Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

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Looking for a unique and intimate setting for your special day? Look no further than the Grand Lady, the Buffalo/Niagara Region's premiere passenger vessel!

The Grand Lady is ideal for couples looking for a nontraditional yet beautiful setting for their special day. There is no more scenic a location than cruising aboard the Grand Lady. Imagine your wedding against the backdrop of the blue sky and waters of the Buffalo River and Lake Erie. It will be a day you and your guests will long remember.

Having shared in the special day of over 250 couples since 1998, our experienced and professional Captain and crew will work with you in planning your wedding, making sure your special day is exactly how you've always envisioned it.

Whether you decide to have your ceremony, your reception, or both on board, the Grand Lady's superior amenities, climate controlled cabins, and beautiful furnishings will offer you and your guests all the comfort of any shore-side facility. The Grand Lady's also perfect for rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, or bridal showers.


For the ultimate enjoyment of you and your guests, we recommend the following capacities for ceremonies and receptions aboard the Grand Lady:

  • Ceremonies: 60 for outdoor ceremony; or 80 for indoor ceremony
  • Receptions: 70 to seat all guests on main deck; or 88 using both dining areas

Two of our licensed captains are also ordained ministers and are able to perform a civil ceremony on board for you for a fee of $150, or bring your own minister, pastor, or family member along for a more personal or religious ceremony for no additional fee. 

For the Grand Lady's hourly charter rates, menus, and bar packages, please see the link below or give us a call at (716) 873-4630 to discuss your vision and get a personalized quote.



Questions about having your wedding on board the Grand Lady? Click here for:  Wedding Policies and Procedures

For information on Exclusive Charters including Charter Rates, Bar Packages, & Menus:   Click Here

  Very enjoyable cruise on the Mighty Niagara courtesy of ‘The Grand Lady’ – perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, beautiful boat, wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon. Enjoyed the commentary on various points of interest along the Niagara River – perfect amount of commentary - not too much, did not interfere with passengers ability to carry on private conversations. Will return and try one of your other cruise packages on The Grand Lady. Thanx for bringing The Grand Lady up here to Buff.  

~ David F.

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Our Cruises

A boat cruise on the Grand Lady offers many opportunities to enjoy one of the best parts of the Buffalo Niagara Region, our waterfront. The Grand Lady is an 80 foot yacht style luxury cruise vessel offering a variety of public cruise options including lunch, dinner, sightseeing, beer & wine tasting, and special event cruises. Specializing in private charters for all occasions, the Grand Lady is the perfect venue for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, showers, corporate events, and any social gathering you can think of. Let us help you tie the knot with an intimate wedding reception on the water, complete with an on board ceremony by the Captain!