The Black-Eyed Susan, Baltimore's Only Authentic Paddlewheel Dinner Boat, 410-342-6960














Why Have Your Wedding Aboard The Black-Eyed Susan?

A majestic sunset, unprecedented beauty of a terraced skyline, soft breezes, and the excitement associated with a cruise upon the water. These are only some of the magical reasons why people select The Black-Eyed Susan to host one of life's most important events.

The Black-Eyed Susan offers a unique and comfortable setting for your wedding. The canopied upper deck is completely open throughout most of the year. Should you decide to take your vows aboard The Black-Eyed Susan, you can provide your own clergy, or if preferred, our Captain is licensed to perform the ceremony. All of your guests can comfortably be seated to watch the pageantry of this wonderful occasion. The Black-Eyed Susan has often been called "The Little Chapel on the Water".

For your ceremony aboard The Black-Eyed Susan, your guests will be escorted to the upper deck, while the wedding party is assembled in the Main Salon. When the ceremony begins, you will walk down the 40 foot aisle to the sounds of your special song or the Wedding March.

You may prefer to exchange your vows in one of the magnificent churches or temples that Baltimore is so well known for, and host your reception aboard The Black-Eyed Susan. Your reception begins with hors d'oeuvres and beverages, followed by outstanding food and service throughout the cruise. Your exquisite customized wedding cake is provided by Patisserie Poupon or Yia Yia's Bakery. At the time of the cake cutting, we present a silver-plated cake knife set, as our gift of appreciation, to the Bride and Groom.  If you prefer to provide your own cake, a $1.50 per guest cutting and serving fee will be applied.

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The Black-Eyed Susan is the perfect location for rehearsal dinners. Call our office at 410-342-6960 to inquire about our special "Rehearsal Dinner Package"!

Most of the decor is provided by the beautiful views. Picture windows throughout the vessel, and the open sides of the upper deck, add to the ambiance. Our state-of-the-art sound system allows music to be heard on both decks. Live music or a professional disc jockey adds to the day's enjoyment.

When your wedding cerrmony takes place on The Black-Eyed Susan, we require the services of our experienced Bridal Coordinator.  She will assist you with your planning prior to the day of your wedding, and will coordinate your ceremony and reception protocol throughout your cruise.  The shared cost for her services for 90 or more guests is $100.  For 60 to 99 guests, the charge is $135.
Optional:  when your ceremony takes place at a site other than The Black-Eyed Susan, or id you are hosting a post wedding reception, the Bridal Coordinator's services can be provided at at charge of $135.



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