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Smooth Sailing Celebrations

New York, NY View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
33 reviews
$22k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,200 guests

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$22k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 1,200 guests

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.

Services Offered
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


Cuisine
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:

  • Tastings
  • Server(s)
  • 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.


Other Facilities
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.

Other Services

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.

Location
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

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$12,000

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

$10,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

$15

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1200

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

12

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

45

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Boat/Yacht
Country/Golf Club
Cruise Ship
Historic Building
Marina
Park
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?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

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
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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    Kayla Married on 06/19/2021
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    Best part of the wedding planning process

    Camille was so responsive and helpful throughout the wedding planning process. Although we don't have a wedding planner but she was essentially one. She answered all our questions promptly and always had our best interests at heart. I loved that we had someone on our side advocating for us along the way. Our wedding would not have been as smooth if it wasn't for her help. Highly recommend!

    Smooth Sailing Celebrations's reply:

    Thank you so very much for your kind words, which mean so much to me. I will miss you and Andy, and wish all the best to you both in your new life together.
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    Gabriel G. Married on 08/08/2020
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    Amazing wedding

    Food- Our guests really loved the food. Cynthia and I personally loved the appetizers. The skewers were amazing!! Everything after was just as good. I especially loved the steak.

    Staff- The staff was great at being attentive to our guests when it came to refilling water and the like. They were very prompt with bringing out all the meals as well. I think the real highlight was the bartenders. They made phenomenal drinks, maybe too good if you looked at some of my family at the end of the night haha.

    Overall, the wedding was amazing. All the guests really enjoyed themselves, whether they were on the dance floor or on the top deck taking in the sights. It truly was a magical night :)
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    Stephanie H. Married on 05/09/2020
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    Amazing! Supportive and Honest

    My husband and I worked with Camille to perfect our special day. She was nothin but helpful, caring, and genuine throughout the process. It truly made us feel as if she was working along with us as a guide for support. Her energy and passion even helped us feel at ease in planning such a stressful yet fulfilling day! Additionally, Camille has many connections within the community, which helped us to decide on which vendors would be best equipped to be a part of our yacht wedding!

    Thank you Camille!

    Smooth Sailing Celebrations's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! It's been wonderful to work with you and Chris. I wish you all the best in your new life together.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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!

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Great place to have your wedding!

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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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Weehawken, 07086
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1500 Harbor Blvd New York, NY, 10011
New York, 10011
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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?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Smooth Sailing Celebrations, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Smooth Sailing Celebrations, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Smooth Sailing Celebrations includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • 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?

The space offered by Smooth Sailing Celebrations for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Cruise Ship
  • Historic Building
  • Marina
  • Park
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Smooth Sailing Celebrations for wedding events?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Smooth Sailing Celebrations offer?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Smooth Sailing Celebrations offer for wedding events?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • 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?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Smooth Sailing Celebrations and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Smooth Sailing Celebrations offer?

Smooth Sailing Celebrations currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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