The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine is a flexible venue that is sure to meet all of your wedding event needs. Here you won't have to worry about which hotel to stay at because it's all right there in the package. Also available are wedding professionals to make the event planning as simple as possible.
Canal/Mill Pond Room. This venue provides many changeable spaces to host your event. For example, the Mill Pond Room can be matched with a couple of other rooms on the same floor, creating an even bigger event space. The Canal Room is one of those rooms. Together, you can have a reception for up to 150 people standing or seated in round tables of 10. With a neutral decor, it's easy to style these rooms in Theme of your desires.
Great Falls View Room. This room comes complete with a great view. Holding as many as 120 people for a seated or standing reception, this space is ideal for a smaller wedding ceremony or reception. This room can also be combined with the Mill Pond Room for an even bigger space, pushing the guest limit to 150 people.
Riverwatch Grand Ballroom. The largest of the event spaces at this venue, the Riverwatch Grand Ballroom is ideal for mid-size to large wedding events. This ballroom can hold up to 300 people for a seated banquet or standing reception.
What You Should Know
There are some things you should know when you choose the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch to host your wedding event. First, there is a food and beverage minimum for all receptions. This minimum is based on the number of people you have invited to the event. There is also a hotel service charge, as well as the Maine State tax, that must be added to your bill.
Receptions can last up to five hours. Events that last longer than that window will incur an extra fee. Bar services aren't allowed to exceed six hours and guests will be carded in order to receive alcohol. The hotel also has the right to close the bar if it feels like state laws aren't being followed.
In order to reserve an event date, you must sign a contract and submit a non-refundable deposit, which is 15 percent of the food and beverage minimum. Another 50 percent of the minimum must be sent in a month before your reception and all fees must be completed 72 hours before the event.
When you choose the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch as your wedding venue of choice, some of the extra perks you get include:
- Special guest room rate
- Audio/visual equipment
- Fitness center
- Indoor pool
- Laundry services
- Room service
- Accessible guest rooms, routes and entrances
From the Vendor
Your Riverwatch Wedding
Your day requires the ideal setting- in your location and on your table. Whether it's an elegant dinner, a charming bridal shower luncheon, or a lavish hors d'oeuvres reception; the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch delivers with beautiful surroundings and exquisite cuisine.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Hotel, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Incredible Venue!!Reviewed on 8/09/2013 Sean H
My wife and I regret absolutely nothing about choosing this venue for our wedding. When we first started planning the event, we were told "not to worry... we'll take care of everything", and they did everything in their power to live up to their word. We chose to have the wedding & reception at the Hilton, which was very simple for guests. There was no driving to and from venues, they can stay in a block of rooms that are held aside for the event... very convenient. The day of, the staff was checking in consistently to make sure we were all set with food, drinks, and anything else they could provide. The ceremony itself took place in the large event room overlooking the waterfalls (beautiful scenery), and afterwards, the guests were taken to a smaller room for the "happy hour" while the wedding party headed outside to pose for pictures in front of the river and falls. After that, the staff had arranged for the "ceremony" room to be transformed for the reception. It all looked FLAWLESS. They opened up another partition to make the room even larger, the tables & chairs looked great, and we soon found out that the food was delicious! We went with plated entrees, but they also offered a buffet and lots of other options to make it exactly how you want (customization is offered on absolutely everything you do). All of our guests raved about the meals, the courteousness of the staff, and the overall professionalism shown by the entire building's staff (front desk, waiters, bartenders, event planners). Several of them told us afterwards that it was one of the most enjoyable and beautiful weddings they had been to. We personally want to thank Rick, Amanda, Amy, and the rest of the staff for making our big day seem effortless and enjoyable. We definitely recommend this venue for any couple who is looking to make their wedding day that much more special. -S&S
AmazingReviewed on 10/27/2011 Amy J
This was the perfect place to have a wedding. The room was so functional - can be bigger/smaller depending on the size of the wedding, had a very large dance floor, area for the bar and buffet so it was not crowded. We were able to pick some items from the menu and create our own menu items to match the theme and season we got married in. Our server Heather was so accommodating, checking in on us frequently. We didn't get to eat too much due to talking with our guests, but when we got back to the bridal suite a plate of our dinner was waiting for us!
ExcellentReviewed on 3/17/2011 Katie L
Every person we worked with was amazing. So helpful, so nice, I never once worried that our day wouldn't go perfect. The event team was just amazing, they took everything in their hands and executed it perfectly. The food is to die for, and the ballroom was beautiful. I could go on forever! I couldn't imagine a better place to get married or a better team of professionals to help plan it.
Wedding ReceptionReviewed on 7/14/2014 Diane T
The Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch did an outstanding job with our wedding. From our first meeting with Amanda in Sales to our last meeting with Rick in Catering and all the staff in between (Sharon, Meghan, Adam, Matt....) we felt like we were Royalty getting married there. The staff is AMAZING. They all went above and beyond our expectations. I would recommend the Hilton Garden Riverwatch to anyone looking for a class act venue to have not only their wedding at like we did but any function.
good!Reviewed on 7/11/2011 Abby D
When they say they will take care of everything and allow you to not think the night of your wedding...they mean it! They made sure all of the details were taken care of and also that we had a blast! They were very helpful. I would make sure you stay in contact though with them to insure all of the pieces are taken care of. A few things fell through the cracks until the week before. This may have been due to change in employees though. Overall great!
great locationReviewed on 10/28/2010 Christine R
Great location and delicious food.
Meet The Events Director
Krisit Dunham can be contacted directly at 207-514-2208.