• River Dell Venue

    Your Event, Your Style, Our Country Setting

  • Now Booking 2021 and 2022 Weddings!

    Our Pure Michigan event barn rests along the Kalamazoo River and is surrounded by cropland and woods.
    We are centrally located between Battle Creek and Jackson and serve all of South Central Michigan.

    It is the perfect natural setting for any gathering.

  • Weddings

    The open and wooded spaces around our farm are picturesque places to hold your wedding ceremony and reception! Our big red barn has theater-style seating capacity for 150 people and it has quiet ceiling fans to keep your guests comfortable during the summer months. The river bank, wooded trails, and the rustic grain bin provide countless picture backdrops to reflect the unique style of every couple. And with the option of on-site lodging in the farm house, your wedding planning to-do list just got a lot shorter!

     

     

     

     

  • Wedding Packages

    All wedding packages now include complimentary use of the Cheer Chariot mobile horse trailer bar!

    Complete Weekend

    Whats Included:

    • Two nights stay at Verna House, the on-site farm house for up to 7 people
    • Access to River Dell starting noon on Friday to noon on Sunday
    • Option to hold rehearsal dinner on Friday
    • Option to hold Sunday brunch for an additional $150/hr
    • Barn and ceremony space of your choice
    • Ceremony location setup and cleanup
    • Handmade log benches
    • Chandelier
    • Lighted parking with parking staff
    • 2 on-site River Dell staff during your event
    • Rectangle tables, padded chairs, and white table linens for up to 100 guests*
    • 4 accessory rectangle tables
    • 2 Clean portable bathrooms **
    • 1 Handicap accessible portable bathroom
    • Decorative outdoor vanity
    • Photo booth "Door" frame
    • 2 wooden eclectic tables
    • Horse Trailer Bar and kegerator
    • 4 Bistro tables
    •  Fire pit
    • 2 visits to River Dell prior to your event
    • Charming trails through woods and along river for pictures

    *For weddings over 100 guests, a tent rental is suggested but not included
    **Portable bathroom upgrades available at Client's expense

    Book it for just $5900

    An $1800 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date. The balance is due the Monday before your event weekend.

     

    Saturday Only with Lodging

    Whats included:

    • Access to River Dell beginning at 8am on Saturday
    • One night stay at Verna House on-site farm house for up to 7 people
    • Barn and ceremony space of your choice
    • Ceremony location setup and cleanup
    • Handmade log benches
    • Chandelier
    • Lighted parking with parking staff
    • 2 on-site River Dell staff during your event
    • Rectangle tables, padded chairs, and white table linens for up to 100 guests*
    • 4 Accessory rectangle tables
    • 2 Clean portable bathrooms**
    • 1 Handicap accessible portable bathroom
    • Decorative outdoor vanity
    • Photo booth "Door" frame
    • 2 wooden eclectic tables
    • Horse Trailer bar and kegerator
    • 4 Bistro tables
    • Fire pit
    • 2 visits to River Dell prior to your event
    • Charming trails through woods and along river for pictures

    *For weddings over 100 guests, a tent rental is suggested
    **Portable bathroom upgrades available at Client's expense
    Book it for just $3900

    A $1300 deposit is required to hold your date. The balance is due the Monday before your event.

     

    Saturday Only No Lodging

    Whats Included:

    • Access to River Dell beginning at 8am on Saturday
    • Barn and ceremony space of your choice
    • Ceremony location setup and cleanup
    • Handmade log benches
    • Chandelier
    • On-site parking with parking staff
    • 2 on-site River Dell staff during your event
    • Rectangle tables, padded chairs, and white table linens for up to 100 guests*
    • 4 Accessory rectangle tables
    • 2 Clean portable bathrooms**
    • 1 Handicap accessible portable bathroom
    • Decorative outdoor vanity
    • Photo booth "Door" frame
    • 2 wooden eclectic tables
    • Fire pit
    • Horse Trailer bar and kegerator
    • 4 Bistro tables
    • 2 visits to River Dell prior to your event
    • Charming trails through woods and along river for pictures
    • Use of the farm house for a bridal prep area

    *For weddings over 100 guests, a tent rental is suggested
    **Portable bathroom upgrades available at Client's expense
    Book it for just $2990

    A $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date. The balance is due the Monday before your event.

     

     

    We try to keep our prices reasonable

    We don't charge small events the same price as large ones. As a result, there is an additional $250 fee per 50 guests over 100 people.

     

  • One Day Events

    Looking for a Pure Michigan landscape to hold a reunion, open house, bridal shower, or company party? We can help with that! Our big red barn seats 70 people banquet style. Chairs and tables for 70 people are included in the price!

    Non-wedding Event Package

    4 Hour Minimum (Includes setup and cleanup time)

    What's Included:

    • Chairs for up to 70 guests
    • Rectangle tables for 70 guests
    • 1 Standard portable bathroom
    • 1 Handicap accessible portable bathroom
    • Table and chair setup and removal

    River Dell single day event space price is just $200 per hour for non-wedding events up to 70 guests. Feel free to contact us with the details of your event for a realistic quote!

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  • Farm Rules

    The persons booking with River Dell will be required to sign a contract. The following is a sample of the contract terms.

    Persons renting River Dell and signing the contract for the purposes of holding a wedding, family reunion, or other gathering will be referred to as Client throughout this contract.

    • River Dell buildings are smoke free. To accommodate smokers there are two locations provided on the property for spent cigarette disposal. Spent cigarettes found in locations other than the disposal containers will result in a reduction of Client's security deposit return
    • For whole weekend events, Clients may set-up, decorate, and check-in to onsite lodging beginning at 1pm on the Friday before an event. All Client's items must be removed and guests checked out by noon on the Sunday following the event. River Dell is not responsible for loss of or damage to any article left at or in our facility prior to, during or following an event
    • No parking on the road
    • Synthetic flower petals must be picked up after the ceremony
    • Barn floors must be broom cleaned before Clients vacate premises
    • Exits cannot be blocked
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
    • Do not stray from mowed paths
    • There is no river access after dark
    • Liability insurance policy (including liquor liability) mandatory for extent of the rental period and must be held by contract signee. Contact Albion Insurance Agency at (517) 629-3104 or visit eventhelpers.com
    • On-site event food prep not allowed. Food preparation using River Dell lodging (Verna House) kitchen is not allowed
    • Items from on-site lodging are not to be used outside of the house
    • Licensed bartender required during the entire event and must be approved by River Dell manager one month in advance
    • No sale of alcohol permitted
    • River Dell reserves the right to control all functions on its property. If Clients supply alcohol for guests, all guests are expected to behave in an appropriate manor. River Dell reserves the right to shut down the bar at any point in time if staff feel guests are being over served, serving themselves, or if the situation becomes out of hand
    • River Dell does not allow outside alcohol to be provided by guests for their own consumption. River Dell reserves the right to confiscate all outside alcohol
    • River Dell is not responsible for accidents, falls, other mishaps, or the spread of illness
    • Pets need pre-approval
    • No open flames allowed anywhere on premises except small campfire allowed in designated metal ring with pre-approval by River Dell manager
    • No Fireworks or floating lanterns
    • No refunds for weather related problems
    • Portable toilets will be supplied
    • Music shutdown required at 11pm
    • Last call for Alcohol will be at 10:30pm
    • All guests except those checked-in to Verna House lodging must vacate premises by 12am (midnight)
    • Clients and their guests are not allowed in crop fields. Obey property limit signage
    • Mandatory walk-through required prior to departure by Clients or two delegated persons
    • Client recognizes that River Dell is in a rural setting amid land that is being actively farmed. River Dell is not responsible for offenses caused by farming practices that may include but not limited to odor, insects, noises, or dust. Client also understands the variability of Michigan weather. River Dell is not responsible for taking precautions against inclement weather conditions or the affects of, if Client has not previously arranged a backup plan (ie: an extra tent due to rain etc.)

    River Dell reserves the right to withhold security deposit if these terms are breached. Additionally, Client must agree to pay all costs River Dell may incur as a result of any failure to fully comply with all these conditions.

  • Afton & Branden

     

    The Maksimchuk family purchased this house and farm during the Great Depression. Four generations later, Branden and Afton Maksimchuk now utilize the barn and non-tillable land to hold weddings and events. The 105 acres of tillable ground surrounding the event space is farmed by Afton and her family.

  • Please get in touch

    Interested in more personalized information or a tour? We'd love to host your event.

    26450 H Drive South
    Homer, MI 49245
    Monday-Friday 6pm-8pm
    Saturday 8am-6pm
    Sunday 1pm-6pm
    269-223-2355