A beautiful ceremony on the lawn, an intimate ceremony at the river’s edge, a joyful ceremony in the pavilion followed by a reception that can be grand and elegant or rustic and charming or just a whole lot of fun. It is your wedding day and Riverdale Manor will make your day as unique and special as you are.
Riverdale Manor will provide you with an in-house coordinator to assist you in creating a great event. Menu design, floor plans, event timelines, linen selection and installation, confirmation of vendors and set-up of your special details are in your coordinator’s experienced control. They are also happy to guide you to our Preferred Vendors that have been highly recommended by our clients for things like DJ services, wedding cakes, flowers, etc. Wedding expenses are important to plan for and we will do our our best to work with your budget and only exceed your expectations. The major expenses at Riverdale Manor are the site rental fee, ceremony fee, food, labor and linens. Long before your contract is complete with us you will have a close estimate of your total costs. Pricing in this packet is based on current information and of course is subject to change.
The site rental fee includes:
The site rental fee varies with the day of the week and the time of year. We are happy to provide our rates upon request. Contact us
- Use of the entire facility (all the grounds, farmhouse, atrium, ballroom, pavilion* decks and terraces,) for eight hours (two hour set-up, five hour event, one hour clean up).
- Use of the bridal suite and separate groom’s room for changing, final preparations and relaxing prior to your ceremony. Bridal Suite Menu
- Use of our extensive inventory of tables of many shapes and sizes and our black chiavari chairs
- Set-up of your details such as place cards, candles, favors, nonperishable centerpieces and decorations
- Parking lot attendants to greet and guide your guests as they arrive at Riverdale Manor.
If you choose to have your wedding here, the Ceremony Fee includes
The ceremony fee is $695.00 and includes
- Set-up and breakdown of white wood padded chairs
- One hour rehearsal time based on availability
- An additional half hour of time for the ceremony
Catering food and menu choices
All food is provided by Thyme & Seasons Catering with the exception of wedding cakes which you may provide from a licensed, insured bakery. Thyme & Seasons Catering menus are popular, varied and extensive. Our coordinators are happy to work with you to select a menu that appeals to you and your families and meets your budget. Thyme & Seasons Catering also provides all non-alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol (please review our alcohol policies in the FAQ’s) and we will provide your bartenders, glassware, mixers, etc. Your coordinator can help you with quantities and selections too! There is no additional charge for charge for plates, flatware etc. except for items that are necessary for service of items we don’t provide (nominal cake cutting fee and glassware for champagne toasts)
Labor costs. Your bartenders, servers and kitchen staff.
Labor is charged for your servers, bartenders and kitchen staff necessary for the service of your guests. 2019/2020 rates are $33 per hour for the eight hour shift. No additional gratuity or labor percentage is charged or is expected. The number of servers, etc. depends upon the number of guests, style of service and your menu. You will know this cost well before your contract is complete.
Linens may be selected from our nearly endless number of colors, styles and patterns. This is an additional cost which varies by the linen selected. Basic fabric linens begin at $18.00 per table and $ .50 per napkin. Your coordinator will guide you with your quantities and selections needed and will install the linens for you.