Wedding Experiences at the Silver Beach Carousel

The Silver Beach Carousel is such a joyful addition to your treasured life milestones. It’s a timeless location for your engagement or wedding photos or a fun cocktail party location for your wedding guests! It’s even more perfect if your wedding is next door at Shadowland on Silver Beach. Choose from the wedding packages below to create an unforgettable experience on your special day!

a wedding Party posing on the Carousel

RSVP for Your Choice of Carousel Experiences

The Silver Beach Carousel is a wonderful place to entertain your guests and take wedding photographs. It is privately owned as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation. The Carousel receives no funding support from any public entity, including the City of St. Joseph. The fees for privately renting the Carousel or for taking photographs during a public ride help us cover the year-round operation and maintenance costs of our million-dollar attraction. Wedding photography is only permitted in the Carousel House when you book either a private rental or arrange a photo opportunity during a public ride.

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Bride and groom riding on a chariot on the carousel.
Wedding photos on the Carousel.

Private Carousel Rental

One hour of unlimited rides: $700

Renting the Carousel exclusively for your use is the best way to give your wedding party and guests some of their happiest memories. If you also rent Shadowland Ballroom, then cocktails and appetizers are welcome to travel with guests across the hall to the Carousel House. Everyone can ride the Carousel as often as they’d like while listening to your playlist of favorite tunes or songs on our antique band organ. A rental is ideal for you and your guests to share a light-hearted spin on the Carousel together and to take special wedding photographs throughout the Carousel House. Many couples reserve the first 20-30 minutes of their rental for photographs on their favorite figures.

A group of people getting their photo taken.

Photography during public hours

Cost: $200 payable in advance

During regular operating hours, you may take your professional or personal wedding photographs or videos in the Carousel House for a $200 fee. This includes the use of all cameras and mobile devices. You will be given priority boarding so you will have first choice of the 48 figures and two chariots. The fee includes one ride for the photographer/videographer and the wedding couple. Other wedding party or family members (limited to 20) may accompany the couple into the Carousel House and on the ride, but they will need to purchase additional tokens. To take photographs during a public ride, advance notice is preferred. When the wedding couple arrives at the agreed-upon time, the Carousel operator must be contacted.

Tasty Treat Options

Add a treat for your guests to your Carousel rental!

  • Cotton Candy: Pre-spun & Bagged - $2/bag (up to 100 bags)*

  • Popcorn: $150/hour - Freshly made during your rental

  • Pre-made Caramel Corn: $2.25/bag

Prices are subject to change without notice.

*Contact Special Projects & Events Manager for a quote of more than 100 bags.