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David · Married on 06/25/2015
There was no doubt in our minds that Palmetto Riverside Bnb was the right choice from the moment we met Wim and Meike. They are professionals with hearts who know what makes a great wedding. Their venue is beautiful and they pay attention to all the important details. We were treated like royalty as were our guests. We felt like family!! They even arranged to have a surprise 10 foot Eiffel Tower brought in at no extra charge!Sent on 06/30/2015
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mr David and Mrs Linda, it has been a true pleasure to working for you the last few months. Your French Themed Wedding was very unique with beautiful touches. We loved having you with us and look forward to many more visits in the future years! Congratulations again!!! Mieke and Wim
Erica · Married on 05/30/2015
I had my wedding at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast on May 30, 2015. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day at a more perfect venue. The innkeepers, Wim and Mieke, are exceptional! They provided assistance in anything that we asked. They make you feel right at home. Anything you need or want they will make happen. There was a great happy hour in the evening and wonderful homemade breakfasts every morning. The venue is gorgeous! It was definitely a dream come true to find a venue like this!Sent on 06/22/2015
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Erica and Jacob, thank you very much for taking the time and write this wonderful review for us. It has been an honor to having you with us while celebrating your Wedding with friends and family. Remember that you are always welcome, we hope to see you again soon. All the best and warm regards, Mieke and Wim
Kelsie · Married on 05/23/2015
As soon as I walked around this beautiful venue with my now husband and Wim, one of the Innkeepers, I knew that day that this was going to be the venue for our wedding. This venue is unlike any other in the area. It is charming, romantic, and simply gorgeous. The B&B helped to create the tone that my husband and I were wanting on our wedding day. The flow of the venue was perfect for hosting the ceremony and reception at the same location. Not only is the property itself amazing, but the Innkeepers are a true pleasure to work with. They were extremely prompt and responsive to any questions we had throughout the planning process. They are knowledgeable, helpful, and very genuine people. Our family and friends had nothing but great things to say about the wedding ceremony and reception at the B&B. The historical looking homes, gorgeous view of the bay, and amazing tree on the front lawn really left a lasting impression. This venue will always hold a special place in my heart.Sent on 06/20/2015
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Kelsie and Rob, thank you very much for such an encouraging review! You have truly been so good to work for. Your friends and family were just as you and Mr Rob, extremely nice and friendly! We had a great time and thank you again for hosting your Wedding at our BnB. We were so pleased that our BnB will be in your hearts for the rest of your life! All the best and hope to see you again soon!! Mieke and Wim
Brittany · Married on 04/25/2015
Absolutely PERFECT venue for an outdoor wedding. It truly could not have been better. Mieke and Wim (the owners) are so fabulous - I cannot say that enough. They are the sweetest, most professional wedding venue owners around. They got back to every email I sent quickly, allowed me and my family to come and visit any time in advance of the wedding for planning purposes, helped on the day of, and they even make you a scrumptious breakfast for you and your new hubby the morning after the wedding if you stay the night! It was SO PERFECT. Thank you Wim & Mieke! Thank you Palmetto B&B!! <3Sent on 05/27/2015
Kelsey · Married on 02/28/2015
SIMPLY THE BEST ! Wim and Mieke are a couple from Belgium who own this bed and breakfast (and live just next door with their two daughters) and as soon as we walked on to the premises and met them we knew immediately this was our venue! Not only is this place beautiful, they are the nicest couple you will ever meet! They go above and beyond to take care of you as a couple and I also stayed there the night before with my bridesmaids and they did more than just accommodate us. With touches of chocolates, and roses, and wine left out for us there is just nowhere better to spend your wedding weekend! We can't wait to go stay there again for our one year wedding anniversary!Sent on 03/12/2015
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear friends, We are humbled to receiving your wonderful review. We have been lucky and blessed to being able to work for you for over a year, while helping you plan your most 'special'day. We have met many times while going over all details and this made it all come to a perfect day. Thank YOU! and always welcome as a BnB-guest. Hope to seeing you soon. With warm regards,
Rachel · Married on 01/24/2015
I can't say enough about Wim & Mieke. They are the most kind and hospitable people I have ever met. They went above and beyond on every point related to our wedding day, during planning and the on the day after our wedding as well. The B&B itself is absolutely gorgeous and comfortable and breakfast is delicious and in abundance! We couldn't have picked a better place for our wedding and honeymoon. If you want a fabulous wedding, book the B&B! :)Sent on 04/01/2015
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Brigitte · Married on 01/10/2015
This location deserves more than 5 stars! What an incredible venue! I couldn't have asked for a better place to have the wedding of my dreams. As soon as I took a tour, I knew this was THE place. Even better than the venue were the owners Wim and Mieke. They truly are the sweetest, most professional, attentive and caring people we have met. They helped us through all of the planning from day one. Mieke even rushed to help when my dress tore at the hem. All of our guests were in love with the venue and our families loved spending the night in their suites, which are in immaculate condition. Even better was the breakfast the morning after. I am so glad we chose this gorgeous location for our big day. I'd do this over and over again and wouldn't change a thing!! Thank you Wim and Mieke! Love, Mr and Mrs Amengual.Sent on 02/02/2015
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear friends, waw!!... thank you so much for your warm review. Since day one we met you, it has been our outmost pleasure to working for you. A year of planning has gone by so quickly, but the good thing is that we will see you many more times as friends now! All the best and thank you again! Mieke and Wim
Kaitlin · Married on 12/06/2014
I could not have been happier having my wedding at Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast! Wim and Mieka are the best and very helpful. We had both or ceremony and reception there. We did the Gold Package, so we had the whole bed and breakfast to ourselves for the entire weekend, which included 6 rooms for 12 guests plus THE BEST breakfast ever. They are very accommodating and you're allowed to bring in any vendors that you choose. Although I had a wedding planner, they were extremely helpful and liked to be kept in the loop about your planning. They even let me come down a few times to look at set ups of other weddings! I highly recommend the Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast for your wedding. They have different packages to suite your needs/ wants and budget! Pictures don't do this historic home justice, you need to make a trip out there. You won't be disappointed!Sent on 12/30/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Kaitlin, Tyler and family. Mieke and myself would like to THANK YOU very much for your raving review. Just as you, we ourselves had a great time hosting you and your family during your fantastic Wedding weekend. We hope to have you soon again as our BnB-guests. See you soon and warm regards. Mieke and Wim
Mark · Married on 11/05/2014
A beautiful venue which provided the perfect backdrop for our wedding.Sent on 12/04/2014
We live in the UK and as such we were very reliant on the excellent service provided by the owners, Wim & Meike. They were a huge help to us in the planning stages and throughout our wedding. We relied on them greatly to recommend the various vendors we could use, including the officiant, florist, caterers and photographer. When we had questions, they answered promptly and on many occasion they really went the extra mile to help and ensure that our minds were put at ease, They really helped take a lot of the stress involved in planning our wedding away from us.
The venue itself is stunning and kept in an immaculate condition. The lawn at the front of the house, on which we were married, leads down to the Manattee river which provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.
There were 26 of us in total and we felt the venue was the right size not to overwhelm our party, but instead it gave the wedding a lovely, intimate feel. We took all 6 rooms in the evening too and these were all of a very high standard, as was the lovely breakfast the owners put on for us in the morning.
All of our guests commented on how good they thought the venue was, so I really couldn't recommend the place highly enough.
Palmetto Riverside B&B will always hold a special place in our hearts and we look forward to visiting again and saying hello to Wim and Meike when we are next in Florida.
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mr Mark and Mrs Hannah, so good to hearing that you had a great time celebrating your Wedding at our BnB. Thank you very much for such warm and kind comments, we loved having you and certainly hope to seeing you here again during your next Florida trip. Best regards to your families please! Mieke and Wim
Nina & Brandon · Married on 10/04/2014
I am not sure where to begin. Wim, Mieke, and their two daughters are a beautiful family inside and out. I love that the B&B is family owned and it has more of a personal feel rather than a hotel chain. The first thing that drew us to use this location for our wedding venue was the view. The Bed and Breakfast itself is gorgeous and the view of the Manatee River from the yard is perfect, just what we were looking for. Once we met Wim and Mieke, the innkeepers, we had a whole new reason for choosing Palmetto Riverside B&B as our wedding venue. They are so sweet, they feel like family from the moment you meet them. They have been so helpful during our planning stages, any question or concern was answered right away.Sent on 10/18/2014
We had family members from out of town who stayed at the b&b for our wedding weekend. They loved it! They were so impressed by with their rooms and the hospitality from Wim & Mieke. I thought it was nice to be able to have family stay at our venue and they were able to join in on some of the fun before the wedding.
Everything was beautiful, Wim and Mieke made sure that everything went smoothly the day of our wedding. We absolutely fell in love with the grounds, B&b, and of course Wim & Mieke's outstanding hospitality. The European style breakfast the morning after the wedding was to die for!!!!!!!! You must have the Belgian waffles.
We are so happy we had our wedding at the Bed & Breakfast. We hope to return soon. I think it is so nice that we also can go back and stay there for an anniversary in the future.
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Nina, thank you very much for your lovely review. Waw, we had so much fun having you staying at the BnB during the weekend. You have such nice friends and family! We LOVED having you and hope to seeing you again for another stay with us. All the best in life! The Lippens family
Robin · Married on 09/27/2014
We found the venue online. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for. Beautiful... at home but a luxurious feel... something different than every other wedding we had been to. And as much as we LOVED the B&B... imagine if you can that we LOVED the owners even more! This place is so much more than you can believe. Everything about it was PERFECT. Wim and Mieke could not have made my experience more wonderful. Our immediate family stayed at the Bed and Breakfast with us... and they have been raving about it ever since. Not to mention our wedding guests gushing over how amazing the event there was. From the accommodations to the execution of my wedding... not a single thing went wrong and nothing was overlooked. This place is a MUST! If I could do it all again, no matter now large or small my budget, I would be back at the Bed & Breakfast having the best day of my life!!!!!!!!! Thank you for making me feel this way since day one. xoxoSent on 10/19/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear families, it is an honor for us to receiving such a nice review. We LOVED having you as our guests and are looking very forward to getting together soon again. GREAT MEMORIES indeed!!! Fam. Lippens
User3084824 · 2+ years ago
Was the perfect venue for us, for our families and our friends! We stayed the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of our wedding which allowed us to share an AMAZING breakfast together and with our parents and grandparents every morning. On the day of the wedding both the bridal and grooms party got ready at the B&B which made it so easy for photographs and making sure everyone was together and where they needed to be. The ceremony was PERFECT. The reception was so much fun. We could go on and on about this special place. The owners, WIm and Mieke, were amazing during the whole process. They were involved in making sure everything was perfect from start to finish. We can't wait to go back for a visit!Sent on 09/27/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear families, we were honored to have you at our BnB. Meeting your grandparents, listening to their funny stories, etc... we will remember this for a long time :) We hope all the best for you in the future and look forward to your next visit, indeed! Fondly, Mieke and Wim
User3637244 · 2+ years ago
Words cannot really express what a magical location this is for a wedding. The grounds, accommodations, and hosts are exceptional. My entire family stayed there for the weekend and we had an amazing time. Mieke and Wim are warm and take care of everything from the moment you begin your journey. I could not imagine a better wedding day or better venue. Thank you for a wonderful day!Sent on 09/15/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear families, It has been our pleasure to working for you for almost a year of planning. Thank you very much for your kind review, it was great to having you as our guests. Always welcome at our home! Sincerely yours, Fam. Lippens
Allison · Married on 06/07/2014
When you know, you just know. My husband and I knew that having our wedding at the Palmetto Riverside B&B was the right choice for us immediately. Being an out of town couple, a lot of our research was done online. I couldn't believe my eyes when I found the stunningly beautiful Palmetto Riverside B&B. It was a dream come true, a breath of fresh air, the most perfect place to have a wedding. I had to contact them to see if they were available. Wim & Mieke immediately responded and within hours welcomed my parents to their beautiful b&b and we immediately fell in love. Everything was perfect and we are so lucky to have had our wedding there.Sent on 07/03/2014
Mieke & Wim are the most warm and welcoming people you will ever meet, and they truly care about each and every one of their brides and grooms as well as their guests. They are professional, prompt, so thoughtful, and keep their venue in immaculate condition. They routinely went above and beyond leading up to our wedding and on the day of to provide us stellar service, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Allison and families, It is a real honor to receiving this wonderful review from you. We as well as you and your guests, had a delightful time during your Wedding weekend. We look already ahead to seeing your parents AND you here again as our return guests. Success in your lives and all what you do. Fondly, Mieke and Wim
Elyse · Married on 05/31/2014
We had our rehearsal dinner and ceremony at the B&B. I stayed there the evening before the wedding with the bridesmaids. My husband and I spent our wedding night at the B&B and our immediate family also stayed after the wedding.Sent on 06/17/2014
Wim and Mieke played large roles in making our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. From the moment we met them and saw the B&B we knew it was the perfect spot for our ceremony. They went above and beyond our expectations and truly know the meaning of hospitality. Every last detail was considered and we cannot thank them enough.
We had a very large rehearsal dinner (over 100 guests) and Wim and Mieke were so involved and were extremely helpful the day of the dinner. They also cook the best breakfast you will ever have and present the meals beautifully. On the day of the ceremony they were constantly working and helping to coordinate with the other vendors to make sure things went smoothly. They were also very responsive leading up to the wedding via email and phone and accommodated all of my requests. They made everything so special for us and made everyone that entered the doors to the B&B feel welcome and comfortable. In addition to being wonderful hosts, the rooms are absolutely spectacular and the house is impeccably clean.
We highly recommend the B&B for a wedding or any event!
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear friends, we have been delighted very much with your kind words to our venue and our services. You gave us the chance to working for you for over 1 year of planning and it has really been such a great experience getting to know you and your families. Remember that if you travel to Florida from your home up North, we always have a chilled wine in the refrigerator to open upon your arrival! All the best and see you soon. Mieke and Wim
Jack · Married on 04/27/2014
When Annette and I arrived unexpectedly at the B&B. Wim, the inn keeper met us with a welcome that not one other venue could compare to ! Now remember we did not have an appointment , funny thing I hadn't proposed to Annette yet ! Wim showed us everything i.e. , rooms, the residence , the grounds . When we left Wim his wife Mieke had us so comfortable that there was no doubt The Riverside Bed & Breakfast was THE PLACE !!!!! A year later we showed up and Wim remembered US ! In a time when there is "stress" Wim and Mieke listened to every detail and truly cared about everything and adjusted to any and all request. Over the short time that we were in the care of Wim and Mieke they became our friends !Sent on 05/14/2014
The Inn is so well maintained and decorated to the time we barely used any " decorations " we felt adding would take away from the what Wim and Mieke have so elegantly provided.
Even though all great experiences must end , Annette and I are truly forever gracious to Wim , Mieke and The Riverside Bed and Breakfast for the most memorable experience to start our life together !
As a side note one of our guest reserved a room , that night for his 31st wedding anniversary !
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a real pleasure to meeting you from day one and helping you to make your Wedding date very memorable for you and your guests. We look forward to having you as our return guests in the near future so we can talk about all the lovely memories. It was Great!
Lee · Married on 04/19/2014
Wim and Mieke, the owners of this quaint, but refined bed and breakfast on the Manatee river, provided thorough guidance throughout the 10 months leading up to the big day. Thanks to their warm personalities, their extensive knowledge and networking in the wedding industry and their extreme professionalism my daughter's wedding day was the unique, quaint, vintage, yet highly polished and professional event that she wanted.Sent on 06/04/2014
With just over 75 guests, this venue was the perfect setting for both ceremony and reception. The glorious old oak tree out front overlooking the Manatee River was festooned with a simple drape of fabric and a chandelier under which the bride and groom exchanged their vows. Afterwards, guests walked to the patio behind the house where a buffet dinner was served. The patio area with side lawn area was more than large enough to accommodate bar, welcome tables, guest tables and dance floor, even considering that at the last minute, due to questionable weather we had to place a tent over the pavered patio.
But aside from the logistics being right on at this 1918 venue, the venue itself is breathtaking...especially if you are looking for a vintage or unique, intimate setting for an event. From the interior rooms which have been completely updated without sacrificing an ounce of authenticity and warmth to the grounds which feature a mix of tropical and well established plants and trees, The Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast is quite simply perfect!!!
Guests are still raving to me about my daughter's beautiful wedding, but none of it would have been possible without the personal touches, care and attention provided by Wim and Mieke at their beautiful bed and breakfast on the river.
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mrs Lee, what can we say after reading your wonderful wonderful comments. We are truly honored and humble for all that you write about our BnB. It is so much fun to doing this. Thank you so much for being able to work for you and your daughter on this most special day!! It has been great. We look forward to seeing you here as a return guest in the future. Our sincere regards and all the best! Mieke and Wim
User3089336 · 2+ years ago
There is not enough time or space here nor the proper words to describe just how amazing Wim, Mieke and their beautiful B&B are. Their endless flexibility, generosity and hospitality were incredibly heart warming and made us so happy to have chosen this venue for our wedding. My family spent the night before our wedding with me at the B&B. The house is immaculate. Breakfast was superb both mornings we were there. The property is extremely well maintained and very peaceful. There were several things that were not planned out perfectly on our side, but Wim and Mieke were extremely accommodating and helpful and everything turned out perfect in the end. They were even able to arrange for a bell to ring as soon as we were pronounced which made the moment absolutely perfect! I would highly recommend booking the Palmetto Riverside B&B for any event (book well in advance!) and look forward to staying there in the future! Thanks Wim and Mieke!Sent on 04/27/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review you wrote us. We really hope you will be back to see us whenever you are in the area or on your Anniversary. All the best in married life and please pass our regards to your family and friends.
User3449209 · 2+ years ago
From the moment I met Wim & Mieke and saw the wedding venue I knew this was the perfect place to get married. It is the most beautiful wedding venue and Wim & Mieke are the most wonderful and professional people we could ask to work with. The quality of service is astounding and they truly made our wedding a magical experience.Sent on 03/30/2014
Marilyn · Married on 03/01/2014
This Venue is by far, the most beautiful place a couple can get married. From the grounds to the living quarters and even the owners, absolutely SUPERB!!! We could not have asked for a better Venue. The owners, Wim and Mieke, are very professional and accommodating. This Venue is a must see. The pictures you find online do not reflect the true beauty of this Venue. If you are a bride seeking a very special place for your wedding, you MUST check this Venue out. I guarantee you will not be let down. Our wedding was everything we imaged and we couldn't have done it without the help of our new friends, Wim and Mieke. We will be returning very soon!Sent on 03/13/2014
Oh and BTW...the breakfast that is prepared the next morning is absolutely amazing!!!! All homemade by the owners themselves. Thank you Palmetto Riverside B&B we LOVE you and your Venue!!
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Dear Mr and Mrs Voyles, thank you for your wonderful review. The best for us is that we feel so special that you call us "friends". That is a great honor and truly....this is why we love what we do! See you soon and ALWAYS welcome! With our warmest regards. The Lippens
Vivian · Married on 01/11/2014
I just could not imagine marrying my husband anywhere else. This place is nothing short of a gem. Wim & his wife Mieke are two of the most amazing, helpful, dedicated hosts on the planet. They made sure Dennis and I were always taken care of and our guests were left wanting of nothing! We are so happy we chose the BnB for our wedding weekend and have already booked our return trip for our 1 year anniversary. Happy Bride, Happy Groom, Happy Family & Happy Friends.Sent on 01/21/2014
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you very much for the nice words. We are happy to have such good new friends from the other coast. We will see you next year for your Anniversary or earlier.
Beth &Jeremy · Married on 12/07/2013
we LOVE palmetto riverside B&B - my husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the B&B in December, 2013. It is an beautiful piece of property, the view is outstanding, and the location was ideal for our guests. The owners, Wim & Mieke, are absolutely wonderful - their hospitality was outstanding. They made our wedding day and our time spent at the B&B so special.They attended to every detail and made sure that the rehearsal, wedding, and reception went as smooth as possible. The experience of staying at the B&B added so much to our wedding weekend and we are over the top happy with having chosen Palmetto Riverside B&B. My husband and I are looking forward to going back and staying with them again in the near future!Sent on 01/14/2014
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Jamii · Married on 11/23/2013
What can I say about Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast??? It is the most beautiful place ever to get married! We are lucky that we found such an amazing and beautiful wedding, it really made our entire wedding perfect.Sent on 12/06/2013
The pictures on their website don’t really do it justice; you should go there in person to really get a feel for it. The innkeepers, Wim and Meike, are just as amazing as the bed and breakfast! They are not only so nice and sweet but so helpful and accommodating. They were there since day one, answering any and all of my questions and providing suggestions to make the day perfect. Wim would email me back within an hour every time. I loved that! I also met with him about 2 weeks before and he sat down with me and we went over all the details. They also helped my wedding coordinator setup and decorate.
The actual bed and breakfast is gorgeous! I stayed the night before in the downstairs suite which was an excellent idea because I just woke up and was already there, in the room where I would be getting my hair and makeup done. We bought the package where we had all of the rooms for the night of the wedding which was really nice because we stayed there along with our immediate family. Oh and the actual breakfast?? Soooooo yummy!!! Best breakfast I have ever had.
The scenery for the ceremony, under the tree and on the water, is breathtaking! And the courtyard for the ceremony is great! I was nervous it would be tight with over 100 guests but it wasn’t at all. We had plenty of room for the tables and dance floor.
The only downfall is the lack of hotels nearby. I reserved rooms at the closest hotel, Marriott Courtyard, but it filled up fast and many of our guests had to drive a bit further for their hotels. But I hear a new hotel close by will be opening up soon!
If you are looking for a beautiful venue for your wedding, check this place out!
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Jillian · Married on 09/21/2013
We couldn't have asked for a better venue; from the moment we walked into this exquisite bed and breakfast, we could envision our special day before our eyes. The Palmetto riverside bed and breakfast made our wedding the perfect day it was. We rented the house for the weekend and, therefore, were able to spend precious time with our family. Wim, Mieke and their beautiful girls became part of our family that weekend too and were so helpful, accommodating and hospitable. We truly felt at home. This is the place to get married; we can not say enough and we will be back for anniversaries! Book fast as this hidden charm fills quickly! Can't wait to return.... Jillian and Adam ChaykinSent on 09/29/2013
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:It has been an honor to work for you during one of your most memorable days (weekends) in your life. We as well had a great time during the time you were here with us and we look very forward to see you again and look at the pictures from your wedding! Hope you have a lovely vacation trip! With kindest regards to you and your families/friends!!
Liz · Married on 09/14/2013
Absolutely floored with the personal touches and attention to detail Wim provides! There is no better place to get married or stay for a romantic getaway!Sent on 09/22/2013
Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast's reply:Thank you so much for your raving review. You are both truly an amazing couple and your family and friends are too. Thank you for hosting your Wedding with us and we look ahead to your next visit with us as one of our BnB guests! Warmest regards!