Recommended by 95%
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Archna Vekaria · Married on 10/06/2018
Beautiful venue with delicious food!
Boatwerks was such an amazing venue and fit in perfectly with the vision we had for our wedding. Everyone there really helped make our day the best possible day, especially as we had inclement weather, they waited until the last possible minute to set up so we could make a decision on the ceremony being outside. We ended up being outside and it was absolutely perfect, just a few sprinkles! Jean added on the Macatawa room since it wasn't booked to make sure our guests had space for the cocktail hour and it ended up being such a great area for everyone to mingle. The food was absolutely amazing, and we received so many compliments on it! This was really important to me as a bit of a foodie, and I didn't want to have bland wedding food, they surpassed my expectations! During dancing, the weather outside was perfect, so the patio doors were opened and the dance floor moved outside, which really made the night perfect! Jean was wonderful to work with, helped answer every question I had, and made sure the day was exactly what we envisioned.Sent on 01/05/2019
Joe · Married on 08/30/2019
The venue was great and staff was amazing! I would highly recommend Boatwerks!Sent on 09/12/2019
Dm G · Married on 08/23/2019
Had a beautiful wedding reception for our youngest daughter and her husband. A perfect night and event. Jean is a dream to work with!Sent on 08/27/2019
Ian Mills · Married on 07/12/2019
Jean and her team were easy to work with and provided top notch service prior to and the day of the reception. The venue is amazing, especially during the sunset on the outdoor patio.Sent on 07/22/2019
Boatwerks's reply:Thank you for choosing Boatwerks to host your reception, it was a pleasure to work with you both and your decorators, the ballroom truly reflected your characters and style, it was a joy to see it all come together!
James Dewitt · Married on 06/29/2019
Boatwerks was awesome
Boatwerks was great! They accommodated our every need, and were very flexible and on time. The venue is beautiful and they really try their best to make your big day the best it can be.Sent on 07/18/2019
Boatwerks's reply:Amber & James thank you again for choosing Boatwerks for your wedding and reception, it was our absolute pleasure to share in your amazing day, we wish you all the best for the future!
M Tyl · Married on 09/22/2018
Boatwerks, The perfect wedding venue!
The wedding coordinator, Jean Ellis, was very accommodating and her ease of making arrangements was apparent in her experience. She was very flexible and willing to accommodate all of our requests. The venue was absolutely beautiful with an outdoor wedding Ceremony and transitioning to the indoor banquet room with sliding glass doors that opened up onto the outdoor patio was awesome. The food was excellent and the portions were very generous. Everything was done in a timely manner. There was not one mishap! We were extremely happy we chose Boatwerks.Sent on 11/01/2018
Boatwerks's reply:Oh my goodness we are so thrilled that Courteney & Jason's day was as perfect as can be! It was our pleasure to assist you and your family to make this happen, thank you again for choosing us, and passing on the good word, it is very much appreciated!
Brenda · Married on 09/07/2018
Exceeded our expectations every step of the way! Many guests commented it was the "best wedding" they had ever been to.Sent on 09/10/2018
This venue can't be beat and the staff and food are AWESOME!
Boatwerks's reply:Brenda, thank you for the wonderful accolades and sharing your experience on Wedding Wire.
Leigh · Married on 09/01/2018
Jean was fantastic from start to finish! The venue itself is gorgeous but we wanted different tables and chairs and she helped coordinate those rentals for us which was extremely helpful. Having her as our coordinator for the venue was such a stress reliever! Hannah the bartender was also fantastic as was the gentleman who was our onsite coordinator for the evening. All of our guests raved about the food, and having the dance floor by the wall of the windows that open onto the patio was perfect once the sun set. The games that were provided for the patio were also great to entertain those guests who aren't as into dancing the night away! Having a venue on the water alongside a park area literally made for the most breathtaking photos. Honestly, you cannot go wrong if you book this venue!Sent on 09/17/2018
Ashleigh · Married on 08/31/2018
Boatwerks was absolutely wonderful for our reception!! The food - OUTSTANDING!! Jean, the event coordinator, is very on top of it. We were planning our wedding from over 1000 miles away so she made sure we had pictures, questions answered, and anything we needed - she did it. The view really does speak for itself and pictures cannot do it justice. it was just stunning!! I highly recommend Boatwerks, Jean, and the whole team there!!Sent on 09/05/2018
Boatwerks's reply:Just know that is was truly our pleasure to see off on the journey of married life!
Shari · Married on 07/20/2018
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.Sent on 08/03/2018
Boatwerks's reply:It really is our pleasure to assist you in the planning and to see the final result is always awe inspiring, thank you so much for the glowing review it is very much appreciated by all of us! We wish you and your new family all the very best!
Lei · Married on 07/06/2018
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.Sent on 07/14/2018
Boatwerks's reply:An amazing couple deserves a wonderful wedding reception, thank you Frank & Lei for choosing Boatwerks, it was an honor to serve you!
Jenna · Married on 06/09/2018
We can’t say enough good things about Boatwerks- the food, service, staff and views were absolutely incredible.Sent on 06/24/2018
Sally · Married on 05/21/2018
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.Sent on 06/05/2018
Boatwerks's reply: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
Diane · Married on 04/28/2018
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!Sent on 05/01/2018
Boatwerks's reply: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!
louise · Married on 10/21/2017
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!!!Sent on 10/24/2017
Boatwerks's reply: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!
Linda · Married on 10/08/2017
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.Sent on 10/24/2017
Boatwerks's reply: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
K. Alexander · event on 09/30/2017
What a professional staff and wonderful location for my Grandfather's memorial service. The food was excellent and I can't say enough on how impressed I and other family members were with the entire event. Thank you!Sent on 10/02/2017
Sue · Married on 09/09/2017
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!Sent on 09/17/2017
Boatwerks's reply:Always a pleasure to help wonderful people, please visit Boatwerks again soon!
Cheryl · Married on 09/02/2017
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.Sent on 09/06/2017
Boatwerks's reply: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!
Chuck · Married on 07/14/2017
Absolutely phenomenal venue. Views are breathtaking. Food and service were superb. Life long memories were made!Sent on 07/17/2017
Boatwerks's reply:We were so pleased to hear that the night was "magical" for Caroline and Joe's wedding reception.
Paige · Married on 07/08/2017
Boatwerks did an excellent job fulfilling all of our wishes for our wedding!Sent on 07/11/2017
Boatwerks's reply: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.
Diana · Married on 12/29/2016
I would highly recommend it, they did a great job.Sent on 10/11/2016
Boatwerks's reply:Thank you Diana, it was a pleasure to serve you!
Ryanne · Married on 10/08/2016
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.Sent on 10/30/2016
Boatwerks's reply: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!
User6035694 · 2+ years ago
We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was great!Sent on 10/04/2016
Karen · Married on 09/16/2016
The patio was a beautiful setting for the ceremony! They worked very well with our requests and the food was fabulous!Sent on 09/26/2016