Testimonials Rocketts Landing, Richmond


amazing food, amazing service, amazing view. wedding coordinator included. worth every penny!

Natalie via The Knot - December 2017

I can't begin to talk about how amazing the Boathouse and their staff was before, during, and after my wedding! We chose the Boathouse for both our ceremony and reception space. I chose the location based on the beautiful scenery and how affordable it was compared to other venues in the city. You are really getting your money's worth here with the BEAUTIFUL skyline of Richmond in the background and the modern industrial look of the building itself. It is truly a unique location. I worked with Laura, an event coordinator with the Boathouse, and she was an absolute dream. She calmed every worry I had as a bride, answered my millions of questions, and really paid attention to how I wanted my dream wedding to be. Laura planned several meetings to go over food, decorations, and ceremony prep. In these meetings, we went over every detail and Laura was very informative the entire way through. The ceremony and reception both flowed so smoothly thanks to Laura and the hours of prep we did! The Boathouse staff was also very accommodating with my guest's food allergies and they also helped a lot with the set up. I can't speak highly enough of them! I was lucky to have my wedding right after the Grand Illumination in Richmond, VA so the skyline of the city was brightly and beautifully lit in the background of my reception venue. Everyone raved over how scenic and fun the venue was! I still have guests talking about how wonderful it is! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for an event space or even just a place to eat. They are wonderful in everything they do and I cannot thank them enough!

Jennifer - January 2018

Picking the Boathouse was one of our best decisions in our wedding planning process. The venue is beautiful and offers the best view of our beloved Richmond. From the get go, Bonnie and Laura were helpful and informative. We were presented with a detailed Wedding packet that answered many of our questions. We liked that everything was included in the cost. We did not have to rent anything other than the dance floor. During the planning process, Laura answered any questions I had, though sometimes it took a few days for a response (never for anything urgent though!). For the day of, Laura had everything decorated exactly how I wanted. She made sure the evening flowed. She had food and signature drinks ready when the bridal party arrived, so we can snack before our entrance. She brought me food and drinks, worked with my vendors, and made me feel like my wedding went off without a hitch. The food was delicious and the usual Boathouse high quality. We even got sent home with a midnight snack bag filled with all the yummy foods we picked. If you are a Richmond lover or just want a smooth wedding day, go with the Boathouse!

Ashley - November 2017

Alli (and team), Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day! Your planning and proactiveness was so appreciated, and provided us the confidence and peace of mind to truly be present and enjoy celebrating with those we love. Our guests commented endlessly on the quality of not only the food, but the service. And our family barely had to do a thing to clean up at the end of the night. Thank you so much for all you did to help us plan and execute the best, most memorable party of our lives. We couldn’t imagine getting hitched anywhere else! With much gratitude - Jennifer & Jake

Jennifer & Jake - October 2017

Laura, I wanted to let you know that last night was fantastic. Kenny and Elaine were amazing to work with. They were just so on point so organized and great personality for the guests. They made my job so easy and they were so much fun.

Karla - October 2017

We had our wedding at the Boathouse in September and I cannot say enough about how amazing the staff was and how perfect our day was. Thank you SO much to the lovely staff, specifically Laura who did a great job as our coordinator. They went above and beyond assisting with centerpieces and they freaking put the decorative flowers on our cake when our cake lady was MIA. Have your wedding (or any event) here, they truly know service.

Sarah - September 2017

Laura: I cannot let one more minute pass without sending Ted's and my most sincere thanks for EVERYTHING you did to make Emily and Rob's wedding reception nothing short of perfect. There is honestly not one thing that wasn't perfect! We have had sooo many complements about the food, the service, the facility--and I could go on and on. Even my mother described you to me as the person in charge---that you were efficiently directing staff and clearly at the helm of the operation. Execution of every phase of service was flawless. From cocktails to send off, truly there is nothing about which I would change nor complain. Family members raved about the efficiency of the staff and the fabulous menu. My favorite quote of the night was from one of our guests, who, passing me said, "Can't talk now---I'm following the guy with the scallops on the spoons!" The one final chore of the evening that I had been dreading was packing up all the wedding "accoutrements" and loading them into our car. Ted and I were utterly amazed and so pleasantly surprised that you and your staff had it all packed up so quickly after Emily and Rob's send off. And no one would allow me to carry anything---your staff members quickly took whatever I was headed to the car with out of my hand and took it there themselves! You all knocked it out of the proverbial ball park, and I'll sing your praises to everyone considering a wedding reception or event. Thank you, thank you, dear Laura, for calming our nerves as we planned and making us feel like royalty on Emily and Rob's happy day. Our out-of-town family and local guests were given a real taste of southern hospitality, first class service and a further example of why we love Richmond---and the Boathouse!

Susan - October 2017

Laura, Our wedding day was truly and indescribably perfect, and we owe it to you! Thank you for your amazing talent helping us put this together, your patience and expertise the day of, and for making us feel like friends and not clients. We loved working with you! We are truly blessed and eternally grateful for you and The Boathouse and staff that day!

Natalie & Brandon - September 2017

Hi Laura ...I just had to send a quick note to THANK YOU for everything on Saturday...for us the day was just perfect. It was everything I imagined and I could not have done it without you. All the stress and work was just worth it. You and the Boathouse team are just something special. I know I will continue to recommend this venue and restaurant. My Dad received so many compliments on the food. Our family has had several wedding in the last 12 months and by far this was the best food ever.

Caterina - August 2017

It was great meeting with you yesterday Bonnie!! Mike and I are really excited about our wedding at the Boathouse! You are a wealth of wedding info and we really appreciated your input, advice and guidance on so many things!! We feel confident in you (and the Boathouse staff) and relieved in having the venue booked for both the ceremony and the reception!! I love one-stop shopping!! - Thanks again!

- Madelyn, January 2017

Anne, [We] had the pleasure of having [our] holiday party at the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing last evening. Your entire team, including Joanne in sales, Laura in event planning, TC the event manager, your kitchen, and each member of your serving staff were a pleasure to work with throughout the planning and set-up of our party. No detail was left unplanned and all of my requests, no matter how small or large, were accommodated with not only professionalism but with a genuine cheerful attitude. Your quality of food and customer service is far superior to your competition and I am very grateful I chose your venue for our event.
Thank you all for making our holiday party one that will be remembered for many years.

Robin - December 2016

Hi Bonnie and Laura, I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for hosting us. The event was great, and your space is beautiful. Everything went smoothly, and your staff was exceptional, especially TC. It was a great start to our day, and I hope to come back on my own the next time I am in Richmond.

Leah - September 2016

Laura, Friday was a wonderful night for our family. The service and food was out of this world not to mention that we were blessed with the most awesome sunset...crazy! Again, thanks for such a lovely evening.

Tina - September 2016

Laura, I just wanted to let you know our graduation celebration in the Harbormaster Suite this evening was perfectly wonderful. Our 2 servers were delightful - very accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. It was a pleasure working with them. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all. I greatly appreciate all you did to help me prepare for this occasion, including your willingness to answer my questions and to make sure all of our needs were met. Thanks so much for ensuring that everything was taken care of as we discussed. It was such an enjoyable evening, one that I'm sure will be a lasting memory for our son graduating from high school.

Allyson - June 2016

Laura, I just wanted to let you know what a truly marvelous time we had! Part of it was due to the venue. The view and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Part of it was due to the food, which was delicious and plentiful. And part of it was due to the bar and the yummy drinks concocted. But the crowning attribute which put it over the top, was the wait staff you assigned to us that day, Eddie and Travis. From the very first moment, they were making themselves so helpful and accommodating. They took great delight in ensuring that we had the best possible environment to celebrate, and this made all the difference. Thank you and the staff at the Boathouse for a memorable event.

Sarah - April 2016

Bonnie, We could not have been happier. We got many compliments on the food and the service. Your staff really did go above and beyond to make us feel welcome. We are already looking for opportunities to use you all again in the coming year.

Dan - May 2016

Laura, Well, WOW!!! Three days later, Nick and I are still reeling for the incredible experience we had on Saturday. Our wedding was PERFECT- there really isn't anything we would change, and it's all thanks to you and the Boathouse team. You were the thread that held everything together. Why would people get married anywhere else in Richmond?!

Madison - April 2016

Bonnie and Laura, Our event was fabulous!! I have planned/managed events for over 15 years and I can honestly say that it was the best service I have ever received. Your event staff was exceptional. Everyone was on time, professional, friendly, helpful and eager to please. I have not heard a single negative comment about the evening! Please commend them on our behalf.

Heather - January 2016