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Wedding Boat Rentals- The Full Breakdown

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Are you one of the more than 2 million couples planning a wedding this year? If so, congratulations!

We know there are so many different factors to think about during the planning process, starting with finding a venue.

You want to choose a place that reflects your style and that can accommodate all of your ideas that will make your wedding feel special.

Wedding boat rentals are becoming a more popular option for couples who are looking to throw a unique and memorable wedding.

Are you curious as to whether renting a yacht for a wedding is the right choice for you? We’re here to help!

Read through our guide of the most important things to consider when planning a wedding on a boat.


One of the most exciting aspects of having a wedding on a boat is that the experience almost feels like a destination wedding.

Even if you hold the wedding right in your hometown, being out at sea while you say your vows will make you feel like you’ve been transported around the world.

When planning your yacht wedding, first consider where you want to get married. As a Tampa-based company, Go Charter Tampa can take you all along the West Coast of Florida, for a view that’s the perfect backdrop for your big day.

Time Constraints

Of course, it takes time to plan any wedding, but you’ll need to account for extra time when planning a wedding on a yacht.

This is simply because there are fewer yacht rentals available than there are venues on land.

If you have your heart set on a wedding at sea, contact us as soon as you get engaged to get a better idea of available dates so you can plan the rest of your wedding details around that.

Every so often, you might get lucky with an open date, but it’s best to give yourself plenty of time to make sure you get the wedding of your dreams.


Did you know that the average American wedding costs nearly $34,000? Between the venue, clothing, food, alcohol, and entertainment costs, everything can add up quickly.

Before you get too far into planning your yacht wedding, have a talk with everyone who will be contributing to your wedding budget to ensure you’re all on the same page.

This will help you prioritize your planning so that you get the things that are most important to you for the right price.

Are you worried that having your wedding on a yacht will be hard on your wallet? Think again! We are proud to be known for our affordability, so you can have the wedding of your dreams within your budget.

Size of Guest List

One of the many reasons people love celebrating their special day on a boat is that it makes for a more intimate gathering with the people who are most important to you.

However, this means that if your guest list is 300+ people, then you might need to rethink using a boat as your venue.

Our yacht, the NSS PATTAM, is an 84-foot luxury vessel that can hold up to 12 people for private events. This is perfect if you want to make your lifelong commitment in front of just your closest friends and family members.

Ceremony, Reception, or Both?

Are you planning to hold just the ceremony or just the reception on the boat? Or, would you like to have both on board?

Your answer will influence the amount of time you’ll need to rent the boat and will likely impact the cost. Many of our customers choose to hold both the ceremony and the reception on the yacht.

This results in an easy, all-in-one experience, so you can focus on the important things, like celebrating your love and dancing the night away.

Food and Drinks

No matter which time of day you choose to hold your wedding, food and drinks will most certainly be a key component of your planning.

Due to the limited space on a boat, your food strategy may differ from what it would be at a venue on land. Generally speaking, you’ll want to have food that’s easy-to-eat while on a moving ship.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. We have years of experience planning a variety of special events and, as a result, we can help you pick the perfect menu for your special day.


Despite what you might have seen in television shows and movies, a ship’s captain doesn’t necessarily have the legal authority to marry a couple.

A captain’s license alone is not enough to perform a marriage ceremony. But, if the captain has also been designated as a marriage officiant, then that’s all you need. As a result, you should plan to bring your own officiant for your wedding ceremony on a yacht.

Event Planning

It’s no surprise that planning a wedding is stressful. Do you like the idea of leaving the planning details to someone else?

We offer the option of custom event planning for your special day to take the stress off your shoulders. Of course, if you want to do all the planning yourself, that’s ok too!

We’re here to support your event in the ways that you need. We’ll never overstep our bounds, but we’ll be ready to offer our help when you want it.

Wedding Boat Rentals in Tampa

Now that you have a better idea of what to consider when planning a wedding on a boat, it’s time for the fun part: Planning your big day!

We’re Tampa’s premier wedding boat rentals company and we’re committed to helping your wedding be an event people will remember for a lifetime.

Ready to party? Contact us today to find out about available dates and to talk more about how we can make your dream wedding a reality.

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