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A Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding in Miami on “The Summer Wind”

By Isabella Stark

January 18, 2024

Imagine the allure of Miami’s sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters as the backdrop to the most important day of your life. This vibrant city, known for its breathtaking landscapes and dynamic culture, is an ideal setting for an unforgettable wedding. In the heart of such beauty, Charter One Yachts offers “The Summer Wind,” a magnificent vessel that presents a unique and luxurious venue for your special day. A wedding in Miami aboard this elegant yacht transcends the traditional celebration, transforming your ceremony and reception into an extraordinary and memorable event. From the gentle sway of the waves to the stunning panoramic views, a wedding on “The Summer Wind” is a romantic, intimate, and lavish affair that you and your guests will cherish forever.


Chelsea Tulley
Chelsea Tulley
I organized a short 3h charter for a corporate group with the help of Isabella from Charter One. Everything was smooth and easy - from selecting options to ensuring we were prepped before the trip. Day of, everything was great - service was perfect, the yacht was even better than expected. I would definitely recommend using Charter One.
Tonya May
Tonya May
If you are looking for a one stop shop- this is the cruise to take! Isabella is great and has a great attention to detail and very responsive in her communication. This was a corporate lunch cruise that we took on Charter One Yachts. We had 35 people and the space on the yacht was spacious and you never felt crowded at all. The crew had excellent hospitality service and was really attentive to detail. The food was so fresh and delicious. You will not be disappointed booking a trip on Charter One Yachts.
Angelica Rufin
Angelica Rufin
Great staff, food, and experience. Had the opportunity to book a special evening for my company with Charter One Yachts, and the dinner cruise was everything and more. Thank you Charter One team.
Sandy Hyland
Sandy Hyland
I recently had a corporate event with customers and got a chance to work with the Charter One Yachts team. I've had the pleasure of working with the front office to crew members onboard the yacht. Pre-event, with the little time I had to put together the event, the COY team promptly responded to my inquiries and checked in with me for the items I owed them. I've had some substitution requests for the menu and they were very accommodating to our needs. During the event, first, we were greeted by the friendly crew, then the evening continued with excellent service. The guests commented how accommodating the crew members are, not just during the dinner service, but throughout the entire experience. I would definitely work with them again!
Nicole La Poche
Nicole La Poche
Recently held an 80th birthday party for my dad aboard the Summer Wind and everything turned out perfectly. Isabella was a pleasure to work with. Super responsive and helpful and open to anything we wanted. I was very impressed with the food and The crew were amazing. Everyone made it their mission to make sure we had a great time and we did!! Would definitely plan another party with Charter One.
Jake Navon
Jake Navon
Beautiful ship! We hosted our company party this year on Charter One yachts and I was blown away to say the least! The ship was beautiful and the crew members were all highly trained professionals who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making your experience unforgettable. They are knowledgeable about the local area and can provide valuable insights into the best places to visit and the most scenic routes to take. Charter One Yachts is also very accommodating to special requests, whether it's a specific type of cuisine, custom decorations, or even a special itinerary. They work closely with their clients to ensure that every detail is taken care of and that their expectations are exceeded.
Judith Levis
Judith Levis
Just had a birthday party for 41 people on Saturday on the Yacht Summerwind. Isabella was very a accommodating and easy to work with. . I was more than delighted at the condition of the boat, the appetizers and delicious food served and most of all the attentive personnel/ servers. It was a first class experience from start to finish. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future.
MValentina Perez
MValentina Perez
We hosted our 2022 Holiday party with Charter One Yachts, which included a wonderful buffet, a DJ and dancing. The crew was amazing at delivering excellence in service, timing everything with such precision a well as meeting the needs of all the passengers. The DJ provided the perfect balance to end the night with so much fun, laughter and dancing. A good time was had by all. Thank you, Charter One for delivering!
Isabella Stark
Isabella Stark
The BEST experience! Incredible food, well-maintained boat, and the most amazing crew.
Stacey Makin
Stacey Makin
Beautiful Yachts! Great service! Will definitely book with them again.

Why Choose “The Summer Wind” for Your Miami Wedding

“The Summer Wind” provides an unmatched venue for weddings in Miami, blending the intimacy of a personal celebration with the splendor of a grand event. This exquisite yacht offers a private and exclusive setting where your love story can unfold against the stunning backdrop of Miami’s coastal beauty. Unlike conventional wedding venues, “The Summer Wind” allows you and your guests to embark on a nautical adventure, offering a unique experience that is both elegant and personal. Weddings near the water are a truly memorable day for all involved.

The yacht’s spacious decks and sophisticated interiors are perfect for ceremonies and receptions, providing a versatile space that can be tailored to any wedding theme or style. Whether you envision a grand, opulent affair or a more understated and intimate gathering, “The Summer Wind” offers the flexibility to accommodate your dream wedding. Its serene ambiance, combined with the natural beauty of Miami’s waters, sets the stage for a truly magical and unforgettable day.

Steps to Planning Your Dream Yacht Wedding in Miami

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  • Selecting Your Date: Begin by choosing the ideal date for your Miami yacht wedding. Consider Miami’s seasonal weather and select a time that will provide the best experience for you and your guests.
  • Determining Your Guest List: “The Summer Wind” comfortably accommodates up to 50 guests, making it perfect for both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations. Consider the size of your party when planning your event.
  • Envisioning Your Theme: Miami offers a wealth of inspiration for your wedding theme. Whether you’re drawn to the elegance of a nautical theme, the romance of a tropical beach setting, or the sophistication of a modern, chic style, “The Summer Wind” provides a stunning canvas for your vision.
  • Coordinating with Vendors: From florists to photographers, choosing the right vendors is essential. Charter One Yachts’ team can recommend experienced professionals who are familiar with yacht events and can help bring your vision to life.

Customizing Your Wedding Day on “The Summer Wind”

Personalization is key to making your yacht wedding in Miami uniquely yours. “The Summer Wind” offers a variety of customization options to ensure that every aspect of your wedding reflects your personal style and preferences. Consider these 3 useful tips for a successful wedding aboard a yacht:

  • Décor and Design: Work with our team to choose color schemes, floral arrangements, and decorative elements that align with your wedding theme. From elegant table settings to romantic lighting, every detail can be tailored to create the ambiance you desire.
  • Ceremony and Reception Layout: Whether you prefer an outdoor ceremony on the deck with the Miami skyline as your backdrop or a more intimate indoor setting, “The Summer Wind” can be arranged to suit your preferences. The yacht’s flexible layout allows for a variety of seating arrangements, dance areas, and entertainment spaces.
  • Customized Itinerary: Plan the flow of your wedding day from start to finish. Choose to exchange vows as the sun sets over the Miami waters, followed by a reception under the stars, or opt for a daytime celebration with a scenic cruise along the Miami coastline.

Selecting the Perfect Wedding Menu on Board

Catering is an integral part of any wedding, and “The Summer Wind” offers exceptional dining experiences. Our gourmet chefs are skilled in a range of cuisines and can create a bespoke menu that caters to your tastes and dietary needs. From elegant hors d’oeuvres and cocktail receptions to sumptuous multi-course dinners, each dish is prepared with the utmost care and attention to detail. We also offer a selection of fine wines, champagnes, and custom cocktails to complement your meal and add an extra touch of sophistication to your celebration.

Adding Entertainment and Special Touches to Your Miami Weddings

Entertainment is essential in setting the mood and making your wedding day memorable. “The Summer Wind” can accommodate a variety of entertainment options, tailored to your preferences:

  • Live Music and DJs: Choose from a range of musical styles to suit the atmosphere of your wedding, whether it’s the elegance of a string quartet, the energy of a live band, or the modern vibe of a DJ.
  • Unique Additions: Enhance your wedding with special touches like a custom dance floor or a photo booth.

Photography and Videography: Capturing Your Miami Yacht Wedding

Preserving the memories of your wedding day is paramount. Choosing the right photographer and videographer who has experience with yacht weddings is crucial. They can expertly capture the beauty and uniqueness of your celebration against the stunning backdrop of Miami’s waters. From intimate moments during the ceremony to the joyous celebrations at the reception, professional photography and videography ensure that every detail of your special day is immortalized.

Booking Your Wedding on “The Summer Wind” in Miami

Booking your wedding on “The Summer Wind” is a seamless and stress-free process. Our experienced team at Charter One Yachts is dedicated to making your wedding planning journey enjoyable and straightforward. From the initial consultation to the final execution, we are with you every step of the way as you arrange your wedding yacht rental. Contact us to discuss your wedding plans, and we will provide detailed information about our packages, availability, and the booking process.

Call Charter One Yachts to Plan Your Dream Wedding in Miami

Your dream wedding awaits on “The Summer Wind” in Miami. With Charter One Yachts, you can expect an extraordinary celebration that combines the romance of the sea with the luxury of a bespoke event. Contact us today or call 954-833-4731 to start planning your perfect wedding in Miami. Our team is ready to help you create a magical, unforgettable day that you and your guests will treasure for a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions About a Yacht Wedding in Miami

When planning a yacht wedding in Miami, especially aboard “The Summer Wind,” couples often have several questions about the process and what to expect. Here are some commonly asked questions to help guide you in planning your special day:

How many guests can “The Summer Wind” accommodate for a wedding?

“The Summer Wind” can comfortably host up to 50 guests. This makes it perfect for intimate ceremonies and moderately sized receptions, ensuring a cozy and personal wedding experience.

Can we have both the ceremony and reception on the yacht?

Absolutely! “The Summer Wind” offers the flexibility to host both your wedding ceremony and reception. With its spacious decks and elegant interiors, you can have a beautiful ceremony followed by a reception, all in one stunning location.

What are the catering options available for a yacht wedding?

Charter One Yachts offers a variety of catering options, ranging from light appetizers to full-course meals. Our culinary team can customize the menu to suit your taste preferences and dietary requirements, ensuring a delightful dining experience for you and your guests.

Can we customize the decor and theme of the yacht for our wedding?

Yes, customization is one of the key aspects of our yacht weddings. You can personalize the decor, theme, and overall setting to match your wedding vision. Our team will work with you to ensure every detail aligns with your desired aesthetic.

Are there music and entertainment options available onboard?

We can arrange a variety of entertainment options for your wedding, including DJs, live bands, or other forms of music and performance. Our yacht is equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems to ensure the best audio quality for your entertainment choices.

Is it possible to have a sunset wedding ceremony on the yacht?

A sunset ceremony is a popular choice among couples, and “The Summer Wind” offers the perfect setting for it. We can schedule your ceremony to coincide with the beautiful Miami sunset, providing a romantic and picturesque backdrop for your vows.

How do we handle photography and videography on the yacht?

You are welcome to bring your own photographer and videographer to capture your wedding day. The yacht’s various settings and the scenic Miami backdrop provide numerous opportunities for stunning photos and videos.

What is the best time of year to have a yacht wedding in Miami?

Miami’s climate is generally warm and welcoming year-round. However, the best time for a yacht wedding is typically between October and May, when the weather is more favorable and there is a lower risk of rain.

Do you provide assistance with wedding planning?

Yes, our team at Charter One Yachts can assist with various aspects of wedding planning. From coordinating with vendors to helping with the itinerary, we are here to make your wedding planning process as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

How far in advance should we book our yacht wedding?

We recommend booking your yacht wedding well in advance, especially if you have a specific date in mind. This ensures the availability of “The Summer Wind” and gives you ample time to plan all the details of your special day.

If you have more questions or are ready to start planning your dream yacht wedding in Miami, contact Charter One Yachts. Our team is dedicated to making your wedding an unforgettable experience.

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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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