The Michigan Princess Riverboat team goes above and beyond to make your event or celebration one to remember. Our venue provides beautiful views along the Grand River, gorgeous décor and dining spaces and an indoor climate-controlled space, so you can celebrate rain or shine. We have multiple decks and dining areas available for groups of any size. The first deck is ADA-compliant and wheelchair accessible. We handle all the details so your special day can be stress-free. Contact Us to inquire about boat rentals, reservations, event packages and large group discounts.

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Let your wedding venue be as unique as your love story. The Michigan Princess Riverboat provides the perfect setting to relax, indulge, and enjoy every aspect of your special day. We offer incredible food and first-class service in our spacious and beautiful venue. Our riverboat can accommodate both your wedding ceremony and reception. Please email us at to connect with our event planners, receive our wedding packages and request a tour.


Baby Showers

Celebrate the arrival of your little one by having a shower on the Michigan Princess. Our riverboat has both a private deck and dining room that is perfect for a baby shower. With excellent menu options and beautiful place settings, you won’t be disappointed by the experience.

Baby Showers

Bridal Showers

Your bridal shower venue deserves the perfect setting, and we can help you achieve that on the Michigan Princess. We have lovely catering options to choose from, as well as beautiful place settings. You can beautify your upcoming bridal shower with views along the Grand River, perfect for photo backdrops and creating lasting memories.

Bridal Showers

Birthday Party

The best way to celebrate your birthday party is on the Michigan Princess. We offer delicious dining options and stunning views along the Grand River for your special day. Celebrate with us during an afternoon or evening cruise. Relax with live music and enjoy a sunset onboard our beautiful boat with friends and family!

Birthday Parties


Located minutes away from downtown Lansing, the Michigan Princess Riverboat is a popular, unique venue for school proms and dances. The riverboat has three decks available that are enclosed and climate controlled. We can accommodate up 50 to 300 guests and offer spacious dining and dancing areas. Students love the uniqueness of our venue and coming onboard to celebrate on the water. Grand River Park also provides a beautiful landscape for taking prom pictures! Parking is free, restrooms are on site and the boat provides the perfect prom photo backdrop. Contact us today to learn about full-service and customized packages to help you execute the perfect prom experience.


Corporate Outing

The Michigan Princess Riverboat is the best venue for your next corporate meeting or event. Located minutes from downtown Lansing, treat your employees to a memorable experience on the Grand River. There is space for team-building activities and private conference and meeting rooms are available for rent. The riverboat can cruise or remain dockside so guests may come and go as they please.

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Senior Groups

Afternoon senior lunch cruises and themed events on the Michigan Princess can be a unique and exciting way to entertain your guests or residents. Our cruises are the perfect opportunity for senior residents to enjoy delicious food and experience a beautiful sightseeing tour of the Grand River. Everyone will enjoy a cruise on our Victorian-style paddlewheel boat. Call today to learn about our large group discount rates. Learn more about our new Spring on the Grand River cruise special for seniors.

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Celebrate your anniversary with a special event or evening cruise on the Michigan Princess Riverboat! Our waterfront location makes a romantic and unforgettable backdrop for your date night or party. Enjoy a romantic sunset cruise with live music. Cheers on one of our outdoor decks as you watch the sun go down on the river.

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Graduations Parties


Free Parking

Leave your car and cares behind.

On-Board Catering

Enjoy a delicious meal.

Beverage Stations

Celebrate with a toast.

Climate Controlled

Guaranteed comfort year round.

Fully Enclosed

Cruise rain or shine.

Outdoor Seating

Take in the views of Grand River.

Don’t need the whole boat?

We rent each deck individually to accommodate smaller gatherings and offer more affordable options. If you don’t have a boat load of guests but still love the location, we can find a space that works for you.

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Seating Configuration Key. Blue: Available Seating, Orange: Additional optional seating if at capacity

Deck 1

At the bow, there's a wrap-around awning that shelters passengers from rain and direct sun, while still providing splendid views of the Grand River. The Grand Salon Dining Room features a dance floor, stage, bar area and the grand staircase. Restrooms are located on the port and starboard sides.

Deck 2

Head up the grand staircase to access the second deck. The Princess Dining Room, located toward the bow, is a dazzling hall with 15 brass chandeliers. Passengers can stroll the promenade to take in the scenic atmosphere. A second bar is located on the port side. The Stern Wheel Room is lined with five foot windows that gives passengers a fantastic view of the paddle wheels as they power the boat downriver.

Deck 3

Additional outdoor seating is available on the third deck. The Captain's Dining Room features the most private dining experience with the best views of the river. Passengers will have the opportunity to meet the captain, listen to his stories, and tour the wheelhouse.