Our reception was at Riverhouse on November 12th and we were absolutely blown away by the overall experience. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking – it has a rustic yet romantic vibe and the view on the river is incredible. The floor layout was completely different from any other wedding venue we had seen. All of the seats are around the dance floor which gave all of our guests a clear view to all of the exciting events on the dance floor.
The food was AMAZING (bacon wrapped filet, cheesy potatoes, kicken shrimp… I could keep going!) We received tons of great feedback on the entire experience.
The event staff were an absolute joy to work with. Kris VanDerNoord, the Events Manager was with us every step of the way with amazing ideas and tips about decor layout and design, ways to save and was always on top of everything! She was always quick to respond to my (many) questions and always made time to meet around our busy schedules. Cindy, the wedding coordinator was awesome and helped get everything together day of.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend any event at the Riverhouse. The team did a flawless job at helping us plan one of the happiest days of our lives!
- Morgan A.
We had a wonderful time here for our wedding reception on the water! The views were spectacular; the food was amazing; the staff was friendly; courteous and on top of everything throughout the evening; the venue was simply incredible. Many of our guests have told us how much fun they had and what a great party it was. Unquestionably, a large part of that is due to the staff of the Riverhouse making sure everything went seamlessly throughout the evening. Thank you Kristin, Shannon and crew for helping to make it an evening to remember!
- Katie & Alan F
It’s the typical wedding tradition to have
Simply put, the tradition comes from an Old English rhyme (“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your shoe”), and the four objects that the bride adds to her wedding dress or carries with her are just good luck charms. They are typically little tokens of love that your family members and other atttendants will give to you at your wedding (although, you may gift them to yourself as well).
Something old represents continuity.
Something new offers optimism for the future.
Something borrowed symbolized borrowed happiness.
Something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
And, a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity (this part is maily a British custom).
The Wedding team at the Riverhouse can assist you in everything Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue if you give them the chance. Find out what ideas we have by requesting event info from the Riverhouse in Palmetto, FL.
There are many interpretations of the word “love”. However, the textbook definition of the word is simply “an intense feeling of deep affection.” Based on that description, love seems like a simple word with an easy concept to comprehend – but that is far from the truth. Those who have experienced this intense emotion know how blinding being in love can be. Let the team down at the Riverhouse help guide you through the uphill battle that is wedding planning. Our helpful guidance allows a bit of a stress reliever to any engaged couple – and in the end, you’re left with the Riverhouse Wedding of your dreams.
The Riverhouse, located in historic Palmetto, FL right on the Manatee River, allows for breathtaking panoramic views. Our team will take care of the catering while you sit back and watch your ceremony rise beautifully like the morning sun. Pick from one of our delicious dinner options and we will do the rest!
Features provided by Riverhouse include:
- Tables and chairs with set up
- Our Professional event coordinator and team to help the day run smoothly.
- House Linens included
- Plates, flatware & stemmed glassware
- Sound system with multiple televisions
- Paper lanterns and white lights around dance floor
- Beautiful, private bridal suite
- Spacious dance floor
- Valet for parties over 120
The Riverhouse truly is the perfect location for the perfect Wedding, book yours today!