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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

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Riverside is a gorgeous setting and the people who work there are very helpful. My wedding is booked for October 15th 2017 and I couldn't be more excited. Very happy and I have only heard good things from everyone who has used them that I know.
Riverside is a gorgeous setting and the people who work there are very helpful. My wedding is booked for October 15th 2017 Read more...
Riverside is a gorgeous setting and the people who work there are very helpful. My wedding is booked for October 15th 2017 and I couldn't be more excited. Very happy and I have only heard good things from everyone who has used them that I know. Read less
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Riverside Receptions and Conference Center responded with the following comments:

Hi Cassi! Thank you for the kind comments. We are looking forward to your wedding day!
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hannah
Wedding:
3/12/2017
5.0/5.0
Riverside is a beauiful place, the view of the river is amazing !
Riverside is a beauiful place, the view of the river is amazing !
Riverside is a beauiful place, the view of the river is amazing ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Frances and Riverside Receptions did a wonderful job on our wedding. We had our ceremony downstairs with cocktail hour following and then the reception upstairs and everything went wonderfully. The staff was very attentive all throughout the night. The food was wonderful and I received so many compliments on the Boursin mashed potatoes (they are a must!). RIverside also was able to set up a TV in the upstairs bar so that the Cubs game could be played for our guests. Everything went so smoothly at Riverside, I did NOT have to worry about one thing; I would recommend this venue to anyone!
Frances and Riverside Receptions did a wonderful job on our wedding. We had our ceremony downstairs with cocktail hour Read more...
Frances and Riverside Receptions did a wonderful job on our wedding. We had our ceremony downstairs with cocktail hour following and then the reception upstairs and everything went wonderfully. The staff was very attentive all throughout the night. The food was wonderful and I received so many compliments on the Boursin mashed potatoes (they are a must!). RIverside also was able to set up a TV in the upstairs bar so that the Cubs game could be played for our guests. Everything went so smoothly at Riverside, I did NOT have to worry about one thing; I would recommend this venue to anyone! Read less
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Cary
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
I had big dreams of a city wedding, but after looking into over two dozen venues unsuccessfully, I had hit a breaking point. That's when a friend suggested a few places and there was one on the list I had never heard of -- Riverside Receptions. After visiting the venue, my fiance and I were in love.

The views were gorgeous and the venue itself has a lot of personality and charm. The staff runs a tight ship and several of our guests complimented on not only how good the food was, but also how great and speedy the service was. Everyone at Riverside was easy to work with and made sure our day went off without a hitch.

The other perk to this venue as opposed to others we looked at was that SO MUCH was included. Not only are the caterers on site, but the cake and centerpieces were handled by the venue as well, so the number of vendors we had to coordinate with was much more manageable.

Now that our wedding has come and gone, I could not be happier to have had my wedding in Geneva, IL. While not a big Chicago wedding, it was more affordable, more charming, less expensive, and such a great space. Plus, Geneva is a great place for weddings; the perfect getaway for friends in the city, and a charming location for suburban and out-of-town guests.

A hidden gem in Geneva!
I had big dreams of a city wedding, but after looking into over two dozen venues unsuccessfully, I had hit a breaking Read more...
I had big dreams of a city wedding, but after looking into over two dozen venues unsuccessfully, I had hit a breaking point. That's when a friend suggested a few places and there was one on the list I had never heard of -- Riverside Receptions. After visiting the venue, my fiance and I were in love.

The views were gorgeous and the venue itself has a lot of personality and charm. The staff runs a tight ship and several of our guests complimented on not only how good the food was, but also how great and speedy the service was. Everyone at Riverside was easy to work with and made sure our day went off without a hitch.

The other perk to this venue as opposed to others we looked at was that SO MUCH was included. Not only are the caterers on site, but the cake and centerpieces were handled by the venue as well, so the number of vendors we had to coordinate with was much more manageable.

Now that our wedding has come and gone, I could not be happier to have had my wedding in Geneva, IL. While not a big Chicago wedding, it was more affordable, more charming, less expensive, and such a great space. Plus, Geneva is a great place for weddings; the perfect getaway for friends in the city, and a charming location for suburban and out-of-town guests.

A hidden gem in Geneva! Read less
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kelley
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Riverside this past weekend and it was amazing in every way! The service was exceptional. Frances and Tina were a joy to work with. They were extremely organized and made everything look beautiful. It was more than I could have asked for!
We had our wedding at Riverside this past weekend and it was amazing in every way! The service was exceptional. Frances Read more...
We had our wedding at Riverside this past weekend and it was amazing in every way! The service was exceptional. Frances and Tina were a joy to work with. They were extremely organized and made everything look beautiful. It was more than I could have asked for! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Riverside was amazing. Great communication and willingness. The food was great, not just your typical blah banquet food, it was delicious. The decor turned out beautiful and the head person, Francis, was there to make sure everything was perfect. Weddings are pricey but Riverside was reasonable and we got every dollars worth.
From start to finish Riverside was amazing. Great communication and willingness. The food was great, not just your typical Read more...
From start to finish Riverside was amazing. Great communication and willingness. The food was great, not just your typical blah banquet food, it was delicious. The decor turned out beautiful and the head person, Francis, was there to make sure everything was perfect. Weddings are pricey but Riverside was reasonable and we got every dollars worth. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
1/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Riverside was absolutely amazing to work with and did a fantastic job! The venue is gorgeous and has a great rustic feel with exposed stone and a beautiful view of the Fox River. We had compliments all night about the look of the venue. On top of that, their food was fabulous! I had multiple people come up and say that it was the best wedding food they have had. Riverside was great to work with during the planning process as well as the day of. Naomi was great during the day and would handle anything that would come up wonderfully! Tina and Frances were great to work with beforehand. I do not regret our decision to have our wedding there at all!
Riverside was absolutely amazing to work with and did a fantastic job! The venue is gorgeous and has a great rustic feel Read more...
Riverside was absolutely amazing to work with and did a fantastic job! The venue is gorgeous and has a great rustic feel with exposed stone and a beautiful view of the Fox River. We had compliments all night about the look of the venue. On top of that, their food was fabulous! I had multiple people come up and say that it was the best wedding food they have had. Riverside was great to work with during the planning process as well as the day of. Naomi was great during the day and would handle anything that would come up wonderfully! Tina and Frances were great to work with beforehand. I do not regret our decision to have our wedding there at all! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
12/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better experience with Riverside Receptions!!! They took all the stress of planning out of the process and we knew we were in good hands from the start! When I walked into the room on our wedding day, it was beyond perfect and so magical! Frances treated our day as if it were her own, she made the process of turning the space into our own so easy. THANK YOU Riverside for being the best venue EVER! :)
We could not have asked for a better experience with Riverside Receptions!!! They took all the stress of planning out of Read more...
We could not have asked for a better experience with Riverside Receptions!!! They took all the stress of planning out of the process and we knew we were in good hands from the start! When I walked into the room on our wedding day, it was beyond perfect and so magical! Frances treated our day as if it were her own, she made the process of turning the space into our own so easy. THANK YOU Riverside for being the best venue EVER! :) Read less
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Teage
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I love Riverside! I can not begin to express how happy I am that we had our wedding here. It was SO beautiful and I am still receiving compliments weeks later. I knew as soon as I walked in that this was the place! We had our ceremony outside in the courtyard, cocktails downstairs, and the reception upstairs. I worked with Frances and she was wonderful! She is very prompt in her responses and super helpful, and she totally understands how stressful life is the week before! She's just a pure professional and you know you can trust her right away.

I think I looked at around 20 venues in the suburbs before Riverside, and I thought Riverside had the best value of anything I saw!

Our guests LOVED the food. Multiple guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We did the petit filet and chicken breasts for all guest, so they didn't get a choice. The service was great! Very friendly and prompt.

Our reception coordinator, Norma, was WONDERFUL! She was so helpful and had everything packed up and ready to go at the end of the night (champagne flutes, top of cake, etc). Everything was on time, and there was no awkward time when guests were waiting for anything to be ready. The entire day went very smoothly and I couldn't be happier, I absolutely loved my wedding!
I love Riverside! I can not begin to express how happy I am that we had our wedding here. It was SO beautiful and I am Read more...
I love Riverside! I can not begin to express how happy I am that we had our wedding here. It was SO beautiful and I am still receiving compliments weeks later. I knew as soon as I walked in that this was the place! We had our ceremony outside in the courtyard, cocktails downstairs, and the reception upstairs. I worked with Frances and she was wonderful! She is very prompt in her responses and super helpful, and she totally understands how stressful life is the week before! She's just a pure professional and you know you can trust her right away.

I think I looked at around 20 venues in the suburbs before Riverside, and I thought Riverside had the best value of anything I saw!

Our guests LOVED the food. Multiple guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had! We did the petit filet and chicken breasts for all guest, so they didn't get a choice. The service was great! Very friendly and prompt.

Our reception coordinator, Norma, was WONDERFUL! She was so helpful and had everything packed up and ready to go at the end of the night (champagne flutes, top of cake, etc). Everything was on time, and there was no awkward time when guests were waiting for anything to be ready. The entire day went very smoothly and I couldn't be happier, I absolutely loved my wedding! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was so beautiful here. We got so many compliments how gorgeous our venue was. Tina was amazing and so helpful when planning our wedding. The staff during our wedding was also amazing! I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is getting married.
Our wedding was so beautiful here. We got so many compliments how gorgeous our venue was. Tina was amazing and so helpful Read more...
Our wedding was so beautiful here. We got so many compliments how gorgeous our venue was. Tina was amazing and so helpful when planning our wedding. The staff during our wedding was also amazing! I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone who is getting married. Read less
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