Weddings

Celebrate Your Love Aboard a Romantic Wedding Venue in Minnesota

Since 1969, Padelford Riverboats has helped couples start their happily ever after in style. Your wedding is an important day in your life, so why not choose a venue that’s as special as you are?

We are a full-service Minneapolis/St. Paul wedding venue, so 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!

Why Choose Padelford?

We specialize in the business of hosting unforgettable weddings and have the experience to back it up. Trust us to handle all of the details, while you dance the night away!

Unique Wedding Venue on the Water

Unique Wedding Venue on the Water

Enhance your big day with breathtaking views and romantic ambiance on a Padelford private charter cruise. See the natural marvels Minnesota has to offer as you sail on the Mississippi surrounded by your loved ones.

Unique Wedding Venue on the Mississippi river

Less Stress, More Fun

Weddings 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 during your special day.

Custom Event Decor on the Water

Custom Event Décor

Your wedding, your way. The décor possibilities are endless. Your event manager will help you coordinate the addition of flowers to ceiling drapery to themed décor packages.

Minnesota Catering Service

Professional In-House Catering & Full-Service Bar

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.

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.

Gorgeous Event Space for up to 600 Passengers

Have the wedding 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

Wedding Photo Gallery

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