We know Nashville to be a top destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties, but beyond that, it’s a great destination for all wedding events—from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners and more! With wedding activities in abundance in Nashville, we have the perfect venue for you. The Pontoon Saloon offers a unique option, great for hosting any wedding event you might be planning!

From celebrating a bachelor or bachelorette party to kicking off a fun wedding weekend, Pontoon Saloon is the perfect venue for all wedding events. Want to create an opportunity for guests to get to know each other upon arrival in Nashville? Host a cocktail party on the pontoon! Looking for a place to host an intimate rehearsal evening? We know just the place! Give your loved ones a unique Nashville experience they can’t get anywhere else.

Why You Should Host a Wedding Party on the Pontoon

Pontoon Saloon offers public river cruise and private cruise options for special events right in the heart of Downtown Nashville. You can celebrate while cruising along the Cumberland River with amazing views of the Music City skyline. If the bride and groom want to host a classic Nashville pontoon party cruise or a more traditional cocktail hour, our boat is a must-do for a memorable experience for everyone. This unique wedding party venue allows you and your guests to spend time together before or after the vows!

What Guests Can Expect From This Experience:

  • 50-ft. pontoon boat capable of holding up to 45 guests 
  • 2-hour cruise on the Cumberland River
  • Licensed captain, crew, bartender, & DJ
  • Complimentary cups, coolers, ice, water, & mixers
  • Catering & beverage packages
  • Cruise Coordinator to help with the planning process
  • Views of the Nashville skyline you can’t get anywhere else
  • An unforgettable cruise to celebrate the bride & groom
bride and friend smiling for the camera on the pontoon

Wedding Party Ideas

Pontoon Saloon makes memorable wedding party ideas a reality under the city lights of Downtown Nashville. Whether it’s an evening sunset cruise, a morning mimosa cruise, or a customized private cruise, you’ll be able to see the city in full effect. Here are a few wedding party ideas we can host for you on the river.

Engagement Party

The perfect way to celebrate the lovely couple and kick off your wedding activities in Nashville! This unique venue is an amazing place to spend time with loved ones as you celebrate an engagement. With skylines views that make for the perfect backdrop and capabilities for a full-service bar, private cruises are perfect for engagement parties in Nashville.

Wedding Weekend Kickoff Event

Before you say “I do,” welcome your guests by hosting a private pontoon party cruise. This is perfect for catching up with friends and out-of-town guests in a relaxed environment before the big day! A welcome party on a boat will surely start your wedding weekend off with a bang. Just a short walk from Broadway or a quick Uber from any Nashville neighborhood, a private cruise would be perfect for welcoming your guests to town!

Rehearsal Cocktail Party

After prepping for the big day, you can let loose on the dance floor of the Pontoon Saloon. A private cruise is perfect for hosting a post-rehearsal dinner cocktail party with room to mingle, have drinks, and dance the night away. Keep the drinks flowing by letting us help set up a full bar for your guests.

bar menu with glass of wine and pontoon saloon hat

Bridal Shower/Brunch

Public and private cruises are perfect for hosting your bridal showers, couples showers, and brunches. Whether you’re looking for something more low key with a party vibe or a little more intimate, we have cruise options that will meet your needs. Drink a mimosa with all your girls and enjoy a relaxing public cruise with less stress from planning, or book a private cruise with the works. Private cruises allow for upgrades to your cruise, including catering and decorations on board. A private cruise would be the perfect option for hosting your full wedding party and family for a nice brunch cruise.

Day-After-Wedding Mimosa Cruise

The best way to cure a hangover? The hair of the dog! A Mimosa Cruise would be the perfect way to rally your wedding party or family for one last activity to celebrate the newlyweds! A private cruise is also a great option to host lunch for family and friends after the wedding. We offer the option to have catering through Hattie B’s or Martin’s BBQ for a final lunch with your closest guests before they head out of town. For a send-off and end to a great weekend, we have cruises that’ll fit your style. These cruises are the perfect way to end the weekend with easy access to Broadway. You can spend the remainder of your vacation seeing the sights of the city!

food spread on the pontoon

Bach Parties

Whether you celebrate together or separately, we have options for however you choose to spend your bachelor or bachelorette party in Nashville! The Bach Party Cruise is a hit with bachelor and bachelorette groups, as this cruise is exclusive to these groups and includes alcohol. Be prepared for our party host to involve the bride and groom in some highly entertaining games on the boat. We also offer a Public Mimosa Cruise that’s very popular with Nashville bachelorette parties. It’s the perfect way to get your day started and then head to Broadway to keep the fun going. Is your full wedding party celebrating in Nashville? A private cruise is the perfect Nashville wedding activity for joint bachelor and bachelorette parties, where you can enjoy the whole pontoon to yourself.

Fun for Out-of-Town Guests

For friends and family traveling to Nashville for the wedding activities, a pontoon party cruise is a sure crowd-pleaser! Our laid-back public cruises or custom private cruises are a great option to fill any gaps in your schedule. Public cruises are the perfect activity to recommend to your guests who want to see more of Nashville than just the Honky Tonks. Whether it’s between events or just to get out and explore the city, we have river cruise options that will be a hit for all your guests.

group of friends on the pontoon saloon

Celebrate Your Wedding Weekend in Nashville

We know Nashville comes to mind when you think of bachelor and bachelorette parties but why stop there? With spectacular views of the Music City skyline and a unique venue on the river, the Pontoon Saloon is great for hosting any wedding activities you can dream up! We hope you found something that interests you and gets you excited to spend your wedding weekend in Nashville!

bride and friends at pontoon bachelorette party