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Distinctive Private Events

Boost morale and build connections with gatherings on the MIghty Mississippi

Jonathan Padelford

Looking to host a private event? Padelford Riverboats is perfect for corporate groups, birthdays, social events, receptions, conferences, special events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, reunions, fundraisers, and more. We are located across the Mississippi River from historic downtown St. Paul on Harriet Island.

Our vessels can accommodate up to 600 passengers. We offer plenty of seating and set-up arrangements, audiovisual equipment, entertainment options, décor and themes, delicious menu options, and fully stocked bars.

Our professional Event Managers are here to help you plan your event every step of the way and we’re happy to work within any budget. Plus, few venues provide a more memorable backdrop for your special event!

Speak with one of Padelford's professional Event Managers today
Or Fill out a Padelford Private Reservation Form Online
Or call 651-227-1100 (1-808-543-3908)

What's included

  • Cruise on the Mississippi River
  • Professional Event Manager
  • Free Parking
  • Cash Bar
  • China, linen, and flatware with catering order
  • Customizable cruise times
  • Experienced crew and catering staff
Anson & Betsey Northrup

Fine Print

  • 2 hour minimum required
  • 30 minute boarding time and 20 minute disembarking time included with rental
  • Padelford Riverboats does not allow outside food or beverages — all catering must be done through Padelford

Charter Options

For more information please contact:
Or Fill out a Padelford Private Reservation Form Online
Or call 651-227-1100 (1-808-543-3908) to speak
with one of Padelford's professional charter consultants today.

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The Jonathan Padelford
The Anson & Betsey Northrup attached for a cruise
The Anson Northrup
Ice Sculptures
Butler Service Available
The Betsey Northrup
50's Theme Package
The Anson & Betsey in St. Paul
Hammershlagen with Helga on an Oktoberfest cruise
Night-time on the Mississippi
Pirate Theme Cruise
The Jonathan Padelford
Have a Unique idea? We'll work with you.
Cocktail tables and fish-bowl centerpieces
The Anson & Betsey together
The Betsey Northrup in St. Paul
The Jonathan Padelford
The Betsey Northrup
The Jonathan Padelford
The Betsey Northrup Set for Dinner
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