Riverside Receptions Etc., LLC, is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Centreville, Michigan, in the middle of 130 private acres along the Prairie River. The venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony and reception; regardless of the location you choose, you will not be disappointed. The venue and the grounds surrounding it are well-maintained and breathtaking. For outdoor ceremonies, there is a 50-foot cascading waterfall with gardens and pristine lawns that can serve as the perfect backdrop to your wedding photos.
Facility and Capacity
Riverside Receptions Etc., LLC, provides a beautiful location that can accommodate weddings of up to 350 guests. There is a free-standing banquet hall that can be open-air or enclosed, with transparent sides. This option allows you to still host an outdoor ceremony and reception in the event of inclement weather. There are also another stunning waterfall and rock wall gardens as the backdrop at this location. The banquet hall is also heated for spring and fall weddings.
Couples have the option to bring in their own catering and beverages for their wedding event. Riverside provides a list of vendors that are available. However, the venue does offer tables, chairs, linens, drapery, furniture, aisle markers, altars and arches, and audio equipment. The qualified staff can help you with any wedding preparations or questions you may have as you plan your special day, and on the day of, can set up and clean up the space. You and your partner can even get ready at Riverside in the suites beforehand. Ample parking is available on-site for all your guests.
There is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom log home on the property you can rent for your event. There are also bed and breakfasts available and a motel close by. Riverside is within six miles of U.S. 131.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Meredith Stepien · Married on 08/10/2019
Most beautiful fairytale forest land!
This venue is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We wanted our wedding to have an aesthetic of Bilbo's 111th Birthday mixed with Jane Austen mixed with Mamma Mia. And this place was PERFECT. Getting married there in the summer was so magical- the light was glimmering through the trees and reflecting off the river for our ceremony and people's minds were blown. It's amazing because you have the whole place to yourself and can choose to get married by the river, up in the pavilion, or over by a waterfall... but your guests can then walk around and enjoy all of them! Seriously our guests said that when they first walked around the corner and the grounds were revealed to them, they took their breath away. The nature surrounding the area is beautifully curated, but still natural. It doesn't look like a golf course or a perfectly manicured lawn. The river and the trees are wildly beautiful. Not only that, but all of the other checkpoints we were looking for were met- we could bring in our own vendors, we could house 250+ guests, they provided all the tables and chairs and bar, and their indoor pavilion option was still open to the beautiful nature surrounding it, so that if it rained we weren't locked inside somewhere. This place was totally affordable and allowed us to have a big wedding in an affordable way. We didn't have any flowers or decorations other than simple centerpieces, and we didn't need them at all because you're literally surrounded by natural decor. For the ceremony itself we just used the gazebo by the river and had no extra decor down there, and once again it was totally fine because the landscape itself is more than enough.Sent on 08/22/2019
John is a super nice Pure Michigan man who will respond to your emails immediately. Who could ask for more?? Also, on the day, I noticed him driving our elderly guests around on his golf cart- which wasn't even something I asked him to do, but he just saw that they needed it and stepped in! He also offers several options for beautiful lighting, tables, and chairs. Based on what your priorities are as a couple, he can help give you exactly what you're looking for.
There's also a super cute cabin on the property that you can rent. My parents rented it for the weekend with my Aunt and Uncle, so they were walking distance from the wedding! It was awesome.
We live in Chicago and it's about 2.5 hours from the venue. This was no biggie for our guests! They all stayed in either Three Rivers or Sturgis. If you go to visit this place, be aware that you're going to drive through some pretty basic Michigan farm land, and you might be thinking "Where is this place?" When you arrive, you'll park in what seems like a simple corn field. But then- when you walk around that pavilion and down the stairs overlooking the grounds, your mind will be blown. It's literally a fairytale forest. It's unreal. It sounds like I'm over-exaggerating but I'm very serious. Everyone should get married here!!!!!!
Riverside Receptions Etc's reply:Thank you so much, All of us here work hard to keep the grounds in the best of condition and to make your day truly special. Please post on The Knot as well, John and Pat
Jennifer Derry · Getting married on 06/13/2020
Amazing experience and relief
I was extremely nervous and overwhelmed until I found this website. It helps immensely!Sent on 06/24/2019
Riverside Receptions Etc's reply:Thank you, our Venue website is http://www.riversidereceptionsetc.com/
Melissa and Matt Clark · Married on 09/07/2019
Beautiful venue and highly recommend
Venue is absolutely beautiful and everything you could want for an outdoor wedding! John is great to work with. Set up and tear down is seamless and John coordinates is with your vendors you bring in. The cabin you can rent on site is prefect for the groomsmen to get ready in prior to the wedding if needed. John is quick to respond to questions willing to let you come on site for whatever you need to help plan your wedding. Our way was absolutely perfect and the venue was gorgeous! We received so many compliments about how beautiful and amazing the grounds were. We would recommend this place over and over again for a wedding! Hands down the best!!Sent on 09/11/2019
Riverside Receptions Etc's reply:Thank you for the review, It was a spectacular day, we enjoyed you, your family and friends. Have a blessed new life together as husband and wife. Thanks, John and Pat
Beautiful, magical, and elegant space for a wedding! My husband and I love officiating weddings here. The landscaping is amazing!
Riverside Receptions in Centerville was, by far, the most beautiful outdoor venue I have ever had the privilege of photographing. Their gardens, with waterfalls next to a gently flowing river created a heavenly atmosphere perfect for the wedding I was hired for. I really hope that I can work the venue again this coming summer.
Riverside was a dream location for a wedding we photographed earlier this month. The staff were friendly and the grounds were absolutely pristine. Riverside even went as far as to track us down through our bride when they found one of our memory cards in their parking lot after the event. I will be recommending Riverside to potential brides looking for a venue in our area.