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 $103 per person and go up to $137 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
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Karen · Married on 12/08/2018
Fun boat party!
We're so glad we went with the Gateway Clipper for our wedding. We were looking for a venue where we could hold both our ceremony and reception, a venue that already looked nice and required minimal or no decorating, and where EVERYTHING was included. This was absolutely the best fit.Sent on 02/08/2019
We worked with two planners, Amanda and then Emily for the last few weeks before our wedding. When Amanda left, Emily handled the transition smoothly and we always felt like everything was taken care of. Both helped us make decisions on the wedding, look up information and calculate costs and keep things as simple as possible, which was the most important for us. Both were very friendly and patient answering all of our questions! And thank you to Katy our cruise director and Qiana our bartender!
We held our ceremony on the indoor 2nd deck for our 66 guests, and the dinner and dance party was on the first deck. We had the photo booth set up on the 2nd deck along with a few tables set up with board games and coloring books. There was plenty of space to spread out if you wanted to step away from the party, and folks could also venture up to the 3rd deck to take in the city views.
Since we decided to get married in December the boat was already decorated with garlands, bows, and lights; it already looked great as-is. For decor, we used all Clipper Ship-provided items, including lanterns for the tables an easel for our seating chart. The only decorations we brought were a few strings of lights to hang over the dance floor balcony and they offered to hang them for us. We didn't have to do anything. So convenient!
The Clipper Ship was very willing to accommodate our special requests. I have celiac and they were able to make just about everything gluten free. While a wedding cake is included in the package through one of their preferred vendors, they were enthusiastic and flexible about allowing us to order and serve pie instead of cake at the wedding. They set up our pies on a table on different tiers and made it look great and placed our pie topper for us. We brought extra pie serving utensils for folks to serve themselves.
We were very short on our guest count and below our minimum investment but that gave us the opportunity to upgrade our menu and bar to the top tier options -- we highly recommenced you do this. Although we didn't get to sample any of the dishes before the wedding, it was all very much above our expectations and we received many compliments, especially on the sausage stuffed chicken and gouda mac and cheese. My mom says that while she usually doesn't remember what food she eats at weddings, she said she'll always remember that stuffed chicken!! In addition, because we were below our minimum, we were able to special order wine and alcohol to serve at the bar to meet our minimum, making the event even more special. DO IT!
We received many compliments on how much fun it was to be on a boat for the wedding. The space was great and everyone had a blast. I had some folks tell me it was the best wedding they've ever attended, and others were pleased at how relaxed and fun it was.
Want to have a party? Make it a boat party. Soooo fun. Everything was perfect.
Gateway Clipper Fleet's reply:
Kim Poling · Getting married on 07/13/2019
Easy to work with
Great experience so far. Our sales rep was knowledgable and worked with us to ensure our plans for the venue were everything we dreamed of.Sent on 02/08/2019
Gateway Clipper Fleet's reply:
We can not say enough good things about the Gateway Clipper. We held a 'Parivar Milan' (family union) there for our family and our future daughter-in-laws family. We basically were introducing a Charlotte family to Pittsburgh and to some new and old Indian traditions. It was wonderful. We worked with Steve who was beyond fantastic. He listened, suggested, encouraged, and held our hands the entire way. Communication via email or phone was always prompt. He arranged for us to taste the chef's Indian food. He suggested some decorating ideas and helped us along with the ideas we already had, no small feat. When it decided to rain, moving our corn hole game inside was no big deal. Everyone loved the Polish and Indian food, the Pittsburgh cookie table was awesome, as was the assistance with our handicapped guests. From dropping off the decorations the day before, to helping the day of the event I can not say enough about the entire staff. Thank you Steve and all the staff of the Gateway Clipper!Sent on 05/11/2016
Gateway Clipper Fleet's reply:
BOOK your Wedding Reception with us on a FRIDAY or SUNDAY and receive up to $8.00 off per person!!
Visit www.gatewayclipper.com and click the 'WEDDINGS' tab for more info.
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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.