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Julie · Married on 09/09/2016
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!Sent on 10/07/2016
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.
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.
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.
This venue can't be beat and the staff and food are AWESOME!
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!
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
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
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
Jenna · Married on 06/09/2018
We can’t say enough good things about Boatwerks- the food, service, staff and views were absolutely incredible.
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Paige · Married on 07/08/2017
Boatwerks did an excellent job fulfilling all of our wishes for our wedding!Sent on 07/11/2017
Diana · Married on 12/29/2016
I would highly recommend it, they did a great job.Sent on 10/11/2016
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
User6035694 · 2+ years ago
We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was great!
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!
Sherri · Married on 08/27/2016
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
Brooke · Married on 08/27/2016
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
Conor · Married on 08/14/2016
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