Rivermill at Dover Landing
The staff at The Rivermill at Dover Landing were phenomonal. They understand the needs of a couple/family planning a wedding and are willing to do anything they can to make it as stress free as possible. Britt especially did not make me feel like the frantic bride when I was sending last minute emails and changes her way. Lisa was the even coordinator on the day of our wedding and I can't gush enough about how personable, professional and understanding she is. The vendors that The Rivermill have also aligned themselves with only enhance The Rivermill's effectiveness in helping to plan/pull off a PERFECT wedding. Lastly, the venue itself received only extremely positive feedback from guests - the setting, the layout, the backdrop - I could go on and on!
We were so happy we went with the Rivermil for our wedding venue. In additon to how beautiful and unique the actual venue is the staff at the Rivermill is spectacular. We felt so confident with them that the venue wasn't even a worry the day of the wedding. We knew we could show up and be wowed by how they took our decorations and transformed the venue into our individualized wedding. Britt was so great with responding immediately, guiding us through any questions we had and making sure our day was perfect. Everyone getting married should strongly consider the Rivermill for their day!!
Having our wedding at the Rivermill was a complete joy. The venue is unique and industrial; the choices in catering, flowers, etc., are flexible (and fantastic); the staff is fun and professional; and the downtown Dover location can't be beat, with one hotel within walking distance and another providing free shuttle service for our guests. And there's complementary valet parking to boot! I can't say enough good things about the Rivermill, and would definitely recommend the venue to fellow Boston residents -- it's only about an hour from the city, and the Amtrak Downeaster stops conveniently nearby. I honestly can't imagine getting hitched anywhere else.
The minute I walked in the door of the Rivermill, I knew it was EXACTLY what we were looking for in our venue, it is so beautiful and unique and really a blank canvas to do whatever you want. We worked closely with Britt and she was so fantastic and responsive, we love her! The day of the wedding went great, they took all my stress away. We had our ceremony there as well, and it was perfect. Britt and Lisa were always there when we needed them and so helpful and patient the entire time. Everyone at our wedding kept telling us how awesome the venue was and we agree! Thanks again!
I fell in love with the Rivermill the moment I went in for a tour over a year ago! We were looking for something different, and hoped to stay as far away from fancy rugs and stiff ball rooms as possible! Rivermill was a breath of fresh air, without a doubt. The outside of the mill is stunning, a water front walk down to the entrance sets the tone to a naturally beautiful space. Inside, a gorgeous blank slate is available to suite your tastes.
I primarily worked with Britt throughout the planning process. She was organized, friendly, always available. Britt promptly responded to my panicked emails, random questions, and gave excellent advice.
On our wedding day, I met Katherine- a fun, easy going member of the Rivermill Team. She and Britt worked together at our big event, and it went off without a hitch!
My family and I had a wonderful experience with Britt and Katherine. Our guests raved about the fabulous space, and loved the uniqueness of it all. We had the best time, and fondly refer to our wedding as "the perfect day."
Thank you, thank you for all your hard work!
-Christin and Corey Magliozzi
I cannot say enough positive things about the Rivermill. My husband and I live in New York, and planning a wedding from out of town can be difficult. The Rivermill became the perfect fit. First, we loved that it's a little different. The exposed brick and factory history really made it stand out for us. During our wedding, we got lanterns and the purple uplighting and it looked absolutely beautiful. When I walked in after taking pictures I was truly almost ready to cry it looked so perfect. We had a large wedding in July and decided to have the cocktail hour outside. At first both of us were concerned about whether it would look like a parking lot, but the Rivermill put up a tent and tables and in the summer, the entrance looks beautiful, because of all the trees and flowers, and I couldn't have been happier with the decision. Finally, Britt is truly WONDERFUL to work with. She definitely heard our freak out moments (like when we thought we would have 40 people more than we planned) and she worked so hard to constantly reassure us. She sent me emails in response almost instantly and helped us work out every issue we had. In the end, picking the Rivermill was the best decision we made. We had a beautiful wedding that felt like us as opposed to some cookie cutter wedding, and I couldn't be happier.
The team at the Rivermill was very helpful and accomodating for our wedding. They worked with us to arrange for multiple visits to the venue, and then coordinated around schedules to let us come in a set up early. Special thanks to Britt for all her support (emails, questions, visits, etc....). I would recommend the Rivermill to anyone who wants a unique venue with great service.
Working with the staff at Rivermill was nothing but a positive and enjoyable experience. They were friendly, knowledgeable and exceptionally accommodating. In addition to being an absolutely fabulous team, the location and venue itself is gorgeous.
Planning a wedding and worrying about the details the day of can be stressful for a bride, but I never experienced an ounce of concern. This is all because the Rivermill staff provided guidance along the way and attended to every last question and concern I had. They were an absolute joy to work with; I highly recommend them to any couple looking for a special place to celebrate their day.
I can't even begin to express how wonderful Rivermill was for us. First off, the venue is absolutely beautiful and so unique and different - just what we were looking for! It is in downtown Dover, which was very convenient for us and all of our guests from out of town with many hotels in the area to choose from. The staff at Rivermill was fantastic - they were so helpful while planning the wedding, answering every little question we had and working out all the details with our vendors, making it so easy for us. When it came down to the rehersal and event itself, everything ran so smoothly and we completely owe it all to the staff! We, along with all of our guests, had the most amazing time at our wedding! We will recommend this venue for it's unique style and incredible staff any day!
My husband and I were in search of a venue that was far from the typical country club with cookie cutter options and decor. Moreover, I was really hoping to find a venue with an industrial feel to it. After months of searching I came across Rivermill at Dover Landing and KNEW it was the right fit for us! As soon as we stepped into the space and saw the high ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and huge windows we let out a sigh of relief because our search was over! I began working with Michelle; however, after she left Rivermill Britt was there to step right in and help us put the finishing touches to our wedding day.
We were able to use teal accents and beautiful pink and white penoies to spruce up the tables. We also hung teal, pink, and white paper lanterns over the dance floor, which looked AMAZING (I think paper lanterns are a must for this venue)! Our guests are still raving about the gorgeous venue as well as all of the details we put into the decor! In addition, we had stunning photo opportunities that were made possible by the unique look of...
We got married on an extremely rainy Saturday in June and our day was absolutely wonderful in large part to the staff at Rivermill! The venue is fantastic but the customer service was even better. Britt and her team did everything they could to make sure that everything was perfect on our day. We had multiple meetings with Britt beforehand and she was always extremely thorough and thoughtful in listening to what we wanted and how we were going to make sure it happened. We also had numerous requests for Britt that we sent through email to which she always responded promptly. Britt also helped to make recommendations on different vendors for us and each one worked out perfectly. I would highly recommend Rivermill not only as a wedding venue but also for any other functions. It is truly a unique and beautiful space with a wonderful staff.
Rivermill is an incredible venue for a wedding! The space is beautiful, the location is unique, and it's one of the only sites in seacoast NH that will allow you to have a large wedding without breaking the bank. Everybody at my wedding LOVED the space--It's so much more unique than some fancy hotel or golf course, and more affordable, too!
We booked with Rivermill when they'd only had one wedding, so throughout the year there were a few growing pains (preferred caterers changed, new services were added,etc.). Overall, though, it's an incredibly flexible site, which allows you to plan the exact wedding that you want, without excessive limitations or fees. The staff/owners are local people and they are amazingly responsive (I think they must have someone "on call" to answer emails, because I seldom waited more than 30 minutes for a response from them). Over and over again, we changed our plans, came back for additional meetings, and they were always responsive and courteous.
Protip: make sure you find out the fee structure for decorations, etc, before you make your final budget. The one drawback to the site is that the ceilings are high, and the brick walls make more advanced decorating tricky, and you have to have a Rivermill employee present.
Dear Rivermill Staff:
On behalf of The Dover Police Association I would like to thank you for the use of your beautiful function space for our “Community Undivided” event that took place on May 11th, 2012. Your commitment to helping the officers involved in the April, 2012 shooting in Greenland does not go unrecognized.
Each year the Dover Police Association strives to advance its connection with our community and all of our commercial business partners. This event served well its intent to bring the community together during such a trying time and aided immensely in the healing of all those touched by that dreadful event in April. Please know that your support played an instrumental part in the success of that night and it is people like you that make this community such a special place to serve.
The “Community Undivided” event was a difficult one to coordinate in such a small timeframe, but thanks to your staff the event was a tremendous success. Kirt and Britt were a pleasure to work with during the entire process. Kirt made great suggestions that helped improve the setting and logistics of the event and ensured that the venue provided the perfect atmosphere. Britt and Aaron were very helpful during the event itself as they quickly and professionally assisted our volunteers with various issues that arose throughout the night. I heard many people comment on how nice Rivermill at Dover Landing looked and how it was a perfect venue for such an event.
Thank you again for your generous support of the Community Undivided event!
Dover Police Association
The Rivermill is a wonderful, beautiful, affordable venue and the staff is very helpful. We had a wedding of 200+ guests and it was perfect, even with a big crowd. All the recommended vendors were great as well. We used DJ Nate Downs, Seacoast Catering (dinner) and Liberty Lane Catering (bar service) and we were very happy with each of them and the flexibility they let us have for all our special requests (and we had a lot of them!) I highly recommend the Rivermill, if we had to do it over again we would not have changed a thing!
As we spoke to guests during our wedding, we heard two comments over and over again: “Congratulations!” followed by, “This place is perfect! How did you find it?” Hopefully many couples will find it, because getting married at the Rivermill was a fantastic experience. We cannot rave enough.
Working with the Rivermill staff, especially Michelle Clancy who was our main contact, was a pleasure. We did not have a wedding coordinator, but Michelle made sure that every detail was covered, in the most helpful and low-pressure way. She contacted our vendors to make sure all the logistics were set for the day of, and she helped us identify the things we didn’t even know we had to think about. (Did you know you can choose how to have your napkins folded? If you didn’t, Michelle can give you some options and gently suggest what will likely work best.) We did not want our planning to get nuts or stressful, and Michelle was key to achieving that goal.
The wedding itself was exactly what we wanted, and the Rivermill was the ideal venue for bringing our ideas to life. The exposed brick and large windows on the river are a million miles from a hotel ballroom. At the same time, the space invites any creative touches you have in mind. We had our ceremony and reception at the Rivermill, and the setting and atmosphere were perfect for both.
Our out-of-town guests enjoyed seeing downtown Dover (which has great restaurant options for rehearsal dinners) and visiting nearby Portsmouth. And Dover had plenty of hotels and shuttle options for getting folks to and from the venue. But the real reason to have your wedding at the Rivermill is to have your wedding at the Rivermill. You won’t find a better value, a lovelier space, or more accommodating, amiable people to work with. Our wedding could not have been better.
Being introduced to the Rivermill was so fortuitous for us - we were looking for a NH venue with lots of character/history, but at the same time a flexible space for us to be creative in for our wedding. Rivermill was exactly that. We worked closely with Britt and Michelle, who were very responsive and helpful from beginning to end. We have also been to a few other non-wedding events at the Rivermill, and each event has its own feel in their space - it's quite remarkable how versatile it is, which is important for brides and other event-makers to make it feel like your own unique space. We highly recommend.
Well first of all, everyone absolutely loved our wedding, and said it was the best they'd ever been to! We couldn't have been happier with Rivermill and the staff there. I worked mainly with Britt during my planning process, and she was always very responsive to my billion questions!
We were looking for an offbeat venue, as neither of us wanted to throw a wedding in a hotel ballroom or a country club--we were definitely looking for something a little different and Rivermill was perfect. I loved the high ceilings and the brick walls, and the support beams everywhere that we wrapped in white lights. It looked spectacular!
Among the things we loved:
- They offer a full selection of colors for table linens, and don't charge extra for them. I wanted purple tablecloths and got them without breaking the bank.
- You can have long banquet tables instead of round, and the chairs are nice-looking so you don't have to buy covers for them.
- The wide selection of caterers at different price points, we were easily able to find a caterer we loved (Galley Hatch).
- All the extras like uplighting, and the white lights for the beams, and more.
- Their set up team did a gorgeous job--I admit to wondering all day how the room would look when I walked in for the first time, since I wouldn't be there to see it all for myself. And it was totally PERFECT. Loved it.
The only thing I struggled with was something that was not really anyone's fault. At the time we booked, the venue was just opening. They didn't have their full price list yet, particularly for the extras. So sometimes as we were going through our planning, some of the things I had talked about and counted on doing all along, like the uplighting on the walls, the white lights on the beams, the photo booth area, etc. came with charges that were something of a surprise.
But overall, the experience was completely wonderful--it was a perfect day and I wouldn't change a thing. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rivermill to other brides.
The Rivermill at Dover Landing is absolute wedding perfection. We were fortunate to sign on with Michelle and the staff at the Rivermill midway through our planning process after loosing a contract with another facility and it was the best decision we made! The staff at the Rivermill were readily available for any and all questions, comments, concerns, or requests. They removed the stress of being a DIY bride from the day-of, while still allowing for my husband and I's creative personalities shine through. For this we are truly thankful. All of our guests were amazed with the space, the food, and the whole feel of our wedding reception. We wouldn't have been able to pull it off as perfectly as we did without Michelle, Brit, and the staff at the Rivermill!!! Thank you all.
Brit and Michelle are such wonderful women we loved working with them.. They are so easygoing yet knowledgeable and fun and completely supportive in every detail of what we wanted. The rivermill is such a unique, beautiful place with a great energy all its own. It's got a vintage feel while at the same time being incredibly classy.. After seeing it that first time we wouldn't have it anywhere else.
The staff at the Rivermill are wonderful. Our wedding came out better then we could have imagined. The decorating was spectacular and they really pay attention to detail. Everyone was so accommodating and pleasant to work with. Thank you!!
Britt and Michelle were amazing through the whole process. My husband and I had to change our venue just a couple months before the wedding.i was super stressed but after meeting with Britt and Michelle all of that stress went away. They were so helpful and went above and beyond from start to finish!
This is a beautiful venue to have a wedding. The staff are very awesome and helped me out a lot. Thanks to Britt and Michelle for making my wedding night a night I will never forget.
Krista Lee- Tysen
Having grown up in Dover my fiancee and I were thrilled to have our reception in such a beautiful venue. Even though we were the first wedding, the entire Rivermill team seemed to be seasoned pros when it came to coordinating vendors, providing floorplan options, solving set up problems and putting thought into even the small details. We loved the flexibility of choosing all our own vendors and being able to find what suited us and our budget the best. I had positive feedback from all our other vendors about how easy it was to work with the team at Rivermill and how well the venue worked for them. I was able to completely relax that day and enjoy our wedding that turned out to be better than I had imagined. Thank you to Britt, Michelle, Kirt and the rest of the team for all your work!
Looking for that unique location in New England? Look no further! Nestled in the heart of Downtown Dover, not only will you find the space, you will also find a very caring and attentive staff. Britt and her crew at Rivermill make sure that no stone is left unturned and every detail is in place. From the initial consultation thru the last guest departing, Rivermill staff sees that everyone is taken care. Designing and planning with Rivermill on our team makes for a fabulous experience.
Britt and the Rivermill at Dover Landing were SUCH a great venue to work with. Not only were they extremely flexible with the photography and our needs, but when the Bride walked into the room for the first time that day, she burst into tears... or JOY! Everything was so beautiful she was overcome. We completely understand.
I LOVE working at Rivermill at Dover Landing. It's one of the most unique spaces to have an event north of Boston. The venue is wide open, with original brick walls, windows and floors so it's perfect for anything modern or even rustic. The staff is fabulous to work with and the price point is super reasonable. Tables, chairs, linens, napkins, valet, 5 hours of services all included. A loft space on the historic Cocheco River? How can you beat that?!
The Rivermill is a drop dead gorgeous venue with endless possibilities for customizing your wedding day layout. The exposed brick interior gives it an urban edginess that makes it unique and like no other local venue. This area has needed a place like The Rivermill for a long time and we are fortunate to finally have a spot that can cater to small and large events with top notch service and attention to detail.
What a great place to have a function, the staff goes the extra mile
The Rivermill at Dover Landing is the perfect venue to host your wedding reception or event. This unique venue hosted in an old mill building has high ceilings and beautiful exposed brick can't be beat. Your imagination is your only limitation when hosting your next event at the Rivermill. I love entertaining at Rivermill events and providing guests with a soundtrack to dance to all night!
The Rivermill at Dover Landing is a jewel in the middle of downtown Dover. Working with Britt, Michelle and their guys is truly an experience in excellent customer service. So proud that they picked my town to open this beautiful venue.
Rivermill at Dover Landing is a beautiful venue coupled with an ownership team that is passionate and fun to work with.
Your wedding should be your special day— and no other venue in the area appreciates that quite like Rivermill. We'll help you design the wedding that you've always dreamed of by working with our preferred partners to bring you your own seating plan, your own colors and décor, your own music and entertainment. If you're looking for a unique place to entertain your guests your way, look no further than Rivermill.
What makes us different is if you have your own ideas and contacts, we are happy to work with them to make your wedding day a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Flexibility is the hallmark of Rivermill's business model.
With lofty ceilings, 1800s brick-and-beam architecture and tall, arched windows offering views of the Cochecho River, Henry Law Park and Dover's historic City Hall clock tower, Rivermill is distinctive enough to stand on its own, or it can serve as a blank canvas on which to paint your entertainment masterpiece.
So whether you're looking for a traditional reception, a classic New England lobster bake, a black tie formal or a distinctive themed event of your own creation, Rivermill provides the ideal setting to make your dream a reality.