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Woodriver Cellars Winery

Eagle , ID
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3705 N. Hwy 16
Eagle, ID 83616 US (map)

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208-286-9463

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
My sister had her wedding here last month and it was amazing. We were worried about the venue and her wedding because they have had some bad reviews, but we were promised that her wedding would be perftect and that exactly what it was!! The staff was so professional and helpful, they went above and beyond. The bartenders were so nice they even brought my dad new beers when he was running low. The food was amazing and there was plenty to go around and then some. I just wanted to thank Woodriver for their help in making my sisters wedding day all that she wanted.Thanks!!
My sister had her wedding here last month and it was amazing. We were worried about the venue and her wedding because they Read more...
My sister had her wedding here last month and it was amazing. We were worried about the venue and her wedding because they have had some bad reviews, but we were promised that her wedding would be perftect and that exactly what it was!! The staff was so professional and helpful, they went above and beyond. The bartenders were so nice they even brought my dad new beers when he was running low. The food was amazing and there was plenty to go around and then some. I just wanted to thank Woodriver for their help in making my sisters wedding day all that she wanted.Thanks!! Read less
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Mrs. Bride
Wedding:
9/1/2013
0.0/5.0
We were extremely let down by everything this venue offered. We would have changed our wedding location if it was an option for us. Nothing about this venue is worth the hassle. Just stay away.
We were extremely let down by everything this venue offered. We would have changed our wedding location if it was an Read more...
We were extremely let down by everything this venue offered. We would have changed our wedding location if it was an option for us. Nothing about this venue is worth the hassle. Just stay away. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.2/5.0
My wedding turned out better than I ever could have imagined. However, it was a nightmare leading up to that day. The venue changed dates, times and people numerous times throughout the months. I did not know of the changes until I would ask them why I can't get in contact with a certain person. They changed the head chef three times and I was not able to do my tasting until the week before my wedding; and even then they tried to reschedule 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time.They never really had an event planner...they just kept telling me they would have "somebody" the day of my wedding. When they finally had somebody she had no experience and did not do what I had asked for the reception. I couldn't ever get in touch with anybody. They wouldn't respond to my emails until at least a week later. The owner of woodriver does not seem to care that his clients are extremely unhappy. He does not get involved at all. He just puts the load on everyone else. Had I not had a team of amazing people to help with my reception, I'm not sure it would have gone as well as it did. I will say that the chef and servers on the day of my wedding did a great job. The chef was very accommodating and went out of his way for my guests. The servers were professional and did a nice job. The event planner was nowhere to be found. The venue is beautiful, but had I known how things would be in the months leading up to my wedding I would have chosen a different venue. I hope they can get things figured out for the sake of all the brides who want to have a perfect day without any headaches, stress and tears before hand.
My wedding turned out better than I ever could have imagined. However, it was a nightmare leading up to that day. The Read more...
My wedding turned out better than I ever could have imagined. However, it was a nightmare leading up to that day. The venue changed dates, times and people numerous times throughout the months. I did not know of the changes until I would ask them why I can't get in contact with a certain person. They changed the head chef three times and I was not able to do my tasting until the week before my wedding; and even then they tried to reschedule 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time.They never really had an event planner...they just kept telling me they would have "somebody" the day of my wedding. When they finally had somebody she had no experience and did not do what I had asked for the reception. I couldn't ever get in touch with anybody. They wouldn't respond to my emails until at least a week later. The owner of woodriver does not seem to care that his clients are extremely unhappy. He does not get involved at all. He just puts the load on everyone else. Had I not had a team of amazing people to help with my reception, I'm not sure it would have gone as well as it did. I will say that the chef and servers on the day of my wedding did a great job. The chef was very accommodating and went out of his way for my guests. The servers were professional and did a nice job. The event planner was nowhere to be found. The venue is beautiful, but had I known how things would be in the months leading up to my wedding I would have chosen a different venue. I hope they can get things figured out for the sake of all the brides who want to have a perfect day without any headaches, stress and tears before hand. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
8/10/2013
0.9/5.0
Although I thought the grounds were lovely the tent that our reception in was incredibly dirty, with dead bugs and dirty walls. We had to rent additional drapery because the walls were so disgusting. There were new owners from the time when we booked to when we had our wedding, and the new owners hired a very friendly, but clearly incompetent event manager. She admitted to have never worked events (not what someone wants to hear when spending a small fortune on an event). We got married in August and I asked her to turn on the AC in the groom's room (it never was). The chef, Sonja, did a very nice job, and people were served in a timely manner. I can guarantee this is because of what had happened with weddings the month before ours. The event manager, Becky, did not return calls, did not invoice us properly, and didn't even seem interested in the wedding.

We were told that weddings now only get short table cloths that don't go to the floor. We rented additional plates so that our cake wouldn't be served on paper plates with plastic spoons. We rented additional glasses, because they don't have enough for wine and water (even though we are at a winery). They allowed people to walk around the grounds during our wedding rather than stanchioning off the wedding area. I understand that there are few venues in Boise for nice weddings, but that doesn't mean that they should take advantage of people.

If you have booked WRC stay on top of them, and hire a day-of coordinator to make sure they will deal with this venue's BS. If you are interested in booking with them, don't expect an elegant affair.
Although I thought the grounds were lovely the tent that our reception in was incredibly dirty, with dead bugs and dirty Read more...
Although I thought the grounds were lovely the tent that our reception in was incredibly dirty, with dead bugs and dirty walls. We had to rent additional drapery because the walls were so disgusting. There were new owners from the time when we booked to when we had our wedding, and the new owners hired a very friendly, but clearly incompetent event manager. She admitted to have never worked events (not what someone wants to hear when spending a small fortune on an event). We got married in August and I asked her to turn on the AC in the groom's room (it never was). The chef, Sonja, did a very nice job, and people were served in a timely manner. I can guarantee this is because of what had happened with weddings the month before ours. The event manager, Becky, did not return calls, did not invoice us properly, and didn't even seem interested in the wedding.

We were told that weddings now only get short table cloths that don't go to the floor. We rented additional plates so that our cake wouldn't be served on paper plates with plastic spoons. We rented additional glasses, because they don't have enough for wine and water (even though we are at a winery). They allowed people to walk around the grounds during our wedding rather than stanchioning off the wedding area. I understand that there are few venues in Boise for nice weddings, but that doesn't mean that they should take advantage of people.

If you have booked WRC stay on top of them, and hire a day-of coordinator to make sure they will deal with this venue's BS. If you are interested in booking with them, don't expect an elegant affair. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/27/2013
1.3/5.0
Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception. However, the management is some of the worst people to do business with. Very hard to get a hold of and when we did, they never could answer direct questions. The chef was fired prior to our wedding, and we were denied a food tasting with the new chef. The food quality was substandard at the reception. The venue over promised and under delivered on everything. Within the nine months from signing a contract to the wedding day, we went through 3 day of coordinators, 1 chef, and an entire catering staff. During the reception, many staff members complained to the bride and groom about how bad it was to work there and how bad management was.
As the groom, during the reception, I had to ask to speak with the coordinator on 3 separate occasions because things were not done that was promised. One of these times, I was told that she was too busy to talk and she would find me later. She never did. The only thing that kept the reception from being a complete failure, was the catering staff. They bent over backwards to help us out during the reception on everything management failed on.
Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception. However, the management is some of the worst people to do business with. Very Read more...
Beautiful venue for ceremony and reception. However, the management is some of the worst people to do business with. Very hard to get a hold of and when we did, they never could answer direct questions. The chef was fired prior to our wedding, and we were denied a food tasting with the new chef. The food quality was substandard at the reception. The venue over promised and under delivered on everything. Within the nine months from signing a contract to the wedding day, we went through 3 day of coordinators, 1 chef, and an entire catering staff. During the reception, many staff members complained to the bride and groom about how bad it was to work there and how bad management was.
As the groom, during the reception, I had to ask to speak with the coordinator on 3 separate occasions because things were not done that was promised. One of these times, I was told that she was too busy to talk and she would find me later. She never did. The only thing that kept the reception from being a complete failure, was the catering staff. They bent over backwards to help us out during the reception on everything management failed on. Read less
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Rachelle
Wedding:
7/27/2013
0.3/5.0
I got married at Woodriver Cellars at the end of July 2013, and it was a TOTAL disaster!!! The grounds is beautiful, but BRIDES BEWARE!!! I picked this venue because I was promised so many things, and I loved the bridal suite and men's suite to get ready in. We went through 3 different wedding coordinators in 9 months up to our wedding! The chef got fired a couple weeks before our wedding, and the food we tasted at the catering tasting was so yummy, but the actual food served at our wedding was NOTHING like what we tasted... what a joke! We had our wedding date AND our wedding rehearsal date double-booked!!! Also, the wedding coordinator takes 3 weeks to respond to any emails and is old and unprofessional. She was nowhere to be found on our actual wedding day during the reception. The rest of the staff took the brunt of the work and was mostly young college kids who had no idea what they were doing. We were lied to and told we would get 15% off our wine, and we were convinced to pay the full bill and take 6 "free bottles" instead. The day-of, the catering staff forgot to serve our food until at least 3 tables had went through the buffet line... huge oops!! WTF!! The food was only lukewarm that was served. We were told there would be a 45 day prior-to-our-event meeting, and instead, it was scheduled less than 2 weeks before our event, so therefore, we never got a wine/beer invoice until 2 days before our wedding!! We were then forced to pay with a credit card, and they decided to tack on a 2.8% "convenience fee"... are you kidding me?? My brother paid the catering bill, and they would not accept his check from the bank because it was over $1,000 and had a "hold" on it, like any large check would, so he had to meet them specifically to exchange for a cashier's check; super inconvenient!! Our whole experience was totally a nightmare... so whatever you do, do not be fooled by the beautiful setting. The staff is a total cluster fuck, and your wedding day will be ruined!!
I got married at Woodriver Cellars at the end of July 2013, and it was a TOTAL disaster!!! The grounds is beautiful, but Read more...
I got married at Woodriver Cellars at the end of July 2013, and it was a TOTAL disaster!!! The grounds is beautiful, but BRIDES BEWARE!!! I picked this venue because I was promised so many things, and I loved the bridal suite and men's suite to get ready in. We went through 3 different wedding coordinators in 9 months up to our wedding! The chef got fired a couple weeks before our wedding, and the food we tasted at the catering tasting was so yummy, but the actual food served at our wedding was NOTHING like what we tasted... what a joke! We had our wedding date AND our wedding rehearsal date double-booked!!! Also, the wedding coordinator takes 3 weeks to respond to any emails and is old and unprofessional. She was nowhere to be found on our actual wedding day during the reception. The rest of the staff took the brunt of the work and was mostly young college kids who had no idea what they were doing. We were lied to and told we would get 15% off our wine, and we were convinced to pay the full bill and take 6 "free bottles" instead. The day-of, the catering staff forgot to serve our food until at least 3 tables had went through the buffet line... huge oops!! WTF!! The food was only lukewarm that was served. We were told there would be a 45 day prior-to-our-event meeting, and instead, it was scheduled less than 2 weeks before our event, so therefore, we never got a wine/beer invoice until 2 days before our wedding!! We were then forced to pay with a credit card, and they decided to tack on a 2.8% "convenience fee"... are you kidding me?? My brother paid the catering bill, and they would not accept his check from the bank because it was over $1,000 and had a "hold" on it, like any large check would, so he had to meet them specifically to exchange for a cashier's check; super inconvenient!! Our whole experience was totally a nightmare... so whatever you do, do not be fooled by the beautiful setting. The staff is a total cluster fuck, and your wedding day will be ruined!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
All has been resolved....Thank you
All has been resolved....Thank you
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K
Wedding:
6/22/2013
0.2/5.0
The tears from a bride on her wedding day should only be those of happiness, not disappointment. This setting for this place is beautiful yes, but don't be fooled! The service and the entire experience was a disaster! My cousin's wedding was ruined by the carelessness of the management and staff. Contracted months in advance, Woodriver staff had adequate time to prepare for this wedding. They failed to honor the commitment, desires and promised service to the bride, groom and their guests. The food was 2 hours late and the agreed appetizers were absent. When the food was finally served, the presentation was unprofessional, minimally staffed with the head chef providing excuses for deplorable service and tardiness. It was also apparent that one of the servers was intoxicated and all were dressed inappropriately for such a formal event. When provided, the food was cold and presented poorly. Although more than adequate food was contracted for, Woodriver ran out of food and some guests received nothing. There was no butter for the bread and salt and pepper were absent from the tables. Not verified at this point, Woodriver apparently had had their kitchen shut down prior to this wedding due to health violations. The food was prepared outside on the equivalent of camping trip equipment. Again, not verified but witnessed, alcohol was being served to minors directly as well as employees taking swigs directly from bottles while behind the bar.
The tears from a bride on her wedding day should only be those of happiness, not disappointment. This setting for this Read more...
The tears from a bride on her wedding day should only be those of happiness, not disappointment. This setting for this place is beautiful yes, but don't be fooled! The service and the entire experience was a disaster! My cousin's wedding was ruined by the carelessness of the management and staff. Contracted months in advance, Woodriver staff had adequate time to prepare for this wedding. They failed to honor the commitment, desires and promised service to the bride, groom and their guests. The food was 2 hours late and the agreed appetizers were absent. When the food was finally served, the presentation was unprofessional, minimally staffed with the head chef providing excuses for deplorable service and tardiness. It was also apparent that one of the servers was intoxicated and all were dressed inappropriately for such a formal event. When provided, the food was cold and presented poorly. Although more than adequate food was contracted for, Woodriver ran out of food and some guests received nothing. There was no butter for the bread and salt and pepper were absent from the tables. Not verified at this point, Woodriver apparently had had their kitchen shut down prior to this wedding due to health violations. The food was prepared outside on the equivalent of camping trip equipment. Again, not verified but witnessed, alcohol was being served to minors directly as well as employees taking swigs directly from bottles while behind the bar. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/15/2013
3.7/5.0
We chose this venue because of how pretty it is, and because they have such a nice bridal suite and "man-cave" for the groomsmen before the ceremony. The food was good and the wine was very good; the service was good and I would tentatively recommend them to a friend. I'm hesitating because in the year that I dealt with them, they've had a very high rate of turnover in their staff, which makes any bride nervous. Everyone I dealt with was professional, but it was still stressful to keep getting introduced to new people that were in charge of the wedding. My wedding day was still wonderful and they did a great job making it happen.
We chose this venue because of how pretty it is, and because they have such a nice bridal suite and "man-cave" for the Read more...
We chose this venue because of how pretty it is, and because they have such a nice bridal suite and "man-cave" for the groomsmen before the ceremony. The food was good and the wine was very good; the service was good and I would tentatively recommend them to a friend. I'm hesitating because in the year that I dealt with them, they've had a very high rate of turnover in their staff, which makes any bride nervous. Everyone I dealt with was professional, but it was still stressful to keep getting introduced to new people that were in charge of the wedding. My wedding day was still wonderful and they did a great job making it happen. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
They were easy to work with and nice grounds.
They were easy to work with and nice grounds.
They were easy to work with and nice grounds. Read less
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