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Pricing information

Price range: $10,000 - $15,000 Price range: $3,000 - $8,000
Couples usually spend $13,000 Couples usually spend $6,000
Reception
$10,000 starting price
Reception
$6,000 starting price
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2022

Located in Southwest Michigan, The Boardwalk is a waterfront venue along the St. Joseph River. The property sits at the end of a quiet drive surrounded by natural beauty, with the vibrant downtowns of St. Joe, Benton Harbor just a quick drive away. Leave the city behind and design your wedding on 5 acres by the river.

Facilities and Capacity

The variety of available spaces throughout The Boardwalk allows for creative exploration of ambiance and flow. These cultivated spaces emphasize the sweeping outdoor views of the natural beauty in this secluded hideaway.

To assist in decisions, the venue provides recommendations based on the time of day and year to best capture the moment. Host a tranquil waterfront ceremony in the meadow, an afternoon of outdoor lawn games during cocktail hour, or a comfortable evening dining in the air-conditioned banquet hall. The venue can be booked for a weekend-long wedding, with plenty of time before the day itself to relax and rehearse by the river.

About Us

The Boardwalk is run by a husband-and-wife team dedicated to making special moments for you and your guests. Doors opened for bookings and tours in July 2022 after years of construction. Reach out today for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, reunion, or celebratory event needs.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$6,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Garden
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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Reviews of The Boardwalk

5.0 out of 5 rating
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2 Reviews
100% recommend it
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5.0/5 2 reviews
Google
4.9/5 12 reviews
Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Has it all!

This venue is built with heart by a lovely couple so you can see and feel the love in many ways. The venue is picturesque and peaceful since it is secluded by the beautiful, lush nature surrounding it. It was everything we were looking for our moment and brought all the feels to our moment. They set the tone with little details like putting our music on and making it special for us. This special place was the highlight of our day. They were so thoughtful and the place has so much to offer with a classic river boardwalk, a beach, lounging areas indoor and outdoor including places for getting ready, playing a game of pool, indulging in treats by the fire, and enjoying company as well as a fancy car! Great place & great people. Everything you could look and ask for and photos to cherish forever
Nic
Nic S. Sent on 04/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best!

Had my wedding here 04/20/23 and it was everything. The view is breathtaking and will have guests talking about it long after the event. Matt and Kathryn are the nicest people who will go beyond just to make sure you have the best event! If you’re looking for a venue that will make you feel like royalty then this is the one!
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Team

Matt Riemersma
Matt Riemersma
Owner

Matt has a diverse background in several different industries ranging from farming to computer engineering. He has worked as an IT Project Manager in Silicon Valley, a farm hand in Ohio, a cement construction contractor, landscaping architect, hospitality manager, logistics coordinator, DJ, MC, pyrotechnics engineer, and everything in between. He plans, budgets, builds, and executes on every last detail.

For the past 10 years Matt and Kathryn have been traveling back and forth from the California West Coast to the Michigan West Coast and around the world. Now that they've returned to living in Michigan, these experiences have influenced and shaped the design of this riverfront venue.

Kathryn Riemersma
Kathryn Riemersma
Owner

Kathryn has worked jobs and industries that suit her specific eye for details. Publishing, insurance, logistics, hospitality, event planning, and more. Kathryn works hard to cultivate the landscaping and furnishings of this beautiful riverfront venue. She has a passion for unique finds, luxurious guest accommodations, and attention to detail.

In traveling around the world, Matt and Kathryn have internalized the beauty of creating unforgettable moments. A single day in a stunning new setting can change the way you see the world forever. The Boardwalk is the culmination of many years of hard work to be shared with everyone.

The Girls
The Girls
In Training

Matt and Kathryn's two daughters play hard while mommy and daddy are working. When there are sand piles to dig, frogs and turtles to catch, or scooters to ride on the courtyard, the girls chip in to get the job done.

There's no better way to spend a summer day than running barefoot through the flower meadow with the doggies and taking a nap in the sunshine. These girls help keep up the morale on the jobsite during construction and renovation and we couldn't imagine working at The Boardwalk without them.

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The Boardwalk frequently asked questions

The Boardwalk includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by The Boardwalk for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Waterfront
The Boardwalk offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Boardwalk offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Boardwalk offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Boardwalk offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
The Boardwalk is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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