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BB Riverboats

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101 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY

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Cruise Ship/Yacht

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Accommodates up to 800 guests

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor / Outdoor

101 Riverboat Row Newport, KY 41071

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Let the romance of the river surround you as you celebrate the biggest day of your life aboard the Belle of Cincinnati. The flagship of BB Riverboats, the Belle of Cincinnati is a majestic and ornate beauty. Cruise in ultimate comfort and luxury surrounded by a lavish Victorian decor appointed with sumptuous details. Before the cruising party begins, enjoy an intimate ceremony on the open air upper where your guests will watch you exchange vows with the city skyline as the backdrop. Each climate-controlled deck includes a full bar, dance floor and elevator for fun on every level, if you wish to create a multi level party. The upper deck is open-air, perfect for watching the scenery roll by, taking a romantic moonlit stroll or enjoying a cocktail at sunset for cocktail hour. The experienced catering staff has a seemingly endless list of menu options to delight your guests with a delicious dinner on the river. Enjoy dancing to a live band on any of the floors and create a truly unforgettable night for you and your guests when you choose this unique wedding venue.

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There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a guest count minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 3.5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony ranges from $400 to $625. Please inquire with venue to purchase additional hours. Please note, private charter is available with a minimum guest count of 500 guest.

Amenities and Restrictions

- Wedding planning services

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Tables and chairs provided

- Linens, silverware, glassware provided

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Day-of coordinator

- Full kitchen facilities

- Large parking lot

Restrictions

- All food and beverage handled by venue

- Venue must approve all decorations

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Catering provided by venue

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be provided by venue

- Music must end by midnight

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Riverboat on the Potomac is a waterfront restaurant wedding venue in Colonial Beach, Virginia. Situated directly on the Potomac River, this unique venue offers couples and their guests astounding views of the water and beach. Windows line each room, casting beautiful natural light on couples and their loved ones as they celebrate this milestone.

Facilities and Capacity

The property offers couples an elegant upstairs banquet room to host their guests that accommodates over 300 people. This versatile reception area can be transformed into a magical, sophisticated space when decorated, allowing couples to hold the wedding they’ve always dreamed of. Alternatively, for those desiring a more intimate setting on their special day, The Tiki Bar and The Potomac Room are also available. The Tiki Bar can seat up to 85 people, while The Potomac Room can accommodate up to 75. The venue also features a beautiful outdoor deck, ideal for capturing enchanting wedding photographs in the sunset or taking a romantic stroll.

Services Offered

Riverboat on the Potomac strives to assist the happy couple in creating their vision as much as possible. They can provide tables, chairs, china, flatware, and more to make organizing your big day easier. Furthermore, they can take care of setup and cleanup, as well as staff the event with servers and bartenders. Loved ones can get together on the dancefloor after a sumptuous meal provided by the in-house catering team, and enjoy refreshments from the bar afterwards.

In order to make coordinating this special occasion even simpler, the venue has a choice of preferred catering menus for couples to choose from. These include mouthwatering appetizers, as well as homemade favorites such as roast beef and prime rib. The restaurant staff can deliver a fine dining experience in a variety of ways. They are able to organize buffet service, plated service, food stations, and more depending on your vision. Alternatively, you and your partner can work with the experienced staff at the restaurant to come up with a custom menu that suits your tastes.

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  • Average response time 4.7 out of 5 rating 4.7
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  • Value 4.7 out of 5 rating 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7 out of 5 rating 4.7

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Tennessee Riverboat Company

Star of Knoxville Weddings

Weddings onboard the “Star of Knoxville” riverboat are a most unique and distinctive choice for your wedding. We can provide complete arrangements for the most intimate of weddings to the most elaborate, accommodating anywhere from 2 to 110 for a ceremony and reception and up to 235 for a reception only. The vessel is equipped with two (2) bars, a dance floor, and band stage. The open air observation deck is ideal for an outdoor setting. Our main interior is fully air conditioned and heated, for a great dining and entertainment experience and is a perfect choice for the most important day of your life. From black tie events to very casual, the atmosphere is right for any occasion. The beautiful Tennessee River proves to be the most romantic, enchanting, and memorable atmosphere in East Tennessee. You and your guests will be mesmerized by scenery and fully entertained during any of our cruises.

Our wedding package below helps take care of many of your wedding needs. We have our own personal chef to take care of all of your catering needs. The only services we do not provide are photography, wedding cakes, and floral. Let our experienced staff help you plan the perfect wedding that your group will long remember. We are also the perfect facility for rehearsal dinners, bridesmaid luncheons, bridal showers, or bachelor/ bachelorette parties.

Star Wedding Package

The Star Wedding Package is our most popular package available for ceremonies and receptions. Let us provide all the following services to help make the most important day in your life stress free!

1 hour dockside for boarding and ceremony

2 hour cruise on the Tennessee River for reception (additional time available)

A captain/crew member to perform the ceremony

DJ for ceremony music and reception entertainment

Use of Bridal Suite for 2 hours before boarding

Access to boat 2 hours for decorating before boarding

Cash bar and bartender

Archway for ceremony

All tables and chairs

Bride and Groom table

Registration table

Dinner Cruise certificate for 2 for Bride and Groom

Bottle of Champagne (non alcoholic available)

Our professional wedding planner services

1 wedding rehearsal

Wedding Photos

Wedding couple embracing on deck of a boat

FREQUENLY ASKED QUESTIONS…

Decorations.

THE RIVERBOAT COMPANY AND ITS STAFF ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DECORATING, GIFTS, OR ANY FURTHER SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS UNLESS PURCHASED THROUGH THE RIVERBOAT COMPANY. PLEASE GIVE US THE NAME OF EACH DECORATOR SO THAT OUR STAFF WILL BE AWARE WHO IS ALLOWED ON THE BOAT EARLY.

ITEMS LEFT BEHIND

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS THAT ARE BROUGHT ON BOARD. IF ANY ITEMS ARE LEFT AFTER THE EVENT, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS. THE RIVERBOAT COMPANY STAFF IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING ITEMS OR BOXING THEM UP TO BE PICKED UP THE NEXT DAY.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED

THE RIVERBOAT COMPANY DOES NOT ALLOW CONFETTI OR RICE OF ANY KIND TO BE USED FOR THE CEREMONY OR THE RECEPTION AS IT CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO THE WILDLIFE ON THE RIVER. WE ALSO DO NOT ALLOW OPEN FLAMES ON THE RIVERBOATS AND THUS SUGGEST BRIDES TO USE LED LIGHTS INSTEAD. NO PAPER LANTERNS OR BALLOONS ARE ALLOWED ON THE OUTSIDE PATIO OR RAILINGS OF THE BOAT UNLESS SECURED TO THE BOAT ITSELF. WE DO NOT WANT ANYTHING TO FLY OFF OF THE BOAT INTO THE RIVER.

FOOD & BEVERAGE POLICY

NO FOOD OR DRINK IS ALLOWED TO BE CARRIED ON OR OFF THE RIVERBOAT. WEDDING CAKES AND CUPCAKES ARE THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS POLICY.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY

RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY CONFIRMED UPON RECEIPT OF DEPOSIT. DEPOSITS ARE NONREFUNDABLE. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU NEED TO CANCEL, PATRON FORFEITS ENTIRE DEPOSIT IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION. FINAL GUARANTEES AND PAYMENT ARE TO BE GIVEN NO LATER THAN 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. NO CANCELLATION FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER UNLESS THE CAPTAIN DETERMINES IT IS UNSAFE TO SAIL.

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"We had a great time on the Riverboat brunch! It was a wonderful way to see the city, learn about Savannah, and relax inside away from the heat." Christina P.

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Wow your guests with a unique Savannah location, outstanding food, and a one-of-a-kind celebration! Your cruise and event specialist will help you plan a menu, decor, and entertainment that will exceed your highest expectations. Each wedding ceremony, reception, party, or dinner aboard one of our beautifully appointed riverboats is carefully choreographed, exquisitely presented, and masterfully produced down to the last detail.  After all, your wedding day is a romantic celebration that should always be treasured!  

Your ceremony will take place on one of outdoor decks overlooking world-famous River Street.  After your wedding ceremony is over, family and guests can stroll from the ceremony to the waiting reception without the worry of traveling across town.

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