About River Rock Casino & Resort
River Rock Casino & Resort is a fantastic wedding venue located in Richmond that offers quality service, a beautiful setting and top notch amenities to make your special day even more special. Attentive staff and fabulous food are both trademarks of this singular venue. They are able to accommodate almost any request so your wedding day runs smoothly.
Facilities and capacity
Here you can choose from any one of River Rock’s venues, where you can have a spectacular marina sunset backdrop to celebrate your special day with family and friends. This venue offers event spaces like the Whistler Ballroom (A, B, C & combined) with a capacity for up to 290 guests banquet style of 580 guests in stand-up reception mode.
They offer pre and post wedding event services including engagements, honeymoons and stag and stagette parties. River Rock has an excellent wedding events team that will help you with planning, recommendations and any last minute changes you may need. Their services include:
River Rock has fine catering to suit you and your guests' palates. The cuisine options include:
As a casino and resort, River Rock also provides accommodation for you and your guests. Their contemporary rooms are bright with lots of natural light. King size beds with 300-thread count sheets, TV, mini fridge, and quality bathroom amenities make these rooms a great place to stay.
Several other facilities can be found at this venue, including:
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Vanessa Wong · Married on 31/08/2019
You will not find a better place or staff
RiverRock is the BEST. I had been to at least 10 other possible locations (Pinnacle, Delta, Element, random ballrooms, Mayfair Lakes Gold Course, Hollyburn Country Club, etc...) and RiverRock came in top two with Element. What helped me to make my final decision was their experience. They know how to treat their guests, clients, and customers. They have the experience unlike some other venues I went to that have only been in the wedding business for a few years. Let me start off with the Senior Manager of Sales & Catering - Teresa Lim. I had seen her name on other reviews and wanted to work with her. I didn't get to at first but eventually I did start working with her 8 months before my wedding. Let me tell you, if you are looking for someone who is responsive (literally almost any time during the day - great for panicking brides who strive for immediate satisfaction or answers), someone who is patient (because I have a million questions and I also change my mind a lot), someone who has your standards in mind in terms of pricing, experience, and expectations, then this is the woman to work with. She answered my 10 questions a day even on weekends. She reassures me when I don't know what questions I need to be asking. She breaks down costs for me because math sometimes confuses me. She gives me suggestions when I over order food. She meets up with me after her work hours because I can't get off work early. She is polite to my family because I'm Chinese and I bring my whole family everywhere to make decisions. She checked up on me the night before my wedding and so much more. My other vendors had no problem working with her and coordinating drop off times for props and chairs. I didn't need to touch that part of the planning one bit.
Now, let's talk about the venue. If you want an outdoor wedding, this may not be the place to go because of the airplane routes every 10 minutes. I opted the Fraser Ballroom for my 150 ceremony guests as it was a semi circle room with windows so that I still get the light from outside and indoor lighting is always easier to manipulate for your photographers than outdoors. I held my reception in the Whistler Ballroom for 200+ people and started with a cocktail hour in the foyer before the doors opened for the reception. The amount of space this ballroom had was just enough without having to move tables away to open up a dance floor (like some other hotels). The dance floor remained in front of the head table, and family and friends surrounded us. We opted for the highest priced buffet dinner package and to be honest, it was cheaper than some other hotels in Vancouver. Where do I start on the food. Mind you as a bride I only had half a plate of food because every time I left the head table, it would take me 30min to get back so eating was out of the question. However, I had a River Rock staff make sure to pave the way for me to the buffet and fill my plate up while I told her what I wanted. She wouldn't let me touch the food to protect my dress. She also checked on me to ask what other food I wanted so that I didn't even need to leave the table. What service! But you cannot imagine the amount of people that came up to me that night to tell me how good the food was! They highly recommended the Gnocchi, the Seafood Cioppino, and the Prime Rib. My experience at River Rock was phenomenal. It has beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for photos - the boardwalk, the green patio space, and walkway bridges inside. My wedding hashtag in photos right now is dubbed #BestWeddingEver by family and friends.
Thank you so much to Teresa and the River Rock team for this memorable day.Sent on 05/09/2019
River Rock Casino & Resort's reply:Good day, Vanessa,
Charisse Leano · Married on 24/08/2019
Great Venue & Good Food
We held our reception for 145 people at River Rock on August 24th, 2019. Our point of contact was Teresa and we were emailing multiple times back and forth throughout the whole planning process and she was very helpful and responded to all our questions promptly. The planning process with Teresa was painless (at least on our end :D ).Sent on 06/09/2019
Our reception was being held in Ballrooms A & B and they were very kind enough to offer us the final Ballroom C complimentary which made a HUGE difference and opened up the space for our guests. The venue was large enough that everyone had space to move around each table but still felt intimate enough as we could see everyone's smiling faces from the head table.
Our guests raved about the canapes that were served during cocktail hour. Especially the oyster motoyaki and truffle cauliflower soup. Dinner was also well received and we added a carving station but the fave was the roasted lamb shoulder. Guests went back for seconds and that's definitely a good sign. The staff were also very attentive and friendly.
The only thing is that since the ballrooms are in a public setting and close to the walkway leading to the skytrain, there were other guests that were visiting River Rock peeking in and even a couple walking in to look around which my husband witnessed. That being said, there were signs put up by River Rock that a private event is being held but I guess these were ignored by some of the public. Other than that, we chose River Rock for the convenience of it's location (close proximity to the airport as we had a lot of guests flying in from out of town) and have no regrets. With its good location, helpful staff, and delicious food, you really can't go wrong having your wedding reception at River Rock.
River Rock Casino & Resort's reply:Hi Charisse,
Angel Cheng · Married on 20/05/2018
Picked the right place for our special day!
Teresa is the best! She’s on top of all the small details, responds to my emails within a couple hours, and caters to my want and need. The wedding package they provide is great, definitely would recommend this place!Sent on 30/05/2018
Trevor Moe · Married on 17/08/2019
The River Rock staff did an incredible job for our wedding. Our point of contact, the servers, the bartenders and everyone else involved were nothing short of outstanding. It's difficult to single out any one thing that we were happy with, because the quality of service and ease of communication was amazingly consistent from top to bottom.
Everyone was friendly, helpful, and masters of what they do. We couldn't have asked for better. I feel that things literally couldn't have gone any better. Absolutely world-class.Sent on 21/08/2019
River Rock Casino & Resort's reply:Good morning, Trevor,
Meghan Gates · Married on 08/07/2018
River rock wedding
Amazing staff, very accommodating and absolutely beautiful! It was a perfect and stress free wedding, the food is beyond incredible and our guests were absolutely satisfied and surprised at the qualitySent on 10/07/2018
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