To everyone at The Riverhouse:

This is the first time since Lauren and John’s wedding that I have had a chance to pause and I wanted to thank you for your significant contribution to making the day a success. It is so unusual today that someone delivers “as promised” and you did that wonderfully. You and your staff made everyone instantly comfortable and that just set the tone for a wonderful evening. You made sure you found Pat Gehrig even though she came a little late and made sure she had as much to enjoy as all of us without celiac.

I got numerous comments on how special the bartender in the dance room was. They tell me she greeted each person and made them feel special. Even the tipping was handled exactly as I wanted it. When people really wanted to tip they could do so but it was moved out of sight so no one felt an obligation to do so.

And of course the food was excellent. Everyone who mentioned it to me loved it and especially liked the fish which we had chosen based on your recommendation. And all that was after “the best hors d’oeuvres ever” according to most of my guests (including me). I enjoyed everything I ate.

It was a wonderful night and Barbara and I do very much appreciate all your work as well as the work of your staff.

I just got the survey and will try to get that out as well but did not want to hold up on the “thanks.”