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Reception
$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$15,765 starting price
Bar service
$15 per person
Reception
$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$15,765 starting price
Bar service
$15 per person

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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 boardin

Pricing Examples

25-75 guests @ $14 - 18K, plus tax and other standard yacht fees.

75-100 guests @ $22 - 30K, plus tax and other standard yacht fees.

Pricing depends on how upscale the yacht is, as well as the menu, bar & dock that’s chosen.

Contact us for complete details and a customized cost breakdown will be emailed to you.


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
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

$15,000

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

$15,000

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

No

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

$15,765

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

$15,765

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 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

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

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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Reviews of Smooth Sailing Celebrations

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
37 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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Smooth Sailing Celebrations is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional service and flawless execution of weddings. The event coordinator, Camille, is described as attentive, sincere, and class personified. The staff, including Deisy and Ernesto, are commended for their attentiveness and attention to detail. The venue, Aqua Azul Yacht, is described as beautiful, clean, and classy, with amazing food and drinks. Reviewers highly recommend Smooth Sailing Celebrations for a smooth and unforgettable wedding experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Smooth Sailing Celebrations is highly praised by multiple reviewers for their exceptional service and flawless execution of weddings. The event coordinator, Camille, is described as attentive, sincere, and class personified. The staff, including Deisy and Ernesto, are commended for their attentiveness and attention to detail. The venue, Aqua Azul Yacht, is described as beautiful, clean, and classy, with amazing food and drinks. Reviewers highly recommend Smooth Sailing Celebrations for a smooth and unforgettable wedding experience.

Weddingwire
4.9/5 37 reviews
Google
4.9/5 8 reviews
Magdy
Magdy M. Sent on 06/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Aboard the Atlantis Yacht cruising around Manhattan

Excellent services, delicious food and great ambience.
Pritish
Pritish S. Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very professional& responsive. Great to work with!

Camille & Deisy,

Thank you so much for a great event! It went so smoothly - everything was on time, everything was displayed properly, and the yacht staff was very VERY good. 🙂

Camille, it was great talking and working with you for the last 16 months! Your communication and follow ups are top notch and we really appreciate it!

Deisy & Ernesto, you guys rocked at the reception. Best Maitre'd's anyone can ask for. Thank you for always checking in with Liz and me to make sure we were eating, drinking, etc. Also, I loved the fact that you checked in with me before we set sail to make sure it's ok with me to leave the dock. It's the attention to details which I really appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed the night with absolutely no stress, because of YOU TWO! BIG THANKS!

All of our guests were very impressed with the event, staff, food, decorations, timing, etc. It was all just perfect! 😀

Thank you again.
Karen
Karen M. Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Effortless and Awesome

From start to finish the planning was made effortless. I could not have imagined the event turning out any better. The entire staff was awesome and made sure the night was flawless. I would definitely book again and recommend . Such a great group of people to take care of your event.
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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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Smooth Sailing Celebrations frequently asked questions

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
Smooth Sailing Celebrations includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
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
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
Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Smooth Sailing Celebrations offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
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
Smooth Sailing Celebrations is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.8 in flexibility.
Smooth Sailing Celebrations currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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