If the idea of a San Diego catamaran boat wedding or yacht wedding sounds just right for you, Adventuress Luxury Catamaran weddings is ready to host your perfect day! This deluxe 60-foot sailing catamaran provides the ultimate in posh settings for your big day. You and up to 48 guests will enjoy a gorgeous teak wood salon and plenty of outdoor deck space.

What To Consider When Planning Your Boat Wedding

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You have waited all your life. Now the time is finally here to start planning your perfect boat wedding. You want stunning locations and a bit of romance, of course, so you have decided to consider a luxury San Diego yacht wedding. Now for the planning. Here are some things you absolutely must consider as you organize your shipboard wedding.


Weddings can be notoriously expensive! You may have been dreaming of the perfect wedding since the second grade. But now that the time has finally arrived, it can be difficult to turn that dream into an affordable reality. With the option of San Diego Yacht Rental a shipboard wedding can be the perfect solution!

Rather than hiring out each different aspect of your land based wedding to different vendors, a San Diego Catamaran wedding enables you to create the ideal wedding all in one package.

Guests can enjoy both a ceremony and a reception in one location and yet still have the option of varied backdrops. Shipboard weddings also generally have the option to either select a complete wedding package or create a customized package. In either case, because most arrangements are being made through one experienced source, you are likely to get the best deals possible.


The beauty of having your wedding at sea is that you can choose your view. What other wedding venue option lets you move? The choice of San Diego Bay or different ocean destinations is up to you. However, there are a few things to consider when selecting your shipboard wedding itinerary.

You might want to consider how rough the water could be in your chosen location. No one wants to say “I Do” while struggling to stay upright! You should also consider the kind of backdrops you will want to see in your pictures. And make sure you work together with your vessel captain to ensure the timing in each location is reasonable!


While it may have been the case once upon a time, these days it is no longer true that a ship’s captain has the authority to officiate for weddings held at sea. For a ship’s captain to be able to officiate at a wedding, he or she must also be licensed as a judge, minister or other notarized authority.

Make sure to plan ahead so that your officiant has the full authority to see you married. Often, San Diego County yacht wedding organizers will include an appropriate officiant in their wedding packages. Make sure to clarify with your organizer who will be performing your wedding.

Guest List and Invitations

His family. Her family. The entire department at work. Your best friend from sixth grade. Choosing who to invite, or perhaps just as importantly, who not to invite, can be half of the wedding stress! Sit down with the important wedding participants: i.e, you and your future spouse. Decide on the maximum number of people you would like at your wedding. Don’t forget to consider how much per head it will cost to host them!

If you are planning a shipboard wedding, keep in mind that your vessel will have a finite number of people it can accommodate. Make a list together of everyone you think you need or want to invite. If you think it is appropriate, allow your parents and future in-laws to add their requests as well. And then, take turns eliminating peripheral people until you hit that number.

Once you have decided on the guest list, it is time to send the invitations. Traditional paper invitations can be made in nearly any theme or design. However, digital invitations are increasingly popular and also make it easier to respond. Whichever way you decide to go, make sure to include some important information for your guests.

If you are planning a wedding at sea, don’t forget to include that information so that your guests can plan accordingly! Make sure to note where guests will park and where they will board. Indicate that there is a strict time at which the vessel will sail so that no one gets left ashore!


When you have a wedding at sea, you have the benefit of some stunning, nature made decor already there for you! But you may want to customize your wedding look with flowers or other decor as well. Make sure to discuss your options with your wedding organizer. You will want to be clear on where you and your bridal party will stand for the ceremony.

You will also want to consider where wedding photography will be done. Often your San Diego catamaran wedding or yacht wedding organizer will have suggestions and advice. They may even be able to provide the decor for you.


Weddings can be complete chaos when it comes to all of the varied participants. You will want music during your ceremony and entertainment during the reception. You will want a photographer to capture the moment and perhaps even a videographer. You may want someone to do your hair and makeup. People will want to eat of course and let’s not forget that delicious cake! The list goes on!

When planning a wedding at sea, you will want to be sure that each vendor is prepared for the voyage! Better still, your yacht wedding organizer may be able to coordinate all vendors for you and include them in a package deal.


Finally, don’t forget that this is your wedding! Once all of the planning is done, make sure you take the time to mingle with your guests, enjoy your tasty catering, get a bit of that cake and, most of all, spend time with your new partner!

Why Yacht Weddings Are Amazing

Opting for a yacht wedding in San Diego is a surefire way to make your special day a truly memorable occasion. So, why is holding a yacht wedding such a good idea? Allow us to highlight the reasons why people love it.

You Are Fully in Control of Your Wedding – While planning a more traditional wedding, you may find yourself adjusting to your selected venue. You are not creating the experience you want personally. Instead, you are trying to craft a ceremony that makes sense for the venue you have chosen. In a way, that kind of planning takes you out of the equation to some degree.

The great thing about a yacht wedding is that you do not need to be restricted by your venue. Instead, create the exact type of wedding experience you want for yourself, and your guests. Set up an elaborate ceremony or keep things simple. The choice is up to you.

Choose the Perfect Spot for Your Nuptials – Another aspect of your yacht wedding you can control is the backdrop for your nuptials. You must pick the best backdrop to immortalize the photo of you and your partner sharing your first kiss. Here at The Adventuress Luxury Catamaran, you can choose the Coronado Bridge, Downtown San Diego, or Point Loma as your wedding backdrop. Get the best wedding pictures with those backdrops framing your nuptials.

Eliminate the Hassle Associated with Traditional Weddings – With a traditional wedding ceremony, you need to worry about your guests reaching the venue on time. After the ceremony, you also hope that traffic will not slow down the trip to the reception area.
Things are different with yacht weddings.

You can set sail once everyone is ready, and the reception can take place immediately after the ceremony. Make your special day less stressful by opting for a catamaran wedding.

Tips for Planning Your Boat Wedding

Planning a yacht wedding will require different preparations. Detailed in this section of the article are the things you need to keep in mind to ensure that your guests have a great time.

Prepare Weather Protection

Wedding dates are often set far in advance of the actual day. Because of that, you will not know if you will have good weather until it is about a week or so away. So, even if you are having a yacht wedding in San Diego, there is no guarantee that you will get great weather.

It is best to be prepared for any scenario. Therefore, coordinate with us at The Adventuress Luxury Catamaran, and we will prepare additional items so your guests can stay dry in the event of rain on your wedding day.

Provide Treatments for Motion Sickness

Generally speaking, your guests suffering from motion sickness during your yacht wedding is not a big concern because the boat will not be moving around a lot. Still, it is better to be prepared in case some of your guests do have trouble.
You can prepare antihistamines to combat motion sickness. Herbal teas can also soothe your guests who are struggling a bit.

Create an Accessible Venue

Accessibility could be an issue for your yacht wedding, but that will only be the case if you do not plan ahead of time. Ask if anyone on your guest list will need special accessibility features to attend the ceremony. Tell us about any alterations you need to make, and we will help you get them in place.

Rest assured that all of your guests will enjoy the wedding without any issues.

Be Mindful of Wedding Attire

The weather can be a bit chilly out on the open sea. To keep your guests comfortable, remind them to wear clothing that can hold up to the cool air. This is especially important if you plan to have the ceremony later in the day.

Check Out the Yacht Ahead of Time

Lastly, you should check out the yacht before finalizing plans for your wedding. See how the available backdrops will look in photos and examine the facilities onboard to confirm that we have everything you are looking for.

Romantic Wedding Cruise

Here at The Adventuress Luxury Catamaran, we can do more than host your wedding. If you are so inclined, you can also book our catamaran and enjoy a romantic cruise for your honeymoon. Enjoy your spouse’s company while marveling at the gorgeous sights of San Diego Bay. During your honeymoon, you can also take a ride in our vintage speedster. Cruise along the water on that beautiful vessel and continue making wonderful memories with your partner.

San Diego Boat Weddings

Contact us at The Adventuress Luxury Catamaran and book your yacht wedding in San Diego. We will work closely with you every step of the way to ensure you get the wedding day you have always wanted!