Weddings

Commodore Cruises & Events

Alameda, CA View map

About

Commodore Cruises & Events is a unique wedding venue located in Alameda, California. This luxury cruise company offers both ceremonies and receptions on one of their six yachts. They're an all-inclusive venue that even offers a "Captain to Marry." Commodore Cruises & Events will provide everything you need for a celebration on the San Francisco Bay.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 350 guests on one of their unique yachts. You can choose between the following:
Cabernet Sauvignon - the largest yacht at 124 feet long. It features four decks, plus a stateroom. It also boasts a large dance floor, Sky deck and bar and outdoor space.

  • Chardonnay - features two decks, a dance floor, a bar and outdoor space. It can accommodate up to 130 guests.
  • Merlot - 91 feet long, it also features a dance floor, two decks, outdoor space and a bar.
  • Pinot Noir - very similar to the Merlot and Chardonnay in its' amenities.
  • Fume Blanc - 76 feet long, features three decks, a large dance floor and a spacious open-air Sky deck.
  • Zinfandel - the most intimate of the yachts at 65 feet long. It provides 360-degree views.


Services Offered
Commodore Cruises & Events serves 19 different ports in the San Francisco area. Each couple will have the yacht for a minimum of four hours with a dockside ceremony, and five hours with a ceremony "underway." They offer a personal wedding planner, event rentals and all-inclusive packages to make sure your vision comes to life. Additional services include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • In-house caterer
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting and sound


Cuisine
Couples can choose between hors d'oeuvres, stations, a buffet, cocktail reception, or a plated meal. They also offer the option of wedding cake or cupcakes for dessert. Sample entrees include:

  • Champagne Chicken
  • Lemon Grass Crusted Mahi Mahi
  • Hand-Carved Colorado Rack of Lamb

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

Yes

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

$3600.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

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

0

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Boat/Yacht

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

What event items are available?

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

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

11 Reviews

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Recommended by 72% of couples
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    Julia M. Married on 07/12/2021
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    Fun and Unique Venue

    I was so happy I selected Commodore Cruises for my very small wedding ceremony and dinner celebration. Victoria was professional, responsive and attentive to all the small details throughout the planning and event day.

    Food selection, preparation and presentation were high end and delicious. Cake was amazing and gluten free! Wait service and bartender onboard the ship were personable and such a pleasure to spend the evening with. Highly recommended selecting Commodore Cruises for a unique and intimate wedding event!
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    Danielle Married on 05/06/2016
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    Wow! Where do I start. Commodore Cruises and Hannah, our event coordinator, were completely amazing! We had a destination wedding in San Francisco for 40 guests in May. I researched over 30 venues from wineries, to hotels, to Tahoe resorts, and from my very first contact with Hannah at Commodore I was impressed. She took the time to describe all the yachts, listen to my vision and budget and provide me with several quotes of different options - everything from a transfer only to a full event package. We ended up choosing to do our complete event (underway ceremony, dinner and reception/dance) with Commodore on the Merlot. Their prices were surprisingly reasonable and included everything we wanted. After we signed the initial contract, there was very little for me to do until a couple months before the wedding which was fantastic because I had plenty to do picking my dress, doing the invitations, making my DIY items and planning my local reception back in Colorado which we held 2 weeks after our SF wedding. During that period, I called or emailed Hannah occasionally with a question or idea and every time I received a response within hours. When it came time to plan the cruise, Hannah was on top of everything. She listened to all the details I had planned and made suggestions of how to adapt them to best suit a yacht event.

    The day of the wedding she set up all the décor and it was beautiful! The ceremony floating under the bay bridge couldn't have been more perfect! The staff on the cruise was outstanding - they made all of my guests feel so welcome and pampered and DJ Dan played all of our requests. I was a little nervous about the food because I wasn't able to make it to my tasting to try the items before I picked them, but I needn't have been - it was SO GOOD and all the guests loved it. Overall, I was thrilled with my Commodore wedding. I can't recommend them highly enough!!!!
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    Patricia Married on 11/01/2015
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    It truly was the best day of our lives --everything was beautiful and unforgettable. Minor details didn't go as planned, but that is part of the process. Best advice is to stay on top of it--keep contacting them months prior to your special day if you do not want to get bombarded with an overwhelming to-do list the last 10 chaotic days before your wedding. Also, stay on top of the "Meet the Fleet" dates, as they might not be available the last couple of weeks before your big day, if you want to try the delicious food they serve. Your guests will enjoy cruising the Bay.

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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(D.E.A.) Daley Entertainment Agency (D.E.A.) Daley Entertainment Agency Wedding DJs

I have worked with Commodore Cruises & Events for many years and they do a great job. Their boats are beautiful and what a way to your special event but by cruising the SF Bay. My wife's company has event hosted and event on one of their boats and it was great.

A Perfect Impression A Perfect Impression Wedding Photographers

The family and staff at Commodore are an amazing team of professionals that you can trust for your event. They work hard to deliver a great service as well as offer a unique venue where the landscape changes from one amazing view to another!

Benjamin Photographics Benjamin Photographics Wedding Photographers

I work closely with this group. Professional, streamlined, beautiful full-service wedding services based in Alameda. 6 Yacht fleet can handle and occasion

Map

2394 Mariner Square Drive Alameda, 94501
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2394 Mariner Square Drive Alameda, CA, 94501 See on map

Commodore Cruises & Events frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Commodore Cruises & Events?

Commodore Cruises & Events includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Commodore Cruises & Events, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Commodore Cruises & Events includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Commodore Cruises & Events, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Commodore Cruises & Events includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Commodore Cruises & Events in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Commodore Cruises & Events for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Commodore Cruises & Events for wedding events?

Commodore Cruises & Events offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Commodore Cruises & Events offer?

Commodore Cruises & Events offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Commodore Cruises & Events offer for wedding events?

Commodore Cruises & Events offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Commodore Cruises & Events have available for wedding events?

Commodore Cruises & Events offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Commodore Cruises & Events and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Commodore Cruises & Events is recommended by 63% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 3.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 3.8 in value, 3.7 in quality of service, 3.6 in professionalism, 3.5 in average response time and 3.4 in flexibility.

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