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The Riverview

Simsbury , CT

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Simsbury, CT US
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Lilly
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I was more than pleased with Riverview and their staff. Alyson Moreno was my coordinator and I could not ask for better! I used DJ after hours in East Windsor and Sal Fusco and Sabrina were spectacular!! I also used Discover photos in New Britain and I had the BESg wedding day. My guests could not leave the dance floor! I highly recommend this place, dj, and photographer without a doubt!
I was more than pleased with Riverview and their staff. Alyson Moreno was my coordinator and I could not ask for better! I Read more...
I was more than pleased with Riverview and their staff. Alyson Moreno was my coordinator and I could not ask for better! I used DJ after hours in East Windsor and Sal Fusco and Sabrina were spectacular!! I also used Discover photos in New Britain and I had the BESg wedding day. My guests could not leave the dance floor! I highly recommend this place, dj, and photographer without a doubt! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I wanted to write this review to express how thankful we are for how perfectly everything went during our wedding. From communications with the venue to the food to the staff... everything was amazing.

I've had multiple guests tell me that the food was some of the best they've had at a wedding. I've had other guests tell me that the venue was beautiful. The photographer is loving the up-lighting that we paid for while she's editing the photos. Across the board, nothing but praise for the Riverview.

Stephanie was great to work with while we were in the planning stages. She answered all of our questions and was very easy to reach when we had more.

I also wanted to single out Andrew, Sarah and Adam. All three were amazing and attentive. They were helpful, quick to answer questions and easy to work with. Most importantly, to us, they had personality. They were fun and funny and not just boring cardboard cut-outs of people spending their day at work.

Working with our coordinator, Alyson, as well, was incredibly easy. She actually listened to our suggestions and questions, and worked with us to make the day all we hoped it would be and more! In many ways, they all made our wedding better than we could ever have hoped. The little touches, such as using purple powerade zero for my toast glass(I don't drink alcohol) so it'd match my bride's glass to suggesting the pink champagne instead of the white, as it went with our color choices better... every little touch added to the amazing atmosphere.

I would recommend the Riverview to anyone and everyone with no reservations whatsoever.
I wanted to write this review to express how thankful we are for how perfectly everything went during our wedding. From Read more...
I wanted to write this review to express how thankful we are for how perfectly everything went during our wedding. From communications with the venue to the food to the staff... everything was amazing.

I've had multiple guests tell me that the food was some of the best they've had at a wedding. I've had other guests tell me that the venue was beautiful. The photographer is loving the up-lighting that we paid for while she's editing the photos. Across the board, nothing but praise for the Riverview.

Stephanie was great to work with while we were in the planning stages. She answered all of our questions and was very easy to reach when we had more.

I also wanted to single out Andrew, Sarah and Adam. All three were amazing and attentive. They were helpful, quick to answer questions and easy to work with. Most importantly, to us, they had personality. They were fun and funny and not just boring cardboard cut-outs of people spending their day at work.

Working with our coordinator, Alyson, as well, was incredibly easy. She actually listened to our suggestions and questions, and worked with us to make the day all we hoped it would be and more! In many ways, they all made our wedding better than we could ever have hoped. The little touches, such as using purple powerade zero for my toast glass(I don't drink alcohol) so it'd match my bride's glass to suggesting the pink champagne instead of the white, as it went with our color choices better... every little touch added to the amazing atmosphere.

I would recommend the Riverview to anyone and everyone with no reservations whatsoever. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Brenda
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
There are not enough flattering adjectives to describe how amazing our wedding was! The Riverview is nothing short of spectacular! Every detail, every decision, every single question was addressed as if we were the only people who were getting married in the month of March. Working with Stephanie Gordon was a dream. She took our ideas, amped them up to 11 and ran with them. The attention to specific details, you know, the ones only the bride cares about, were given equal billing with the "big" stuff. The day of the wedding, I honestly had not a care in the world! All I had to was show up and enjoy the day! The menu was tailored to our taste, our guests were treated to top notch service, and there was not one aspect of the day that was over looked. We are still in awe of how spectacular everything was! I would recommend The Riverview without hesitation!
There are not enough flattering adjectives to describe how amazing our wedding was! The Riverview is nothing short of Read more...
There are not enough flattering adjectives to describe how amazing our wedding was! The Riverview is nothing short of spectacular! Every detail, every decision, every single question was addressed as if we were the only people who were getting married in the month of March. Working with Stephanie Gordon was a dream. She took our ideas, amped them up to 11 and ran with them. The attention to specific details, you know, the ones only the bride cares about, were given equal billing with the "big" stuff. The day of the wedding, I honestly had not a care in the world! All I had to was show up and enjoy the day! The menu was tailored to our taste, our guests were treated to top notch service, and there was not one aspect of the day that was over looked. We are still in awe of how spectacular everything was! I would recommend The Riverview without hesitation! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
You will never find a more friendly, helpful & welcoming place. We can’t say enough about The Riverview!!

From the moment we walked in, it was as if ours was the only event on their calendar. For a venue that sees brides & grooms walk in and out every day it said a lot that every member of the staff not only recognized us but knew our names, wedding date, and the specifics of our wedding.

When Hurricane Sandy hit just days before our wedding, the staff proactively reached out to let us know that the venue was ok. Megan even went out of her way to adjust our invoice when some guests had to cancel.

On the day of the wedding we couldn’t have found anything to worry about even if we tried.

When I arrived, Stephanie was helping our guests. The second she saw me she excused herself from our guests and came right over to me. Her first words were, “what can I do to help you?” That sentence perfectly sums up the approach of the entire staff. They even helped with things we didn’t know we needed!

Our attendants were phenomenal. Whether it was an extra drink or more hors devours, they took care of everything and did it before we even asked! When the candy bar was set up (a HUGE hit - we strongly recommend it!) we were still dancing so we missed it. When we went back to our sweetheart table our attendants had put together goodie bags filled with candy for each of us. Whenever they saw we might miss something, they jumped into action & took care of it.

When the night was over, they didn’t push anyone out the door - they even let us hang around and smoke cigars on the patio!

The only way we can describe our experience is to say that we asked The Riverview for a wedding venue and left with new friends & the most perfect wedding we could ever have imagined. They treated our wedding as if it were their own. My husband and I each have multiple stories about someone from The Riverview going above & beyond to make sure our day was perfect.
You will never find a more friendly, helpful & welcoming place. We can’t say enough about The Riverview!!

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You will never find a more friendly, helpful & welcoming place. We can’t say enough about The Riverview!!

From the moment we walked in, it was as if ours was the only event on their calendar. For a venue that sees brides & grooms walk in and out every day it said a lot that every member of the staff not only recognized us but knew our names, wedding date, and the specifics of our wedding.

When Hurricane Sandy hit just days before our wedding, the staff proactively reached out to let us know that the venue was ok. Megan even went out of her way to adjust our invoice when some guests had to cancel.

On the day of the wedding we couldn’t have found anything to worry about even if we tried.

When I arrived, Stephanie was helping our guests. The second she saw me she excused herself from our guests and came right over to me. Her first words were, “what can I do to help you?” That sentence perfectly sums up the approach of the entire staff. They even helped with things we didn’t know we needed!

Our attendants were phenomenal. Whether it was an extra drink or more hors devours, they took care of everything and did it before we even asked! When the candy bar was set up (a HUGE hit - we strongly recommend it!) we were still dancing so we missed it. When we went back to our sweetheart table our attendants had put together goodie bags filled with candy for each of us. Whenever they saw we might miss something, they jumped into action & took care of it.

When the night was over, they didn’t push anyone out the door - they even let us hang around and smoke cigars on the patio!

The only way we can describe our experience is to say that we asked The Riverview for a wedding venue and left with new friends & the most perfect wedding we could ever have imagined. They treated our wedding as if it were their own. My husband and I each have multiple stories about someone from The Riverview going above & beyond to make sure our day was perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Riverview took care of everything! Food was unbelievable, cake was beautiful and delicious and the bar was awesome. Our coordinator Alyson kept us on schedule, calmed my nerves and made the whole night run so smoothly. I recommend this place to everyone!!
The Riverview took care of everything! Food was unbelievable, cake was beautiful and delicious and the bar was awesome. Read more...
The Riverview took care of everything! Food was unbelievable, cake was beautiful and delicious and the bar was awesome. Our coordinator Alyson kept us on schedule, calmed my nerves and made the whole night run so smoothly. I recommend this place to everyone!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The RiverView is such a beautiful place to get married. I am so happy we chose this venue for our July wedding!!! We had our ceremony outside which they have a beautiful archway, canopy, garden and also the farmington river!!It was very Breathtaking. The cake turned out beautiful! Everyone complimented on how beautiful the reception hall was! Stephanie.G was our wedding coordinator! She was a great help along the way ,including the day of and responded to any of my questions I had in such a quick time! The food was delicious and so was the Canoli filling cake!!! Have your wedding here, you won't be dissapointed!
The RiverView is such a beautiful place to get married. I am so happy we chose this venue for our July wedding!!! We had Read more...
The RiverView is such a beautiful place to get married. I am so happy we chose this venue for our July wedding!!! We had our ceremony outside which they have a beautiful archway, canopy, garden and also the farmington river!!It was very Breathtaking. The cake turned out beautiful! Everyone complimented on how beautiful the reception hall was! Stephanie.G was our wedding coordinator! She was a great help along the way ,including the day of and responded to any of my questions I had in such a quick time! The food was delicious and so was the Canoli filling cake!!! Have your wedding here, you won't be dissapointed! Read less
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AB427
Wedding:
4/27/2012
4.3/5.0
We absolutely loved The Riverview and so did all of our guests! Everyone is still talking about the food and the cake. We worked with Stephanie who was wonderful. She was accommodating and flexible.

My only complaint about our experience surrounds the manager, Tina, who tried to play games with the pricing after our initial meeting. My advice - take detailed notes when you get prices from her like I did.
We absolutely loved The Riverview and so did all of our guests! Everyone is still talking about the food and the cake. We Read more...
We absolutely loved The Riverview and so did all of our guests! Everyone is still talking about the food and the cake. We worked with Stephanie who was wonderful. She was accommodating and flexible.

My only complaint about our experience surrounds the manager, Tina, who tried to play games with the pricing after our initial meeting. My advice - take detailed notes when you get prices from her like I did. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved the riverview. Our family and firends couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It looked amazing inside and out. We had a perfect fall day with all of the foliage which made for great pictures out back. Stephanie and Ariel were a pleasure to work with. They were very attentive to our needs. All of the support staff through out the day were on top of everything. All of our guests commented on how there glasses were always full they were always asking if we needed anything. The food was so good. We loved the braised beef short rib appetizer the best. The cake they made there looked like it was out of a magazine and it tasted good. Only down fall they don't do a food tasting.
We absolutely loved the riverview. Our family and firends couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It looked amazing inside Read more...
We absolutely loved the riverview. Our family and firends couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It looked amazing inside and out. We had a perfect fall day with all of the foliage which made for great pictures out back. Stephanie and Ariel were a pleasure to work with. They were very attentive to our needs. All of the support staff through out the day were on top of everything. All of our guests commented on how there glasses were always full they were always asking if we needed anything. The food was so good. We loved the braised beef short rib appetizer the best. The cake they made there looked like it was out of a magazine and it tasted good. Only down fall they don't do a food tasting. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.7/5.0
Fantastic venue!! Everyone was so professional and helpful at The Riverview. They were able to provide everything we needed (including a steamer to get the wrinkles out of my dress at the last minute)! We felt very well taken care of, and the venue helped make our day so special and memorable.
Fantastic venue!! Everyone was so professional and helpful at The Riverview. They were able to provide everything we Read more...
Fantastic venue!! Everyone was so professional and helpful at The Riverview. They were able to provide everything we needed (including a steamer to get the wrinkles out of my dress at the last minute)! We felt very well taken care of, and the venue helped make our day so special and memorable. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
9/17/2010
4.4/5.0
This is an absolutely gorgeous venue- up-to-date and stylish. Food was yummy and staff friendly. They created my wedding cake on-site & it was beautiful, just what I wanted. My guests seemed very impressed. I also had my ceremony under the tent, overlooking the river- turned out perfect. There were a couple communication issues with the wedding coordinator, but in all she remained professional & helpful.
Though, there were some setbacks I should mention:
-The final table positions were slightly different then original floor plan decided. Parents were further away then expected.
-I had a scheduled rehearsal under my tent- though they double-booked & my wedding party had to practice inside.
-On my wedding day, I scheduled to take some outdoor photos on the ceremony grounds; well they booked a rehearsal as well, so there were people rehearsing under my tent with my flower arrangements nicely prepped right before my ceremony while I was trying to take photos! They really need to have better processes with their scheduling.
This is an absolutely gorgeous venue- up-to-date and stylish. Food was yummy and staff friendly. They created my wedding Read more...
This is an absolutely gorgeous venue- up-to-date and stylish. Food was yummy and staff friendly. They created my wedding cake on-site & it was beautiful, just what I wanted. My guests seemed very impressed. I also had my ceremony under the tent, overlooking the river- turned out perfect. There were a couple communication issues with the wedding coordinator, but in all she remained professional & helpful.
Though, there were some setbacks I should mention:
-The final table positions were slightly different then original floor plan decided. Parents were further away then expected.
-I had a scheduled rehearsal under my tent- though they double-booked & my wedding party had to practice inside.
-On my wedding day, I scheduled to take some outdoor photos on the ceremony grounds; well they booked a rehearsal as well, so there were people rehearsing under my tent with my flower arrangements nicely prepped right before my ceremony while I was trying to take photos! They really need to have better processes with their scheduling. Read less
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Jenn P
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
What a beautiful venue! We couldn't have been happier. It was everything we'd hoped it would be. Fantastic!
What a beautiful venue! We couldn't have been happier. It was everything we'd hoped it would be. Fantastic!
What a beautiful venue! We couldn't have been happier. It was everything we'd hoped it would be. Fantastic! Read less
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connecticut
Wedding:
6/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent food, they provide the cake- 4 tiered, beautifully decorated, brand new facility, granite dance floor, attentive staff, views of the river
Excellent food, they provide the cake- 4 tiered, beautifully decorated, brand new facility, granite dance floor, attentive Read more...
Excellent food, they provide the cake- 4 tiered, beautifully decorated, brand new facility, granite dance floor, attentive staff, views of the river Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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uconn
Wedding:
6/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Beautiful location, excellent food, great staff
Beautiful location, excellent food, great staff
Beautiful location, excellent food, great staff Read less
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