Weddings

Welcome Aboard Brides and Grooms!

We specialize in unique, elegant weddings at affordable prices…

Look no further for a venue that is truly unique. Our sophisticated, state-of-the-art million dollar yacht is sure to provide you and your wedding guests with an unsurpassed and memorable event.

All of our wedding cruises, large or small, formal or informal, are customized to suit your personal style, taste and budget. The planning and execution of your wedding cruise will be personally and professionally handled by our event specialists. We can arrange all of the details from start to finish to accommodate your wedding day including customized menus, an officiant, entertainment, floral arrangements, wedding favors, decorations and more! We work with local reputable vendors that pay attention to the smallest detail. Leave the planning to us and enjoy your engagement!

We specialize in wedding functions such as:

  • wedding ceremonies
  • wedding receptions
  • rehearsal dinners
  • bridal showers
  • gift openings
  • bachelor / bachelorette parties
  • family brunch cruises

Catfish Charlie’s Executive Chef will provide outstanding cuisine for your cruise, ranging from hors d’ oeuvres to four course dinner menus. Our friendly and professional crew will pamper you and your guests to guarantee an amazing memory!

Enhance your wedding day with the sights, sounds and scenery of the magnificent Mississippi River and beautiful bluffs aboard the luxurious American Lady. Remember, the best events are on the water!

** Please note: These packages are suggestions and can be modified to facilitate your budget and needs. All weddings are possible on the American Lady! You dream it up and we will make it happen!

Wedding Packages:

  • Glorious Gala Collection

Semi-Private Admirals Quarters 2 Hour Cruise for 24 guests
Serving Staff
Bar Package for 24 people including Tap and Bottled Beer, Wine, Soda and Juice

Hors d’ oeuvres for 24 Guests:
These are examples:
Turkey and Dressing Sandwiches
Buffalo Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Dressing (2 pieces per person)
Swedish Meatballs (2 pieces per person)
Vegetable Crudite Display with Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing
Seasonal Fruit Display with Honey Yogurt Dip
Domestic Cheese & Sausage Display garnished with grapes
Assorted Dry Snacks to include Pretzels, Peanuts & Potato Chips

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18% Gratuity on Food and Beverage Only
7% Iowa Sales Tax

Package Price: $2600.00

  • Ceremonious Celebration Collection

2 Hour Private Cruise on the American Lady accommodating
Up to 100 guests
Officiant Available, not included
Serving Staff
Bar Package for up to 100 people including tap and bottled beer, wine, soda and juice

Full Buffet to include:
2 Entrees, Potatoes, Vegetable, Rolls and Butter, Salad, Coffee and Iced Tea

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18% Gratuity on Food and Beverage Only
7% Iowa Sales Tax

Package Price: $4500.00

  • Jubilant Joy Collection

2 Hour Private Cruise on The American Lady Accommodating up to100 guests
Officiant Available, not included
Photographer – “Mini” Photo Package: 2 Hours of Professional Photography, Press Proof Book of all Images, and Online Viewing

Floral Arrangements for the Bride, Groom, 1 Bridesmaid, 1 Groomsman
Serving Staff
Champagne Toast
Bar Package for up 100 people including Tap and Bottled Beer, Wine, Soda and Juice

Hors d’ oeuvres for 100 Guests:
These are examples:
Turkey and Dressing Sandwiches
Buffalo Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Dressing (2 pieces per person)
Swedish Meatballs (2 pieces per person)
Vegetable Crudite Display with Sundried Tomato Ranch
Seasonal Fruit Display with Honey Yogurt Dip
Domestic Cheese & Sausage Display garnished with Grapes
Assorted Dry Snacks to include Pretzels, Peanuts & Potato Chips

Wedding Cake – Choose from Assorted Cakes, Two or Three Tiered, with Butter Cream Frosting

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18% Gratuity on Food & Beverage Only
7% Iowa Sales Tax

Package Price: $7200.00

  • Harmonious Unity Collection

3 Hour Cruise on The American Lady Accommodating up to100 Guests Officiant Available, not included
Photographer – “New Beginning” Photo Package: 4 Hours of Professional Photography, Press Proof Book of All Images, Press Album (12 pages / 24 sides), DVD, and Online Viewing

Floral Arrangements for the Bride, Groom, 1 Bridesmaid, 1 Groomsman “For the Love of Roses”
100 Chair Sashes
Serving Staff
Champagne Toast for 100 Guests
Bar Package for up to 100 people including Tap & Bottled Beer, Wine, Soda & Juice

Buffet Dinner for up to 100 Guests

Choose from professionally prepared dinners by our Executive Chef
All Dinner Entrees are accompanied with
Boston Browned or Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots or Green Bean Almondine
Fresh, Green Side Salad
Warm Dinner Rolls
Freshly Brewed Coffee and Iced Tea

Choice of 2 Entrees:
Filet Mignon with Fresh Mushroom Sauce
Grilled Marinated Breast of Chicken Served with Sauce Chasseur
Sauteed Breast of Chicken with Leeks, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Capers and Roasted Garlic Beurre Blanc
Chef Carved Roasted Pork Loin with Louisiana Cane Syrup Sauce
Wild Mushrooms Tossed in Pure Olive Oil with Roma Tomatoes, Red Onion, Fresh Rosemary, Garlic & Penne Pasta, Topped with Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Cheese Tortellini Tossed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Leeks & Basil Pesto, Topped with Fresh Parmesan Cheese

Wedding Cake – Choose from Assorted Cakes, Two or Three Tiered, with Butter Cream Frosting
3 Hours of Entertainment: Solo Musician or Disc Jockey

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18% Gratuity on Food and Beverage
7% Iowa Sales Tax

Package Price: $12,000.00

  • Divine Romance Collection

4 Hour Cruise on the American Lady accommodating up to100 Guests Officiant Available, not included
Photographer – “Story of Us” Photo Package: Full Day (8 Hours) of Professional Photography, Press Proof Book of all Images, Deluxe Leather Bridal Album (12 pages / 24 sides), DVD, and Online Viewing

Floral Arrangements for the Brides, Groom, 1 Bridesmaid, 1 Groomsman
100 Chair Sashes
Serving Staff
Champagne Toast for up to 100 Guests
Bar Package for up to 100 people including Rail Drinks, Tap & Bottled Beer, Wine, Soda and Juice

Buffet Dinner for up to100 Guests
Choose from professionally prepared dinners by our Executive Chef
All Dinner Entrees are accompanied with:
Boston Browned or Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots or Green Bean Almondine
Fresh, Green Side Salad
Warm Dinner Rolls
Freshly Brewed Coffee and Iced Tea

Choice of 2 Entrees:
Chef Carved Roasted Pork with Louisiana Cane Syrup Sauce
Grilled Marinated Breast of Chicken Served with Sauce Chasseur
Sauteed Breast of Chicken with Leeks, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Capers & Roasted Garlic Beurre Blanc
Wild Mushrooms tossed in Pure Olive Oil with Roma Tomatoes, Red Onion, Fresh Rosemary, Garlic & Penne Pasta, Topped with Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Cheese Tortellini tossed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Leeks & Basil Pesto, Topped with Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Chef Carved Slow Roasted Sirloin with Fresh Mushroom Sauce
Grilled Fillet of Atlantic Salmon served with Pineapple Salsa
Grilled Herb Encrusted Beef Tenderloin Medallions served with Caramelized Onions and a Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction
Chef Carved Herb Encrusted Prime Rib of Beef, Slow Roasted and served with Horseradish Cream Sauce
HIckory Smoked Glazed Barbecued Pork Ribs
Wedding Cake – Choose from Assorted Cakes, Two or Three Tiered, with Butter Cream Frosting
4 Hours of Entertainment: Solo Musician or Disc Jockey

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18% Gratuity on Food and Beverage Only
7% Iowa Sales Tax

Package Price: $16,000.00

  • Ultimate Elegance Collection

5 Hour Cruise on the American Lady accommodating up to 100 Guests
Officiant Available, not included
Photographer – “Story of Us” Photo Package: Full Day (8 Hours) of Professional Photography, Press Proof Book of All Images, Deluxe Leather Bridal Album (12 pages / 24 sides), DVD and Online Viewing
Floral Arrangements for the Bride, Groom, 1 Bridesmaid, 1 Groomsman
Head & Guest Table Centerpieces
100 Chair Covers and Sashes
Serving Staff
Champagne Toast for up to100 Guests
Bar Package for up to100 people including All Call & Mixed Drinks, Frozen Drinks, Tap & Bottled Beer, Wine, Soda and Juice

Hors d’ oeuvres for up to 100 Guests – Choice of Four (2 Hot and 2 Cold)

Buffet Dinner for up to 100 Guests
Choose from Professionally Prepared Dinners by our Executive Chef
All Dinner Entrees are accompanied with:
Boston Browned or Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots or Green Bean Almondine
Fresh, Green Side Salad
Warm Dinner Rolls
Freshly Brewed Coffee and Iced Tea

Choice of 2 Entrees:
Grilled Marinated Breast of Chicken Served with Sauce Chasseur
Sauteed Breast of Chicken with Leeks, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Capers and Roasted Garlic Beurre Blanc
Chef Carved Roasted Pork Loin with Louisiana Cane Syrup Sauce
Wild Mushrooms tossed in Pure Olive Oil with Roma Tomatoes, Red Onion, Fresh Rosemary, Garlic and Penne Pasta, Topped with Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Cheese Tortellini tossed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Leeks and Basil Pesto, Topped with Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Grilled Fillet of Atlantic Salmon Served with Pineapple Salsa
Grilled Herb Encrusted Beef Tenderloin Medallions Served with Caramelized Onions with a Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction
Chef Carved Herb Encrusted Prime Rib of Beef, Slow Roasted and served with Horseradish Cream Sauce
Hickory Smoked Glazed Barbecued Pork Ribs
Caesar Orange Roughy
Shrimp Dijon

Wedding Cake – Choose from Assorted Cakes, Two or Three Tiered, with Butter Cream Frosting
5 Hours of Entertainment: Solo Musician and Disc Jockey

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18% Gratuity on Food & Beverage Only
7% Iowa Sales Tax

Package Price: $22,000.00

If these packages do not suit your needs, may we suggest you call Diane to plan your very own
Private Wedding Cruise

Add one hour cruising at $ 350.00.

Dockside one hour at $ 175.00

Add one hour cruising at $ 350.00

Add one hour dockside at $ 175.00

American Lady Beverage Service:

  • Admirals Premium Package

All Call Brands, Rail Drinks, Wine, Tap & Bottled Beer, Juice and Soda

  1. $18.50 per person/2 hours
  2. $22.50 per person/3 hours
  3. $26.50 per person/4 hours
  • Commodore’s Package

Rail Drinks, Wine, Tap & Bottled Beer, Juice and Soda

  1. $16.50 per person/2 hours
  2. $20.50 per person/3 hours
  3. $24.50 per person/4 hours
  • Captain’s Package

Wine, Tap & Bottled Beer, Juice and Soda

  1. $14.50 per person/2 hours
  2. $18.50 per person/3 hours
  3. $22.50 per person/4 hours
  • First Mate’s Package

Tap Beer and Soda

  1. $8.50 per person/2 hours
  2. $10.00 per person/3 hours
  3. $11.50 per person/4 hours

Drink Tickets, Barrels of Beer, Hosted Open Bars, Cash Bar, Wine and Champagne by the bottle are also available.

An 18% service charge will be added to all beverages

Ala Carte Hors d’ Oeuvres:

Cold Hors d’ Oeuvres

Jumbo Steamed and Chilled Shrimp Cocktail (50 Pieces) $95.00
Smoked Salmon Display with Cocktail Rye (Serves 75-100) $200.00
Shrimp and Crab Pinwheels with Cocktail Sauce (50 Pieces) $75.00
Asparagus wrapped w/ Beef Tenderloin w/ Balsamic Syrup (50 Pieces) $95.00
Smoked Salmon Canapes with Cream Cheese and Capers (50 Pieces) $85.00
Tenderloin Canapes with Horseradish Bleu Cheese Sauce (50 Pieces) $95.00
Crudites with Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing (Serves 50) $95.00
Seasonal Fruit Display with Honey Yogurt Dip (Serves 50) $105.00
Cheese and Sausage Display Garnished with Grapes (Serves 50) $105.00
Bruschetta Bowl with Garlic Toasted Crustinis (Serves 50) $75.00
Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa with Tortilla Chips (Serves 50) $75.00
Martini Shrimp Salsa (Serves 50) $125.00

Hot Hors d’ Oeuvres

Bacon Wrapped Scallops (100 Pieces) $150.00
Fried Lobster Ravioli (100 Pieces) $175.00
Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Pepper Aioli (50 Pieces) $125.00
Mini Chicken Cordon Bleu (100 Pieces) $150.00
Mini Reubens (100 Pieces) $100.00
Barbecued Meatballs (200 Pieces) $75.00
Swedish Meatballs (200 Pieces) $75.00
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms (100 Pieces) $115.00
Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms (100 Pieces) $105.00
Mini Eggrolls with Sweet & Sour Sauce (100 Pieces) $125.00
Buffalo Chicken Wings with Bleu Cheese Dressing (100 Pieces) $75.00
Beer-Cheese and Artichoke Dip with Tortilla Chips (Serves 50) $75.00
Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips (Serves 50) $70.00

**Please note that these packages are suggestions and can be modified to facilitate your budget and needs. All weddings are possible aboard the American Lady!

To plan your special day, contact our Wedding and Event planner at 563-557-9700 or e-mail diane@americanladycruises.com

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