About The River Queen and River Belle
You and your guests will dine and dance beneath the stars, enjoying exceptional cuisine and superb service as you cruise along the picturesque shorelines of the Manasquan & Metedeconk Rivers and the Barnegat Bay. Enjoy beautiful scenery and spectacular sunsets while cruising calm inland waters. The River Queen and River Belle can host all of your celebrations including ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches, bridal showers, birthday parties and engagement parties. Whether planning a quiet intimate affair or a lavish celebration, the crew of the River Queen & River Belle will make it an occasion to remember.
Facilities and Capacity
The River Queen and River Belle comfortably accommodate a maximum of 140 guests. Couples have the option of hosting their ceremony on the vessel in addition to the reception.
The River Queen and River Belle offer three exterior decks and two interior deck salons, offering beverage service on each level. Both vessels allow for bay breezes and are air-conditioned and heated for your cruising comfort.
We strive to be an all-inclusive venue for our brides. We understand that planning such a large event can be overwhelming at times, so let us do the work! Our brides benefit from a variety of wedding-related services and amenities. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Event planning
• Wedding coordinator
• Prefferred Vendor List
• Catering and Waitstaff
• Dance Floor
• Setup (tables, chairs, linens, china)
• Licensed Captain
• Coast Guard Inspected
The River Queen and River Belle’s professional culinary team prides itself on offering couples and their guests exquisitely prepared cuisine. Choose from several menu options with the ability to customize to fit your taste. We offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. For a delectable dining experience, the venue’s on-site catering options include the following:
• Catering and Bartending Staff
• Butler Served Hors d’oeuvres
• Dessert Station
The River Queen and River Belle are located within a few miles from hotels and other attractions for your guests’ convenience.
The River Queen and River Belle provide an open bar for your special day. Services include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Liquor license
• Open bar
• Premium liquor
• House liquor
• Signature drink
• House wine
• Specialty beer
The River Queen and River Belle are conveniently located in the heart of the Jersey Shore. Both venues are a very short distance off of major highways in the area, just a few miles off of the Garden State Parkway. The River Belle is within walking distance to the Point Pleasant Boardwalk, and both boats are within a fifteen minute drive to local attractions from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park.
Call or email Sharon for more information! firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-528-6620.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Kurt · Married on 09/24/2016
We knew we had found our wedding venue as we were walking up to the River Queen. From our first conversation until we were walking away from our reception, Sharon and her crew were nothing short of fantastic! Sharon laid out a plan for the day that let us say our vows onboard, dance our first dance, eat fabulous food, and sail into the sunset! We carried the riverboat theme from our invites to our decor and even my 'riverboat gambler' attire. Planning with Sharon was simple and straightforward so we could focus on the many other intricacies for the perfect day. And perfect it was.! Melissa attended to our every need, removing that last bit of worry, allowing us to just enjoy our family and friends and the perfect weather! Everyone raved about the food and the service and I am happy to give the River Queen a 5-star rating!Sent on 10/01/2016
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Linda · Married on 10/06/2018
The most relaxing and enjoyable wedding!
Every aspect of planning and execution was easy! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I have had many friends/family tell me it was the best wedding they had ever been to. It was very relaxing and we had a gorgeous evening! I would definitely recommend the River Queen!
Greuter- Truax · Married on 06/23/2018
MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING WAS IN JUNE 2018. I AM BEYOND IMPRESSED WITH THE SERVICE AND CARE PROVIDED BY THE STAFF OF THE RIVER BELLE. IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT, THIS IS THE PLACE TO HAVE IT
! THE BOGEN FAMILY WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU!
What a fantastic place for a wedding! Unique and special.
I have been entertaining events and weddings for over 15 years. One of my favorite experiences is the occasional wedding on the River Queen or River Belle. There is nothing quite like it... classic, comfortable, and a perfect balance for formal and casual. The staff is accommodating and fun, which helps the spirit of the day.
A great and unique way to host your wedding reception.