Testimonials Rocketts Landing


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

Hello! I just wanted to share what a wonderful time I had last month at our friends' (Ashley & David) wedding reception. This was my first time at The Boathouse and I was blown away. The food, location, and staff were amazing, and I was not the only one who noticed! Our server Michelle was so sweet, professional and attentive (I wish I could have her every time we dined out!). I've been to several weddings, and this is by far one of the best ones. I plan to visit again and try out one of the other locations.

Brittany - November 2015

Laura, Please pass our compliments along to the entire banquet staff at The Boathouse. You, Eddie, and the entire team were outstanding and all of the food was delicious. The oysters and sushi were particular favorites of the guests. One of our guests from California, that has been in fine restaurants all over the country, told us that the facility, food, and service were as good as he had ever seen. Please let everyone on your team know how much we appreciated their great service.

Joe - September 2015

Dear Laura and Boathouse Staff,

We cannot thank you enough for the fabulous job you did. The wedding reception for Katie and Thomas really did exceed expectations. We were impressed not only with the good food and excellent service, but also by the real kindness, politeness and concern expressed by all we encountered. Even the dismantling of the table decorations was accomplished efficiently and with care. It was a tribute to your organizational skills, experience, and determination to make the event enjoyable for everyone - and it was!

We had the best time and it will remain a happy memory for our whole family and friends. Please let all who were involved know of our appreciation and gratitude.

Sue - August 2015

Laura and Bonnie, Our Rehearsal Dinner on Friday night was so well-executed. Eddie, Kyle, and Alli were very professional and accommodating. The appetizers, drinks, and dinner were just wonderful, and the setting was perfect for enjoying the veranda for cocktails and for watching the sunset later in the evening as we were dining.

Thank you for everything you did to organize the event. I will definitely recommend The Boathouse to others. We were very pleased with the venue, the food, and the service. Thank you.

Mary Lou - August 2015

Laura, Just want to send a note to thank you and the staff at The Boathouse for the wonderful time we had at our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. Every one of our guests raved about the food and the atmosphere at dinner, in fact, they are still talking about it. Another big Thank You to Kenny and Chase for their terrific service. They made everyone feel welcome and handled everything with ease. Not one complaint or criticism. The food was absolutely delicious, so thank you to the chefs as well. I am sure we will be visiting The Boathouse when we are visiting in Richmond again.

Terry and Joe - August 2015

Laura – Thank you and your staff so much for your help today. Everything was awesome! Have heard very good comments about the meeting. Everyone loved the location and couldn’t be more complimentary about the staff. What an awesome meeting space!

Regina - June 2015

Good Afternoon Laura! Thanks so much for a fantastic dinner on Monday for our Intern Associate group. Everything was fantastic and thanks for the flexibility on beverage options. Everyone had a great time. Many thanks as well to the staff working our event. They were most accommodating and very pleasant. Have a wonderful day and hope to work with you again soon for another event!

Steve - June 2015

Laura, Thank you for everything you did for our wedding. I really appreciate your help in the planning phase, giving us suggestions and advice, and your support the entire day! You definitely exceeded my expectations and took care of every detail, even with a few mistakes on our end. Everyone had an amazing time and kept saying that it was the most fun wedding they’ve ever been to. Maurice and I can’t thank you enough!

Krystina & Maurice - May 2015

Your staff was amazing, meeting any last-minute issue that came up, the food was replenished and always fresh, looking as beautiful as it tasted, and the bar staff kept up with orders of our guests. It made for a very successful event (I had to round up people for the last bus-they didn't want to leave).

Thank you so much for all you did to help and to keep the stress to a minimum- what a great team of people you have.

Deborah - May 2015

Hi Bonnie, I just wanted to send a quick email to let you know that everything went extremely well last week for my two dinners! Ally and her colleagues were great! Ally worked exceptionally well with me to ensure that our guests had a fantastic evening. Please pass along my warm greetings and many thanks to Ally, Shannon and their colleague from Tuesday. The manager on those evenings was also very professional and checked in with me numerous times to make sure everything was going well. Please tell her I appreciated that and look forward to hosting our next event with y'all!

Steve - May 2015

Hi Laura, I just wanted to take a second and say thank you for a lovely event. The bridal shower in the Harbourmaster Suite was wonderful. The two gentlemen (especially the one with glasses - sorry, I can't remember his name) were helpful, friendly, proactive, etc etc etc. Can't say enough about them. Thanks again!

Natalie - May 2015

I am recommending you to all I talk to! Please let the folks that worked with us know how great it was. The lead server was wonderful to work with as were all of them. That Laura includes you, as you were very patient and responsive which gave us such ease in knowing that it would all go well. Please also let management know and if we have an event in the future, we know where to come!

Jeanne - April 2015

I just want to say thanks to you and the staff for all your help in setting up the rehearsal dinner. The evening was wonderful and the ladies that took care of us did a great job! The food was delicious and we were able to set up the video for everyone's enjoyment. The Boathouse was a great choice!

Mary - April 2015

Hi Laura, I want to thank you for your help in arranging the dinner for our group last Thursday. Please pass along my thanks and appreciation to Susan and the staff. They did a great job! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We had 20 states plus the District of Columbia represented, plus Todd Haymore, Virginia's Secretary of Agriculture, as our after-dinner speaker.
The attendees from the various states not only enjoyed the meal, but loved going out on the deck to see the water. We all loved the food and atmosphere very much. I can't wait to come again and bring my family.

Bonnie - April 2015

Laura, You and Eddie not only made the evening run flawlessly, you were both so much fun to work with! I'd love to receive contact information for whoever oversees the Boathouse operation as I want to pass on my five star rating for the entire process. My son and daughter-in-law told me it was perfect and everything they hoped for as they kicked off the wedding weekend. Thanks to you, it really was perfect! I'm mentioning the venue to everyone I encounter, and I will be sure to reference you. Again, thank you!

Annie - November 2014

Laura, I just wanted to take a minute on behalf of myself and Michael to thank you for everything you did for our wedding last Saturday. You had everything under control, there was nothing we really had to think about, other than a few small decisions because of weather. Michael really felt like the staff was very attentive to him and I, which made him extremely happy. We are so ecstatic about how everything went at the boathouse, from the venue set up, to the awesome food, to the great drinks, and the atmosphere. You certainly exceeded our expectations, and we are extremely grateful. Thank you again for everything you did that day, and the days before to make everything go so smoothly. Even though we barely remember it, we had a great wedding and we have you and your staff to thank for it. Thank you.

Robyn and Michael - November 2014

Laura and Bonnie: I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU! for everything on Sunday. My family had a blast. I knew they would enjoy the Harbourmaster Suite – the view is something else! The food was wonderful and the staff was awesome. The gentlemen who were there to assist us were tops!!! They maneuvered the kids in the room (who decided to play with their Thomas the Tank Engine set, they accommodated our drink needs and served us with a smile. My mother, the star of the day, we supremely pleased. And for me that is what counts the most. Thank you for your assistance in making her 85th birthday special. We hope to see you again soon.

Lisa - November 2014