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kaitlin · Married on 03/13/2017
The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is unlike any venue that I have ever seen! From the moment we first met Wim and Mieke, we knew that we had to get married at the B&B. Not only is the property full of character on the inside and out, but it is the owners, kindness, willingness to help, attention to detail, and pure love for what they do that makes this venue the most magical place ever to get married. Every single one of our wedding guests commented on the beauty of the B&B. However, as mentioned if you are looking for people who actually care that the most important day of your life is everything you've ever wanted and more, then you must give Wim and Mieke a call. They are the BEST in the business!!!Sent on 03/23/2017
Lauren · Married on 02/04/2017
Words cannot express the sincere gratitude My husband and I have for Wim and Mieke, they made our dream wedding possible. This venue was the most beautiful location we could have ever picked, and they far exceeded our expectations with all of the help. If you want to have the best wedding/or even just a stay at the BnB..this should be the top choice on your list!Sent on 02/21/2017
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you very much for the wonderful review we received from you. We really hope to see you both again in the near future. Please remember no invitation needed here to stop by. Enjoy married life and we wish you both lots of happiness. Please pass our regards to your families.
Lacee · Married on 01/21/2017
If you’re considering this venue, DO IT!! They take the best care of you and basically everything else! It felt like I was working with family!Sent on 01/21/2018
Julianna · Married on 01/14/2017
This is the perfect venue! I grew up in Sarasota, FL and wanted to get married in there . I looked all over and so many places are crazy expensive. You have to use their vendors, plus you feel like a number to the owners (don't even actually get to meet them, just who ever is running it that day). Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast is like a retreat. The moment I got there I felt at home. Wim & Mieke (the Owners) are unbelievably lovely. They greet you with wine or beer and are just so polite. There is so much history with the house and the house next door. The historic house sits on the water with a view of a hundred sail boats on your left and beautiful open waters on your right. The beautiful tree, lights, and style of the house is just perfect. Not to mention you are free to use whatever vendors you want. They have a list if you are from out of state and need help (or even in state) but still you can choose. I visited the B&B maybe twenty times over the course of the year and each time Wim & Mieke were so welcoming. Even now that the wedding is over they said I and my husband are welcomed any time. The other unique thing is that they only have one wedding a weekend. So you have the flexibility to get ready/set up the day before and pick up the day after. Unlike other Venues where you have to set up that day and take it down that night. If you realize you are missing something in the set up you now have time to go and get what is needed. You have options to have the Venue to stay for one night (inluding two suites), or to rent more rooms (6 total since it is a Bed & Breakfast) for one night, or two nights, etc. They cook a BEAUTIFUL breakfast for you the next day or when you decide. I could go on...however, I will come to an end. The experience you get with choosing this Venue is wonderful. I am so thankful for it. Good luck with looking for your Venue, if you can please check out this one! You won't be sorry! Thank you so much again Wim & Mieke for everything!Sent on 01/30/2017
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Julianna and Keith, we are delighted that you have taken so much time to sit down and write this wonderful review. Waw....We are speechless. Thank you so much... big hugs and kisses. See you real soon! Mieke and Wim
Jessica · Married on 01/07/2017
This venue is absolutely amazing. The owners go above and beyond to make everything perfect. They make you feel at home while staying at the bed and breakfast. I would highly recommend Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast.Sent on 01/16/2017
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Jessica and Andrew, We are so thankful to you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We had a lot of fun working for you and enjoyed your beautiful wedding so much. See you soon and all the best to you both!! Mieke and Wim
Connie · Married on 12/10/2016
Wim and Mieke treat every couple and their families like their own family. Even though they host a wedding every weekend, you would think that yours was the only wedding on their mind! They go above and beyond to help in any way possible from setting up decor to making sure that your bridal party has everything they need. The B&B is absolutely the most romantic place in the area to host a wedding! The house, the grounds, the reception venue are all A+++. Thanks, for the best wedding imaginable! Courtney and Andrew, their families and friendsSent on 12/14/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear family Andersen, thank you very much for taking your time to write us these kind words. We had a great time while hosting your Daughter's wedding, thank you again for your gift to us as well, we are enjoying this very much! We hope to have you as our return guests in the near future! Sincerely yours, Mieke and Wim
Ashley · Married on 11/05/2016
Seriously choosing the Palmetto Riverside BnB was the best decision we could of made for our wedding! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, perfect weather and a perfect setting. The venue is so beautiful and the owners Wim and Mieke are amazing, so helpful and kind. We love them, they truly made our experience special! If you want a venue that will knock the socks of you and your guest, the Palmetto Riverside BnB is the perfect choice!Sent on 11/09/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Ashley and Justin..... what to say.... Your Wedding was amazing! We cherish the several meetings we had leading up to your Wedding, planning this was so much fun! Loved the flamingo's in our garden :-)
Courtney · Married on 10/15/2016
This was the perfect venue for what I was looking for. I wanted something that would seem small and intimate even with 90+ guests. Wim and Mieke went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Even when it started raining 30 minutes before the ceremony (with everything set up outside), they ensured everything was covered and dried every chair off for the ceremony. They were amazing hosts, as me and my bridesmaids all stayed at the BnB the night before the wedding. They make an amazing breakfast and were so accommodating to any of our requests. Their wedding planner Jenn was also terrific in helping to work out all the details and handle the final plans. The venue is a gorgeous old Florida style and everything you could possibly dream of. If you want a perfect wedding experience, they can help make that happen.Sent on 11/18/2016
We can't wait to come back to stay!
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Courtney, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. Now that we read about the weather we had that day, indeed, a bit stressful but good to read that your guests had an amazing time anyway. Thank you also for your nice comment for Jenn. Don't forget to send us some pictures please!! Best to you and your future, hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Mieke and Wim
Chelsea · Married on 10/08/2016
Wim and Mieke are the most amazing couple to work with. They are so personal with the couples they work with and truly go above and beyond to make your wedding day the most amazing day. We are so very thankful to have met them.Sent on 10/09/2016
Danielle · Married on 09/10/2016
Words can't even begin to describe how incredible this place is!!! The owners are Wim and Mieke are truly a blessing and helped make our wedding day more amazing than we could have possibly imagined!! They were very accommodating and easy to work with from the beginning. They also make you feel as though your wedding is as important to them as it is to you!! The property itself is immaculate and will take your breathe away too!!! Thank you Wim and Mieke for making our wedding day perfect and unforgettable!!Sent on 09/15/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Danielle and Adam, we so much appreciated the kind words you are giving us. You and your family are very special to us and the Bed and Breakfast. Your grandparents were among the first BnB guests we had at the start of our Innkeeper's career.... many years after, your Wedding.... we are very grateful. All the best in the future lives and always welcome back! Mieke and Wim
Amy · Married on 05/28/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was THE best choice we could have made in choosing a wedding venue for our special day. The B&B is simply stunning, well kept, and has the most charm around. From the rooms, to the ceremony area, to the reception space, there is no where that even comes close to being so beautiful.Sent on 06/12/2016
Wim and Mieke are really what made our wedding experience at the venue so enjoyable. You will NOT be able to find a couple so dedicated, fun, accommodating, and such as pleasure to work with anywhere else. Their hospitality was so genuine and unmatched. They were more than willing to help with any request that was made and always wanted to be involved. I truly could not say enough positive things about them. We knew right away that this was the best choice for us and you will as well once you see this amazing venue and its extraordinary owners!
Lisa · Married on 05/28/2016
We only have one daughter and wanted her to have the wedding of her dreams. When we made out initial visit to Palmetto Bed and Breakfast and meeting the owners, Wim and Mieke, we knew out daughter made the perfect choice. The Palmetto Bed and Breakfast is breathtaking. What we did not anticipate was how truly gracious, accommodating, and sincere Wim and Mieke would be in planning all the elements to make it such a magical day. I am unable to say enough positive statements about these two. You WILL NOT be disappointed. They thought of everything and were willing to help at the drop of a hat which will never be forgotten by this Mother of the Bride. They are truly a dedicated, professional, and caring couple and the generosity they showed everyone (from the children to the elderly grandmas) exceeded any expectations.Sent on 07/08/2016
In close, I am unable to thank these two enough for ALL they did for our daughter's wedding and for our family. They truly made it a beautiful event and for that I will always be grateful. Thank you Wim and Mieke
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for the most wonderful review you wrote to us. We are so happy you and your family felt very welcoming in our home. We really hope you will pass by one day in the near future so we can enjoy some time together. You have a very nice family. Please pass our regards to the newly weds.
Jennifer · Married on 05/14/2016
The Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast is the one and only wedding venue my husband and I toured for our May 2016 wedding. I immediately fell in love with the photos online and that was only reinforced during our initial preview of the property. It took all of ten minutes to commit and say yes to a date. You won’t find a more beautiful and pristinely kept venue. And you especially won’t find innkeepers better than Mieke and Wim. They’ve thought of everything to make your wedding experience all that you’ve ever dreamed of. The rooms, common areas and outdoor landscaping and spaces are simply breathtaking. It’s like stepping into a Southern Living magazine.Sent on 05/19/2016
Mieke and Wim were a pleasure to work with during the wedding planning process. I sent countless emails with questions and they always responded immediately. I never went more than a couple of hours without hearing back. When at the B&B for our wedding weekend, they made themselves 110% available no matter what the request or time of day. They do everything in their power to make your experience picture-perfect. Even the minor details get much thought and it’s clearly evident with the way they run their B&B and wedding venue. You truly feel like a queen and king on your special day/weekend (especially with their gorgeous breakfast feasts)!
Mieke and Wim are not only B&B innkeepers and on-site wedding support, we now also consider them friends. We look forward to many anniversaries spent at the B&B and more laughs and good times with them.
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Jennifer and Travis, how can we thank YOU for this wonderful review.... don't know where to start, really. The months of planning prior to your Wedding weekend, when we had our meetings at the BnB, were always so much fun. We are so looking forward to having dinner together in a couple of weeks with you and your friends who stayed with us that weekend. Have a blessed life together and thank YOU again for all you did too to making the weekend so memorable. It was fantastic! Hugs. Mieke and Wim
stephanie · Married on 04/09/2016
This site is the perfect place to have your wedding. Drew and I recently got married here on April 9th and it was perfect. First of all the grounds are absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking. Then the innkeepers Wim and Mikey go above and beyond to do everything and anything for you. They are involved in every step of the planning and are there with you to make sure everything goes beautiful. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue. I urge you to book your wedding here because it will be perfect. Our family stayed at the inn the weekend of the wedding and they all raved about the service they received. This is the best wedding venue in Tampa Bay/Sarasota. They only book one wedding a weekend so you do not feel like you are competing for their time or being rushed out. Thank you so much for making our wedding perfectSent on 04/19/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Stephanie, thank you very very much for such a wonderful and raving review to our Bed and Breakfast. Your wedding was absolutely breathtaking beautiful. Since the first day we met you, we have loved working for you and are looking very forward to having you as our return guest at the BnB. All the best to both of you. Warm regards, Mieke and Wim
Rachel · Married on 04/02/2016
Wim and Mieke are nothing short of outstanding! They have created such a unique twist on southern coastal vintage living and we seriously did not look at a single other venue! They went above and beyond for us the entire year from start to finish and we would not have had such a perfect day if it weren't for this perfect family, their generosity and love for what they do! Our wedding started in a literal monsoon but they were calm and encouraging the whole day which whether they meant to or not kept me just as calm! Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast was more than we could have dreamed of and we will cherish our wedding day for the rest of our lives and recommend them to anyone and everyone! Not to mention Wim has fantastic taste in Belgian beer and Mieke whips up the most delicious breakfast I've EVER had! Thank you, Thank you Thank you a thousand times over!Sent on 04/05/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Rachel and Tim, we would like to also take the time to thank you very much for your wonderful review. You, as a florist / decorator, certainly know how to set up and make the reception so picturesque !! The Wedding was beautiful! See you soon and greetings from Mieke and Wim
Kim · Married on 03/26/2016
This was the best decision we made in vendors for our wedding. Words cannot describe how wonderful the innkeepers made our wedding weekend. They attended to Every detail, and helped make my crazy dreams come true - from a bounce house to a fire performer to an Easter egg hunt the Sunday after the wedding. No matter what we threw at them, they responded with grace, wisdom and a sense of adventure. Their food is amazing. The inn is amazing. And they work so hard on the day of the wedding to make everything beautiful - from the chairs, to hanging cloth in the picturesque tree in the front yard. I cannot recommend them enough. Our wedding was amazing and fun and unforgettable, thanks to the Palmetto B&B!!!Sent on 07/15/2016
Julie · Married on 01/30/2016
How do you experience perfection? The first step is to visit the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast. If the beautiful views and warm/cozy atmosphere aren’t enough to make you fall in love, then spending a few moments with the owners, Wim and Mieke, will seal the deal! There is a reason why all of the reviews are wonderful… they are true.Sent on 02/08/2016
The Palmetto Riverside B&B is, without a doubt, a slice of heaven! Wim and Mieke are such a joy to get to know and we consider ourselves blessed to have had our wedding at their beautiful venue on January 30th, 2016. The entire day was magical and we owe this to Mieke and Wim. They do all that it takes to create a lovely experience in a serene setting that could be considered a hidden gem. All of this work, without ever expecting any acknowledgement and constantly aiming to please their guests.
They greet you with open arms upon each visit and have such a welcoming demeanor that puts you right as ease, as if you're visiting with friends. With all of the decisions and details that go into planning a wedding, Mieke and Wim were a breath of fresh air with each interaction. It is obvious that they love what they do and are experienced with hosting unforgettable events. There were no questions that went unanswered and, in fact, questions were addressed with the utmost thought and consideration.
There are no other words to describe the experience... perfect and magical.
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Julie and Bryan, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are short of words where to begin, but the best thing is that we have made wonderful and long lasting new friends!!!! Thank you , Thank you!!!
Carli · Married on 01/16/2016
Fantastic venue and location! My husband and I married here back on 1.16.16. Mieke and Wim helped with so much of the planning and setting up the day of. They are the sweetest people! We stayed the night before as well as after the wedding and woke up to a wonderful breakfast! I recommend this place to everyone! Many guests told me how beautiful this location was. Can't wait to come back and stay for a few nights.Sent on 08/12/2017
Katie · Married on 12/19/2015
The best decision we could have made throughout the wedding planning process was choosing the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast as our wedding venue! Wim and Mieke are truly amazing and so helpful from the day you tour the B&B to the day after the wedding! This venue is so beautiful with the outside ceremony area on the front lawn overlooking the river and the reception space around the side of the B&B. I would also recommend for anyone to stay at the B&B before and after the wedding (or just any day of the week!)... they prepare an AMAZING breakfast for you in their front room overlooking the water and just make you feel so much at home. Our wedding day and wedding planning just would not have been the same if we didn't have the help of Wim and Mieke! Thank you both so so so much for a truly perfect wedding!!!Sent on 12/27/2015
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you very much for sending us these nice words about your experience at our venue/bnb. We also enjoyed very much planning this wonderful day with you and your family. We would love to welcome you both again in the near future. Enjoy married life and we wish you and your families a fabulous 2016 !
User4553172 · 2+ years ago
I am not one to take time to review very often, but I must do so for Palmetto Riverside B&B. Words cannot express how magical my wedding was this past weekend, and I owe much of it to Wim and Mieke. We planned our wedding in Florida over two years, from Hong Kong and California- not an easy feat. I stumbled upon Palmetto Riverside B&B randomly and from the first time I looked at the photos, had a gut feeling that this was "the venue". My husband and I took a leap of faith and booked the venue blindly- and it was the greatest decision we made for our wedding.Sent on 12/09/2015
The venue is stunning. The service is fantastic. Wim and Mieke are amazing- it's very clear that they love their what they do and hospitality is in their blood. From answering every question in a timely manner (and I had quite a few, being across the world/country and never having seen the venue) to making our wedding weekend incredible in every way, Wim and Mieke are incredible. They truly make you feel like family and go out of their way to make your day perfect- when I was freaking out that my wedding gown was wrinkled, Wim offered to bring my dress to his friend's bridal boutique to have it steamed... That doesn't happen everywhere and I am so grateful for their help.
If you're considering it, do yourself and book your wedding here!!!!!! You won't regret it (and your pictures will be beautiful ;) )
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Good morning Aleena and Mark, Waw..!! thank you very much for you wonderful review we received. Truly, almost two years of planning... hard to believe it was that long! We thank YOU for reserving our location without seeing the BnB in person but are humbled by your comments. The pleasure was ours. All the best in the future and ALWAYS welcome back! The Lippens
Patrick · Married on 11/28/2015
best venue is absolutely perfect for our big day exactly what we both wanted and the couple that runs the bed and breakfast is amazing. I would highly recommend you check out this venue it's perfect for an outdoor wedding.Sent on 08/26/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mr Patrick and Miss Jenna, Thank you very much for this kind review. We look forward to seeing you here many times. It is going to be GREAT!! Mieke and Wim
Dana · Married on 11/23/2015
Mieke and Wim are the ultimate hosts - they really take the time to get to know you through the planning process and ensure every detail is thoughtfully executed. I cannot say enough about what lovely people they are and how warm and welcome they make everyone feel. The setting is truly picturesque and the renovation ensures warmth and protection should you encounter chilly weather or rain. So many opportunities for beautiful pictures at every spot on the property. My husband and I loved our experience at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast and hope to stay connected with Mieke and Wim always!Sent on 12/09/2015
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Dana and George, we are so happy to read that we will be able to seeing you again! That is really the best! Your Wedding and décor was really beautiful and special, great taste! We loved working for you as we know that planning a Wedding from another State is not easy. We are also happy that you liked our preferred vendor team as well. Great! Hope to seeing you soon, warm regards from Mieke and Wim
Ashley · Married on 11/14/2015
From the moment you park and see Wim waving to you through the window, you will undoubtedly know you have found the best place to hold your event. Not only are the grounds breathtaking, but the hospitality that the entire family exudes is incredible. At the end of the night we felt as though they were family. From every step of the way they were so helpful and involved to be sure that it is your dream day. No stone is unturned, and our night was absolutely perfect, thanks to all of their HARD work. They were a dream to work with and so accommodating. If you have the chance to have your wedding here, DONT THINK TWICE!!Sent on 01/07/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Ashley and Mark,
Megan · Married on 10/17/2015
Having our wedding at the Palmetto Riverside B&B was hands down our best decision when it came to our destination wedding (we live in NJ outside NYC). The grounds and the mansion are meticulously kept by the family who own and run the B&B. They have styled this venue to perfection. As an event planner I was nervous that I would not find a venue whose staff would live up to my attention to detail and would not let me feel at ease on the day of the wedding (as I am very used to organizing all the details myself and running the event). This could not have been farther from my experience working with the B&B. From the start of our planning with their selected preferred vendor list through the end of our reception. I recommend not only trusting the Palmetto for your wedding, but also to take a trip to stay on vacation! The owners will make you feel welcomed and at home :)Sent on 01/16/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Megan and Derek. It was such a pleasure and we were very honored that Mieke and myself have been able to working for you during the months of planning your Wedding. Receiving a wonderful and heart warming review from both of you, truly means a lot to us. We are so happy that "distance" did indeed not matter the way we worked together, we LOVED it as much as you! Always welcome back and we will keep in touch! Sincerely yours, Mieke and Wim
Sheree and Nathan · Married on 10/10/2015
This venue was the perfect setting for our Roaring 20's wedding!! We enjoyed getting to know the owners, Wim & Mieke, was an absolute pleasure during the planning process!! The home is so gorgeous that there truly is very little decorating needed as the true nature of the grounds are exceptional. Our entire wedding party stayed at the venue and they all enjoyed their time and said they would go back to visit just to stay for a long weekend. It's truly a hidden gem of a venue for a terrific value of which situated you into a picture perfect setting. Oh and did I mention the breakfast when you stay is simply to die for!!! Our wedding day will always be so memorable to us!! Thank you Wim & Mieke :))Sent on 01/11/2016
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Sheree and Nate, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your Wedding hosted at our BnB. You and both your families were such a joy to working for. Your Wedding was very special, with several items we had never had, truly exceptional! Congratulations again, we would love to having you and your friends staying with us again. Can't wait to getting some picutres. Yours sincerely, Mieke and Wim