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Pricing information

Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$4,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person

About

Michigan Princess Riverboat is a boat wedding venue located on the Grand River in Lansing, Michigan. The classic replica of a 19th-century steamboat is owned by the J & K Steamboat company which has been chartering passengers around Michigan’s rivers and lakes for over four decades. The Victorian-style vessel can provide a unique venue for a wedding ceremony and reception on the water against the beautiful backdrop of the Grand River.

Facilities and Capacities

The Michigan Princess Riverboat can provide a unique and beautiful backdrop for your special day and is available for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. Cruise down the Grand River as you say ‘I do’ and celebrate your nuptials in a fully-enclosed, climate-controlled riverboat complete with five-star comforts. The boat can accommodate up to 250 guests for a ceremony and dinner or 300 for a reception only. The Grand Salon Dining Room is located on deck one and features a dance floor, stage, bar, and grand staircase. There is also a wrap-around awning at the bow, which provides guests with a splendid view of the river. At the top of the stairs, on deck two, is the Princess Dining Room. This hall features 15 brass chandeliers, a second bar, and lots of natural light. The Captain’s Dining Room is located on deck three along with additional outside seating. This authentic, Victorian-style boat features a full kitchen.

Services Offered

Michigan Princess Riverboat offers a choice of elegant dining settings for your wedding celebration. You can choose to hire the entire boat or, if you have a smaller guest list, just a section of it. They invite you to contact them to discuss your plans and book a tour of their event spaces. The venue promises excellent service and delicious catering options from their onboard kitchen as well as a variety of services and amenities. Their experienced event team can assist you with planning and coordinating the details of your wedding so you can relax and enjoy the celebrations. Other amenities include:

  • Free parking
  • Multiple beverage stations
  • Fully enclosed and climate-controlled for comfort all year round
  • Outdoor seating with views of Grand River
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Frequently asked questions

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?

$6,000

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

$4,000

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?

$750

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

$500

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
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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4.3 out of 5 rating
3 Reviews
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  • Average response time
    4.2 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.3 out of 5 rating
  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    4.5 out of 5 rating
87% Recommended by couples
3 Reviews
Tammy
Tammy Sent on 05/09/2012
4.9 out of 5 rating
We had our wedding on May 5, 2012 and I loved every moment of it! The Michigan Princess Riverboat team was great to work with, both in booking and setting it and up and with the team on the actual day. They paid attention to detail and really listened to what we (the bride and groom) wanted. I made a couple last minute changes a couple days before the ceremony and they were accommodating to any of my requests. We had the boat during the day (12-5) and it was perfect. The sun was shining and the green from the trees made it very relaxing. They allowed us to board early to set up and take pictures before the ceremony. The DJ boarded an hour early and was all set for the day too. If you are looking for something different, check out the Michigan Princess Riverboat. It was great!
Charity
Charity Sent on 07/04/2011
4.7 out of 5 rating
My husband and I held our wedding on the Michigan Princess on June 26th 2011. The venue is beautiful and the staff is friendly and professional. Debbie set-up our event and was very flexible and worked with us to make our wedding what we wanted. The food was great and more than we asked for was put on our buffet which our guests really enjoyed. The Michigan Princess provided vendor meals for us free of charge. They were also very respectful of our choice to have a dry wedding.

One example of their great staff. My flower girl completely zonked out during dinner. They allowed her mom to make her a plate, they covered it and put it in the fridge and were kind enough to warm it up for her when she woke up! No crying hungry kids at this reception :)

Oh and! Some of our guests became sea sick during the cruise, they were very willing to dock to let these guests leave and then took off cruising again until the end of the reception.

I would consider Michigan Princess for future events and would love to do one of their public dinner cruises.
Holly
Holly Sent on 07/23/2017
3.4 out of 5 rating
We were overall pleased with our venue. We had a lot of compliments from guests about how unique the experience was. It was very cool that we had all three levels for guests to explore.

Several people commented that the food was cold. We also were very disappointed to find that the air conditioning didn't work at the time of our wedding. This was really unacceptable for a July wedding and I was sweating through my wedding dress.

We had the office coordinator assure us that we would have the whole day to set up the venue, but we never got it in writing. Come to find out closer to the date, they had booked another event the morning of our wedding, meaning we wouldn't be allowed onto the boat to decorate until 3:00 pm the day of the wedding. Overall, the boat coordinator, Debi was easy to work with and she accommodated us as much as she could, allowing us to come on Friday and setup a few things like lights and tulle.

Most of our guests spent almost no time at their tables after dinner. Everyone was enjoying the multiple decks and fresh air. The balcony from the second floor overlooks the dance floor on the first floor, with allowed for some really cool photos of the dances. If you are looking for a unique venue, look no further.
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Michigan Princess Riverboat frequently asked questions

Michigan Princess Riverboat 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
Michigan Princess Riverboat includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Michigan Princess Riverboat for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
Michigan Princess Riverboat offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
Michigan Princess Riverboat offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Michigan Princess Riverboat offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
Michigan Princess Riverboat is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in flexibility, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value and 4.2 in average response time.

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