Testimonials

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

The BEST venue with the BEST staff we could have ever asked for. Not only was everything beautiful but they made sure our day was as perfect as possible. I always wanted somewhere we could at least have pictures by the water- it ended up being perfect for our first look without the price of waterfront. We loved how much was included in the package instead of feeling like everything was an “add on” like other venues we saw. Lauren & Kelley were so helpful and accommodating in the planning process. Loretta was so sweet and a calming presence as our helpful bridal attendant. Rob deserves so much credit for everything running so seamlessly- multiple people commented on how great he was keeping everything in order running around to meet all our needs. Food was amazing too! Hands down would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone. We are eternally grateful for this place and for all the wonderful staff for the perfect day!

There are not enough kind words to describe our experience with the staff at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station. From the moment we walked in and got a tour from Jim Bucko, we were sold. Each and every person we worked with along the way, Kelley, Hattie, Lauren, Rob, Holly, Brianna, was the perfect combination of easy going professionalism. Their attention to detail and obvious expertise of all things wedding made planning our reception with them an absolute dream. There was not one single instance where I was turned off by their reactions or responses. Our guests could not stop gushing about the excellence of the food and the waitstaff. If you are lucky enough to have the Riverhouse available for your wedding reception (or literally any important event) book now! You will be so glad you did.

We were originally going to do a backyard wedding but changed our minds last minute. We are so beyond lucky that the Riverhouse had availability for the day that we were planning for, even though we made our changes so last minute (exactly a year before the day). The Riverhouse was so beyond accommodating and helpful. They provided us with so many sources that were extremely helpful in helping us plan and ensure that everything was being done on time. Lauren, Hattie and Kelley were always quick to respond to my e-mails to answer my countless questions. I love how they allowed us to pick from two different times (we ended up choosing the 11-4 reception slot which I highly recommend!) They were even extra accommodating in the morning by letting us come in as early as possible to ensure that everyone was ready for our 10:30 ceremony. The food is delicious! The best part of the planning process was definitely the menu trial event that they hosted a few months before our wedding that allowed us to try almost everything on their menu so we knew exactly what our guests would be eating. It made the decision-making process so much easier. There are so many things about the Riverhouse that stick out and make it a great wedding venue. The outdoor covered patio is great for the ceremony and still allows you to be outside even if there's a little drizzle; the idea of a kid's room downstairs is perfect if you're planning on having little ones at/in your wedding; the back patio makes for a great hangout spot throughout the reception; day of coordinators that helps your day run smoothly took all of my stress away; and we loved how there were two spots for people to get drinks during cocktail hour AND passed wine to ensure that there was no bar traffic. I will always recommend this venue to anyone who wants to have their special day there--they are truly amazing!

From the initial planning phase to the day of the wedding, everyone at the Riverhouse impressed us with their expertise. The venue is beautiful, the food is amazing, and the staff is extremely attentive. By the end of the night everyone was raving about what an amazing wedding it was, so we can't thank them enough for being so incredible.

We couldn't recommend The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station highly enough! From booking, to planning, and everything in between the process was incredibly smooth and easy. Lauren, Kelley, and Hattie took care of everything we needed and answered all of our questions as we worked towards our wedding date. They offered advice and their opinions when we became stumped and it was clear they knew exactly what we needed to make our day the best it could be. During our tasting each member of the wait staff took their time to talk to us and was extremely friendly and helpful. That attitude only grew on our wedding night as they all tended to our guests as if they were their own. We had the pleasure of working with Matt and Rob for our day of and they went above and beyond to make our vision come true. Both of them were strategic, knew our details, and shared our excitement about our ideas and different takes to our day. We were lucky enough to work with Loretta as our bridal assistant and she continued to help us throughout the night with a continued smile and excitement for each step of our day. Everything was punctual, professional, and most of all relaxing and fun. The staff at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station made our wedding day a dream come true and we will be forever greatful for them.

We couldn't recommend The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station highly enough! From booking, to planning, and everything in between the process was incredibly smooth and easy. Lauren, Kelley, and Hattie took care of everything we needed and answered all of our questions as we worked towards our wedding date. They offered advice and their opinions when we became stumped and it was clear they knew exactly what we needed to make our day the best it could be. During our tasting each member of the wait staff took their time to talk to us and was extremely friendly and helpful. That attitude only grew on our wedding night as they all tended to our guests as if they were their own. We had the pleasure of working with Matt and Rob for our day of and they went above and beyond to make our vision come true. Both of them were strategic, knew our details, and shared our excitement about our ideas and different takes to our day. We were lucky enough to work with Loretta as our bridal assistant and she continued to help us throughout the night with a continued smile and excitement for each step of our day. Everything was punctual, professional, and most of all relaxing and fun. The staff at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station made our wedding day a dream come true and we will be forever greatful for them.

The Riverhouse staff was excellent! They helped us plan and execute the most amazing day without any hitches! They had us covered on all fronts and always made sure we had enough to eat and drink! I cannot recommend them highly enough!

We just had our wedding at this venue and it was an incredible experience. Not only is the venue gorgeous and there's a nearby area where you can take photos by the water, but the staff was so friendly and helpful. Anything we needed, a staff member was there to help or direct us to what was next. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.

From the moment we stepped into the venue for the tour with Jim, working with The Riverhouse was a masterclass in how to host a wedding. We had only heard exceptional feedback about them. Nothing negative. Believe me, I looked hard to find it, too. That’s why we chose them. Now we see why. They made us feel important and comfortable every step of the way. Kelley, Hattie, Matt, and Katie were professional, responsive, and fun, and ensured we made the rounds and still had time to eat. Our attendants, Rob and Maria, made us feel like rock stars. The service and food were amazing, our guests are still raving about the hors d'oeuvres and the portion sizes at dinner. Not your typical wedding where everyone goes home hungry! We loved the food so much that we packed our leftovers up to take home. Overall, we’d say The Riverhouse venue and staff were EXCEPTIONAL!! and would highly recommend them for any occasion, especially a wedding.

I have so many good things to say about this wedding venue that I don't know where to begin. We first booked them in 2019 for a 2021 wedding that we postponed to august 2022. Jim and everyone at the venue was so nice, accommodating and understanding. The wedding day was absolutely perfect and better than I ever imagined it could be. The staff was unreasonably good, the bridal attendants were there for us and the food and drinks were on point. We did both an American and Indian ceremony and served both American and Indian food made by the chef. My indian family RAVED about the indian dinner and also all the amazing apps. If you are on the fence -THIS IS YOUR SIGN TO BOOK THEM. We have been to about 10 wedding in CT alone and THIS is the BEST venue I have ever seen hands down. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all times a million for a flawless experience and we cannot recommend this wedding venue enough.

Where do I begin? From our first tour of the Riverhouse to picking up our reception items after our wedding, from top to bottom we had the best experience working with the Riverhouse. I have NOTHING but positive things to say about all aspects of our wedding and would wholeheartedly recommend them. Everybody who we worked with was professional, extremely responsive and put us at ease every step of the way. The venue itself is beautiful, the scenery if beautiful, the food is delicious and plentiful...I could go on and on! They accommodate special requests without batting an eye. Overall -- EXCELLENT!!!!

The Riverhouse went above and beyond for my husband and I. Matt was amazingly helpful the day of and all of our guests were complimenting us on the food, drinks, and staff. I would highly recommend using them for your wedding!

This venue is gorgeous- classic with some rustic touches (stone wall sidings, large back deck over the forrest and river). The coordinators are beyond helpful and responsive to all wedding questions/needs. The food is great and the way they organize the bar makes it so there are no lines. We are so happy we chose the Riverhouse for our big day!

We had the absolute BEST experience with The Riverhouse, as our wedding ceremony and reception venue, and the entire team there exceeded our expectations! From the moment we met with Jim in this beautiful venue, we knew this was the right fit for us. The location is superb, with a view of the CT River, and the entire place (inside and outside) is stunning! Jim, Hattie, Kelley and the rest of the crew always made us feel welcome and special, like we were the only couple they were working with. They carried out every request that we had and our wedding was the most perfect day we could have ever asked for! We highly recommend this venue and hope to stay in touch with them all for years to come! Thank you to all!!

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed was nothing but amazing. They were patient, kind and understanding! The crew was so easy to work with and made my day simply perfect! The set everything up to how I pictured it and made me not stressed about the day! The staff checked in on my husband and I the whole day and just wanted us to feel amazing! The food was beyond delicious and there was so much! Everyone is still raving about how amazing the food was! I just appreciate how the staff respected and committed to fulfilling every request I had. If I had to do my day over, it would be the exact same!

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station was AMAZING to work with. We originally scheduled our wedding for Oct. 2020. As the pandemic year went on, the entire planning staff was super transparent and accommodating leading up to the unfortunate day of postponement. When that day came, we had already chosen a "Plan B" date in 2021, so we were able transition easily into the next year. The week of, Julie was so calm and helpful. She really made sure to check all of the boxes off during our planning meeting. The day of was, hectic, as you can assume. There was a wedding before us, so the staff needed to flip the venue in only a couple of hours. On one hand, there were some issues with the florals for centerpieces and cake - they were just sitting there and no questions were brought up to myself or any of the wedding party asking where they'd go, and the photographer pointed out a box of lanterns that weren't out for the ceremony space. However, once the moms stepped in, the corrections were made ASAP and everything looked beautiful! We asked the venue if we could have a private cocktail hour in the basement area for the wedding party only so my husband and I weren't immediately swarmed by guests. The venue was ALL ABOUT IT and got us our own server for drinks and appetizers during that hour. This venue was literally MADE for weddings! Our photographers kept moving us around taking pictures everywhere because backdrops were gorgeous. The next day, we saw our guests took advantage too! There's not a bad place for a photo op anywhere on this property. All in all, we LOVED having our wedding at The Riverhouse and would recommend it to any and every couple! Our vendors loved it, our guests loved it, food was AMAZING. Just perfection!

The PERFECT wedding venue! We had the most amazing experience at the Riverhouse and couldn't be happier! From the first time we stepped into the venue, we knew it was the place for us. From the decor, to the set up, the view off the back deck, the bridal suite, grooms room and most importantly 1 wedding at a time! It was everything we had wanted and so much more! The communication throughout the entire process was smooth and very responsive. Hattie and Kelley were amazing to work with and got back to me within 1 day. And then COVID hit and we were the very first wedding to be canceled. I mean 5 days away from having our wedding reception. We rescheduled 3 times after that. Kelley and the entire staff at the Riverhouse made this challenging time as easy as they could for us and for that we will be forever grateful. And as our day approach, Julie (our banquet manager) was wonderful to work with! She was calm, reassuring and so positive! Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of and so much more! And that is all thanks to the Riverhouse and their wonderful staff. We got so many amazing compliments on the venue, food and staff! If you are looking for an amazing venue, with wonderful staff, great food and a one of a kind experience, look no further! I would recommend the Riverhouse to any couple!

From booking our wedding in 2019 to cancelling in 2020 and re-booking in 2021 The Riverhouse was amazing. Hattie and Kelley were always able to handle all questions quickly and efficiently. They were both so supportive. Prior to our wedding on our last meeting we were able to bring all of our decorations so that the staff could decorate prior to arrival on our wedding day! Everybody was so kind and made sure the day ran perfectly! All of our guest still rave about the food and the venue.

The venue was absolutely everything we wanted! The whole team worked so closely with us to ensure we had plenty of options for food allergies (myself being celiac) and accommodating our guests. The month leading up was incredibly stressful with COVID and Kelley and Hattie were so quick to respond to all my questions and concerns about ways to keep everyone safe and so the day of I was stress-free. It also helped to have the amazing support of Julie, she was on top of everything and ensured that my husband and I had the best night ever! Everyone complimented the food and the venue, it was the best!