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Gateway Clipper Fleet

Pittsburgh, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.7 out of 5
94 reviews
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$9,900

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

$8,400

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?

$1,200

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

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
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?

$8.75

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

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
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

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
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
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

94 Reviews

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4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Valerie A. Getting married on 08/02/2022
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    Our Wonderful Wedding Experience

    Even with the uncertainty of the pandemic, we had a wonderful wedding experience on February 20th on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Our guest enjoyed everything about the venue. The staff was wonderful and Dan Bickerton, our wedding planner, did a fabulous job setting everything up and making sure our special day was a success....I highly recommend this venue.
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    Dj G. Getting married on 07/10/2022
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    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.

Awards

  • 94
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Greg & Lindsay
    16 photos · 10/27/2018

Pricing

Team

Dan Bickerton
Dan Bickerton
Wedding Specialist/Private Event Sales Manager

Meet Dan! He is our Wedding Specialist at the Gateway Clipper Fleet! With over 8 years of experience Dan brings his expertise, can do attitude and posistivity to the Gateway Clipper Fleet 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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Love Place Photography 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. 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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350 West Station Square Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
412-355-7980

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday Weekends as necessary.
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