There is no more spectacular a place to celebrate your wedding event than on board a luxurious 60' yacht sailing beautiful Lake Hickory in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains.

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There is no more spectacular a place to celebrate your wedding event than on board a luxurious 60′ yacht sailing beautiful Lake Hickory in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. Whether by day, sunset or moonlight, these memories will last a lifetime. This venue is ideal for small wedding ceremonies of up to 25 attendees and Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bachelor Parties and Bachelorette Parties up to 50 total attendees using all four spacious decks.

The yacht features four seating decks, two restrooms, a heated buffet for food service, refrigerators and freezers for food storage, a serving bar, big screen television, ship-wide stereo and a swimming platform.  Passengers may choose their own seating and move freely around the yacht to enjoy comfortable air-conditioned dining on the main deck (25 seats), shaded or fire-side open-air dining on the roof-deck (25 seats), open-sky seating on the sunset deck (8 seats) and close-to-the-water dining on the barefoot deck (6 seats).

Passengers will board the charter cruise at Lake Hickory Marina (6706 Limbaugh Lane, Hickory NC – at the Hwy 321 bridge) and should arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to departure.

14-day notice is required for cancellation refund requests or reschedule requests by guests. Cruises that are cancelled due to hazardous weather or mechanical issues will be rescheduled at the most convenient time available for guests.

 

Weddings & Events Ebook

Reserve your special dates by booking online, which places a $1,000 refundable deposit toward the total cost of the wedding event cruise.  The final balance will be billed and payable in two invoices by cash, check or credit card before the day of the cruise.  Our wedding event planner will contact you to discuss your specific desires and the total cost of the wedding event cruise.

The total cost of the wedding event cruise is determined by your desires for cruise duration, catering, bakery needs, entertainment, floral decor, professional services, etc.  The total cost of the wedding event cruise will include 7% NC sales tax and an optional 18% gratuity.  Online payments will also incur a 6% processing fee.

The crewed yacht is priced by the hour with a 2-hour minimum.  2 to 2 1/2 hours is usually ideal for relaxing dinner cruises and receptions, small parties, and cold-weather cruises where guests may prefer the indoor seating deck.  3 to 4 hours is typically well suited for combination wedding & reception reception cruises, more rambunctious warm-weather wedding party events, bachelor parties and bachelorette parties where guests want extended enjoyment of live entertainment, ongoing food service and spirited drink.

  • $500 per hour – April through December
  • $250 per hour – January through March

Available days typically include Monday through Friday (any time of day), Saturday mornings through early afternoon.  Special arrangement may be possible for Saturdays evenings given sufficient advanced notice.

Guests are welcome to self-cater (with own china, flatware, glassware and linens), hire a caterer of their choice, or we are pleased to provide complete, no-hassle catering priced per person.  Provided catering typically includes non-alcoholic beverages like tea, lemonade & water as well as cold-weather favorites like hot cider, cocoa and coffee.  Commonly catered meals often include:

  • Pizza Buffet ($12 pp):  Hot delicious pizzas, penne pasta, bread sticks and desserts
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres ($15 pp):  Delightful finger sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, cheese, sweets, etc.
  • BBQ Dinner ($16 pp):  Mouth-watering Pork BBQ, smoked chicken, beans, potato salad, desserts, etc.
  • Italian Dinner ($17 pp):  Cheesy meat lasagna, chicken parmesan, salad, dinner rolls, desserts, etc.
  • Steak & Chicken Dinner ($18 pp):  Bacon-wrapped sirloin, grilled chicken, salad, vegetables, dessert, etc.
  • Ham and Turkey Dinner ($18 pp):  Sliced ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, desserts, etc.
  • Chicken Piccata Dinner ($20 pp):  Chicken piccata with lemon caper cream sauce, rice pilaf, salad, roll, desserts, etc.
  • Pork Tenderloin Dinner ($20 pp):  Pork tenderloin with mustard molasses glaze, roasted sweet potatoes, salad, roll, desserts, etc.
  • Steak & Seafood Dinner ($25 pp):  Bacon-wrapped sirloin, grilled shrimp, tilapia, salad, vegetables, dessert, etc.
  • Premium catered meals shown below include meats grilled-to-order onboard.
    • Flame grilled beef teres filet in a demi-glace sauce & scalloped potatoes served with a mixed greens salad, dinner rolls & dessert.  ($35 pp)
    • Flame grilled salmon filet in an asian miso glaze & rice-quinoa pilaf served with a mixed greens salad, dinner rolls, dessert ($35 pp)
  • Other custom catering is available priced per person

Fine china, flatware, glassware and linens can be provided ($10 pp)

Guests are welcome to bring aboard their own alcoholic beverages in coolers or bags if so desired.

Guests are welcome to bring aboard their own bakery goods or we can provide wedding, bride and groom cakes by request.

  • $250 – small basic wedding cake (up to 25 people)
  • $450 – large basic wedding cake (up to 50 people)
  • $700 – fancy wedding cake with bride and groom cakes (up to 50 people)

Guests are welcome to provide their own floral arrangements and decor, hire their own florist and decorator or we are pleased to provide the following.

  • $600 – simply elegant floral arrangements and decor
  • $1200 – beautifully opulent floral arrangements and decor
  • $2,000 – unforgettably extravagant floral arrangements and decor

Guests are welcome to utilize and enjoy the ship-wide stereo with their own music sources, may provide their own band or DJ, or we are pleased to provide live musicians.

 

  • $0 per hour – Plug in to the ship stereo
  • $75 per hour – Individual vocalist / guitarist
  • $150 per hour – Duet with vocals and guitar and may include harmonica or keyboard
  • $155 per hour – DJ with karaoke
  • $200 per hour – 3-person amplified band with full vocals and various accompanying instruments
  • $250 per hour – 3-person classic rock and roll band (70’s, 80’s etc.)
  • $250 per hour – 3-piece jazz trio with strings, brass and vocals

 

Guests may arrange their own professional service providers on board or we are pleased to arrange the following professional services:

  • $ 0 telephone call planning consultation with professional wedding planner
  • $500  1-hour wedding rehearsal the day before the wedding
  • $1,000  “Day of Event” Professional wedding director (up to 15 hours)
  • $2,500  “Comprehensive” Professional wedding director (up to 45 hours)
  • $1,000 Photographer basic “capture the moment” package
  • $1,750 Photographer expanded “picture eternity” package
  • $2,500 Photographer supreme “eternal beauty” package
  • Drone aerial photography is available by request

Ground transportation ranging from passenger vans to limousines can be arranged by request.

There is no need to make all your wedding event decisions in advance.  Simply book on line early to reserve your date with a refundable deposit and we will help you finalize your plans as we approach the actual wedding event cruise date.

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From $1000
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