Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises

3291 St. Croix Tr. S. PO Box 326, Afton, MN 55001 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Lighting
  • Linens and tablescapes
  • Drink tokens (for hosted bar package)
  • Dance floor
  • Punch bowl and other specialty serveware
  • Audiovisual equipment/DJ setup
  • Decor delivery and setup services


Cuisine
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.

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Just married!
Just married!
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Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises
The newlyweds
The newlyweds
The Grand Duchess
The Grand Duchess
Beautiful wedding ceremonies
Beautiful wedding ceremonies
Queen of the world
Queen of the world
Boats docked
Boats docked
Grand Duchess dance floor
Grand Duchess dance floor
Live music in the Duchess
Live music in the Duchess
Wedding reception
Wedding reception
Black chairs
Black chairs
The groomsmen
The groomsmen
Beautiful sunsets
Beautiful sunsets
Ceremony on the Duchess bow
Ceremony on the Duchess bow
Fresh buffet (Duchess)
Fresh buffet (Duchess)
Decor rentals available
Decor rentals available
Wedding guests
Wedding guests
White tables and chairs
White tables and chairs
White chairs and red ribbons
White chairs and red ribbons
Red accents
Red accents
Many food options available
Many food options available
Table number
Table number
Boat receptions are a blast
Boat receptions are a blast
Duchess reception
Duchess reception
Upper deck of the Duchess
Upper deck of the Duchess
Star fruit, mango, Papaya, kiwi, strawberry and dragon fruit dipped in bittersweet chocolate,...
Star fruit, mango, Papaya, kiwi, strawberry and dragon fruit dipped in bittersweet chocolate,...
Grand Duchess (floor 2)
Grand Duchess (floor 2)
The scenic St. Croix River
The scenic St. Croix River
The Afton Princess
The Afton Princess
The bow on the Princess
The bow on the Princess
Afton Princess wedding
Afton Princess wedding
The Princess (floor 1)
The Princess (floor 1)
Cake/buffet area, The Princess
Cake/buffet area, The Princess
Upper deck ceremony (Princess)
Upper deck ceremony (Princess)
Another happy couple!
Another happy couple!
Midnight dance on the Princess
Midnight dance on the Princess
Upper deck ceremony (Princess)
Upper deck ceremony (Princess)
A truly unique wedding setting
A truly unique wedding setting
The Princess (floor 1)
The Princess (floor 1)
Serenity (Princess)
Serenity (Princess)
Beautiful weddings year-round!
Beautiful weddings year-round!
The Wheel Room (120+ guests)
The Wheel Room (120+ guests)
The Pennington Room (up to 60)
The Pennington Room (up to 60)
Fine dining since 1867
Fine dining since 1867
The docks
The docks
Christmas at the Inn
Christmas at the Inn
Beautiful fall weddings
Beautiful fall weddings
A wedding on the river
A wedding on the river
Delicious wedding catering
Delicious wedding catering
The Wheel Room
The Wheel Room
Fresh table linens
Fresh table linens
Stunning summer weddings
Stunning summer weddings
Ceremony in the park nearby
Ceremony in the park nearby
A ceremony in the courtyard
A ceremony in the courtyard
The scenic St. Croix River
The scenic St. Croix River
We partner with local bakeries
We partner with local bakeries
Wheel room wedding
Wheel room wedding
Wheel Room head table
Wheel Room head table
A winter wonderland
A winter wonderland
Swirl Wine Bar- available for private rental Sundays and Mondays.  Call to schedule a wine tasting...
Swirl Wine Bar- available for private rental Sundays and Mondays. Call to schedule a wine tasting...
Swirl Wine Bar- available for private rental Sundays and Mondays.  Call to schedule a wine tasting...
Swirl Wine Bar- available for private rental Sundays and Mondays. Call to schedule a wine tasting...
CURRENT Patio
CURRENT Patio
CURRENT Restaurant
CURRENT Restaurant
CURRENT Restaurant
CURRENT Restaurant
Charming hotel rooms
Charming hotel rooms
Jacuzzi & Fireplace Suites
Jacuzzi & Fireplace Suites
Just married!
Just married!
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Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises
The newlyweds
The newlyweds

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25 Reviews for Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Wade · Married on 09/15/2018

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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    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

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises Pricing

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Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 250.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 250.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Boat/Yacht, Historic Building, Hotel, Inn/B&B, Restaurant, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises 1
    Free private party room when you book your wedding with us!

    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!

  • Afton House Inn and St. Croix River Cruises 2
    Bachelorette, Shower, or Rehearsal Dinner Cruise Package

    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 events@aftonhouseinn.com

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Judge Tom Armstrong
    Judge Tom Armstrong Wedding Officiants

    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.

  • Stop & Pose Photo Booths
    Stop & Pose Photo Booths Photo Booths

    Always a Great Place for a wedding

  • Buttercream Wedding Cakes
    Buttercream Wedding Cakes Wedding Cakes

    We have done so many wonderful weddings with the Afton House & Hudson Cruise lines! Very nice people to work with and beautiful event space.

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  • 3291 St. Croix Tr. S. PO Box 326, PO Box 326 Afton, MN, 55001 See on map
    651-427-3328 (Phone number)

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