Private Parties

The Hottest Party on the Mississippi River

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Whatever your special event needs are, from entertaining clients to holding business meetings, sponsoring trade shows, hosting cocktail receptions, and more-New Orleans Paddlewheels' professional staff of Party Planners is ready to assist you in creating the perfect gathering.

Customizing parties is no problem at New Orleans Paddlewheels. You can reserve an entire deck or the entire boat allowing privacy and greater flexibility in planning your party. You can choose any type of entertainment you desire. You can remain dockside or cruise down the mighty Mississippi River. We can assist you with transportation. The options are endless with New Orleans Paddlewheels.

New Orleans Paddlewheels is the perfect solution for:

  • Business Meetings
  • Client Entertainment
  • Corporate Anniversaries
  • Award Presentations
  • Trade Shows
  • Product Promotions
  • Convention Hospitality
  • Corporate Incentive Programs
  • Employee Outings
  • Association Conferences and Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Rehearsal Dinners and Receptions
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Reunions

Catering Packages

New Orleans Paddlewheels' In-House Caterers feature menus created by our onboard chef to meet your individual needs and served by an attentive, uniformed staff. Menu selections are available for breakfast, brunches, buffet dinners, seated dinners, cocktail presentations and dessert parties. New Orleans Paddlewheels serves the world famous "Creole Cuisine". The Party Planners will assist in customizing your menu to fit every need of your special event.

Beverage Packages

New Orleans Paddlewheels can provide open per-person bars to include House Brands, Call Brands, Premium Brands, or Specialty Brands. Complete bar facilities are located in each room and on the Promenade Deck. The professional staff at New Orleans Paddlewheels can help you customize your beverage selection for your special event.


Any kind of entertainment you want, New Orleans Paddlewheels can make it happen. With our nightly Jazz Band, our musicians will make your guests dance the night away! Theme nights and specialty entertainment options include Cajun Bands, Gospel Choirs or Cajun Dancers; Classical, Pop, Brazilian, Zydeco, Contemporary, Rock & Roll and Big-Band music; Caricatures, Mimes and Magicians; Jazz Parades with police escort, Marching High School Bands and Marching Brass Bands.


New Orleans Paddlewheels' sister company, New Orleans Tours, owns a fleet of over 80 vehicles including 55- and 47- passenger motorcoaches and 25 passenger mini buses that will accommodate you in comfort and style. If transportation is needed, New Orleans Paddlewheels has the solution.

Boarding Photos

New Orleans Paddlewheels also offers boarding photos taken by our professional photographer upon your guests' arrival. A picture speaks a thousand words, and there is no better way to remember a special occasion then with a special photo.

With one phone call to a New Orleans Paddlewheels' professional Party Planner, your special occasion will be on its way to being a complete success. The professional Party Planner will cover every detail in order to make your party memorable and easy.

Call today for more details!


Note: All pricing subject to change dependent upon Customer request and Budget

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