The Riverside Venue
Stephanie is the best! She made our wedding perfect and everything we asked for. Every detail was taken care of even last minute changes were simple to make. I could not have asked for a more perfect day! And I am so grateful to Stephanie and all the staff for their hard work. And of course, the food was fabulous!
My wedding was perfect! Stephanie Laine was the catering manager and took care of every detail. They work within your budget and make sure your special day is personal. I could not have asked for anything more!
This place is so beautiful inside & out. It provides a rooftop ceremony that is spectacular because it overlooks the historic tarpon springs sponge docks. The room we had for our reception was the Spartan room & it over looks the docks as well as the Anclote River & it was breath taking. Our guests raved at how gorgeous every thing was down to the last bite of food. Stephanie Laine went above & beyond what we expected. She had a lot on her plate from the time we booked her until the day of our wedding. The business decided to open up the Riverside Grill resturaunt & it made getting a hold of Stephanie a little challenging. With that being said every thing else was just PERFECT! From the wait staff to the food to the tables to the linens & chairs just PERFECT! This place & people know exactly how to treat you like a princess on the special day. I highly recommend this place for ANY event because they can deliver!
Riverside Venue was a beautiful place to have the perfect reception. They provided the most wonderful service and helped us with every need right up to the wedding day and I could not have one complaint with everything they have done. We specifically worked with Stephanie and she was more than willing to help every step of the way and was available at any time we needed. The staff was amazing and they all made it the perfect wedding day.
The Riverside Venue was incredibly difficult to work with. The initial event coordinator was fired during our wedding planning, and she wouldn't email us back for days or weeks. We'd email her, and she'd say she thought she responded, but hadn't, blah, blah, blah. It made it initially very frustrating bc we were planning our wedding from out of state. The last thing you want as a bride is to deal with an unorganized venue who isn't responsive or helpful to your needs. The next lady was head over catering, and she was much better. She wasn't terribly timely, but I know she tried to work with us, helped us with set up, and gave us ideas for things we were struggling with. The RV had also promised that we would have the entire downstairs, bar and reception area, but the bar remodeling was not done in time for our wedding [as promised when we signed our contract]. As a result, the RV gave us the bar area upstairs for our cocktail hour and free valet parking. Overall, they were going through a transition time, but it did create a lot of hassle and frustration for us. I do not plan on using that venue in the future for that reason, and would not recommend them to friends.
Vendor response to review
This was one of the first weddings that took place during our first year of operation. In our effort to improve our historic facility, we unfortunately experienced some construction setbacks that interfered with our event coordination. We did our best to accommodate this bride given our upfront challenges with staffing and building construction. We are pleased to announce that our management team has been in place now for over a year and the renovations to our facility are complete and we have had nothing but successful weddings and special events at The Riverside Venue.
What a beautiful venue. Get married overlooking the water and sponge docks. The service is wonderful and Stephanie is perfect! You are in good hands.
I used to eat here long ago when it was Pappas' Restaurant, it was beautiful then and is still so beautiful! The atmosphere is wonderful! I highy recommend this venue for your event and the people there are so pleasant work with.
Great venue- has a beautiful deck where you can have your ceremony overlooking the the sponge docks of Tarpon Springs but the thing I like best about the venue is Stephanie. We have known and worked with her for years and she is wonderful. She can guide you every step of the way to ensure that your reception is flawless.
…with old world history…
Located in the historic former Louis Pappas Restaurant building Tarpon's Spring's newest event facility in is perfect for your Special Occasion.
As you enter The Riverside Venue wherever you look there are breathtaking water views of the Anclote River and the world renowned Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.
Our facility has multiple ballrooms both on the first and second story, along with a grandiose rooftop deck giving our guests amazing waterfront views and breathtaking sunsets. We are equipped to host a variety of events from weddings, anniversaries, ceremonies and receptions to meetings, seminars or any other special occasion that you can dream of.
Our Catering staff will be happy to assist you in all aspects of planning your event. Whether your event is large or small, our facility will leave you with a warm and inviting feeling. Each menu can be individually customized for buffet, sit-down dinners or cocktail parties to best suit your tastes. We look forward to the opportunity to making your special occasion, one to remember….