Operating out of Newport Beach, California, Electra Cruises is a yacht-based wedding venue designed to provide couples with an unforgettable experience. Their fleet of five vessels ranges from a charming paddlewheel riverboat to a contemporary and luxurious yacht. Couples and their guests can take in the breathtaking sights of Newport Harbor from a vantage point that few others will ever see.
Facilities and Capacity
Electra Cruises has a variety of high-end vessels built to suit the needs of their clients. Couples can host covered or uncovered ceremonies and receptions which can accommodate as few as 25 or up to 300 guests. Their 65-foot yacht, Athena, comfortably holds up to 150 wedding guests. Complete with leather sofas and a baby grand piano, guests are afforded plenty of space to relax and enjoy the special day. The largest ship in their fleet is the Eternity, a 140-foot vessel that boasts four decks and enough space for up to 300 passengers. This sleek, ultra-contemporary boat serves as an ideal location to recite your vows amidst a soothing, sea breeze. This company’s other liners are just as impressive and offer couples and their loved ones a high-style day at sea.
Couples can choose the timing of their event so that they can bask in the Southern California sun or dance the night away underneath the stars. Yacht rentals are typically four hours in duration but may be extended upon request. Electra Cruises offers couples a team of wedding coordinators to personalize their special event. Their all-inclusive wedding packages cover:
Each of the yachts in the Electra Cruises fleet contains a commercial galley onboard. This means that you and your guests can enjoy fresh and delicious meals prepared by talented chefs. The crew is prepared to serve a variety of cuisines including, classic American, Jamaican, Mexican, and more. These meals can be presented in a buffet-style or couples may choose a sit-down service.
212 Reviews for Electra Cruises
Recommended by 92% of couples
25 User photos
Cherry Caluag · Married on 06/28/2019
Had our wedding on 6/28/19 at the Newport Princess for 50 guests. It was AMAZING! We spoke with Kim from the start to the end. We handled everything through mostly emails and texts here and there. Kim was very helpful and understanding with everything. She was able to answer everything immediately even my one question emails were not a problem for her. If you book an event with Electra, make sure you ask if they have the things you want before purchasing them. I didn’t use much of their stuff because I had a DIY wedding but they have a lot to offer. I only used their easels, round mirrors for centerpieces, lanterns and white drapings for the ceremony and stairwell. They made me a custom sign at the broad walk for my guests to see when they get to the marina.Sent on 07/21/2019
I highly recommend going to the food/vendor fair! We pretty much decided on everything that same night! We had the jumbo shrimp as our appetizers, mesclun salad, steamed veggies, scalloped potatoes. For our entree, we had coconut macadamia chicken. It was originally fish, but the chef at the vendor night told us we can substitute the meat so we chose chicken! The food was incredible and all my guests loved the food! The chicken wasn’t dry at all!
The week of my wedding, I found out that my day-of coordinator was Star. I spoke to her on the phone first and it went well! Star was so detailed and made sure to ask all the important questions. We dropped off all our stuff a couple hours before the wedding (you’re able to drop it off the day before as well) and when we arrived at the yacht everything looked great!!! We didn’t ask for much, but we were glad everything we asked for were done! She got everything done on a timely manner. We weren’t going to have speeches but we added the speeches literally right when we got there and Star made it happen! In the end, she did a good job collecting all my stuff without us having to do anything! I left my card box for the venue to use in the future; I should have left more things for the venue to use!
Overall, choosing Electra Cruises as our venue was the best choice! All of our guests had an amazing time, literally!!
Brian Scanaliato · Married on 05/19/2019
They made it easy!
Both Susan and Jen were awesome. The planning was super easy, the evening went off without a hitch and we all had the tome of our lives. Beautiful ship, great food, amazing staff! My only regret is that it’s over.Sent on 06/02/2019
Caitlin · Married on 10/20/2018
We got married on July 27, 2018 & I am so happy we found Electra Cruises to be our wedding venue. We are actually from out of state but I came across their website and we decided the travel out to California to take a look at the venue. We I am so happy we found Electra Cruises to be our wedding venue. We are actually from out of state but I came across their website and we decided the travel out to California to take a look at the venue. We instantly fell in love with Destiny and knew this is where we wanted to get married. Electra made the wedding planning so easy and kept all of the stress off of me. The fact that this is an all-inclusive venue made my life so much easier. I am very indecisive but they were always so nice and answered any questions I had. Mary was my first wedding planner who was awesome but Jessica ended up taking over and was just as sweet and very detailed in her answers to my questions. All of our guests talked about how fun and unique the experience was. fell in love with Destiny and knew this is where we wanted to get married. Electra made the wedding planning so easy and kept all of the stress off of me. The fact that this is an all-inclusive venue made my life so much easier. I am very indecisive but they were always so nice and answered any questions I had. Mary was my first wedding planner who was awesome but Jessica ended up taking over and was just as sweet and very detailed in her answers to my questions. All of our guests talked about how fun and unique the experience was and could not stop raving about how good the food was!!Sent on 08/06/2018