Celebrations on the River is a waterfront wedding venue located in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The spacious location is just blocks away from Interstate I-90 and overlooks the river. This gorgeous wedding spot is a stunning backdrop for the celebration of your love.
Facilities and Capacity
Celebrations on the River, has two separate venues built specifically for weddings. Both venues feature indoor and outdoor amenities, including outdoor ceremony altars, outdoor patios, full-service bars and catering for your wedding day.
River Park features high-rise ceilings, wood floors, a built-in stage, a private bar, and custom LED lighting that will transform the room into the wedding of your dreams. The room spans more than 3,000 square feet and is able to accommodate more than 225 guests. The 3 Seasons Room covers 1,600 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the river and woods. Its vaulted ceilings with wood trim create a cozy ambiance for your wedding reception with a maximum capacity of 120 guests. The Outdoor Wedding Altar is a beautiful location for your ceremony that is just off the water, surrounded by trees and gardens with a gazebo. It features overhead sun shades and state-of-the-art audio equipment, and can seat up to 250 guests. The property also has an on-site bridal suite that can be used by the wedding party to get ready in before the ceremony.
Center Court is the 2nd venue accommodating up to 450+ guests. The brand-new venue features unmatched elegance, breathtaking views of the river, gorgeous gardens, an outdoor patio overlooking a riverside wedding altar, topped off with the best bridal suite in Wisconsin. The room spans more than 4,400+ square feet with high rise ceilings, elegant flooring, large indoor and outdoor bars, custom LED lighting, state-of-the-art audio/visual system plus full-service catering. It also comes with a complimentary hotel limo service to shuttle guests to and from hotels (see event planner for details).
Additionally, Celebrations on the River has ample parking and shuttle service, and is pet-friendly and wheelchair accessible.
VIP Wedding Packages
Our VIP Wedding Packages allows you to shortcut the hassles of planning your wedding, get access to vendors we know and trust, and hear advice from wedding pro's with your best interests at heart. This is a revolutionary way to plan your wedding: an easy, stress-free, confident way to your dream wedding, saving you up to 12%!
Once you have booked your big day at Celebrations on the River, you gain access to many of the facility’s event services and items. Their event planner can offer you all-inclusive packages to create as much as ease as possible on your wedding day. They welcome outside vendors for all your entertainment, photography, floral, and other wedding-day needs. On the day of your wedding, the professional staff provides setup and cleanup services as well as lighting and sound equipment. Event items available include
Celebrations on the River offers in-house catering and multipe full-service bars. Their catering services include servers and allow you to have your choice of meal style. From buffets to stations, plated meals to hors d'oeuvres, and anything in between is available to you. Bar services include bartenders that can pour a variety of beverages including a champagne toast; beer, wine or liquor; a signature drink; and more. You will also get your choice of an open, cash, or limited bar to ensure your day is exactly how you hoped it would be. The following food and beverage items are offered for your convenience:
The building, the grounds, the decorations – it’s not often that every element of a venue is designed specifically for dream weddings, providing you with stunning photo opportunities, at such an affordable price.
Celebrations' team of wedding professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional services for engaged couples searching for the right wedding venue at the right price. You can expect all the perks of becoming a Celebrations couple, such as stress-free wedding planning, detailed management, one-on-one highly experienced wedding consultation and access to exclusive preferred vendors.
29 Reviews for Celebrations on the River
Recommended by 86% of couples
15 User photos
Hanna Vidmar · Getting married on 07/10/2020
Highly Recommend Celebrating at Celebrations
From start to finish, all I can say is WOW. My husband and I began looking for a venue in the La Crosse area back in August of 2018 and fell in love with the River Park venue, it was the perfect size, colorful changeable lights, and a separate buffet room that aided in the flow of our guests getting their food. The bridal suite was elegant and quite handy for getting ready and storing our items. Behind the three seasons room the trees are wrapped with lighting that adds an element of enchantment.
What sealed the deal on us choosing this fantastic location was Ann, Director of Events. Her enthusiasm personality, and passion for making dream weddings come through truly showed from our first meeting. She was caring and listening to our needs to make our vision a reality. She had good suggestions from her past experiences that helped make our reception go smoothly.
Celebrations on the River helps with set up and take down, which I cannot tell you how thankful I am for that, I have been in weddings were we need to do set up and take down and it is a scramble to get it done before the wedding and is highly stressful. Not with Celebrations, they had everything set long before we arrived and was stunning, my bridesmaids noted it was breath-taking walking in. We only needed to add our own décor that gave it our personal touch. We did their dream décor package and was so glad. They had several options for décor which help us save on time, money, and storage space on trying to find our own.
Ann, Rebecca, and other staff members were amazing throughout the reception, they were attentive and responsive to our guests and the wedding party. They gave us a sense of relieve and ease as they were on top of every detail. If there were issues or hiccups in our schedule, I would never have been able to tell. We had planned to do our grand march from the main entrance to the dance floor and we noticed prior to the reception, that the tables were going to be too close for my wedding dress to fit down. Ann noticed this as well and let us know that they would move the table to ensure there would be plenty of room. When we returned after the ceremony, there was more than enough room for us to walk down while still ensuring our guests comfortable seating.
Throughout the whole night, my husband and I were told by our guests what a beautiful venue Celebrations is and how this was one of the best weddings they had ever been to and I give credit for these compliments to the Celebrations venue and wonderful staff. We could not have asked for a better wedding experience and highly recommend Celebrations on the River for your wedding venue.Sent on 10/23/2019
Lauren · Married on 11/16/2019
Everything I never knew I wanted.
My husband (ahhh I am saying my husband) and I got married at Celebrations on the River about 2 weeks ago, and our wedding was everything and more I could have hoped for. The venue was absolutely stunning and our guests are still talking about it. The bridal suite was the perfect place for us girls to get ready and relax before I said my I dos!Sent on 11/28/2019
But the day was made because of the amazing staff that were there to help from day one. Ann, Kayla and Rebekka were absolutely amazing. They made every little detail perfect and did everything possible to give us the day of our dreams. Even my mom (mother of the bride) couldn't have been happier about our venue choice and the team that we surrounded ourselves with.
Having our wedding at Celebrations was honestly they best choice we made! A wonderful way and place to start our lives together!
Glenda Vidmar · Married on 10/19/2019
Wonderful Wedding Venue
I highly recommend Celebrations on the River for anyone considering it for an event. Our daughter and son-in-law held their wedding reception there this past Saturday in the River Park space (banquet hall and 3 season room). The day of the event was wonderful. It went way beyond my expectations.Sent on 10/23/2019
Our guests raved about what a great place it was for the reception. It was beautifully decorated, clean and had lots of spaces for guests to enjoy during the evening including the 3 season room and the beautifully lit areas on the terrace and around the fire pit. (It was a little dark in the 3 season room, it might be nice to add some lamps or other lighting.) The women of the bridal party enjoyed the luxury of the bridal suite. It made the day just a little more special to have that space. We had lots of room for dancing which was good as the dance floor was full most of the night.
On the day of the event, Rebekka, our event planner during the reception, was a rock star! She and the rest of the staff were friendly, attentive and very responsive. They exceeded my expectations in setting up and monitoring our s’more bar and apple nacho station to ensure it was well stocked all night. They were prompt at picking up at tables. Some guest might say too quick at cleaning up, as they wanted to go back to the banquet hall for seconds, but plates and silverware had already been picked up. Guests did enjoy the late night pizza which was very good. Speaking of food, the guests gushed about the melt in your mouth ham, the delicious garlic mashed potatoes and the tasty couscous. Yum!
I appreciated that Celebrations had décor package options. It was great that we could have them do the majority of the decorating and we could focus on some areas that we wanted to personalize with our own decor. Also, having the security of a card slot and an option to lock up gifts overnight was really nice.
Last, but not least I want to recognize Ann, Director of Events. She is the best! She is knowledgeable, fun and responsive. She helped us navigate through the process and had great suggestions. She was able to paint a picture of what the day might look like and she delivered on that plan. She answered all of my questions and there were many. She was quick to reply to emails and always got back to us when she said she would. She was also on site the day of the event to make sure things went smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Celebrations on the River Price Rates
10% OFF Food + 10% OFF Hosted Bar. *See event planner for details.
10% OFF Hosted Bar with Friday Bookings. *See event planner for details.