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Venues in College Park, District Of Columbia,
(301) 405-9756
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4.8 out of 5
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    Jermaine Gordon

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    5 out of 5
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  • Samuel Riggs Alumni Center was such an outstanding picturesque space. Rhonda Whyte and Brittany Pain were so amazing, patient and warm. This was Brittany's first wedding and she made sure that whatever we needed was provided. We could not tell that this was her first time taking the lead. Her warm and welcoming demeanor during the whole process of planning and day of was incredible. We couldn't ask for anything more. We couldn't have picked a better place to start our journey together.

    Bailey Schinner

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  • Our experience with the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center was a wonderful, stress-free, wedding experience!! Every time I had a question, something to add or alter, our coordinator from Riggs was quick to respond and SO helpful! We loved how we were able to have our wedding, cocktail hour, and reception all in one beautiful building. We had one small issue, our grooms suite wasn't ready the day of and we had to have them wait 20 minutes while they got the room ready. Other than that the over all experience was perfect. We wouldn't have picked to have our wedding any where else!!!

    Lakethia

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    5 out of 5
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  • This venue is beautiful, and offers a lot of beautiful space...great for pictures. Our onsite coordinator Sienna was awesome. She was very easy to work with and we really appreciate her.

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    Thank you Lakethia! It was such a pleasure working with you and Lamar. I am so happy that you both enjoyed you big day! I was just honored to be a part of it! -Sienna

    Victor

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    5 out of 5
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  • Awesome experience doing my wedding at the Riggs! Beautiful place that can accommodate any size wedding! Also, I would like to shout out Cassie who was our event coordinator for our wedding, she was so easy to work with, super helpful, and very patient with my wife and I, we couldn't have asked for a better person to help us that day! Overall my experience with the Riggs was outstanding and I would definitely do another party here in the near future!

    Charisse

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    5 out of 5
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  • I knew I wanted to use this venue a couple years prior to my wedding. I was a part of an event inside the stunning ballroom. This venue is not only aesthetically pleasing, it is extremely affordable with a great package compared to other local venues. I got so many compliments on both my event and the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni center. One of my guests even inquired about planning her 65th birthday there. In addition to my wedding, my baby shower was held here a year prior. If I need to plan another event, this venue would be my first choice AGAIN. The staff, specifically Sienna (Event Sales Coordinator) and Ali (Event Manager), were very professional and AMAZING to work with.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so very much for the kind words! It was a pleasure working with you all over the past year on your baby shower and wedding here at the Alumni Center. I wish you all the very best! Ali Burding

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Alumni Center was the perfect place to host our wedding. The staff was incredibly helpful and patient with our many requests for additional amenities. The price was quite reasonable given the extent of the space we were given: in addition to the ballroom segment, you also get the entire atrium, rotunda, and patio reserved for the entire 8 hours of the reservation. The spaces are open and so gorgeous, we didn't even need to decorate besides a few flowers. We easily fit our 100 guests in this space (garden for the ceremony, 1 ballroom segment for the reception) and could have fit a few dozen more. We couldn't recommend this space enough for your ceremony and reception.

    Teresa

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    5 out of 5
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  • The original style for our wedding venue was a unique space like a small museum with expose brick, well more like my style not the Groom, LOL! Due to our wedding size we had to look at ballroom style venues which was a blessing. We were able to have our unique rustic glam style wedding because Riggs is a beautiful space for any wedding style. I was more excited to find there was some expose brick that became the backdrop for the photo booth area. All this to say, your wedding can be as creative as you like at Riggs from using the drop down screens or keeping it elegant with the tall clean white walls. Our venue coordinator Cassandra N. Klemish was everything!!! She answered all emails and calls, she helped us stay on track, and she reassured us when things got crazy. She worked great with our wedding coordinators and vendors throughout the wedding process. If Cassandra was not available she made sure another Riggs coordinator would be able to help with our needs. Lastly, vi... Read more

    christina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Awesome venue! Doesn't need a lot of decoration because it is really pretty on its own. The garden, the cocktail hour hallway and the reception hall are awesome! The package also includes uplighting in any color, we chose purple, and it really made a huge difference in how the reception hall looked. Our coordinator was Rhea, and she was the best. She answered my million questions over email super quick and was there the day of to make sure everything went smoothly. I would really recommend this venue, especially if you are an UMD alumni. Parking was also not an issue, Lot1 and LotZ are right across from the building and they have open parking on weekends.

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    Thank you Christina! It was a pleasure working with you and I loved that Testudo made an appearance at your wedding! Best, Rhea

    Bridget

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    3.8 out of 5
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  • I am the mother of the bride, and this venue was chosen by my daughter and her now husband. In retrospect, they told me they would have chosen differently, and I suppose it is due to the inflexible and confusing policy about using outside, or unapproved caterers. Unless a couple feels they can work within those guidelines and does not have a preference themselves, I wouldn't recommend this venue. It was a learning experience. Everything turned out well, however - it was a beautiful day for my daughter.

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    Hi Bridget, Thank you for your feedback. We do have 13 wonderful approved caterers for our clients to select from. We are so very happy that your daughter and her husband and a beautiful day here at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center for their wedding reception. Best, Cassie Klemish

    Zsashai

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • I absolutely love this place. Before I even got proposed to I had my eye on this place and I fell in love with it after I did my tour and found out how inclusive and affordable this place really was. You do have to choose from their list of caterers but they have an awesome catering list for all types of budgets so that wasn’t a problem. The have all kinds of bar service you can get but I really had wished we had the option to bring our own. They had a open house that we went to that really helped us with finding the rest of our vendors because we really wanted to work with ppl that knew the space and for a little discount lol. But getting closer to my wedding a couple months before there was a lack of communication on their end but once they got whatever they had going on sorted out it was smooth running from there on out. I worked with Shannon who is new to the staff I honestly liked her and she did an amazing job and her and my DOC worked so well together it was more than I could... Read more

    Janna

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Everything was great! The day of coordinator Cassie was wonderful. So happy with how everything turned out. Thank you and go terps !!

    MAHEK

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    4.1 out of 5
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  • We just got Married on July 21st at Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center and my coordinator was Shannon Robbinson. She is darling, such a wonderful young lady. She answer all of my question no matter what time i call her or email her. she was on top with getting back to me. The only thing was we had to rush a little bit because they had another event in the evening so we had to be out by 2 PM sharp. Overall everything was great, beautiful location, beautiful staff. We are happy.

    Mary

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    4.3 out of 5
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  • We were very happy to have our wedding at this wonderful venue. It is very spacious and elegant, well laid out so it was convenient to have everything in one place, and our coordinator Cassie Klemish was awesome, very responsive and helpful with anything we needed, especially with working out our floorplan in detail. The cocktail hour hall has lots of natural light, and the acoustics are good. It was also nostalgic for us to do it at UMD as we are both alums and met on campus, and we were able to get a discount for joining the Alumni Association which saved us about $400. Pros: -Good price for the space -Easy to customize layout -Large capacity meant we didn't worry about inviting extra guests -Basic A/V equipment, custom uplighting, dance floor, tables, chairs, and setup are included and taken care of -Lots of free outdoor parking on weekends -Great areas for pictures including garden, rooftop, and not far from McKeldin Mall Cons: -Setup can only start 2 hours before ... Read more

    Renita

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • My event manager was Cassie, she was very helpful and flexible with anything that we needed. They made sure to accommodate me with whatever I wanted for my wedding, and to have it setup just as i wanted. The overall value was reasonable. You have to remember you pay for what you want and Riggs Center is beautiful venue and worth the money, . It was very refreshing and helpful venue that offers the tables, chairs, and up-lighting all in one package. Cassie was very helpful the day of make sure all my needs was met. would surely recommend this venue and will hold another event there when its time.

    Renita

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Cassie provided 5 star service from beginning to end. She was not only attentive & responsive to my every need but the needs of my wedding party during the rehearsal and my actual wedding. The venue was already beautiful but after the decorations were in place it was even more beautiful. I would highly recommend Samuel Riggs Alumni Center to all of my Friends and Family. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
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