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  • Waterfall in the hall makes a backdrop for the couple and head table.

    Waterfall in the hall makes a backdrop for the couple and head table.

    This unique venue has a spectacular waterfall next to the building surrounded by gardens.

  • Wedding couple on bridge

    Wedding couple on bridge

    Unique wedding venue in Michigan, Riverside Receptions Etc.

  • Newlywed couple by river

    Newlywed couple by river

    Outdoor Wedding Venue in Michigan, Riverside Receptions Etc., LLC

  • Hall at night

    Hall at night

Your Outdoor Wedding Venue


All Dates are booked at this time for 2022.

We are not booking 2023 dates ! John and Pat are retiring !

This amazing outdoor wedding venue is avialable for sale !

5 Star review From Melissa on September 9th, 2019 

“Venue is absolutely beautiful and everything you could want for an outdoor wedding! John and Pat are great to work with. Set up, tear down is seamless and they coordinates with your vendors you bring in. The cabin you can rent on site is perfect. John is quick to respond to questions and willing to let you come on site for whatever you need to help plan your wedding. Our day was absolutely perfect and the venue was gorgeous! We received so many compliments about how amazing and beautiful the grounds were. We would recommend this place over and over again for a wedding! Hands down the best!!”

Beautifully Manicured Grounds

This scenic waterside grounds features a three-season outdoor wedding reception hall beside a waterfall and pond.

Surrounded by gardens and incredible views of the beautiful Prairie River,

this hall has been designed to create an atmosphere of "being one with nature".

Riverside Receptions Etc. is considered the most beautiful outdoor wedding venue in the Midwest.

Riverside Receptions Etc. received the "Best Venue 2016 Award" from Wedding Spot

The Knot has given Riverside Receptions Etc., LLC the distinguished "Best of Weddings Award" for 2018 and 2020

Placing them in the top 3% of wedding professionals in their network.

Photo galleries of wedding receptions, outdoor reception hall, the waterfalls and the Prairie River

View the Reception Hall Photo Gallery
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Reception Hall
The capacity of our reception hall is 300, however, a 20 X 30 canopy (not included) can be added over the patio to provide more covered seating if desired.
View the The River Photo Gallery
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The River
You can have your ceremony with the river as a backdrop or in front of a 50 ft cascading waterfall.
View the Waterfall and Pond Photo Gallery
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Waterfall and Pond
You can have your ceremony with the river as a backdrop or in front of a 50 ft cascading waterfall.

Time to Spring into your wedding venue!

Newly engaged?

Congratulations! We have a few resources you may be interested in visiting while you're here. 

To begin, our photo galleries showcase wedding ceremonies and receptions using various locations on our 65 acres.  You'll also find photos of our reception hall decorated with a wide variety of accents and colors chosen by the wedding couple.

Our ten outdoor wedding planning tips touch on a few considerations for a summer or fall wedding in Michigan.

Have a question?
We're here to help and please don't be shy if you have a question.  Complete the form below to ask a question or schedule a visit.

Online forms not your thing? Give us a call, we're here to help: 269.467.6132 or 269-808-4475.

Unique Outdoor Wedding Venue

Our wedding venue is extremely unique and is the perfect setting to hold both your outdoor wedding ceremony and reception. Your family and friends will never stop talking about how beautiful their experience was at your special event. Our pristine lawns and gardens feature a 50-foot cascading waterfall -- truly a “see-to-believe” setting alongside the beautiful Prairie River in the middle of 130 private acres.

You provide your own source of food and beverages. We can provide a list of vendors.

Each year we host many weddings and receptions for couples from across the country. We have a 4 bedroom, 3 bath log home to rent on the grounds. More info on Facebook @ Riverside Log Home.

Located in Southern Michigan

Riverside Receptions Etc, LLC is located Midway between Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan and 7 miles to the closest hotels. We are within 1 hour of South Bend, Indiana and Kalamazoo , MI. We have hosted weddings for couples from all over the country.

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Open-Air or Enclosed  Reception Hall

Our reception hall which features a 12-foot waterfall and rock wall gardens, can be open-air or completely enclosed with transparent sides, thus offering a supreme “plan B“ for the ceremony.

Our reception hall is also heated for spring and fall weddings or other events. Click through the reception hall gallery.


WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Riverside Receptions Etc., LLC as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for Wedding and Reception Venues!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.


The Property that Riverside Receptions Etc. is located at was established in 1841. The main barn and silo are still there for amazing rustic photos. The bridge entering the property has been reconstructed for tour bus traffic and still has the 1841 rustic railings.

The Knot Best of Weddings - 2020 Pick

The Knot Best of Weddings - 2018 Pick
The Knot Best of Weddings - 2020 Pick

Lindsey, married on 08/17/2019


A gorgeous venue

We got married at Riverside Receptions a few weeks ago. John was very easy-going and wonderful to work with! The venue was amazing and gorgeous! We got an incredible number of compliments from our guests, including multiple who said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to.All and all, we can't recommend Riverside Receptions enough!