There’s no doubt about it: Getting married is one of the most magical times for those who are committing to one another in life. Creating the perfect day with all the details you’ve always dreamed of is the top reason so many brides and grooms spend a lot of time choosing just the right venue, location, date, décor, food, and details to make their dreams come to life.
Today, many couples are choosing to have their special day at non-traditional locations, where they can add unique personality to the event and for some truly amazing picturesque nuptials.
In 2019, the most popular option we heard countless couples talk about wanting for their wedding was a ceremony by the river.
The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station is the perfect venue to fulfill this desire. Situated atop the banks of the Connecticut River in Haddam, our river view property sets the stage for a number of beautiful ceremony options including riverside.
Many of the couples we work with are interested in our venue because they want to be able to take pictures by the water. Many also want to take it a step further and get married right on the water in the midst of nature’s beauty and an awe-inspiring view that expands into the horizon.
One of the most breathtaking events held at The Riverhouse in 2019 embodied all the beauty of a river wedding. Here’s a look at some of the details that created this memorable day if you’re looking for inspiration and validation as to why this reception request is increasing from couples.
The ceremony was set-up right on the banks of the river. It featured enchanting floral arrangements an over-sized wooden arch and seating for guests to enjoy the view.
During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed a special Hors D’oeuvres menu that included Arancini, Korean Short Rib Dumpling, Pineapple Glazed Chicken, Mac and Cheese with Lobster, Crispy Quinoa Slider, Blackened Shrimp, and Penne Bolognese. The night continued with dinner, dancing and of course, cake back in the Riverhouse ballroom!
Perhaps the greatest testament to how magnificent the day came from the bride herself.
“Our wedding was so perfect it could not have been any better! We are still on cloud nine and wanting to do it all over again!” See the full review on Wedding Wire.