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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
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
Boatwerks's reply:What a fabulous group of family and friends you have and being so blessed with an opening in the clouds for your ceremony.
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
Jennifer · Married on 07/29/2016
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!
DEBRA · Married on 07/17/2016
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.Sent on 07/23/2016
Boatwerks's reply:What a gorgeous family you have, it was our honor to serve and assist you in the planning, please come back again soon!
Cynthia · Married on 07/17/2016
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.Sent on 07/26/2016
Boatwerks's reply:That is what we are here for, to make your event as perfect as can be!
Ashley · Married on 07/16/2016
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.Sent on 07/27/2016
Boatwerks's reply: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.
Tillie · Married on 07/10/2016
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"!!Sent on 07/17/2016
You will not regret a wedding at Boatwerks!! :)
Boatwerks's reply: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.
User6767025 · 2+ years ago
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.Sent on 05/28/2016
Keeley · Married on 05/21/2016
We used Boatwerks for our wedding reception and catering. A lot of our guests were from out of town and, to this day, cannot stop raving about how beautiful the venue was and how wonderful and kind the staff was at Boatwerks! My husband and I got to sneak a peek before everyone got there and everything was set up nicely and they brought us drinks and food before the crowd got crazy. They also provided complimentary valet for all our guests and front row parking for the bridal party. The guests absolutely loved the cornhole, ladder golf, and fire pit that they provided. They also loved the food, boasting it was some of the best wedding food they have ever had! Overall, Boatwerks helped make our wedding so special and unforgettable, thank you!!Sent on 08/01/2016
User5508818 · 2+ years ago
We had our rehearsal dinner here. The food and staff was amazing!Sent on 10/09/2015
Heather · Married on 04/12/2014
We used Boatwerks for our wedding on April 12th, 2014, at Macatawa Legends Country Club. The food is INCREDIBLE (we had pot roast and rosemary pork as the main options for our buffet) and they are so nice and professional. There was some confusion here and there, but that was due to my venue, more than it was from Boatwerks. It all worked out just fine. If you're still unsure, I advise you to at least do a tasting with them. It is SO GOOD. The restaurant itself is beautiful as well.Sent on 04/22/2014
Justin · Married on 07/20/2018
We had an absolutely phenomenal experience working with Jean and the Boatwerks team in planning our wedding! Our food was delicious, the venue spectacular, and the level of professionalism was on point in regards to communication and working out the finer details of our reception. We would highly recommend!Sent on 08/02/2018
Tristan Kniceley · Married on 08/30/2019
We could not have had a more perfect venue for our wedding and reception! Jean was great to work with and the staff was friendly and helpful! The view was beautiful as was the ballroom! We would not have changed a thing! Highly recommend!Sent on 11/02/2019
Boatwerks's reply:With so much love how could your wedding day not be as beautiful, Best wishes for a fun-filled future together!
Ellie Hutchison · Married on 08/03/2019
Gorgeous spot for a summer wedding
The venue was gorgeous and perfect for a summer wedding. It's a very versatile space, and there are multiple indoor and outdoor areas for guests to hang out. Wouldn't have changed a thing!Sent on 08/25/2019
Boatwerks's reply:We could not have wished for a more perfect day for a summer themed wedding, it was a pleasure to see everything come together after all of your hard work! Best Wishes to you both for the future!
Robert · Married on 06/08/2018
My wife and I had our wedding rehearsal dinner here on a Thursday night and it was perfect. We had very clear communication from the events coordinator leading up to the day itself. The food was very good, but what stood out the most was the friendliness of the staff. Even the little things like re-folding our napkins as we got up to go to the buffet went a long way (they did this for each guest, not just us). They all made the night stress-free and I would absolutely have another event here in the future.Sent on 06/12/2018
Debra · Married on 06/22/2017
We had Boatwerks for a Wedding Rehearsal dinner at our house! It was perfect and the crew at Boatwerks made sure that everything went smoothly. The food was very good and we rented all their stuf for the dinner like tables, dinnerware, drinkware and linens ( their rental prices were very comparable to area rental places)!Sent on 07/07/2017
Thank-you Jean and her crew! *****
Arthur · Married on 06/10/2017
Just had our wedding on the back patio at Boatwerks, and it couldn't have gone smoother.Sent on 06/18/2017
Jean Ellis, our coordinator was incredibly helpful, and easy to work with. Tom who was our go-to-guy during the event was incredibly accommodating, and had great suggestions when it came to the set-up, and moving the evening along. The Servers and Bartenders were super friendly, quick to react when something was needed, and very eager to please... at the same time they were all unobtrusive, and incredibly professional.
The food looked, and tasted amazing, the chefs did a great job, and worked really well with our guests who had special requirements.
I would HIGHLY recommend Boatwerks to anyone looking for a perfect, waterfront wedding experience. There's nothing else in the area that can even come close.
Taylor · Married on 06/03/2017
Had an excellent experience! We had a small dinner (27 people) here after our wedding ceremony in the Macatawa Room. The view was beautiful and the staff was wondering. Planning beforehand with Jean was so easy -- she was very accommodating and helpful. Would definitely recommend! If you have a rehearsal dinner, this would be a great spot. It's also one of the few places in Holland with easy parking :)Sent on 06/16/2017
Kathy · Married on 04/27/2018
We used the Macatawa Room for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner for 23. The room is beautiful with a lovely view of Lake Macatawa. There was oodles of room for mingling and for the jazz combo from Hope College we hired. The combo was able to arrive an hour early to set up and practice. Appetizers, salads, the dinner buffet and the brownie bar were all absolutely excellent! Food sensitivities were easily accommodated. The service was superb, not hovering, but quick and responsive. It was obvious the staff really cared about making this a special night for us! Arrangements were easy to make and everything we had planned for went off without a hitch. I would recommend The Boatwerks very highly.Sent on 05/01/2018
Joy · Married on 11/11/2017
We used this for a rehearsal dinner. Room was beautiful, service was top notch and food was excellent! Loved the set up and signage they put around.Sent on 11/14/2017
Heather · Married on 07/07/2017
BEAUTIFUL space! Tons of great reviews from guests. My new Husband and I loved it! Great food, great staff, great everything! def recommend!Sent on 07/11/2017