A rocking time: All you need to know about boat weddings

A rocking time: All you need to know about boat weddings

There are many different venues and locations to host your wedding. Some prefer destination weddings, or indoor weddings, while others wish to say ‘I do’ while at sea.

A boat wedding can be anything from a yacht, a small boat, or a cruise ship. Boats come in different sizes, and it depends on which one you think is best for your special day.

If you’re leaning towards exchanging vows on board, you may want to consider the pros and cons below in order to understand what you’re getting yourself into and whether it’s the right choice for you personally.

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The pros:


Cruise weddings are generally affordable for yourself and your guests. Many cruise lines offer a range of packages per guest. Most things like the decor and catering is included in the package, so you won’t have to fork out extra for decorations.

You can request to adjust the packages to fit in with your wedding budget and the budget of your guests.

Accommodation and Food

The getaway wedding on cruise ships already comes with space to do everything. There are bars, restaurants and sleeping cabins.

Yacht weddings often have a whole team of vendors they work with which might make you feel more at ease.

Beautiful views

If you have a wedding onboard, no matter what kind of boat you take, you are guaranteed views.

The Cons:

Small spaces

Depending on the type of boat you are using, space could be limited. The floors usually carry no more than 50 people maximum.


Some people suffer from sea sickness, so you might have a case of illness on your hands and that could derail the proceedings. You will also probably need to pay for the first response services.

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