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Based in Savannah, Georgia, couples can use Savannah Riverboat Cruises for a unique, waterfront wedding venue. For over 25 years this company has been allowing ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and bridal shows to be hosted on their gorgeous vessels. Designed as traditional red, white, and blue paddlewheel riverboats, they allow couples and their guests to eat, drink, and dance the night away while enjoying scenic city views from the Savannah River.
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Truly a one-of-a-kind experience, the spaces on the Savannah Riverboat Cruises vessels allow up to 75 guests on the top deck for a wedding, and up to 1,000 people in their grand ballrooms for a reception. The Georgia Queen, the first vessel acquired by this company, has three ballrooms, a 5,000-square-foot open-air top deck, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and full bars on each of its three floors. While the vessel can accommodate 1,000 guests, for those who would like to charter a smaller space, the ballroom on the second deck has an off-set private parlor. The Savannah River Queen is a 600-passenger vessel with glass-enclosed, climate-controlled dining on each of its three decks. The boats can be sectioned off to accommodate smaller wedding parties and receptions, and are also wheelchair accessible.
Savannah River Cruises allows couples to choose wedding packages that will fully complete their special day. In addition to offering an all-inclusive ceremony and reception, they can also supply in-house catering, in-house bar, DJ, and a dance floor. Couples are welcome to bring in their own decorations or centerpieces, in addition to ordering their own cake or cupcakes from an outside bakery. The vessel also has a bridal suite for the wedding party on the day of the wedding. In addition, they have Cruise and Event specialists on the boat during your wedding to ensure your event rentals, lighting, sound, custom menu, set up, and clean up are all handled correctly. The event items they can provide include:
- Aisle markers
- Audio equipment
- Chair covers
- Chocolate fountain
The vessel’s catering team is capable of creating delicious American, Caribbean, Southern, Cajun, and local cuisine. Their outstanding food can also be gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian, without pork, or kosher, depending on specific dietary needs. Before deciding on a custom menu, couples are welcome to enjoy a tasting of their options. Couples can also decide what serving style to provide, choosing from buffet, stations, or plated, to family style.
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White Wedding in September
We are grateful to the crew and staff that helped us pull off a wonderful wedding. We want to especially thank Rebekah Watts for everything she did to make our experience all that it was. Rebekah became our wedding coordinator for the boat about midway through our planning process. The previous boat coordinator was not adequate to help us plan and prepare for our wedding. But Rebekah stepped in and changed our initial experience for the better. She is polite, kind, prompt, professional, and very good at what she does. Without her, I’m not confident we would have had quite the positive experience that we did. The head chef, Jamie Carver was exceptional and everyone raved about the buffet food. He personally made sure my husband and I knew that he was there to help us and our guests - he even cut our cake! The Captain, Mike North, who married us was so nice and performed our ceremony flawlessly. He even let us get some photos in the wheel house! So cool.
If we were to change anything about our wedding, we might have hired a DJ outside of the boat.
Overall, our guests were happy and we are happy. Thank you Savannah Riverboat crew & staff! We would highly recommend the Savannah Riverboat cruises for a wedding, private party, or any celebration.
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I can't think of a more cool place to get married then on the Georgia Queen. This riverboat is so beautiful and you get to sail up and down the Savannah river! The food is delicious and the staff is great. There is nothing more 'Savannah' then a riverboat cruise!
The staff at the River Boat is delightful! They are always such a pleasure to work with. And there's no better way to see Savannah!
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Savannah Riverboat Cruises frequently asked questions
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- House Beer
- House Wine
- Cruise Ship
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Aisle Markers
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor