Wedding Events on Lady Bird Lake

Capital Cruises Weddings

Photo by Haydon Photography

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lady Bird Lake at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Capital Cruises offers an atmosphere suitable for families and participants of all ages. Beautiful sunsets and an exciting variety of flora and fauna create a unique backdrop to weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. Capital Cruises offers customized event planning, from unique locations to catering to live entertainment.

Groups of up to 100 can be accommodated on our flagship vessel, the Pride & Joy II. Groups of 21 to 50 passengers fit perfectly on our mid-sized boat, the Nighthawk. Groups under 20 persons can be accommodated on one of our smaller vessels.

Catering is available through Capital Cruises by way of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, or you can bring your own food and beverages on board. From bride and groom getaways to 100-person rehearsal dinners, we have the unique venue that you and your guests will never forget! Explore our online quote generator for pricing information and different entertainment and catering options.

Instant Online Quote


Our versatility and flexibility allow for us to be able to customize any event to your wants, desires, and needs. Highlights of your event could include the internationally famous Congress Avenue Bats, the downtown Austin skyline, the Zilker Park-Barton Springs corridor, and the gorgeous limestone bluffs west of Mopac.

Our larger vessels can handle groups of 21 to 100 passengers and can be set up to your liking.  Decorations are allowed, as long as they are environmentally conscious!

Featured Wedding Gallery

Chris & Jen -2015 – Photos by PIKE + MAIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Receptions/Rehearsal Dinners

Dare to be different and include the ultimate Austin experience in your wedding plans.

IMG_0830Bring your own food or enjoy menus from the Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin’s finest Four-Diamond hotel.  Menus from the Hyatt include their famous fajitas, BBQ, a deli buffet, and various pasta options.

We can also provide the entertainment, from live entertainers to Karaoke or DJs.

Consider adding a custom-theme to your rehearsal dinner, such as the Riverboat Gambler, which transforms one of our vessels into a casino-like atmosphere complete with requisite blackjack, craps, and roulette tables. This is a huge hit with any group.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Events

Capital Cruises offers boats that can accommodate as few as two or as many as 100 passengers for the ultimate bachelor or bachelorette party.

Bring your own beverages at no additional charge or have a formal bar from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Whether you are interested in just drinks and happy hour snacks, a full meal, or a charter with entertainment, Capital Cruises can customize your event.

Let us host your pre-wedding party!



“We hosted our wedding reception on Capital Cruises and let me just tell you – the staff is FANTASTIC!

They worked with me in every way possible. They supported me throughout the process and on the day of the wedding, EVERY little detail was perfect! We had the best captain, the best server and everyone I was in touch with behind the scenes were perfect! They are reliable, responsive and just great. 

Read full testimonial…

Wedding & Reception
“My husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception aboard the Pride and Joy II this past weekend. The staff was so incredible and went above and beyond to make our day special – even to the point of finding some stashed forks when we forgot them for our cake! We had an unforgettable experience and cannot thank the staff at Capital Cruises enough for all of their hard work!”
C. Boatman – Wedding event 2021


“This was a really wonderful trip. Capital Cruises leaves from the river by the downtown Marriott in Austin on a “Bat Boat Tour”. Millions of bats live underneath one of the river bridges. At twilight, they all fly out, almost blackening the sky.

Read full testimonial…


“Capital Cruises went above and beyond to make our wedding a wonderful experience. All the guests had a great time and it was a beautiful way to begin our lives together as man and wife. Thank you so much!”


We had our rehearsal dinner on the Cruise. At one point on the upper deck, we had the sunset behind us, the full moon and Austin in front of us, and Elvis singing in the background… It couldn’t have been a better scene! Fajitas were great! It was real easy for 75 people to get around. They let us decorate how we wanted. And the margaritas were awesome! Absolutely zero complaints.” 


“Best rehearsal dinner for my son’s wedding in Austin. We had 95 folks with fajitas for dinner. Food was great, Bats were right on time. Everyone had a blast and we got to know the bride’s family. I would recommend this to everyone.”


My daughter and her new husband sailed off down the river dancing on one of your barges with the band playing as their send off right after their wedding at the Four Seasons… It was magical and the best thing ever according to my daughter Shelby. Thank you soooooo much!!!”