'The venue itself is perfect and really lends itself to be the best backdrop for any wedding you can think of.
Everyone at our wedding was commenting on how beautiful it was and sunset over the river was perfect!'
"I was looking for an engagement party venue when I came across Riverwood, I actually booked it without looking at any other venues I just knew it was perfect!
The venue itself is perfect and really lends itself to be the best backdrop for any wedding you can think of. Everyone at our wedding was commenting on how beautiful it was and sunset over the river was perfect! But what makes this venue the best is Carmen! She is absolutely amazing at what she does. No number of emails is too many, no question too silly. She goes above and beyond to ensure everything is perfect and to help you when you have no idea what your doing.
I wish I could relive our day at Riverwood over again, it really is the perfect venue"
What was the feel and style of your wedding?
We had very relaxed approach to our wedding, our favourite nights out or in are usually pizza and a movie or a bar with a chill atmosphere and we wanted to make this the best day of our lives so we just made it about the things we enjoy and represent us most. We had a cocktail style reception with no assigned seating and had woodfire pizza served (because everyone loves pizza!) to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We wanted our friends and family to be able to mingle freely so this sort of style worked best for us. As for styling and theme I love the edgier and moodier styles as well as a somewhat timeless look. So we had a lot of candles even black candlesticks, gold table pieces and dark red florals to create a timeless yet moody vibe, and of course I wore my leather jacket!
2. Favorite moment?
Oh that’s hard! Obviously finally saying I do but second to that would be the few private moments we got to ourselves to take it all in between the ceremony and reception.
3. Why Riverwood?
We didn’t even look at any other venues, it’s kind of like the feeling you get when you find the perfect dress, you just know. The moment we saw it online we knew it was perfect and then when we met Carmen that sealed the deal, we knew we would be looked after and have all the support and guidance to create our perfect day. The venue itself is so stunning you don’t need a lot of ‘stuff’ in the way of decorations because it creates the most beautiful backdrop as it is. Having the blank canvas meant we were able to create a one of a kind wedding that was custom to us, it was perfect! Oh and of course we were able to have our pug Soda there!
4. Hints and Tips for other brides:
Honestly just do exactly what you want and not what you think you have to do for a wedding. This is your day and it’s about you so do what you want and have fun with it! If you want to do something you haven’t seen done before don’t let that stop you. Try not to overthink things and if there are any minor hiccups on the day don’t let this ruin your mood, it will always work out and the day goes so fast that you don’t want to miss it and all the little things won’t matter at the end of the day! You’re marrying your best friend and that’s the most important thing. I remember I went and bought all these cushions to have around the picnic table and then completely forgot about them and it didn’t even matter, no one complained and I didn’t even notice until I got home from our honeymoon and found them in the cupboard. I had a few other little things go amiss but at the end of the night I had a belly full of pizza, had fun with my friends and family and married my best friend so it was a success.
One last tip is to buy a new perfume for the day, that way every time you use it after it will take you right back to your wedding. I keep mine for special nights like anniversary dinners and now when we both smell it we’re transported back to our day!
- Steph + Corey; 09th November, 2019 x
Photography by Daniel Neucom Photography
Videography by Wilde Visual