and knew we wanted to head back down that way to exchange vows. After much searching, we happened upon the River House through a Sarasota wedding website and decided to give the place a look. Our day was jam packed with venue appointments and we knew that they had a restaurant downstairs from the venue, so we figured we would stop in for lunch before the appointment so we could see if we liked the food.Wow is all I have to say. The food was phenomenal and we enjoyed every last bite. Luckily, there was a wedding taking place the next day, so Carrie, the banquet manager, told us we could view the space already set up. From the moment we walked upstairs to view the space, we both fell in love. We instantly booked the River House for our ceremony and reception.
Carrie was amazing to deal with every step of the way. She was extremely responsive to us and kept in touch with us regularly during our 8 month wedding planning process. She kept our entire event on schedule and really went above and beyond to make us happy. She helped put us in touch with the hotel where our guests stayed and even recommended a water shuttle that our guests were able to take across the river from the hotel to the venue. Carrie even let us into the space the day before to set everything up just as we wanted it. This really helped keep everything on track for the day of the wedding.

On the day of the wedding, the venue and the weather was perfect for a beautiful Florida wedding. My husband and I are both from the Northeast and only recently relocated to Florida. Most of our guests had to travel to come to our wedding and gave rave reviews on how beautiful the venue was and how delicious the food was. They were really all blown away. The photos that we took are absolutely gorgeous, especially the ones on the pier at sunset.

We come back often to eat at the restaurant and revisit the magic of our wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The Riverhouse at Regatta Pointe Marina was an amazing venue and working with Carrie was great! From the first time I went to tour the Riverhouse, I fell in love. You walk down a long dock with beautiful sailboats on both sides, up to the second story - where you are surrounded with windows overlooking the gorgeous views of the Manatee River. The dance floor is elevated in the center of it all, which makes for an amazing backdrop for pictures! The ceilings are tall and flanked with large wood beams - which are beautiful in and of themselves with minimal decorations. And if you want to decorate - the best part is - hooks are already built in all over the beams, which makes hanging decorations so easy! (I called my wedding theme "sportfish chic" and hung sailfish that said "dancing", "cake" and "drinks" with the bills pointing to each location.) Our Guests really enjoyed dancing the night away and then stepping out on the patios to watch the boats go by and catch the cool breeze.

Not only are the views incredible, but the food was amazing as well. All of our Guests commented on how great it was and unlike traditional 'wedding food' from the cocktail hour appetizers to the main entrees.

To top everything off, I was so pleased to work with Carrie. Carrie is so welcoming and responsive - any question I had, any request I asked her about - she went above and beyond to help me make sure everything was perfect on our wedding day. The week of our wedding and day of, she had already talked with all of the vendors to make sure everything was still on track and according to the timeline -- I really didn't have a thing to worry about!

Although it's only been just over two weeks, our Guests continue to let us know what a great time they had and how much they enjoyed it there. My husband and I couldn't be happier and I would highly recommend the Riverhouse!
The Riverhouse at Regatta Pointe Marina was an amazing venue and working with Carrie was great! From the first time I went Read more...
The Riverhouse at Regatta Pointe Marina was an amazing venue and working with Carrie was great! From the first time I went to tour the Riverhouse, I fell in love. You walk down a long dock with beautiful sailboats on both sides, up to the second story - where you are surrounded with windows overlooking the gorgeous views of the Manatee River. The dance floor is elevated in the center of it all, which makes for an amazing backdrop for pictures! The ceilings are tall and flanked with large wood beams - which are beautiful in and of themselves with minimal decorations. And if you want to decorate - the best part is - hooks are already built in all over the beams, which makes hanging decorations so easy! (I called my wedding theme "sportfish chic" and hung sailfish that said "dancing", "cake" and "drinks" with the bills pointing to each location.) Our Guests really enjoyed dancing the night away and then stepping out on the patios to watch the boats go by and catch the cool breeze.

Not only are the views incredible, but the food was amazing as well. All of our Guests commented on how great it was and unlike traditional 'wedding food' from the cocktail hour appetizers to the main entrees.

To top everything off, I was so pleased to work with Carrie. Carrie is so welcoming and responsive - any question I had, any request I asked her about - she went above and beyond to help me make sure everything was perfect on our wedding day. The week of our wedding and day of, she had already talked with all of the vendors to make sure everything was still on track and according to the timeline -- I really didn't have a thing to worry about!

Although it's only been just over two weeks, our Guests continue to let us know what a great time they had and how much they enjoyed it there. My husband and I couldn't be happier and I would highly recommend the Riverhouse! Read less
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Nettie & Dallas
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
The Riverhouse offered the perfect venue for our wedding. They have a private bridal suite, providing a great place to get ready for the ceremony. They offer on-site catering from a private kitchen and a serving staff that was dedicated exclusively to our special day. Everyone was very professional and extremely accommodating. The food was phenomenal on every level; the quality, quantity, appearance and taste exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect for our ceremony and reception, and it provided an excellent sunset view for our wedding pictures. We have received only the best compliments from our guests about the Riverhouse. Their needs were catered to in every way; and they didn't want for anything all evening.
Where do we begin, in saying how wonderful Carrie (Banquet Manager/Event Planner) and her staff were in making our wonderful wedding day PERFECT!! Carrie went above and beyond in every way to make our wedding day a dream come true. From the first time we met and shared with her our desire, she made it her personal goal to help us achieve our dream wedding. Carrie was there every step of the way, providing a timeline, a floor plan, professional input and suggestions, as well as many other details, both large and small.
We want to share our appreciation with Carrie (Our Fairy Godmother) and her entire staff. Thank you so very much for everything!!

~Sincerest Regards~ Nettie & Dallas (aka: The New Mr. & Mrs. Turner)
The Riverhouse offered the perfect venue for our wedding. They have a private bridal suite, providing a great place to get Read more...
The Riverhouse offered the perfect venue for our wedding. They have a private bridal suite, providing a great place to get ready for the ceremony. They offer on-site catering from a private kitchen and a serving staff that was dedicated exclusively to our special day. Everyone was very professional and extremely accommodating. The food was phenomenal on every level; the quality, quantity, appearance and taste exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect for our ceremony and reception, and it provided an excellent sunset view for our wedding pictures. We have received only the best compliments from our guests about the Riverhouse. Their needs were catered to in every way; and they didn't want for anything all evening.
Where do we begin, in saying how wonderful Carrie (Banquet Manager/Event Planner) and her staff were in making our wonderful wedding day PERFECT!! Carrie went above and beyond in every way to make our wedding day a dream come true. From the first time we met and shared with her our desire, she made it her personal goal to help us achieve our dream wedding. Carrie was there every step of the way, providing a timeline, a floor plan, professional input and suggestions, as well as many other details, both large and small.
We want to share our appreciation with Carrie (Our Fairy Godmother) and her entire staff. Thank you so very much for everything!!

~Sincerest Regards~ Nettie & Dallas (aka: The New Mr. & Mrs. Turner) Read less
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