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Riverside Receptions and Conference Center

Geneva , IL
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35 N. River Lane
Geneva, IL 60134 US (map)

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630-232-1330

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Riverside Receptions, a genuinely unique location for your next special event. We have it all: a spectacular view of the glorious Fox River, spacious conference and banquet rooms, and... Read more
Riverside Receptions, a genuinely unique location for your next special event. We have it all: a spectacular view of the glorious Fox River, spacious conference and banquet rooms, and excellent food. We specialize in personal service to cater to all of your distinctive needs. Be sure to read a personal Welcome from the General Manager.

Our historic building of natural stone and brick is warmed by several fireplaces, charmed with lace curtains and antique memorabilia. Our lounge and River Room are very beautiful and always remembered. Parking is convenient and complimentary and we are just steps away from the famous Herrington Inn and the renowned Geneva shopping district. Let the friendly and knowledgble staff at Riverside Receptions help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Voted the Best Banquet facility in Kane County, Riverside Receptions has set a standard of excellence for elegant and well-orchestrated events. Our superior service and riverfront atmosphere makes Riverside Receptions an excellent choice for weddings, banquets, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, showers, luncheons, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries and more!

A beautiful setting, wonderful cuisine and a caring experienced staff. These are the ingredients that will ensure you a memorable event. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
35
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
270
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
One word describes my experience with Riverside Receptions and all the people associated with Riverside--AWESOME! My wedding was this past June 2015 and I booked Riverside over a year in advance. I had both my wedding outside in the courtyard with the reception immediately following the ceremony. The minute we walked into the building we knew this was the place! Everyone we met and dealt with at Riverside was great. Frances our sales/event planner / Chef Amy / Norma our day of manager were amazing. These ladies are the ultimate pros and will make sure your party is the best party ever. All the people working our reception were friendly and quick. True professionals.
The venue is beautiful. River view, spacious and the courtyard is perfect for a wedding ceremony. This is not your typical wedding hall. You will not be disappointed. The food is amazing--Best wedding dinner ever- is the comment we heard from our guests. The day/night was stress free at Riverside. Everything was perfect. I would give Riverside 10++ stars in all the above categories. Thank you Riverside for the best wedding day ever.
One word describes my experience with Riverside Receptions and all the people associated with Riverside--AWESOME! My Read more...
One word describes my experience with Riverside Receptions and all the people associated with Riverside--AWESOME! My wedding was this past June 2015 and I booked Riverside over a year in advance. I had both my wedding outside in the courtyard with the reception immediately following the ceremony. The minute we walked into the building we knew this was the place! Everyone we met and dealt with at Riverside was great. Frances our sales/event planner / Chef Amy / Norma our day of manager were amazing. These ladies are the ultimate pros and will make sure your party is the best party ever. All the people working our reception were friendly and quick. True professionals.
The venue is beautiful. River view, spacious and the courtyard is perfect for a wedding ceremony. This is not your typical wedding hall. You will not be disappointed. The food is amazing--Best wedding dinner ever- is the comment we heard from our guests. The day/night was stress free at Riverside. Everything was perfect. I would give Riverside 10++ stars in all the above categories. Thank you Riverside for the best wedding day ever. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Riverside last Sunday and it was amazing! I love the charm and character riverside has and everyone who worked there was amazing. We had a brunch wedding and have gotten so many compliments on the venue and how great the food and staff was. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
My husband and I got married at Riverside last Sunday and it was amazing! I love the charm and character riverside has and Read more...
My husband and I got married at Riverside last Sunday and it was amazing! I love the charm and character riverside has and everyone who worked there was amazing. We had a brunch wedding and have gotten so many compliments on the venue and how great the food and staff was. We couldn't have asked for a better day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had both our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at Riverside Receptions and it was a great experience. Not only is it a beautiful venue, but everything went perfectly. Everything from planning the details to the night of the wedding was easy and went smoothly. Everyone that I interacted with was kind, patient, professional and very helpful. They listened to what I wanted for the day of the wedding and everything from the decor to the food was just as good if not better than I had planned. The ceremony site was set up perfectly, everything flowed very smoothly from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception. The food and cake was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend Riverside Receptions to anyone.
We had both our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at Riverside Receptions and it was a great experience. Not only Read more...
We had both our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception at Riverside Receptions and it was a great experience. Not only is it a beautiful venue, but everything went perfectly. Everything from planning the details to the night of the wedding was easy and went smoothly. Everyone that I interacted with was kind, patient, professional and very helpful. They listened to what I wanted for the day of the wedding and everything from the decor to the food was just as good if not better than I had planned. The ceremony site was set up perfectly, everything flowed very smoothly from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception. The food and cake was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend Riverside Receptions to anyone. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
THIS ONE IS WORTH A VISIT TRUST ME! Riverside receptions in Geneva, IL was the venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. I can not say enough great things about the staff or the amazing experience we had here. I found out about this place from one of my best friends who got married two years earlier, she did not book this place, but she had mentioned it was her second pick. At first I could not find much on it, they do not seem to advertise much and the pictures online do not give this beautiful venue justice. However since a close friend recommended it I reluctantly went in for a visit.....as soon as I saw the back of the building I fell in LOVE. This was the place I wanted to get married! I would describe it as a vintage/cottage feel, very warm and the entire back of the building is floor to ceiling windows which overlook the Fox river. Its the perfect place for that outside feel while having the comforts of an inside venue. The staff is wonderful, they were extremely accomidating to our every wish. The only restriction they had was they do only allow the bar to be open for more than 4.5 hours (which we have a party group and this was more than enough time) and they don't do multi-shot drinks or shots in general. Overall, we had the perfect wedding day experience and the food was awesome! No dry/dull wedding food here! We had more than a handful of guest comment that this was the best food they have EVER had at a wedding. But don't take my word for it, check it out!
THIS ONE IS WORTH A VISIT TRUST ME! Riverside receptions in Geneva, IL was the venue for our wedding ceremony and Read more...
THIS ONE IS WORTH A VISIT TRUST ME! Riverside receptions in Geneva, IL was the venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. I can not say enough great things about the staff or the amazing experience we had here. I found out about this place from one of my best friends who got married two years earlier, she did not book this place, but she had mentioned it was her second pick. At first I could not find much on it, they do not seem to advertise much and the pictures online do not give this beautiful venue justice. However since a close friend recommended it I reluctantly went in for a visit.....as soon as I saw the back of the building I fell in LOVE. This was the place I wanted to get married! I would describe it as a vintage/cottage feel, very warm and the entire back of the building is floor to ceiling windows which overlook the Fox river. Its the perfect place for that outside feel while having the comforts of an inside venue. The staff is wonderful, they were extremely accomidating to our every wish. The only restriction they had was they do only allow the bar to be open for more than 4.5 hours (which we have a party group and this was more than enough time) and they don't do multi-shot drinks or shots in general. Overall, we had the perfect wedding day experience and the food was awesome! No dry/dull wedding food here! We had more than a handful of guest comment that this was the best food they have EVER had at a wedding. But don't take my word for it, check it out! Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We were married at Riverside in October 2014 and were so happy with everything. From our first look at the venue to our initial meeting to the planning process to the day itself, everything ran smoothly and went off so well. We mostly worked with Frances who was so friendly and easy to communicate with and had so many great ideas while also being very open to our suggestions. Everyone we ever spoke to was so accommodating and friendly from the little requests and changes to the big ones. Norma, who ran our wedding in the evening, did such a great job too.

The venue itself is gorgeous – the lower level has a great classic feel and the upper level has floor to ceiling windows with an amazing view of the river outside. The dance floor is right by the window creating a great atmosphere. We had a two long tables in front of the window for the bridal party and then my bride and I had a circle table in the center, but there were a few options. It was a great setup. We got married outside which looked beautiful too. It’s just a very classy looking place. The view and setup were a big part of our decision, so we were pleased with how easy the staff was to work with too.

There’s plenty of parking and having a hotel across the street was really convenient. There’s also a bar close by which was perfect for after-party festivities. The food was delicious too, from the appetizers all the way up to the main course. They also do this great presentation as the food comes out for the bridal party – I felt like we were at Downton Abbey or something.

There are plenty of great photo options outside too. Everyone we spoke with had a blast and specifically complemented the venue – the setting, the staff, and the food especially. I can’t say enough good things; this wedding wasn’t very stressful to plan and having a responsive, professional, beautiful venue played a big part in that.
We were married at Riverside in October 2014 and were so happy with everything. From our first look at the venue to our Read more...
We were married at Riverside in October 2014 and were so happy with everything. From our first look at the venue to our initial meeting to the planning process to the day itself, everything ran smoothly and went off so well. We mostly worked with Frances who was so friendly and easy to communicate with and had so many great ideas while also being very open to our suggestions. Everyone we ever spoke to was so accommodating and friendly from the little requests and changes to the big ones. Norma, who ran our wedding in the evening, did such a great job too.

The venue itself is gorgeous – the lower level has a great classic feel and the upper level has floor to ceiling windows with an amazing view of the river outside. The dance floor is right by the window creating a great atmosphere. We had a two long tables in front of the window for the bridal party and then my bride and I had a circle table in the center, but there were a few options. It was a great setup. We got married outside which looked beautiful too. It’s just a very classy looking place. The view and setup were a big part of our decision, so we were pleased with how easy the staff was to work with too.

There’s plenty of parking and having a hotel across the street was really convenient. There’s also a bar close by which was perfect for after-party festivities. The food was delicious too, from the appetizers all the way up to the main course. They also do this great presentation as the food comes out for the bridal party – I felt like we were at Downton Abbey or something.

There are plenty of great photo options outside too. Everyone we spoke with had a blast and specifically complemented the venue – the setting, the staff, and the food especially. I can’t say enough good things; this wedding wasn’t very stressful to plan and having a responsive, professional, beautiful venue played a big part in that. Read less
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Althea
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Riverside Receptions was a beautiful venue for our fall wedding. It has such character and charm. Inside and out. The staff was very accommodating. It was an amazing place to have our wedding just as we had pictured it.
Riverside Receptions was a beautiful venue for our fall wedding. It has such character and charm. Inside and out. The Read more...
Riverside Receptions was a beautiful venue for our fall wedding. It has such character and charm. Inside and out. The staff was very accommodating. It was an amazing place to have our wedding just as we had pictured it. Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Riverside Receptions and it was amazing. This was the one & only venue we actually looked at, but we loved it and we didn't want to look anywhere else. We liked the brick walls, the floor to ceiling windows, the Fox River being in the background, just everything about it. We chose the lower level because of the access to the outdoor patio overlooking the river, which our guests used a lot. We worked with a few different people throughout the planning process and everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. We worked with Tina & Norma on the actual day and we can't thank them enough for everything they did. They made sure everything would work out and that we wouldn't have to worry about a thing on the day of our wedding. All of the staff that night was wonderful and so friendly. Also, there was another wedding on the upper level and we didn't even notice! It was the perfect day. We are so grateful to have had such great vendors. We would love to come back and have another party here.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Riverside Receptions and it was amazing. This was the one & only venue we Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Riverside Receptions and it was amazing. This was the one & only venue we actually looked at, but we loved it and we didn't want to look anywhere else. We liked the brick walls, the floor to ceiling windows, the Fox River being in the background, just everything about it. We chose the lower level because of the access to the outdoor patio overlooking the river, which our guests used a lot. We worked with a few different people throughout the planning process and everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. We worked with Tina & Norma on the actual day and we can't thank them enough for everything they did. They made sure everything would work out and that we wouldn't have to worry about a thing on the day of our wedding. All of the staff that night was wonderful and so friendly. Also, there was another wedding on the upper level and we didn't even notice! It was the perfect day. We are so grateful to have had such great vendors. We would love to come back and have another party here. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Riverside is very affordable and is a great value. The scenery is beautiful and the building is historic and located in a historic downtown west of Chicago. The planning and execution of our wedding reception was very professional and I had full trust that everything would go exactly as we had specified.
Riverside is very affordable and is a great value. The scenery is beautiful and the building is historic and located in a Read more...
Riverside is very affordable and is a great value. The scenery is beautiful and the building is historic and located in a historic downtown west of Chicago. The planning and execution of our wedding reception was very professional and I had full trust that everything would go exactly as we had specified. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! We had the lower level because we loved the charm and feel of the old stone and brick and the beautiful wood bar. We had a smaller wedding of about 100 people so the area was perfect size for people to move around. The bar is separated from the room where the dancing was and most people tended to gather in the bar area but we expected that. The staff placed everything exactly where we discussed and also made sure to gather everything to take home at the end of the night. The food was fantastic! Even though we regretfully didn't get to eat much since it was hectic like most bride and grooms. Wish we had thought to set some aside for us! Kathy was so nice and helpful in all the decision making and plans. I would absolutely recommend this place to everyone!
We LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! We had the lower level because we loved the charm and feel of the old stone and brick and Read more...
We LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! We had the lower level because we loved the charm and feel of the old stone and brick and the beautiful wood bar. We had a smaller wedding of about 100 people so the area was perfect size for people to move around. The bar is separated from the room where the dancing was and most people tended to gather in the bar area but we expected that. The staff placed everything exactly where we discussed and also made sure to gather everything to take home at the end of the night. The food was fantastic! Even though we regretfully didn't get to eat much since it was hectic like most bride and grooms. Wish we had thought to set some aside for us! Kathy was so nice and helpful in all the decision making and plans. I would absolutely recommend this place to everyone! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
The kind and professional folks at Riverside made our wedding amazing. The atmosphere is beautiful but the staff makes the day extra special by ensuring that everything goes smoothly. All expenses were included in the price of the plate, there were no hidden fees, and they even provide the bride and groom with a wedding planner for the day. You can be sure that the price they quote you will be the price they charge you in the end.

If we plan another event of any kind, it will be at Riverside Receptions. Thank you Cathy and Frances!!!
The kind and professional folks at Riverside made our wedding amazing. The atmosphere is beautiful but the staff makes the Read more...
The kind and professional folks at Riverside made our wedding amazing. The atmosphere is beautiful but the staff makes the day extra special by ensuring that everything goes smoothly. All expenses were included in the price of the plate, there were no hidden fees, and they even provide the bride and groom with a wedding planner for the day. You can be sure that the price they quote you will be the price they charge you in the end.

If we plan another event of any kind, it will be at Riverside Receptions. Thank you Cathy and Frances!!! Read less
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