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    Stefanie Munsky

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  • It is now almost four months since my husband and I got married at Rock Island. It was the greatest day and that is all due to the wonderful employees at Rock Island. We are forever grateful. Rock Island was the first venue that we visited in person after doing a ton of Internet research. Not only was Rock Island accommodating in that they squeezed us in for a visit the next Saturday morning, whereas many other places would only allow us to visit during the week, but Jessica made us feel welcome, despite the fact that they were preparing for a wedding later that day. I fell in love with the setting, while my husband fell in love with what was included in the standard bar and food package! Working with Heather during the planning process was great. She was incredibly organized and responsive to any questions that we had about vendors, the menu, decor, etc., including alleviating my concern that the dance floor would be too small with a band. Let me assure you that we had plenty... Read more

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    Thank you for sharing this review, Stefanie! We appreciate all of the wonderful feedback, and hope to see you at our future events! Hope all is well!

    Steph

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rock Island is a FANTASTIC wedding venue!! First off, the staff is fabulous. They are organized, helpful, responsive, and so attentive on the wedding day. I was never without a drink in my hand, and they set up a private tasting room for us, so we could try everything and have a moment together before going to cocktail hour! They are also so fun and make the whole experience more enjoyable! Second, the food is phenomenal!! My now husband is Greek, so he was looking for some Greek food, and they created an entire station for us with all of his family’s favorite food! And it was so fantastic!! In addition to that, everything that we chose from the menu was delicious and had our guests raving. Just a few highlights: guacamole bar with margarita shots, Mac and cheese bar, duck carving station, and so much more! Lastly, the venue is beautiful. It’s big enough to feel spacious, but small enough to feel intimate. The floors are hardwood and everything is updated. The outside is be... Read more

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    Hi Steph and Chris! We're so glad you enjoyed the Greek station, we loved it so much we're adding it our 2019 Menu, definitely a fantastic idea and beyond delicious!!! W're so happy to have you as part of our ever growing Rock Island Family and hope to have you back again as guests for a wedding one day!!

    Kristt

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    5 out of 5
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  • When my husband and I toured Rock Island we knew there was something special about it, and we were right. Our wedding was PERFECT! Once we arrived at the venue both my husband and I were relaxed and excited to take in every moment of the day. The incredible team (Mike, Jessica, Narissa, Carly, etc.) made us and our guests feel so special and welcome. Their attention to detail and professionalism was evident throughout the day. From booking the venue to the week of our wedding Heather was beyond helpful answering any question we had and providing us with her tips and expertise in the industry. Planning our wedding was easy and enjoyable with the incredible team at Rock Island. At first it may seem a little pricey, but we can assure you it is worth every penny! We love Rock Island!!!

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    Thank you sooo much Kristy and Louis, you guys are so incredibly sweet! Thank you guy both for letting us celebrate with you, we're so glad to have you in our Rock Island family!

    Talysa

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    5 out of 5
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  • When reflecting back on 2018, our wedding at Rock Island Lake Club in July, is a memory that will forever fill our hearts with joy and love. From start to finish, the entire staff at Rock Island made our happiness a priority and did everything in their power to ensure our vision came to life. Throughout the entire wedding planning process, we truly felt the passion and energy the entire staff exuded. They payed meticulous attention to every detail along the way and executed the day seamlessly. Heather was an absolute pleasure to plan with for the 18 months leading up to our wedding. She was always just a phone call or email away to answer any questions or concerns we had throughout the process. She also provided great suggestions and advice when needed. She truly has a knack for organization and was able to alleviate some of the burden of planning and the fine tuning of details. Her and Mike, our maitre d', worked as the perfect pair to orchestrate the most special day! ... Read more

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    Talysa and Shawn! This review is everything!!! Thank you so incredibly much for taking so much time to write us this AMAZING review. We all had so much fun planning and celebrating with you both. So happy the day turned out nice beautifully, even though it was a bit hot lol. We hope to see you both here as guests too, maybe you can make it back for our Deja Vu event in May!!!

    Dayna

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  • If you want to have the most memorable wedding, you should have it at Rock Island Lake Club! My husband and I keep saying, we want to do it every weekend. From the services with the team is absolutely amazing. Setting everything up with Heather, email after email. She is so easy to work with. She was very informative on things we had questions about. My maître d’ Mike was absolutely amazing. My new best friend. He was there in a blink of an eye. Anytime I needed something he magically appeared. Also all I had to do was meow to get a drink! Mike you are the best!! Laura thank you so much for making an awesome drink sign for me and having everything go smoothly. Rock Island is the place to celebrate your special day!

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    We are so happy you and Andrew chose to celebrate you big day with us and happy we could be there for you every step of the way! Hope to see you guys again soon!!!!

    Haleigh

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    5 out of 5
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  • Getting married at Rock Island Lake Club was the best decision of our lives!! We worked with Heather leading up to the big day and communication was always seamless. I was even questioning my seating chart and timeline the week prior to the wedding and Heather answered my call with a lot of helpful answers. On the wedding day, we worked with Laura and Narissa, the ceremony coordinators, Carly, the bridal suite attendant, and of course, Mike, the world's best maitre'd. The team could not be more fantastic!! They were constantly checking in on us throughout the day as we got ready in the bridal suite, they made us feel right at home and so at ease. Right after our ceremony, Carly brought us a plate full of our cocktail hour food and our specialty cocktails to ensure we got to try everything we picked. Mike was truly by our side for anything we needed from staging us for the best first look photo ops to serving us and our guests shots so the bar wouldn't slow down to fixing the bustle of ... Read more

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    Haleigh and James, thank you both so incredibly much for writing us such an amazing and thoughtful review! We all had so much planning and celebrating with you, and not to mention how awesome all of your guests were too : ) Can't wait to see you both again one day!

    Deanna

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    5 out of 5
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  • There are no words that can ever do Rock Island Lake Club justice. First, it is absolutely gorgeous. The location feels so remote and the views are amazing. They are constantly updating and renovating in order to keep current and new, but you don’t need me to tell you that. There are tons of pictures online that can show you better than I can ever verbalize. What puts RILC in a completely different universe when it comes to your wedding is their service. From the day I stepped inside for a tour to the day after our wedding when I packed our trunk up with leftover flip-flops, I have felt like part of a family with endless support. Heather is the best thing to ever happen to wedding planning. She is a coordinating extraordinaire. We would not have been able to do anything without her. She understood us as a couple and helped us pick out basically every vendor and even my dress. I would send her countless emails with dozens of questions and she always came back with a cohesive and ridic... Read more

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    Deanna, you and Nick are awesome!!! We still can't believe your wedding is already over but are so happy we could be a part of it all! Thank you sooo much for the amazing review, that was seriously so thoughtful. Hope you're both doing well!

    Alicia

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't say enough great things about the team at Rock Island Club, they are absolutely amazing! The moment that we stepped foot to visit the venue we knew that would be the place we would get married and have our reception. Throughout the planning process Heather (our wedding coordinator) was so incredibly helpful and informative. Anytime I would send her an email she would get right back to me. The tasting experience was great, we were able to bring our family with us to try the food, which helped us make some decisions. The food is OUTSTANDING! The cocktail hour (and a half) is more than enough food - everyone loved the bacon station! Dinner and dessert were great too. We spent the whole day at RILC getting ready in the bridal suite, they had mimosas, tea and coffee, breakfast and lunch for us. The bridal attendant Rachel was perfect! She made the whole day so comfortable. Anytime I turned around Rachel was there with whatever I needed and I didn't even have to tell her, it's like s... Read more

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    Thank you so much for everything Alicia and Mike! We can't say thank you enough for the awesome and sweet review but it was especially cool to see some pictures too! We hope you're doing well, and if you're ever in the area you know you can always stop in anytime : )

    Liz

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough amazing things about Rock Island ... the service was amazing..from Heather (wedding coordinator) who was so helpful and prompt to my many many inquiries to the overall staff and Mike our Matr’d. Who btw my husband wants to hang with bc we had such a great time you ! Literally the night of and the next morning and still 2 weeks later, all of our guests are raving about the food and booze and atmosphere !! My husband and i are hoping one of our friends gets married here so we can enjoy as a guest. Seriously tho, i am so impressed with the level of service. I was a bit stressed as I’m sure most brides to be are during wedding planning but everytime we came to Rock Island for an appointment or tasting i felt so at ease because they really take care of everything !! I’m so happy we got married here and hope to be back soon. Thanks again for literally the best night of our life!

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    Thank you so much Liz and Steve!!! We all had so much celebrating your big day with you and all of your friends and family (even happier we could do ceremony outside). We hope to see you back for another wedding one day too but for now we can't wait to celebrate with you again at Déjà vu 2019 :)

    Christine

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    5 out of 5
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  • Simply put, deciding to have our wedding here was the BEST DECISION we made in our entire planning process (and there are a lot of decisions!!!) Rock Island Lake Club was the first venue we saw and we fell in love. For good measure, we looked at about a dozen other venues to make sure we “got it right”, and nothing compared to the vibe of this venue. It is rustic yet elegant, providing for an upscale feel without being pretentious. The venue itself has so much character and beauty, but we had no idea how great our decision was until the wedding day actually came. THE TEAM AT ROCK ISLAND IS INCREDIBLE. Heather, the wedding coordinator, thinks of every detail and is in constant communication at all times. On the day of, my wife and I did not have to lift a finger or make one decision. They thought of and took care of EVERYTHING. Michael, our Maitre’ D, is a gem. He was super fun, made us feel comfortable and incredibly special, would magically appear whenever we needed something du... Read more

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    Dear Christine, Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review! We are so happy to hear you and Tara enjoyed everything. You guys were so awesome to work with from start to finish. We hope to see you two come back as wedding guests in the future :) Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness. Warmest, Rock Island Lake Club

    Jacqueline

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    5 out of 5
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  • WOW. Just wow is all we have to say. Our wedding was about a month ago now and we are still in awe of how absolutely flawless our special day went! From the moment that we walked into Rock Island at our initial appointment to view the venue we knew it was the one for us. We put a deposit down on a date that day! Our families thought we were crazy, but from meeting different staff members, to hearing about their packages and how our day would go, not to mention how gorgeous the venue itself was, we knew it was the one. We viewed other venues after that and nothing else compared. Heather, our wedding coordinator, made the entire process leading up to our wedding day stress free, comfortable, and fun! All of the details became exciting and we could not wait to experience it all! Our wedding day was more than we could have ever dreamed it would be. The staff and team at Rock Island made sure that not only we were happy, but that our bridal party, and all of our guests were happy too. We wi... Read more

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    Jackie and Kevin, thank you again for taking the time to write us this awesome review!!! We all had a blast helping you celebrate your big day. We suggest your Bouquet & Garter Toss gift idea all the time, it's pretty awesome!!! Always, Your Rock Island Family

    Alexandra

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  • I'm fairly certain I do not have enough time or space on this page to explain how incredible Rock Island Lake Club was on our wedding day. Scratch that...even before our wedding day! I do not know what I would have done without the team at Rock Island and everything they brought day of! Talk about an A++++ venue/staff, this group does NOT mess around when it comes to being on top of their wedding game. I still have guests telling me how amazing their evening was, from the food (which is seriously out of this world), to the ambiance, to the top notch staff and beyond. For me there are three honorable mentions, Michael the maitre de, who went above and beyond to take care of us, Heather who helped us get everything ready leading up to the big day and was ALWAYS reachable when any questions came up and Martina (Tina) who was our day of gladiator! I had a major dress situation and Tina immediately sprung into action, I'm fairly certain I would not have made it down the aisle in my dress if... Read more

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    Ali and Sean, thank you so so much for writing us this awesome review! We are beyond thrilled that we could be a part of your big day! If there is ever anything else we can help you with please let us know : ) Hope to see you again one day!

    Molly

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    5 out of 5
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  • We knew when we booked with Rock Island Lake Club that we would have a great wedding because of their reputation, however, they exceeded our expectations in every way! Rock Island Lake Club takes care of you the moment you step in for a tour. They keep you on track during the entire planning process and help make it as stress free as possible! They literally could read our minds, especially the night of our wedding. They are always one step ahead of you and really make your wedding a dream come true. Every single employee is super helpful and there to make your experience fantastic! Many of our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been too! Highly recommend them!!!!

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    Thank you both again for writing us such a sweet review! We're so happy you enjoyed every second of your big day and happy we could be a part of it. Can't believe you're coming up on 1 year in just a few short months. Hope to see you both again one day!

    Arabella

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • I can't say enough about Rock Island and the entire staff! My husband and I absolutely fell in love with the beautiful venue right away and knew we had to book it! From the booking of the venue to our wedding day, the entire team at Rock Island was amazing! Heather, Mike and team provided such great service to us and were so responsive. Every time we went for an appointment, we felt like family there. They are extremely attentive, accommodating and make you feel at ease. I can't recommend them enough! Thank you to everyone at Rock Island for such a beautiful day we will never forget! :)

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    Thank you so much Arabella! We appreciate your rave review! We love having you apart of our Rock Island family, and always welcome you back to come visit. We enjoyed hosting you wedding, and hope married life is amazing! Congratulations!!

    Lyndsey

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Lyndsey & GM 12.29.17 Great experience! The Venue is even more gorgeous in person and the food is incredible. We have guests STILL talking about it a month later! If you are looking for a "rustic chic" venue, Rock Island is just that. The staff is absolutely incredible. Special shout out to Michael our Maitre'D who was literally perfect all night.. we wanted for NOTHING and he is also hilarious which is an added bonus. And Shelby who was my bridal attendant - she was the sweetest and most caring woman, she helped me with everything I could've needed. Heather, who was our wedding coordinator and only point of contact from the time we booked to our final meeting, was also incredible to work with. However, she neglected to tell us she was going on vacation the week of our wedding and wouldn't be available or at our final meeting. This would have been fine had we not gotten to the venue 2 days before our wedding to find half of the exterior under major construction. To say we lost it is... Read more

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    Hi Lyndsey and Gm! We hope you had an awesome 1 year anniversary! We're still reeling here over how gorgeous the snowy pictures from your wedding turned out! Hope to see you again one day as guests for a wedding! Always, Your Rock Island Family

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