Intimate & Elegant Celebrations on the Water!
The Charles Riverboat Company offers over 30 years of specializing in private weddings on the water. Our vessels, staff, and services provide everything that is required to ensure a memorable, and fun reception!
Smaller guest counts give more time with close friends and family and allow for a more affordable and intimate celebration with those who matter most.
Charles Riverboat Company provides easy planning and vessels that allow for a comfortable space for intimate gatherings. Whether you are looking for a casual reception or an upscale ceremony and plated dinner, our boats make the perfect backdrop for tying the knot.
Guests can customize all details for their special day and our event planners are here to help through the entire process. We look forward to speaking with you and helping to plan your special day out on the water!
- Private Boat Exclusively Yours for Every Event
- Full Service Premium Bar and a Variety of Catering Options
- All Events are Customized and Tailored to your Requests
- Convenient Docking Available Around Boston Harbor and Cambridge
- All Inclusive Decor and Amenities for Easy Planning
What People Are Saying
“We did our ceremony/cocktail hour on the Valiant and our reception at the Multicultural Arts Center. We saw the Valiant on our first day looking at wedding venues and nothing quite measured up after that. We loved having the first half of the wedding on the Valiant – you get beautiful views of the Boston skyline and the boat itself is the most beautiful boat you can charter in Boston at its size. The idea of the boat itself also felt very unique, special and very reflective of us/our relationship – since we really love the water/boats and wanted a nautical wedding in Boston. Melissa at Charles Riverboat Company helped organize things. She was really great: responsive, easy to work with, very nice. One of our best vendors!”
“Had daughter’s engagement party here and it was ridiculously great and here’s why: the manager is truly an excellent listener and thinker. She hears what you want and makes sure it happens. She’s listening to hear the details that seem important to you and ensures they happen to make the night a success. The venue was perfect for the 20 person cocktail hour and dinner at one long wonderful table. It was literally PERFECT.”
“My husband and I were married on the Lexington Riverboat; Melissa Otis was at the helm the entire time. She helped with everything from planning the menu, seating, handing tokens out to guests, and more that I’m unaware of. She was patient, timely with responses and the ultimate professional throughout the whole process…..about 1 year. The staff on the boat were equally amazing, as was the food from Jules Catering. We left almost wanting to get a divorce just so we could get remarried again…best experience and day ever!! A million thanks!”
“Getting married onboard the Charles I with the Charles Riverboat Company was an unforgettable experience! We had plenty of space for guests to spread out and we constantly had beautiful backdrops of Boston Harbor and the Charles River. All of our guests raved about the food and the overall experience. The staff onboard the boat and the staff that helped coordinate the details were incredibly helpful and supportive leading up to the wedding and during the day. If you are looking for a unique wedding that your guest will be sure the remember, this is your place!”
“The party went really well and everyone had a fantastic time. The captain and bartenders were great, and the caterer was fantastic. Thank you again for your attention to our engagement celebration and I will highly recommend the Charles River Boat company to family and friends!”
“My wedding ceremony and reception was amazing thanks to the Charles Riverboat Company and Melissa! The Valiant is absolutely gorgeous! Everyone at my wedding enjoyed the cruise so much and had a blast! They made wedding planning super easy as well since they already work with a caterer and a DJ. The food and the DJ were great! Melissa was super helpful with planning and was always available. Could not have asked for a better evening and would definitely recommend!”
“We could not have been more pleased with the wedding venue and the services that your staff provided. The cruise was amazing and your staff is amazing. They accommodated our every request and addressed every concern with professionalism, cheerfulness and efficiency. Thanks for making one of the most special days in our families life so memorable.”