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    Edlin

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  • What can be said about Rock Island that hasn’t already been said? Amazing food, service and making us feel right at home. From the beginning consultations with Heather and Perry, we felt that we didn’t need to look anywhere else. They only perform one wedding a day so the attention is all about you. They will customize just about any detail you ask to make everything just right. Anything from a fireplace with s’mores, the place settings, signature drinks, food options to anything to making sure that the big day was our biggest day ever. They pay attention to some details that a lot of places don’t consider. One example is their speakers within vaulted ceilings. This helped keep the music in the one area it always needs to stay, the dance floor. You may hear the music from your table but you can have a conversation at a normal volume and still hear one another when the music is cranked up. That alone showed us a huge difference from weddings with speakers blasting in your... Read more

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    Edlin and Thomas, thank you both so so much for taking the time to write us this review. You two are just amazing, we're so happy we were able to celebrate with you ... and even happier we could bring your vision to life with an outside ceremony : ) We hope you can come back one day to celebrate with us again!

    Danielle

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  • Quit reading reviews and get yourself to Rock Island Lake Club for an appointment, stat. You'll fall in love, just like we did the very first time we saw the venue. After our tour and lovely conversation with Ajay and Mike, we left to go home and discuss, information in hand. Not 15 minutes into the drive we called the venue and reserved our date. The vibe is just... special. Yes, it's classy. Yes, it's absolutely beautiful. But what we really noticed and appreciated immediately was the level of comfort, the feel of 'home', the spirit of the staff who we now feel are lifelong friends. From day 1, we experienced the passion of people who truly love what they are doing. It's very rare nowadays to see that shine through so clearly. Weddings can be very stressful: it's the most momentous day of your life and you want it to be 100% perfect. So, the people you surround yourself on that day are vital, and we couldn't be happier with the level of customer service we received throughout the who... Read more

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    Danielle and Chris, there are no words to say how thankful we are for you're amazing, thoughtful and kind words. We all had such a blast planning and celebrating with you both and are glad you enjoyed it all just as much as we did : ) Hope to see you back here for a wedding one day!

    Gabrielle

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  • HAVE YOUR WEDDING HERE! I cannot say enough good things about RILC and the talented and committed staff of people! Heather worked with me every step of the way in planning, Michael made the day go suuuper smooth, Tina sewed me into my dress TWICE throughout the night, and Shelby was an absolute delight to have around to help with details. They set everything up so beautifully, and had everything packed up for us the following morning. They really take care of you, and I felt so calm and relaxed the whole day thanks to them. Also, the food is INCREDIBLE! I got so many compliments about the cocktail hour being the best thing ever (bacon bar and guacamole station to name a few standouts...)

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    You are the sweetest! Thank you so much for writing such an AWESOME reviews : )

    Danielle

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  • Rock Island Lake Club is the venue that you want to book for your wedding! Every single staff member is not only professional, accommodating, and flexible, but they truly care about making your day unbelievable! We primarily worked with Heather as our wedding coordinator and we have nothing but amazing things to say about her! Heather always answered my emails in a timely manner and fully answered every question we had. She broke everything down piece by piece over the course of the year so we never felt overwhelmed going through the entire wedding process. She was always helpful and gave her honest opinion when I would ask a question. She truly made this entire wedding process a lot simpler and less overwhelming! The day of our wedding was absolutely amazing! My husband and I were dead set on having our ceremony outside (even though it was a bit chilly) and Rock Island monitored the weather. The staff gave us hourly breakdowns of the temperature and wind speed every few hours! When it... Read more

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    THANK YOU!!! Danielle, you and James are incredible!! thank you both so so much for taking the time to write us such an amazing review, we really appreciate it!

    Jennifer

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  • AMAZING! From the moment we pulled up to RILC, we were in love! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. We wanted to stir away from a large crystal ballroom type. Instead, we wanted a more rustic yet classy and intimate place. RILC is just that. To add to it, their all-inlcusive package is the best from what we’ve seen at 5 other venues we looked at. To add to that, the staff is great and ensures that you’re on track from the booking date even up until after the wedding! Heather was great at keeping in touch and answered any questions we had (and there were many)! Mike, our maitre d was fabulous! He took such great care of us on our wedding night... food, drinks, anything we needed... he was there! And to add to that, the food is abundant and sooo good!!! Cocktail hour food was great! Dinner was even better! In lieu of favors, we added on the Midnight Diner Stop and that was best! Guests cannot stop talking about the amazing food even two weeks after the wedding. If ... Read more

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    Oh my gosh, Jenn you and Andrew are AMAZING! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review. We're so happy we could help you celebrate such a fabulous day : )

    Jacqui

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  • Look no further!! This place was the best and easiest decision my husband and I ever made during our wedding planning process! Not only were all of our guests absolutely wowed by the venue, food and staff, we couldn’t have asked for a better day! Heather and Michael thought of every little detail and no question was too small or silly. Perry, the owner, even helped bus tables the day of our wedding! We seriously cannot day enough wonderful things about this venue and the staff. Thank you guys so much!!

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    Jacqui, we still can't believe it's been almost a year since your wedding. You and Bryan are so thoughtful for writing us this review ... I especially love the picture! Hope we get to see you both again soon!!!

    Mercedes

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  • We had the wedding of our dreams at RILC. We wanted a rustic yet modern feel, and the facilities from the decor and detail to the lake were just so warm and inviting we had no doubt this was the venue of our dreams. Coupled with the fact that the staff reassured us from the first time we met them that they’d do everything to make sure we were happy and that our friends & family had the most epic time at our wedding.. and they succeeded. People are still talking about our wedding from this past October, saying that it was the BEST wedding they’ve been to. From the amazing cocktail hour, the Moscow mule bar!!, the dancing, the dinners, the service in the bridal suite and groom suite beforehand.. it was top to bottom a flawless day with no errors or issues. From the start Heather worked with my husband (and our family) and I to ensure we were up to speed with planning and booking vendors, gave us suggestions, and answered all of our questions along the way.. and this was over the ... Read more

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    Mercedes and Ryan, this review is soo thoughtful and nothing short of amazing! You both were so much fun to work with, we're happy we could be a part of your big day!

    Amanda

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  • I can't say more amazing things about RILC! My husband and I looked at only 1 venue prior to looking at RILC and immediately fell in love! Everyone was so amazing to work with leading up to and on the day of my wedding! Heather, Mike, Emily, Perry, and Tina were so incredible, I did not have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding. Everything was taken care of for us. Everyone that works there is truly a professional- they know EXACTLY what they are doing. It was raining up to a half hour of my ceremony start time and they were able to set everything up for an outdoor ceremony (wiping off seats, lining the aisles with pedals, and setting up the flowers on the birch archway) so we could have the outdoor ceremony. All of my guests also raved about the amazing food- some of the best they have ever had at at a wedding! People are still talking about it 3 months later! I can't recommend RILC enough!

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    They you both so much for reaching out after your wedding to leave us a review, we're so happy we could help you enjoy such an amazing day for you and all of your family and friends!

    Kristen

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  • I fell in love with Rock Island Lake Club from the moment that I walked through the door. I had a vision of an outdoor ceremony at a rustic and romantic venue, and RILC was all that and more! After falling in love with the site itself, we were blown away at how much they had to offer. The food options seemed endless and all of it was delicious. I chose to add on the bridal suite and I am so thrilled that I did. We had so much fun getting ready together and the room was gorgeous! The entire day was beyond perfect and the staff was incredible. Three people stand out the most during the planning process and our wedding day – Heather, Tina, and Mike. Mike, our maitre’d, was fantastic. He made sure that everybody was taken care of both before and during the wedding. The entire day ran seamlessly and he even made us a plate during cocktail hour to make sure we were able to eat! After the wedding, all of our decorations were organized and put aside so it was very easy to gather the next d... Read more

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such an amazing review for us Kristen and Steve! This was seriously the sweetest ever! We hope you're still well ... and hope your niece is still enjoying that pom pom headband : )

    Lee

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  • Rock Island Lake Club was absolutely INCREDIBLE! It was the perfect venue for our wedding. We keep saying that every wedding day comes with some snags but with Rock Island Lake Club everything was covered and the day was perfect. The service we received was incredible. The food is to die for - all of our guests keep talking about how great it was. The venue is stunning and all of the people that we worked with were absolutely amazing. Heather was so fun to work with to plan our big day and responded quickly to every little thing that we needed. Jess made sure our ceremony was flawless. Michael was so accommodating and made sure that everything was just the way that we wanted it every step of the way. And Sofia was there for me with anything I needed all day long - including Tylenol when I got a headache!. Absolutely worth every penny spent! I only wish that I could do it all over again.

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    You guys are so sweet Lee and Ed! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. It was so awesome getting to know you both through planning and we all had so much fun celebrating you both on your big day : ) Hope you get to come back for another wedding as guests!

    Jim

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  • We can't say enough about Rock Island. From our first tour with Emily to all the help Heather gave us through multiple meetings and e-mails over a year and a half (seriously, she is a coordinating rock star) to the big day where Tina and Mike took care of the bridesmaids and groomsmen in their separate areas and Jessica ran the ceremony for us amazingly, the entire staff at Rock Island was as responsive and flexible as they could be. Like I said, heather is an amazing coordinator and Mike is everything you could possibly want in a maitre'd. They worked with us on all our menu requests and every other weird thing we asked for to make our day as perfectly "us" as it could be. And enough can't be said about the food... it was all amazing, our guests are still telling us about how mind-blowing the food was and wishing they had another wedding to attend there. Quite a few guests said ours was the best wedding they ever attended, and that was in no small part to the staff at Rock Island and ... Read more

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    Thank you both again for everything. This review is so incredibly sweet Marisa and Jim, we hope you're both well. So happy you both had such an amazing time. We really had so much fun getting to know you both and putting together all of your personal touches! hope to see you both here as guests one day!!!

    Kelly

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  • I got married at Rock Island on 9/9/17 and could not have had a better experience. From everything leading up to the event to picking up all our stuff the next morning (packed up for us and ready to go!), everything was perfect. Heather kept me calm through the whole process, was always available and quick to respond with any questions we had and gave us tons of suggestions and help through it all. After the ceremony the bustle on my dress ripped and Heather pulled out a little sewing kit and had it fixed in minutes. Mike walked us around the property the multiple times we just stopped in, helped us bury a bottle of bourbon (for good luck and no rain!) and made sure my husband had everything he could need on the day of our wedding. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, I wish we could do it all again! On the day of the wedding they even steamed all my bridesmaid dresses while we enjoyed drinks and food while getting ready. The actual ceremony was prefect with such beautiful scenery. Th... Read more

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    Thank you both so so much! We had loved getting to know you and Sean throughout the entire planning process and were so happy to be a apart of it the day of! Hope to see you again one day!

    Keri

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  • It’s been a week since our wedding day and my husband and I are still riding high from the amazing time we had. That is all thanks to Rock Island and their impeccable team. Rock Island was the first venue we looked into a few weeks after we were engaged. We knew the moment we walked in through the front doors and met with Jason that this was the place we were going to be married. The venue is light, airy, and absolutely stunning. The food is phenomenal and plentiful (our guests are still talking about it). Throughout the planning process we worked with Heather; not only was she poised and professional, but we felt like she became a member of our family. She was communicative and proactive every step of the way. We felt taken care of and important. Rock Island was accommodating and wonderful to work with. They literally brought my wedding day vision to life in a way I never dreamed possible. While everyone we worked with was absolutely wonderful, I cannot say enough about Jason, ou... Read more

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    Keri and Mike, this is the sweetest and most thoughtful review! We had so much fun planning and celebrating with you both, we still can't believe it's already been over a year! Hope to see you both again soon, maybe Deja Vu take two : )

    Christina

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  • It's been nearly a month since our wedding at Rock Island Lake Club and my husband Jeff and I cannot stop talking about what an amazing day it was! Heather was really wonderful at guiding us through the planning process, always checking in and offering tips and guidance whenever we needed it. As we got closer to the wedding and the day of, Jason, Michael and Martina were on top of every detail and even knew how to put my mind at ease when rain was in the forecast for our ceremony (though it luckily held out!). Throughout the day, the service was absolutely amazing and our family is still talking about how attentive the staff was. The service, combined with a beautiful setting, rustic atmosphere and delicious food really puts Rock Island over the top. I can only hope that someone else we know gets married there so we can go back again!

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review Christina and Jeff! We hope you're both doing well. Would love to see you again if you're ever in the area : )

    Lauren

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  • This venue has been absolutely amazing to work with. When I first met with them to decide which venue I wanted to have my wedding at I was instantly blown away with how accommodating they seemed to be. And from that point on they have not disappointed me. Everyone was so friendly and went above and beyond for everything I wanted. On the day of my wedding they anticipated every single possible complication. They maitre d’s were wonderful. Margarita was with me from the beginning steaming my dress, helping me bustle it up, helping my girls in their dresses. She had to work extra hard with me but she was so great about the whole thing. Michael was over the top. He had such a great personality and was there for me and my husband for anything we could possibly need throughout the entire night. I truly felt like a princess. The only other thing I could ask for is that one of my friends has a wedding here so I can enjoy all the great food and enjoy the night as a guest. I’m jealous that t... Read more

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    Thank you so much, Lauren & Dan! We all LOVED your Halloween inspired decor (and of course your dress was to die for)!!! Hope to see you both again one day soon :)

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