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.
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.
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:
All prices are applicable to service charge and tax, pacakge dictates the specifics of the above inclusions.
VISIT 350 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
74 Reviews for Gateway Clipper Fleet
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Hannah · Married on 09/26/2020
Oh my goodness, where do I even start?! Every bride hopes for every single detail to be absolutely perfect on their wedding day. Dan and crew at the Gateway Clipper made sure this happened for us. I honestly cannot say enough good things about Dan. He was absolutely amazing. He so promptly answered every single question I had throughout the entire planning process and made everything stress free and fun! He was so easy to communicate with and just hands down one of the best people I’ve ever worked with! The crew the day of were some of the sweetest people I have ever met!! All of them were so nice and our cruise director was so sweet! They made sure that we got some of our appetizers from cocktail hour since we were upstairs taking pictures the whole time and plated our food for us so that we could continue to talk to everyone. Our captain, Andy, made sure we had the most perfect view the entire time for the ceremony. My wedding night was a dream come true and Dan and everyone at the Gateway Clipper worked so hard to ensure that. Also, the all inclusive packages that The Gateway Clipper offers are amazing! All of the vendors they use are perfect! It makes the entire process of planning a wedding SO much easier. There is not a single thing I could possibly complain about! Thank you to Dan and all of the staff at the Gateway Clipper! I seriously mean it when I say I could not have asked for a better experience with you all!!Sent on 09/29/2020
Gateway Clipper Fleet's reply:Thank you so much Hannah! It was such a pleasure working with you (and Andrew) to plan your big day!
Dj G. · Getting married on 07/10/2022
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.Sent on 11/16/2020
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.
Misty K. · Getting married on 05/07/2021
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!
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Gateway Clipper Fleet Price Rates
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
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.
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!
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!
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.