Paradise Charter Cruises is a unique boat wedding venue in Excelsior, Minnesota. Couples and their guests can enjoy all-encompassing views of the sparkling Mississippi River during a romantic vow exchange. This sophisticated deluxe vessel ignites an atmosphere of opulence and wonder as it gracefully glides along tranquil waterways.
Facilities and Capacity
The Paradise Lady is a luxurious yacht designed to accommodate lavish private parties and special occasions for up to 145 guests. The boat features a range of contemporary amenities to help create a successful and memorable event. A reserved boarding area allows complete privacy for the happy couple and their loved ones on the day. Several ceremony options are available according to couples’ desires. Those who wish to create a complete wedding-cruise experience can hold their ceremony onboard. Alternatively, an off-site gazebo can be arranged for a romantic outdoor celebration. The yacht can be set up to facilitate an exciting reception, with designated spaces for dancing, audiovisual equipment, and more located across two decks. Furthermore, a full bar can keep loved ones feeling refreshed, while a splendid stairway provides an elegant backdrop. Other boats available for unique wedding ceremonies and receptions include the Minneapolis Queen and the Paradise Princess II.
The team at Paradise Charter Cruises strives to create a lavish experience for couples and their guests on the big day. They can set up a projector for a personalized slideshow and dress furniture in white linen to further enhance the aesthetic of the festivities. The staff can arrange delicate china and silverware for the meal, as well as set up a mouth-watering buffet. Additionally, they can organize beautiful arrangements of silken flowers and other floral designs to further emphasize the elegance of the occasion. The venue’s experienced coordinators will happily assist couples in honing their vision, from arranging decor to suggesting the best possible entertainment.
The expert culinary team on the yacht can provide a broad range of menu options to suit your requirements. These dedicated professionals are able to prepare brunch, cocktail reception hors d’eouvres, decadent plated dinners, and more. The creative chefs at the venue serve mouth-watering home favorites such as beef tacos and pork medallions, adding a fresh twist to impress guests.
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7 Reviews for Paradise Charter Cruises
Recommended by 85% of couples
Jessica · Married on 06/08/2019
Above and beyond my expectations!
My husband and I went on happy hour cruise aboard the Paradise Lady as a date a few years ago and I instantly knew we had to get married on board. I corresponded with Stephanie Lawrance and she was very quick to respond to my many, many emails. The day of my wedding was the best day of my life and we owe a huge thanks to the crew. They were sooo incredibly helpful with EVERYTHING! Everyone was super nice and friendly and quick to help out with anything I asked. The Captain even let our kids “drive” the boat! I couldn’t have asked for a better time. Thanks to everyone at Paradise Charter Cruises!!!Sent on 06/12/2019
Caroline · Married on 07/05/2017
We were lucky to have a private cruise for our closest friends and family for the grooms dinner! We had it on the 4th of July on Lake Minnetonka and wow. The food, service, crew, communication, boat, drinks, etc. were all FANTASTIC!Sent on 07/08/2017
Natalie · Married on 09/12/2015
Our 2 families had the unforgettable experience of meeting each other aboard the Paradise Destiny II! My initial contact with Deanna was helpful in planning my event, as she provided a boat tour and talked about the various options available. She helped me to make decisions to customize my cruise, while not overwhelming me with too many choices. The boat (Destiny II, Lake Minnetonka) has an updated, classic feel with floor-to-ceiling windows on the lower level, perfect for taking in all the beautiful lake views. It also offers outdoor seating on the top floor, which my guests really appreciated. The boat does not need any further decorating, but the staff did help me to display a photo slideshow on the flatscreen TV's, which made our cruise really unique. The staff was professional and warm and did an excellent job tending the bar and keeping our guests happy! The captain took initiative to take a few unique photos and generously passed them along to me. The Paradise staff is professional and truly delivers above-and-beyond service! hank you for the unforgettable experience!Sent on 09/26/2015
We had a wonderful time working with Paradise Charter Cruises. Not only did we get to see the beautiful view on the cruise but we got to take part of something great with them. They are such hard workers, and is always so willingly to go out and beyond for each individuals!