The Valley Gem Sternwheeler

Indoor and outdoor spaces, Food and beverage provided, Rentals included

Starting at $2,831 for 50 Guests

Starting at $2k for 50 Guests
Starting at $2k for 50 Guests


Cutting through the sparkling waters of the roaring Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, the Valley Gem Sternwheeler offers a truly singular venue for your wedding day. If you’ve been hoping to top the breathtaking views at waterfront venues, then you’ve found your perfect match! Designed exclusively for navigating the Muskingum River by the current Captain’s father, this gorgeous boat has been operated by the Sands family for over 25 years, creating a traditional family atmosphere that is sure to warm hearts on your big day. Have your nuptials officiated by the Captain as you and your guests enjoy magnificent views of the river, sharing your first kiss to the serene sounds of rushing water. Enjoy a classy reception in the stately lower deck, where you and your guests can enjoy a delicious buffet, sweet cake, and a champagne toast to your bright future! The Valley Gem Sternwheeler provides soon-to-be-wed couples with a unique wedding venue that is sure to make your day everything you’d always hoped for!

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Dance area included
Day-of coordinator
Groom's dressing area
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Catering provided by venue- Food & beverage minimum- Music must end by 1:00AM- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations