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Booking your private event with the Gateway Clipper is fun & easy! Check out our ALL NEW menus, just launched for 2022! We are full service, from entertainment options to specialty drinks, let us work with you to make your event spectacular.

  • Corporate Affairs & Team Building,
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Social Events & Banquet
  • Conventions & Meetings
  • College Dinner Dances & School Proms

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65th Anniversary Dinner & Drinks Celebration

$80 per person

65th Anniversary Dinner & Drinks Celebration Package Includes The Following

  • Three  Hours of Vessel Usage
  • Hosted Beer, Wine & Sodas for Three Hours
  • Full Dinner Menu
    • Hand Carved Sliced London Broil with Chimichurri Pesto
    • Mediterranean Matbucha Tilapia topped with Onion, Garlic, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Red Bell Peppers & Marinated Tomatoes
    • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    • Parmesan Reggiano Asparagus
    • Arcadian Mixed Greens with English Cucumbers, Grape Tomatoes, Slivered Red Onions, Olives, Feta Cheese, and Mint served with Zesty Greek Dressing
    • Bakery Fresh Rolls  & Creamy Butter
    • Coffee & Hot Tea
      • Additional Fee for Carving Attendant of $200

$80 per person*

*Plus 22% service fee and 7% sales tax. Additional fees apply; food and beverage minimum apply. All information is subject to change.

Spirit of Pittsburgh Dinner

Choose Two or Three Stations

Spirit of Pittsburgh Dinner Package Includes The Following

  • 3 Hours of Vessel Usage
  • Pittsburgh’s Little Italy Station
    • Braised Shredded Italian Beef with Tomatoes, Onions, Peppers & Pepperoncini
      Served with Hard Rolls
    • Penne ala Vodka with Italian Sausage, Onions and Peas
    • Caesar Salad
  • Polish Hill
    • Pierogies with Carmelized Onions, Sour Cream & Applesauce
    • Kielbasa with Potatoes, Peppers & Onions
    • Polish Hill Haluski
    • Buttered Egg Noodles, Cabbage, and Sauteed Onions
  • Strip District Station 
    • Build Your Own Strip District Hot Capicola Sandwich on Italian Bread with Provolone Cheese, French Fries, Cole Slaw & Tomatoes
    • Lemon and Chive Baked Tilapia with Lemon White Wine Sauce

Bakery Table with Bridge Display featuring Assorted Mini Desserts

$65 per person* for Two Stations
$78 per person* for Three Stations

*Plus 22% service fee and 7% sales tax. Additional fees apply; food and beverage minimum apply. All information is subject to change.

Paddle Wheeler Dinner

$60 per person

Paddle Wheeler Dinner Package Includes The Following

  • 3 Hours of Vessel Usage
  • Full Dinner Menu
    • Roasted  Chicken Breast with Lemon Pistachio Pesto and Mozzarella
    • Braised Beef Tips in a Demi-Glace with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Taragon Crema
    • Ranch Whipped Potatoes
    • Pasta Arrabbiata with Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Eggplant & Bell Peppers
    • Tossed Salad with Buttermilk Ranch or Italian Dressing
    • Bakery Fresh Rolls  & Creamy Butter
    • Coffee & Hot Tea
    • Chef’s Selection of Desserts
      • Or, upgrade to a Dessert Display for an additional $12 per person

$60 per person*

*Plus 22% service fee and 7% sales tax. Additional fees apply; food and beverage minimum apply. All information is subject to change.


Fun Dinner Cruise Team Outing

Our conference planning team chose to do a dinner river cruise and went with Gateway Clipper as our provider. They did an amazing job and the staff there were so helpful in coordinating the event! We had about 155 people on the cruise and so we chose to cruise on the Empress boat. The Empress was really spacious and had a lot of room to roam around and explore about the ship. The weather was perfect, so it was really nice to be up on the top deck and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the river. The food was amazing and delicious! We had an assortment of food types and there was plenty for all to have. The crew took very good care of us and offered us drinks, waited on us and made sure that we all had a great time. Overall, the cruise was a perfect outing to end a week long conference and a chance to relax and enjoy a nice evening with friends. I will would recommend Gateway Cruise Fleet for your river adventure. They know what they are doing and they will take care of you.

– RigiDig • Tripadvisor
Excellent Event Class Reunion

This was the second time we have done this for our class reunion. We chartered a bus both times to transport our classmates to the Pittsburgh Gateway Clipper. The food, service and cruise experience was excellent. Pittsburgh is a great city to see by river cruise. Kenny was our service provider on the boat and he was excellent! When I worked in Pittsburgh we would book an entire Gateway River boat for our customers. It always went over very well with them and was greatly appreciated. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take this riverboat journey as it is one of the highlights and the very best way to see this spectacular city!

– Rocco • Tripadvisor
Great Company Outing Company Event

For the third year in a row, we have used the Gateway Clipper Barbeque & Ribs cruise as one of our company events. We took advantage of a Buddy Pass special which made the cruise an excellent value. We will attend again even without the discount. The food and service was great, not to mention the beautiful view of Pittsburgh from the boat. It's a great way to show someone our city!

– Debbie M. • Tripadvisor
Tons of Fun! Birthday Party

I booked a birthday party on the ice cream social cruise on June 26th. I booked the party in march and made my final payment 30 days before the event. Every person I spoke to was very friendly and helpful! When we got there the party host immediately introduced herself and was easy to locate through out the event. All requests were met with a kind and friendly manner and we were never made to feel like we were bothering anyone. When we booked the cruise there was a magic show scheduled but it was changed to a galactic super hero event with characters from star wars. They were friendly, approachable, and a lot of fun! They were respectful of the little guests who were scared of their costumes which made the experience enjoyable for all who attended. To say we had fun and enjoyed our event is an understatement!!

– Ash • Tripadvisor
A Magical Time Group Event

We were amazed at the level of professionalism and attention to detail that the staff put into this event! We were assigned a table number which we were given upon giving our reservation. There was a 1 hour wait from boarding time to the time we depart and start our meal. During this time, we ordered drinks and appetizers. The cruise departed at 7:00 pm and the meal was started within 5-10 minutes. It was a buffet and we were released table by table to go through the line. The food was hot and delicious and there was plenty of it!! You were welcome to go back for 2nds but we were too full to do that. After the meal, you could go up to the top level and watch the city as you cruise the 3 rivers. It was such a beautiful night and felt magical with the lights and the music. We will definitely do this again!

– lighthouselover • Tripadvisor