Buffalo, NY: Grand Lady Cruises is excited to announce their new home port for 2017 and beyond will be Buffalo RiverWorks. The Grand Lady has been plying the Niagara River as Buffalo’s only dinner cruise vessel since 1998, first from the Holiday Inn Grand Island and most recently from Rich Marina. The new location offers the Grand Lady the ability to further expand their daily schedule of public and private cruise offerings.
Owned and operated by Buffalo-native Rick Deegan since 1998, the Grand Lady has become a fixture on the Niagara River over the past 19 years. Accommodating up to 100 guests comfortably, the Grand Lady has enjoyed much success in attracting corporate clients looking for the perfect venue for customer and employee appreciation events as well as over 250 couples looking for a unique setting for their wedding ceremony or reception. While specializing in private parties for all occasions, the Grand Lady also offers a mix of public lunch, dinner, and sightseeing cruises, popular with smaller groups celebrating anniversaries, birthdays, or any special occasion. In recent years, Grand Lady Cruises has expanded their public cruise offerings to include Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises and Tap Takeover Cruises featuring local craft breweries.
Buffalo RiverWorks is the city’s newest premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River. The interior space at RiverWorks can hold: a 5,000 person art, entertainment and concert venue; the first permanent, purpose built, flat track roller derby track in the world; a martial arts dojo; four bars; a restaurant and a concession/grill food area; locker rooms for sports leagues; restrooms and a kitchen. The 60,000 sq. ft. space in the main building can also be converted to use for any event, including but not limited to: concerts, banquets, weddings, corporate events of all kinds, sports tournaments, festivals, trade shows, conventions, and fundraiser events. RiverWorks’ two outdoor ice rinks are covered by a metal pavilion with open sides to provide shelter while maintaining an outdoor feel. These ice rinks play host to hockey, curling, box lacrosse, soccer, touch football, Pickleball, and many more sports and events.
The move to Buffalo RiverWorks offers the Grand Lady even more opportunity to expand public cruise offerings further by establishing a more regular schedule of afternoon sightseeing cruises along the Buffalo River. Grand Lady Cruises’ Vice-President Jenna Deegan said “I love the juxtaposition of the Grand Lady’s sleek modern lines with the old grain elevators along the Buffalo River’s shores. The Buffalo River is such a unique and special area, and we are very excited to be able to walk our guests through its importance to the development of Buffalo and also the entire nation.”
For more information about the Grand Lady’s cruise offerings, visit their website at www.grandlady.com. Reservations are already open for the 2017 season, which starts Memorial Day weekend.