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Jane Piccard reviewed Michigan Outdoor Weddings Riverside Receptions Etc. August 18 at 3:35pm • ★★★★★ Our daughter's wedding was this past weekend. While the location was a bit farther away than we hoped, it was very much worth it! The grounds are just perfect for a wedding - everything from the vine covered entry arch, to the waterfalls and gardens, the reception pavillion, the bride's dressing room all the way to the helpful hosts. We had many compliments and questions for how we found the venue (the Internet). One of the most memorable moments was the arrival of the bride floating on the wedding raft with her dad. Watching it was almost like a swan floating into view. Lots of ooh's and ahh's from the guests!! If you are looking for a special place for an outdoor wedding and/or reception this is your place.

Jared Sweet

I could not have imagined a better place to have our wedding! Book this place immediately.

Deborah Johnson

Riverside Reception has one of the most beautiful reception sites that I have ever seen. Our daughter was married their August 31, 2013 and the day was perfect. The landscaping is breathtaking, flowers are beautiful and it is all tucked in around a beautiful stream. The pavilion is clean, tastefully decorated and has excellent ventilation and fans to keep everything cool and pleasant. The owners are amazing, helpful and not intrusive. They did their jobs of being there whenever they were needed and yet never seemed to be on top of anyone. They were friendly and we lacked for nothing. I would recommend Riverside Receptions to anyone. Thank you again for a very special day for out daughter.

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!!!

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!!

TajulHartini - July 4th, 2010. The BEST venue for a one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding in Michigan! John and his staff are very professional, supportive, courteous and friendly, making the wedding planning and execution a breeze. All in one - Wonderful & serene grounds, river, koi ponds, beautiful flowers, gazebo, large open hall with screens for bad weather, catering kitchen, outdoor grill, restrooms, dressing room, large parking area - they have thought it all. The best part is that the whole event looked effortlessly natural and supreme with minimal decorations. It has a fresh, ZEN-like atmosphere that truly compliments the binding love between two hearts and the bond between families and friends. Just the way we like it. You just have to see and experience it yourself. Highly recommended! Thank you, Riverside Receptions, Etc!

Staff was friendly and accommodating. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and well taken care of!
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.
Cassie Payne
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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Riverside is a wonderful place to hold a wedding! Every interaction and planning process was accommodating and professional. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and many of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they had been to!

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: For us, having our wedding at Riverside Receptions was the best decision we've ever made. Just visit the venue, and you'll understand why.

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