Prom & Graduation

Mark Major Milestones on the Mississippi With a Unique Event Venue

Take proms, graduations, fundraisers, dances, and award dinners/banquets out of the gym and onto the river with Padelford Riverboats.

We are a full-service Minneapolis/St. Paul school event venue, so our high-capacity vessels are equipped with AV equipment, delicious menu selections, a dance floor, and other necessities. For an unforgettable school outing, plan a customized celebration with us.

Why Choose Padelford?

We specialize in the business of hosting school events and have the experience to back it up. Trust us to handle all of the details, while you and your students have an enjoyable time together!

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Exceptional School Event Venue on the Water

Enhance your celebration with breathtaking views and relaxing ambiance aboard a Padelford private charter cruise. See the natural marvels Minnesota has to offer as you sail on the Mississippi surrounded by friends.

Unique Prom and Graduation Venue on the Mississippi

Less Stress, More Fun

School events can require a lot of planning, but we’re here to help you de-stress. Our professional event managers will guide you through the entire planning process from start to finish and be on-site to assist you.

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Custom Event Décor

Have full customization when it comes to your school celebration. The décor possibilities are endless. Your event manager will help you coordinate the addition of flowers to cocktail tables to themed décor packages.

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Professional In-House Catering

Padelford’s experienced chefs will prepare delectable courses with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our friendly staff will 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.

Countless Entertainment Options

As a full-service event company in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Padelford has hosted thousands of private charters. We’ve partnered with trusted vendors that supply a wide array of entertainment, from a live Dixieland show band or professional DJ, to a personalized photo booth.

Large Event Space for up to 600 Passengers

Have the celebration you envisioned without worrying about capacity. We offer three vessels with varying layouts to accommodate up to 600 passengers. Guest parking is always free.

Betsey Northrup

Anson Northrup

Jonathan Padelford

Anson & Betsey Northrup

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