Weddings

BB Riverboats

Newport, KY View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   16 reviews
$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 800 guests

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$8k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 800 guests

BB Riverboats is a boat wedding venue which operates out of Newport, Kentucky. The happy couple and their guests can enjoy gliding along the Ohio River as they take in the passing sights. Taking in views of the Cincinnati cityscape as well as the riverbank, everyone can relax as the soothing tones of parting water mingles beautifully with animated chatter, sing-songs, and the sound of your future together.

Facilities and Capacity

Featuring a variety of boats, BB Riverboats’ fleet is comprised of two different options - The Belle of Cincinnati and The River Queen, while the River’s Edge is another one of the event spaces located on the pier.

The flagship boat is The Belle of Cincinnati. Offering climate-controlled spaces, it can easily accommodate between 50 and 500 people. Here, you can celebrate your ceremony and reception thanks to the many areas available. Three decks offer room for celebrating in the open air, while you could also avail of these for saying ‘I do’, exchanging vows, and swapping rings. A buffet space and bar means that you and your guests can drink and dine in peace as the magical day unfolds. What’s more, there is a dance floor available so that the happy couple can enjoy their first dance as newlyweds, while everyone else can get down to the music.

The River Queen can accommodate up to 150 guests. A smaller boat, it would certainly suit a more intimate affair. Boasting two deck spaces, the wedding party can enjoy an open-air party here - day or night - while basking in the sunshine or mingling underneath a star-dotted sky. Here, too, you can dine and enjoy some beverages in style.

The River’s Edge is ideal for couples who would like to enjoy a wedding by the water without going on a cruise. Offering large windows which offer views of the river, it also has dining spaces. Its maximum capacity is 250 people.

Services Offered

An event planner can make themselves available to assist you with the preparation and organization of your momentous celebration if you would like to customize your BB Riverboats experience. The planner can help arrange flowers and floral decor, entertainment, furniture, and more so that your venue looks as stunning as you deserve it to look. The planners can also coordinate the day, managing it expertly to avoid any headaches.

If you opt not to create your own package, you can choose from one of the all-inclusive options.

Cuisine

BB Riverboats can provide cuisine for weddings and rehearsal dinners. Depending on the package you decide on, a variety of meals can be available. These can include served entrees (such as honey-glazed ham, marinated roast turkey breast), sides of grilled asparagus and buttered corn, as well as hors d’oeuvres. Their serving styles include buffet, cocktail reception, outside cake, tastings, and dessert.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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?

$500.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500.00

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?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$25.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

800

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Tables

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?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November

16 Reviews

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    Jamie M. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Absolutely Incredible!

    Missy is incredible. She made our experience smooth and fun. We didn't have to stress with her in our corner.
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    Meg W. Married on 04/07/2020
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    Unique venue...excellent experience!

    We were so pleased with out wedding on the Belle of Cincinnati. The venue was a fairy tale, the staff was wonderful and the day was stress free. All of the details were handled for us and we all just enjoyed our day. It was a fairy tale!
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    Tiffany Married on 04/27/2019
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    Beautiful and unique venue

    We absolutely loved our wedding on the riverboat this past April, and Missie was so great helping with the planning and coordinating. Only suggestion I would make to anyone considering, if you’re not renting the whole boat out and will have the public on a different deck, come up with something for your guests to wear or have to show that they are part of the wedding andLet the employees/Missie know so they can help ensure no one tries to crash it. But this is an issue at any venue where the public is also able to be nearby.

Awards

  • 16
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Pricing

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
OTF PhotoImages LLC OTF PhotoImages LLC Wedding Photographers

OTF PhotoImages was the photographer and videographer for a wedding in which the couple wanted to get married in the middle of the Ohio River in front of Riverfront Stadium. BB Riverboats did an excellent job of fulfilling the bride/groom requests and accommodated us very well. Highly recommend!

Kevin Lush Photography Kevin Lush Photography Wedding Photographers

BB Riverboats is by far the most unique wedding experience I've ever had while photographing Dayton weddings and Cincinnati weddings. I rate this A+. The coordinator is awesome is well!!

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101 Riverboat Row Newport, KY, 41071
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BB Riverboats frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at BB Riverboats?

BB Riverboats includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At BB Riverboats, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

BB Riverboats includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At BB Riverboats, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at BB Riverboats includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of BB Riverboats in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by BB Riverboats for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at BB Riverboats for wedding events?

BB Riverboats offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does BB Riverboats offer?

BB Riverboats offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does BB Riverboats offer for wedding events?

BB Riverboats offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does BB Riverboats have available for wedding events?

BB Riverboats offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend BB Riverboats and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

BB Riverboats is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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