Elite Wedding Events

Save 20% on 2018 Weddings using promo code WEDDING20. Offer ends 8.31.17.

Philadelphia's Freedom Elite boasts the most refreshing, modern and classy setting for your very private, perfect celebration. Choose Freedom Elite and indulge in cruising on your own private yacht along Philadelphia's historic waterfront. With a dream team of wedding specialists to plan your day to perfection, enjoy a completely customized ceremony or reception that's exactly as you envisioned.

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Onboard Ceremony Package

Ceremony Package

This must also include the purchase of a reception package. The ceremony package includes: 

One-hour event
Ceremony music
Elite wedding consultant

Price: $1,000.00

Enhancements Available: 


Captain as officiant | Price: $1,500.00

Dinner Reception Packages

Elegant Dinner Reception

This 4-hour onboard event includes:

Custom dinner menu
Champagne toast
Soda & juice package
House table linines & setup
Wedding coordinator

Buffet Menu: $160 per person
Plated Menu: $170 per person


Platinum Dinner Reception

This package includes the Elegant Dinner Reception package plus:

Open Bar package
Custom cake
Chef's choice of passed hors d'oeuvres

Buffet Menu: $190 per person
Plated Menu: $200 per person

Lunch Reception Packages

Elegant Lunch Reception

This 3-hour onboard event includes:

Custom lunch menu
Champagne toast
Soda & juice package
House table linines & setup
Wedding coordinator

Buffet Menu: $110 per person 
Plated Menu: $120 per person


Platinum Lunch Reception

This package includes the Elegant Lunch Reception package plus:

Open Bar package
Custom cake

Buffet Menu: $140 per person
Plated Menu: $150 per person

Additional Upgrades

Elegant Lunch Reception


Additional Hour on the Yacht: $750
DJ Entertainment: $750
Custom Linen: $300
Custom Wedding Cake: $5 per person

FAQs

Contract/Deposit Policies

Your signed contract and 25% non-refundable deposits are required to confirm your reservation. An additional 25% is due at the halfway point between booking and cruising. Additional passengers may be added up to 30 days prior. Final payment is due 30 days prior to cruise. There are no refunds or exchanges on unused tickets. As a result of our limited capacity, all payments are non-refundable.


What Happens if the Weather is Bad?

The ship has a flat bottom and is built for this type of cruising. Rain does not affect our cruising schedule. If you have a ceremony on the ship, the captain and wedding coordinator will consult with youv approximately one hour prior to the scheduled ceremony. The rain location for the ceremony is on the dining deck or under the covered outdoor space, depending on the size of your wedding.


Do We Have A Rehearsal Before the Wedding Day?

A Wedding Coordinator will be there the day of the wedding to tell everyone where they should go and when to walk. A rehearsal typically is not necessary.


What About Sea Sickness?

The ship has a flat bottom and does not create the same pitch as an open ocean vessel. We are built for cruising in calm waters.


Are we Allowed to get Married Away from the Dock?

Yes! The Freedom Elite is a unique vessel in our fleet with specific capabilities to pinpoint our exact location by recording the longitude and latitude (this is a necessary legality in order to be married in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). Since the Freedom Elite is your own private charter, you may choose to do this when you provide your own officiant.


Can we Bring our own Decorations?

Yes, but there are a few restrictions. No glitter, confetti or open flames. Votives and candles are allowed as long as the glass or container exceeds the height of the flame. You are more than welcome to bring your own flowers or centerpieces. Anything you wish to keep must be removed at the end of your reception. Items left behind will be discarded.


Does the Boat Have a Bridal Suite? Where can the Bride get Changed?

Due to the size and layout of the vessel we do not have a bridal suite. We suggest that the bride and bridesmaids arrive dressed in their wedding attire. However, there is a restroom for touch-ups.


Our sister ship, Spirit of Philadelphia is also great for weddings. Compare All Ships>>

 


WEDDING20 Terms & Conditions: Offer valid on new orders for 2018 events only; must book before August 31, 2017. Does not apply to existing orders. Deck minimums and other restrictions may apply. Please contact a wedding specialist for 2017 event inquiries.