Customizations & Services

Enhance Your Private Charter Cruise

Since 1969, Padelford Riverboats has hosted thousands of private events aboard our vessels. Our experienced event managers are happy to assist with personalizing your cruise from start to finish.

As a full-service event company in Minneapolis/St. Paul, we partner with trusted vendors to supply a wide array of customization options. Listed below are just some of the ways you can enhance your private charter with us.

We’ll Make Your Event Special

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Live Bands

Live entertainment will greatly enhance your event and help create lasting memories. Ask your event manager about our Dixieland or banjo bands that will enrich the authentic Mississippi experience. Are you interested in something more contemporary? Feel free to bring your own band onboard to perform during your cruise.

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Disc Jockeys

Padelford has an established relationship with one of St. Paul’s most reputable entertainment companies. Our DJ will supply music and lighting to create the atmosphere you want for your event. You are welcome to bring on your own DJ with a few considerations. Please consult your event manager for details.

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Photo Booth

Capture the memory of your charter cruise with unlimited personalized photo strips and a memory book to take home. Our photo booths come with an attendant for assistance and fun props that are sure to make the pictures lively.

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Casino Tables

Your guests will enjoy all of the excitement of a night in Las Vegas with nothing to lose. Even beginners have nothing to fear—our friendly, experienced dealers will teach the different games and ensure that everyone has a great time.

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Flowers & Decorations

Each vessel is already embellished with classic riverboat features like brass light fixtures and embossed tin ceilings; however, there are always options to supplement these original features. Your event manager can help coordinate the addition of flowers, decorative linens, centerpieces, ceiling drapery, cocktail tables, and more.

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Theme Décor

One thing to consider when reserving a Padelford Riverboat is a themed cruise. Themed cruises are provided a la carte. Let us do the planning with a Vegas, Hawaiian, or Totally 80’s theme! Ask your event manager about pricing details and other fun event themes.

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Full-Service Bar

In addition to our host or cash bar package options, we have add-ons such as a bloody mary bar and bottomless mimosas to customize your event the way you want.

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In-House Catering for Events

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 execution of set up, serving, and clean up. China, silverware, tablecloths, and napkins are included at no additional cost with your catering order.

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