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Afton House Inn & Afton * Hudson Cruise Lines

Afton , MN
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LOCATION

3291 St. Croix Tr. S., PO Box 326
Afton, MN 55001 US (map)

PHONE

651-436-8883

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ABOUT US

The Historic Afton House Inn offers Ceremonies and Receptions at the Restaurant and Inn on the beautiful Scenic St. Croix River. An elegant setting that your guests will be sure to... Read more
The Historic Afton House Inn offers Ceremonies and Receptions at the Restaurant and Inn on the beautiful Scenic St. Croix River. An elegant setting that your guests will be sure to remember.

The beautiful Historic Afton House Inn offers romantic settings with just the right amount of elegant flair. The Pennington Room is perfect for those who want a smaller, more intimate feel to their wedding and rehearsal dinner. The room offers a beautiful fireplace and bright surrounding windows that give the room a warm, cozy feel. Need or want something bigger? The Wheel Room offers a romantic nautical feel with large windows and old world style. It is the perfect room for larger wedding parties and dinners looking for the perfect mix of fun and romance.

Want something a little different for your special day? The Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines offers three luxury cruise boats for parties from 10-300 people. The Grand Duchess, our largest vessel at 122', has three luxury levels--two indoor, one outdoor--for dinner, dancing, and gazing at the scenery of the Scenic St. Croix River. The Afton Princess, our medium 80' vessel, is perfect for those who want a more intimate feel with room to move around. It is the perfect boat for wedding parties and rehersals for 40-110 people. Is it just you and your closest friends and family? Then the Sweet Afton is just the boat for you. This luxury 64' vessel is perfect for 10-35 guests. Whether it be an intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, or bachelor/bachelorette party, the Sweet Afton has it all.

The outstanding chefs at the Afton House Inn have you covered. Whether it be something as simple as Burgers and Brats or something as decadent as a tableside Steak Diane, the Afton House Inn can do it all. With vegetarian and gluten free options, there is something for everyone available. Give us a call today and see what the Afton House Inn and Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines can do for you to make your special day unforgettable from the food to the venue.


Contact us today at: 651-436-8883 and ask for Anne or Dan - info@aftonhouseinn.com

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Hotel, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section, Public Seating

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They gave us the wedding of our dreams. Spectacular service and amazing food. Service was great as well, very respectful and polite. Will definitely recommend them to other's and will definitely use them again in future.
They gave us the wedding of our dreams. Spectacular service and amazing food. Service was great as well, very respectful Read more...
They gave us the wedding of our dreams. Spectacular service and amazing food. Service was great as well, very respectful and polite. Will definitely recommend them to other's and will definitely use them again in future. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding and reception aboard the Afton Princess and couldn't be happier with our decision. Anne made our planning so easy. She was very helpful with suggestions when we needed to cut a couple costs on the way. The staff on board was very professional and they made our day even more special. I would suggest Afton Cruise's to anyone planning a summer wedding.
We had our wedding and reception aboard the Afton Princess and couldn't be happier with our decision. Anne made our Read more...
We had our wedding and reception aboard the Afton Princess and couldn't be happier with our decision. Anne made our planning so easy. She was very helpful with suggestions when we needed to cut a couple costs on the way. The staff on board was very professional and they made our day even more special. I would suggest Afton Cruise's to anyone planning a summer wedding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/18/2014
4.8/5.0
We had our groom's dinner on their Sweet Afton Cruise boat -- it was fantastic! Such a cool atmoshpere for our event. The food was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had our groom's dinner on their Sweet Afton Cruise boat -- it was fantastic! Such a cool atmoshpere for our event. The Read more...
We had our groom's dinner on their Sweet Afton Cruise boat -- it was fantastic! Such a cool atmoshpere for our event. The food was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Megan
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on the Afton Princess and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We loved it! The staff was so great and seemed to really care that us and our guests really enjoyed themselves. Anne was our wedding coordinator and she had so many great ideas and suggestions to help us. She also got back to me very quickly on any question I had, no matter how insignificant it was. We also loved the food! We;re still getting comments from our guests on how good our food was on the boat. We can't wait to go back!
We had our wedding on the Afton Princess and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We loved it! The staff was so great Read more...
We had our wedding on the Afton Princess and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We loved it! The staff was so great and seemed to really care that us and our guests really enjoyed themselves. Anne was our wedding coordinator and she had so many great ideas and suggestions to help us. She also got back to me very quickly on any question I had, no matter how insignificant it was. We also loved the food! We;re still getting comments from our guests on how good our food was on the boat. We can't wait to go back! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Elaine
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Afton House Inn was a perfect venue for our wedding. We had our ceremony and reception in the Wheel Room. The staff was attentive and kind. We even had last minute changes that needed to be addressed and Anne & Dan made sure everything was perfect. The food was fabulous. Thank you for making our wedding absolutely perfect.
Afton House Inn was a perfect venue for our wedding. We had our ceremony and reception in the Wheel Room. The staff was Read more...
Afton House Inn was a perfect venue for our wedding. We had our ceremony and reception in the Wheel Room. The staff was attentive and kind. We even had last minute changes that needed to be addressed and Anne & Dan made sure everything was perfect. The food was fabulous. Thank you for making our wedding absolutely perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Megan
Wedding:
2/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The Afton House Inn provided us the space and ambiance we were looking for to celebrate our marriage. They worked with us through all of our questions, made adjustments and suggestions and worked to make sure that what we expected and hoped for was delivered. As everyone says, the food was amazing-tasted just like it did at the tasting and at subsequent visits to just eat at the restaurant. The service was warm and friendly, our guests really enjoyed the care given to them and their experience over the weekend. I cannot say enough nice things about what the Afton House Inn gave us for the weekend and how much fun we had.
The Afton House Inn provided us the space and ambiance we were looking for to celebrate our marriage. They worked with us Read more...
The Afton House Inn provided us the space and ambiance we were looking for to celebrate our marriage. They worked with us through all of our questions, made adjustments and suggestions and worked to make sure that what we expected and hoped for was delivered. As everyone says, the food was amazing-tasted just like it did at the tasting and at subsequent visits to just eat at the restaurant. The service was warm and friendly, our guests really enjoyed the care given to them and their experience over the weekend. I cannot say enough nice things about what the Afton House Inn gave us for the weekend and how much fun we had. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Joan
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.7/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Swirl My Wine (wine bar) which is part of the Afton House Inn complex. Everything turned out fabulous! The food was great and the atmosphere wonderful; classy, yet cozy. Colleen (the manager) and the other two ladies did a great job making sure everything turned out!! It is THE perfect place for a small wedding reception or other event. Several of the guests mentioned they want to come back.
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Swirl My Wine (wine bar) which is part of the Afton House Inn complex. Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Swirl My Wine (wine bar) which is part of the Afton House Inn complex. Everything turned out fabulous! The food was great and the atmosphere wonderful; classy, yet cozy. Colleen (the manager) and the other two ladies did a great job making sure everything turned out!! It is THE perfect place for a small wedding reception or other event. Several of the guests mentioned they want to come back. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.8/5.0
Had to rate low on responsiveness & professionalism, 2 weeks before wedding had final appointment with the planner and she "forgot". Supposed to meet at Grand Duchess Boat, no show, no phone call. At reception, she instructed staff to put out dessert bars when guests boarded the boat, even though signed contracts said they were to be put out at 7pm, after dinner. As a result, guests ate the bars, leaving no desserts. But when this was brought to her attention, it was all our fault, just because they put them out didn't mean that our guests should have eaten them. Really?! Coffee and lemonade were out, does that mean guests were not suppose to help themselves to that also?! She does not take any responsibility for her mistakes at all.
Don't bother to pay extra to have salads served for a buffet, nothing is organized or orchestrated to do so, leave the salads on the buffet and save the money. Staff on board the boat including Captain were very attentive and friendly.
Had to rate low on responsiveness & professionalism, 2 weeks before wedding had final appointment with the planner and she Read more...
Had to rate low on responsiveness & professionalism, 2 weeks before wedding had final appointment with the planner and she "forgot". Supposed to meet at Grand Duchess Boat, no show, no phone call. At reception, she instructed staff to put out dessert bars when guests boarded the boat, even though signed contracts said they were to be put out at 7pm, after dinner. As a result, guests ate the bars, leaving no desserts. But when this was brought to her attention, it was all our fault, just because they put them out didn't mean that our guests should have eaten them. Really?! Coffee and lemonade were out, does that mean guests were not suppose to help themselves to that also?! She does not take any responsibility for her mistakes at all.
Don't bother to pay extra to have salads served for a buffet, nothing is organized or orchestrated to do so, leave the salads on the buffet and save the money. Staff on board the boat including Captain were very attentive and friendly. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.4/5.0
The service, food, and responsiveness of the staff and wedding coordinator were horrible. The kitchen forgot to cut my wedding cake, servers had shirts untucked and stained with food, cooks were overheard swearing loudly/complaining throughout the night. It appeared as though the kitchen crew spent most of the
night taking smoke breaks on the back of the
boat. Many of my guests went without
vegetables and potatoes because they poorly
planned the dinner plating. Dinner service took
several hours, which significantly cut into time
on the dance floor. Anne forgot to turn A.C. on
thev second floor, so that my guests were
dripping and uncomfortable until my MOH demanded that she double check it was turned
on.The pasta was mush, protein dry, and the pasta sauce was a ddifferent recipe than served. During tasting. I paid to have Anne (wedding coordinator with Afton Hudson) set up the boat with help from my personal attendants. She spent 2 hours folding and fluffing napkins instead of helping with setup. One month prior to the wedding, Anne added about $1000 in hidden fees onto the final
estimate which she originally denied would
occur. Anne spent meetings complaining about
other "crazy" brides using her venue. It has
been one month since my wedding and the #1
feedback I get from guests: get your money
back from your reception venue because they
royally messed it up. Moreover, Anne deposited a large sum of money from an unwanted source into my account without telling. One week later, when I discovered the incident, Anne was unprofessional and unapologetic for not informing me regarding the financial transaction. It led to a very awkward situation
and undue stress. I would advise against this venue. Although the setting was stunning, it is not worth the stress and discomfort on your wedding day.
be
The service, food, and responsiveness of the staff and wedding coordinator were horrible. The kitchen forgot to cut my Read more...
The service, food, and responsiveness of the staff and wedding coordinator were horrible. The kitchen forgot to cut my wedding cake, servers had shirts untucked and stained with food, cooks were overheard swearing loudly/complaining throughout the night. It appeared as though the kitchen crew spent most of the
night taking smoke breaks on the back of the
boat. Many of my guests went without
vegetables and potatoes because they poorly
planned the dinner plating. Dinner service took
several hours, which significantly cut into time
on the dance floor. Anne forgot to turn A.C. on
thev second floor, so that my guests were
dripping and uncomfortable until my MOH demanded that she double check it was turned
on.The pasta was mush, protein dry, and the pasta sauce was a ddifferent recipe than served. During tasting. I paid to have Anne (wedding coordinator with Afton Hudson) set up the boat with help from my personal attendants. She spent 2 hours folding and fluffing napkins instead of helping with setup. One month prior to the wedding, Anne added about $1000 in hidden fees onto the final
estimate which she originally denied would
occur. Anne spent meetings complaining about
other "crazy" brides using her venue. It has
been one month since my wedding and the #1
feedback I get from guests: get your money
back from your reception venue because they
royally messed it up. Moreover, Anne deposited a large sum of money from an unwanted source into my account without telling. One week later, when I discovered the incident, Anne was unprofessional and unapologetic for not informing me regarding the financial transaction. It led to a very awkward situation
and undue stress. I would advise against this venue. Although the setting was stunning, it is not worth the stress and discomfort on your wedding day.
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Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception on the afton princess. It was great. Anne met with us several times late in the evening due to our work schedule. She was very accommodating. The wedding went perfect. Lynn the head server and her staff were very kind and helpful. The food was delicious. We received many compliments. Thank you Anne and cruise line staff for making our day PERFECT!
We had our ceremony and reception on the afton princess. It was great. Anne met with us several times late in the evening Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception on the afton princess. It was great. Anne met with us several times late in the evening due to our work schedule. She was very accommodating. The wedding went perfect. Lynn the head server and her staff were very kind and helpful. The food was delicious. We received many compliments. Thank you Anne and cruise line staff for making our day PERFECT! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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