Testimonials

Following are some recent notes we've received from our guests - we thank you for your gracious words!

We love the Riverhouse! The staff at the Riverhouse are out of this world. From the very beginning of the process, Hattie and Kelley were amazing – they responded to every email and silly question within the same day and always let me know if they needed something from me to keep us on track. They worked so hard to accommodate every request and always went above and beyond. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we had our details meeting with Linda. She was fantastic. She took such good care of us and assured that we would have everything just the way we wanted it. On the morning of the wedding, it was a little snowy so they allowed us to go to the venue earlier than anticipated to take photos on the deck. They also worked with us to decide if we should have our ceremony outside or not. They were even so kind to shovel everything in case we decided we wanted it outside – they were just so good to us. We can’t thank them enough. Michelle was our bridal attendant and she made us (including our parents) feel so cared for. She was there with what we needed before we even knew we needed it. She was lovely. The food was outstanding – the portions were large and the food was delicious – our guests are still talking about it. We cannot thank the Riverhouse enough – they made our wedding dreams come true. We will always be so thankful for all that they did for us and for the memories they helped us create. We love you all! THANK YOU!

Kayla & Jon
January 19, 2020

The Riverhouse=Amazing. There are no words to describe how my wedding went at the Riverhouse. They did such an amazing job making my wedding the best day of my life. The ceremony set up outside was perfect, the food was amazing, Hattie and everyone at the Riverhouse worked to make me feel I was the only bride they’ve ever worked with. Everyone made me feel special and I would 100% recommend the Riverhouse to anyone looking for a wedding venue.

Brittany & Jake
July 5, 2020

Can’t say enough good things about The Riverhouse!! We cannot say enough good things about The Riverhouse!! Hattie & Kelley, the sales staff, were absolutely amazing. From the day we toured to the night before our wedding, they answered every crazy question I had and were super helpful with suggestions. The banquet staff the day of our wedding was just as amazing. Michelle, our bridal attendant, made sure our drinks were never empty and our food didn’t sit on our table getting cold while we were talking to guests. Our parents and bridal party were treated like royalty. Linda, the banquet manager, was also exceptional making sure everything was running smooth and taken care of. Our guests are still raving about the food and how they want more! The entire venue is fantastic – it’s beautiful enough by itself but it’s also versatile so you can bring in your own style and it will all come together. If you’re looking to feel stress-free during your wedding planning and the day of, book The Riverhouse!!

Liz & Kevin
May 11, 2019

From the moment my cousin got married at The Riverhouse years ago I knew I would someday want to get married there and I am so glad we did. Not only is the location amazing, but each and every staff member was amazing too!! I cannot say enough great things about them and how much of a pleasure they are to work with. Hattie and Kelley made the entire planning process so easy. No matter how many crazy or weird questions I had they were there to answer them and always got back to me so quick! The night of our wedding was no different. Our event coordinator was Sara and she was so great to work with. She made sure everything ran smoothly and exactly how it was supposed to which made enjoying the night even that much easier. All of our guests, including us, LOVED the cocktail hour, dinner, and dessert. I think some are still raving about it all! To top it all off each little detail I went over with them was exactly how I imagined it and it all came together perfectly. I highly recommend The Riverhouse to anyone looking for a beautiful venue with great food and amazing staff. Thank you to everyone for making our day so special!

Ashley & Ben
November 3, 2018

From the first response back from Hattie we knew we had to check out the Riverhouse. Every question we had was responded to promptly in our emails. We viewed the Riverhouse and fell in love with the back deck. Hattie, Kelley, Linda, and our bridal attendant were amazing! They were relaxed while being attentive to our needs. Our glasses were always full during our wedding celebration. We had our ceremony on the back with the River beside us. It was perfect! We had 71 people and it was the perfect setting size outside for quaint yet full. We opted for brunch with omelets, crepes, salmon, & beef tips. The food was delicious!! We wish we could have fit more in our bellies. Words cannot express how thankful we are to all of the Riverhouse. Everyone works hard to ensure you have the most magical and beautiful day!!

Jayne & Steven
September 8, 2018

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station was wonderful! It’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed during portions of the wedding planning, but Hattie and Kelley were there for us each step of the way! They answered every question with prompt phone calls or emails. We had a large guest count at around 250 and were concerned about space, but Hattie and Kelley assured us that the layout would work and not feel cramped. They were right:) When walking through the tables and talking to our guests we were relieved to see how well the room flowed. We cannot say enough about how professional, responsive, and attentive the staff was throughout the whole reception planning process and their excellence continued throughout the whole wedding night! The food was delicious-everybody complimented the appetizers as well as the entrees. The staff was also so accommodating when we decided at the very last minute to extend the end time of our reception! They did everything with a smile whether it was meeting with us about decor or helping us load up our cars at the end of the night. Thank you again to The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station:)

Melissa & Bendan
August 18, 2018

We truly cannot say enough great things about this venue and staff! From the sales team who are so sweet, organized and efficient (Kelley & Hattie you seriously rock!) to our banquet lead Sarah and our bridal attendant Julie who was so smooth yet always had whatever we (or our parents) needed before I even knew I needed something! The staff is so incredible, so kind and were beyond a pleasure to work with. The cocktail hour, food, and dinner were fantastic and people are still raving about them! The venue is always gorgeous and with great views and flow for the guests. I could not imagine going through this process with anyone better than the RH staff, thank you for making our day the best day ever!

Happy Couple
2018

Every year, as part of our mission, we host a one-day conference. While we are confident in our ability to put together an interesting program, we approach the coordination of the event with some trepidation since we have little expertise in event planning. However, since we began bringing our event to the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in 2013, all worries about event planning have vanished. Guided by our event coordinator Elizabeth Carl, we merely have to appear with our attendees and everything magically falls into place. Event preplanning is seamless. All questions are answered quickly, all problems are solved immediately and the staff’s flexibility and willingness to work with us is truly amazing. The day of the event, rooms and necessary equipment are set up perfectly. Food service is timely and the quality is remarkable. The staff is efficient, friendly and extremely helpful at all times. Our experience at the Riverhouse has been five star.

Tom Hennick
Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission
Annual Conference: 04/21/2017

Choosing to have our wedding at the Riverhouse was the best decision we could have made. With the help from Hattie and Kelly everything ran so smoothly and was so organized throughout the planning process. They always answered any and all questions that came up. Our wedding was in January during a snowstorm. The staff was there to help and made every aspect of our day perfect! Michelle was our bridal attendant and was there with whatever we needed at exactly the right moment. Despite the chaos from the weather our wedding ran perfectly and the staff at The Riverhouse accommodated everything so easily.

Alyssa & Bryan
January 7, 2017

The Riverhouse is an AMAZING place to get married! I can’t say enough wonderful things about the staff, the actual venue, the food, etc. Hattie was my wedding coordinator throughout the planning process and answered every ridiculous question I had in less than 24 hours every time. The tasting was amazing, I’ve never eaten so much food in one sitting in my life and it really helped put my mind at ease that the food was not just delicious but fun & unique. They are as flexible as possible and try to accommodate any request you have to make your wedding as personal to your tastes as they can.

The week leading up to the wedding was a frenzy of last minute planning and getting things done but The Riverhouse staff, particularly Hattie and my day-of banquet manager Mary, went through everything we brought on the final meeting and really put our minds at ease that they understood our vision and what we hoped the rooms, tables, etc would look like. They executed it the day of the wedding flawlessly..

The night of the wedding itself was absolutely perfect. The cocktail hour room and reception room both looked AMAZING, the staff was great and so friendly, and the whole night went off without a hitch. Michele, our bridal party assistant, was so attentive and made sure we tried all the food, actually sat down and ate some dinner, and kept our drinks full the entire night. Every guest we talked to said the food was amazing, and if you get married early enough in the year, you get to enjoy the view of the river from the deck during cocktail hour which is also an amazing feature!.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone at the Riverhouse, we were so happy the entire night of the wedding and couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Katie & Greg
October 29, 2016

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station is wonderful! From the moment we got out of car to tour the site for the first time, we fell in love with the venue. The grounds are absolutely stunning, and the inside of the venue was clean and modern. We mainly worked with Hattie throughout the entire planning process. Hattie is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, and kind. During various stages of the planning process, we emailed back and forth with Hattie (especially during the last two weeks before the wedding). She was prompt to respond and always answered our questions.

Another great aspect of the Riverhouse was attending the food tasting (about 6 months before our wedding date), where they set up the venue like a wedding. We had the ability to taste the food and also got a good sense for what we wanted to do for table placement, table clothes, napkins, chair covers, etc.

As the wedding got closer, we were in constant contact with Hattie about selections that needed to be made. The Riverhouse provides the Bride and Groom with paperwork that assists with this entire process. Having this paperwork was key and helped us stay organized and on track.

A few days before the wedding, we met with Hattie and Linda (who was our event manager on the day of the wedding). Linda was so sweet and helpful and took the time to discuss with us how the entire flow of the wedding day would go. This was so reassuring!

On the day of the wedding, the staff at the Riverhouse was wonderful! We got so many complements about the venue. Many people were raving about the food (the food is absolutely fantastic!) and how nice the venue looked.

Honestly, there are not enough words that I can write to express how happy we were with the Riverhouse and the staff. They helped make our wedding day magical and we are so appreciative!

Melissa & Hayden
October 15, 2016

The Riverhouse truly exceeded our expectations. Both our ceremony and reception were held on the property. We can’t thank them enough for giving us an amazing wedding. The venue is perfect and is in a beautiful location with great views. The food is outstanding and many of our guests told us it was the best wedding food that they’ve ever had. Most of all, the staff was truly fantastic. We live in New Jersey and I was worried about planning a wedding out of state, however the Riverhouse made the planning process seamless and our wedding went off without a hitch. Hattie and Kelley were so helpful and thorough during the planning that I never had to worry about a thing. They were always quick to respond and made sure all our ideas and visions were part of our big day. We are also grateful to Mary and Michelle who were both accommodating to us and our parents the night of our wedding. We highly recommend the Riverhouse to all couples looking for a unique and exceptional venue. I wish we could re-live our wedding day there over and over again!

Amanda & Michael
October 15, 2016

I recently attended a wedding at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station and I have to say everything went perfectly and according to plan! The venue itself was awesome, the grounds were beautifully maintained and the accommodations for the wedding party and guests was as good as it gets.

Our Banquet Manager Linda and her entire staff was awesome!! We had a fairly large wedding party, and trying to keep everyone together and on task was no easy feat. No problem for Linda though, as the true consummate professional Linda “herded the cats” and kept everything moving and flowing on schedule and making sure everyone was where they needed to be. All with a positive attitude, and friendly demeanor. You can tell Linda and company really love their jobs! There were times I thought the staff were on roller skates as they moved through the venue at lightning speed efficiently attending to all that needed Linda’s or the staffs attention, but yet invisible when they needed to be.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the dinner… Hats off to the chef! our dinner was magnificent!! I would have expected a great meal after hearing from some of the guests from a previous event while we initially visited the Riverhouse on our search for a venue, but I have to say with three letters OMG!! How they pulled this off with approximately 175 guests was truly amazing! I felt I was being served at a 5+ star restaurant! The presentation was also truly impressive all around!

Thank you all for helping us make this a most memorable day for us!

To anyone looking for the best experience possible for your special occasion, you owe it to yourself to add The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station to your list of venues to look at (You may find you need not look anywhere else).

Jim Z
Proud Father of the Bride
October 14, 2016

Hattie, Mary and the team at the Riverhouse were absolutely exceptional! Beginning a year ago when we started planning to the very end of our wedding was so smooth and handled as if they were only planning our wedding. They were incredibly accommodating and made the night the most special evening of our lives. We had special bridal attendants throughout the evening making sure we and our families were taken care of. We were able to have the ceremony and cocktail hour outside and the views were gorgeous. I love the Riverhouse and would recommend everyone get married there!! Dan and I wish we could do the night again!

Jamie & Dan
August 20, 2016

We had an amazing wedding at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station. We wanted a venue by the water, but were having trouble finding a space big enough to accommodate our guest size (215) comfortably. Riverhouse is truly a breathtaking venue. We loved the room itself, with high ceilings, a large dance floor, and plenty of room for our guests. Kelley and Hattie were amazing. I was not the type of bride who thought about my wedding before I got engaged, so I had no idea what I was doing or what I wanted. Their expertise and guidance truly helped us navigate the planning process with ease as they patiently answered all of our questions. The day of, everything ran smoothly, and we had nothing to worry about thanks to the wonderful staff at Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station. The food was delicious! And we loved our signature drinks. Our guests raved about the food and the service, and we truly had the time of our lives.

Kristin & Robert
July 15, 2016