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10 Reasons to Get Married On A Boat

By Isabella Stark

April 8, 2015

10 Reasons to Get Married On A BoatIf you are trying to find the perfect, unforgettable venue for your wedding, celebrating your special day aboard one of Charter One’s fleet of charter yachts may be the perfect choice! To help you decide it’s the right venue for you, here are the top 10 reasons to get married on a boat:

1. Stunning wedding photos
Wedding photos can sometimes have a too posed, sterile look that just doesn’t capture the romance of the event. When you get married on a boat, with the dramatic lights of the Miami Skyline glimmering under the stars, the verdant beauty of the Florida Intracoastal in the afternoon, or a gorgeous Florida sunset painting the sky, your photos have an exciting background that sets off the wedding party to stunning effect.

2. Awesome wedding planners
Don’t get stressed out planning your wedding; instead, relax and let the experienced wedding planners at Charter One take care of everything for you! You can choose one of our gorgeous yacht wedding themes or we will work from your plans to create the custom wedding celebration of your dreams.

3. Surprisingly affordable venue
Getting married on Charter One’s rental boat is surprisingly affordable. Your wedding celebration can be as elaborate or as simple as you choose, and we have long-standing arrangements with talented local decorators, florists, and entertainers, so we are able to arrange for all your desired details at a much better price than an individual could ever negotiate.

4. Limited guest list
With everybody wanting to share in the joy of your wedding, it can be difficult to limit the guest list without hurting someone’s feelings. Getting married aboard a boat gives you the perfect out, because everyone understands you can’t break boat occupancy rules.

5. Five-star cuisine
Instead of spending weeks searching for a caterer with the culinary skills to make your wedding feast, you can rely on Charter One’s accomplished chef to prepare the wedding feast of your dreams. Choose one of our delicious themed wedding menus or the chef will prepare a meal in whatever culinary style and type you desire: casual or formal, an afternoon tea, to a seafood buffet, or a seated formal four-course meal served by tuxedoed waiters. The choice is entirely yours.

6. Uninterrupted event at an all-in-one-venue
Most weddings are interrupted affairs, with the wedding taking place at one venue, then everyone piling into cars to fight traffic as they travel to the reception. Yacht weddings are glorious, uninterrupted affairs that move seamlessly from the ceremony to dinner to cake and dancing on the deck under the stars. Pure bliss!

7. Beautiful South Florida wedding venues
Charter One has more than 30 docking locations throughout South Florida, so you can have the perfect setting for your ceremony. There are so many different settings to choose from, with choices as varied as the windswept beauty of historical Cape Florida Lighthouse, the elegant sophistication of Millionaire’s Row in Biscayne Bay, and the natural serenity of Fort Lauderdale’s intracoastal waterways… with so many different, unique choices, you are certain to find the beautiful South Florida wedding venue that perfectly suits your ceremony.

8. As formal or casual as you want
Your South Florida yacht wedding can be as elegant or as casual as you like. Go full-blown formal and make it a black-tie affair or have guests dress down for a fun affair that fits your funky style – anything is possible when you choose a boat as your wedding venue.

9. Your choice of celebrant
Choosing a celebrant for your wedding can be a tricky decision, especially if your families come from different religious traditions. Having a yacht wedding gives you the opportunity to gracefully sidestep the conflict by having the Captain perform the ceremony. Of course, you can instead have the celebrant of your choice join the voyage to bless your vows.

10. Sheer, unadulterated romance
There is something undeniably romantic about a wedding on the water. Whether you have a daytime wedding with the sun glinting off the waves or a nighttime ceremony under the stars, getting married on a yacht will give you a ceremony that perfectly reflects the romance and love you and your partner share.

If getting married aboard a boat is the right choice for you, Charter One’s wedding planners are ready to make your special day the unforgettable event of a lifetime.

Call Charter One at (888) 771-0102 or visit and let our event planners arrange a boat wedding that is the unforgettable celebration of your dreams!

Isabella Stark has been with Charter One Yachts since January 2016. She graduated from The University of Florida with a Bachelor’s in Communications and met Matt and Lauren Talchik during her internship with the Winterfest Boat Parade. Isabella has lived in Fort Lauderdale for most of her life. She is married, and has two little girls who love visiting the crew on The Summer Wind. Isabella loves coordinating special occasion charters and proudly says that she loves her job.

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