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Allison D. · Getting married on 04/02/2023
Beautiful venue & amazing owners
My husband and I got married at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast a few weeks ago and we cannot recommend them highly enough as both a wedding venue and a caterer. We were looking for a venue to host our small 20 person wedding and found the B&B online and fell in love with the beautiful pictures. We decided to visit in person and THANK GOD WE DID! The venue is even more beautiful and picturesque in person. However, the real reason to choose this venue is to work with the owners, Mieke and Wim. From the very first moment we met with them, it was clear that this would be the place where we would get married. Mieke and Wim were so kind, organized, and flexible. They helped us plan through the logistics of our day and were always more than willing to work with us to make sure the day went how we envisioned it. They are wonderful to work with and tremendous hosts!
Since we had a small wedding, we were also given the option to use Palmetto Riverside B&B as our caterer too. If you have this option, DO IT!!! This was the best meal of our lives. The service was absolutely top notch and the steak course was the best plate of food we’ve ever had. Mieke and Wim worked with us to personally plan the menu to ensure that we were getting food we liked and it met everyone’s dietary restrictions (and we had a lot).
I wish that I could give Palmetto Riverside B&B more than 5 stars because 5/5 just doesn’t feel like enough. As we left the venue the morning after our wedding, we barely made it a mile before we were talking about planning to return for our one year anniversary! We can’t wait to go back!Sent on 03/17/2021
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review we woke up to this morning. It made our day for sure. We are very happy to read you enjoyed working with us during the months prior to your big day. It was a real pleasure to meet you both & your wonderful families. Of course we would love to welcome you both again in the b&b on your one year anniversary or earlier so we can Cheers again. Thank you for including some pictures too along with the review. They are stunning!!!! Wishing you all the best. Mieke & Wim
Rose E. · Getting married on 05/02/2022
My husband and I got married at the B&B on Feb 29, 2020 and it was perfect! Wim & Mieke were amazing. Their attention to detail from the moment we arrived on Fri to the moment we left on Sunday was above and beyond. They made our wedding weekend so memorable we couldn't have been any happier. Beautiful venue, amazing views, their hospitality was of a 5 star resort. We highly recommend them for your next event.Sent on 03/09/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Rose and Matt,
Lindsey R. · Getting married on 01/01/2022
Most incredible venue & people to work with. Would recommend to anyone looking for a gorgeous setting & unmatched service & attention to detail!
We had our wedding at Palmetto B&B in January 2020 and we cannot say enough about this venue, and the owners Wim and Mieke. The venue speaks for itself as it is absolutely gorgeous and charming providing a view you and your guests will never forget. The owners, Wim and Mieke were truly the most genuine, professional, and caring people you could ever work with while planning all of the moving parts of your wedding. Throughout the entire process they were extremely responsive, helpful, and willing to assist in any way by offering their professional advice or recommendations to ensure your experience was the best. We had so many of our guests and family comment on how amazing the entire ceremony, reception and venue was. We are so thrilled we chose this spot and will recommend to anyone looking for a venue!Sent on 02/09/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Lindsey and Duncan,
Emily · Married on 03/07/2021
Absolutely perfect, no other words
Wow. Wim and Mieke are AMAZING. Their venue is AMAZING. It is such a beautiful place (the number of compliments we've gotten on it is astounding), but beyond it being the absolute perfect setting for our wedding, Wim and Mieke are... words can't describe. So helpful. So accommodating. SO NICE. I couldn't have imagined better people to work with. I am so so happy we had our wedding at their venue. It was perfect, and they helped make it that way.Sent on 03/15/2021
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Wow .....Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review about your experience. Your wedding was just stunning & so much fun. The best thing for us is that you both come back one day to enjoy a glass of wine together. Can't wait to see more of your wedding pictures too. Again, thank you so much!!!
Diandra · Married on 01/09/2021
We recently used the bed as breakfast as our wedding venue and it was nothing short of amazing! The venue is absolutely beautiful and words can’t even come close to describe how great the owners Wim and Mieke! We stayed the night on our wedding night and the breakfast they served us the next morning was outstanding. If you are contemplating using Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast for your wedding venue do yourself a favor and book it right now!Sent on 01/13/2021
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mrs Dee and Mr Shawn, Thank you very very much for your lovely review we received. We wish you all the best, continued success in your business and hope to see you again soon. Loved working for you !! Warm regards, Mieke and Wim
Carissa S. · Married on 12/05/2020
This venue was GORGEOUS. Wim and his wife went above and beyond our expectations. They helped us every step of the way to make sure our wedding day was perfect and it was. We would absolutely recommend this venue to any bride to be looking for a wedding venue. The inside of the bed & Breakfast is beautiful, along with their private dock that we used for photos & their reception space was so perfect. We received so many compliments on our venue choice from the guests, and even the vendors were complimenting the place. 100/10 in our book. We can’t wait to come back for our anniversaries to come!Sent on 12/06/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Carissa and Daniel,
Sydney · Married on 11/21/2020
You can⠹t go wrong
Absolute dream of a venue. When I say I honestly can not speak highly enough about the owners Mieke & Wim, I truly mean it. They have dramatically exceeded my expectations not only when it came to making sure our wedding ran smoothly– but as hosts in general. The hospitality and food was indescribable! Our stay was AMAZING!!Sent on 12/14/2020
Marissa D. · Married on 10/10/2020
The perfect wedding venue!
Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast was nothing shy of perfection as our wedding venue. Mieke and Wim are extremely nice, helpful, and fun! The venue itself is simply beautiful and has the best views of the Manatee River! The house has so much history and is so neat and clean at all times. Wim helped us throughout the planning process and always made availability for us to drop by the venue to ask questions or to look at different setups. The wedding ceremony under the big oak tree with the river in the background was beautiful. We had a nice breeze and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony. We had an amazing reception in the patio area in the back of the house. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. My husband and I stayed the night of our wedding and we absolutely adored waking up to such a beautiful panoramic view of the Manatee River and walking out to the dock to enjoy our coffee. The breakfast that Mieke and Wim prepared for us was delicious! We HIGHLY recommend Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast!!!Sent on 10/23/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mr and Mrs Dewey,
Tori S. · Married on 10/03/2020
Beautiful venue and amazing service
From the first time we visited Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast we were completely in love with the gorgeous venue and kind hearted venue owners, Wim and Mieke. They made the entire planning process incredibly easy and helped our wedding run very smoothly even with some last minute rainstorms that popped up. I could not have asked for a better venue or wedding day experience. We feel incredibly lucky to have found this place!Sent on 10/06/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Tori,
Grace · Married on 04/05/2020
Mieke and Wim were so easy to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process and truly helped make our perfect wedding day come to life! Beautiful venue and wonderful people! I wouldn’t have wanted to have our wedding anywhere else!Sent on 11/28/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Grace and Griffin,
Brittney · Married on 03/14/2020
Amazing, gorgeous, obsessed!
I can not express enough how much we loved our venue. The owners are the most wonderful humans we have ever come across and made our perfect wedding come true! I can not thank them enough for everything they did! Our wedding was absolutely gorgeous and everyone says how they were obsessed with our venue! Can not recommend ENOUGH!Sent on 01/03/2021
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Brittney,
Ashley · Married on 02/26/2020
Nothing short of AMAZING
For any engaged couples looking for THE PERFECT DREAM wedding venue, THIS IS IT! The Owners, Wim & Mieke, make you feel right at home from the minute you walk in the door or speak with them on the phone/email. Their attention to detail, level of service, professionalism, friendliness, and overall presence is top notch. You can truly tell that they love what they do and that running the BnB is not considered 'just a job' for them - they pour their hearts and souls into each and every guest/event and they do it with such passion and so effortlessly. While speaking with them this weekend durning my wedding, I learned that there is nothing that they cannot do - they are truly a power couple! My husband and I cannot thank them enough for making our wedding weekend so special and memorable - our guest walked away this weekend with such appreciation and love for the Owners & the BnB too. :-). All brides to be, do yourself a favor and reach out to them today - you will not be disappointed!Sent on 03/01/2021
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Ashley,
Ashley · Married on 02/15/2020
A Romantic Fairytale w/ Fairy Godparents Included
We couldn't have chosen a more magical venue for our special day! We felt like we had fallen into the pages of a romantic fairytale with Wim and Meike, our fairy godparents. They welcomed our family and friends with open arms and meaningful conversation, as if they were part of the family. Their attention to detail, organization, and thoughtful sharing of their extensive wedding expertise was much appreciated. Their professionalism and passion for what they do was apparent from the very beginning. If you have the opportunity to stay and enjoy the magnificent breakfast, exquisite views, five star accommodations, and exceptional service, then do it! The Palmetto Riverside Breakfast will be sure to make this one of the most unforgettable times of your life.Sent on 04/26/2020
Sherry · Married on 01/09/2020
Wedding event _ 01082020
Dear Wim and Mieke
We can't thank you enough for the wonderful memories you have given us.You really did a fantastic job. Every thing was so detailed and so prefect! It's an absolute dream wedding to me and to us . What an amazing day.
To whom is reading this review, there is a reason they are rated 5 stars. Believe me you will very happy with the decision you make. Fortunately we had a small party and had the ceremony and the reception with them as well . The food was amazing . Every single guest asked me where and how I found this place ... I was so happy for the my decision.
Thank you again Wim and Mieke .
Sherry and MartinSent on 01/12/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Sherry and Martin,
Mariah S. · Married on 01/05/2020
Wim and Mika exceeded our expectations!
We couldn't have been more pleased to have had the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast for our daughters wedding venue this weekend. Many venues look better in photos than in real life. Not so at this amazing location. The waterfront views were an incredible backdrop for our ceremony. And the reception area has such an elegant and inviting ambiance.From the first phone call to saying goodbye Wim and Mika were warm, professional and so accomadating! Truly the nicest wedding venue in the Sarasota area!Sent on 01/07/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mrs Slack & family,
Morgan · Married on 01/04/2020
Excellent Wedding Venue
Where do I even begin? Wim and Meike were nothing short of amazing through our wedding planning! We were thrown a curve ball with the weather on Saturday, but they jumped right in and helped work everything out! They were quick to respond to any messages, quick to jump in and help and we never had to worry about anything. They were very hospitable to us and to our guests! We couldn’t have asked for any better! There’s no where else we would have wanted to get married!Sent on 01/12/2020
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Morgan and Chase,
Lynn · Married on 11/30/2019
I'd give Palmetto Riverside 10 stars if I could
This is a perfect venue, in a perfect location, managed by the perfect couple. The venue is magical. My daughter made up her mind as soon as she walked through the door. Without one flower or other decoration, it would be a beautiful place to marry and celebrate. Inside and out Palmetto Riverside is beautiful, timeless, and tasteful. It is exquisite.
But, the house and grounds are only the beginning. Wim and Mieke are the most gracious people and hosts you will ever meet. I know they do this every weekend, but they make you feel like your wedding is the only one. They think of every minute detail to ensure that you and your guests are cared for--and "cared for" is the correct phrase--from beginning to end. They are genuinely nice people with an attention to detail and professionalism that is difficult for me to adequately describe. Throughout the planning, they were flexible. During the preparations they were always there to answer a question or smooth over a wrinkle with a vendor, and during the festivities they were never intrusive but always there to meet a need you never knew existed. My husband, daughter and I stayed the night before the wedding and that meant the pampering began early. (It's worth a trip to the BnB just for one of their breakfasts). Family joined the newlyweds overnight after the wedding and enjoyed a quiet snack and drink that evening and a beautiful breakfast the next morning. Throughout all of this, you felt like you were in your own beautiful home with gracious friends seeing to your every need. We had wonderful vendors all around--but the wedding wouldn't have been described as "perfect" or "the best we've ever attended" if it had been held any place else.
The only problem with Palmetto Riverside BnB is that you have to force yourself to leave! The good news is that we know we can come back during the week for dinner and a night away and we've already promised the newlyweds a trip back on their first anniversary. Thank you Thank you Thank you Wim and Mieke--you made our daughter's dream come true and we will be forever grateful.Sent on 12/03/2019
User4533520 · 1+ year ago
It has been one year today since our wedding day and still we have friends and family that speak with such fondness of the memories created there that night and the beauty of the venue along with the thoughtfulness and care that the professional staff there put in to make our wedding go off without a hitch. I cannot speak highly enough about how professional, accommodating, and thoroughly pleasant it was to work with Wim and his family. The food was spectacular and service impeccable. Having a non traditional wedding (without a bride) we struggled in finding a venue with such a welcoming and open door policy however Wim and his family treated us with such care and respect as they do with all of their clientele that we could not imagine having spent that special day anywhere else.Sent on 11/08/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:We were very impressed receiving your lovely review after one year of marriage. Hope all is well with both of you and look forward to seeing you again at the BnB soon. Mieke and Wim Lippens
Racquel · Married on 11/16/2019
Beuatiful venue with great customer service
Words could not explain how amazing our experience was. So very communicative about everything. Helped me feel at ease on our wedding day. I could not give enough thanks for everything. Could not have done it without Mieke and Wim on our side. beautiful venue and great customer service. Could not have gone smoother.Sent on 11/25/2019
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for leaving us these kind words. All was done with a lot of pleasure from our side. We really hope we can welcome you again at the b&b for your Anniversary or even earlier for a glass of wine on our front porch. Always welcome please remember.
Dylan G. · Married on 11/09/2019
The Perfect Wedding Venue!
My husband and I had the pleasure of getting married at the beautiful Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast last month! We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Bed and Breakfast and its owners, Mieke and Wim. First off, the B+B and its grounds are gorgeous! The oak tree where the ceremonies take place is breathtaking and the river in the background is the icing on top of the cake! Mieke and Wim take such great care of the property. The reception area is so romantic at night. I loved being able to dance the night away outside under the stars! Mieke and Wim always responded to my emails or phone calls very quickly. We did have a wedding coordinator, but Mieke and Wim are so attentive and on top of things that you definitely don’t need a wedding planner at this venue! So many of our wedding guests complimented us on our venue. It truly is a hidden gem!! My husband and I highly recommend you check out this wedding venue!Sent on 12/23/2019
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy to read you were satisfied with everything leading up to your wedding. Everything was done with a lot of pleasure from our side. We would be more happier if one day you would come back to celebrate your anniversary at the b&b. Wishing you lots of love, happiness but first of all a Merry Christmas.
Pauline · Married on 10/26/2019
Palmetto riverside bnb best wedding ever!
I knew from the start when I was doing my venue researching this would be the place that we would get married. The charm of an historic BnB, the beauty and serenity on the Manatee River, the hospitality of Wim and Mieke times a million made for a perfect wedding weekend. I will forever have this place in my heart. Wim and Mieke made the weekend so smooth for us making sure every detail was attended to. I'm so grateful that they were part of our wedding. The breakfast in the morning prepared by Wim and Mieke was so good. I would highly suggest having any wedding here and for that matter just staying at the BnB.Sent on 10/30/2019
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Pauline and Matt,
Jordan · Married on 10/19/2019
Beautiful Venue with Spectacular Hospitality!
My husband and I got married at the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast on October 19, 2019. Believe me when I say Wim and Mieke are the most kind, genuine and accommodating people we've ever met. Their attention to every little detail is impeccable and they go out of their way to make your wedding day perfect. Even though they host many weddings every year, they make you feel like you are the only one during each and every interaction.
The venue is breathtakingly beautiful, allowing its charm alone to speak for itself. I fell in love with the beautiful oak tree overlooking the Manatee River and the quaint environment of the B&B.
I highly recommend staying at the B&B the night before and/or the night of the wedding. We chose to stay the night of our wedding. The next morning we had their European style breakfast and it was outstanding!
Unfortunately, we had a tropical storm headed our way for our wedding and were expecting rain. My bridesmaids and I arrived to the venue at 8AM for hair and make-up. Wim was outside setting up all the chairs in the wind and the rain and using a leaf blower to remove all of the leaves from the sidewalk. Seeing those gestures made me appreciate them even more. They really go above and beyond. Luckily we had no rain for the ceremony and had the most perfect wedding. My husband and I look forward to many more dinners at their outstanding restaurant, Chateau 13 and staying at the B&B!
Thank you again Wim and Mieke, you both are truly amazing!!Sent on 12/26/2019
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:In return we would like to thank you for the wonderful words you left us & the time to sit down to write this review including some pictures as well. As you know every single wedding is different but we try hard to make it memorable for the couple over & over again.
Rachel · Married on 09/21/2019
Arguelles Wedding 9/21/19
Our wedding at the BnB was an absolute DREAM! The owners, Mieke & Wim are the most welcoming, warm, patient, and thoughtful hosts. They are with you ever step of the way and were extremely responsive to my millions of questions. They take pride in what they do and it shows. The grounds are pristine and the view and breeze off the river is the perfect back drop. I could go on and on about the countless appreciations and admirations I have for both the location and it's hosts. Do not hesitate taking a tour of this gorgeous venue. It was the best decision we ever made!Sent on 09/30/2019
Oh and don't get me started about the breakfast... YUMM!!
Thank you Mieke and Wim for the perfect day! :)
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Rachel and Gmo!
Clinton · Married on 04/22/2019
Wim and Mieke have set up an incredible venue and also go the extra mile to make sure that everything is perfect. We signed up for the package allowing us to stay Friday evening and wake up ready to go on Saturday. They prepared breakfast for us both days and also stayed in constant contact with us and our coordinator to make sure everything was good to go.Sent on 05/06/2019
The venue itself is beautiful - the breeze coming off the river negates the Florida heat and the views are amazing
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mr and Mrs Sorrel,
Shauna · Married on 03/23/2019
Wim and Mieke's B&B was perfect!
My husband and I were married in late March at Palmetto Riverside. After over six months of deliberating over wedding venues, we were thrilled to book with Wim & Mieke over a year ago. Throughout the entire planning process they answered any and every question and accommodated each request. The day prior they helped us unload boxes of decor of which I was incredibly thankful, and they were so patient when traffic held up 75% of our wedding party for the rehearsal dinner. On our wedding day they were present all day long and helped put together our ceremony and reception area with our coordinators. They made our day so special AND delivered a gorgeous breakfast the next morning! We have no regrets, our guests could not stop complimenting the venue, even local guests were blown away by this little oasis in Palmetto. We hope to return one day to celebrate our future anniversaries and, if we're lucky, other family and friend's weddings. If you're looking for a venue with top-notch facilities, fantastic communication and owners who will treat you and your loved ones like extended family, you've found it here.Sent on 04/13/2019
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host your big day here at our b&b. We really really hope you will make it down here again so we can toast on many more years. Congratulations & all the best.