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Share your wedding with those closest to you with our intimate design, perfect for modest-sized receptions and ceremonies.
There is nothing quite like a wedding on the 100-passenger paddlewheeler MV Native. There is a 4 hour minimum for wedding charters and the boat comes fully staffed. Other than that, you set the agenda for your Big Day (or night) on the Fraser River!
There is room for dining and dancing in a comfortable warm oak interior with two levels and a bar facility on each. There is plenty of outside and sheltered deck space to take in the spectacular views of the river and our professional chefs and experienced staff can provide for your every need.
We offer a reasonably priced venue with excellent, professional service and all-inclusive packages for those looking to have a unique, memorable day of celebration!
You choose the length of your wedding cruise and direction of travel and you can select from decoration packages, menus and a variety of other options. You can choose to have the ceremony on board with a wedding comissioner officiating or simply have the boat for your reception. Our DJ is available to provide music for ambience or dancing and our catering staff offer a wide range of menu selections for your guests. Bar service ranges from fully host bar, to any combination you like such as drink tickets for beer and wine, a cash bar (table service provided) bowls of punch (non alcoholic or regular punch available) to cofee, tea, juice and pop.
Our location on the Fraser River is handy to the New Westminster Skytrain Station and immediately next to the spectacular Inn at the Quay Hotel and near to other high-quality hotels such as the Met, for the convenience of your out-of town guests.
We are also one of the vendors affiliated with Soiree Lounge in Vancouver, a wonderful resource for couples planning weddings. While we take care of your venue, catering, decoration and DJ needs, Soiree Lounge’s carefully curated selection of vendors and wedding-service related professionals can provide you with any additional services you may desire.
With our recent partnership with Robin Schafer of local business Bunches & Blooms Floral, we can provide award winning designs to compliment your special day.
Bunches & Blooms Floral
River Market at Westminster Quay
810 Quayside Drive
New Westminster, BC V3M 6B9
Need more information? Would you like to receive a PDF of our Wedding Information Booklet, showing basic pricing and menu options?
Please fill out the form below or call our office at 604-525-4465 or Toll-free 1-877-825-1302 for all enquiries, or to schedule an appointment for a private viewing of the Paddlewheeler venue at your convenience.
"We wanted to thank you for making our Wedding Day a wonderful time on August 14th, 2010. The crew was amazing. They were so helpful and made our guests feel welcome and completley taken care of. The food was incredibly delicious; our guests can't stop talking about it. We couldn't have wanted to have our ceremony and reception anywhere else. Thank you for caring about us and making our day so special. It is very rare to find a company that cares so much about service and the customer's happiness. "
- Glenn and Kelly LaPointe
We are a family-owned company operating our flagship paddlewheeler, the 100-passenger M.V. Native. We feature cruises on the Fraser River, up river to Fort Langley or down to the historic fishing village of Steveston.
We also can take you out into the breathtaking back-country wilderness of Pitt Lake, or out for a narrated lunch cruise, Sunset Dinner cruises or fun Friday-night "pub" dance parties on the Fraser River.