Gateway Clipper Fleet

350 West Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.6 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $10k - $14k
Guest capacity 50 to 350
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About Gateway Clipper Fleet

The Gateway Clipper Fleet is a venue based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Couples seeking something a little less traditional will find this Pittsburgh sightseeing and dining cruise unique and quite romantic. Passengers have been enjoying traveling along the Three Rivers for over 50 years, and couples and their guests will enjoy celebrating their wedding with the ever-changing views outside the boat.

Facilities and Capacity
The Gateway Clipper Fleet allows couples to invite up to 350 friends and family to enjoy the beautiful river and city skyline with them. The boat features many spaces that accommodate your wedding style and design, varying from a simple dinner to an extravagant reception after the ceremony.

Services Offered
In order to make sure your day is perfect, the Gateway Clipper Fleet has professional staff on-hand to help create your dream wedding. Whether your wedding is big or small, the staff can help you select a package or completely customize your special day. Additionally, a variety of wedding budgets can be accommodated. You do not need to worry about details such as chairs, chair covers, tables, lighting and a photo booth, since those are provided by the boat. In addition to the details, the staff can provide assistance with event rentals, sound and your wedding cake.

Pricing
We offer three pacakges for our Wedding Receptions. They start at $99 per person and go up to $199 per person. Our packages include the following:

  1. Buffet Style Dinner Service
  2. Open Bar
  3. Custom Wedding Cake
  4. Elegent Linens
  5. DJ Services
  6. Champagne Toast
  7. On Board Cruise Director & Coordinator for Day of Reception

All prices are applicable to service charge and tax, pacakge dictates the specifics of the above inclusions.

CALL 412-355-7999

EMAIL dbickerton@gatewayclipper.com

VISIT 350 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

  • Woman-owned
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74 Reviews for Gateway Clipper Fleet

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Dj G. · Getting married on 07/10/2022

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    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    One stop shop and open communication

    We have no regrets planning our wedding with the Gateway Clipper. From day one communication channels were open and highly responsive. The package we selected include almost everything we needed for the wedding allowing us to focus on ourselves and our family rather than coordinating and paying vendors.

    Dan always fielded any question we had professionally and promptly.

    On the day of the event, Stormi kept us informed of our timelines, made sure we were well taken care of, and kept the event running without a hitch.

    All of our guest enjoyed themselves and we heard no complaints.

    Hands down, we would do this again and even make the event longer.

    Sent on 11/16/2020
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    Misty K. · Getting married on 05/07/2021

    5.0
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    Amazing experience with the Gateway Clipper

    My husband and I live out of town and were looking for a venue that had a lot included so there was minimal for us to do! I was also looking for something that was not a traditional ballroom, as it was both of our second marriages. Not long after we booked, the Covid-19 pandemic started. Dan, the wedding coordinator, was amazing! He was quick at responding, and once we got closer and restrictions changed, he worked with management to figure out how to best help us still get married-giving us multiple options to choose from. Having to do minimal with the vendors already contracted with them was perfect for our out of town situation. The day of the wedding the staff was AMAZING! Dan and the rest of the staff had taken care of everything. It was perfect. We would highly recommend the Gateway Clipper!

    Sent on 07/19/2020

    Gateway Clipper Fleet's reply:

    Thank you so much Misty! It was such a pleasure to work with you to ensure that your wedding was still able to take place with us during all of this craziness!
    - Dan

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Gateway Clipper Fleet Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$10,439 - $14,463
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Outside Cake
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Gateway Clipper Fleet Price Rates

Gateway Clipper Fleet FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 10300
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7400
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1200
  • 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
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 7
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Boat/Yacht
    Restaurant
    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
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    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
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Gateway Clipper Fleet 1
    2021 ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING

    Let us do the work for you! Book with our NEW All Inclusive Package including linens, wedding cake, Floral, DJ Services, and Photography for $199 per person (based on 100 guests).

    Contact Dan today for availability and to secure your Big Day on the Three Rivers!

Team of Gateway Clipper Fleet

Dan Bickerton

Dan Bickerton

Wedding Specialist/Private Event Sales Manager

Dan is new to the Gateway Clipper Fleet but not new to Weddings and Events! With over 8 years of experience Dan brings his expertise, can do attitude and posistivity to the GCF and our weddings! Nothing is too out of the box for Dan to handle and he will make you at ease during your wedding planning process. He once Maxed out a ballroom at 400 guests with Russian Style Dinner service and brought in 50 extra servers to handle the wedding!

When not at work, Dan can be normally found out with friends, enjoying a "cold one" or enjoying the outdoors either on the river, or by a fire. Dan is a member of the Meeting Professionals Internationals Pittsburgh Chapter which he currently serves as the organizations President and has served on the Board of Directors for the last 5 years.

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Sarah  Rickard

Sarah Rickard

Wedding Intern

Sarah will be with the Gateway Clipper Fleet through May 2021. She brings new ideas, and an enthusiastic personality to the Gateway Clipper team!

While you will be mostly working with Dan throughout your wedding process, it is very possible that you will encounter Sarah with a phone call, email, or tour!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Love Place Photography Wedding Photographers

    I have photographed a number of professional non profit events on the Gateway Clipper and have found their staff to be friendly and professional, the food served has always been wonderful and the boat atmosphere is a lot of fun!

  • Lokmer Photography Inc. Wedding Photographers

    The Gateway Clipper Fleet is truly an enjoyable experience. I have photographed many weddings on the Clipper and the beautiful views, the rivers, the city of Pittsburgh in the background, the view from the deck and especially night time is quite an unforgettable experience. My wedding customers and the guests actually thought we were on the high seas. It was an experience that I will always remember. -John Lokmer - Lokmer Photography Inc.

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