About Us

Owners John and Pat Pierucki were married on their farm in 1984. From then until 1999 they operated a horse stables on the property, know as Spring Brook Stables. They hosted many 4-H and family events. In 1999 their daughter got married by the gazebo. The following year they started leasing the property for weddings. Over the years it has developed into what many consider the most beautiful outdoor wedding venue in the Midwest, Riverside Receptions Etc., LLC

Pat has always been in love with the outdoors-it was instilled in her from her grandfather and other family members. She is an avid gardener and a master of design. She truly loves to improve the grounds and gardens each year and is continually searching for new plant species to enhance everyone’s experience here at Riverside.

John grew up in the country, enjoys every aspect of the outdoors and is a master gardener; however, Pat is the garden master. Together they work long and hard to provide this spectacular landscape at Riverside.

Their goal is to provide a unique, unparalleled backdrop to each wedding and reception. To make dreams come true. To provide a platinum wedding environment at a responsible price. Riverside allows you to provide your own food and beverages, this will allow considerable savings to you and your family.

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 esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

Riverside Receptions was a "Best of Weddings" award winner from The Knot for 2018 and 2020, and "Best Venue" award winner from Wedding Spot in 2016.