We had some very specific requests for our wedding catering, and Riverhouse delivered! They crafted an incredibly scrumptious spread of hors d'oeuvres, dinner dishes, and cocktails. Each item was made to follow our wedding guests’ strict dietary restrictions, and they’re all still here. If you’re looking for a catering company, you’ve found the best one.Ariella K.
Like many others in this review section, I truly can not thank Mary, Donna and the Riverhouse Catering team enough for all they did to make our wedding perfect. If you are considering working with Riverhouse, do it! You will not regret your decision. The food was delicious (and very accommodating to guests with food restrictions) we received so many compliments from our gusts. Beyond that, their team's attention to detail and willingness to support in so many ways far exceeded my expectations. We held our wedding on a working farm - aka not your typical venue - which had potential to present challenges, but working with Riverhouse had the process of setting up the space and pulling off our dream wedding seem seamless and stress free. Thank you Riverhouse!!Brooke B.
I cannot say enough nice things about Mary, Donna, and the rest of the Riverhouse catering staff. Leading up to our wedding day Mary was an absolute rockstar. She is hands down the most responsive, thorough, organized, and kind vendor I have worked with. This girl deserves all of the accolades! She made me feel so comfortable with the entire process, answered every single question we had, and went above and beyond for us on multiple occasions. I don’t know how she kept all of the details straight but she did, and then some! Then on the day of the wedding Donna and her team did such an amazing job! They were so kind and attentive - I had so many guests comment on how accommodating they were. The food was also the BEST food I’ve ever had at a wedding. My guests could not stop raving about it! 10/10 would recommend Riverhouse catering!Kate M.
I just got back from my honeymoon and all I want to do is relive the awesomeness and perfection my wedding day. It was an absolute success because of Riverhouse Catering. They are a preferred vendor for the Glastonbury Boathouse. (In my opinion, they should be the number 1 vendor for catering and day of coordination.) From our initial call with Jim to working with Mary leading up to the Big Day and having Donna and Joe on the day of the wedding, Riverhouse Catering truly exceeded my expectations with their holistic approach in efficient and fast communication and most of all AMAZING FOOD!! They are more than just catering, they make sure your day is well-coordinated and that every detail is thought out well in advance. They are willing and enthusiastic to work with you and make your day exactly how you want it. They even accommodated guests with various food needs (allergies and religious restrictions). I cannot recommend them enough! Our guests are still commenting on how great the food tasted and how well everything went! Thank you so so much to the Riverhouse Catering Team! Ya'll are phenomenal!Priscilla M.
My fiance and I planned an outdoor wedding for Labor Day weekend, 2021. We were hoping to catch the little bit of a window we had in the pandemic so we could have family and a few close friends attend. Riverhouse Catering was our first choice to help us pull this off, and help us they did! From the start, the detailed assistance with planning--not just the menu, but the flow of the entire event--was incredibly helpful. The pre-even staff are extremely experienced and professional. The day-of-event staff were extremely professional as well. They were very attentive to everyone's needs. The staff accommodated guests ranging from toddlers to elderly, and also managed to accommodate our guests with dietary restrictions. They also accommodated our requests for wedding staff to wear masks due to the presence of a number of guests at high-risk from Covid. Our guests raved about the food and the level of service. I cannot think of one single aspect of the catering that was not above our expectations. We were very glad we put our special day in the hands of Riverhouse Catering. They carried off our backyard wedding and reception beautifully! I cannot recommend them highly enough.Mindy S.
Hands down, the best food and the best service! I simply could not have planned my wedding with out help from Mary and the staff there, who were with me every step with check in calls and emails. They saw my vision and helped me bring it to life in a way I never thought possible. The staff they sent the day of were beyond professional and accommodating, and even helped me carry my dress in the mud. Some of the staff even drove the linens out to the venue the day before so I could set up early. And don’t get me started on the quality of the food, it was unbelievable!!Kasia P.
We can not say enough amazing things about this company!! They were the most flexible, accommodating group we have ever worked with! Their coordinator Mary was amazing! We had to postpone our wedding during Covid and their team made the process so easy and stress free. Their team is incredibly patient and came to our off site location to help get themselves prepared for our weekend. Would recommend them to any and everyone who needs a caterer for any event!!Haley N.
Completely recommend working with Riverhouse Catering. Their packages are super reasonable for the quality and quantity you receive. We loved all the food that was served at our wedding and got so many compliments from our guests. Also all the staff was so amazing to work with and made sure we were taken care of all night. The event coordinator made sure every detail was covered and executed perfectly - and it turned out that way. We had to reschedule our wedding due to COVID, and they had no problem switching arrangements. We would not recommend them more!Kathleen S.
Our wedding was originally scheduled for April 2020 at the Society Room of Hartford. After three postponements due to the pandemic, we were able to switch venues and still use Riverhouse Catering for our wedding. We are so thankful to Jim and Paula for helping us make this transition and for moving our entire contract from Society Room to Riverhouse Catering. We were finally able to have our wedding and Riverhouse Catering did a great job. The food was delicious- our guests were raving about it. Mary was our point person and she was FANTASTIC- incredibly responsive to email, revising our contract with every change we made, meeting us both on zoom and at our venue in the months leading up to the wedding. They were extremely professional, everything was executed beautifully on the wedding day. The service was great and we were very very happy with RHC!!Laura D.
We really enjoyed our experience with Riverhouse! They were able to adjust to our guest count due to COVID and really worked to make sure the evening was special. They paid close attention to detail and made sure that were were happy with everything from our tasting to the venue walkthrough. The guest really enjoyed the food and raved about the ice cream bar!! Overall a really great experience!Karisa H.
I loved working with Riverhouse for our wedding! Not only was the food amazing, but they were so thorough with helping us make a customized schedule for the day, keeping that schedule on track during the day, and even making sure decorations and a lot of small details were all set so I wouldn't have to stress on the day of. Everyone on staff was super personable and good at keeping on top of things. As I said before the food was absolutely delicious. They had a great variety of fresh whole foods and also were super accommodating to provide options for our guests with dietary restrictions. We did a buffet style and my husband and I were actually disappointed that all the food went cuz we were looking forward to having leftovers haha.Kimberly H.
Riverhouse Catering knows how to make an outdoor, fall wedding in Connecticut feel like an effortless occasion for the married couple. We selected Riverhouse Catering via our amazing wedding planner – Diana Chouinard of Jubilee Events. From the tasting event with our parents to our wedding day, Kristen and Riverhouse Catering shined each step of the way. My husband and I fell in love with each bite of flavorful appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The bar staff and professional waitstaff made our night feel refined. BONUS: the happy couple has a dedicated attendant throughout the event to ensure you taste each bite and stayed hydrated. We highly recommend Riverhouse Catering for any off-site event, especially a fall wedding under a tent in Connecticut.Patrick O.
My husband and I got married on October 5th 2019 at Chatfield Hollow Farm and Inn in Killingworth, CT. From the moment they arrived, the Riverhouse Catering staff were very friendly and organized - they carefully displayed all of our decor items exactly how we wanted, set up our cocktail hour & reception tent to look absolutely beautiful, and served a clean, delicious buffet! At one point as we were waiting in line to begin the ceremony, I said to my dad that I wanted to rest my feet. One of the caterers must've overheard and without hesitation, she pulled over a chair and handed me a water bottle - it was such a sweet gesture and helped calm my nerves as we conversed. Kirsten, the catering sales manager, is the best of the best! From day one, I felt so comfortable talking with her and asking my millions of questions. She was always incredibly friendly, organized, reliable, timely and bubbly; she never once seemed overwhelmed and always gave me her time of day (even called me one afternoon while she was on her way to a doctor's appointment)! Book with Riverhouse Catering and you won't be upset! Thank you so much to all of the staff for making our day unforgettable and perfect!Kimberly P.
Riverhouse catering did a phenomenal job in helping us to set everything up for our wedding day. Kirsten was excellent in communicating back and forth with us and stayed in top of everything throughout the process. Her and her staff really did an excellent job and we couldn't recommend them more. Everyone was highly impressed by the set up of the venue and the food was incredible.Patrick M.
Riverhouse Catering is top-notch and a perfect choice for your special event! From the initial inquiry to the final execution - they are professional and responsive, they take pride in the details and most importantly, work hard to ensure sincere customer satisfaction. As an event and wedding planner, I have worked with Riverhouse Catering for a variety of events and am always pleased with the process and execution. I proudly recommend them!Evan
Our wedding was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE … in large part to Riverhouse Catering. From the very beginning of the planning process their staff, in particular the Catering Sales Manager, Kirsten Perchout, was incredibly helpful. I tend to be very detail oriented and always had a ton of questions and our countless emails were always answered promptly with thoughtful responses. She guided us through the entire planning process and offered great suggestions to really personalize our special day. Subsequently, our wedding day was perfect – without one misstep. The day-of staff was so incredibly helpful, and led our event with professionalism and precision. Ashley, Louise, and the rest of the day-of staff made sure my husband and I, along with our wedding party had plenty of food and drinks while we took pictures during the cocktail hour as to not miss out on any of our festivities. They were attentive, organized, and kept our event on track! There is not one negative thing we can say about Riverhouse Catering, we will forever be grateful to them for helping us create an unforgettable wedding experience!Adana C.
These guys are true professionals. Working with Kirsten was a great experience as she is so organized and will work with you to incorporate any detail to make your day perfect. The food was amazing. The house recipe for the fall sangria was to die for. I had quite a few guests with various dietary restrictions that were accommodated flawlessly. Mary and Jake were the day-of coordinators and executed everything without a hitch. My bridal attendant, Louise, was the sweetest and made sure I had everything I needed. Like I said, truly professional people who are the best in the business.Kristin S.
When my fiance and I got engaged, we were ALL over the place in terms of wedding planning. First we were going to do backyard event, then we checked out the Boathouse in Hartford, then back to backyard, then we finally decided on The Hill Stead Museum in Farmington. One constant during this time? Kirsten and co. from Riverhouse Catering. Every time we changed our minds, she was right there, answering our insane questions, and making me feel like this was 100% normal. When we finally booked with RHC, we decided on stationary dinner with upgrades to our bar and cocktail hour packages. We were invited to a very lavish food tasting which during, I must have told my family 27 times, "this is the best day of my life"! It was a really fun day trying everything that would soon be at our wedding! Leading up to the wedding, we had a meeting with Kirsten 1:1, where she asked us zillions of questions such as "who is providing table numbers, where is the cake going to be" etc. etc. and walked us through the entire day. We had hired an awesome wedding coordinator as well, but had we not, RHC would have had our backs. The week before the wedding, we met Kirsten, the director of events Mary, and our captain, Jake, at our wedding location for a very detailed walk through. It was reassuring to know that every single detail was taken care of.The day of our wedding was truly the best day of my life, and a huge part of that is due to RHC and how seamlessly they run their events. Jake and his staff did a phenomenal job - the food was incredible, bars were hopping, and the servers were fantastic. We had a bridal attendant with us, Nicole, who ensured our plates were filled and drinks were flowing all night. At the end of our reception, RHC packed up all of our stuff in our boxes, helped us load our cars up, and sent us on our way!I think it's worth mentioning that RHC provides not only food, but the liquor/wine/beer should you choose the bar package, plates, cutlery, linens, glassware, staff, bartenders, chefs, chafing dishes, etc. Many catering companies that I contacted did not provide all of this, and in the end, we went with RHC because they are full-service from start to finish. While the price at first might seem higher than other caterers, I think the value in having someone who handles all of those sometimes forgotten things is well worth it.I would definitely recommend Riverhouse Catering, and Kirsten and Jake specifically, to anyone who is in the initial stages of wedding planning.Linley S.
We could not be more pleased with Riverhouse Catering. So many family members and friends kept telling us how amazing the food was and all the catering staff on our wedding day. Riverhouse was honestly a joy to work with. So professional, easy to communicate with, very organized. Everything on our wedding day went flawlessly--cannot recommend Riverhouse enough!Ruth H.
Riverhouse made the planning process easy from the very beginning. They worked hard to assure everything I envisioned came to life. Kirsten was always quick to respond & help with any questions and concerns I had. Our server Sofia didn’t leave anything to be desired. Anything we needed she got immediately for us. Riverhouse isn’t only a catering service. They help with every step of the wedding planning process down to setting up decorations and helping with rentals. I couldn’t recommend them enough!Chelsea C.