Choosing a venue: 5 reasons to get married on a cruise ship

Wedding Cruises on Lake Coeur d’Alene

If you’re looking for a magical way to start your life with your loved one, look no further than tying the knot on a cruise. No matter where you’re from or what you’re looking for, you are sure to wow guests and creating life long memories if you choose a unique venue, such as a cruise ship.

1) Pricing

For those who live near a lake or body of water, there’s sure to be a cruise company that specializes in weddings and events. The company will be able to provide everything you need, from meals to decorations, and you’ll be able to cut down on expenses, Many times, cruise companies have special packages and deals for those booking wedding events, especially during the off-season, usually November through April.

2) More time for you

Instead of worrying about blowing up balloons, fixing tiny quiches or trying to teach yourself how to make do-it-yourself decorations, let a professional staff take care of the details. Many times, the staff on the cruise will be able to take care of all the preparations ahead of time, allowing you more time to bond with bridesmaids, visit with family, and enjoy your special day.

3) No clean up

Most cruise ships have a wait staff which will take care of all the clean up for you, including post-meal dishes, bars and drinks, and after the party ends. You won’t have to worry about cleaning the night of your wedding to get your deposit back, or hurrying out before the next party starts. Instead, let the professional staff take care of the messy, behind-the-scenes details.

4) No parking troubles 

Cruise boats can accommodate a large number of people, usually upwards of 150 people, while still having an intimate setting. However, it can be hard to find parking to accommodate that number of guests. Whether you’re looking for transportation to a venue, such as a beach or lake house, or a spot for the ceremony and reception to take place, parking at a marina is simple, and always easy.

5) Beautiful photographs, decorations, and memories

Imagine coasting across a lake at sunset, or enjoying the lights of the stars. What more could you ask for?

In addition to weddings, the ships are a great venue for rehearsal dinners and bachelor and bachelorette parties, and are multifunctional for any occasion. When considering where to host your big day, check out your local cruise company for what is guaranteed to be the simplest, most beautiful wedding you’ll ever see.