48 Reviews for Boatwerks
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We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Boatwerks, we were absolutely blown away with the service they provided. The food was excellent, and the staff was truly amazing! they were so polite and accommodating- It was a perfect day, and everything went so smoothly. We had the Gourmet Sweet table and French fry bar in addition to the buffet, and wow, the guests were so impressed! If you are considering Boatwerks, you will not be disappointed!
What a fabulous group of family and friends you have and being so blessed with an opening in the clouds for your ceremony.
It was our pleasure to serve you, we wish you both a long and happy life together.
Such a great experience working with Jean at Boatwerks. My first and only wedding, so I had many questions! Jean handled everything! Gave me great options and shared her expertise in every aspect of the planning process. She always got back to me so quickly! We had the ceremony on the patio and we could not have had a more beautiful venue. Moved to the fabulous ballroom for the reception and took part in amazing food. We got so many compliments, but they should all go to Boatwerks for creating such a perfect experience.
We had our wedding party here. Beautiful venue, great service and unforgettable sunset view. All of our guests surprised the location we chosen. The food is great as well. We definitely want to go back once we have big events in the future.
We can’t say enough good things about Boatwerks- the food, service, staff and views were absolutely incredible.
Jean from the catering area was a pleasure to work with. It was a smaller ceremony and reception held in the macatawa room. The food was great and service staff very attentive to the wedding couple and our guests. Very very nice.
It was truly our pleasure to witness such a beautiful moment, and an honor to serve you, all the very best for the future! Congratulations from all of us at Boatwerks
I live out of state and had to plan a wedding reception for my son in the Holland area. Boatwerks was suggested as a venue so I emailed them and received an immediate response. Had the pleasure of working with Jean and her team (all via the telephone and email!) and was able to host a fabulous reception--great food, great service, and a great venue. Highly recommend them!
Always a pleasure to help such wonderful people, we wish you and your combined families all the very best and look forward to seeing you here again soon!
There isn't enough stars or words to express how much our family appreciated Boatwerks & staff for facilitating a beautiful and successful wedding this past weekend, for our daughter and son in law !! From the beginning to end with Jean Ellis's steadfast help , delicious food instrumentally executed by the chef & crew, diligent and kind servers & bar staff, valet guys, and lastly Tom and Sally ensuring everything the day of went off without a glitch. We highly recommend anyone who is looking for a one of kind venue!!!
Just know it was our absolute pleasure to assist you along the way, your lovely words made all the staff beam with delight, the best is what we aim for!
The staff at Boatwerks were amazing. They were very helpful in our planning. At the last minute we needed additional tables and they were able to get what we needed. The serving staff were wonderful. Our post wedding breakfast was off site and they made the space look great and the set everything up so that the guests could move around easily.
Thank you Linda for your kind words, what a beautiful venue and amazing turnout to celebrate with an 'After the Wedding Day' Brunch for Allison and Diana, we all wish them well for the future
Jean was awesome with keeping in touch with me and answering any questions I had. All the staff were very responsive and helpful the night of my sons rehearsal dinner. I highly recommend Boatwerks! The location was a bonus too!
Always a pleasure to help wonderful people, please visit Boatwerks again soon!
Boatwerks was an awesome place for our daughter's wedding reception. The staff was very attentive and made sure that every detail was perfect. We had several comments from guests on how accommodating the staff were.
How truly lovely the room looked with all the stunning floral arrangements from Barb Hamlin, wow! Those little touches of favors and the pretty gold lanterns, I was tempted to swipe a cookie they looked divine! I am sorry that the weather gods did not shine favorably towards the dancing time, however our amazing staff motored to get the indoor dance floor in place for the party to continue… what fun! We wish you and your family all the very best in life!
Absolutely phenomenal venue. Views are breathtaking. Food and service were superb. Life long memories were made!
We were so pleased to hear that the night was "magical" for Caroline and Joe's wedding reception.
Your high expectations were a pleasure to meet, this is always our aim to make it the event that your guests will talk about for years to come.
Boatwerks did an excellent job fulfilling all of our wishes for our wedding!
Thank you for sharing your stunning video with us, with the beautiful sunset on the lake, Twinkling market lighting and dancing on the courtyard, your friends and family all looked to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.
What wonderful weather you received we couldn’t have asked for better for you. It was a pleasure to see you all off for the night of fun and frivolity.
We wish you all the best!
I would highly recommend it, they did a great job.
Thank you Diana, it was a pleasure to serve you!
My husband and I could not be happier that we chose to host our wedding at Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant. The staff members were extremely attentive, responsive, and polite. The food was incredible and complimented by the guests over and over! The waterfront view absolutely STUNNING- we were even lucky enough to have a beautiful sunset on our wedding night. The Wedding and Family Event Specialist, Jean Ellis, was wonderful to work with. She was responsive, organized, and creative. Jean handled our (millions of) phone calls and emails to make sure we got every detail just right. My husband and I would HIGHLY recommend Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant for anyone looking to host an event or to enjoy a delicious meal with a breathtaking view.
All the time and effort certainly paid off as we could see the joy and excitement in your families faces to finally be able wish you well into married life, the room setup and perfectly wonderful fall day undoubtedly confirmed a magnificent start!
Thank you for sharing your heart felt words, we all truly appreciate them.
Be Happy. be Grateful and love each other well!
We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was great!
The patio was a beautiful setting for the ceremony! They worked very well with our requests and the food was fabulous!
We used Boatwerks for our rehearsal dinner and they did an amazing job! They were so kind and fun for our group. The food was amazing and the service was great! Our family has done many events here and would suggest it to anyone! LOVED THEM!
We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves on the night of your rehearsal dinner here at Boatwerks. Ashley, Hannah, Phil and Richelle were your fabulous team on the night, they (and all of our Banquet team!) take great pleasure in making your guests as comfortable as can be. All the best!
Food is phenomenal! so much better than catering in. Also, be sure to pay the extra for the chair covers - makes a big difference in my opinion.
It's always wonderful to read reviews like yours. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us.
We are so glad you choose to add the White chair covers as it really did compliment the crisp white hues, crystals, greenery and the elegant floral arrangements from Picket Fence. You had a fabulous group of friends and family that were enjoying themselves, and I was told that Tom thought your guests were probably the best dressed of all the weddings we’ve had this year!
All the best to you and your family!
We were very pleased with Boatwerks. Friendly, helpful staff who are very responsive to emails. Make sure to book your day at least a year in advance, as this is a very popular venue especially in the summers.
Thank you Conor & Yuka for choosing Boatwerks for your wedding, it was truly an honor to assist you and your family along the way to this wonderful day.
The room looked absolutely stunning! We just loved the soft pinks and beautiful floral arrangements from Pat’s European Fresh Flower Market right here in Holland. Your ceremony was an absolute joy to see, one of the most heart felt occasions we have ever witnessed, Congratulations!
Talk with Jean! She was helpful with her ideas and knew just the questions to ask as this was our first time. The Macatawa Room setting was beautiful and servers friendly. A delightful experience from start to finish.
What a pleasure to be able to assist you in planning for the rehearsal dinner here at Boatwerks plus a fun Dutch style dinner at a residence nearby for the out-of-towners. Thank you for your feedback we truly appreciate it!
We hosted a bridal shower in the private Macatawa Room with lake views. It is a beautiful setting and we were very pleased with the service , food and set up. Jean E. , the event coordinator, is a gem to work with and very reassuring that all concerns are addressed, prompt with answering calls and emails, detail orientated.We appreciated the hard work and planning that made our event very special.
What a gorgeous family you have, it was our honor to serve and assist you in the planning, please come back again soon!
Outstanding location. All staff willing to help in any way to make your event special. Took time to listen to our needs and to meet our requests.
That is what we are here for, to make your event as perfect as can be!
Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback
Boatwerks is wonderful to work with and so accommodating to your needs. Our wedding day (7/16/16) went flawlessly from set up to the end of the night. Their staff is very professional, attentive to guests, and constant clean up but so quick you don't even know they are there. Their patio over looking the lake is amazing and we enjoyed the extra aspect of yard games in addition to the dance floor.
We are thrilled that you, your family and guests all had a fantastic time, its so terrific to hear that you shared our delight of our magnificent Lake Macatawa waterfront courtyard.
We did love your idea of the succulents in the little glass votives as favors, they looked amazing and I’m sure your guests just loved them.
We aim to make yours and all events the finest experience possible.
I highly recommend Boatwerks! My now husband and I were looking for a place to accommodate 100+ people. We found Boatwerks and everything easily fell into place from there. We planned our Michigan wedding from Seattle, and Jean was with us the whole way. Jean was knowledgeable regarding flow of events and recommendations for things that we could do for our special day. Jean and Tom where both present at the rehearsal and during the wedding. Tom drove a golf cart from the Bridal Suite up to Boatwerks for my wedding party and I so that we would not ruin our dresses!!! Jean popped into the Suite and I was getting ready to say hi. Our guests could not get out the view and called it the "wedding of all weddings"!!
You will not regret a wedding at Boatwerks!! :)
We thoroughly enjoyed taking care of you all, it was a pleasure to work with you and your mother in the planning and we are truly glad everything went off without a hitch.
We love that you’ve sealed the deal! Congratulations from all of us at Boatwerks!
Our evening was magical! The room looked fabulous, the food was perfect (lots of compliments) and the atmosphere, games, fire, chairs and of course the weather all made for an unforgettable memory. The Boatwerks service was wonderful. We loved the valet parking and the outdoor hors d' oeuvre set up. We really can't say enough.