Kayla · Married on 06/06/2020
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I cannot recommend Riverbend enough! From the day we booked they always kept me up to date with what was going and always responded to my questions quickly. They recently changed management and have made so many amazing updates to the space! The outside wedding arch is beautiful and overlooks the Missouri River. The chapel inside is a beautiful alternative if the weather isn’t cooperating. The reception hall is huge with more than enough space to host your guests and get them all out on the dance floor! The food and DJ are included in the price and they recommend a bar package, so you don’t have to stress about finding multiple other vendors. You even get a day of coordinator! Amanda was amazing and made the day go off without a hitch. She really listened to our vision and made the day stress free. Our day was so beautiful and Riverbend helped make it the perfect day.Sent on 06/20/2020
Lisa · Married on 07/27/2019
My fiance and I attended a friend's wedding at The Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel; we were so captivated by the venue, amenities and services that we have set our date and being married and having our reception at the Vineyard! The beauty, service and value would be difficult to match elsewhereSent on 09/08/2018
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Hey Lisa! Thanks for sharing! We are getting close to 7/27! Thank you for choosing Riverbend and we are looking forward to your special day here with us!
Amy · Married on 09/23/2018
Toni literally saved my wedding. She was so unbelievable sweet and helped me in every way possible to save my special day. She was there for me for anything I needed since I had to replan my wedding in 1 1/2 months. This place was just meant to be for us. The venue is absolutely breathtaking, the food is wonderful and Toni plus her team just made my day absolutely perfect. I definitely recommend Riverbend Chapel, there is so much to offer to make your day perfect just like mine was.Sent on 10/07/2018
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thanks, Amy! We were happy to work with you to "re-plan" your wedding. You and Randy were a great couple and we enjoyed every minute of planning your day at Riverbend! So happy we could help! Thank you again for choosing Riverbend and we wish you both many years of "happily ever after!" Blessings! Toni and the Riverbend Staff
Amy · Married on 05/18/2018
Working with Terri and Toni from Riverbend made my wedding planning experience so easy. They were quick to respond and very accomadating, they even let us have our dogs in the wedding! My wedding was a fairy tale come true and it wouldn’t haven been nearly as special anywhere else.Sent on 06/02/2018
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thanks for your kind words, Amy! Your wedding was beautiful. So happy to hear it "was your fairy tale come true!" We are honored to have helped make it so and we wish you and John every happiness in your new life together! With gratitude and best wishes, Toni and the Riverbend Staff
Ashley · Married on 10/28/2017
Toni works with you through everything and then they have a day of coordinator and we had Dori. She made that day so perfect, I couldn't have imagined if we didn't have her! They respond quickly and listen to what you want and make it happen! This is byfar the best venue to get married at not only because it's beautiful but because of the staff as well!Sent on 10/31/2017
Heather · Married on 09/15/2017
This Venue is gorgeous, and the staff is great!Sent on 10/19/2017
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thanks, Heather! Your wedding day was beautiful! We were all amazed by DJ's mom's paper flowers! Everything looked great! Thank you again for choosing Riverbend and allowing us to be such a big part of your special day. We totally enjoyed it and we wish you both every happiness in your upcoming years as husband and wife! Congrats again!! Toni and the Riverbend Staff
Grace · Married on 08/19/2017
They were very personable and tried to make your wedding as special as they could. They were also very organized the day of my wedding, which helped make it stress free and go smoothly.Sent on 10/03/2017
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thank you, Grace! You were great to work with and we were honored to be such a big part of making your wedding day truly unforgettable! Thank you again for choosing Riverbend and we wish you both every happiness in your new life together as husband and wife! Warmest wishes, Toni and the Riverbend Staff
Joy · Married on 07/15/2017
We had a wonderful wedding. All of our guests went on and on about how much fun they had. The dj was great and wonderful to work with. The cake vender also was. The cake vender was willing to make last minute changes. Most of all tony was so easy to work with. I called many times with questions and she always quickly called back. Riverbend was very flexible allowing us to come and see the grounds on times that worked for us. The outside grounds is also what made it so beautiful. My pictures are wonderful because of this. Thank you so much.Sent on 09/25/2017
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thank you, Joy! You and Matt were such a wonderful couple to work with, and your families were equally as fun!! We were honored to be such a big part of your beautiful day! We hope you have many cherished memories from your day here at Riverbend and wish you every happiness in your new life as husband and wife! With love and gratitude, Toni and the Riverbend Staff
Jennifer · Married on 07/08/2017
Toni and Riverbend Chapel were amazing. The grounds, chapel, and reception hall are beautiful. With planning before the wedding, it was very helpful to have the venue come with bar, catering, and DJ. Toni made her self available to answer any questions or advice during the process. The service that Toni and her staff provided during the wedding were amazing. Everything went so smoothly. Would recommend this venue to anyone!!Sent on 09/17/2017
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thanks, Jennifer! It was an honor to be such a big part of your and Will's special day! You were great to work with and such a sweet couple. We hope you have many special memories of your day here with us and that your new life together is filled with blessings! "Congratulations" again from all of us here at Riverbend!
Megan · Married on 06/17/2017
Overall I loved having our wedding at the Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel. We had to move our ceremony from outside to inside just a few hours before and everything looked just as beautiful! The staff is so kind and willing to work with you and they know what they are doing, so you don't have to worry about something going wrong the day of. They even have a little cottage the bride and groom can stay in the night of with breakfast food stocked for you. I can't say enough good things about this place, wouldn't have picked any other ceremony and reception location.Sent on 09/28/2017
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thanks for your vote of confidence, Megan!! We thoroughly enjoyed working with you to put together your wedding day here at Riverbend! Both families were such a pleasure. Even with moving inside, you and your day were truly beautiful! We are honored to have been such a big part of your special day. Thanks again for choosing Riverbend and "Cheers to the O'Rear's!!"
Kailey · Married on 05/21/2017
I absolutely love Riverbend and the staff that helped me plan my wedding! Toni and Terri are so sweet, helpful, and knowledgeable about how to plan an amazing wedding. Thank you so much, I recommend Riverbend to every bride-to-be looking for venues! I loved that I could choose to have my wedding indoor/outdoor the day of depending on the weather, as well as all the decorations that Riverbend provides! I have nothing but wonderful things to say!Sent on 09/16/2017
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thanks, Kailey! We had so much fun putting your and Andrew's day together! It was a pleasure working with both of you! Thank you so much for choosing Riverbend. We hope you have wonderful memories of your day here with us and that your new life together is blessed beyond measure!
Julie · Married on 03/18/2017
Toni and the staff at Riverbend went above and beyond to make my wedding day perfect. It is a picturesque location and it was great having the wedding and reception all at one venue. I would highly recommend it to future couples. The cozy cottage for the couple to stay the night in is an added bonus.Sent on 09/17/2017
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thanks, Julie! You and Carl were a wonderful couple and we enjoyed every minute working with you to put together your special day! We were thrilled to see how beautiful it turned out. You were a beautiful bride and it was a beautiful day! Wishing you many special memories and a new life together that is filled with blessings!! With love and thanks, Toni and the Riverbend Staff
Sarah · Married on 10/21/2016
Toni and Tonya were amazing to work with. They helped me and my fiance plan everything. Setup and breakdown were included in the price. Tim and I had such an amazing time. Everything was planned out for us and Tonya day of was so helpful in getting things done. The food was amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better night. It was so much fun.Sent on 10/26/2016
Lizzy · Married on 09/17/2016
Toni and Terri were absolutely amazing. Meeting with Toni the first time, she was professional, answered so many questions and gave us a delightful tour. Terri made the whole evening perfect and I mean absolutely perfect. We have young children and also a niece and two nephews who participated in our big day. We rehearsed one way, but when the moment came down plans were altered to coax the five youngsters down the aisle. The Riverbend Chapel staff just went with it and helped at making it a success. At the very end of the night for the last song my brother encouraged the staff to join us as we sang and danced in a circle and they did! Probably one of the best moments of the night. The venue is beautiful. It was so nice having the wedding and reception all in one place and we also used the cottage. Less stressful rather than trying to go from place to place. We will value the memories we made at Riverbend Chapel forever. Highly recommend.Sent on 11/08/2017
Lisa · Married on 04/24/2016
Everything was perfect! They were very nice and accommodating. Easy to work with.Sent on 08/11/2016
Sheryl · Married on 09/26/2015
It was very well done. The staff, food and service was planned and went very smooth. Everyone had a great time and said it was magical.Sent on 09/28/2015
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Dear Sheryl, Congratulations again on a beautiful day for Sarah and David! It was a pleasure working with you and you did a fantastic job on pulling everything together to make Sarah and David's day wonderful and special. We are honored to have been such a big part of their wedding day. We hope they have many fond memories of their day here at Riverbend and wish them every happiness in the future! Thanks again for being so great to work with to make their day everything they hoped it would be!
Tiffany · Married on 09/18/2015
I wanted a lot in a venue. Ceremony and reception in one location, with the option to do indoor or outdoor ceremony. Lots of beautiful settings to take pictures. A place for my girls and I to get ready and take pictures. A nice reception area (aka not a decorated KC hall or school gym). The Vineyard at Riverbend Chapel filled all my dreams and more.Sent on 09/28/2015
The grounds are breathtaking - you have to see it in person. Everyone kept telling me how the setting was so perfect, and I have to agree it was! We had an outdoor ceremony overlooking the river, and it was gorgeous. The vineyard is perfect for photos, as is the rope swing, and the bridal suite. Even the house provides a beautiful backdrop.
The reception area is beautiful even before we brought in decorations. Really the only thing we brought was the centerpieces (which Tonya and her staff set up and broke down for us), favors, and memorial table pictures/sign. Everything was taken care of for us, including packing up our car at the end of the night.
Toni, Tonya, and the entire Riverbend staff took such good care of us, and truly made our wedding the fairytale I've always dreamed of. Thank you!!
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Dear Tiffany and Matt - Thank you so much for your kind words. We enjoyed every minute of working with you! We are so happy that we were able to play a part in making your wedding day everything that you dreamed it would be! You made it so easy - one of the sweetest couples that we have had the pleasure of working with! We hope that your memories from your special day will be cherished and lasting for years to come! Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Matt Williams!! From Toni, Tonya & the Riverbend Staff
Katie · Married on 06/13/2015
Toni was a breath of fresh air after I had been struggling with another venue. I found Riverbend after having a rough time talking with another vender. Toni immediately listened to me, answered all my questions, and took me on a tour of their breathtaking grounds. I called my fiance after the meeting and hearing how happy I sounded, he told me to book it without him seeing it first. Working with Toni and Terry was amazing. They were so helpful and in control. I had complete trust in their abilities. We were married in the chapel on a beautiful Saturday. Our friends and family have not stopped talking about how gorgeous the wedding was and how smooth the night was. Their venders, Champagne Wishes and Allegro, were professional and fun to work with. They too helped us plan our day to fit us best. This place helped us relax and enjoy our beautiful wedding.Sent on 06/22/2015
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Dear Katie & Matt, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our venue! You were a wonderful couple (and family) to work with and we truly enjoyed helping to make your day everything you hoped it would be. It turned out to be a beautiful day and Katie, you were a beautiful and gracious bride! We wish you both many fond memories of your day at Riverbend for years to come!!
Nichole · Married on 04/11/2015
Toni and Tonya were great and always answered every question very promt. The staff was great I would recommend this venue to everyone!!Sent on 04/22/2015
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Nichole! You and Greg were wonderful to work with as well as your families! It was our pleasure to work with both of you to make your day with us a beautiful and memorable treasure! May you have many fond memories of your wedding day and of Riverbend for years to come!
User1317609 · 2+ years ago
The Vineyard at Riverbend was totally perfect for our winter wedding! Tonya and Toni went above and beyond to make our day so special. From the rehearsal to the catering everything went smoothly! You can trust them with anything and everything! The catered to all our requests and were very flexible! The indoor ceremony space feels intimate and romantic while the reception area is decorated perfectly.. Everyone asked how we found the place because they were so impressed! I would recommend to anyone!Sent on 01/28/2015
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Rachel · Married on 10/19/2014
Toni and the riverbend staff were so incredibly nice and helpful. They made everything go very smooth and I had no worries or concerns the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend riverbend not only for their exceptional staff but for the beautiful venue and good food. We had no regrets and we both had a wonderful and relaxing time the day of our weddingSent on 12/11/2014
Joan · Married on 09/20/2014
My daughter had her reception at Riverbend in September. I can't tell you home much we loved Toni and her staff! They made everything so easy from the very beginning, and treated us like family. There was never a question that went unanswered, and her responses were always quick! And as the mother of the bride, I had lots of questions :) As soon as we walked in the door, we knew this was the perfect country setting for our wedding. A great blend of both country charm and simple elegance! The view overlooking the river was absolutely beautiful, and the food was terrific. Our guests couldn't believe that we had found this place and that it was so perfect. They loved the setting and the "homey" feeling that resonated throughout the venue. They are still talking about it to this day! And both their vendors for DJ and bartenders were so great as well....Allegro Entertainment and Champagne Wishes . Both were very professional and attentive to all of our needs. Toni was so patient with all of our requests, and the many decorations that we brought in the day before! Her staff was more than happy to help with whatever we asked to make it the perfect day! Toni is a beautiful person both inside and out, and you can tell that she really wants all of her brides to make fantastic memories. I can't think of a single thing that didn't go smoothly :) I would highly recommend Riverbend to anyone that wants a fun and stress free experience, not to mention a gorgeous vineyard venue in Washington, MO :)Sent on 12/09/2014
Hannah · Married on 08/23/2014
Toni is such a wonderful person to work with! She is extremely flexible and her entire goal is to make you happy. I will definitely be recommending Riverbend to all my friends!Sent on 09/25/2014
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User4457245 · 2+ years ago
The Vineyard at River Bend Chapel was the perfect venue for my wedding. I was not even worried about rain, because the indoor option is just as beautiful as the outdoor one. Tony and Tonya were both so easy to work with! I did not really know what I was doing going into planning a wedding, but they made it everything SO easy. The day turned out just the way I wanted it to, all thanks to the great staff. I would highly recommend The Vineyard at River Bend Chapel!Sent on 10/07/2014
Stephanie · Married on 06/21/2014
I recently had my wedding at the Vineyard at Riverbend and from the very start of planning to the very next day after my wedding it was truly an amazing experience - I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things. The staff is incredible, the food was amazing, the DJ service they provide is outstanding, the views are gorgeous - I had one shot at a fairytale wedding and I got it so I'm more than happy to share my experience hoping that another bride gets to experience this as well!Sent on 07/10/2014
Toni is who helps run the events at the Riverbend Venue and who I primarily communicated with from start to finish. She is hands down one of the most amazing people I have met. She is so accommodating and patient with all the "normal" bridal questions, requests, and concerns. I grew to love her...it only made my amazing experience at the Riverbend that much more amazing.
The property is gorgeous and they do an amazing job of keeping it look beautiful. I have received compliment after compliment of how gorgeous the view was, the property, the service, the food. I was so proud that my guests had such a great experience. I felt it was money well spent!
Lastly, the Riverbend provides you with a coordinator that helps you with the event planning and decorating. Even though I had special requests and several decorations everything went off without a hitch!!
I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. My wedding was a dream come true and Riverbend played a HUGE part in making that happen.
Riverbend Chapel's reply:Dear Stephanie and Jason,