The Southern Empress Cruises

7035 Kingston Cove Lane, Willis, TX
Capacity: 375 people

About The Southern Empress Cruises

Congratulations on your engagement! We understand that this is a big moment in your life and would love to offer you a one stop shop for all your wedding needs. The Southern Empress is a three level 1900's Paddle boat. We have two bars on the two lower levels and an open deck on the third level. We offer a unique wedding venue with our active working paddle boat. Have your wedding while you sail across the open waters of Lake Conroe. Have your first dance under the stars. And never have to leave your venue as you have your ceremony on one floor and the reception on another! We offer DJ options, have Condos for out of state guests to stay or a bridal suite, photographers on hand, etc! We offer catering services as well! So if you wish to just rent the boat or have the full package we make it easy for you! We are in business year round and offer public as well as private cruises. For public cruises we offer lunch, dinner, and cocktail cruises open to the public to enjoy! For our private cruises we have corporate parties, holiday and Christmas parties, weddings, business meetings, and more! We travel all along Lake Conroe between 105 and 830! Our boat can hold a maximum number of 370 people while we cruise the lake and 500 people if we stay docked!

Event Spaces

Entire Venue
Entire Venue


Great Place to book - An Eventective User

We had my Dad's 80th party and the staff and food were incredible. Would highly recommend booking your next event with the Southern Empress!!

Venue Types
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 375