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Pricing information

Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
Reception
$4,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$12 per person
These prices are available for the months of May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov.

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A one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Orange County, California, City Cruises - Newport Beach provides a private and elegant affair aboard gorgeous yachts that you and your guests will cherish forever. With the shimmering water, gorgeous sunsets, and a star-filled sky, the romance will be evident as you celebrate your unique love story.

Facilities and Capacity

  • Endless Dreams:

    This diamond in the Newport Beach fleet, is the largest charter yacht in the harbor with 6,000 sq. ft. of event space on three spacious decks, which can host up to 450 guests. Since the yacht was launched in 2002, she has represented the very pinnacle of coastal contemporary yacht design. The huge bay windows of indoor dining decks and dance floors make for spacious elegance coupled with fine attention to detail. The sophisticated interior design in stylish blues and grays appointed with granite bars, modern woodwork, brushed chrome accents, and custom lighting make the yacht ideal for upscale large events. Other features include large screen televisions, Wi-Fi, a stage, and carpeted sky lounge for stargazing.

    Endless Dreams has been featured on:
    CSI: Miami, HBO's Entourage, Showtime's Dexter, and the KTLA Morning Show. Recently Endless Dreams was featured in a music video

    • Main Deck:
        • 8'6" to 9'6" interior ceiling height
        • Granite bar
        • Raised dining platform for VIP's, buffet tables, or band
        • Dramatic stern boarding
        • 3,000 sq. ft.

        Furniture is subject to change. Some furniture that appears is different to standard. Please speak to a City Cruises Events Coordinator about furniture options.

    • Entertainment Deck:
        • Entertainment deck with built-in dance floor with colored LED lighting
        • Entertainment platform for DJ or band
        • Lounge/Bridal Suite
        • Aft sliding glass doors opening to veranda-style balcony
        • Comfortable couches and cocktail tables
        • Large open bow area
        • 2,400 sq. ft.

        Furniture is subject to change. Some furniture that appears is different to standard. Please speak to a City Cruises Events Coordinator about furniture options.

    • Sky Deck:
        • Open-air sky deck with stage
        • Ambient string lighting
        • Excellent harbor viewing
        • Custom lounge furniture

        Furniture is subject to change. Some furniture that appears is different to standard. Please speak to a City Cruises Events Coordinator about furniture options.

  • Icon:
    • The yacht is eloquently anointed with rare exotic woods, granite, marble, "Ultra" glass murals and designer wall and fabric coverings. Interior amenities include a large main salon with a baby grand piano, marble fireplace, entertainment center and bar. Guests will enjoy outdoor viewing areas from the large bow, aft deck, or by strolling the "walk-around" decks. Her enclosed upper deck seats up to 130, with a full-service bar, and can also be used as a great space for dancing.

    • Main Deck:
        • European designer seating
        • Formal dining area
        • Several intimate seating areas
        • Baby grand piano
        • Marble fireplace
        • Entertainment center
        • Full bar

        Furniture subject to change. Some furniture that appears is different to standard. Please speak to a City Cruises event coordinator about furniture options.

    • Upper Deck:
        • Seated dining for 120
        • Full bar

        Furniture subject to change. Some furniture that appears is different to standard. Please speak to a City Cruises event coordinator about furniture options.

  • Wild Goose:
    • Once the private playground for legendary actor John Wayne, the Wild Goose is the ultimate venue for unforgettable events. Three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities make a cruise aboard the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience.

      The Wild Goose has been featured on the Discovery Channel and California's Gold with Huell Howser.

    • Main Deck:
        • Grand Salon entry with bar
        • Large Built-in display table
        • Aft deck entertainment and dance area
        • Fireplace room - perfect for relaxing
        • Two restrooms

        Furniture subject to change. Some furniture that appears is different to standard. Please speak to a City Cruises event coordinator about furniture options.

    • Middle Deck:
      • Master stateroom/bridal suite
      • Open air bow and aft decks
      • Library with poker table
      • Outer promenade around entire deck
      • Two restrooms
      • Cocktail space only

    • Third Level Deck:
      • Full bar
      • Microphone
      • Seated dining for 127 guests
      • Fully heated
  • Mojo:
    • Mojo is a 100-foot, custom-designed motor yacht created for intimate events. A master suite with spacious bath doubles as a bridal dressing room, and two additional staterooms offer space for pre-ceremony preparations. Other features include an open upper deck and newly remodeled main salon with full bar. Her facilities and features make her a popular choice for celebrations, weddings, commitment ceremonies, as well as corporate retreats and teambuilding excursions.

      Mojo was featured on the following television shows:
      Hells Kitchen, The Bachelor, Date my Mom, For the Love of Ray J, The Tyra Banks Show, Columbo, Baywatch, VIP, and Blind Date.

    • Main Deck:
      • Plush main salon with full bar
      • Large open-air aft deck with bench seating
      • Large open-air bow with bench seating
      • Restroom

    • Upper Deck:
      • Seated dining for up to 56 guests
      • Room for DJ entertainment
      • Spectacular views with panoramic windows

    • Lower Deck:
      • Guest staterooms with 3 large restrooms
      • Private bridal suite

  • Dream Maker:
    • The 90-foot Dream Maker is one of our most popular yachts accommodating up to 90 guests. Built in P-510 during WWII, formerly referred to as crash boats, this one was stationed in the Aleutian Islands in 1943-44 as Air Force vessels that waited in the water for a chance to rescue downed pilots. There are only 200 surviving crash boats. They were kept a secret for 25 years after the Korean War. Her status as a Canadian-owned vessel would have prevented her from ever being certified by the U.S. Coast Guard for charters had it not been for some smart persuasion with the local Congressman to have her deemed by Congress as "a historical vessel".

      After military service she was sold to a Canadian who renamed her "Magnum Force" and re-fitted her as a private yacht complete with staterooms, salon, and a Jacuzzi on the bow. Some of the original bunks remain. Recent renovations include a classic contemporary look with marble and natural wood accents. The modern main salon is tastefully decorated and features a lounge area with teak detailing. Comfortable couches line both sides of the room, and wraparound windows afford a 360-degree view. She also boats a spacious open-air bow with comfortable seating, full bar, built-in dance floor and bride's cabin.

      Dream Maker has been featured in TV and film such as reality TV show “More to Love”(2010) , The Bold and the Beautiful soap drama featured Dream Maker as the royal yacht of an Arab Prince, V.I.P.(2002) with Pamela Anderson portrayed the yacht in scenes for a high seas diamond heist. The Dream Maker is a popular charter yacht in Newport Beach for corporate parties and weddings or receptions.

    • Main Deck:
      • Lounge area with settees and cocktail tables
      • Marble bar and full galley
      • Restroom facility
      • Access to bow, open-air deck with comfortable seating and beautiful teak deck
      • Excellent harbor viewing

    • Upper Deck:
      • Seated dining for up to 56 guests
      • Built-in dance floor
      • Entertainment area

    • Lower Deck:
      • Three restroom facilities
      • Lounge area
      • Changing room with full-length mirror

  • Water Front Lounge Land Venue:
    • Our Waterfront Lounge & Garden is the perfect venue for:

      • Weddings & Receptions
      • Birthdays
      • Anniversaries
      • Theme Parties
      • Wine Tasting Events
      • Military Balls
      • Holiday Parties
      • Grad Nights
      • Casino Nights
      • Association fundraisers
      • Silent Auctions
      • Galas
      • Fashion Shows
      • Luncheons
      • Trade Shows
      • Daytime Meetings
      • Corporate Dinners
      • Team Building Events
      • Movie & TV Locations

      WEDDINGS:

      The beautiful Waterfront Lounge Garden includes a gazebo alter, an elegant water fountain and a spectacular backdrop of Newport Beach Harbor. The ambience, amenities and breathtaking views provides guests with an amazing experience.

      • Personal Wedding Coordination
      • Ceremony Service
      • Customized Wedding Cake
      • Centerpieces
      • Floral
      • Gourmet Food
      • Full Bar
      • DJ/Entertainment

      CORPORATE EVENTS:

      Whether you're entertaining clients, hosting a company outing, holding a business meeting, corporate convention, or launching a new product, the Waterfront Lounge is a gorgeous venue to enhance the experience. Utilizing our facility for corporate events offers an excellent mix of business and pleasure for your guests, and our staff is sure to make it memorable.

      VENUE SPACES:

      Fully equipped to meet every desire, the event venue offers full media capabilities, a flexible meeting space, and personal attention to your needs by our staff.

      CUSTOM MENUS:

      From cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and more; it is not the type of cuisine but the superb quality that makes it an experience to savor.

      ENTERTAINMENT:

      A mingling cocktail and appetizer experience on the deck, and music and dancing, the Waterfront Lounge provides a unique and intimate space for a wealth of entertainment options.

    • Upstairs Lounge Info:
      • Flexible meeting space with bar
      • Variety of contemporary seating options for meetings or intimate gatherings
      • Comfortable lounging areas with fireplace, plush seating and decor
      • Covered open-air deck with luxurious patio furniture and modern glass fire pit tables
      • Spectacular Newport Beach Harbor water and sunset views

Services Offered

Your wedding on the yacht, will feature a four-hour cruise, inclusive of insurance, fuel, docking, and city permits. Couples will also have access to professional and experienced wedding coordinators who will assist you from the initial meeting through the day itself. For the big day, City Cruises - Newport Beach aims to make everything perfect by providing a variety of event services, including:

  • Chairs
  • DJ
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Minister
  • Photography
  • Tables

Cuisine

Understanding that food is very important in creating your perfect wedding, City Cruises - Newport Beach offers a variety of menus and cuisine styles for your special day. This allows you to personalize the menu to meet your budget. This includes the Bay Island menu, Lido Isle menu, and Balboa Island menu, which include menu selections like bowtie chicken alfredo, chicken florentine, Icon’s California chicken, oven-roasted salmon, pork loin, and more. There is also the option for a themed menu, like a Mexican, Mediterranean, or Indian menu. Finally, catering at this venue also includes options for stationed appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

16

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht
Cruise Ship
Garden
Marina
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
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Reviews of City Cruises - Newport Beach

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
36 Reviews
94% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.7/5 36 reviews
Google
4.6/5 29 reviews
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Anjali I. Sent on 03/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Amazing- Perfection!!!

Wow!!! This was by far my favorite event from my wedding weekend. Jane was absolutely a delight to deal with- kind, thoughtful, creative and incredibly helpful. Bree was also such a pleasure to work with and to be honest I just love these gals! My events was so much fun- everyone enjoyed every minute. The food was fabulous, drinks were perfect, service amazing, the yacht was immaculate and the event was incredibly classy! Seriously even the sunset was perfection! I could not be happier!!!
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Brian Sent on 11/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating
We looked into several yacht companies and decided on Charter Yachts because they are a family operation with much more personal service. We were treated like their most important customer throughout the process, not like just another invoice to be handled. Our coordiinator, Ariel, was great. She communicated regularly and kept us on task.
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Christina Sent on 10/23/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Our wedding and smooth and beautiful
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City Cruises - Newport Beach frequently asked questions

City Cruises - Newport Beach includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
City Cruises - Newport Beach includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at City Cruises - Newport Beach includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
The space offered by City Cruises - Newport Beach for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Cruise Ship
  • Garden
  • Marina
  • Waterfront
City Cruises - Newport Beach offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
City Cruises - Newport Beach offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
City Cruises - Newport Beach offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
City Cruises - Newport Beach offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tent Accessories
City Cruises - Newport Beach is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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