Had a fantastic beach barbeque wedding at Ripka’s this August. Clyde and his staff literally handled every single little thing, from the ceremony site, to the table settings, all the food, down to the wedding cake. I didn’t want to deal with any of the picky details, just told him to make it nice, and it was beyond amazing. Our guests could not stop raving about the food, and so many said it was the best wedding food they’d ever had. We wanted a casual but delicious menu, and we got it. We had burgers and hot dogs, which we wanted, but also upscale appetizers like bruschetta, an amazing raw bar that people went crazy over, and some excellent entrees and sides.
Clyde also basically functioned as a wedding coordinator in addition to being the reception site. He handled setting up the ceremony site in the park itself, which was gorgeous, and right next to the reception which was so convenient. He worked with outside vendors to do flowers and the cake so I didn’t have to handle any of those issues. He coordinated with Norwalk and the beach staff to make sure my guests could park. His staff also went above and beyond, catered to all the guest’s needs, refilled drinks without being asked, and were very pleasant and helpful.
The location was beautiful and provided us with a great opportunity for gorgeous wedding photos. Our guests also loved being able to walk around the beach, pier, playground, and other areas during the wedding. I’ve added a bunch of photos to Ripka’s to show the food and the wedding/ceremony location. I highly recommend Ripka’s and Clyde for a casual but excellent beachside wedding.