St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. is a boat wedding venue located in Stillwater, Minnesota. The quaint and picturesque town of Stillwater is situated about a half an hour away from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Because it is so near the downtown areas of these cities, visitors will be able to fully immerse themselves in the fascinating history of the local area during their stay. In fact, there are plenty of historic walking tours and museums just waiting to be discovered. With this rich history and the scenic surroundings, couples will be able to experience an unforgettable wedding onboard one of the river boats in this “best destination small town.”
Facilities and Capacity
Regardless of the season, couples will be able to climb onboard one of the St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. river boats with their loved ones and experience a romantic ceremony and reception. There are six different charter boats available to choose from depending on your wedding size and style. All of the boats feature enclosed and climate-controlled levels with a patio viewing deck. The Avalon, which can accommodate up to 675 guests, is not only the largest boat in the fleet, but also the largest paddlewheel boat in the entire Midwest. This spacious boat features two bars and two buffet areas which are perfect for entertaining. The Majestic Star, which can accommodate up to 300 guests, has a relaxing first level lounge. On the other levels, couples will find a dining deck, bar and dance floor, and a viewing deck. The Empress, which can accommodate up to 225 guests, features a charming Victorian style for couples who are interested in more of a historic backdrop for their wedding. Both the Showboat (Andiamo) and the Jubilee II can accommodate up to 150 guests. For more intimate weddings, there is the Anastasia. This paddlewheel is ideal for wedding parties with under 75 guests. Regardless of your wedding style, you will easily be able to decorate and host your dream wedding onboard your selected boat.
To ensure you will have everything you need for your riverboat wedding, the team from St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. will provide you with tables, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. In addition to helping plan your wedding, the team can also assist with set up and clean up to make your day as stress-free as possible. The team is more than happy to offer entertainment referrals as well as provide you with a dance floor.
29 Reviews for St. Croix Boat & Packet Co.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Laura Carlson · Getting married on 11/07/2020
Amazing Venue for a Wedding
We had our wedding aboard the Majestic Star and it was the best decision we made! We couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. The event was seamless from the beginning stages of planning all the way to the end of the wedding night. They were always available to answer questions through email and were super helpful in helping me to navigate planning a wedding during the Covid-19 pandemic. The staff were all very helpful and kind, and I would highly recommend using St. Croix Boat and Packet for your wedding or event. Our guests all raved about the wedding, including the food, service, and the overall experience of being out on the river for a wedding. We can't thank you enough, so we will spread the good word!Sent on 07/18/2020
Chantal Lassauw · Married on 09/14/2019
amazing wedding venue! all in 1 concept, great staff, great location
We had such a lovely weddingday with stillwater riverboats. We had the showboat. The boat is allready pretty and it doenst even need a lot of decoration. The staff on our weddingday was amazing and could not have done it any other way! The Captain was amazing too! We forget the sand for the sandceremony and were stressing out minutes before our ceremony. He provided us with a big bucket of beautifull white stillwatersand wich rescued our ceremony and is now even extra special!Sent on 10/28/2019
The Captain even went all the way to provide us the best pictures ever on the river. He would tell our photographer when we were hitting certain spots for the better pictures and were to be on the boat.
Before our special day we sat together with the team from stillwater riverboats to talk about how we want our day to be arranged. Everything went very smooth.
If I had questions I would email them and I would have a response back that same day.
We did our ceremony on the topdeck of tthe boat just whe the boat would sail away.
Our first dance was indoor, but the weather was so nice that after that fisrt dance we moved the dancefloor on the topdeck outside and the staff was more willing to help. We did book an extra 2 hours on the boat (total of 6) and we are so happy we did that! we danced away on the topdeck. We just made our own playlist and used there bose system wich worked great! Everybody is still talking about our wedding. You have all your loved ones on 1 spot, people van sit, dance, enjoy indoor or outdoor, enjoy the vieuws of the river, dance. So much to entertain your guest.
Tori Mckenzie · Married on 10/13/2018
We loved having our wedding here. The staff were very knowledgeable and super friendly. The venue was very nice, but super affordable! We had the italian buffet and tiramisu and chocolate torte, and our guests were raving about the food! The space is super flexible, and we were able to change things up as needed. Everything went better than we could have hoped for, and our guests told us it was fun going to a wedding at such a unique venue!Sent on 11/01/2018
St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. Price Rates
Celebrate your marriage with a scrumtuous brunch buffet & boat ride down the scenic St. Croix River!
Choose between an 11:30am-2:30pm cruise or 12:00pm-3:00pm cruise. Inclusive rate of $37.00 per person includes 3-hour boat ride, a meal, the taxes & port fee, and the comapny service charge. Gratuity is not included in any billing.
Extras: Linens, linen napkins, ceremony set-up, any type of host bar.
Boat choice is Stillwater River Boats' and 50 person minimum required for Brunch Celebration.
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