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Electra Cruises

Newport Beach, CA View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
217 reviews
$14k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$14k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Yacht rentals
  • Catering and bar packages
  • Onboard wedding cakes
  • Ceremony officiant services
  • Wedding entertainment
  • Setup and teardown

Cuisine

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$9,900

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

$6,930

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

No

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

$390

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

$390

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$21

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Beach
Boat/Yacht

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Plated

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November

217 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
out of 5.0
Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Clay D. Married on 10/20/2020
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    Amazing venues

    Couldn't be happier! Our wedding was on the perfect day at sunset and from start to finish the communication, efficiency, and skill of the staff and the vendors was unbeatable. We couldn't believe that the cost was so affordable for the value. The food was delicious, their vendors were all on the same page and just felt like one flawless event. Our props to Susan for planning and Jen as the day of coordinator! Best wedding we could have even imagined, and wouldn't change a thing!
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    Cherry C. Married on 06/28/2019
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    Wonderful time!!

    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.

    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
    Brian S. Married on 05/19/2019
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    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.

Awards

  • 217
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Megan & Stefanie
    16 photos · 09/07/2019
  • Leticia & Moe
    70 photos · 03/23/2019
  • Tammy & James
    21 photos · 02/25/2018
  • Seung & Henry
    17 photos · 06/11/2016

Map

3439 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, CA 92663 Newport Beach, CA, 92663
9493735913
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Electra Cruises frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Electra Cruises?

Electra Cruises includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

Electra Cruises includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Electra Cruises, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Electra Cruises includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

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

The space offered by Electra Cruises for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Boat/Yacht

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Electra Cruises for wedding events?

Electra Cruises offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Electra Cruises offer?

Electra Cruises offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does Electra Cruises offer for wedding events?

Electra Cruises offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Electra Cruises have available for wedding events?

Electra Cruises offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

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

Electra Cruises is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value, 4.5 in average response time and 4.4 in flexibility.

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