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StarLite Cruises is a wedding and event venue in Clearwater Beach, Florida. They are a family owned and operated business serving Clearwater and St. Petersburg since 1986. They started as a single vessel operation and now run Florida鈥檚 largest daily excursion fleet. They offer regularly scheduled cruises, private dining areas and private charters.

Facilities and Capacity
StarLite Majesty Dining Yacht is a 115 foot modern style vessel that features a brass and mirrored interior design. It can accommodate 280 guests for a seated dinner and 400 guests for a cocktail reception. The StarLite Sapphire Dining Tachy is a 113 foot vessel and the newest addition to the fleet. It can accommodate 150 guests. Calypso Queen is a 65 foot, triple decked ship designed for cruising in the intracoastal waterways for sightseeing, luncheons and dinner cruises. The Caribbean themed boat is colorful and features two enclosed dining levels and an open air third level. It has restrooms on each dining level, two full service bars, and quality sound system. It can accommodate 150 passengers. Dolphin Racer Speedboat is a high-speed ride with dolphin sightseeing. It has an open deck with seating for 120 guests. The Island Explorer I & II offers Sea Life Safari cruises with help of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Each boat is certified to carry 49 guests.

Services Offered
StarLite Cruises can host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and other wedding events. You can take a dolphin cruise on a bachelorette party, host family members for a luncheon, or take a scenic cruise on your honeymoon. The StarLite Yachts and the Calypso Queen are available for private charters during the day or evening but you can also hold your event during a public cruise by reserving different sized dining deck with exclusive seating. Their wedding packages include consultation with event specialists, champagne toast for guests, and cake cutting and serving. They offer specific wedding packages for each yacht and the Calypso Queen. Each boat is equipped with courteous and helpful staff and a culinary team. The event staff works with you to make sure every detail is in place for a flawless wedding day. StarLite Cruises offers bar and catering services for all your events. Your culinary team works with you to choose custom menu options that are made with fresh ingredients.

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4.8 out of 5 rating
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Traci H. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect choice for a wedding reception!

Had a micro wedding on the beach and our reception on the yacht. Best choice out there by far! Dinner was absolutely amazing, the view was breathtaking, the dj was pleasant and included! What more could you ask for?! Don鈥檛 hesitate on having your reception on one of these yachts!
Theresa O. Married on 03/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience

The whole experience went amazing for us. We took a tour and spent an evening on the ship before deciding this was what we wanted. They provide many services and and helped us keep all the traditions moving along. We did the public wedding cruise with the ceremony before the public boarded. We delivered all our decorations at the rehearsal day before and when I arrived there to get dressed, they already had everything out and ready for us. The captain was our officiate and the arch rental they provided matched the colors of our wedding. They covered our ceremony, Champaign toast, dinner, and cake cutting like pros. Jon handled the coordination and managed to keep me from having a breakdown when we lost our photographer and videographer at the last minute. The captain was attentive in assuring we we all doing good before starting the ceremony. And just thank June for helping with the booking, answering questions, and guiding us along towards our special day.
Natalie H. Married on 02/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Venue In Clearwater / Tampa

Most Perfect Wedding Venue EVER. We booked the StarLite Majesty for our wedding reception to host about 130 people. It was PERFECT, STUNNING, SWANKY, AND MAGICAL. They were so helpful with the decor, coordinated well with outside vendors, and were understanding and helpful when we had to reschedule for February due to Hurricane Ian. Shoutout to Amber Samee - she was AMAZING. So helpful with the entire process and I always felt assured and confident in her and the ship's capabilities because she was so on it. The staff was professional and so helpful to all our guests constantly checking in on everyone for drinks or food. Thank you StarLite team for creating the wedding reception of our dreams! Also the food was AMAZING - all our guests were raving about it. I had the Pork Ribeye and am already dreaming of having it again. Outstanding!
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Outstanding value. Professional and courteous staff from reservations team to on board service . large menu of great food cooked on board by pro chefs. all for the price of a ticket.

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This is one great getaway and the food is great with perfect oricing. An eve with friends, family or just you two makes for a very enjoyable time

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Starlite Cruises is a wonderful company to work wtih. They are very professional and make sure that your day goes smoothly and acording to your plans. They go above and beyond for each and every guest they have and the Food is wonderful. And they are a lot of fun to work with. Thank you

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StarLite Dining Cruises includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Set Up
StarLite Dining Cruises includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The space offered by StarLite Dining Cruises for wedding events is known for:
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
StarLite Dining Cruises offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
StarLite Dining Cruises offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
StarLite Dining Cruises offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
StarLite Dining Cruises is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in professionalism.

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