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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC

Centreville , MI
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LOCATION

22638 Truckenmiller Road
Centreville, MI US 49032 (map)

PHONE

269-467-6132

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Riverside Receptions, Etc., LLC
22638 Truckenmiller Road
Centreville, MI 49032
PH 269-467-6132
www.RiversideReceptionsEtc.com


Our facility is... Read more
Riverside Receptions, Etc., LLC
22638 Truckenmiller Road
Centreville, MI 49032
PH 269-467-6132
www.RiversideReceptionsEtc.com


Our facility is extremely unique and is the perfect setting to hold both your wedding ceremony and reception. Our pristine lawns and gardens feature a new 50-foot cascading waterfall -- truly a “see-to-believe” setting alongside the beautiful Prairie River in the middle of 130 private acres.

Our banquet hall, which features a 12-foot waterfall and rock wall gardens, can be open-air or completely enclosed with transparent sides, thus offering a supreme “plan B“ for the ceremony. Our hall is also heated for spring or fall events.

Each year we host many weddings and receptions for couples from across the country. Our staff can provide assistance for any or all of your wedding preparations. Riverside Receptions, Etc. is within 6 miles of US 131 and many great motel and B & B accommodations. You are welcome to choose your own source of food and beverages.

Our web site www.RiversideReceptionsEtc.com and Facebook provides more photos and FAQ’s. Please feel free to call if you would like an appointment to see our facility 269-467-6132.


Sincerely,
Pat & John Pierucki
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2000
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
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?
5400
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
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
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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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Jessica
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Riverside Receptions took care of everything we needed from tables and chairs to decorating so we didnt have to worry about anything and could just enjoy our day. This venue is beautiful and does everything to make your day special.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the review. The staff here works hard to make your day the best it can be.
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Irene
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
It was nice how the owner of Riverside Receptions was always there, always ready to help, but yet never in the way.. :)
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Riverside Receptions was the perfect place to have an outdoor wedding. It was such a beautiful setting with the gorgeous flowers and waterfalls, we couldn't have been happier with Riverside and its professional staff. Thanks again Riverside for making our wedding day perfect!
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, It was a great day and we enjoyed celebrating with you. John and Pat
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue was everything I wanted and more!!!! The grounds are so beautiful!!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.7/5.0
Beautiful venue!! Everyone was very impressed.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. We really enjoyed your day.
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue was so beautiful you didn't need much to decorate!
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Thomas
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Very reasonable priced! An amazing location! So beautiful!
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue! Awesome owners, very kind! Gorgeous setting!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. Best wishes to you both for a bright future.
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Katie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
This place is the real deal! From the moment you see the arch to walk down you are mesmerized by the beauty of the landscape. There are no doubts that you will have a picture perfect wedding. It's also wonderful to have an owner who sticks by your side to be sure that your special day is going just the way you wanted it to! All of my guests enjoyed walking the perimeter and taking family pictures of their own. I could not be more pleased with the venue and customer service I received!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you again so much for the review and for choosing Riverside. Everyone here is committed to provide guests and family with the best experience for an outdoor wedding and reception.
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Teri
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at Riverside Receptions on May 31, 2014. The gardens were beautiful and a lot of pride and hard work goes into making this venue to nice. It is nice to be able to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue. We couldn't have asked for a better evening!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, praying for the best for your entire family.
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Heather
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Riverside Receptions was outstanding to work with! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the grounds are kept up like it’s an art. The owners are very meticulous with everything on their grounds but that is the only way our day was able to be so absolutely perfect! They are very flexible and really want your day to be unique in the way you want. One last thing that made everything even more convenient is being able to stay on site in the cabin. The bridesmaids and I were able to spend my last single night together and we had tons of room to get ready and take cute pictures before the wedding without guests noticing us. It was just such a great day and absolutely nothing could have gone better!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for this review, wishing you two and family the very best, Blessings, John and Pat
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Riverside Reception was a great experience! They were very professional and willing to offer any help when we needed it. They were organized and efficient while being fun to work with. We were so pleased with the service and the beauty of their property, we would recommend using Riverside Receptions as a wedding venue.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, best Wishes to you and your family and friends.
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Charles
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue was excellent and the staff was very friendly and professional. The grounds looked amazing and we heard many compliments on how nice the venue was. Everyone was very pleased.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you, It was great to celebrate your day, blessings to you both and your family.
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Mindy
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Riverside Receptions as our wedding location. Even with such a harsh winter they had flowers ready to put out from their greenhouse and the landscaping was still beautiful. Our guests kept commenting on how nice the location was and our photographer loved the location. The staff at Riverside was very easy and super nice to work with. It was a perfect day!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Jon and Mindy, Blessing and the very best in your new life as a family. John and Pat
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Jill
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfect day at a perfect location!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!!!!!!
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Amy
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
One could only dream to hold their wedding at such a beautiful location. The owners are amazing and their event site is one of the most exquisite locations in the area. You cannot go wrong when you book Riverside Receptions.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for this review of our venue here @http://www.riversidereceptionsetc.com/
We work very hard to provide the very best for all of our events.
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Alissa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience with John at Riverside Receptions. He was so helpful before the wedding, answering questions, allowing us to come out and visit at different parts of the year. He does an amazing job making the place look "real" and not made up, over done. The day of the wedding he so also very helpful and had staff onsite the whole evening so we could get anything we needed. They have a great set up and a great facility if you are looking for an outdoor wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. Here @http://www.riversidereceptionsetc.com/ we want to provide that sense of amazement and WOW to all our couples and their guests. Providing the most beautiful outdoor wedding venue in the area.
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Holly
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.3/5.0
Was very helpful and knowledgeable with any questions or concerns that we had, also was very quick with getting back to us. Was readily available during the wedding day, to make sure that everything went smoothly. Only downside would be that no Wi-Fi was available for our D.J., we would suggest that this should be made available to better accommodate guests with their event. For anyone wanting an outdoor wedding and looking to amaze your guests, this is an absolutely beautiful venue!!! They are flexible with any vendors that you want to bring in and with when you want the timing of your event to be. Would recommend Riverside Receptions to any of our family or friends!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for this review. Our WiFi here has a limit on users and most DJ's are set-up with there own mobile. We can look into this option. Each year we work at improving our venue and offerings. Riverside Receptions strives to be the number 1 outdoor venue in Michigan.
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the most amazingly beautiful wedding here! Everything was perfect! The staff was great to work with and very helpful on any little detailed questions we may have had! I would recommend this venue to anyone! We could not have imagined a more perfect and elegant wedding! There were so many beautiful places to take pictures too!
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the review and we are pleased you were satisfied with Riverside Receptions efforts to make your wedding truly special. And yes we have so many great photo opportunities here @http://www.riversidereceptionsetc.com/
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Megan
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
It was so beautiful here. All the comments I have heard about my wedding venue have been extremely positive, saying it was the prettiest wedding people have ever attended. Another bonus, it is so pretty, it is practically already decorated. We also did not have to worry about set-up or clean-up. The day was worry free, a lot of that was due to Riverside Receptions. Perfection =)
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for this review of our services. Here @http://www.riversidereceptionsetc.com/ we constantly hear of how beautiful the venue is. Outdoor Weddings can be unpredictable, however we work hard to achieve that prefect place and event.
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Deborah
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the most beautiful wedding sites that I have ever seen. Everything was perfect for our daughters wedding and Riverside Receptions help us to make it so. The service is excellent, the staff friendly and very helpful and the site is amazing.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. It was a pleasure to provide your family with this location for the wedding and reception.
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laurie
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
They did a great job, in all areas. We had a great time,and it was beautiful.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Audrey
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Our day was just as perfect and magical as we could have ever imagined thanks to the beautiful grounds and experienced staff of Riverside Receptions. Not only were we blown away by the beauty of the grounds (immaculate flower gardens, rivers, coy ponds, waterfalls, props that perfectly set the mood, and the surrounding astonishing atmosphere of Mother Nature's own forestry), but also by how the staff seemed to create a worry-free environment by having every base covered to the T. Remembering the moments of our wedding now dance through my head as if it was a dream or fairy tale. Only these memories could have been produced by such a place as this. Our quests still remind us of how impressed they were with the beauty of the venue and how perfectly the ceremony and reception flowed.
They have everything there to make your wedding (or any occasion) perfectly beautiful and unique. They are experienced in working with caterers, DJ's, and cake providers as well as provide a bar for which to serve guests alcoholic beverages. They also have a wide variety of props/ decorations, tables, chairs, and other rental equipment for you to select without having to find an outside rental company. When reviewing the options for my wedding I was very impressed with their experience in accommodating so many different types of wedding ceremonies and receptions. This reassured me that my wedding was going to be perfectly and uniquely mine.
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. We had a great time, and it was great to see all the family enjoying the day.
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Mary
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
John and wife were easy to talk to and very informative. They told me what I needed and they were right.
Riverside Reception is a gorgeous place and very well maintained. The flowers are gorgeous and the waterfall was beautiful and the flowing river very peaceful.
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
An amazing place to have your wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
An amazing place to have a wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.8/5.0
This is a gorgeous venue and provides the best outdoor wedding I could imagine.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Heather
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful wedding and reception venue!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Heidi
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
the place was beautiful and couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Wendy
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Things could not have gone better or more smoothly for my daughter's wedding at Riverside Receptions. John and his staff took care of all the little details to make the event a huge success. The grounds are simply breathtaking!!! We recieved so many compliments from our guests. THANKS!!!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Nikki and Cody
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect!!!! We got so many complements on how beautiful the venue was. Our pictures were perfect and turned out so awesome. John and his crew were very helpful throughout the whole evening. If anyone is looking at venues to have a perfect wedding, stop and just book it at Riverside receptions.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. Riverside Outdoor Weddings are spectacular. Any one looking for information visit us @ http://www.riversidereceptionsetc.com/
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.6/5.0
This place is awesome! Everything was so clean and the staff very friendly and helpful. So glad my son and now daughter picked this place for their wedding. The grounds are beautiful. Would so recommend this place.
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Mary
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Riverside Receptions is an absolutely beautiful wedding or event venue. If you are looking for a peaceful outdoor wedding and reception in one place, this is it! The river, gorgeous landscaping and waterfalls provide an amazing backdrop to your wedding ceremony and the covered pavilion provides a cool place for the reception out of the sun (and a good back up incase it rains!). My wedding there was perfect! John (one of the owners) was very flexible and helpful with the planning - he made everything very easy. I highly reccommend this venue.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, wishing the two of you the very best in your future. John and Pat.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This is such an incredible venue. So affordable and beautiful. Guests can't stop talking about the venue!
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with choosing Riverside Receptions. We were pleased with everything!!! We were able to have our own caterers, bartender (which we did kegs) and so on. You hardly need any flowers because the setting is just breath taking. There are benches around the water area so if guest would like to walk away from the noise, they could. You have chairs and tables for the reception and also ceremony chairs included in the price. Plus, actual bathrooms and that was a big thing for me when having an outdoor wedding. There is a small area for the girls to get ready, had AC, bathroom, couch and vanity area with racks to hang all your dresses. I had a little over 200 guest and I wanted to make sure I had enough area for everyone to dance. We did have to break down a table or two after a little while but they did it so quick you didn't have to worry about it being an inconvenience. John was easy to work with and very helpful. I keep getting phone calls about this being a "Diamond in the Rough". I highly, HIGHLY recommend. You will literally be in awe.
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the review. All of the staff here work hard to make sure everyone has a memorable experience. John and Pat
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here June 8th 2013... If you are wanting an outdoor ceremony or reception you have to have it here!! You have to at least take a look, it beats any park or scenery elsewhere that you will ever find. John himself is amazing to work with, he truly cares about what he is Doing as well as his staff. The day of my wedding we forgot about plates for cake and appetizers and his staff went and picked it up for us without any questions. They truly are amazing...I'm still receiving complements about how beautiful it was. You really made our day one of a kind John. We can't thank you enough!
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you, so Much. I want to say Thank you to Mary who took the initiative to respond to the need for plates and napkins and offer to get some. And to My wife Pat whose expertise in gardening and design makes this venue spectacular. John
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Benjamin
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were intent on having a unique wedding. We wanted something outdoorsy, and within a 200 mile radius of Detroit. We were also intent on finding a venue that would let us do things the way we wanted. So often, you see that the best venues make you use their caterer, place restrictions on how long the bar can be open, etc, and we wanted to avoid that to make sure we could throw the best party possible. We scoured the internet, and found virtually no options that met these criteria.

When we came upon RR's website, we were obviously impressed by the pictures. However, we always assume that pictures are deceiving. So, when we visited the venue for the first time, we were astounded. Seriously, this is the most beautiful place you can imagine. The precision and care that went into the design of RR is mind blowing. Every detail is perfect - it's like Disney.

John, the owner, was absolutely wonderful to work with. He let us do whatever we wanted, and provided tons of support in terms of pulling everything together. We had our set up at 10am, started the cocktail hour at 3pm, and didn't have to be out of the venue until midnight. How often can you find a wedding venue where the party is 9 hours long? And, since we were allowed to bring in our own bar and our own caterer, we were able to save thousands when compared to other venues. I've read other reviews online saying that RR is expensive. These reviewers are *insane*. You couldn't possibly find a venue as beautiful as this and spend less money. In the end, the comments from the guests ranged from "How the hell did you find this place?" to "This can't be real". Our goal was to wow people, and RR made that possible.

Moral of the story: Having your wedding at Riverside Receptions will be the best decision you ever make. Just visit the venue, and you'll understand why.
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you!!! Although we hear great things from hundreds of couples, family and friends each year, very few take the time to review us. Thank you so much from Myself, my wife Pat and all our employees who work to make your day special and unforgettable. May the two of you and your family enjoy many blessings from this day forward. Thank you.
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Laura
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here on 5/31/2013. The venue was beyond amazing and it was the perfect backdrop to our special day. John and his staff were so helpful. I could not have imagined a better place to have our wedding! Book this place immediately.
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Wishing you and Jared and life full of joy and blessings.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Great and beautiful venue- our wedding day was wonderful celebrated here! However, it was quite pricey and would have been nice to have some things included in the price (like set-up) but we paid for the atmosphere/scenery and it was beautiful!
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review. Our mission is to provide the most beautiful outdoor wedding location at a responsible price.
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Becky
Wedding:
5/19/2013
4.4/5.0
Riverside Receptions is a lovely venue for weddings. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. John is a great host and knows the business well. We had a wonderful day ther for our daughter's wedding.
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Cassie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.8/5.0
My cousin got married at Riverside receptions when I was about 17 and after attending their wedding I knew that was the place I wanted to get married. If you are looking for a beautiful outdoor venue with the convienence of having the reception place at the same location as the ceremony then definitely look into Riverside receptions. The owners are very friendly and responsive and willing to work with you to give you exactly what you want. It is gorgeous for pictures and the air conditioned bathrooms and dressing room were very nice. All of my guests talked about how beautiful the grounds were. It is also nice that they have the option of heat during the reception if you have your wedding on a colder day. I am very happy I chose Riverside receptions. Thank you for being a part of my special day!!
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Cassandra
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous venue! Worked hard to make our wedding day perfect!
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Fantastic Venue - it was everything we hoped for. John is great to work with and makes it easy on you. The grounds are beautiful and it was everything we wanted in an outdoor wedding.
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Scott and April
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was everything I have dreamed of. I had never heard so many compliments about any wedding as I did ours. Everything was perfect. There was no hassel at all. John was there overseeing the event to make sure we had whatever we needed. It is an expensive venue but definately worth every penny!
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Riverside is less expensive than most venues when you consider all costs: Please compare us with others and compare what our property looks like and offers to other venues.
I recently received this from April:
I wished I would have read the reviews others had posted prior to posting mine. As an avid gardener myself, I for one realize how much time and work goes into keeping up the facility. Many don't take into consideration the time that goes into making it what it is each and every day. They don't consider the fact that although another facility may charge half what you do to rent it, they then have to purchase flowers that will never compare to what you have there. All the extras that go with that, i.e. centerpieces, misc decor, etc.... it adds up fast. Your facility allowed me to do what I wanted the way I wanted to do it. I spent $2 on each of the centerpieces, $8 on my own table cloths, 25cents on my own napkins.... I still came out a lot less expensive than a "hall". I think that price is fair. It's unique. It's private. It comes with acreage to walk around on. Instead of the normal 6 hour block that most allow, you allow all day. I would do it all over again. One of your female clean up crew even got to take home a centerpiece that I gave her. I enjoyed our day and everything turned out just as I had it planned in my head. Thank you!
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Emily
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.9/5.0
This venue is one of a kind. We took a gamble with an outdoor wedding during a record setting summer and we won big time. The flowers, lawn, and ponds are gorgeous. We rented linens and ceremony decor from John and everything look great. He was present for the rehearsal and helped us arrange so we knew exactly where we would be the next day. All of our other vendors knew the venue and were glad to travel a little farther to provide their services for our wedding. John was very accommodating, even when we changed our minds about day-of details. He also allowed us to bring in a motorhome to cool off the groom and his wedding party.

For weeks after the wedding my husband and I, and our parents, were getting calls from guests saying how beautiful the wedding was and how everything went off without a hitch.

Yes, you have to find your own catering, DJ, linen service, etc. But if you want a full service venue, then this is not your place. However, if you want to get married in a one-of-a-kind garden of Eden, then this IS your place.
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MrsGescwendt
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.7/5.0
It is very pricy here but I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful venue. I am a DIY bride and was able to cut a lot of corners elsewhere to allow me to pay for the reception site of my dreams. Every thing there is kept up beautifully and the flowers are gorgeous. I was the first bride to enter the ceremony via the raft down the river and it went off great. John did a test run with us the day before to make sure we knew what was going on. The only thing I would have liked to be different was to be able to set up the night before so my mom didn't have to do it the day of and could have Ben with me while I was getting ready. Other than that my day was perfect! Thanks to Riverside for a great day!
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Ashlee
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Riverside receptions is a very beautiful outdoor place to hold your wedding! Everything ran very smoothly at my May 2012 wedding! I highly recommend this venue!
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Lori
Wedding:
10/15/2011
3.6/5.0
This is an absolutely beautiful place to be married and I was very happy with the view! The cost of the view was something to be desired though. For almost $4000 you get the venue and tables/chairs...a bit steep. There was not an event the Friday before our wedding and we were still not allowed on the grounds to set up until 10 am Saturday. Since they will charge you for set up, we wanted to do that ourselves. So with a lot of helping hands it turned out just fine. I think my biggest surprise was that they didn't have dishes. Of course this being the first time preparing for a wedding and that being a reception site, I didn't think to ask about tableware. Good thing my mom told me to ask....or I would have been in a pinch! For the amount of money they charge and for how many days they say they have events, I would think that tableware would be a great investment for them. Absolutely beautiful venue and accomodating if you were to run into inclement weather, but be prepared to do a lot of it yourself! I probably would recommend this venue to a friend...but buyer beware.
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

We always provide information on everything in advance. We suggest you compare us to other venues. You will find for what we offer Riverside is a great value. We give couples ways to cut cost by not supplying many items other halls offer. If we provided dishware, many would prefer a different style. You have greater flexibly with Riverside to have tableware specific for your needs. Riverside is the perfect alternative to a backyard tent wedding or traditional hall at the same cost or less. We also do not add on taxes and gratuities, our price would be $3200.00 plus taxes otherwise. Please see us for yourself.
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Kimberlee
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Staff was friendly and accommodating. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and well taken care of!
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red
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Riverside receptions is a gorgeous place to have your wedding at. I just got married there this summer. Not only does it have pretty flowers, river and waterfall everywhere, but there is a dressing room with A/C in it, public bathrooms and if it rains you can still get married on this property. John is around the whole day to help set up and he has a trailer with his golf cart so he can help your crew members also. I can’t image my wedding being anywhere else. John and his crew were so helpful in anything we needed that day. There is so much land that while the parents were dancing the kids could go run around and some people even went for a walk after dinner!! I’m hoping one of my friends get married their so I can go back someday soon! They do a great job for weddings so worth the money!!! You can’t find any place cleaner for an outdoor wedding!!
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Kara
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED our venue (Riverside Receptions) that held both our ceremony and the reception! It was not only beautiful and very-well maintained, but the owner was on top of every thing and flexible when needed. We'd do it there again in a heartbeat!
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much.
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bhamilton
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
This venue provided my husband and I with the wedding of our dreams! All of our guests were amazed by this venue. It is very unique and there is nothing like it. Flowers cover the grounds, there are two waterfalls that are beautiful! I can't wait to see our photographers pictures, because just the snapshots that our guests took turned out amazing!
You can bring in your own catering and alcohol, which is very nice! This really does save a lot of money. All of the flowers that are on the grounds also saves money on florist costs because tey provide the perfect backdrop for pictures :)
If you're looking for a unique outdoor venue, this is definately the perfect place!
We absolutely loved, and would definately recommend it
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Cheri
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a bargain basement venue, you won't find it here. What you will find, instead, are acres and acres of beautifully landscaped and meticulously manicured lawns & gardens. While there is an extra charge for the use of various items, this is fully disclosed in the information provided and you have the choice as to whether or not you want to use them. While many venues charge less but make up for the difference in mandating the use of their caterers and bar service, Riverside allows you to bring in your own caterer and bar set up. John (the owner) was very professional and available throughout our event, to the extent of transporting our guests via golf cart, when needed. If you are thinking of an outdoor wedding and reception, you must check out Riverside Receptions Etc. to see it for yourself. Pictures alone cannot capture the beauty and magnificence of this location; you will be hard pressed to find anything else like it in this area.
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Dawn
Wedding:
9/4/2010
1.2/5.0
While Riverside is beautiful and a one of a kind location, what is included in the price is just the grounds pretty much. Everything else you will have to rent, from lines to the arbor and guest book stand all the way to the large ice containers that they themselves own. There is not a kitchen just a tiny prep area and you do not even have a place to rinse your rented dishes. You can not set up the Friday before and they will not allow you to be there earlier then 10 am the day of, we asked and were told no. My husband did not like that the owner wore a maintenance shirt with his name on it while walking around during our event, he and I tend to agree thought that a nice polo and kahakis would have been better with the venues name on the shirt. Thirty nine hundred dollars is a pretty decent chunk of change and when you think about it most other places include their table linens, set up, and some centerpieces when you book with them. This amount is litteraly for the grounds and your banquet tables and chairs NOTHING else. Do not get me wrong it is gorgeous but if I had to do it again I think we would have gone with the Blue Dress Barn instead. When the cost of your venue is more then your caterer I feel there is a problem and we did not skimp on food. Had I known then what I know now we would have looked at having our event at another location. We realize that this is an outdoor venue however the reception area can be enclosed by plastic sides and this would allow for some set up to take place the night before. The pricing of additional things available seems unreasonable. We decided not to have the wedding arbor set up a cost of at least $100.00 for a ceremony that would only last 20 minutes. I do not feel that having a kitchen area would mean it also dictated who we used to serve our food, it actually would have given us more options. We had to hire additional people to clean our dishes and since there is not hot water available for this we also had to bring a turkey fryer to heat the water for this process. I believe that if the vendor invested in a cad program for layouts this would be very beneficial to anyone that books their event here as well.
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Riverside Receptions Etc.,LLC responded with the following comments:

Riverside Receptions provides an exceptional venue for the price. Many other locations do provide additional items with their venue rental, however you need to use their food and beverages. We have our pricing structured this way to allow couples to bring in their own items possibly saving $$$. The shirts we have are white dress shirts with our name on them. From all our research Riverside is quite flexible in their hours and operations compared to the other venues. Please check out our venue for yourself, we have many other reviews as well. Anyone is welcome to choose another venue, however I don't think you will find one which compares to Riverside Receptions. I am shocked to see this review as I thought the couple and their family and friends where satisfied and happy with everything.Below is an e-mail I received from this bride.
John,
Thank you so much for everything! Our wedding was a huge hit and I cannot tell you how many people have raved about the location. Every time we run into someone that was there they tell us how beautiful everything was and how they had no idea something so magical existed so close to us. As you know Eric had not been there until the evening of the rehearsal. We had looked at the pictures on line and the ones that I took but they do not do your location justice, he too was blown away by the beauty Riverside holds. Thanks again so very much for everything.
Dawn
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risa2wmu
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Riverside Receptions is a beautiful outdoor venue. Our guests would not stop talking about this diamond in the rough. John was there every step of the way accommodating all of our needs. We loved getting a "sneak peek" of our wedding through facebook (the day after the event) and a video he sent by mail. John also went trash digging for us (as he did for the other review I read) for a few misplaced items. He found the six pence that was glued to my shoe on the grounds a few days after the event and mailed it to us. These are just a few examples of many how he went out of his way to make our day so memorable. We will be referring this venue to our friends and family. Thanks Riverside!!!
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Brianne
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
We just want to thank you guys so much for making our day beautiful and we were really impressed that you cared enough to take the time to take video shots of the whole event. We weren't expecting that and appreciate that you went out of your way for us. We heard nothing but wonderful comments about the grounds and how beautiful the place was and how smoothly everything was run. Thank you so much, we had a dream of having a beautiful outdoor wedding and you helped make it come true! We will definitely recommend you to others!
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Haylie
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Such a perfect setting for our wedding! Guests are still talking about in nearly 4 years later!!
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Christina
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
The owners of Riverside Receptions went above and beyond the call of duty. Their grounds are flawless and breathtaking. When our caterer accidentally threw away a component of our cakes that we had a deposit on, John dug through the trash and found it for us without being asked! They are extremely professional and friendly. They made our wedding reception absolutely amazing. To see pictures of our wedding go to married7409.weebly.com
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David
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
What a pleasant surprise tucked away in Michigan Farm country. This venue has immaculate grounds and many varied areas to provide for a exceptional wedding experience. We enjoyed ourselves immensely as did everyone who we visited with about Riverside. We hope to come back soon, I would love to see either of my children married here.
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Christina
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
I was married at Riverside Reception in September 2008 and was so thankful to the staff for all their hard work. Initially the wedding had to be moved under the pavilion due to rain but upon my arrival to the grounds to get ready the rain had slowed down tremendously. We decided to go ahead with the wedding outside and the staff quickly rearranged everything. The ceremony was beautiful and just as our last picture was snapped the rain started up again but the walls down and the rain hitting made for a romantic reception. I was so thankful that the staff was so accommodating despite the weather. If you are looking for a great location that is perfect for anyone on a budget I highly recommend Riverside Receptions. Being able to bring your own alcohol and food helps to keep costs down tremendously.
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Linnea
Wedding:
6/26/2005
5.0/5.0
I loved this place for these reasons:
 1) Beauty: less money spent at the florist when the area is decorated for you! Flowers in all three seasons! I've been to many outdoor weddings but haven't seen any place quite so beautiful. The huge fish that jumped in the river during our ceremony was quite the fun memory! The beautiful decorated swing made for some really pretty couple pictures. 
 2) Convenience: didn't have to rent two places or travel between one and the other. Plus it's much more convenient than a do-it-all-yourself approach at some park, which can be a headache/nightmare. They have thought of everything and instead of mandating you use their food/drinks like a lot of places do you can choose! The setting worked great for our caterer, photographer, videographer, baker, florist, DJ and everyone else.
3) Pictures: With an outdoor wedding you get the most beautiful pictures ever! No "low lighting" concerns for photographing the ceremony like you might have indoors
4) No big concern for weather after all: that was my main worry about having an outdoor wedding. No need to worry here! They have a great setup for in case of bad weather (read FAQ on website riversidereceptionsetc.com about that). Our wedding day was hot - but our programs doubled as fans! - and rain right after the ceremony cooled things off and we were all safe inside the reception hall protected from the weather and had a grand ole time! Wouldn't have changed the location for the world! 
5) Great staff: they do everything they can to make it a perfect day to remember forever. We definitely will. We are so thankful for all they did and for helping to make our wedding perfect.
6) Spiritual setting: since I'm a Christ-follower and love attending church, some may have wondered why we didn't get married in a church....??? Well I say since "church" is more about the people than the building, being outdoors in Gods creation with Gods people is just as spiritual and worthy of a setting as a church to say our vows before God, family and friends! :) 

They've got it all- beautiful grounds, koi ponds, 50 foot waterfall, gazebo, beautiful flowers, paths through the woods for guests to walk around and enjoy nature, large open hall with a beautiful waterfall and screens and heating for bad weather, catering kitchen, outdoor grill, dressing room, restrooms, large parking area, golf cart transport for the elderly and disabled, and did I mention beautiful grounds?!? There's so much more I could say but let me leave it at this - Riverside receptions is the best setting for an outdoor wedding I've ever seen. Definitely worth it!! Highly recommend! 
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