You can choose to hold your Wedding Ceremony or Reception or any other Wedding Event like engagements, pre and post wedding parties etc. on a Boat. Boats offer the perfect setting for a themed Wedding and can offer services ranging from a simple cruise to a very formal sit-down dinner. If you choose to host your Wedding at a Boat, here are tips you will be glad you read through:
Coast Guard Certification: If you decided to hold your function on a boat, make sure that it is Coast Guard certified. This will ensures your guests’ safety and also make sure that you avoid all kinds of legal, tax, and liability problems.
Capacity of the Boat: There is certain number of people that a boat can legally accommodate and unlike other reception sites, there is no scope of ‘accommodating just a few more people. Coast Guard certified boats have a maximum Capacity of passengers allowed on board. Make sure you have an accurate estimate of how many people will be attending. You certainly do not want to leave someone behind due to problems with the Coast Guard.
Catering: Many boats provide a variety of choices for catering and dining for formal and informal and even theme parties.
Hourly Charges: Most boats have hourly charges set. When reserving a boat, make sure you have a detailed estimate of the time you will be out, and do not forget to enquire about the charges for any additional hours. Be very clear with your guests about the exact boarding time. Its best to allow at least one-half hour between the boarding and sailing times. Remember, if you are holding the boat because someone is late, the clock is ticking, and your budget will suffer.
Footwear: When selecting footwear for your yourself and your bridesmaids, keep in mind that you and your wedding party will be walking across a dock to get to the boat. Stiletto or high heels can easily get wedged into the cracks in the dock. Also, the rocking of the boat might make balancing difficult with high heels.