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Love on the Lake: The Riviera Ballroom

Historical Charm With Updated Amenities
By: 
Stephanie Janssen, Lake Geneva Riviera

The Riviera Ballroom has a storied history. Built in the early 1900s and now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, it has long been a gathering place for festivities in Lake Geneva. Many parents of engaged couples fondly remember going the Riviera as their first date location. With 20-foot ceilings, lots of natural light, a beautiful view of Lake Geneva and a veranda leading down to the docks , it’s been an elegant venue space for years.

And now, it’s even better. The newly remodeled Riviera hosted its first postrenovation wedding in May 2021, followed by an open house in July. Nashotah-based design firm MSI General oversaw major upgrades such as new video and audio systems, enhanced lighting (including a classic crystal and brass chandelier), a new wooden dance floor, updated restrooms and a restored bar area. The venue also provides packages that include tables and chairs with set-up and take-down.



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