Meeting Planner Testimonials

Read what past clients have said about working with Riverhouse on the Deschutes.

Looking for a meeting or event space for your convention, corporate or association meeting in Bend, Oregon? There’s no place better suited to host an event than Riverhouse on the Deschutes, which is LEED Silver certification building from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program for new construction, commercial-interiors category. Here are some testimonials from previous clients:

"We have been to the Riverhouse two years in a row now for an event and spent the night. They recently updated the rooms and it really made a difference. It is a great location and close to everything. The event was at their convention center and there were 450 in attendance. One of the best meals we've ever eaten at a function that large, and that is not an easy thing to pull off." -June F., Saints Gala St. Charles Medical Center


"The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful in every stage -- from the initial planning to set-up to banquet service -- and are very quick to handle last-minute changes."  –Donna H., Oregon School Board Association

"After our first large meeting I planned at Riverhouse on the Deschutes, the staff was easily the most organized and competent to work with given our stringent government guidelines. On our first visit, we were blown away by their seamless support throughout the entire planning process as well as the actual event being carried out. I have made it a point to request to support from those same individuals for all of our follow-up meetings. I couldn't ask for a more competent team that is willing to work and accommodate our seemingly stringent needs as a Battalion."  –MSG Aaron D. Carter, Oregon Army National Guard

It’s very big, so there is lots of room to be creative with the space. The staff was so accommodating and so friendly and really appreciate how hard they worked in making sure we had everything that we needed. –Molly Cogswell-Kelly, Financial Development and Events Director for MBSEF

"Riverhouse on the Deschutes meeting space was great, self-contained and served our purposes well. It was easy to navigate, functional, as clean and was it felt up-to-date and in great condition. The rooms were renovated well-appointed, clean and cozy. The river-view guest rooms were especially cool with the river and fireplaces." –Laurie Richardson, White Pages Event Planner

"Riverhouse Convention Center space is large and accommodating and the large lobby is nice to be able to spread out for the registration desks and still allow for room for guests to network and visit without feeling crowded." –Christin Hunter, Broker with Windermere Central Oregon Real Estate and event planner 

"Riverhouse on the Deschutes is the obvious choice for its central location, ease and willingness to help at every step along the way. The meeting space has more than enough elbow room for everything from parking, checking in and networking leading into the event to sitting down to a hot, plated meal without feeling at all cramped. The grounds and facility are clean and up to date." –Erin Reily, Membership and Events Coordinator with Economic Development of Central Oregon

"It’s been a pleasure to work with the staff at the convention center. We had six different venues in six cities over the summer for Pacific Power Wattsmart Business Breakfast Meetings and Riverhouse on the Deschutes was by far our favorite and the top of our review list that we submitted to Pacific Power." –Amber Peavyhouse, an Outreach Specialist with Oregon Energy Green

"It's the only space large enough to fit 250-plus comfortably in a banquet setting. All services are available with plenty of options for linens and room set up, several screens to ensure everyone can see (if doing a live-stream). It's very open with high ceilings and comfortable chairs. I like the linen options to change the feel of the event, and it's great that you are allowed to come in early to set up ahead of time.” –Adryon Wong, executive assistant and event coordinator with Bend Broadband

"Thank you so very much for making our wedding so amazing! Nicole you are wonderful and went above and beyond to make our day perfect! Thank you so much to Laura from incredible events for making the decor so breathtaking! What a wonderful way to ring in the new year!" –Tristina & Jim Bob Collins, New Year's Eve Wedding 

"Getting married at the Riverhouse was beyond my expectations. All the staff were so wonderful to work with. The Cascade lawn and garden area was perfect. It is such a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. The food was phenomenal! All of our guests raved about it. The day after my wedding I asked my husband if we could get married every year because it was so perfect! Thank you to everyone who helped out!" –Anthony & Kali Carmona, summer wedding