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A John Wright Event!
With a breath-taking view of the Susquehanna River, the River Room is the perfect space for your event. It is no secret that a wedding day stands among the most important occasions a couple can experience in their lifetime, and we cherish the great honor and responsibility that comes along with this.
With endless backdrops for photos, John Wright is here to showcase your special day. Unlike most other venues, you can return to your “I do” location year after year to celebrate your anniversary or to enjoy a romantic dinner.
We had our rehearsal dinner here in the large room on the second floor and it was magical! We had about 100 guests and there was room for everyone to mingle. People were stunned at the gorgeous view from the private deck overlooking the Susquehanna River and took tons of photos! The food was served buffet style and was very good - much better than we had expected for a buffet! Everyone loved it! Molly was excellent to work with and got back to us so quickly any time we contacted her, which we sincerely appreciated. I would HIGHLY recommend this GORGEOUS location for another rehearsal dinner or a wedding or any other special occasion where you really want to WOW your guests and also have a great team of nice people to work with while planning.
As a wedding florist and coordinator myself, I thought all the excel speadsheets, diagrams for styling, and pre-planning would keep everything in line. What I didn't realize until it was my day was all the demands and questions I would have along the way. Molly was amazing and worked with me and my assistants the day-of to allow me to feel like a BRIDE. The venue was super accommodating to my vision and requests. My guests are still raving about the ceremony views and industrial-glam atmosphere created inside. I will continue to recommend this venue to my brides :) **To see photos of our day, visit my business Facebook page: everyone deserves flowers.
I have nothing to say but great things! The venue was beautiful and Molly was wonderful leading up to and through the day of the wedding. Highly recommend!!
We could not have asked for a better venue, coordinator, and wedding day! We worked with Molly at John Wright and she was absolutely phenomenal. She ended up being our day-of coordinator as well and we couldn't have been happier. Throughout the ENTIRE process, she was quick to respond and completely accommodating. She truly had our best interest and it was clear that she wanted the day to be great for us. John Wright was a beautiful venue and you just can't beat the flexibility, especially of being able to stay longer than 10pm. We will forever reminisce on the fantastic day that we had.
It was an absolute pleasure having my wedding at the John Wright Restaurant. The affordability and the professionalism of the staff, especially our wedding coordinator Molly, made it worth every penny. The venue is inherently rustic and beautifully, making decorating much easier than other places. I planned the wedding from across the country and couldn't believe how well everything fell into place. The view of the Susquehanna and the bridge was breathtaking and our guests are still complimenting us on the venue. A huge thank you to Molly for accommodating us so much before, during, and after the wedding and all of the staff at JWR for making our day so memorable!
”Molly &(please pass this on to)Andrew & team... THANK YOU SO MUCH... Everything was just perfect, exactly what Allison and Joe had wanted!!! Thanks for making it happen...and to your chefs... just delicious, all was done excellently!!!”
"This review will never convey how happy I was with the work the individuals at John Wright did for my wedding. They were so accommodating to our budget, our dietary needs, and guests! Like many people, I've never planned a wedding before, but I have attended quite a few and my main concerns were food, and making sure my guests were taken care of. We have received countless compliments on the dinner that was served, and comments on how the staff conducted themselves so professionally throughout the night. They worked well with my other vendors, and everything felt flawless. We had our ceremony and reception in the River room and it was beautiful. I couldn't be happier with their work!”
“Molly and Andrew, I just want to thank you for all your work, advice and guidance to make Amy and Jonathan's wedding day special! You were both great to work with and made the planning much easier. Thank you especially for listening to Amy and Jonathan and doing what you could to adjust to their ideas, while at the same time gently guiding them to what would work best. I will recommend John Wright Restaurant to others!”
“My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at John Wright Restaurant on September 4, 2016. Molly was our coordinator from day one and was very easy to work with. She has a great personality and always made sure we were getting exactly what we wanted on our wedding day. She answered my million emails in a timely manner and always greeted us with a smile. Andrew was our day-of coordinator and was awesome. He made sure that everything was on-time and as scheduled as well as made sure we had everything we needed. We had our ceremony out on the lawn by the river and the view was absolutely gorgeous. Our reception was upstairs in the River Room which is gorgeous! It’s very rustic [exposed wooden beams and brick walls] and was more than enough room for our 150+ guests. We also loved the HUGE [private] deck that our guests were able to take advantage of the whole night. The food was amazing and the service was top-notch. The surrounding area is very industrial, which is GREAT for pictures. I will forever recommend John Wright to all brides-to-be. Thank you Molly, Andrew, and the entire staff at John Wright for making sure we had the most perfect wedding – you all rock!”
“We had our ceremony on the lawn of John Wright and our reception in the River Room. Our experience was amazing from start to finish. We had the opportunity to work with Molly, she was accommodating and professional throughout planning. Her honesty and willingness to help made us feel like we were in good hands. The day of the wedding, Molly and her assistant stepped in as our day of coordinator due to an emergency. They were both attentive and made the events of the day flow smoothly. In the early stages of planning, we were nervous about John Wright because of the outdoor diners and our plans to have an outdoor ceremony. However, we were married at 4pm with very few diners sitting outside we didn't even notice. The space is incredibly versatile and fit perfectly for our amazing wedding.”