Riverside Receptions and Conference Center in Geneva, Il is right on The Fox river. It is an incredible Geneva wedding venue with two levels, four ceremony sites, and all-inclusive wedding packages to fit every brides vision and budget. The picturesque location, personalized attention as well as the quaint and rustic feel provide a wedding venue in the Chicago suburbs like no other.
Let’s dive deeper into this Geneva, Il wedding venue to break down all the reasons you should consider having your wedding here.
The Knot and Wedding Wire list this riverside event venue as moderate in cost and having a guest capacity of up to 300 people. However, the Riverside website itself says they can seat up to 260 guests for a reception. They come very highly rated with a 5.0 and a 4.9 rating on these two popular wedding sites.
Riverside On-Site Ceremonies
Riverside Receptions and Conference Center offers four different ceremony locations for you to chose from. They include the outdoor courtyard, Mill room, Bridgeview room, and The River Room. The Mill Room is available for main level rentals and can handle up to 110 guests. Also, the outdoor courtyard is available April through October and can handle up to 130 guests. Next, the Bridgeview Room is open for upper level rentals and can handle 130 guests. Lastly, The River Room requires whole building rental but can handle up to 200 guests.
Ceremonies at Riverside Receptions Geneva can be added for a $575 ceremony set-up fee for indoor ceremonies. Additionally, you can choose the outdoor ceremony site for a $650 set-up fee.
Riverside Receptions Wedding Cost
Almost every wedding venue varies their prices based on the day of the week. This wedding venue near St. Charles is no different. Check with the venue for discounts or price changes. Evening receptions are 5.5 hours long but also include a 30 minute cool down time at the end after the bar closes to say goodbye to guests. Finally, here is a quick breakdown of the wedding pricing for Riverside. It should be noted that these are just the minimums for rental. Also, the price will actually vary based on the number of guests and plate chosen.
Riverside Receptions Wedding Pricing Room Minimums
The Lower room has a minimum rental rate of $8,500 on Fridays, $10,000 on Saturdays, and $5,000 on Sundays.
The Upper room has a minimum rental rate of $10,000 on Fridays, $13,000 on Saturdays, and $6,000 on Sundays.
Finally, the whole place has a minimum rental rate of $16,500, on Fridays, $19,500 on Saturdays, and $10,500 on Sundays.
These are just the minimums needed to rent the space. The final price will be based on the number of guests and plates chosen. Prices start at $80 per plate for a single plate option. Also, you can add a second option for $1.75 or a third plate option for $2.50 per person. All pricing here does not include facility fees, 21% gratuity, or the 8% sales tax. Catering and bar service provided by Riverside Receptions Culinary Team. Additionally, special considerations can be made for outside desserts and late night snacks. Food allergies will be accommodated as long as the food and beverage director is notified of the allergy.
When you choose to rent this space you will need to put down a 20% deposit. The next payment is 30% of the minimum and is due six months prior to the event. Finally, the last payment is due the week of the event.
Additionally, final guest count is due ten days prior to the event.
All-Inclusive Wedding Package
The wedding package cost at Riverside includes:
- Four hour open bar
- Champagne Toast
- Wine with dinner
- Four course meal
- Custom wedding cake from The Cakery
- Centerpiece Options
- Floor length tablecloths
- Ivory House linen
- Chiavari chairs
- Reception coordinator
Riverside Receptions Geneva Lower Level
Riverside Receptions Geneva IL is known for its gorgeous views in a historic building. It can be described as peaceful, tranquil, and quaint with a rustic feel. This all happens because of its floor to ceiling windows as well as natural stone and brick walls.
The lower, or main, level can handle up to 140 guests for a seated dinner. The lower level is right at ground level and includes gorgeous views of The Fox river. The warm and cozy atmosphere helps guests feel right at home and ready to dance their night away. The pub style bar, three charming fireplaces, and natural stone throughout add to the rustic feel.
The Upper Level
The upper level is much larger and can handle up to 260 guests for a seated dinner. The spacious and elegant space offers floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Fox river. Also, the candlelit rooms add to the ambiance of the star filled night sky. The room is so well laid out and provides a perfect set-up for every wedding reception.
Brides and grooms have the option to rent the entire building and combine these unique spaces. The seating capacity remains the same due to having everyone eat in the same room but you have the option to have cocktail hour and dancing in different areas. This ensures that you have the entire space to yourself for the entire day.
There are a few things they specifically note on their website for couples to know. These include rules like, no glitter, confetti, or sparklers allowed in the building. Also, vendors can access the space at least two hours prior to the event start. Finally, no outside food vendors without a fee and venue approval.
Riverside Receptions and Conference Center
35 North River Lane, Geneva, IL 60134
Call them at (630) 262-8371
Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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