Greater New York City Metro Boat Wedding Venues

If a nautical-themed wedding is your goal, check out these boat wedding venues for an unforgettable event. These boat wedding venues provide your guests with a unique experience, plus the opportunity to view incredible scenery while enjoying the festivities. From historic ships to luxury yachts, there are so many boat wedding venues to choose from!

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Featured Aqua Azul Yacht
Aqua Azul Yacht
10 reviews
· Boat Weddings · Greater New York City Metro, NY

The Aqua Azul is NYC's premier luxury yacht. It is offered for wedding celebrations in New York and New Jersey. A wedding on board this yacht combines the yacht's indoor and outdoor space to create an upscale, first class celebration. A nautical wedding is the perfect option for couples who seek a... (Boat Weddings)

Pro Cloud 9 Yacht Charters
Cloud 9 Yacht Charters
4 reviews
· Boat Weddings · Greater New York City Metro, NY

Cloud 9 Yacht Charters is a unique wedding venue in New York, New York. For your elegant celebration, why not take your guests out on the water by chartering your own private yacht. As your guests dine and dance the night away, they will be in awe of the incredible views of the Manhattan skyline as... (Boat Weddings)

Pro Hornblower Cruises & Events
Hornblower Cruises & Events
21 reviews
· Boat Weddings · Greater New York City Metro, NY

Hornblower Cruises & Events is a boat wedding venue located in New York, New York. Couples can create the wedding of their dreams on this New York City yacht. Facilities and Capacity Hornblower Cruises & Events offers 10 indoor, covered outdoor, and uncovered outdoor event spaces. This unique and... (Boat Weddings)

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Love on the Water: A Guide to Boat Weddings in NYC

From luxury yachts to charter cruise boats, there’s no end of options for nautically-minded couples tying the knot in New York City. The harbors in each borough are home to casual sailing vessels, historic ships, cruising vessels of all sizes, luxury yachts, and even mega yachts for hire — all of which can be outfitted for any type of wedding. Boat weddings in NYC are truly unforgettable events because there’s something amazing about saying your vows against a backdrop that includes breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, or the city skyline. If you’ve been dreaming of getting married on the water, read on to learn more about booking a New York City wedding cruise.

Reasons to Say "I Do" on a Boat

If you love the nautical aesthetic, getting married on a boat is a no-brainer, but plenty of couples have NYC boat weddings without including anchors or navy blue in their décor. There are plenty of great reasons to get married on the water. As noted above, the views from a boat in New York City are simply stunning — which means your wedding photos will be gorgeous. Your wedding will move seamlessly from ceremony to reception with no interruptions, and yours will be the only event on the boat. You have a built-in reason to limit your guest list because boat occupancy rules can’t be broken. There are boats for all wedding budgets. And boat weddings in NYC are wonderfully romantic, whether you say your vows on deck or in the main cabin. As NYC wedding venues go, this one can’t be beat!

Planning a NYC Boat Wedding

Most wedding boats, whether big or small, formal or casual, treat their spaces like a blank canvas. You’ll be able to customize the look and feel of your wedding in myriad ways — sometimes with the help of an in-house wedding planner or planning team. Many boats have on-site chefs, entertainment options, interior designers, and even NYC DJs and photographers, so there’s a good chance you’ll be able to choose from all-inclusive wedding package options.

That said, some charter companies simply provide the vessel (and possibly also the bar service), so you’ll have to find your own vendors. Plenty of couples actually prefer this. It does mean handling more of the wedding planning yourself, but it also means you’re not locked into using a vessel’s vendors, menus, or décor.

As you research boats and boat weddings in NYC, be sure you understand what each company does and does not provide. Your first question should always be whether the company is available on your wedding date, but as you talk to cruise companies about your wedding, also ask plenty of questions about packages, amenities for guests, and catering options because that’s the best way to find the perfect charter boat, party boat, sailing vessel, or yacht for your special day.

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