Empire Cruises

2430 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Empire Cruises

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.

Services Offered
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
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne toast
  • House wine
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor

Cuisine
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:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Cake
  • Server(s)
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Wedding cake
Wedding cake
Timeless by Empire Cruises
Timeless by Empire Cruises
Wedding kiss aboard the Jacana by Empire Cruises
Wedding kiss aboard the Jacana by Empire Cruises
Jacana's main deck
Jacana's main deck
Harbor lights by Empire Cruises
Harbor lights by Empire Cruises
Timeless by Empire Cruises
Timeless by Empire Cruises
Timeless captain's deck
Timeless captain's deck
Newlyweds aboard the Harbor Lights by Empire Cruises
Newlyweds aboard the Harbor Lights by Empire Cruises
Liberty Belle's main deck
Liberty Belle's main deck
Wedding cake
Wedding cake
Timeless by Empire Cruises
Timeless by Empire Cruises
Wedding kiss aboard the Jacana by Empire Cruises
Wedding kiss aboard the Jacana by Empire Cruises

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Empire Cruises FAQ

  • 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? No
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
  • Describe your venue: Boat/Yacht, Rooftop, Waterfront
  • 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, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Photo booth
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, October, November, December

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  • 2430 FDR Drive New York, New York, 10010 See on map
    2126869200 (Phone number)

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