Wedding venues


Perdido Queen



Embark on the experience of a lifetime on this private Southern Riverboat that serves as both your ceremony and reception venue. You can count on Elegant Beginnings and Hudson Marina for all your needs.


There’s nothing more romantic, more memorable or more private than a wedding on the water. The PERDIDO QUEEN Riverboat venue offers complete secluded privacy for your wedding as we cruise down the Intercoastal waterways and into the Gulf of Mexico serving as your panoramic backdrop with sparkling emerald green waters and breathtaking sunsets. The Perdido Queen’s All-inclusive wedding package includes the services of Elegant Beginnings award-winning team as your wedding planners, coordinators, real touch floral designers, decorators, officiants, photographers and live entertainment. Our packages feature all-inclusive pricing, so you know the final price beforehand including tax and gratuity. Whether you live in Alabama, Florida or across the country, Elegant Beginnings and Hudson Marina are with you every step of the way from beginning to end. Contact us today for Memories of a Lifetime.



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Perdido Queen Paddle Wheel boat

The main salon has beautifully custom crafted mahogany inlaid dining tables that perfectly accent the tailored silk drapery along with the ambient lighting. The main salon features a fully-equipped bar, buffet, cake and gift stations which makes it ideal for rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. Hot or cold, rain or shine, The Perdido Queen is the perfect venue.


Interior of boat

The second deck has an expansive area perfect for your wedding ceremony. Our sound system with decorative and disco lighting will be transformed into a celebration area for dancing the night away. No worries, the second deck is open air and covered with drop curtains, and is heated and cooled. Your guests will be overjoyed with your amazing wedding and the beautiful views. Your guests will never forget your “I DO’S.”


Love and cherish every moment of your wedding on The Perdido Queen. The Perdido Queen, with our trusted vendors, are proud to present our most popular Wedding and Reception Package to assist you in making your wedding dreams come true and stress-free.


Our wedding package helps with stressful details and takes care of many of your wedding needs. We have our own personal chef to take care of all your catering needs. Let our experienced Wedding and Event Specialist help you plan the perfect wedding that your group will long remember. Customized packages are available.


wedding planning

  • Vendor confirmation month and weeks prior to wedding
  • Detailed Brides Day, Ceremony and Reception timeline
  • Communicate and organize timeline
  • Place bride's small items at ceremony and reception sites (Placement ready; guest book, favors)
  • Distribute personal flowers to wedding party & family
  • Direct wedding rehearsal & ceremony
  • Coordinate reception
  • Gather bride's small items at end of evening
  • Main contact for the night of the event
  • Unlimited emails and communication with Elegant Beginnings
  • Unlimited referrals to our preferred vendors
  • Officiant to perform ceremony
  • Professional photographer - before ceremony until end of reception (250 plus edited photographs on USB and photo release)
  • Wedding music played for guest arrival, processional, and recessional (5 songs of choice)
  • 30 white padded ceremony chairs
  • Pillars with custom designed real touch florals for arbor
  • Lighted Backdrop available
  • Sashes on aisle chairs
  • Aisle décor
  • The Perdido Queen has musicians that are included with your wedding package

RECEPTION

  • Cocktail hour appetizers

Buffet meal (includes)

  • Salad
  • Two (2) entrée choices
  • Three (3) sides
  • Tea, sodas, water
  • (menu selections are available)
  • Custom request are available – depending on request additional fee may be incurred

Beverages & Bar Services

  • Cash bar available with this package
  • Host Bar Option (Price limit pre-established by the bridal couple) This option is not included with the package.

Reception Decorating


  • Table overlays or runners (color choice)
  • Sweetheart table with table overlay (color choice)
  • Décor for sweetheart table
  • Bridal cake table with table overlay (color choice)
  • Décor for cake table
  • Custom designed guest table arrangement


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