Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen

A wedding can be the most significant moment in a couple’s life, and we can help to make it beautiful beginning with three boats on the Mississippi River – the Paradise Lady and the Minneapolis Queen, and three boats on Lake Minnetonka – the Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II and the Paradise Grand.

The magnificent panorama of water and scenery will heighten the beauty of your wedding ceremony, and friends and family will appreciate the spectacular site chosen for their pleasure. Whether a large or intimate gathering, we’ll create a wedding memory for you to treasure forever on beautiful Lake Minnetonka or the majestic Mississippi River!

 

WE HAVE THE PERFECT VENUES FOR:

Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Rehearsal Dinners
Engagement Parties
Bridal/Groom Parties
Gift Openings
After Wedding Brunch
Post or Pre Wedding Gatherings

 

TWO LOCATIONS:

Mississippi River, Bohemian Flats Park
2150 West River Parkway S, Mpls, MN 55454

Lake Minnetonka, Port of Excelsior
2 Water Street, Excelsior, MN 55331

 

AWARDS:

Minnesota Quality Service Award | MN Service Council
Best Small Venue Award | MN Bride Magazine
Operator Achievement Award | SkipperLiner Industries
Best Cruises and Charters Award | MME / “Best of Award”

 

 

VENUE DIRECTORY INFORMATION


CAPACITY
145

RENTAL FEE
varies

FOOD + BEV MINIMUM
varies

CATERING POLICY
venue provides

LIQUOR POLICY
venue provides

CEREMONY VENUE
yes

OUTDOOR VENUE
yes

REHEARSAL DINNER
yes

CHANGING AREAS

ON-SITE PARKING
yes

OFF-SEASON DISCOUNTS
yes

9 thoughts on “Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen

  • Ch876

    14, November,2012 7 years ago

    "Best Wedding Ever"

    “So Romantic!” “Perfect!”

    Amber, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It was the greatest day of our life. Your staff was awesome and the facilities rocked!

    Please use us for a reference!

    Chris and Brenda

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  • cbs304

    16, November,2012 7 years ago

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    Amber,

    Thank you for the absolutely fabulous wedding experience you and your company gave us! You were wonderful to work with – knowing how to keep brides calm, paying attention to the details and always being readily available/patient for questions. The night was magical – we had soooo much fun!! The food was fantastic and the crew was amazing!! They had told us they had been working for long hours straight for a couple of events but you would have never known it! Our guests were raving about everything! Please pass this feedback along to all who were a part of making our night so special! If you ever have a bride that would like to ask for feedback on the boat – feel free to contact me. I would be glad to rave about your services, the experience and pass along any advice??

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  • Screen Name

    11, March,2013 7 years ago

    Enjoyed Our Dinner Cruise

    I did want to put in writing how much we enjoyed our chartered dinner cruise with fireworks (and a beautiful full moon) on the 4th of July, 2012.

    The meal was excellent, the bar service very efficient (and surprisingly affordable!), and the helpfulness and professionalism of the crew, especially Captain Davis, top notch!

    All our family members (all from out of town) and our friends invited locally raved about the experience and were sincere in their complements. Thank the crew for their flexibility in accommodating family members’ last minute requests to support the “Family Entertainment” (that was a complete surprise to us).

    In summary, it was a night a whole boat load of passengers will gratefully and warmly remember for the rest of their lives.

    From,
    Darlene and Gus Zenker

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  • Screen Name

    18, March,2013 7 years ago

    Thing Couldn't Have Gone Better!

    Amber,

    Thanks for helping us to have a wonderfully successful wedding…..things couldn’t have gone better

    Everyone thought it was great and really enjoyed the whole event..the boat, the ride, the food..the service…we couldn’t be happier

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  • lb987

    25, March,2013 7 years ago

    Wonderful Time

    Hi Amber,

    We had a wonderful time and the boat looked perfect. The only thing I forgot was numbers on the table, but everyone figured it out. Thank you so much you were great as well to work with as well. We would definitely go it again if we have a special occasion in the Summer.
    I still have a houseful of company so another week and life should resume to normal.

    Thanks again,
    Linda L. Bartling

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  • MarW398@aol.com

    26, November,2013 6 years ago

    Everything Was Perfect

    I cannot say how perfectly everything went. The venue was perfect, the captain and crew were perfect, the DJ was perfect, the food was perfect. We had so many compliments on how epic the whole experience was for our guests! I am so so so happy with how it turned out. It was a dream wedding. Thank you so much for working with me on this. I would highly recommend Paradise Charter Cruises and YOU to any bride. You were a pleasure to work with and responsive and patient with all of my many questions. Every detail was just right and I didn’t have to worry about a think. I am already looking forward to trying to book the boat sometime in the future for an anniversary party.

    Lindsay

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  • lwak@gmail.com

    07, January,2014 6 years ago

    Such A Good Time

    The cruise was fantastic, everyone had an amazing time! The crew was professional and very helpful. I truly appreciate all the recommendations and help you provided along the way, made the planning stage less painful.

    Lindsay W

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  • las98

    16, January,2014 6 years ago

    Thank you!

    I just want to thank you for all your help with our wedding planning! The boat was beautiful, the staff was nice, and we really enjoyed our big day! You were so nice and helpful to us, we all of our questions and concerns.

    Laura S

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  • Tracy

    09, March,2017 3 years ago

    AMAZING!!!

    I had my wedding on the river with a ceremony on the patio. The staff made my whole experience so easy from booking to planning and then the day of. They were all so nice and on top of any question I had. I loved the final product and my wedding day is definitely one to remember. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

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