Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises is a premier riverboat and restaurant wedding venue in Afton, Minnesota. This inn and riverboat cruise offers flexible venue options for weddings of every style. Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises will help you plan your version of the perfect day, whether that’s a relaxing evening cruise or an elegant reception under the stars at the Afton House Inn. All details are completely up to you. If you want to have an intimate elopement on the water or a more elegant and traditional reception by the waterfront, Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises is a fantastic venue choice for you.
Facilities and Capacity
Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises provides two distinct venue spaces for weddings of every size and style. The Afton House Inn hosts a large banquet hall that can seat up to 130 guests. This banquet hall features elegant flooring, drapery, and large windows to gaze out on the river as you celebrate. The St. Croix Cruise boat offers a unique alternative to the banquet hall. You can host your entire wedding on the cruise ship, making for an unforgettable experience your guests will love. Ceremonies can be held on the bow, creating a picturesque backdrop for the big moment. You may also bring your own décor items on the boat with the exception of a few items.
Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises’ staff wants to ensure every couple has a fantastic wedding day. Their event planning and catering staff will work with you to design an experience, unlike any other wedding you’ve been to. They create custom meals, assist with vendor coordination, and will make your wedding day an overall stress-free day. Additional rental items and services include:
Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises provides exceptional menus that will delight guests of every palate. They offer buffet and plated menus along with signature cocktails, beer, and a champagne toast. The culinary team sources fresh and local ingredients whenever possible to create a five-star experience at the Inn or on the cruise. Some of their customer favorites include the chicken breast with champagne cream sauce and the Riverboat Special.
Recommended by 92% of couples
Amanda · Married on 08/04/2018
My husband and I were looking to have a fun, laid back wedding reception and the Grand Duchess was a perfect fit! Our guests loved the novelty of a boat reception. Dan & the staff were great to work with. Initially there was some turnover with the event planner, but once Jess came on board things went very smoothly. Jess was super organized, professional, and responsive. Overall I appreciated how flexible & accommodating everyone was. Food was good. I would definitely recommend for couples looking to have a unique reception!Sent on 08/18/2018
Wade · Married on 09/15/2018
Wedding on the Afton Princess Private Charter Vessel
We had our wedding aboard the Afton Princess in September and we couldn't be more happy with the day. Our friends and family absolutely loved the venue and the trip up the river. The event staff was particularly helpful as we had several changes we made through out the process. The trip, the staff aboard the boat, the food was all perfect. We had a smaller affair, and for our budget, it seemed as if we should've paid more. My only regret...that we didn't book a longer ride 😊 Thanks again Afton River Cruise!Sent on 11/21/2018
User6852023 · 2+ years ago
Excellent Customer Service
Georgene went above and beyond to accommodate our needs for our reception. She is easy and fun to work with when planning the details. The catering was delicious; all of our guests loved it. The area is gorgeous and we took some great photos. Definitely would recommend Afton House Inn to anyone!Sent on 03/25/2019
Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises Price Rates
Book your wedding with us and we'll waive the room fee ($150-$700 value) for your engagement party, bridal shower, bridesmaid's luncheon, bachelore(tte) party, rehearsal/groom's dinner, gift opening or any other event associated with your special day!
St. Croix River Cruises "Sweet Afton" Bachelorette and Bridal Shower Cruise package includes a 2.5 hour Cruise on the Sweet Afton, All you can drink Premium Bar Package, and your choice of an Appetizer buffet, Memphis Pulled Pork sandwich buffet, or Artisan Sandwich Buffet. $65.00 per person (minimum of 20 guests plus tax and 20% service fee) Contact Jessica 651-436-8883 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Afton House is a great place for a Wedding Ceremony and reception. As a retired judge I have performed many marriage ceremonies there. The staff is experienced, friendly and helpful. It's a wonderful choice for your wedding events.
Always a Great Place for a wedding
We have done so many wonderful weddings with the Afton House & Hudson Cruise lines! Very nice people to work with and beautiful event space.