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The Rock Island Family

Your wedding is one of the biggest moments of your entire life, and at Rock Island, you're in excellent hands. Our professional and ambitious staff provides couples and their guests with turn-key service from beginning to end by offering onsite coordinating, in-house catering and unparalleled attention to detail. Rock Island is a wedding-only venue, meaning our staff is extremely experienced in wedding planning and knowing exactly what today’s couples want. Our venue also holds only

one wedding per day to ensure all focus is on the couple of honor.

"Our wedding day was the best day of our lives, so far. That is in no small part due to the amazing Rock Island Lake Club family. When booking a venue, you don’t necessarily realize that you will be working with the same people for over a year, in our case, almost two. You think about the food and menu, the aesthetics of the venue, is there a backup plan in case it rains? Let me just say, the food is delicious, the venue is gorgeous and yes. But it’s really the people you work with that make your day. Their counsel was appreciated, their expertise was needed, their warm embrace was comforting and their kindness is immeasurable. Every promise they made was delivered on, and more. We truly appreciate everyone we met during our time working with RILC. Thank you for making us feel like family.

To all the future Rock Island couples, you are in good hands."

Gina, Bride

PERRY BONADIES

Owner

Perry is the owner of Rock Island Lake Club and Bear Brook Valley. Formerly the general manager of Lake Valhalla, Perry has 30+ years of experience and knows how to throw a party!

MICHELE BONADIES

Owner

Michele is also the owner of both venues. Formerly a wedding and ceremony coordinator, Michele brings an extensive amount of experience in the wedding industry. 

EMMA CONWAY

Administrative Coordinator

Emma in a Nutshell

Coffee Addict, Harry Potter Nerd, Knitting Aficionado 

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"I love the friendly personalities that create a warm and welcoming environment for guests and coworkers alike and the eagerness of everyone to help each other, no matter the task!"

KELLIE CLARK

Social Media Assistant

Kellie in a Nutshell

Anything + Everything Chocolate, Fitness Enthusiast, Lake Life Lover

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"The freedom to use my creativity to help build and enhance the company, as well as working alongside young, like-minded people who have the same passion & drive as one another."

LISA ROSSITTO

Business Manager

Lisa in a Nutshell

Leo, Green Tea Obsessed, Fantasy Football Fanatic

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"Implementing a relevant new school approach to the market and seeing an overwhelmingly positive response!"

TAYLOR GUDENKAUF

Assistant to the Business Manager

Taylor in a Nutshell

Constant Adventurer, Foodie, Online Shopaholic

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"I love working in an environment where everyone is considered family whether it’s your first or hundredth time here.  We all work together cohesively to give everyone a positive and memorable experience."

BECCA NELSON

Event Coordinator

Becca in a Nutshell

Soft Pretzel Lover, Board Game Enthusiast, Chocolate Obsessed

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"My favorite part of working at Rock Island is that I love being part of such a friendly and collaborative team that works hard to turn couples' visions into realities!"

VICTOR SANCHEZ

Head Chef

Victor in a Nutshell

Travel Lover, Uruguay Native, Movie Fanatic

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"I love being able to work creatively and implement new ideas into the kitchen."

JAMIE EICHVALDS

Director of Marketing

Jamie in a Nutshell

Capricorn, Boy Mom, Favorite Show: This Is Us

Favorite Part About Working Here?

"I enjoy marketing to millennials and being a part of an industry that’s rapidly growing and always changing. I love learning new things, implementing new trends and creating a unique experience for our couples."

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