Melanie- I just wanted to thank you again for such making our day so amazing on Saturday. You and your team went above and beyond (right down to the hot glue for the paper flowers) and it showed. We were exceptionally pleased!
-Carolyn and Joe
Thank you for being absolutely amazing through out our whole wedding process. My family fell in love with you at the wedding. We could not ask for an easier process and amazing reception. We would book you for every event possible in our lives if we could. Hope to see you sometime when we are in San Antonio.
Love, Carrie & Scott Reoh
Thank you so much for your amazing service last night at the VIA Transit Meetup. You were awesome and your attentiveness was greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you again!
Thanks so much again for making our wedding day amazing! It couldn't have planned out any better. A lot of our friends executed our grand master plan of continuing the party all the way down the Riverwalk. The food was amazing, and the staff was so friendly and helpful. I'm actually shocked, after how many blogs we read saying we wouldn't get to eat, that we stuffed our faces and were super full.
Thank You for making that happen and being so accommodating! We look forward to chowing down on the delicious chips and queso, that sealed the deal for us on Rio Plaza, when we come back to Texas.
We can't thank you enough for the amazing job you and your staff did for us. We had nothing but compliments last night and we owe it to your hard work and professionalism. We will highly recommend your venue to everyone we know in SA!!!
Everything went off without a hitch and you took all our stress away. Your staff even accommodated my cousin who is vegan! WOW!!! We hope that our paths cross again someday, somewhere.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!!!
-The Elizondo's and The Matos Family
Melanie and her entire staff at Rio Plaza were excellent! Melanie worked with us throughout the process, even adjusting things to fit our hectic schedules, and everything looked beautiful on the day of the wedding. We've received nothing but compliments from our guests about the atmosphere and decor. Everyone had a great time! I highly commend Melanie and Rio Plaza! -Kelly
Rio Plaza, 3 years later Me and my Husband are still over the moon at how our Wedding went so smoothly and was absolutely beautiful thank you! -The Green's
You are a godsend. Your team is phenomenal and we are so incredibly grateful for everything. Will definitely be recommending to EVERYONE!
Thanks so much for helping to coordinate our family reunion event last Friday night. We so appreciate you being flexible with the menu at the last minute; the food was great and the band was an unexpected surprise! The kids loved it. Liz and Jeffrey were outstanding. Jeffrey asked the band to take a break while we said grace which was so thoughtful AND he cut our huge cake!
Traci, Our team really enjoyed our evening at Rio Plaza. It really felt special this year and you are largely responsible for that. It was great working with you and I hope to partner with you again soon! Thanks again, Traci! -Carmenn
Thank you so much for making it a memorable evening!
The Rio Plaza made my wedding so special! From their attention to detail, to there flexibility in meetings, and professionalism, they were such a pleasure to work with. The wedding coordinator Traci is such a rock star! She made sure the day went as smoothly and as stress free as possible by orchestrating so many behind the scenes tasks for us. We couldn't have asked for a better day, and still get comments from our guests about how beautiful it all was. -Ginny
Traci was superb in everything she did for us, took all the stress away and was there for whatever we or our guests required. You should be very grateful to have such a wonderful and hard working employee. If we have another special occasion I will consider your facility, because of the service Traci did for us. -Kenneth
Words can't express how amazing Melanie Planas and her team at Rio Plaza are on a daily basis. I booked my wedding in the Grande Vista Ballroom before it was even completed but I trusted their vision and it paid off. She truly paid attention to what I wanted and made it a reality. As a bride I had lots of questions and emails and they were always returned promptly and I never felt out of the loop. I decided to host my rehearsal dinner in another one of their rooms. I didn't need a lot of decoration because they have beautiful rooms. They also offer several FREE centerpieces and have worked out deals with local vendors to provide discounts to their brides. I loved the fact that the restaurant was downstairs because if we ran out of something it was upstairs in minutes, you can't get that at a normal catering facility. I would highly recommend giving them a chance to write you a quote and if you can work with Melanie, you'll be in great hands! -Taina
Iwould highly recommend this venue. Melanie our coordinator is extremely organized, pays excellent attention to detail, and is very polite and responsive. She made the experience very pleasant with quick responses to emails and her flexibility and understanding. The venue itself is beautiful and the location was exactly what we wanted for out of town guests. I would highly recommend this venue! It is unique, beautiful, and has an excellent downtown location overlooking the river. It was an added bonus that we were able to do the reception there as well! -Sam
They did exactly what I had envisioned for my wedding! Everything looked beautiful and they were always very helpful and nice!!
Beautiful location. Some of the best views in downtown San Antonio, THE BEST STAFF, and with all the options on rooms catering services, food, and everything. ... there is something for everyone. Love the Rio Plaza and Ritas family.-Heather/Owner of Bike Waiter
There are not enough stars to describe how well they did. 4th floor, sit down dinner, early April. It could not have been more perfect. Catie was so helpful and did an amazing job making our wedding reception a most wonderful memory. I highly recommend them. Never be afraid to ask questions and always let them know how you envision it and they will make your dreams come true... I can't say enough good things about them. Thank you Rio... PS - And this was all setup long distance since we are from Florida. - Helen Skaggs
Ican't thank you enough! You and your people made my party happen seamlessly! The food was so good. I just wish I could have had more of it. (Too hyper to eat during event) The venue was breathtaking! The service was great! Everything was packed up in a snap at the end. I never saw it happen it was just done! Thanks for making my 60th birthday THE BEST PARTY EVER!!!!- Julia Smith
Everyone at the Rio Plaza was so helpful and friendly. I didn't have to worry about anything. They took care of everything and we were able to enjoy our special day. Melanie was the best. Anything I wanted she made it happen. The whole event was well planned and went off without a hitch. The food was delicious and everyone loved it. It was a great way to start our new life together. If you want a team of people help put your event together, then you should consider Rio Plaza. I will definitely use them again. - Emma
The food was fantastic. The service was wonderful. The decorations were exactly what my wife and I wanted. What I take away most from that evening was how attentive Traci and her entire staff were to our family and friends. I highly recommend Rio Plaza to anyone considering an event in the future!
-Mr. and Mrs. Vilas
Dear Melanie, you are the greatest, no REALLY! We could not have done this without your help and patience AND flexibility.
I could not have asked for a better friend!
Much Love and Many, Many Thanks,
Bethany and Brian
Dear Traci and your marvelous crew,
Thank you so much for making my Retirement Bash a fabulous event. I enjoyed all the attention - I feel like a celebrity. You all are so sweet. It's wonderful to see how you all work together. And a big thanks to Jeff for keeping those pina coladas supplied.
You guys are the BEST!
Hello Melanie! My experience at Rio Plaza was remarkable. I booked this venue for my wedding reception and worked with the staff member Melanie to help bring my vision to a reality. In the beginning of the process, I was a bit overwhelmed with everything we had to put together in order for my reception to be a success in just 3 short months. Melanie and I kept in touch around the clock for weeks/months in order to stay on track. Franticly planning a wedding for my family from out of town/state/country I could always count on the entire staff to be available and attentive to any last minute advisements. They were just a heaven send. The bartender was even capable of making a signature cocktail for my reception. All in All it was a beautiful ending to a chaotic day. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a personable staff and a memorable good time for ANY occasion. In the future I will continue to plan my events with this venue. My reception was everything I could ask for… And more.
Melanie, Throughout the past six months you have helped me in more ways than I can count! We thank you for being able to put together the wedding of our dreams from halfway across the country! You have been so patient and kind.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Sarah and Andrew
Dear Melanie, Our sincerest thanks for all your help in making our wedding day wonderful. We definitely couldn't have done it without you.
With much love,
Cindy and Erick
Thank you very much Traci & Melanie,
It was a great party, great place, great view, great food, everything was great. Some day we will visit you again.
Adrian & Karina
JRio Plaza has the best staff we have ever seen. Melanie Planas was our Event Planner extradinaire and she followed up with every vendor we used and made impeccable recommendations of vendors and decorating ideas. The success of the wedding and reception was due to her and her staff and we could never thank them enough! We had the whole 4th floor, Las Leyendas was used for the wedding ceremony and later for dancing. It has an outside patio that wraps around and was a blast for dancing. The room itself large double doors on both sides with a barrel ceiling, it is so unique. The Penthouse was used for appetizers, delicious buffet meal provided by Rita's on the River (see review) and cake. It has small balconies facing the riverwalk and large windows showcase San Antonio's beautiful downtown.
Thank you so much for making the dream in our head come true and be so magical!