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Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Savannah, GA View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
42 reviews
Up to 1,000 guests

About

Up to 1,000 guests

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.

Facilities and Capacity

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.

Services Offered

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
  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Barware
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

Cuisine

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.

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?

$4,000

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

$2,000

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?

$2,000

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

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$23.50

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1000

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Boat/Yacht
Cruise Ship
Restaurant

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

42 Reviews

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4.6
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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Nona Married on 11/30/2019
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    Wonderful time

    We had an amazing night for my reception in the Nook Room. Staff was amazing, food was amazing. Everyone enjoyed their time on the Riverboat.
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    Jill Married on 09/17/2016
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    My partner and I were very pleased with the service provided by this venue. They were great with email communication for a destination wedding, there were no surprises with the final balances, and they made making changes to the menu, etc very easy. My ONLY complaint, is that they had staff members going table-to-table during the reception trying to sell the souvenir boarding photos to my guests during dinner. We had specifically declined that package upgrade during our reservation process and I thought it came off as tacky that my guests were being solicited to make an additional purchase. Other than that, the value is great, the food is amazing, and the staff took care of EVERYTHING. Would absolutely recommend this venue!
  • User2572360 2+ years ago
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    When my son and future daughter in law decided on a destination wedding, I knew I was in deep trouble. Finding a place in your home town is stressful enough. But having to find a place you have never been I thought would be impossible. I wanted something memorable, fun, and entertaining for all ages. So to the internet I went. I found Savannah River Boat Cruises. I called and spoke with a wonderful woman. (Who was from Knoxville, my home town). Ms. Bridwell informed me of everything they had to offer, the cost and everything that would be needed to accomplish our event. Every month to the day she followed up to make sure everything was going to be to our liking. Even the day of our rehearsal dinner, she called and said everything was on schedule. She was there waiting on us as we boarded. Everything from the cruise, the food and the staff was exceptional. Our waiters Charlie and Peter waited on our every need.. Plus threw in their blessing to the future newly weds.
    If you are in need of a venue for a wedding or rehearsal dinner. Give them a call. You will not regret it.

Awards

  • 42
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Emily & Aaron
    30 photos · 08/17/2019

Deals

Savannah Riverboat Cruises 1
Offer

Enjoy lower minimums during our low-tide season! Book a private deck-charter for your reception anytime from November-March to take advantage of this great offer! 100 person minimum compared to 150 at high-tide season!

Professional Network & Endorsements

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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!

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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!

Map

9 East River Street PO Box 10086 Savannah, GA, 31401
9122326404

9 AM - 5 PM
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Savannah Riverboat Cruises frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Savannah Riverboat Cruises?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Savannah Riverboat Cruises, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Savannah Riverboat Cruises, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Savannah Riverboat Cruises includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Savannah Riverboat Cruises in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Savannah Riverboat Cruises for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Cruise Ship
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Savannah Riverboat Cruises for wedding events?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer for wedding events?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Savannah Riverboat Cruises have available for wedding events?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Savannah Riverboat Cruises and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.5 in value and 4.4 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Savannah Riverboat Cruises offer?

Savannah Riverboat Cruises currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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