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River Queen

Brielle, NJ View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
38 reviews

About

The River Queen is a boat wedding venue located in Brielle, New Jersey. 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 River, Point Pleasant Canal and the Barnegat Bay. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and spectacular sunsets while cruising calm inland waters. The River Queen 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 will make it an occasion to remember.

Facilities and Capacity

The River Queen comfortably accommodates a maximum of 140 guests. Couples have the option of hosting their ceremony on the vessel in addition to the reception. The River Queen offers three exterior decks and two interior deck salons, offering beverage service on each level. The vessel allows for bay breezes and is air-conditioned and heated for your cruising comfort. The River Queen is located within a few miles of hotels and other attractions for your guests’ convenience.

Services Offered

The team strives to be an all-inclusive venue for its couples. They understand that planning such a large event can be overwhelming at times, so let them do the work! Their couples benefit from a variety of wedding-related services and amenities. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Event planning
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Preferred vendor list
  • Servers and bartenders
  • Dance floor
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • China
  • Setup
  • Cleanup

Cuisine

The 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. They offer gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. The venue can also provide an open bar and bartenders for your special day. For a delectable dining experience, the venue’s on-site catering options include the following:

  • Stations
  • Buffet
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Desserts

Location

The River Queen is conveniently located in the heart of the Jersey Shore. The boat docks a very short distance off of major highways in the area, just a few miles off of the Garden State Parkway. The River Queen is a short driving distance from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk and within a fifteen minute drive to local attractions from Seaside Heights to Asbury Park.

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?

No

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)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Boat/Yacht

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
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
May
October
November
December

38 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

7 User photos

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    Amy G. Married on 02/27/2021
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    The River Queen Rules

    Our original plans were canceled due to Covid and we didn’t want to wait so we booked the River Queen and they did not let us down! They were very responsive since day one and the service on our wedding day was outstanding. I can’t wait to book again for future celebrations!
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    Kaily P. Married on 09/12/2020
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    Wedding experience

    Amazing time! Staff made sure my wedding day was perfect!
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    Nicole S. Married on 08/22/2020
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    Perfect wedding day!!!!

    Everyone aboard the boat was about making this party exactly what we wanted. They were there when we needed them with water, with food, and even with my shoes. We got great feedback from our guest they loved the food, the atmosphere, and the drinks. The boat was beautiful, well maintained and the staff and captain worked everything seamlessly to let us have one less stress on the big day. I would definitely use this venue again. I would definitely recommend this to anyone having a party or wedding, I would definitely rate them a 10 out of 10 for everything they did for me and my husband. It was easy, well managed, everyone easy to work with and a pleasure to meet everyone involved with the company. Thank you for all you did for us hopefully we can use you in the future for another party!!

Awards

  • 38
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Buck London Weddings Buck London Weddings Wedding Videographers

What a fantastic place for a wedding! Unique and special.

Unforgettable D.J.'s Unforgettable D.J.'s Wedding DJs

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.

DC Photo and Video DC Photo and Video Wedding Photographers

A great and unique way to host your wedding reception.

Map

800 Ashley Avenue Brielle, NJ, 08730
7325286620
732-892-3377
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River Queen frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at River Queen?

River Queen 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 River Queen, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

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

At River Queen, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at River Queen includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

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

The space offered by River Queen for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Boat/Yacht

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at River Queen for wedding events?

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

What kind of wedding events does River Queen offer?

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

What services does River Queen offer for wedding events?

River Queen offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

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

River Queen is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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