A unique wedding option in New Jersey & New York, Smooth Sailing Celebrations is the perfect location to host your dream nautical celebration. Comprised of a fleet of 45 luxury and casual yachts, this one-of-a-kind venue affords couples the opportunity to be married during a rooftop ceremony while sailing down the beautiful Hudson Harbor. With 25 years of nautical event planning experience, Smooth Sailing Celebrations is ideal for an eclectic and memorable ceremony and reception!
Facilities and Capacity
We host events of 12 to 1,200 guests that feature spectacular views of the New York City skyline. Each yacht is Coast Guard-certified, providing a fun, festive and glamorous atmosphere for your unique wedding.
Couples who book Smooth Sailing Celebrations are provided with an array of wedding-related services:
- complimentary wedding ceremony time
- customized cocktail hour of butlered and displayed hors d'oeuvres
- customized menu with choice of plated, buffet or stations service
- elegant 3-tiered wedding cake of your choice (with cake tasting & customization at boat's bakery)
- welcome aboard drinks / champagne toast / premium open bar
- sometimes centerpieces designed for boat’s dining room
- bridal suite
- tables, chairs, linens, china, silverware, glassware
- maitre'd to run event according to your wishes, plus waitstaff and bartenders
- Coast-guard trained & professionally attired captain and marine crew
- exclusive event aboard a completely private luxury yacht
- 4 hour sail / 5 hour event, plus optional 1/2 hour private photo session on boat prior to guest boarding
Specializing in top-of-the-line cuisine, Smooth Sailing Celebrations’ professionally trained culinary staff offers couples a variety of in-house catering services to choose from. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Hor d’oeuvres
- Buffet-style dinner
- Plated-style dinner
- Station-style dinner
- Customized Wedding Cake or Dessert station
We welcome outside Indian and Kosher Catering if client prefers. Some yachts provide Indian food by Indian chefs.
Smooth Sailing Celebrations provides couples with a variety of wedding-related facilities to enhance their wedding celebration. Most notably, couples are granted access to the venue’s on-board bridal suite, which is perfect for relaxing with their respective parties prior to the start of their celebration.
Every client is given a Wedding Charter Summary Form, which is an exclusive planning tool that guides the couple throughout the planning process, ensuring a stress-free and organized event that's executed according to the client's wishes.
Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers several convenient departure points throughout New York and New Jersey. Said locations include the following:
- New York City
- Outer New York City Boroughs
- Weehawken, New Jersey
- Hoboken, New Jersey
- Jersey City, New Jersey
- Perth Amboy, New Jersey
- Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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I have been working with Camille Cerria, owner of Smooth Sailing Celebrations, for the better part of 5 years now. Since I am her reccomended entertainement vendor, Camille and I work very closely behind the scenes, as well as in conjuntion with our clients to guarantee the overall success of our events. Camille is extremely detail oriented, and easily accessible to answer any of our questions. I get nothing but rave reviews of her services, and highly reccomend her to anyone interested in booking their special event on a boat/yacht. As many of our clients are either Brides, Corporate professionals, Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrants, or Sweet 16 celebrants, they have all had the peace of mind knowing that Camille was taking care of all the details that they may not have even considered, allowing them to invest their time into just having a great time. It's all said in the name, so if you are looking for Smooth Sailing for your Celebration, look no further than Camille!
Great place to have your wedding!
Smooth Sailing Celebrations understands how to take care of all the little things, so couples and their guests can enjoy the experience of celebrating on the yachts. I've had the pleasure of seeing first-hand several of the vessels in their fleet, and they truly have something for every size and preference. From the decor, to the staff, to the food and music, it is a simply an awesome and unique way to host an event.
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Smooth Sailing Celebrations frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Smooth Sailing Celebrations?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Smooth Sailing Celebrations, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At Smooth Sailing Celebrations, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Premium Liquor
- Signature Drink
- Specialty Beer
- Specialty Wine
What are the most important characteristics of Smooth Sailing Celebrations in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Country/Golf Club
- Cruise Ship
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Smooth Sailing Celebrations for wedding events?
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Smooth Sailing Celebrations offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Smooth Sailing Celebrations offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Smooth Sailing Celebrations have available for wedding events?
- Aisle Markers
- Aisle Runners
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth
- Tent Accessories
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