Boatwerks Reviews

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    M Tyl · Married on 09/22/2018

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    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.

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    Brenda · Married on 09/07/2018

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    Exceeded our expectations every step of the way! Many guests commented it was the "best wedding" they had ever been to.
    This venue can't be beat and the staff and food are AWESOME!

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    Leigh · Married on 09/01/2018

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    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!

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    Ashleigh · Married on 08/31/2018

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    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
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    Boatwerks's reply:

    Just know that is was truly our pleasure to see off on the journey of married life! Your review is a joy to read, our staff will be elated to see it too as they are dedicated to making you and all of our guests feel like royalty, even if for just one day. We truly enjoyed having you here and it was an absolute pleasure for us to assist you in the planning. We wish you the very best in life.
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    Shari · Married on 07/20/2018

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    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!
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    Lei · Married on 07/06/2018

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    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!
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    Jenna · Married on 06/09/2018

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    We can’t say enough good things about Boatwerks- the food, service, staff and views were absolutely incredible.

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    Sally · Married on 05/21/2018

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    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
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    Diane · Married on 04/28/2018

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    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!
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    louise · Married on 10/21/2017

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    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
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    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!
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    Linda · Married on 10/08/2017

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    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
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    K. Alexander · event on: 09/30/2017

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    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!

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    Sue · Married on 09/09/2017

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    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!
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    Cheryl · Married on 09/02/2017

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    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!
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    Chuck · Married on 07/14/2017

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    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. 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.
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    Paige · Married on 07/08/2017

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    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. 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!
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    Diana · Married on 12/29/2016

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    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!
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    Ryanne · Married on 10/08/2016

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    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! Thank you for sharing your heart felt words, we all truly appreciate them. Be Happy. be Grateful and love each other well!
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    We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was great!

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    Karen · Married on 09/16/2016

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    The patio was a beautiful setting for the ceremony! They worked very well with our requests and the food was fabulous!

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    Sherri · Married on 08/27/2016

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    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!

    Sent on 08/31/2016

    Boatwerks's reply:

    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!
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    Brooke · Married on 08/27/2016

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    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.

    Sent on 09/20/2016

    Boatwerks's reply:

    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!
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    Conor · Married on 08/14/2016

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    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.

    Sent on 08/21/2016

    Boatwerks's reply:

    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!
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    Jennifer · Married on 07/29/2016

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    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.

    Sent on 08/03/2016

    Boatwerks's reply:

    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!

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