Tennessee River boat with a bridge in foreground
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We offer Lunch Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Private Charters, Specialty Cruises and Sightseeing tickets on the Star of Knoxville.

Enjoy the beauty of the Tennessee River on board the Star of Knoxville.  This authentic paddlewheel riverboat is United States Coast Guard approved for 200 passengers. The main deck seats 110 passengers and is fully enclosed, air conditioned, and heated for year-round comfort. The ship boasts two complete bars, a spacious dance floor, a stage for live bands, and is impeccably decorated for the most elegant dining and entertainment.

Whether it’s a formal affair such as weddings and receptions or a more relaxed gathering like a football charter, the ambiance is perfectly suited for every occasion.

How to organize a Wedding Event on Cruise

Say “I Do” on the Water: Weddings are magical on the Star of Knoxville!

Our riverboat wedding packages provide a unique and captivating setting for your special day.  Our dedicated team ensures that every detail reflects your unique love story. Whether you choose a sunset ceremony or a moonlit affair, our wedding packages offer versatility, ensuring your special day is as magical as the love you share. Want an outdoor event?  Our top deck is perfect for your ceremony and our main cabin is fully air-conditioned and heated for the perfect experience any time of year.

Our dedicated team will help you plan every detail of your event, from flowers to decorations, to music and food, even length of your event – the entire boat is at your disposal!  From the most elegant affairs to a small intimate event, we’ve got you covered.

We can accommodate anywhere from 2-110 guests for a full ceremony and reception, or up to 200 guests for a reception-only celebration.  The beautiful Tennessee River proves to be the most romantic, enchanting, and memorable setting for your special day.

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The Historic Tennessee River

Enjoy the Beauty of the Historic Tennessee River

Our family shows you Knoxville like no one else can, and we treat you like no one else will!

The Star of Knoxville is the only authentic paddlewheel riverboat offering a variety of cruises right here in Knoxville, TN. Explore captivating views as our boat leisurely takes you past iconic downtown landmarks while you unwind on our decks and enjoy genuine Southern Hospitality.


Meet Your Tennessee Riverboat Crew

Our authentic paddle-wheeler is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and conforms to the rigid requirements for passenger safety.  All our Captains and deckhands are trained in Fire Fighting, CPR and Safety Procedures.

Led by our very own Bailee Cheek Bridwell, our reservationists, sales staff, food & beverage staff and wait staff are fully trained in providing the highest-quality customer service on the river.  We take pride in treating you like no one else will, while showing you Knoxville like no one else can.