Weddings

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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.


Testimonials

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

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2015–2016 Wedding Package

Bridal Suite and Groomsmen Lounge As the bride, let yourself be pampered in the privacy of our bridal suite. You and your bridesmaids will prepare for the day or evening in comfort. Have your stylist or even a masseuse take care of your needs at The Riverhouse. If the ceremony is on-site the gentlemen have separate dressing rooms and a comfortable suite on the lower level while they await the start of the ceremony.

Personal Bride and Groom Service Our main responsibility for the evening is to anticipate your every need. Your bridal assistant will be available to you throughout your wedding.

Ceremonial Patio and Terrace Not only do you and your guests have 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.

Five Hour Premium Open Bar Our premium bar includes premium liquor, cordials and spirits, as well as draft beer and a full wine selection. To accommodate your guests the bar will be open throughout dinner.

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.

Wine Service with Dinner Choose from our selection of wines for one white and one red to be poured at each table throughout the progression of dinner.

Champagne Toast When the time comes before dinner and the Best Man requests the collection of friends and family to raise their glass of champagne or sparkling wine to toast the newly married couple The Riverhouse will provide you with our house champagne. We have upgraded options available for the toast.

Four Course Dinner, Buffet or Culinary Stations You choose your type of dinner service. Our Executive Chef has chosen menu items to please all palates. It is your decision as to what type of service style you would like.

Wedding Cake You may choose a buttercream wedding cake from either Creative Cakes by Donna or Kim’s Cottage Confections. You work directly with them choosing flavors, fillings and design. Their bakers will provide you with a cake on your wedding day to accommodate all your guests.

Our Featured “One Wedding at a Time” Service Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, and we promise to keep our focus on you. When you have your wedding at the Riverhouse, you have exclusive use of the facility. We may have another wedding before or after your event–but when it’s yours, it’s all yours!

Use of Children’s Room Do we invite children? Yes! Children want to be involved in the celebration but they can do it in our children’s room. You provide the baby sitter and we provide the room, children’s DVDs, toys, games and a place that makes them feel just as special.

Tabletop Our wedding package includes a wide selection of colored table linens and napkins, sparkling glassware, white china plates and polished flatware. Stone tiles or mirrors are available to enhance your floral centerpieces. White votive candles are provided for all your guest tables.

Our Building is Hurricane Proof The Riverhouse is able to weather any storm with a generator to run the entire facility.

Tasting 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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