Testimonials

“My husband and I had an amazing wedding reception at La Banque and would not have changed a thing. We had a few things thrown at us, severe thunderstorms while guests arrive to the reception and losing power for hours during the reception; however, the place look AMAZING lit up with tons of candles. It was very romantic and everyone continued to have a great time. Kim was amazing to work with. I would definitely recommend this place to other brides. It’s a gorgeous venue.”


Having seen weddings at dozens of venues over the past 40 years, I can recommend La Banque de Fleuve as being in the top 1%. Not only is the waterfront setting picturesque, but the highly professional and friendly service establishes the perfect atmosphere for the most joyous of family rituals. With less than 90 day to prepare, and with not only guests, but the bride and groom themselves coming from as far west as Colorado the meticulous planning, thorough attention to detail, and attitude to do whatever was necessary demonstrated by Kim Barth and her staff was exemplary. Their responsiveness to last minute desires and requests included arranging for a pontoon boat. This allowed the bride, father of the bride, maid of honor and a photographer to arrive at outdoor ceremony scene in the most memorable manner – at the same anchorage that the sea planes utilize! The food was outstanding, the historic site visually exquisite and the service prompt, and professional. Not least of all, from the father of the brides perspective, the cost was quite affordable! Kudos to Kim Barth and her first class team for making our day of family togetherness so unforgettable.”


My fiance and I are getting married in September 2016, and we just booked this venue. Since day one, upon placing a call to talk about pricing for this venue, Kim Barth was absolutely wonderful. She is so energetic and full of life and she has a true heart and passion for the industry that she is in. She is basically a personal wedding planner that you get with the price of your venue. I can’t begin to say how excited I am to have my reception here, and to work with Kim from now until the day of. I would recommend La Banque to anyone and everyone just from even the beginning experience we’ve had.


The perfect setting for my daughter and son-in-law’s cocktail reception! Beautiful historic building, exactly the right size for 75-100 guests. We also used the adjoining “little bank” for a private wedding ceremony. Kim is a pleasure to work with. I recommend La Banque for any type of event you may be considering.


I LOVE La Banque! It is a gorgeous place to have a wedding/reception! I will be getting married in October and since I booked my date in January Kim has been so impressively attentive and helpful! She is almost like a built in wedding planner! I can rest assured and trust that she will work with all of my vendors to pull off a beautiful reception. Her list of vendors to work with have been nothing short of amazing. I am so pleased and impressed with this whole process so far. She is great at what she does and she sure knows weddings and brides!


Our reception was held here and both my husband and I could not have imagined anywhere else we would rather have it. We are both from HDG and find the building amazing. What else is amazing is Kim Barth- the event manager for facility. I thought I moved fast…she runs circles around me! She has so much energy, tons of ideas. She made our reception run smoothly and has an amazing relationship with the vendors we chose. Our night was magical. The only regret is that it went by entirely too fast.


We had our wedding at this venue on 10/3/2015. Kim Barth was so wonderful to work with from beginning to end! Her theory is that the bride should not have to stress and worry and she helped to make sure of that! I almost felt as if she was my very own wedding coordinator! Kim was always fully aware of every vendor that would be coming and going down to the very last detail. She made sure that everything went off without a hitch! We had originally planned to have our ceremony outdoors and reception inside but due to hurricane Joaquin our plans had to change, Kim (along with our caterer) helped to construct our last minute change in ceremony with ease! Our day was perfect and Kim and this venue played one of the biggest parts of that! My husband and I couldn’t thank her enough!


We hosted my daughter’s wedding at La Banque last weekend and it was wonderful. From the initial visit, all the way through to the end of the reception, Kim was very easy to work with and very responsive to our needs. This venue is a true gem… the architecture, lighting, beautiful windows and outdoor space are truly charming. Everyone loved it! There are so many special aspects of this venue, that you really don’t need many decorations. Thank you for a wonderful reception.


My husband and I feel so BLESSED to have been the first couple to have a 200+ person wedding at La Banque at the Sea Plane Base!!! Our story with La Banque will be different than those couples looking now, due to the fact that the venue is now STUNNING; however, I think it is important to go back 14 months to describe the amazing team at La Banque. My husband found La Banque online when the outdoor venue was in pre-lim stages. We went to go see it and not only fell in love with the property, but also Kim and Nick. The property was just a lot at this point, but we immediately knew after meeting Kim and Nick that they had a vision to build the most beautiful venue that I have ever been to and the one that I only had dreamed about! Kim and Nick worked tirelessly up to the night before my wedding on the venue. I can’t describe the lengths and efforts they took to make it PERFECT. They are perfectionists for their brides, making every detail better than you thought possible! I felt so confident leading up to the wedding because I knew with Kim and Nick on the job, everything would work out! Kim checked in with me often, making me feel like I was the first person in the world to ever get married! She will do this for every bride she hosts because she truly cares about making your day special. The venue is on the water, a breathtaking view. Our guests loved walking out into the water on the dock, having cocktails on the deck, and dancing the night away on the bluestone dance floor. I didn’t want to be under a tent; I wanted to dance under the stars, and here at La Banque, we did! There is a gorgeous space underneath a tent where my guests could sit and relax, take photobooth pictures, grab dessert, etc, so I was never concerned if the weather didn’t cooperate. My guests have been telling me for the last two months how gorgeous La Banque at the Seaplane base is and I am grateful my husband found the site, so that we could have the wedding reception of a lifetime!!!


We rented La Banque for an 80th Birthday celebration with approximately 85 guests attending. The venue was perfect. Everyone loved the place and the band loved the accoustics. Also, I can’t say enough about Kimberly Barth as an event landlord. She was always available, a great resource and on the day of the event she even helped walk guests in with an umbrella, due to the pouring rain. I would not hesitate to recommend Kimberly and La Banque.


La Banque de Fleuve was the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception. The building’s natural interior elegance complimented our Art Deco wedding style. Few decorations were needed to enhance the space. Kim Barth was more than accommodating and such a breeze to work with. Her passion for the venue and her client’s vision is what makes La Banque de Fleuve spectacular!


Absolutely THE BEST wedding reception venue in Havre de Grace hands down! Le Banque is a historic building with gorgeous views of the water. The interior of the building is so beautiful and elegant that we didn’t need to add very much in the way of decoration. A few candles on the tables and everything was complete. Our guests were completely charmed! Kim Barth went way above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our reception was a sucess – even going so far as purchasing some antique furniture and accessories to decorate the patio which gave it the feel of an outdoor living space that our guests were very impressed with. I felt completely relaxed on my wedding day knowing that Kim was there to handle all the details. I would highly recommend Le Banque to any bride or to anyone looking for an exceptional venue with outstanding customer service.


If you are looking for a venue, for your wedding, anniversary or just for any occasion with historical beauty and flair, right on the Susquehanna River and mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, then search no more! LaBanque de Fleuve is the place!! Located on a quaint street in the middle of Havre de Grace, we discovered this unique building with architecture that is absolutely inviting to say the least. We fell in love with the space for our daughter’s Maryland Wedding Welcome after she was married in New York. We could not have been happier with Kim Barth as she coordinated placement of the tables, band space, caterers and even assisted with transforming the outside area as a relaxing oasis for guests who wanted to enjoy the the water view! She was informative, resouceful and enjoyable before, during and after our celebration.Our daughter and her husband were just tickled with La Banque and our family and friends were charmed with the beauty of this venue. It was such a memorable day for us! Truly, we have highly recommended La Banque to many already! It is “the best kept secret” in the middle of Havre de Grace, Maryland! Bravo!


La Banque de Fleuve is a BEAUTIFUL ceremony/reception site. The unique history and architecture of the building is a site for eyes, gorgeous columns and stone work, stained glass windows, rustic wooden ceremony chairs, perfect to create any theme for your wedding. I got so many compliments from my guests on how the space was laid out, how intimate it was, even how beautiful the bathrooms were. The owner of the venue Kim, is such a joy to work with. She really goes all out to make sure you have a special day. I even had a separate wedding planner but Kim still acted as my wedding planner’s second hand and went beyond my expectations. She even purchased beautiful white mums to decorate outside and brought in some of her own rustic pieces to display for my themed wedding. There is also a breath taking view of the Chesapeake Bay and a dock that you and your wedding party can get pictures on, so even though this is an indoor space, it does have moments where you and your bridal party can enjoy the outside, and the patio was a big hit for my guests! I really recommend this venue to all brides looking for something a little historical, my wedding was certainly the best intimate affair! What a day full of love!


Kim Barth provides outstanding customer service to clients. As the wedding date got closer and closer, we met with Kim to discuss final details, etc. and she was always responsive, flexible and courteous. She had great ideas and suggestions which really helped us determine location of tables, bar area, extra seating areas, etc.


My husband and I feel so BLESSED to have been the first couple to have a 200+ person wedding at La Banque at the Sea Plane Base!!! Our story with La Banque will be different than those couples looking now, due to the fact that the venue is now STUNNING; however, I think it is important to go back 14 months to describe the amazing team at La Banque. My husband found La Banque online when the outdoor venue was in pre-lim stages. We went to go see it and not only fell in love with the property, but also Kim and Nick. The property was just a lot at this point, but we immediately knew after meeting Kim and Nick that they had a vision to build the most beautiful venue that I have ever been to and the one that I only had dreamed about! Kim and Nick worked tirelessly up to the night before my wedding on the venue. I can’t describe the lengths and efforts they took to make it PERFECT. They are perfectionists for their brides, making every detail better than you thought possible! I felt so confident leading up to the wedding because I knew with Kim and Nick on the job, everything would work out! Kim checked in with me often, making me feel like I was the first person in the world to ever get married! She will do this for every bride she hosts because she truly cares about making your day special. The venue is on the water, a breathtaking view. Our guests loved walking out into the water on the dock, having cocktails on the deck, and dancing the night away on the bluestone dance floor. I didn’t want to be under a tent; I wanted to dance under the stars, and here at La Banque, we did! There is a gorgeous space underneath a tent where my guests could sit and relax, take photobooth pictures, grab dessert, etc, so I was never concerned if the weather didn’t cooperate. My guests have been telling me for the last two months how gorgeous La Banque at the Seaplane base is and I am grateful my husband found the site, so that we could have the wedding reception of a lifetime!!! Thank you Kim and Nick, I know we will be friends of La Banque for years to come!


Not only is Le Banque beautiful, but it is affordable. For my small/medium sized wedding of about 90 people, it was the perfect location! Kim Barth went above and beyond to make my day enjoyable. Not only the day, but the entire experience leading up to it! She was so friendly, easily accessible, able to answer any questions that we had and just clearly loved her job. She assisted with getting everything ready the day of and everything went off without a hitch. What an amazing experience. You WILL NOT regret hiring Le Banque and Kim for whatever you may need. THAT is a promise.


La Banque was the first place we looked at during our journey to find our reception venue on 6/7. After all the time we spent visiting venues and open houses, we returned to La Banque for many reasons. The value, the beauty of the space, and how friendly Kim was. I’m so glad we held our reception there, we had so many compliments on how great the venue was, we used the patio (gorgeous weather!) and the small bank next door for our photobooth. Everyone had a blast! Kim was amazing and wonderful to work with, she made sure I knew that she’d take care of anything/everything we needed. She was very attentive and helpful. I would definately use La Banque for any future functions!


Beyond the fantastic time that we had at our wedding ceremony and reception at La Banque, there are two things that really stood out for us.First, this beautiful venue and how appropriate it was for us to have our wedding in. It took very little in the way of decoration because of the nature of this space. It’s simply stunning, and the second level looking down on the first level made it such a fun place to party in. We had so much flexibility in terms of where we set up food stations, with the many fun spaces in the venue. We easily accommodated almost 140 guests in La Banque and have heard over and over from so many guests that it was a remarkably beautiful and unique space for a wedding.But most striking of all to us is what comes with the space: Kim Barth. When we first met with her, she told us how she would be the one to ensure that our day went off without a hitch. We believed she meant what she said, but as with everything else, we figured it was mostly talk. How wrong we turned out to be. Simply put, Kim made sure our day went perfectly. A surprise snowstorm two days before our event? No problem. Kim coordinated early delivery from suppliers and early setup from our caterers to ensure that the weather wouldn’t interrupt. Other than a phone call from Kim telling us what she was going to do, she handled it all. Seamlessly and professionally. There was ZERO anxiety on our part about our event; that’s how in control and in communication Kim was throughout our entire process. In the end, the combination of this beautiful venue and the uniquely caring way that Kim conducts business made this day so special for us. We can’t recommend La Banque highly enough. And if we can come up with any excuses to host more parties along the way, we’ll definitely be back to this beautiful space.


Me and my Husband got married at La Banque Dec. 14 2013 and it was the most beautiful day of our lives. I wouldn’t change a single thing that was going on that day. Kim helped so much with decoration to make our day look amazing and beautiful for all of our guests. Every time I called her with concerns or questions she immediately got back to us. From the DJ, the Catering, Photography, Florists, etc…Everything went so perfect. I can’t thank Kim enough for how much she cared about our wedding looking so beautiful though and always making time for us when we needed to come to the venue. Nothing bad to say AT ALL. Most Lovely Beautiful place I could have ever chose and if anybody ever reads this review…take my word for it..you will not regret it and I promise you that your guests will complement this venue!