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  • 101 Riverboat Row Newport KY 41071
  • (859) 292-2972
  • (859) 292-2452
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Riverboat company that gives public and private river tours. Lunch and dinner is served on 2-3 hour cruises. The catering company serves events for 10 - 7,000 people.

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BB Riverboats is a boat wedding venue which operates out of Newport, Kentucky. The happy couple and their guests can enjoy gliding along the Ohio River as they take in the passing sights. Taking in views of the Cincinnati cityscape as well as the riverbank, everyone can relax as the soothing tones of parting water mingles beautifully with animated chatter, sing-songs, and the sound of your future together.

Facilities and Capacity

Featuring a variety of boats, BB Riverboats’ fleet is comprised of two different options - The Belle of Cincinnati and The River Queen, while the River’s Edge is another one of the event spaces located on the pier.

The flagship boat is The Belle of Cincinnati. Offering climate-controlled spaces, it can easily accommodate between 50 and 500 people. Here, you can celebrate your ceremony and reception thanks to the many areas available. Three decks offer room for celebrating in the open air, while you could also avail of these for saying ‘I do’, exchanging vows, and swapping rings. A buffet space and bar means that you and your guests can drink and dine in peace as the magical day unfolds. What’s more, there is a dance floor available so that the happy couple can enjoy their first dance as newlyweds, while everyone else can get down to the music.

The River Queen can accommodate up to 150 guests. A smaller boat, it would certainly suit a more intimate affair. Boasting two deck spaces, the wedding party can enjoy an open-air party here - day or night - while basking in the sunshine or mingling underneath a star-dotted sky. Here, too, you can dine and enjoy some beverages in style.

The River’s Edge is ideal for couples who would like to enjoy a wedding by the water without going on a cruise. Offering large windows which offer views of the river, it also has dining spaces. Its maximum capacity is 250 people.

Services Offered

An event planner can make themselves available to assist you with the preparation and organization of your momentous celebration if you would like to customize your BB Riverboats experience. The planner can help arrange flowers and floral decor, entertainment, furniture, and more so that your venue looks as stunning as you deserve it to look. The planners can also coordinate the day, managing it expertly to avoid any headaches.

If you opt not to create your own package, you can choose from one of the all-inclusive options.

BB Riverboats can provide cuisine for weddings and rehearsal dinners. Depending on the package you decide on, a variety of meals can be available. These can include served entrees (such as honey-glazed ham, marinated roast turkey breast), sides of grilled asparagus and buttered corn, as well as hors d’oeuvres. Their serving styles include buffet, cocktail reception, outside cake, tastings, and dessert.

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Welcome to BB Riverboats! My name is Jenna Sparks and I serve as the Wedding Sales Manager at BB Riverboats. I have been in the wedding industry for 4 years and would be delighted to assist you in planning your perfect day. BB Riverboats is not just a wedding venue, but a full EXPERIENCE for you and your guests. We offer so much more than a typical room for your wedding or rehearsal dinner guests. Where else can you experience ever changing and unobstructed views of the beautiful Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati? Your day will be truly unforgettable not only for you, but for your guests.

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OTF PhotoImages was the photographer and videographer for a wedding in which the couple wanted to get married in the middle of the Ohio River in front of Riverfront Stadium. BB Riverboats did an excellent job of fulfilling the bride/groom requests and accommodated us very well. Highly recommend!

BB Riverboats is by far the most unique wedding experience I've ever had while photographing Dayton weddings and Cincinnati weddings. I rate this A+. The coordinator is awesome is well!!

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FULL-SERVICE CATERING WITH JACQUES

Full-service catering serving the new jersey and new york area.

All of life’s most special moments deserve an abundance of good food. That’s what we think, and our full-service catering clients throughout New Jersey and New York agree with us. The people we’ve served over the years have always appreciated having the chance to share our truly delicious, homestyle cuisine with their guests. No matter if it’s a large, formal wedding or an informal gathering, we always generously serve wonderful meals prepared with the utmost care.

Exclusive and Elegant Catering in New Jersey

Jacques has been one of the most well-known names in full-service catering in New Jersey for many decades, and it’s a reputation that is well-earned. Our philosophy about food is simple: we believe in quality cuisine at a reasonable price. We create each dish, each combination, and each flavor profile with purpose and care. In other words, every bite should be just right, from the first to the last, and the entire aesthetic and eating experience should be enjoyable and satisfying for everyone.

We’re proud to say that word-of-mouth has brought us a great deal of business. Many of our clients come to us because they loved the food and the hospitality at another event in the New York/New Jersey area that we catered. Our family heritage of providing great catering in the NYC and NJ region means that helping you with every aspect of your event, from menus to rentals to staffing and beyond, comes naturally to us.

Your Jacques Exclusive Catering experience starts with a conversation with one of our event professionals. Whether you reach out via phone or email, we are always here to help!

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Off-Site Catering with Jacques

We can accommodate the full-service catering needs of your event at any venue anywhere in the New York City and New Jersey area. Whether it’s a wedding , corporate event ,  barbecue , birthday party, holiday celebration , or other event, we’ll take care of every last detail, from serving an incredible menu to event planning and staffing. We also offer party rentals and can set up events of any size at any desired off-site location, and we can customize our offerings to fit the style and theme of the surroundings.

Whether you plan for your nuptials to be simple and intimate or extravagant with a big guest list, you can rest assured that Jacques Catering will provide you with a menu to remember. Celebrate your love with the freshest, most delicious cuisine from the top wedding caterers in New Jersey. Learn more .

SOCIAL EVENTS

Whether it’s a birthday, a surprise party, an anniversary, or any other celebration with family and friends, enhance the hospitality and bring joy to the occasion with a delectable menu. Learn more .

CORPORATE EVENTS

Our experience and professionalism will make your company’s event the best it can be, no matter the size, as we deliver attentive service, focus on a great culinary experience, and unrivaled presentation. Learn more .

Why Our Customers Love Jacques

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We used Jacques Catering for our outdoor wedding in New Hope, PA. Cathy helped us coordinate the entire day and was extremely communicative and attentive throughout the entire process. The day went smoothly and we received so many compliments on the food and on the service of the staff. They were there for anything we needed and made sure my husband and I were always taken care of with food and drinks. Everything we tasted was wonderful. They Jacques crew was excellent to work with and exceeded our expectations, helping us create the most magical day. If you have an event in the NJ area, they are the way to go!

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Cathy is fantastic! We hired Jacques to cater our party of 60-70 guests. The food was amazing! Everyone raved about it! The staff were so friendly and helpful setting up the day of and working with us to accommodate everything. I would highly recommend Jacques for any party!

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I just had a family celebration catered by Jacques and it was fantastic. I knew it would be, because it’s not the first time I’ve used them. Every staff member is helpful, from ordering to set up. My guests raved about the food. It was also so affordable. I’m never cooking for a crowd again!

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Individually packaged meal options that include utensils, salt & pepper, and napkins (Minimum order 15 people)

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Delivery or pick up. Great option for family or company gatherings. Delivery fee $35 local area ($150 minimum order) 24 hour’s notice appreciated for deliveries and large pick ups.

Recommended Serving: 1/2 lb per person 1/4 lb per child

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Smoked andouille sausage, boneless chicken thigh, certified angus beef brisket, st. louis pork ribs.

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Bbq baked beans, garlic mashers with gravy, green salad, homemade mac & cheese, bulk desserts.

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FULL SERVICE CATERING

Our most popular package is the R&R Founders’ Buffet which includes three meats, two sides, dessert, and rolls. Serving plates, utensils, and napkins included.

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CALL FOR RESERVATIONS

As we move into our new Newport Landing dock facility & event center, our online reservation system will be temporality unavailable. Please call 1(800) 261-8586 to book your reservation today. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you in 2019!

Lock and Dam Cruise

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About this Cruise

Learn first-hand about river lore, locks, and dams from the captain's commentary as you cruise upriver through the Meldahl Lock and Dam. Historic river towns provide a lovely backdrop for your journey through the Ohio River's rich past. Round trip ticket includes a deluxe breakfast and dinner buffet plus a variety of games and entertainment. Lunch is on your own, or if you choose, a cash snack bar will be available.

Cruise Schedule

Wednesday December 31, 1969

Adults General Admission

Children Ages 4-12

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Customize Your Cruise

Make your cruise unique by adding table decorations, appetizers, and desserts, guaranteed window seating, souvenirs and other enhancements!

Display of Fresh Fruit

Assortment of Sweet Breads

Fresh Baked Biscuits and Country sausage Gravy

Scrambled Eggs

Home-Style Potatoes

Assorted juice and coffee

Lunch Snack Bar

Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce and Cole Slaw

Saratoga Chips

Dinner Buffet:

Tossed salad topped with Cucumbers

And Red Onions served with homemade ranch and Gluten Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressings

Seasonal Chicken

Roasted Seasoned-Crusted Striploin au jus served with Creamy horseradish Sauce

Whipped Potatoes

Fresh Seasonal Vegetable

Bakery Fresh Rolls and butter

Chef’s Choice of dessert

Dietary Restrictions?

If a member of your party requires a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meal, please note this selection when making your reservation and other options will be made available on your cruise.

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Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River like never before and unwind on a day or evening cruise aboard one of the magnificent BB Riverboats. We aren’t your typical cruise company. Choose from a wide variety of our signature cruises, Read More all of which include a fully stocked bar and delicious food from our buffet. Plan a date night with your loved one on our Stonebrook Winery Sunset Cruise, relax the day away with friends on our Captains’ Lunch Cruise, or bring the kids and have some family fun and bonding on our Sunday Family Dinner Cruise. Our Signature, or Specialty Cruises are offered daily throughout the season. Read Less

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Are you looking for a unique and memorable way to spend an afternoon or evening in Cincinnati? BB Riverboats cruises have plenty of options for you, whether you're looking for family fun during the day, or a way to spend an evening with friends that you'll never forget. Read More Join the excitement and take an adventure on one of our themed dinner cruises. These riverboat cruises are designed for all tastes and interests. Bring your kids to a Princess, Pirate, or Super Hero Cruise; take your husband or wife to sightsee along the Ohio River; or grab your friends and listen to live music. For a fun guy’s night out, we offer a Bernstein’s Batch Bourbon Dinner Cruise; and for the ladies, a Girl’s Night Out with Pure Romance Cruise. Tasty cocktails at our full bar and exciting entertainment compliment all cruises. Read Less

Holiday Cruises

Are you looking for a fun way to spend the summer holidays with family and loved ones? Forget the movie theatre or dinner at a boring restaurant and come aboard one of our lavish Riverboats to sail on the mighty Ohio. Read More Spend Father's Day, July 4th or Labor Day on a boat cruise that is sure to be one of the highlights of your summer! Our dinner cruises travel along the Ohio River and give you the greatest of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky sightseeing. Whether it is dining at our extensive buffet, sipping cocktails at our full bar, or busting out your best moves on our dance floor, you are sure to make memories your family and friends will cherish forever. Read Less

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    Our most popular package is the R&R Founders' Buffet which includes three meats, two sides, dessert, and rolls. Serving plates, utensils, and napkins included. Let one of our experts help book your next event by filling out our catering request form below, or by calling 801-980-3626! Whether you need to feed an army or a small group, we can ...

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  19. Lock and Dam Cruise

    Learn first-hand about river lore, locks, and dams from the captain's commentary as you cruise upriver through the Meldahl Lock and Dam. Historic river towns provide a lovely backdrop for your journey through the Ohio River's rich past. Round trip ticket includes a deluxe breakfast and dinner buffet plus a variety of games and entertainment.