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:
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:
Other couples have also viewed
32 Reviews for Smooth Sailing Celebrations
Recommended by 97% of couples
13 User photos
Gabriel G. · Married on 08/08/2020
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 :)
Sent on 09/04/2020
Roy S. · Married on 05/09/2020
Better than imagined
Camille helped make our wedding absolutely amazing. Every guest had an incredible time and couldn’t thank us enough for inviting them. The Sundancer Yacht is beautiful, small yet not crowded. Perfect for our small wedding (less than 30). Could have easily fit more people, especially post Covid when both decks can be used I wouldn’t be surprised to see 75-100 people comfortably boarded.Sent on 09/03/2020
Stephanie H. · Married on 05/09/2020
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!Sent on 04/07/2021
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.
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.