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Riverside Receptions and Conference Center

35 N. River Lane
Geneva, IL, IL
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(630) 232-1330
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 91 Reviews


    Marissa

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  • I don't know where to start. Riverside Receptions was the best decision we could have made for our wedding reception. Frances is no joke, extremely professional, kind, helpful, and one of the sweetest people I've ever met. The whole staff is wonderful too, Amy and Jessica helped along the way and always got back to me quickly whenever I'd reached out with a question. Our wedding ceremony and reception were perfect and I have Riverside to thank forever! The food... INCREDIBLE! BEST chicken I've ever had, everything was amazing and was served hot food hot, cold food cold! The service was outstanding and the staff all friendly and accommodating. My husband and I LOVED how us and the head table was served with the staff parading out to kick off our entree course! I can't compliment enough, choose this venue if you want the best experience!

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    Thank you so much Marissa! We are glad we could help you achieve your dream wedding. Best wishes in your new life together!!

    Amy

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I got married at Riverside Receptions this past June and we can't say enough great things about the venue and staff! First of all, Amy, Frances, and Jessica were a pleasure to work with. We met with them on a few occasions throughout the wedding planning process and they were always so helpful (answered our many questions, gave vendor recommendations, etc.). We didn't hire a wedding planner so having staff there day of to set up and take down was a huge weight lifted off our shoulders and when we met with Amy we knew we were in good hands. The staff was very attentive to our guests the entire night, the food was delicious (we received many compliments) and the outdoor space was great for taking beautiful scenic photos! We are so thankful for the Riverside staff for helping us from the start of the planning process to when the very last guest left on our wedding night. They even boxed up our leftover late night pizza to take with us to the bar next door. They are truly aw... Read more

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    Thank you so much Amy! We are so glad our staff was able to help make your day everything you and your husband wanted! Congratulations again on your brand new life together!

    Janet

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    5 out of 5
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  • The staff at Riverside Receptions made my dreams come true in every way; thank you so much to Amy, Jessica, and Neal, (and my now husband, Andrew, of course) for the best day of my life. I’m writing this review and posting it everywhere I can so that other brides can have the wedding of their dreams too; I recommend the Riverside in every way. From start to finish, booking a wedding at the Riverside is a joy. When we first toured the Riverside, I knew I needed to have my wedding there. I was looking for my inspiration words – romantic, whimsical, elegant, historical – and the Riverside was a perfect fit and more. The venue and the people impressed me right off the bat. In every room, the venue is unique and has so much character. We loved the fireplaces, the mantles, and the opportunity to decorate them so that the wedding was full of our love and personalities. The views from the windows are also a GORGEOUS backdrop for a wedding. Amy and Jessica, who showed us around, were ... Read more

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    Thank you for the amazing review Janet! We are so glad everything lived up to your expectations and that our staff was able to make your dream wedding a reality. We wish you both the best in your new life together!

    Natalie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Riverside Receptions is exceptional. Don’t even waste your time looking at other venues if you want to get married in the Geneva area. We had our ceremony and reception there in March of 2019, and everything was perfect. The only reason it has taken me so long to write this review is because I’ve been worried I won’t be able to do them justice, but I will try my best. The wonderful staff are so friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive, and they will gently guide you through the process from start to finish. Throwing the perfect reception/party is all they do, and they have it down to a science, yet make it look like art. That’s one of the many advantages you get when you book your event here. This isn’t a restaurant or gallery, etc. with a back room that is trying to be an event space; this is a one-stop shop of event-planning excellence. Amy, Frances, and Jessica are so helpful and positive, they want to help make your dream event come true. Everything is s... Read more

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    WOW! Thank you so much Natalie!! We are so glad to hear our staff helped make your wedding day everything that you wanted! Reviews like this one help us help more couples have the wedding of their dreams. Thank you and wishing you both happy wedded bliss!

    Amanda Vojak

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    5 out of 5
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  • When I was searching for wedding venues, I knew I wanted something intimate and unique that we could have the ceremony & reception. When I first saw Riverside, I instantly fell in love!! Additionally, I had found a venue that provides food, beverage, tables, linens, & chairs, which lowered our costs tremendously! Although this was an all inclusive wedding venue, Amy was extremely flexible and allowed us to schedule the day & set up the venue as we wanted. Neil, our venue coordinator was AMAZING on the day of. He basically was a day of coordinator -- he helped set up centerpieces, search for a sewing kit, and communicated with other vendors when necessary. All of the staff were friendly and helpful during the event; the bartenders were even coming up and asking if there was anything we needed! I couldn't recommend Riverside enough!!!

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    Thanks so much for the kind review! We are so happy to hear our staff were able to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams! Wishing you both the best for your new life together!!

    User955440

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  • I cannot think of enough kind words to say about this venue. We stumbled upon their website by chance. My moh, mom and I took one tour and that made up our minds. In fact, Riverside had all of the features that I wanted in a venue including atmosphere, menu selection and a wonderful staff. Our guests are still giving us complements on Riverside. I primarily worked with Frances and she is such a wonderful woman. The element of my wedding celebration that I am most proud of is Riverside Receptions. They really set the standard for weddings.

    Susannah

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  • Riverside Receptions was the perfect venue for our wedding! We initially booked one year out, but after some consideration moved the date an additional year. Riverside was more than accommodating and made the process easy. Through wedding planning all of the staff were very easy to contact. They addressed all of our needs. When we got closer to the wedding they were even better. It was record high temperatures the day of our wedding, but fortunately for us no one had booked the bottom floor so we were able to move our wedding ceremony inside for no additional cost! It saved many trips to the ER and was more than beautiful. It was also a relief to not have to worry about center pieces or decorations. For the additional personal decorations, the venue took all of our decorations and set everything up the day of. I did not have to do anything! It was such a relief to just have to get ready and have our venue perfect. We also suggest getting the vegetarian option for one of the plates! Th... Read more

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    Thank you Susannah! We loved having you both and are so happy to have been apart of your day! Wishing you both the best!

    Carol

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    5 out of 5
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  • Riverside Receptions has been wonderful to work with so far. The wedding is in 2 months and we have been so impressed with everyone at Riverside Receptions. Looking forward to a wonderful wedding for our daughter!

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    We can't wait either!! You've been a pleasure to work with! Thanks so much for booking your daughter's wedding with us!

    Rebecca

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  • I got married at Riverside on Sunday, May 27, 2018. I can't say enough good about these people! I worked with Frances, Tina and Neal and all of them were so accommodating and kind! Everything went smooth with them and the place was absolutely beautiful! I would definitely recommend them for your event! Thank you Riverside for the amazing night!

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    We are so happy to hear this! Thank you so much for spending your day with us and every single person at Riverside wishes you all the best!

    Claire

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  • Riverside offered a great package with even better service. They made sure we didn't have to lift a finger the day of the wedding! Incredibly pleased with our venue and would highly recommend to others looking for a beautiful location and accommodating staff!

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    Hi Claire! Thank you for the kind review and thanks for having your wedding with us! We love our gorgeous views too! So glad our staff was able to help you achieve your dream wedding! Wishing you both the best!

    Cassandra

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  • Riverside is a gorgeous setting and the people who work there are very helpful. My wedding is booked for October 15th 2017 and I couldn't be more excited. Very happy and I have only heard good things from everyone who has used them that I know.

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    Hi Cassi! Thank you for the kind comments. We are looking forward to your wedding day!

    Anna

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  • We had our wedding here back in September and absolutely loved it! Riverside Receptions is such a beautiful venue! From the beginning of planning with Riverside, the staff were so helpful and quick in getting back with emails or phone calls. They gave a folder of informaiton and a timeline/checklist for when we needed to get things done. That was so helpful! We worked a lot with Amy and she was great to work with! Also the minimums were very reasonable compared to other places in the area that we looked at. It made paying for the wedding that we wanted, so much easier. The food tasting gave us a great sense of their delicious food and the food was just as great (possibly better) on the wedding day. All of our guest loved the food! It was very helpful to us that Riverside also included the cake in the price (they work with The Cakery) and that cake was delicious too! We had our ceremony outside but had the reasurance that we could be inside given the weather (and no additional c... Read more

    Victoria

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  • Riverside Receptions was the perfect choice for us! From our first conversations with Riverside staff it was clear their customer service was exceptional. Every visit, phone call, and email with Amy, Janelle, Frances, and Tina was received with cheerfulness and professionalism. They were incredibly responsive, and followed through on every detail we requested in the planning process. We had about 150 guests (from a guest list of about 205) and used the second floor space. All details were arranged perfectly prior to our guests' arrival. Amy introduced us to her assistant dining staff supervisor promptly so we knew who our point of contact was throughout the evening for any requests--none needed since everything was perfect! They pride themselves on ensuring only two tables are served by 1 waiter which means very attentive service throughout the night. The food was delicious with great portion sizes and a nice presentation (we also enjoyed the lovely tasting they arrange for their cou... Read more

    rysa

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  • Riverside Receptions was amazing! I had a courtyard ceremony and the lower level for the reception. Everything was beautiful and the planning was a very smooth process. The only thing that I was not pleased with was the rehearsal planning. I would have liked to practice in the actual courtyard but there were two weddings there the night before mine, so I was not able to have my wedding party practice there. Tina did suggest another location for the rehearsal, but it still would have been nice to practice all the way through in the correct location. When it came to my actual wedding Neil was very helpful in filling in all the loose ends during the ceremony. Everything went smoothly and the night was magical. They are flexible and helpful on working on everyone's needs and requests. (We had a last minute kid's meal request and they came through without any fuss.) There may be sticker shock when you first visit but the price is well worth the service and so many "extras" are included. I ... Read more

    Meg

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  • We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Riverside Receptions, and we are so happy with our choice in venue. We had our ceremony outside on the courtyard, and our reception immediately followed on Riverside's first floor. Looking for a wedding venue in the Chicagoland area that was the appropriate size for our 100-person guest list (and not crazy expensive!), was no small feat. Riverside Receptions felt like a hidden gem. The space itself is beautiful. We loved that we were able to have our ceremony outside...we lucked out with nice weather, and the flowers and landscaping were so bright and summery. We liked that the courtyard was somewhat contained, so it felt like an intimate ceremony despite being on public grounds. Although we did not end up needing it, we were also reassured that there was a decent indoor ceremony option that we could have used in case of bad weather. We also loved that the reception room overlooked the river, and the space itself had a lot of ch... Read more
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