Smooth Sailing Celebrations

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About Smooth Sailing Celebrations

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
  • Family-style dinner
  • French-service dinner
  • 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
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28 Reviews for Smooth Sailing Celebrations

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Sarah Lawrence · Married on 09/01/2019

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Unique, Low-Stress, Affordable--and Camille is Amazing!

    I cannot speak highly enough of Camille. From the very beginning, she was incredibly responsive to our every email and note, prompt with answering questions and even anticipating potential problems we might have. We signed a contract with an independently operated boat that—horrors!—was acquired by the corporate-type Hornblower Cruises company several months before our wedding. Before we even saw the email about it, Camille was at bat making sure that they honored the terms of our original contract, including the far better menu options and some quirky/specialized requests that the original vendor agreed to accommodate—like cutting the cake with a sword and bringing our own case of wine from the year I was born. Camille was warm and friendly, professional, and just all around lovely to work with. I wish she could have attended our wedding!

    I’ve seen a few complaints about the boats themselves, and I want to make clear that Camille acts as a coordinator (dang, is that word insufficient) between you and the ship. While she certainly will bend her superhuman powers to make sure that the individual boats know what you need, the venues are ultimately responsible for their own actions on the day of your event.

    Finally, extra props to Camille for putting up with some pretty weird decisions on our part. My husband and I wanted something easy and inexpensive for New York. I know it sounds nuts to go for a boat in that circumstance, but Smooth Sailing Celebrations was everything we needed: surprisingly affordable, food and cake included, no stupid extra fees like cake-cutting, and they let us do some laughably (under the circumstances) low-key stuff like bring our own microphone and playlist.

    Basically, it was as close to perfect as we’d ever want an event as unpredictable and chaotic as a wedding to even be. Compared to the stressful stories we’ve heard from family and friends, our wedding was remarkably stress-free, and Camille made it happen.

    Sent on 09/29/2019
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    jessie · Married on 01/04/2018

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    These are stunning photos and an amazing venue. My favorite place to buy wedding gifts and decor I always go to www.5thavestore.com. Check them out they are amazing!

    Sent on 01/11/2018
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    Yu · Married on 09/08/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Dear Camille,

    I hope all is well and please accept our long overdue but heartfelt thanks for the stunning job you did for our wedding. We have no idea how to prepare a yacht wedding at the very start. It was you helping us out whenever needed in the past few months and took so much stress off of us. You always gave us response quickly and helped us find the best solutions to the problems during the preparation of the wedding. We couldn't have done it without your help.

    The wedding was truly magical, amazing and was everything we had envisioned. Many of our guests said that it was one of the most wonderful weddings that they have been to! You made our special day perfect, and we can't thank you enough for all of your hard work and dedication. We have, and will continue to recommend your service to our friends who are interested in having an event on a yacht. Also if you get any chances, please pass along our thanks to Hidayet, the captain and the waitstaff for their help and fantastic work.

    Thank you again and have a good day!

    Sincerely,
    Yu Hu

    Sent on 09/25/2017
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Smooth Sailing Celebrations FAQ

  • 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? $ 14,327.00
  • 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? $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Boat/Yacht
  • 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, 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, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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    Brand New Upscale Yacht that is also Price Competitive
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Party On! DJ Entertainment
    Party On! DJ Entertainment Wedding DJs

    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!

  • WEDDINGS FOR YOU
    WEDDINGS FOR YOU Wedding Officiants

    Great place to have your wedding!

  • Danielle Richards Photography
    Danielle Richards Photography Wedding Photographers

    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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  • New York, 10011 See on map
    9734094456 (Phone number)
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