Empire Cruises is a wedding venue for couples seeking to host events aboard a private cruise among New York City’s iconic landmarks. With six vessels, including a luxurious mega yacht called the Timeless, couples can host bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. This popular venue caters to events of all sizes, whether it is an intimate celebration or a grand affair. Though peak season is considered from April to September, the venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces for off-season affairs. Empire Cruises is considered to be one of the most trusted private charter companies in the Greater New York City area.
Facilities and Capacity
With a 500-guest capacity, Empire Cruises is perfect for couples seeking an outdoorsy, yet private rooftop and waterfront venue in the city. There are six event spaces that range from outdoor and indoor settings so you can host your event at any time of the year. All of the yachts and boats include broad dance floors, entertainment lighting, modern sound systems, and climate-controlled decks.
Since 2010, the venue’s dedicated event planning team has been working with couples to create joyful and everlasting experiences through affordable all-inclusive wedding packages. Empire Cruises, which is fully insured, also includes in-house catering and bar services, as well as assistance with setup and cleanup. If preferred, couples can choose to bring in outside vendors or use Empire Cruises’ event rentals like audio equipment, chair covers, and a photo booth. Other services couples find helpful include:
- Bridal suite
- Champagne toast
- House wine
- Open bar
- Premium liquor
In-house catering provides various types of services the couple desires, including dessert and hors d'oeuvres. There are only Italian and Latin American dishes catered, but the team accommodates certain dietary restrictions and requests like no pork, vegetarian, and nut-free. Additional catering options include:
- Cocktail reception
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At Empire Cruises, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At Empire Cruises, what does the bar service starting price include?
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Premium Liquor
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What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Empire Cruises for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Empire Cruises offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Empire Cruises offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Empire Cruises have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Photo booth
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