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Rose E. · Married on 12/28/2019
A Dream Come True
My husband and I are so happy we chose Rio Plaza for our wedding venue. There were other places that would have worked for us but the large windows overlooking the Riverwalk from the Grande Vista helped to top them all for our reception and having our ceremony on their rooftop was everything we hoped for. Christine Blankenship was always welcoming and responded in a timely, friendly, and professional manner during our planning process and always made us feel like she understood that even though she does this multiple times a week that this was going to be our one and only wedding. We really appreciated her patience and grace while we were planning and had multiple questions, sometimes the same question a few times; a blessing to a nervous bride-to-be. The set up for our ceremony area was exactly how we envisioned it as well as the reception room which was set up beautifully; Christine worked wonderfully and professionally with our vendors. During our reception, Christine, Kimberly and the rest of the Rio Plaza staff were friendly to our guests, assisting, directing and checking on us to make sure we had our deliciously made food which was also catered by Rio Plaza, and drinks throughout the evening. We are so thankful for them because it really does fly by. Thank you Rio Plaza, Christine and all the staff members that worked to make our wedding day extra special. My husband is still getting messages and comments from friends and family that it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to.Sent on 01/22/2020
Rio Plaza's reply:It was our pleasure hosting you and Sam's one of a kind wedding! I am still in shock that Elvis officiated the ceremony and performed at the reception. We wish you both a happily ever after!
Kecia J. · Married on 06/03/2021
Lots of fun
I had an amazing time planning my wedding with the Rio Plaza and all my guest had a blast..Sent on 06/05/2019
Hope F. · Married on 12/09/2020
Amazing Venue and Staff
Kimberly went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect! The hiccups that were thrown into our plan because of the pandemic were seamlessly resolved to make sure we had everything we envisioned.Sent on 10/27/2020
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Hope. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us at Rio Plaza and we agree, there were many hiccups but what a story for the books! We wish you and Joseph a bountiful and joyous future!
Annelise C. · Married on 10/24/2020
Great space, wonderful staff
We had a great experience with Rio Plaza. Unfortunately, the pandemic required us to postpone our wedding celebration. Although we had a small hiccup in communication due to staff turnover during the pandemic, the owner and other staff were extremely quick to remedy the situation. They were fantastic and very flexible in helping us plan our reception. We were able to go look at the space more than once, and we met several times with the owner and Kimberly to go over details. Kimberly was so kind and prompt in all her communication, and was very attentive on the day of the wedding. It seemed that anything I thought to ask, she had already thought of and accommodated! The wait staff was great, and all our guests expressed how much they enjoyed the venue. After having such a wonderful experience with Rio Plaza, I feel I can highly recommend this venue!Sent on 11/11/2020
Patricia H. · Married on 04/18/2020
Perfect Sweet 16
Kimberly was awesome! She helped make my daughter’s night a dream come true!Sent on 06/06/2021
Ruben G. · Married on 12/27/2019
A Magical Night
The Rio staff made my wedding night a night to remember for everyone attending.Sent on 01/19/2020
Rio Plaza's reply:It was so great working with you! We are so glad we could go above and beyond to make your wedding one of a kind. Best wishes to you both!
Amanda · Married on 12/21/2019
Christine was amazing!
We looked into Rio Plaza because we wanted to do downtown San Antonio at Christmas time. We met with a couple downtown vendors but the Grande Vista room won us over with their windows overlooking the river walk and their comprehensive package. Our coordinator was Christine Blankenship and she went out of her way to help us out when we needed or to accommodate requests that we had! Super responsive and friendly, overall great experience! Super thankful for her!Sent on 01/03/2020
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you for choosing us, it was wonderful celebrating with you and Nathan! We are so glad you were able to look out the windows of Grande Vista and see all the downtown Christmas tree lights from your wedding. We wish you two happily ever after!
Eric · Married on 12/15/2019
Everything was perfectly planned and set up! Beautiful view as well .Sent on 01/15/2020
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved your details of the garland of your arbor and icicle lights along the railing. We hope you and Jessica have a happily ever after!
Teresita · Married on 12/07/2019
Christine and her team made the wedding weekend go off without a glitch. We were totally satisfied.Sent on 12/28/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:It was our pleasure hosting you and Jerry's ceremony and reception! Y'all were the sweetest couple and we can't wait to celebrate with y'all again. Best wishes to you both!
Vendela S. · Married on 11/16/2019
The whole set was everything I wanted and more! All the colors, the table setting, and the food were perfect. Thank you so much for making my day even more special. Both coordinators and all the staff were on top of everything! Couldn’t have been more blessed!Sent on 11/21/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:It was so great working with you! Your custom mason jars wrapped with burlap and lace was a lovely addition to the centerpiece. Wishing you and Josh an amazing future together!
Ruby A. · Married on 11/09/2019
Beyond Words !
I recently held my sister's Bridal Shower at Rio Plaza and let me tell you the staff and venue were amazing , hands down ! They took all of my words and visions and turned them into reality ! My experience from day one was exceptional , the staff made us feel like family and had our best interests in mind . They worked with us every step of the way to make our event one for the books and we could not be more thankful for that. If you are looking for an amazing staff, venue and experience I highly recommend visiting Rio Plaza 110% guarantee you will find just that !Sent on 09/30/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you for hosting Stacy's bridal shower with us! We loved the decor and theme of the shower. We'd love to have y'all celebrate with us again!
Vivian O. · Married on 11/09/2019
Everything I could ever wish for
THIS PLACE WAS AMAZING! Had my wedding and it went beyond what I imagined. Christine, our coordinator, completely and utterly outdid herself. Could not have done it without her and the food was amazing! All my guests loved it!!!Sent on 11/16/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:It was a blast hosting your closest family and friends at Rio Plaza on Eric and your special day! Your cake display was one of the special details everyone enjoyed. We wish y'all love and happiness every day!
Grace D. · Married on 11/09/2019
I can’t think of anything to improve!
I am so happy that we chose to have our wedding reception at Rio Plaza in the Grande Vista room! From the first look at the venue, Christine was so helpful. She answered every question I had and made us feel comfortable about everything. She walked us through every step, and made sure we had everything we wanted. They were really quick to respond to any question or email I sent and I got advice and suggestions where I needed it. The reception went off without a hitch, thanks to Christine being there to coordinate. I highly recommend this venue! We had an absolutely beautiful reception on the river walk, the price was very reasonable, and the food was excellent. Thank you!!!Sent on 11/22/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so glad the Rio Plaza team helped make your dream wedding come true. Thank you both for letting us be a part of your special day!
Steven S. · Married on 11/02/2019
There aren’t enough words to summarize how incredible the Rio Plaza team is!
From day one, they delivered top-notch service and exceeded all expectations.
My husband and I were assisted day and night from the team, and they helped to keep us calm every step of the way.
We had our rehearsal dinner at Pizzarita’s at the same location— it was amazing. The food was so good, my husband and I went back the next day to grab a bite before our wedding that night.
We went with Grande Vista for our ceremony and reception. We wanted an intimate, romantic event with our 110 guests... and boy, did the Rio Plaza team deliver!
The food at the reception was amazing, the drinks were excellent, the rooms are stunning, and the staff members are very professional!
Many of our family members and friends told us the next day how this was the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever been to.Sent on 11/10/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:We loved helping guide you and Eric throughout the entire planning process! Your red, champagne and ivory color palette was gorgeous. Wishing you both a wonderful life together!
Alison G. · Married on 10/26/2019
Our amazing day with Rio Plaza!
We couldn't have picked a better place than Rio Plaza. Christine and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing and easy to work with. They make you feel welcomed everytime you visit with them. We thank them so much for allowing us to celebrate our special day with them. Pricing is responsible, they have different rooms available to choose from, and the food was great! All of our friends and family enjoy our wedding and said they felt very comfortable,relaxed, and absolutely enjoyed the margaritas and the views of downtown during our ceremony. If your looking for a place to host your wedding, Rio Plaza is the place to go!Sent on 10/29/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you for choosing us, it was wonderful celebrating with you and Issac! Your custom centerpieces of the succulents and rose gold flower geodes were gorgeous. We would love to keep in touch with you both!
Valarie · Married on 10/19/2019
Love love love Rio Plaza
Words cannot express my gratitude and how beautiful this venue is. We had our ceremony held on the roof top of 4th floor of Las Leyandes and reception in the 2nd floor of Grande Vista. We had a coordinator Christine who was so sweet and easy going. She and Kimberly made sure to make everything as perfect as can be and helped kept the night going smoothly. I can honestly say I enjoyed our wedding so much, I wish we could do it again. The pricing was within our budget and was all inclusive! The table decor, set up, catering, bar made planning so easy. Super responsive and professional staff. I could not recommend this venue enough and I cannot wait for another event to occur so I can utilize them again.Sent on 10/28/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you for your kind review! Your vision was gorgeous and we're so happy to have helped bring that to life. Best wishes to you and Eric!
Brooke · Married on 09/07/2019
This was the most amazing experience from start to finish. Christine is such a sweetheart and was with us every step of the way. She ensured our special day was everything we dreamed and more.Sent on 09/10/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you for choosing us to share your special day, we loved celebrating you and Paulus! It warms our hearts to hear your wedding was everything you dreamed of and more. Stay in touch!
Richard D. · Married on 09/01/2019
50th Anniversary for parents was a hit!
We celebrated my parent's 50th anniversary in the Salon Azul. We found Rio Plaza while searching online. We are so glad we did. Melanie and her team were professional, personable, and responsive. They calmed our nerves about putting on such a big event, giving us ideas for food, decorations, flow of guests, etc. The location is beautiful on the Riverwalk, the venue is classy, and the price is reasonable.
Thanks Melanie again for your enthusiasm and for your attention to the details!Sent on 09/10/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you so much! We loved celebrating your parent's 50th anniversary and being able to share in that special milestone. Our team is there to relieve any stress and take care of you. We'd love to host y'all again in the future!
Elizabeth L. · Married on 08/31/2019
Grand and Beautiful Wedding (Lopez- Torres Wedding - 8.31.2019)
My son’s wedding at Rio Plaza was a beautiful event. Every detail that we planned was perfectly fulfilled with Melanie and her wonderful staff. The venue is absolutely breath-taking, the evening lights of San Antonio illuminated the dinner and evening dance in the Grand Vista salon. Melanie was awesome to deal with, I scheduled several meeting, exchange emails and phone calls to plan the perfect event. Melanie was very compassionate, professional and fun to deal with. I planned this wedding for my son and daughter in law that live in Los Angeles. My son just started a new job at a law firm and my daughter in law was completing her Law School classes, they both were extremely busy. They entrusted me to plan all the details for the wedding. I was able to accomplish giving them the most beautiful wedding with the help of Melanie and Kimmie. The Bride and Groom walked into a fantasy wedding with every detail perfectly planned. This is my second event at Rio Plaza, this a special venue to me and my family. I highly recommend Rio Plaza, Melanie and her staff for your special events. Thank you, Rio Plaza and Melanie!Sent on 09/16/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved celebrating your son's wedding with your new daughter in law, everything was so beautiful. We're so glad our coordinators helped you give them a dream wedding! We can't wait to work with you again, stay in touch!
Vonnely C. · Married on 07/20/2019
Melanie and staff was amazing!Sent on 09/22/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Love the photos! Thank you for having us be a part of your special day, it was so wonderful working with you both!
Brittany · Married on 07/06/2019
Rio Plaza is perfect for your wedding
I had the best experience working with the ladies here at Rio Plaza and all my vendorsSent on 07/14/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thanks for sending the photos, they are beautiful! We're so happy y'all had a great night with us and we wish you both a wonderful life together!
Ashley S. · Married on 06/22/2019
Wedding Of Our Dreams
Our wedding wouldn’t have been as amazing and beautiful without the whole staff at Rio Plaza. We are beyond thankful for all the wonderful help and stress free of wedding planning and day of planning. Had so many family members and friends love the venue and food!Sent on 06/29/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved helping you and Andrew through your wedding planning and sharing your special day. We're so glad everyone enjoyed our venue and the food! Keep in touch!
Ashley N. · Married on 05/19/2019
Everything I Needed AND More!
The venue offered many inclusive packages for all budgets. I am overly grateful for the amazing coordination, communication and service Rio Plaza offered, specifically Christine. She was very responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and gave me insight to my many many questions.Sent on 05/28/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:We loved working with you and Anthony throughout the entire planning process! We are still raving about how stunning your wedding was. Thank you for hosting your special day with us, we're so grateful to have been a part of it all!
Yvonne · Married on 05/17/2019
Happily Ever Guerra!!
Rio Plaza made our wedding PERFECT.... Melanie, Abril, Victoria, and Herbie did amazing to make sure our night was flawless. The view we had in Grande Vista was perfect! Melanie & her staff were exceptionally great to my husband & I threw out our whole planning. Thank you again Melanie & Rio Plaza for making our dream wedding happen.Sent on 05/24/2019
Mr & Mrs Guerra!!
Rio Plaza's reply:It is truly special to see two people in love and joining families on their new life together! We had a blast seeing you get married inside Las Leyendas and dance the night away in Grande Vista. We love making the couple feel special and included in the process. Keep in touch. Congrats!
Gabby A. · Married on 05/04/2019
Our wedding turned out beautifully! Highly recommend Rio Plaza! Thank you to Christine and Melanie!Sent on 05/05/2019
Rio Plaza's reply:It was our pleasure! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special day. Wishing you and Michael a wonderful life together!