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Portland Spirit Cruises & Events, located in Portland, Oregon, offers a unique experience for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or an elegant ceremony and reception. With all-inclusive wedding packages, we take the guesswork out of the planning process, leaving you with a picturesque wedding on the river. Packages include three hours of private cruising time, Captain's ceremony, Pacific Northwest cuisine prepared fresh on board, Champagne toast, white linens, sound system, service charge, and much more. We have been helping couples sail into happily ever after since 1994 — book your wedding today!
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The flagship of our fleet, the Portland Spirit, gives you all the elegance and luxury of a cruising ballroom, featuring two stages with baby grand pianos, a marble dance floor, and three levels, including a viewing top deck that accommodates up to 300 guests for your ceremony and 400 for a reception. The Willamette Star accommodates 100 guests for your ceremony or 120 for the reception and features a cherry wood interior, gilded ceilings, a piano, and two levels including a viewing top deck. A more intimate space is the Crystal Dolphin, a luxurious yacht that accommodates up to 50 guests for a ceremony and 80 for the reception.
Inclusive wedding packages include many amenities with your package price. Services and items include:
- 3 hours of private cruising time and 15-30 minutes of boarding time for your guests (depending on the vessel)
- 1-hour of set-up time
- In-house catering featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine prepared fresh on board (your choice of plated entrées or buffet)
- Captain's wedding ceremony
- Full-service bar with bartender
- Beverages (fountain sodas, iced tea, hot tea and coffee)
- Champagne/sparkling cider toast
- Tables and chairs
- Standard white linen and napkins
- China, flatware and glassware
- Audio equipment & corded microphone for announcements (DJ audio not included)
- Event planning and on-site cruise manager
- Gratuity/service charge
With fresh ingredients and delicious menu options, you'll be able to design the perfect menu with your choice of a variety of Pacific Northwest entrées, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts. Our in-house Executive Chef will create anything ranging from seafood to salad, meats, vegetarian options, and so much more.
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Unique and lovely vow renewal
Best easy venue in Portland
I highly recommend working with Portland Spirit. They can accommodate any size group. Prices are clear, tips are included. Every single staff member we worked with was professional and amazing.
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Unbeatable venue for scenery, friendly and helpful staff, and overall excellent memories. Few places can rival the novelty and plain fun of a huge sternwheeler as it drifts down the Willamette. Check this place out!
There is no place in Portland where you can get the attention to detail and the experience you get with the people at the Portland Spirit. If you party is small or large, they will give you the attention and follow thru found no where else. For many years we have enjoyed working with the Portland Spirit and know that they care about their brides. Every event with them if different, because of the Portland you will see as you go down the river with them on your event. We would suggest the Portland Spirit to Brides looking for that once on a lifetime wedding.
A fleet of amazing venues for ceremonies and receptions - We've worked on The Portland Spirit Cruise Ships for numerous weddings and have been impressed at each one!
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