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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The Michigan Princess Riverboat is a unique and unforgettable wedding venue that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests. The majestic riverboat provides a stunning backdrop for your special day, with its charming decor and breathtaking waterfront views of the Grand River. Located in Grand River Park in Lansing, Michigan, the Michigan Princess is a classic replica of a 19th-century steamboat boasting the amenities and comforts of a five-star venue. With a Victorian-style vessel and the beautiful views of the river as your ceremony and reception backdrop, your wedding celebration is guaranteed to be as unique as your love story.


Michigan Princess can comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests for a ceremony and dinner or 300 for a reception. The Grand Dining Room is located on the first deck and features a dance floor, stage, bar, and grand staircase. There is also a wrap-around awning at the bow, which provides guests with a stunning view of the river. At the top of the stairs is the Princess Dining Room, which features 15 brass chandeliers, a second bar and abundant natural light. The third deck holds the Captain’s Dining Room with additional outside seating.


The Michigan Princess Riverboat also offers exceptional service and attention to detail, ensuring that your wedding day runs smoothly and stress-free. With its combination of beauty, elegance, and adventure, having your wedding on the Michigan Princess Riverboat is an ideal choice for couples seeking an unforgettable celebration.



$90.00 per guest with Herb Roasted Chicken Buffet

$95.00 per guest with Barbeque Style Buffet

$110.00 per guest with Prime Rib Buffet, subject to change based on market pricing


Guest Capacity

Accommodates up to 300 guests 


Guest Requirements 

Saturdays require 100 or more guests including the wedding party, with 50 or more guests required for other days of the week


Venue Type


Indoor, climate-controlled

Outdoor deck space available 


Table Settings

Choice of white or black linens 

Choice of napkin color 


Dinner Arrangments 

Buffet-style dinner options with coffee and water as complimentary beverages


Staffing Service

All staffing and services including Captain, crew, bar, kitchen and floor staff 


Additional Information: 

A $500.00 fee is added for every additional hour onboard with a ceremony held prior to your reception. Extra reception time can be added at $500.00 per hour, as well.

You will provide all additional décor, the wedding cake, the officiant, and DJ if preferred. DJ services through the venue are available for an additional fee. You and/or vendors will have access to the boat earlier than the wedding day. 


Bar package options of time/tokens/tab are available at a variety of levels and included beverages.


Appetizers Only 

For appetizers-only reception, pricing will be $55.00 per guest plus the cost of each Hors d’oeuvres item selected from a requested menu of hot and cold options.


Reception Only 

Reception-only pricing includes an exclusive charter of the Michigan Princess with 4 total hours onboard and 2 hours active cruise time.


To connect with our wedding coordinator, learn more about our wedding packages and request a tour, contact us at 517-627-2154 or email


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.

Schedule Your Tour

To book a wedding or schedule a private tour of our venue space, please contact our main office during regular business hours.

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