It is hard to believe that it will be almost a month since our wedding celebration at the Riverview. My husband and I took time in making sure we picked the right spot for our wedding ceremony and reception. As we explained to Tina the manager during our first meeting, this was a second wedding for the two of us and we were looking for a venue that would help us create a very unique event without compromising the details that are important in making a wedding reception a success. The challenge in the planning was that I was living in NYC full time and in CT only for the weekends.
I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff from the get go. Tina assigned us Alison as our wedding coordinator and she was terrific from the start. She was diligent in corresponding with us via telephone and email. As we met in person to plan out the small details and our menu, I was amazed at how accommodating The Riverview was. This was not a simple task since our wedding guest list was comprised of a diverse group of family and friends. Many vegetarians, people with gluten allergies, foodies with high food expectations and the folks who just like the good old fashion meat and potatoes kind menu.
Ali assured me that there would be plenty of food during the cocktail hour and that the food in our stations would be plenty, hot and flavorful. I also wanted to ensure that there would be enough wait staff to accommodate the needs of the 125 guest we had attending.
During the course of the planning, I was able to brainstorm on additional details on a new design for our cake, the set up of the ceremony space and other details and Alison was open to the new ideas and did not flinch at my many requests for implementing them. The Riverview and Alison brought our wedding vision to fruition. They executed every detail flawlessly and made us feel comfortable and at ease on our day that everything was going right on track.
It is close to one month after our weddingâ€¦I am still hearing how spectacular the food was from all of our family and friends that attended, including all my NYC friends who sometimes could be very discerning when it comes to food at social functions. People keep raving about the mash potato station, the beautiful cake, the service from all the staffâ€¦I loved the fact that I had a waitress assigned to me for the day and she was at my side to ensure I had food and drinks any time during my special day.
There is no way to properly review this venue and be brief. Over all, suffice it to say that I feel this is â€œTHE PLACEâ€ for any type of social function. I checked our other wedding venues, caterers and I am so happy I followed my instincts.
Lastly, Katy the office manager was superb as well. On the two occasions that I called as a â€œfranticâ€ bride she was professional, sweet, calming and very helpful. I commend the management of The Riverview for having all of their team be dedicated to the satisfaction of their clients and outstanding customer service.