Let it be a day that lasts a lifetime.
Nestled on a secluded ridge atop the banks of the Connecticut River, our very private wedding venue promises you a world-class experience unmatched anywhere. Overlooking the Goodspeed Opera House and the historic East Haddam Swing Bridge, The Riverhouse provides the environment, the menu, the upscale services, and the grand experience your guests will long remember.
A reception luncheon or dinner at The Riverhouse assures your particular taste in ambience and superb service. Your selection of flowers, favors and music paired with our gourmet menu, linens, dinnerware, wines, liquors and wedding cake will blend to create the wedding you have always dreamed of. We will make every professional effort to reflect your personal vision of excellence. And while you are enjoying the grand affair, the entire Riverhouse is yours alone. Let it be a day that lasts a lifetime. The Riverhouse—like the day you’ve waited for—is one of a kind.
You guys are truly amazing. Thank you for listening to us and making our dreams come true. IT was truly fantastic. No, it was perfect! I cannot say that enough. Between all the emails back and forth and meetings when I was home. You people truly have amazing customer service and we will recommend you to any further bride and groom. I wish I could do it again just to have that much fun again and have so much good food and drinks!”
– Wedding: 05/18/2014
2015–2016 Wedding Package
Our Featured “One Wedding at a Time” Service
We understand this is the biggest day of your life. When you come to The Riverhouse for your wedding, you have the entire staff and facility to yourself.
As the bride, let yourself be pampered in the privacy of our bridal suite. You and your bridesmaids will prepare for your big day in comfort and luxury. Have your hair and makeup stylist take care of all your beauty needs at The Riverhouse.
Is it really just about the bride? Here at The Riverhouse we have a groom’s room available for the gentlemen. Stocked with a game table and cards, a flat screen TV, leather couches and more.
Personal Bride and Groom Attendant
Our main responsibility for the evening is to anticipate your every need. Your Bridal Attendant will be there at your call, and be your personal server.
Ceremonial Patio and Terrace
Not only do you and your guests have exclusive use of our lobby atrium and Goodspeed Ballroom but the patio and terrace are yours as well. For an additional fee we will set up and assist in the coordination of your ceremony.
Butler-Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Harvest Table Display
One hour before dinner your guests will enjoy a variety of six hot or cold butler passed hors d’oeuvres by our seasoned staff, as well as an array of international meats and cheeses with crackers and our house-made crostini and bagel chips, alongside fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables with savory dips.
Five Hour Premium Open Bar
Our premium bar includes top shelf spirits and cordials as well as wine and select imported and domestic beer on tap. The bar remains open throughout dinner.
When the time comes for friends and family to raise their glasses to toast the newly married couple The Riverhouse will provide you with a champagne toast. Premium options available.
Four Course Dinner, Buffet or Culinary Stations
Customize your type of meal arrangement from an extensive gourmet menu designed by our Executive Chef to please all palates. Select the type of service style your guests will enjoy.
Wine Service with Dinner
Choose your favorite white and red varietals from our selection of house wines to be poured at each table throughout the progression of the meal. Naturally, upgrades are available.
Choose a buttercream wedding cake or cupcakes for dessert. You can work directly with Creative Cakes by Donna or Kim’s Cottage Confections to choose flavors and designs that fit your style and taste.
Do we invite children? Yes! You provide the babysitter, movies and toys and we will provide a beautiful, comfortable room with a flat screen TV, DVD player and leather couches. It’s a place that makes the little ones feel just as special.
Our Building is Hurricane Ready
The Riverhouse is able to weather any storm, including a generator that will run the entire facility.
We offer a variety of colored table cloths and napkin options along with china, glassware and flatware for each guest table. We can also include complimentary votive candles and framed table numbers if you wish.
The Riverhouse holds “mock weddings” throughout the year in which you are invited to upon deposit. The mock wedding will allow you the opportunity to taste the majority of our menu, and see the venue set for a wedding.
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