If you’ve typed “outdoor wedding venues in St. Paul” into your search bar, we’ll save you some time and cut right to the chase: you won’t find a more picturesque or glamorous outdoor wedding venue in St. Paul than onboard Padelford Riverboats!
Just imagine a riverboat wedding on the iconic waters of the Mississippi River, with the happy couple and all their dearest friends and family—it doesn’t get much more romantic than that! It’s hard to exaggerate how gorgeous the views of downtown Minneapolis, Harriet Island in St. Paul, and the shimmering waters of the Mississippi are as you spend your big day in this fairy tale setting.
Padelford Riverboats has helped couples start their happily ever after in style since 1969. With 50 years of experience of “getting things perfectly right” for happy couples, Padelford Riverboats is proud to say that we are right at the top of any shortlist of the best outdoor wedding venues in St. Paul.
We are a full-service Minneapolis/St. Paul wedding venue, we accommodate all types of wedding events such as engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions aboard our premier charters. You deserve the wedding of your dreams, and we’re here to make that a reality!
We know many of you are planning for 2022 weddings now and with fall and winter coming up, a riverboat wedding might feel like a faraway dream. But as everyone who lives in the land of 10,000 lakes knows, spring, summer, and fall in Minnesota are extraordinary, and outdoor wedding venues help to perfectly capture the spirit and vibrance that the state has to offer.
Padelford Riverboats offers a unique wedding venue on the water with a riverboat wedding or reception and helps add romance, ambiance, and grandeur to the occasion. An ever-changing vista of natural marvels surrounds you and your guests as you sail on the Mississippi River.
Padelford Riverboats Will Handle the Stress, You Take Care of the Fun!
Weddings can require a lot of planning, but we’re here to help you de-stress. Padelford Riverboats has a team of professional event managers that will guide you through the entire planning process from start to finish so that you can enjoy your special day!
We provide custom event décor, and the possibilities are endless. Your event manager will help you coordinate with top-notch vendors in the Twin Cities to create the charming atmosphere of your dreams.
Padelford’s experienced chefs will prepare delectable courses with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our friendly staff will run the full-service bar and ensure flawless setup, serving, and clean-up. China, silverware, tablecloths, and napkins are included at no additional cost with your catering order.
There’s no need to worry about space either, as Padelford Riverboats has three different vessels with varying layouts to accommodate up to 600 passengers, and guest parking is free.
At Padelford Riverboats, we take our standing as one of the top outdoor wedding venues in St. Paul quite seriously. We believe in infusing a little bit of magic into weddings and wedding events, and quite frankly, we think our staging area gives us a pretty big advantage over any other venue.
Just imagine a glorious afternoon full of sunshine and light breezes. Envision the sparkling grandeur of downtown as you begin your once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Imagine a riverboat wedding with all of your family and friends together on a vessel that’s dressed up to your specifications. Imagine a delicious dinner full of music, smiles, and laughter, and a night of dancing under the stars.
It sounds kind of perfect, doesn’t it? We’ve been doing this for 50 years, so you can trust us; a riverboat wedding is as close to perfect as you can get!