Riverside Receptions and Conference Center is a unique waterfront wedding venue in Geneva, Illinois. With a fantastic view of the Fox River, spacious rooms, amazing food and great service, this venue is sure to create a unique atmosphere for a memorable event. The friendly and experienced staff work to provide personal services that are specific to your event needs. This peaceful, historic location has beautiful natural stone and brick, and is a great space great for weddings, meetings and social events.
Facilities and Capacity
Riverside Receptions and Conference Center has several spaces available for a variety of events. The maximum capacity for this venue is 270 people.
This venue offers a variety of high-quality food, bar and other event services. Their full list of services includes:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Meg · Married on 07/01/2017
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Riverside Receptions, and we are so happy with our choice in venue. We had our ceremony outside on the courtyard, and our reception immediately followed on Riverside's first floor. Looking for a wedding venue in the Chicagoland area that was the appropriate size for our 100-person guest list (and not crazy expensive!), was no small feat. Riverside Receptions felt like a hidden gem.
The space itself is beautiful. We loved that we were able to have our ceremony outside...we lucked out with nice weather, and the flowers and landscaping were so bright and summery. We liked that the courtyard was somewhat contained, so it felt like an intimate ceremony despite being on public grounds. Although we did not end up needing it, we were also reassured that there was a decent indoor ceremony option that we could have used in case of bad weather. We also loved that the reception room overlooked the river, and the space itself had a lot of character and charm. We loved the floor-to-ceiling windows, and many of our guests enjoyed spending time on the deck. The space has an outdoor feel, without having to risk planning an entire outdoor reception. There was a wedding going on above us, but noise was not an issue. We found the food portions to be generous, and we really enjoyed our meals.
The staff is also excellent. We primarily worked with Frances and Amy, who were extremely professional, organized, and helpful. They really serve as in-house wedding planners, which means you have no need to hire your own. Amy was a huge help in finalizing our menu, planning and setting up decorations, and she even was there to assist with both our rehearsal and ceremony. She was extremely helpful and reassuring during those final weeks of planning, and we were so happy to work with her.
Overall, we are thrilled that we had our wedding at Riverside Receptions - it was an incredible experience from start to finish. Highly recommend!
Amanda Vojak · Married on 08/25/2018
If you are looking for somewhere intimate, unique & reasonably priced, Riverside Receptions was my favorite venue in all of the Chicagoland area!
When I was searching for wedding venues, I knew I wanted something intimate and unique that we could have the ceremony & reception. When I first saw Riverside, I instantly fell in love!! Additionally, I had found a venue that provides food, beverage, tables, linens, & chairs, which lowered our costs tremendously! Although this was an all inclusive wedding venue, Amy was extremely flexible and allowed us to schedule the day & set up the venue as we wanted. Neil, our venue coordinator was AMAZING on the day of. He basically was a day of coordinator -- he helped set up centerpieces, search for a sewing kit, and communicated with other vendors when necessary. All of the staff were friendly and helpful during the event; the bartenders were even coming up and asking if there was anything we needed! I couldn't recommend Riverside enough!!!Sent on 12/02/2018
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User955440 · Recently married
I cannot think of enough kind words to say about this venue. We stumbled upon their website by chance. My moh, mom and I took one tour and that made up our minds. In fact, Riverside had all of the features that I wanted in a venue including atmosphere, menu selection and a wonderful staff. Our guests are still giving us complements on Riverside. I primarily worked with Frances and she is such a wonderful woman. The element of my wedding celebration that I am most proud of is Riverside Receptions. They really set the standard for weddings.
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We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.
One of the prettiest places for a wedding/reception. Great people to work with.
A fabulous place for photography as well as outstanding guest and wedding services. This is one of my favorite local wedding venues.