Tennessee River boat with a bridge in foreground
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We offer a variety of Lunch & Dinner Cruises along with sightseeing-only tickets.

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

The Tennessee River is one of the most beautiful rivers you will ever cruise. While cruising, you will enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in Knoxville. Not only will you see some of the history of the river, you will most certainly be relaxed by the river’s beauty.


Tennessee Riverboat Staff

The riverboat is licensed by the United States Coast Guard and conforms to the rigid requirements for passenger safety. All of our captains and deckhands are trained in fire fighting, CPR and safety procedures. Our reservationist, sales staff, food and beverage staff and wait staff are fully trained in providing quality customer service. We take pride in providing friendly service, and will ensure all your needs are met.