Set sail on Electra Cruises, a boat hosting weddings in the Orange County, California area. This fleet of yachts welcome wedding celebrations large or small to enjoy luxurious staterooms and bars of teak and marble. These cruises depart from Newport Beach, California, eight minutes from Balboa Fun Zone.
Facilities and Capacity
The largest gathering one of these yachts can accommodate is 300 guests. The company offers three styles of watercraft for a couple’s venue. For a charming vintage celebration, couples can rent a white paddle-wheel riverboat with bright red trim. Smaller affairs can take place on a classic fantail yacht. Contemporary motor yachts are also available for large weddings. These yachts all feature beautiful galley kitchens and a full crew.
A couple’s wedding will be smooth sailing thanks to services such as event planning and assistance with lighting and sound. This venue invites couples to hold both their ceremony and reception onboard the ships. Private rehearsal dinners can also be arranged. Services offered by Electra Cruises include:
Bartenders work behind the open or cash bar for a couple’s wedding reception or event. In addition to a champagne toast, these staff members pour house liquor, house wine, premium liquor, specialty beer and specialty wine for couples and guests. Chef onboard for the celebration serve American, Asian, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean or southern cuisine. The dishes can be prepared in a way that is gluten free, nut free, vegan or vegetarian, depending on the ship’s passengers’ needs. These tasty menu items can be served in the following catering styles for the trip around Newport Harbor:
Each of the company’s five ships comes prepared with event items couples may choose for their wedding day. These items include:
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Shelly · Married on 06/02/2013
We searched high and low for a reasonable priced vendor and we never thought it would be on a boat in Newport Beach! Electra Cruises is amazing! From start to finish it was great. Tabatha was our sales coordinator and Karen was our day of coordinator. Working with Tabatha was great, because my mom had a million questions and always had an answer for her quickly. Karen was fantastic because she doesn't miss a thing. My mother and I were able to enjoy every minute of the wedding because Karen had everything under control. Along with our DJ, she kept everything moving. The staff on the boat was impeccable! Our cocktail service was flawless, and they even brought us some upstairs while we were taking pictures! Throughout the night I just drank water because of all the dancing. There was this one server that every time I turned around he had a glass of ice water for me. It just blew me away. Everyone on that boat wanted to make sure that my husband and I had a wonderful and memorable time, which we did. I recommend Electra Cruises for any type of event you are having. You will not be let down!Sent on 06/21/2013
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