Congratulations on your wedding date! The Delta King has been voted one of the most romantic settings along the Sacramento River. Its history and location make it such a unique venue for any occasion.
The Delta King Hotel offers:
• 44 overnight staterooms • Riverview reception rooms • Ceremony locations • Elegant menus • Full service amenities • Various wedding packages • On-site Wedding Coordinator • Near-by parking
We invite you to set-up an appointment for a personal tour. Our Sales & Catering office is open (7) days a week:
Please contact our Wedding Specialist, Jenny Johnson at 916-444-8052 for any questions or to set up an appointment.
We look forward to having you and your guests aboard the Delta King!
History of the Delta King The Delta King is an authentic 285-foot riverboat. The King and her identical twin, the Delta Queen, were christened on May 20, 1927, and began their daily river voyages between San Francisco and Sacramento in June of that year. At 6:00 p.m. each evening, the grand ladies of the Delta left their docks for the 10 ½ hour trip that included prohibition era drinking, jazz bands, gambling and fine dining. A stateroom was $3.50, but for a dollar and “…your own blanket” the night could be spent on the Cargo Deck.
The King and Queen reigned on the Sacramento River until the late 1930's when an increase in the number of roads, bridges and automobiles made riverboating a less efficient means of transportation. Depression and World War II signaled the end of the sternwheel era and both the King and Queen were drafted into the U. S. Navy to serve on San Francisco Bay as net tenders, floating barracks, troop transports and hospital ships.
At the conclusion of the War, the Delta Queen was purchased and taken via the Panama Canal to the Mississippi River where she still serves. The engines of the Delta King were taken for spare parts. The King was shuttled between Canada and California as a derelict...