The River View Reviews

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13 Reviews for The River View

Recommended by 98%

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Heather

    Heather · Married on 05/04/2019

    5.0
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    Beautiful and perfect

    We had our wedding at The River View on June 14th. It was beyond amazing! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the coordinators are awesome! During the whole wedding process, Cori was in constant contact with me, answering all of my many questions. The day went off without a hitch and all of the guests loved the venue too! I would highly recommend this venue

    Sent on 06/27/2019
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    Michelle · Married on 04/13/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Team

    I love the team at The River View! Cori is a delight, and even day of always available to answer questions and help make your dream a reality. You truly get there and are able just focus on the day and leave everything else to them. They even have you go over a rainy day plan 2 months in advance! I never once worried I wouldn't be taken care of. I strongly recommend people consider using this venue for whatever event they're planning.

    Sent on 04/15/2019

    The River View's reply:

    Michelle, you and Nick are too sweet! I can't wait to see all of your photos, it was a pleasure to host you and your families.
  • Christine

    Christine Reedy · Married on 04/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We loved river view

    We are so glad that we decided to get married at RiverView as it is the perfect combination of rustic and industrial with a twist of history. We first saw the venue before it had walls, as we toured not long after construction started. We loved that it had a piece of Virginia's history (brick kiln's where the bricks made were used for building homes in the DC area) and the GROOM'S COTTAGE! No other venues had a place for the groom to get ready (he LOVED that!) It was so fun to imagine what the venue would look like with the floor to ceiling windows, extremely tall ceilings with beautiful light fixtures and we got to wear hard hats! Not only is the venue beautiful (right on the water, SO MUCH natural light) but the RiverView team is absolutely amazing! Cori is the best (professional, organized and makes you feel so at ease that everything will be wonderful) and I can't say enough positive things about them. Cori's now officially a part of our family because our flower girl insisted she walk down the aisle with her! I am so thankful for her, Liz (from Great Blue Heron Catering), our Banquet Captain and their entire team for making our day so seamless and special! They are the venue to pick for your wedding. You won't be disappointed!

    Sent on 05/31/2019
  • Heidi

    Heidi · Married on 01/26/2019

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    This venue has it all! We would highly recommend it

    We can't say enough about how much we loved the River View. From our very first tour (while it was still under construction) to communication after the event, Cori and Kaila were incredibly competent and easy to work with. We were easily able to coordinate in person, through emails, and through phone calls. No matter what the detail was (like scheduling walk through with four different people's schedules in mind, coordinating with our event designers, providing platters to our baker, sending me photos of what pre-plated salads would look like because I couldn't decide, working on lighting the day of, answering endless questions, etc.) Cori and Kaila were professional and always knew what to do. We were so grateful for their help in coordinating with catering too because then the whole even went seamlessly. They made us feel special, excited, and relaxed through out the whole process and that is truly a blessing while wedding planning. If you are thinking about having your wedding here, do it! You will not regret it!

    Sent on 02/26/2019
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    The River View's reply:

    You're so precious, thank you for the high praise! We strive to make planning as seamless as possible for our couples. Happy to hear you and Danny loved your experience!
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    Dee · Married on 01/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    "It was all a dream"

    The River View location, staff, food and amenities are amazing. We had six months to plan our wedding reception and with Cori and team’s help, pulled off the most memorable event. Accommodating, friendly, genuine and ready to help make your event as perfect as it can be.
    Extensive communication from The River View on all aspects of rental. I could ask anything and get an answer right away, almost always a Yes! Delicious food from onsite catering - Great Blue Heron, customized to our needs/preferences. A variety of options to choose from and French fries as a late-night snack was a hit! Fire pits, 1608 room (used for cocktail hour), onsite Bridal and Groom suites were all useful and beautiful inclusions in rental. Perfect!

    Sent on 01/14/2019

    The River View's reply:

    Dee!!! We are so grateful to have hosted you as the winner of our Waterfront Wedding Giveaway. So happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed yourselves!
  • Wendy

    Wendy · Married on 10/19/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    beautiful location & amazing service and food!

    This venue was absolutely... AMAZING! It's such a beautiful venue, inside and out! I just had my wedding on 10/19 and it was just so beautiful! This venue has a large bridal room and the groom can hangout at a little modern "club house" outside. Complete privacy and the venue is so spacious, with very modern designs.

    The service of EVERYONE prior to the big day, on the day of the wedding was great too! From the first time we went to do a tour, to the walk through, setting up tables on the day of, wait staff, bartender... everyone was extremely nice, caring and very professional. No one complained about any service and the interactions all feel very genuine!

    The caterer they partner with was also very VERY impressive! We did buffet style and all the food was very well prepared. Our guests could not stop talking about the salmon and the beef!! (Highly recommend it!!) Nothing was dry, over/under cooked. Our guests came happy, left happy and well fed!

    We couldn't have asked for a more perfect location and service for our special day! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    Sent on 10/28/2018

    The River View's reply:

    Wendy, thank you for such a kind review! I appreciate knowing your guests had a wonderful time. Hope you and Sai are doing well!
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    Hannah · Married on 07/21/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    We had a wonderful experience planning and hosting our wedding at the River View! It is a gorgeous and spacious venue! I loved that the venue is located within Occaquan Regional Park as I played many a soccer game on the fields there. Traveling to The River View was also easy for our guests and the venue has all the parking you could need to host your event.

    Despite the pouring rain on our wedding day, we had a lovely reception! The view overlooking the water is spectacular and the venue offers plenty of places to capture your wedding photos (we will be returning for a photo shoot as we were unable to get outside due to the relentless rain). Cori and Carson were always available and made planning our event fun! Their professionalism is top notch and they were able to offer their knowledgable assistance in making our wedding one we will look back on fondly for all our years to come.

    Sent on 08/15/2018
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    Judy Phillips · Married on 07/16/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best Monday Night Ever!

    We were the second couple to get married at the Riverview last year on Monday 7/16/2018. Cori and her team did such an amazing job keeping us updated throughout the planning process and executed a flawless event! We had our wedding ceremony on the outdoor lawn overlooking the lake - it was such a charming view and the venue itself is absolutely stunning. We highly recommend this event venue! Thanks Riverview!

    Sent on 06/15/2019
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    Bhawna · Married on 09/08/2018

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cori and Carson are a dream team. They were super responsive and fun to collaborative with. They never made us feel that we were in the planning choas alone. We couldn't be happier with our venue selection.

    Sent on 07/13/2018
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    Nira Desai · Married on 05/11/2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Stunning Venue, 5-Star Service

    We had the reception for our wedding at the River View on Saturday, May 11 - the venue is absolutely stunning and Cori was truly a star. From the first moment we met her through the day of the event, Cori was super responsive and flexible to our needs. She made coordinating a large, Indian wedding with lots of Western elements easy and was a great point person for our day of wedding planner too. The venue has so many beautiful features already built in, we were able to do simple decor and the venue spoke for itself. The River View was also flexible for us to bring in an external Indian caterer that we wanted to work with and they worked well to bring all of the elements together on the day of. I couldn't recommend River View more highly, they were truly the best!

    Sent on 05/26/2019
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    The River View's reply:

    Nira, you're too kind! I'm glad that we could help bring your stunning day together for you and Aditya. Cheers to a wonderful marriage!
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    Lynn R Marchant · Married on 03/23/2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful space

    This is a beautiful venue. The planners and staff were very helpful, flexible and easy to work with.

    Sent on 03/26/2019

    The River View's reply:

    Hi Lynn,
    Thank you for the review! Our goal is to make planning as easy as possible for our clients. Glad to hear we reached the mark!
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    Lola · Married on 04/06/2019

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Pricey but worth it!

    The River View is close to perfect. For my wedding, we had 115 guests in the cocktail hour and reception spaces and neither felt cramped at any point. The venue coordinators are so friendly, professional, and organized - I truly felt they cared about my wedding and wanted to make sure it went off perfectly (which it did!) During the evening reception, guests could see the sunset changing with each hour through the glass walls and it really livened the atmosphere. Bridal suite is also spacious and well equipped - my makeup and hair artists couldn't get over how convenient it was to have so many outlet plugs and mirrors. The Scale House for the groom is unbelievable - it's stocked with a mini kitchen, TV, couches, bathroom, and closet spaces. If there are any drawbacks, it would be that it's definitely bit pricey and you are limited to using their on-site caterer, Great Blue Heron (food is not terrible, but may not be for those who want specific dishes at their event).

    Sent on 04/09/2019

    The River View's reply:

    Hi Lola! Thank you for your review of our facility. We love to make couples feel welcome and taken care of during their wedding day.

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