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St. Croix Boat & Packet Co.

Stillwater, MN View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
30 reviews
$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$4k - $6k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

Services Offered
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.

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?

Yes

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

$75

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

Server(s)

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

30 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 94% of couples
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  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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  • Savannah
    Savannah Married on 10/16/2021
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    Genuine Vendor, Quality Value

    This venue is amazing and the staff are genuine, flexible, fast at responses, and professional. The value you receive is well worth it and high quality! I would recommend this venue to anyone who wants a smooth wedding day and a fun time!
  • Laura
    Laura C. Married on 11/07/2020
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    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!
  • Chantal
    Chantal L. Married on 09/14/2019
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    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!

    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.

Awards

  • 30
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Deals

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. 1
Offer

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.

Photo courtesy of Studio Twelve52

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525 Main St S Stillwater, MN, 55082
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St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at St. Croix Boat & Packet Co.?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At St. Croix Boat & Packet Co., what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At St. Croix Boat & Packet Co., what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. for wedding events?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. offer?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. offer for wedding events?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. have available for wedding events?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.6 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. offer?

St. Croix Boat & Packet Co. currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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