About this Vendor

Elegant. Memorable. Unique.

Nestled on a secluded ridge atop the banks of the Connecticut River, our very private wedding venue promises you a world-class experience unmatched anywhere. The Riverhouse provides the environment, the menu, the upscale services, and the grand experience your guests will long remember.

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Indoor

  • Reception Area

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity




Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering

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Contact Info

55 Bridge Rd, Haddam, CT (860) 345-4100

Reviewed on 1/23/2018 Anisha S

Before I walked into The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, I had already made up my mind with another venue. It was suggested to me to go and check it out regardless of my initial choice and take a look and I am so glad I did. I could not have picked a better place to host our... Read More wedding. The venue itself is absolutely stunning. Our ceremony was held outdoors and the reception was absolutely perfect. Working with Hattie and the Riverhouse staff made my experience enjoyable and exciting instead of stressful and time-consuming. Any questions or concerns I had were met with a calm and collected response that alleviated any worries I had and Hattie made my planning experience go smoothly. And the best part is how accommodating they are! My husband and I come from different cultural backgrounds so the food was the biggest dilemma we had. We wanted both Indian and American cuisine so our only option was to hire two outside caterers which would have been twice as costly. Hattie suggested we talk to the chef and his kitchen staff to see if we could work something else out. They went above and beyond anyone else would have in order to cook BOTH cuisines in house. I was beyond impressed and grateful that they took the time and effort to learn to cook my favorite Indian dishes perfectly and, of course, their house menu was absolutely delicious as well. Both sides of the family raved about the food for weeks. From start to finish our wedding was stunningly perfect. Every detail was executed phenomenally and I would highly recommend considering this venue for any special occasion. I thank Hattie and the Riverhouse staff for making our night more memorable than we could have imagined.

Reviewed on 12/20/2017 Lawren D

Simply put, The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station was amazing! My husband and I have received non-stop compliments about the food and service at our wedding and we couldn’t agree more! Throughout the planning process Jillian and Kelly took the time to understand what we were... Read More looking for and how we wanted our day to go. The process was very straight forward and simple which helped to take a lot of stress out of the planning process. The Riverhouse team was also very responsive! I never had to worry about them calling me back which was extremely helpful when planning. Linda and team executed everything the night of our wedding just as we discussed and it was fantastic. Everything was perfect! My husband and I cannot thank the Riverhouse team enough and highly recommend them!

Reviewed on 12/17/2017 Shelley M

The Riverhouse made all our wedding dreams come true and some! From the food to the service to the venue itself, everything was perfect! We could not ask for more!

Reviewed on 11/07/2017 Brittney A

We knew the Riverhouse was our dream come true from the first meeting with Kelley. She was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in providing us with information and touring us around the beautiful, private venue nestled in charming Haddam. We are so happy and proud we... Read More went with our gut and chose The Riverhouse to begin The next chapter of our lives together. The food was exceptional especially the scallops (best we ever had) and filet, drinks delicious, the staff was attentive and the grounds impeccable. This was our dream come true and a night to always remember. All our friends and family cant stop raving about our wedding and really neither can we! Thank you to everyone at the Riverhouse, especially Kelley, Hattie, Linda and Michelle for sharing in our special day and for all your help!!

Reviewed on 10/29/2017 Jacquelyn Z

My husband and I are so happy with our decision to have our wedding at the Riverhouse. Everyone that we worked with were absolutely amazing. From the planning process to the day of, they were so helpful, and always answered our emails and phone calls the same day (usually within... Read More hours)! They made our reception run smoothly, and they treated us like royalty for the day! One of our guests mentioned how great the bartenders were, and I actually had to say that I didn’t have to go up to the bar once; all drinks were brought to us. And that is only the beginning of the list of all the little things that they did for us. The riverhouse is such a beautiful venue, and the people there are so amazing and really know how to turn a wedding into beautiful memories that will last a lifetime! We would recommend this venue to whoever is looking to have a gorgeous, memorable wedding.

Reviewed on 10/27/2017 Nicole F

I just had my wedding at the Riverhouse last week and I would recommend them to anyone. Great food, staff, service, and facilities

Reviewed on 9/29/2017 Jenn W

We extremely enjoyed our wedding day at the Riverhouse. They were professional, organized and everything was just as we imagined. They provided amazing service the day of the wedding. All of the food was delicious and our guests are still talking about how wonderful the event... Read More was. We are so thankful for their team who made our dream a reality and recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding!

Reviewed on 8/31/2017 Megan C

We absolutely loved our experience at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station!! From the start the staff did a great job at making everything organized for the various milestones that you encounter when planning a wedding. They were also fun and professional at the same time! The... Read More food was absolutely amazing!! There was also a ton of choices to choose from, which was great. Everyone at our wedding commented on how much they loved the food and how it was the best food that they've had at any wedding! They also recommended great vendors that I'm sure we wouldn't have been able to find on our own. Hands down we are 100% satisfied with our choice of the Riverhouse!! Cannot thank them enough for such a perfect reception!!

Reviewed on 6/29/2017 Rachel B

Hattie and Kelley were absolutely amazing! The staff at the Riverhouse on our wedding day were prompt, timely, and everything ran so smoothly. We had our ceremony on site, outside, which was beautiful as well. Food is the best I have had at any wedding before (not being... Read More biased). Overall, such a great experience and would have chosen the Riverhouse no matter what for my wedding day!

Reviewed on 6/08/2017 Alyssa S

I'm not even sure where to start, everything was amazing! All of the staff was incredibly accommodating, professional, and most importantly (for me) responsive. All throughout the planning process Hattie, Kelley, and Jillian answered all my stupid questions usually within an... Read More hour of me emailing them. The food was absolutely fantastic! My husband and I had a difficult time narrowing down our options after our tasting. So many of our guests also complimented the food. The most impressive part about working with the Riverhouse staff was that we didn't need to worry about anything. My husband and I were able to relax and enjoy every moment of our day thanks to them. We actually had a guest show up who had declined, the staff knew about it and set an extra place before my husband and I even found out! We had a personal attendant who was so great about checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed before the ceremony and during the reception... I don't think I once saw the bottom of my beverage that night. At the end of the night, they packed up all of our items that we brought from home to decorate; and they made sure our gifts were handed off to the person we had designated before that day. And of course the venue is absolutely stunning! We had visited a few other venues, but we knew immediately this was the one.

Reviewed on 6/04/2017 Jenna D

The Riverhouse was the best decision I could have ever made for my wedding. Everything went great and the staff there is absolutely wonderful!

Reviewed on 4/23/2017 Lauren G

From the very beginning of our planning, I was blown away by the Riverhouse staff. They were attentive to our every need and made the entire process pleasurable. Our wedding day was everything we could have dreamed and more. I couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere... Read More else!

Reviewed on 4/23/2017 Kelsy W

This venue worked out perfect for our wedding. Ceremony arrangements were tricky in our situation and the Riverhouse was able to provide a lovely indoor ceremony space and then covert it in less then an hour (during cocktail hour) to a beautiful reception. The staff was very... Read More attentive & overall awesome. Kelly was awesome to work with and so was Mary! The food was amazing, and is one of the first things guest rave about. I'm not giving it 5 stars because I do wish Mary was involved a little sooner in planning the timeline. She has tons of experience and great advise I wish we heard sooner! Also i did find out that after our wedding in November the Riverhouse had made some staffing changes, the staff I had were awesome & I'm sad I can't guarantee that for the next couple. I can guarantee a beautiful venue/view year round!

Reviewed on 4/22/2017 Ashley L

The RIverhouse was the first and only venue my husband and I looked at for our St. Patrick's day wedding this year. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left every person encountered from top to bottom was simply amazing. The RIverhouse listened with great detail to all... Read More of our hopes for our big day, and executed it beyond our wildest dreams. The service, food, attentiveness, wedding planners, décor, attention to detail was 100% on par with everything we hoped and dreamed for. we can not begin to thank the RIverhouse enough for helping us have the best day ever and we couldn't imagine a better place to have started our happily ever after. BEST VENUE EVER!!!!!

Reviewed on 4/21/2017 Danielle K

I could not have asked for a more supportive, available and just sweet group to work with. Everyone truly made our day so incredibly special. From the moment we looked at the venue even before booking all the way until we were getting on the shuttle at the end of the wedding... Read More night everyone was incredible. Everyone was so sweet and I had SO many people tell me what a beautiful venue it is. Even on a very cold and rainy day it was perfect! I would recommend this venue in a second. Thank you to such an incredible team!

Reviewed on 3/14/2017 Alyssa H

Choosing to have our wedding at the Riverhouse was the best decision we could have made. With the help from Hattie and Kelly everything ran so smoothly and was so organized throughout the planning process. They always answered any and all questions that came up. Our wedding... Read More was in January during a snowstorm. The staff was there to help and made every aspect of our day perfect! Michelle was our bridal attendant and was there with whatever we needed at exactly the right moment. Despite the chaos from the weather our wedding ran perfectly and the staff at the riverhouse accomodated everything so easily.

Reviewed on 1/08/2017 Kristin C

We had an amazing wedding at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station. We wanted a venue by the water, but were having trouble finding a space big enough to accommodate our guest size (215) comfortably. Riverhouse is truly a breathtaking venue. We loved the room itself, with high... Read More ceilings, a large dance floor, and plenty of room for our guests. Kelley and Hattie were amazing. I was not the type of bride who thought about my wedding before I got engaged, so I had no idea what I was doing or what I wanted. Their expertise and guidance truly helped us navigate the planning process with ease as they patiently answered all of our questions. The day of, everything ran smoothly, and we had nothing to worry about thanks to the wonderful staff at Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station. The food was delicious! And we loved our signature drinks. Our guests raved about the food and the service, and we truly had the time of our lives.

Reviewed on 12/30/2016 Amanda F

From the moment we walked through the front doors we knew the Riverhouse was the place for us. The staff was amazing, supportive, and so responsive from day 1. Our wedding day was the best day of our lives in many thanks to the wonderful staff and venue of the Riverhouse. We... Read Moreauyfcbefvrafaxtfuutwwtrufxwrzdburayxxw would highly recommend this venue to anyone!!

Reviewed on 12/09/2016 Anessa P

The Riverhouse exceeded our expectations! They help in the planning process to make sure everything is going to be smooth once the big day comes. The day of the wedding everyone was great and kept the night running smooth and stress free. The location is beautiful, and our... Read More friends are still raving about the food! Highly recommend the Riverhouse!

Reviewed on 11/25/2016 Amanda C

The Riverhouse truly exceeded our expectations. Both our ceremony and reception were held on the property. We can't thank them enough for giving us an amazing wedding. The venue is perfect and is in a beautiful location with great views. The food is outstanding and many of our... Read More guests told us it was the best wedding food that they've ever had. Most of all, the staff was truly fantastic. We live in New Jersey and I was worried about planning a wedding out of state, however the Riverhouse made the planning process seamless and our wedding went off without a hitch. Hattie and Kelley were so helpful and thorough during the planning that I never had to worry about a thing. They were always quick to respond and made sure all our ideas and visions were part of our big day. We are also grateful to Mary and Michelle who were both accommodating to us and our parents the night of our wedding. We highly recommend the Riverhouse to all couples looking for a unique and exceptional venue. I wish we could re-live our wedding day there over and over again!

Reviewed on 11/18/2016 Melissa C

The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station is wonderful! From the moment we got out of car to tour the site for the first time, we fell in love with the venue. The grounds are absolutely stunning, and the inside of the venue was clean and modern. We mainly worked with Hattie throughout... Read More the entire planning process. Hattie is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, and kind. During various stages of the planning process, we emailed back and forth with Hattie (especially during the last two weeks before the wedding). She was prompt to respond and always answered our questions. Another great aspect of the Riverhouse was attending the food tasting (about 6 months before our wedding date), where they set up the venue like a wedding. We had the ability to taste the food and also got a good sense for what we wanted to do for table placement, table clothes, napkins, chair covers, etc. As the wedding got closer, we were in constant contact with Hattie about selections that needed to be made. The Riverhouse provides the Bride and Groom with paperwork that assists with this entire process. Having this paperwork was *key* and helped us stay organized and on track. A few days before the wedding, we met with Hattie and Linda (who was our event manager on the day of the wedding). Linda was so sweet and helpful and took the time to discuss with us how the entire flow of the wedding day would go. This was so reassuring! On the day of the wedding, the staff at the Riverhouse was wonderful! We got so many complements about the venue. Many people were raving about the food (the food is absolutely fantastic!) and how nice the venue looked. Honestly, there are not enough words that I can write to express how happy we were with the Riverhouse and the staff. They helped make our wedding day magical and we are so appreciative!

Reviewed on 11/14/2016 Katie S

The Riverhouse is an AMAZING place to get married! I can't say enough wonderful things about the staff, the actual venue, the food, etc. Hattie was my wedding coordinator throughout the planning process and answered every ridiculous question I had in less than 24 hours every... Read More time. The tasting was amazing, I've never eaten so much food in one sitting in my life and it really helped put my mind at ease that the food was not just delicious but fun & unique. They are as flexible as possible and try to accommodate any request you have to make your wedding as personal to your tastes as they can. The week leading up to the wedding was a frenzy of last minute planning and getting things done but The Riverhouse staff, particularly Hattie and my day-of banquet manager Mary, went through everything we brought on the final meeting and really put our minds at ease that they understood our vision and what we hoped the rooms, tables, etc would look like. They executed it the day of the wedding flawlessly. The night of the wedding itself was absolutely perfect. The cocktail hour room and reception room both looked AMAZING, the staff was great and so friendly, and the whole night went off without a hitch. Michele, our bridal party assistant, was so attentive and made sure we tried all the food, actually sat down and ate some dinner, and kept our drinks full the entire night. Every guest we talked to said the food was amazing, and if you get married early enough in the year, you get to enjoy the view of the river from the deck during cocktail hour which is also an amazing feature! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone at the Riverhouse, we were so happy the entire night of the wedding and couldn't have asked for anything more.

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Kayla M

Where do I even being to explain how amazing the Riverhouse is! From my very first visit I knew I wanted that is where we were going to have our reception. The ballroom is stunning and you are the only wedding. After booking, Hattie and Kelley made the planning process very easy... Read More and were always there to answer any questions I had. The Riverhouse staff pays attention to every little detail. When we were at the final meeting before the wedding going over the food, my dad made a comment that he hates tomatoes. When my dad received his salad, his didn’t have any tomatoes. When I arrived after the ceremony, I went out onto the balcony to see the ballroom. They putting the final details together and the room was every more beautiful than I could have imagined. The balcony is also a great spot so your photographer can get a photo with all the guests at the wedding. I would recommend the Riverhouse to anyone planning a wedding. They exceeded all my expectations and made my wedding dreams come true!

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Stacey D

Picking our venue was one of the easiest choices for us...I had done my research and upon our first meeting we were immediately in love! I wanted some water aspect and with being by the CT river it allowed us a chance to take scenic photos and a cooling breeze on what was a very... Read More hot day during cocktail hour on the deck. We had Hattie as our main contact but her and Kelley were helpful every step of the way. On the day of Mary took charge and the night flowed perfectly , she went above and BEYOND to ensure we and our guests left happy. We can't say enough about the food at the Riverhouse , this was very important to us and we had endless compliments from our 220 guests including some of the "best wedding food" experienced. You can't be disapointed if you choose this beautiful venue!

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Terry V

The Riverhouse was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. Hattie was a pleasure to work with and made planning our day easy. The venue is beautiful, the staff excellent and the food unbelievable! Our guests raved on an on about the food and how beautiful... Read More our wedding was. I am so glad that we chose The Riverhouse. It exceeded our expectations. Hattie is the best! We are very grateful for all that the staff did for us and hope someday a friend gets married there so we can go back!


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