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pepsijo13
Wedding: 6/29/2013
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Awesome food! Awesome staff! posted 7/16/2013

Married 6-29-13 and they were amazing. All the guests loved the food and the wait staff and bartenders were amazing! So helpful and accommodating.

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smpink
Wedding: 10/26/2012
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Great!!! posted 11/12/2012

River crest was amazing for our wedding reception. Their staff was professional, polite and hard working. We were able to decorate the hall the day before, the asked for the name and contacts of all our vendors to be sure everything was taken care of. The food was amazing. All in all I highly recommend them.

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kissmewindy91
Wedding: 9/22/2012
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Wonderful Wedding posted 10/27/2012

From the first time we went to look at the place until the last minute of our wedding this was a perfect experience. Nino (the manager and coordinator) was very organized, friendly, and accommodating to all of our needs and requests. The prices are very fair and you don't have to upgrade to an entire new package if you want a few things changed here and there. The food was great, the bar tenders were fast and poured delicious drinks. Overall this was a great wedding venue!

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smbair
Wedding: 5/25/2014
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Flawless Venue! posted 6/10/2014

River Crest is your answer for a small, affordable reception venue. When my husband and I began planning our wedding, we were flabbergasted by the outrageous prices of reception venues out there. We visited River Crest and couldn't believe we could get a 3-course meal with open bar for $32 a person! Nino helped us find the best package for our event and our budget. He even helped us pick our date, suggesting the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend because he could give us a discount for that date.

Further, my husband and I are vegetarian, thus we wanted a 100% vegetarian menu. Nino worked with us to create a menu that fit our needs and the food was amazing. The eggplant parmesan was a hit, even with our meat-eating family and friends.

It just goes to show that you can have a beautiful wedding reception without having to pay $30,000! River Crest is your answer for a simply elegant, affordable wedding. Just because it was affordable didn't mean that the quality and service lacked. The staff at River Crest were impeccable. They made me feel special all night by calling me by my married name, Mrs. Janes. They treated the wedding party like royalty! Although we had a buffet, serve staff were at the ready to help guests (including the bride in a white dress) carry their dishes back to their seat. They also took drink orders and served drinks.

The patio was open all night for guests to come and go. The outdoor cocktail tables and lit trees made for a beautiful evening ambiance for people who wanted to get some air or take a break from dancing.

The staff here are down-to-earth and really make you feel special. Do not judge this book by its cover - from the road it looks like a warehouse. However, once you enter and get the full ambiance of the elegant room as well as the patio, lawns and river, you will fall in love!

I cannot thank this place enough for existing because on a small wedding budget, we had a beautiful, fairy tale evening where we felt like royalty!

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greeneyedgirl11
Wedding: 3/29/2014
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Reception Venue posted 5/9/2014 (modified 5/10/2014)

My experience at River Crest was amazing! Nino and his staff were very accommodating and the food was delicious! I would highly recommend them!

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jcharbe
Wedding: 9/27/2013
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seriously!!! posted 11/2/2013

nino is rude and doesn't know what is going on. he could not tell who the groom was, didn't have the room set up correctly, and was lurking around very creepy. but Rebecca is amazing and knows her stuff. the kitchen is extremely dirty and belongs on kitchen nightmares and wastes too much food.

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Trace1970
Wedding: 5/4/2013
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The food was wonderful, the service was fantastic and the room size was more than big enough to fit our party comfortably. Children under 6 ate free and 6 to 12 ate half price. There is an open bar included in the price per plate. The one thing that was a small issue was that their glasses at the bar were a little small. Each of their rooms has a patio area with a beautiful view. I was extremely happy with the venue. There is a memorial park across the street as well, which was a great place to take pictures.

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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 6/28/2013
RIVER CREST BANQUET FACILITY posted 7/24/2013

From the initial booking to the end, we were extremely pleased with Nino and his wonderful staff. We could not have asked for a better, more organized wedding, and our event was a little unusual as my daughter and son-in-law were married by Darth Vadar. The food was simply scrumptious, the waitstaff was marvelous, the venue clean and beautiful. I would highly recommend this venue. Again, we were very happy!!!!!!!!!

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ldavenp2
Wedding: 5/3/2013
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Leea Davenport-Moon posted 5/29/2013

Nino and his staff were very professional and sensitive to our nerds and request. I will use them again and would recommend them to anyone.

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Peeptah
Wedding: 5/11/2013
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What a wonderful night posted 5/28/2013

We had our wedding on 5/11/13 at Rivercrest and it was absolutely amazing. The owner, Nino, is fabulous to work with. He answered all the questions I had approaching our big day, and handled every curve ball I threw at him like it was nothing.

The food at Rivercrest is delicious! We went with the family style menu and everybody was very impressed. The bar service was fantastic as well, the bartender repeatedly came over to us to make sure we had everything we needed.

This facility is beautiful and the staff is wonderful!

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ecrawford0113
Wedding: 10/6/2012
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Hall Rental posted 10/23/2012

I searched places on line and found this place, it was in the middle for not the cheapest but not the most expensive and the price per person was a good price for buffet and open bar. It was the best place for wanting to have a wedding but cannot afford 10,000 just for hall rental. All the people were awesome and so nice and helpful. anytime i had a question i always got to talk to someone. my overall experience there was amazing!! the food was great! I would occasionally hear from a friend or someone that went to a wedding there, before i got married, or had a party there that the food was good and all the people were great and they were! i would recommend this place to everyone i know!

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twhitford81
Wedding: 8/3/2012
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Hosted a wonderful wedding! posted 9/4/2012

We had our wedding and reception at River Crest on August 3rd and couldn't be happier with the event. We have received nothing but wonderful comments and feedback after the event from our guests. The ceremony, hall, and food where all above my expectations.
One of our guests noted that his niece had recently gotten married and spent far more then we did and had no where near as nice of a wedding as ours.
Nino and his staff where accommodating to our needs and Mary helped alleviate the stress of the day helping things flow smoothly.
I can't thank them enough for helping to make our wedding a day we'll never forget.

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leslieb24
Wedding: 8/11/2012
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This is a great place to have your reception. We had about 160 people and it was perfect. We were able to have our ceremony outside on the grounds and it was beautiful. At night, there were lights that lit up the tree and my photographer got some great pics. I received many compliments on the food. Nino & Rebecca were awesome and always promptly answered all of my questions. They are very accomodating.

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hstricklen
Wedding: 8/4/2012
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So impressed!! posted 8/19/2012

I had my wedding ceremony and reception at River Crest. The facility has BEAUTIFUL patio and grassy areas perfect for an outdoor wedding. There is a creek that runs through the back of the area. Nino, the owner, was very professional during the planning and made me feel like I didn't have anything to worry about for the big day. Nino stepped up when needed during the ceremony and during the reception. We had a buffet dinner for the reception and the food was fabulous and hot! The staff was professional and plolite and made sure everyone was happy! I was so pleased with the way River Crest helped host my wedding and reception and I would highly recommend Nino and River Crest for anyone's wedding and/or reception. The service and food was impeccable!!

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nlw429
Wedding: 7/12/2012
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Amazing posted 8/7/2012

Awesome service. Great food. Great experience. Beautiful place

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roeklek
Wedding: 6/30/2012
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Hit or miss posted 7/2/2012

We used River Crest to cater our wedding at a different venue. They were much more accommodating with what we wanted to do than any of the other caterers our facility worked with. When we tasted the food, it was wonderful. When it came to the actual event, they rushed us to eat. The food was ready way before the time they were supposed to serve us. As a result, they were all trying to rush us through our pictures and moments after the ceremony ended. The food was definitely not as good as it was the first time! Everyone else seemed to like it fine, but mine was cold and tough. One of the dishes was overcooked. The site coordinator was very mad because they were supposed to put away the tables and vacuum up before they left which they didn't. In setting up, they had to go back for more linens because they didn't bring enough. The most positive thing I can say is that the server who took care of me was fantastic. She was attentive and kind.

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nicoleleann13
Wedding: 9/17/2011
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Nino and his crew are awesome! posted 10/14/2011

Our experience with River Crest was all around perfect! From the first time I met with them while I was still shopping around for a venue, til the end of the reception, their staff was very, very nice. They're more accommodating than I could have ever expected! Thank you so very much for helping to make such an amazing night for us and our friends and family!

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mccar2cl
Wedding: 8/27/2011
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The Best!! posted 10/6/2011

Wonderful! Nino took the time to answer all of my questions (trust me, I had plenty!) and the service was great! He even went out of his way to make a seperate dinner for my only vegetarian guest (she loved the eggplant parmesan). The food was delicious (try the grilled chicken) and we couldn't have asked for more. :) I recommend River Crest for your wedding!

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curry.megan
Wedding: 8/13/2011
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Excellent! posted 8/29/2011

Nino and his team at River Crest made our wedding fantastic. They were always helpful and quick to answer our questions throughout the planning process. At the reception, they were always asking if we had everything we needed, making sure we had a full drink in our hands, and that everything went smoothly. The food was wonderful, and everyone keeps telling us how awesome the reception was.

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kieara
Wedding: 7/10/2011
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This place was amazing. River Crest comes with everything (centerpieces, color napkins, and etc)! All I had to really do was show up. The food was AMAZING and everyone could not stop talking about it. We got married outside in their garden by the pond and the set up was wonderful. The owner and staff was WONDERFUL and VERY HELPFUL. They worked with me on everything. They made sure that they keep it about making us happy. I would recommend this place to everyone. Not to mention we got ALL OF THIS FOR A GREAT PRICE.

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May all who enter as guests leave as ....

Have your wedding ceremony on the River Crest's lushly landscaped patio and pose for pictures in the garden overlooking the Clinton River. Then step inside and enjoy great food and outstanding service! Thirty+ years of experience, mature and competent waitstaff, quality food, and great prices!


  • Price Range: $$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park, Unusual/Alternative